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Shalimar Cottages and Motel

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Interlaken, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sanibel and Captiva a strange islands: breathtaking nature, breathtaking mansions, hardly any people after labor day. It smells like lots of money all over, it doesn't have the touristic overkill you will find so often between Myrtle Beach and Key Largo. Shalimar was the only hotel we could afford, the only we wanted to pay. It was worth it: a... More

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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were in need of a relaxing getaway and only two and some hours away from Miami we just had to check out Sanibel Island. We chose this motel not knowing anything about it. I booked it on Priceline and was very pleased with the outcome. We stayed one night in the motel (the cottages looked very... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments about Shalimar! We are glad to hear about your great one night get away! If you do decide to come back and stay with us, give us a call! Hope to see you stay longer next time and give us the opportunity to improve from a 4 star review to a 5! Thank You... More

Titusville, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, cute cottages, motel not so cute. Bathrooms are overdo for renovation. Bikes and kayaks on the property but are not included in rates. You must bike or drive a car to restaurants and shopping. It was too hot and buggy, but we did it any way. Oh, no cleaning from staff while you are there. You have to... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to Shalimar Cottages and Motel, and for sharing your experience with us! We are planning on renovations for the baths and kitchens in the motel. Bikes and kayaks are available for guests for an extra charge. There is a restaurant within walking distance from Shalimar and other restaurants and shopping are within a 5... More

New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are looking for a QUIET, PEACEFUL, LOW-KEY get-away, this is it! We were lucky enough to be able to change our reservations from the hotel to a cottage at the last minute, and wow was the upgrade worth it. The cottage was clean and kitchen well equipped for light meal preparation. Only steps away from the beautiful Gulf... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

There is nothing that we like to read more than a lovely 5 star feedback! It is great to hear you had a great time staying at Shalimar. Thank you for pointing out about the worn linens. Also, thank you for the tip about booking directly with us versus online sites. By booking with us, we can tell you and... More

Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The cottages are probably better than the hotel rooms just because of the thin walls. You can hear people upstairs sneezing, coughing, walking around-if you are on the first floor. The cable reception is fuzzy but it could be because we are used to FiOs TV. The place was very clean, reception nice. Plastic beach chairs are available. The folks... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you for the feedback! We are more than happy to take care of any issues including "fuzzy" tvs during your stay. The cottages do provide more privacy as it is a single unit all on its own. Hope to see you come back and stay with us again soon! Thanks... More

Delray Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stayed in a beachfront cabin last month and it was total relaxation from start to finish. I stayed in cottage 6, however would recommend cottage 7 or cottage 4 or cottage 5 and then cottage 6 (in that order, if you get a choice) Cottage 6 is closest to the hotel section of the property and many of the... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful 5 star feedback! Also, thank you for sharing the information and tips with our future guests! It is always great to hear that you had a great time and we are glad to hear about the restaurant next door! We hope to see you soon again! Give us a call and we will strive to... More

East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We spent 5 wonderful days at the Shalimar resort in Cottage #3 the 2nd week of June celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. It was kind of off season, so there were no crowds which is what we hoped for (peaceful and quiet). Cottage was spotless with parking for our car right next to the cottage, a nice screened in porch,... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful 5 star feedback! Glad to hear about your “Best Wedding Anniversary Ever!!!”. Here at Shalimar we do our best to maintain the property and provide the best accommodations for our guests. Thanks again for the wonderful comments about our property and staff! Hope to see you come back again for the next wedding anniversary! Shalimar... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We loved this place and it will probably be our go-to place from now on. We stayed in the big building but will probably do the cottage from now on. The reason is sort of a selfish one in that we had to deal with children above us running back and forth for long periods of time which became annoying.... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and this great feedback! It is great to hear that you had a great time during your stay with us! We hope the AC issue didn't ruin your stay and for the next time, any issues/abnormalities with AC or anything else, please report to the front desk. We will be more than happy to help... More

Greensboro
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The location by beach was nice but bottom floor way to noisy and floors were gross and sheets were gross but pool was nice It was all worth it for the beach going for a week i would not have made it but the cottages were nice

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We value each and every one of our guests feedback and thank you for sharing yours with us! We are sorry that your time spent with us was not a 5 star one! We do renovations every year, each year we do something different. We hope to see you come back and give us another chance to improve and show... More

Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We booked a 2 night stay at the last minute so unfortunately we couldn't get a cottage, but we did stay in an upstairs room. We quickly realized why upstairs is a must with how squeaky the floors are and we were trying to be quite for the people below us. We were on the end so thankfully only had... More

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for staying with us and the time you took to leave this feedback! We try our best to reduce the noise, but we are very limited to what we can do to the building since it is so close to the beach. Bathrooms and kitchens are next on our renovation list so hopefully, by your next visit, we... More

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Address: 2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Cottages and Motel 2.5*
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