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Shalimar Cottages and Motel

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2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first impression always is hospitality, cleanliness, location, and service. The staff was very great and helpful to us as guests, and made you feel right at home. We stayed in room #3 lower floor facing the Gulf of Mexico and the beach. The rates were very reasonable, the rooms had a small kitchenette, 2 queen beds that slept so... More 

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connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

BBQ grills need attention and we all had bug bites from the over grown picnic areas next to the grill. Nice pool area . Would recommend staying in a cottage as we had noisy neighbors in the motel. We used the bike rentals and they also need attention. A good 3 star simple resort in a good location.

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Canterbury, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Shalimar is our new favorite place to be. Comfortable, very clean and convenient to everything. The cottages are lovely and the owners have thought to furnish them with just about any thing you could need. The Shalimar is a true "getaway".

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Buffalo, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great mid-island location on the beach. We began our stay in the 1st floor of the motel, rm. 5. The walls were too thin for our liking. We heard our upstairs and next door neighbors walking. Next door we could also hear talking and TV. When cigarette smoke seeped into our non-smoking room, we asked for a... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came to Sanibel Island with no reservations for a few nights. We found the Shalimar along W Gulf Blvd and were very happy. The inn is family owned I believe and they gave us a discount because it was a last minute rental. They have cottages available but they were full so we took a room... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Sanibel numerous times in the last 20 years; the island is one of our getaway spots in Florida. You can relax and unwind here as nowhere else. At one of our last year's trips to the island we drove by this place so we stopped to check it out. We found the property very clean right as we... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a 5 day sister get away to our favorite spot Shalimar Motel/Cottages. As always great time, weather was wonderful and sunny everyday. The pool spotless and always inviting. The chair for beach sitting make it great and bike rental for looking around or just enjoying a work out is great. Stayed in motel for this visit enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 6 days and that was way to short ! Perfect spot by the beach. I suggest room #1 it was the best being able to sleep w out patio door open to be able to hear the ocean waves falling asleep and 1st thing wen you wake up. Our room had everything we needed very clean, simple... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved staying at the Shalimar. We were in unit 2 of the motel for 5 nights. Great views of the ocean and sunsets. The room was spotless. I love that there is no housekeeping...makes everything more relaxed. You bring your used linens to the office and exchange for clean ones by 1:00. There are all the normal amenities you... More 

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Orono, Maine
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22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed in cottage #6 for a week and were very pleased with the location right on the beach. We were right next to the motel, and next time would ask for the #7 cottage which was farther away from the motel. The Shalimar's location is very convenient to the Ding Darling Wildlife refuge and the Bailey tract, which we... More 

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

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! The cottages have 3 different doors! One door is from the patio to the bedroom, sliding glass door leads to the living area and there is third door... More 

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