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Shalimar Cottages and Motel

2.5 of 5 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This resort was recommended by the tourist office we were pleased with the accommodation and location Good size clean motel style room with great beach view well equipped and comfortable The location was on the beach and a short walk to a restaurant

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shalimar Cottages and Motel are located right on the beach with perfect access to the Gulf Shore. Our accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen, large room with 2 queen beds , and a fully screened in balcony with a Gulf View. Motel Room #16 is located on the 2nd floor which made for very nice view of the beach... More

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Franklin, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seems like a dream of another era. Cottages sitting on the sand so close to the sea that I can watch dolphins play from the window. Furnished with linens and kitchen ready for cooking or making tea or coffee. Quiet except for sounds of the sea and rain on the metal roof. Expect sun and sand and sea... More

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

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! It is great to hear about your wonderful time here at Shalimar! We are glad to be your "favorite spot in all the world" and we hope we could only get better as you return and spend more time with us! Thanks again, Shalimar Management and Staff More

Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a 3 nights at this wonderful location. The grounds were immaculately kept. The front desk personnel we more than friendly and helpful. They provided everything you could possible ask for. The location was great, right on the sand. The rooms were very clean with a small kitchenette. A nice screened in balcony over looked the gulf. I would... More

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

We are glad to hear about your wonderful stay at Shalimar Cottages and Motel! We do our best to upkeep the property and we are glad to hear we are doing a good job. A thank you goes out to you from our front desk staff about your great comments! Hope to see you join us again! Thanks again, Shalimar... More

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shalimar just keeps getting better and better! Just never disappoints us. Rooms are very clean and the improvements are beautiful. We really are looking forward to staying in one of the new rooms. We love it and can't wait to come back!!

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

Thank You for this wonderful review! We love to see people coming back year to year! We are happy to be able to offer you what you are looking for! Hope to see you come back for as many year as you have already stayed with us plus many more! See you in May! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I was very skeptical when I booked this room since it was a late booking (all other hotels were sold out that were right by the ocean). However, I was very pleased with the location and the price. I would definitely stay again. Upstairs rooms were clean and spacious. One thing to mention was that the floor "creaked", whenever we... More

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

Thank You for choosing Shalimar and Thank You for this great five star review! September is the time of the year where you can find something for a great price, very close to the beach! We are glad to hear that you would stay with us again! Thank You again for this great review! Shalimar Management and Staff. More

Longview, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Just spent five days at this lovely motel for a family reunion. It is an older property in both style and age, but well-maintained and comfortably appointed. Rooms in the motel have full kitchens, eating area, TVs, nice bedrooms, and a small screened in deck and FREE WI-FI. Bathrooms are small, but very clean. The beautiful beach is just steps... More

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

Thank You for the great review about Shalimar Cottages and Motel! We aim for the Old-Florida Style and we do our best to upkeep the property as much as possible. Year to year we do some kind of renovations. As you mentioned the pavers, which is the newest addition, and it really does add a lot to the property. Thank... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cottage was well equipped, clean and right on beach. The shelling was quite good on the beach in front of the facility. Restaurants and shopping are nearby. Staff were friendly and courteous. The large pool is attractive and clean and, as other point out, provided some shady sitting areas. Late May seemed a good time to visit Sanibel as most... More

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

Thank You for this wonderful five star review! We are glad to know that you had a great time, and enjoyed everything that we provide! Also, thank you for sharing the great comments with us and our future guests! Hope to see you come back soon! Thanks again, Shalimar Management and Staff More

Irvine, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in the motel part of this resort and had a great view along the beach from the screened balcony. Rooms large, clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed. Pool area had shade - hooray! (Rarer than you might think in Florida!) Staff at Reception very welcoming and helpful. Bikes/kayaks to hire on site.... More

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

Thank you for the great review! we appreciate you staying with us! We will definitely pass the word on to our front desk staff about your great comment! As for the soundproofing between the rooms, we are very limited to what we can do since the building is so close to the beach. The bugs are hit and miss, but... More

Racine, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have stayed here 3 times in the past. Last time 3 or 4 years ago. I loved it. Stayed in the Motel and the screened in Porch was great with great view. Going back to Florida this March 2015. I could not believe the rate hike since I have been there! So decided to try Tween Waters on Captiva... More

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

Thank you for your review! We are sorry, but the price has been going up through out Sanibel for the last few years and we have done the same as we have up kept the property and made a few renovations. Tween Waters is a great place, but you cannot get any closer than Shalimar to the beach anywhere else... 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*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Motel Sanibel Island

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