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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't want to deal with Hilton or Marriott, this is a good alternative. We stayed in the efficiency on the second floor with a balcony view of the Gulf. The room was not lavish or large, but you could nap, watch the beach goers and, if you're allergic to the sun, it was great. The staff is not... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just spent 6 days in cottage 7 and can't say enough wonderful things about it! We fell in love as soon as we drove on to the property. Check-in was very easy, and our cottage was heaven! We had an amazing view from our screened porch, and loved being so close to the beach. I can't... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the #12 apartment that has two bedrooms. Very comfy beds and roomy enough for 4 adults. Used the video checkout every night and also rented beach umbrellas and bike during our stay. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Beach access was very convenient. Pool was clean and well maintained. Can't say anything but good things about... More 

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Absecon, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Sanibel several times, but this was our first stay at Shalimar Cottages & Motel, and it certainly will not be our last ~ can't wait for our next vacation to Sanibel and to stay at Shalimar, which is now our favorite place to stay...! We had Cottage # 7, which was located directly on the beach... More 

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Tampa,FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Everything in this motel! The beach is right there. We stay in one of the cottages right in front of the pool(#1). The place is quiet, rooms impeccable clean and nicely decorated. The King bed was amazingly comfortable. Dark curtains in room very convenient. Full Kitchen with all utensils included. The surroundings are well maintain, trees, shrubs, flowers,... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came back for another enjoyable weekend at this charming hotel. Our original trip was when we were married on the beach two years ago. We stay in room 11 which faces the gulf. This trip had dolphins playing in the ocean right outside our window and a romantic summer storm one night over the water. The small kitchen allows... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, friendly place. All cottages have some sort of gulf view from the room, there are plastic chairs to take to the beach, I thought they could have had more comfortable chairs with umbrellas, pool was ok but small, all things considered I would stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cottages at Shalimar are awesome but this is "old Florida" and not a great place for those expecting five star service! We love the beachfront cottages with beautiful views of the Gulf, quaint screened porches and full kitchens. Many of the guests are regulars who have been coming to Shalimar for years. It is quiet and relaxing, has a... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the fourth time we have stayed at Shalimar; our last visit was 17 years ago when we were still living in Miami. As in past years, the grounds and cottage were immaculate, the pool was pleasantly warm, and the resort was peaceful. We were also very pleased to see the renovations in our cottage. Friends who visited us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I wanted to baby-moon before we commence as newly-parents. It was our 'to-do nothing' vacation. Turns out, this was the perfect place to get all of the sunshine and salt water one needs for a 'to-do nothing' vacation. The grounds are well maintained, the pool is just the right temperature and size to spend a lazy day... More 

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