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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 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 May 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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