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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found the Shalimar through Trip Advisor and couldn't have been more pleased. Our motel room had a beautiful view of the gulf from the screened in porch. The rooms are tastefully decorated, with a full kitchen. Staff is very friendly and the sandy beach is right outside the door. Was a perfect weekend getaway and I will definitely stay here... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place for a low-key beach-front cottage vacation without paying for a very expensive resort. We weren't hassled by rowdy spring-break crowds, and could easily find our own quiet place on the beach. Dawn and twighlight always seemed to be the best time of day to relax, settle into a beach chair, and listen to the surf.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an awesome place very clean, our room close to the beach , very friendly, you can catch the most amazing sunset ,close to a supermarket and gift shops . Lots of shells .came here with my daughter and grandkids before they leave over sea . Totally enjoy this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place thru trip advisor . It's nice and quiet and cute . Rooms are spacious and staff is friendly . No pets . The room we had faced the ocean and it was a great view . Everything u need is in the room. I will be staying here again ! Hope to stay in one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five took a last minute get away at Shalimar. The staff was very helpful and accommodating to find us two adjoining efficiencies being that the two bedroom cottages were already booked. We were very comfortable for our three night stay. I would've preferred a larger two bedroom had we stayed longer, but for our last minute vacation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is so amazing. The staff is friendly, the rooms are spotless and have kitchenettes. Right on the beach, they have chairs available for guests to use. The pool is nice and they even have equipment to rent to play on the ocean. Definitely will stay again!

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 July 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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