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Shalimar Cottages and Motel

2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #16 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
2wego Tampa, Florida
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Tampa, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cottages are probably better than the hotel rooms just because of the thin walls. You can hear people upstairs sneezing, coughing, walking around-if you are on the first floor. The cable reception is fuzzy but it could be because we are used to FiOs TV. The place was very clean, reception nice. Plastic beach chairs are available. The folks... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a beachfront cabin last month and it was total relaxation from start to finish. I stayed in cottage 6, however would recommend cottage 7 or cottage 4 or cottage 5 and then cottage 6 (in that order, if you get a choice) Cottage 6 is closest to the hotel section of the property and many of the... More

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East Norriton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 5 wonderful days at the Shalimar resort in Cottage #3 the 2nd week of June celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. It was kind of off season, so there were no crowds which is what we hoped for (peaceful and quiet). Cottage was spotless with parking for our car right next to the cottage, a nice screened in porch,... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place and it will probably be our go-to place from now on. We stayed in the big building but will probably do the cottage from now on. The reason is sort of a selfish one in that we had to deal with children above us running back and forth for long periods of time which became annoying.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location by beach was nice but bottom floor way to noisy and floors were gross and sheets were gross but pool was nice It was all worth it for the beach going for a week i would not have made it but the cottages were nice

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Sarasota, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We booked a 2 night stay at the last minute so unfortunately we couldn't get a cottage, but we did stay in an upstairs room. We quickly realized why upstairs is a must with how squeaky the floors are and we were trying to be quite for the people below us. We were on the end so thankfully only had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed for the weekend and had a great time - we stayed in the seahorse area - had a ocean view room was nice - pool was beautiful - they had bikes to ride - only a few steps and your on the beach to find awesome shells.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Arrived at the welcome center in Sanibel Island, 3 places were recommended based on what we were looking for, chose Shalimar Cottages and Motel.We got a cottage, with a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and fully equipped kitchen, including a screened in Patio, great decor, got a great deal on it too, it was everything and more than we expected, right... More

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

We appreciate the time you took to share your feedback with us and our future guests! We are glad to read that you had a great time staying with us! Hope you found some big, colorful shells on your morning walks! Hope to see you come back soon! Thanks again! Shalimar management and staff More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The location is great, the room in the main building is fine but it shows it's age in the appliances and bathroom but not that big of a deal. The staff was very friendly. The problem is you can hear the people above walking EXTREMELY loudly. We were in room 7 and the people in room 17 above us walked... More

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

Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your recent stay with us! Glad to hear the staff was friendly! We apologize for the noise from above, but we are very limited to what we can do to the building since it is so close to the beach. As for the aging appliances and bathroom, we are planning on redoing the... More

Weston, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

All I have to say is that I have NO COMPLAINTS what so ever. Charming place, very clean most important relaxing and quiet. The room was clean, with the convenience of a kitchenet. You can't ge much closer to the beach. Staff was friendly and courteous. I will definitely be back soon!

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Address: 2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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*
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Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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Shalimar is an Old Florida-style resort of 33 units located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Blending in with the natural beauty of the island, Shalimar offers many features without spoiling the natural atmosphere. ... more   less 
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