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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 #12 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night whilst on a tour through Florida, and hadn't pre booked. Our room was on the ground floor, and we could hear some noise as people walked around upstairs, but it didn't disturb us very much. The location is great - right on the beach, with chairs available should you wish. I cant imagine there... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shalimar is on a nice part of Sanibel, and is literally just steps from the beach. We stayed in the motel and had great sunset views and ocean views from our room. You can hear the waves at night. I expected it to be a little noisy, but it was really quiet when we there. We rented bikes on site... More

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Richland Center, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been staying at The Shalimar each year for more than 15 years, with our most recent visit early March, 2014. We absolutely love this place. It is "old Florida." It is attractive, clean, very friendly ... and right smack dab on the beach. In fact, we stay in Unit #1 of the motel building which is touted as the... More

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River Edge, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Was able to get an efficiency at the last minute here. Office staff friendly and helpful. While the bedroom was spacious and clean, the bath and kitchen areas were very worn. Both the bathroom sink & toilet tank lid had cracks...tiles worn. Biggest problem however, was that walls are not well insulated and coughs and conversations durng the night from... More

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Waleska, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

While the Shalimar looks great and is clean and close to the beach, the motel area has walls so thin you have to listen to the conversations on both sides of your unit. If you get loud neighbors, this noise is unacceptable. The rooms are ok with clean beds, tiny kitchenette, good refrigerator and freezer, but the noise factor would... More

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Greenville, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I vacationed on Sanibel Island for a week in mid August, 2013. I was worried about booking a reservation online without any personal recommendations and without ever being on the island before, but took the chance and picked Shalimar for several reasons... #1 It was the closest resort to the beach Sanibel Island #2 It offered individual... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Stayed for a fortnight in the motel section. Simple and straight forward with two king size double beds and a simply equipped kitchen. Beautiful view of the Gulf. Friendly staff. Would recommend and will almost certainly go again..

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Franklin, New Hampshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We came for Christmas week (8days) - very, very happy! First vacation in almost 15 years! Stayed in the Motel section with no problems - only problem arose was when "families" moved in! The children ran back and forth on the walkway (clearly marked "no running") while the parents said not word one to stop! The beach was beautiful and... More

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Pewsey, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Fifth time at Shalimar, stayed in one of the gulf view cottages again great facilities gulf view slightly limited but you can see the sea. We have stayed in the Motel part of the resort in the past very good for efficiency. Friends visited us and stayed in the motel very pleased with it Get a top floor room and... More

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Cape Canaveral
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We rented three cottages for Christmas week 2013, and we couldn't be happier. We've been coming to Sanibel or Captiva for almost twenty years and have not had better accommodations. The beach is right outside the door, the swimming pool is centrally located, and the staff is great. We'll be back. Chet, the owner, also owns the Sand Bar restaurant... More

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Also Known As:
Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Cottages Hotel
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Motel Sanibel Island
Address: 2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Cottages and Motel 2.5*
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