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Waterside Inn on the Beach

3.0 of 5
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3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Waterside Inn on the Beach
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved this place. We stayed in the Pineapple villa. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The room was clean, beds are comfy, plenty of towels and wonderful views. Great price and defiantly worth the money! Thanks for having us! We will definitely be back!

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! The Pineapple Lodge is a great spot and the best compliment we could receive from any of our guests is to see you again in the future. We have many new upgrades planned for the summer so we look forward to seeing again in the near future. The waterside Inn Staff More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I recently stayed at Waterside Inn for the second time. We loved it so much the first time that we came back another year. It is quiet, relaxing, and right on the water. We spent our time going from our cottage to the ocean to the pool and back. How bad can that be, right? The management... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We all agree that the Waterside is a truly special place. Seeing guests come back year after year is really the best compliment we could ever receive. We will look forward to seeing you again! Waterside Inn Staff More 

Valhalla, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stayed at the Waterside Inn on the Beach and could not have been more pleased with this hotel. We were in Pineapple Lodge, top floor, with a direct view and balcony of the beach and gulf. The room was perfect! It had a full efficiency with microwave, range and oven, and full refrigerator. Plates and... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! I must agree with you that the view from your room is indeed spectacular and is about as close to the Gulf of Mexico that you can get without actually getting wet! We understand that the beach lounges were in high demand as the weather during your stay was just... More 

Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third trip to Sanibel and second to Waterside Inn. We stayed in one of the Breakers West condos. It was wonderful! Although it isn't directly on the water and perhaps doesn't have the charm of the colorful cottages, it was perfect for us. There was a spacious kitchen, living room and fully screened porch. The bedrooms were... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are so glad you continue to enjoy your visits to the Waterside Inn. We believe that Sanibel Island is a very special place and work hard to capture and maintain the quaint, laid back family style atmosphere that has made it such a popular destination. We will look forward to seeing you again and thank you for your kind... More 

Buffalo, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to stay! It's an older property, but is so well kept and so clean. The location is wonderful - right on the beach - walking distance to a couple nice restaurants and biking distance to anything you would want to see on Sanibel. The office and maintenance staff are committed to immediately solving any problem you... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Waterside Inn. We agree that this is a great location and work very hard to maintain our "Old Florida" style accomodations. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon! More 

Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We just returned from a wonderful 4 night first time stay at the Waterside. It was everything we had hoped it would be. We stayed in the Pineapple Lodge. The room has a full kitchen and everything you need. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms and the grounds were very clean and pretty. It was a quiet... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your first time here at Waterside! It's amazing how calm and quiet things can be here when we're full, but as you found out it's just the atmosphere! More 

Hanover, MA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was our first trip to Sanibel and Captiva. We enjoyed the beaches, the nature preserve and the quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Wayside Inn was the perfect place to spend the week. It's mid island so far enough away from the traffic on the east end but close enough to easily get to any location on the island. We booked somewhat... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I'm glad we were able to help make your stay with us comfortable. Thank you for the nice review! More 

New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just returned from a beautiful trip to Sanibel Island. Highly recommend this as a vacation destination. Sanibel is lovely, but as you go further east on the island and into Captiva, you feel more and more like you've somehow wound up in the Caribbean. It's got lush greenery, tropical flowers and serious waves, Hawaii's "mini-me". Sanibel is very bike friendly,... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It sounds like you really took advantage of our amenities and our quaint little spot on the beach. Because of our location, when it gets warm we have to compete with the humidity in the Pineapple rooms. Most of the air conditioners can keep up, but there are a few we plan on replacing... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I came here in the 90's with my young children. This vacation was different with last minute reservations. We were lucky to get a room & spent 2 nights inBreakers West & 1 night in the Pineapple. Both were wonderful. Simple laid back beach style. After all we were there for the beach & it is literally steps away, especially... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back to Waterside after all those years! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the rooms and the atmosphere. Thank you for all of your great compliments and don't wait too long to come back again! More 

Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My husband and I are here now until Sunday in the Pineapple lodge. Quiet and clean room, patio door open with a nice breeze and sound of waves. Nice and friendly staff. Old Florida style. The grounds are beautiful and just a few steps to the beach. Nice pool.

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I am pleased to hear that you and your husband are enjoying your stay. This time of year it's nice and fresh outside and the temperature outside is ideal, so it's a great time to open your windows and doors and let the sea breeze in while you enjoy the sound of the water. Thank you for the great compliments. More 

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