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Waterside Inn on the Beach

3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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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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Venice,FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This very old time place is directly on the beach on Sanibel Island -Just what we wanted! It appeared clean yet worn. But we quickly realized how dirty the upolstered furniture really was. It was nasty. I reported this to the management and was told it is washed regularly.. Really? For nearly $300 per night -off season, I find this... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience here at Waterside Inn. I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations during your 2 night stay with us. Unfortunately, we had no knowledge of your dissatisfaction until your check out when you mentioned that the sofa looked dirty. If you had notified the staff of this at the time of your... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Mango Cottage in June 2014, and we had such a wonderful time we just booked it again for October 2014. Repeat business really says it all in the tourist industry. Between my husband and me, we have been to Jamacai, Virgin Islands, Peurto Rico, Key West, Mexico, Japan, Korean, and Kuwait, and we prefer Sanibel Island... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I couldn't have said it better myself. We appreciate your business and glad we can provide a safe and relaxing environment for you. Looking forward to seeing you again next year! More

Tampa, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you're from Florida and want to stay in a place with old Florida charm, this is the place. The resort is off the beaten path, away from the crowds, and is right on the beach. Perfect place for a short weekend getaway. I loved if even more the second time around. I'll return next year, as well.

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Great hearing that you had a super vacation. I love it when our Guests come back year after year. Just goes to show you - "They just don't make em like they used to". Hurry back! More

Bushnell, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed in one of the beach cottages, few steps out the door and to the beach!!! How Great!!! We were so happy that we could bring our dog, The cottage was just beautiful! Very clean and a lot of room, everyday housekeeping would drop off clean towels and any extras you may need and would pick up your used... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing you vacation experience with everyone. We appreciate all the good words and most of all, YOU! Hope you come back soon. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We absolutely adored our recent stay at the Waterside Inn! What a beautiful resort and property this is.The staff were very very pleasant and our room, Pineapple 128, had the most amazing view! The beach was incredible and so close, literally right out of the front door, and the sunsets were stunning. It was so convenient being able to walk... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I am so pleased you had such a wonderful time here at the Waterside Inn on the Beach. It's reviews like these that make my job so happy. Pineapple 128 is quite possibly my favorite unit in all of Waterside. The views you get, the island breezes you get, and the sense of relaxation is bar none the best ever!... More

Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Waterside inn is in a great location and is very quiet and comfortable. I hope to return soon! The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The beach was very shell-y and had lots of sea debris but that is typically what you will find on this area of the gulf. They offered a changing room for those who wanted to... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to share your experience here at the Waterside Inn. The Blueberry Cottage is our staff's favorite cottage...so much room and a dynamite view with your own private deck. We'll be looking forward to your return along with fido! More

Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Came for Labor Day weekend. Apparently, that is the time to come! It wasn't crowded, and was nice and peaceful. They seemed to try to space guests apart a little bit, given the space, so it was incredibly quite. It's RIGHT on the beach, and every room in the Pineapple lodge seems to have a beautiful view from their balcony... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of Waterside Inn on the Beach. I was so sorry to hear that the wine opener was missing from your room. I wish you would have told us while you were here so that we could have taken care of that. We've placed another one in your room so that next time you won't... More

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just returned from a long weekend spent at the Waterside Inn. We stayed in Pineapple Lodge #115 and LOVED it! The room was the perfect set up for my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids ages 16 and 12) with plenty of room and a full kitchen. You can tell that the owners take a lot of pride... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Yes, Yes, Yes...you hit the nail on the head. What a super review and so true. Sanibel Island and Waterside Inn has so much to offer and is such a unique property where we really care about our Guests comfort and good times. We're so happy you found us and look forward to many more returns. We appreciate your kind... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful property on a beautiful island. We stayed at Breakers West with our family and fell in love. The pool was perfectly kept, the room was clean (we had a unit that supplied free, unlimited wifi). We will be back.

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Breakers West unit. This is the perfect place to stay with families or big parties since they are 2 bedroom and 2 bath units. Each are supplied with anything you could possibly need for your island getaway. I'm so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay here. Look forward to seeing... More

little rock, ar
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our family of 4 (4 and 5 year old kids) just returned from our first visit to Sanibel and absolutely loved the Waterside. The best word I can think of to describe it is "easy". We stayed in the raspberry 105 cottage. We pulled our car up, unloaded, and on the beach within a few minutes. You are steps from... More

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We're so glad you "stumbled" upon our beachy resort. Waterside Inn on the Beach is the best kept secret on Sanibel. Our cute colorful cottages take you back to simpler times when vacations were a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Take off those shoes and leave them off until you have to go. Island style... More

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Address: 3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 27
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Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island

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