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Waterside Inn on the Beach

3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #6 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
pinklady071 Mentor, Ohio
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Wilton Manors, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Ft. Laud. and was celebrating a Milestone I had family come to help (Mom/Step-Dad from Oakland,Ca. Bro. from Los Angeles, and Bro from Va.) We drove over To Sanabel (2-3 Hrs) on Sat. 1/24 We were greeted by a very Cheerful, Proffesional Knowledgable Staff. My Bro's and I had rooms in Pineapple the rooms were Very comfy... More 

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

Thanks for the great compliments! I love the title of your review! It's nice to see that you and your family were able to enjoy your vacation so much. More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

my wife and I recently stayed at waterside for a week, and it was Fabulous. We spent the first four nights in a cottage Mango 102 , which was a neat cottage practically on the beach. Very private and quiet. Loved looking at the stars as it was so so dark. Staff is fantastic. Shelling was great , and the... More 

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

It sounds like you really took advantage of the ambiance. The cottages are a great way to experience the feel and charm of beach style living. I'm glad to hear that you took the time to enjoy the view of the stars at night. It's one of the perks of having so few lights around. More 

Northwest Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The Waterside Inn is a great place to stay if you want peace and quiet and shelling right outside your door. We stayed in Pineapple Lodge room 126 and the small fridge, coffee pot, microwave and toaster helped keep our food costs down! I got extra coffee every morning in the office (for free) and they were always gracious and... More 

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

Thank you for all of your great compliments. I remember running up to help you with the A/C remote, and we are always happy to help in any way we can. I'm glad to hear your time here was so enjoyable. More 

New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Waterside Inn is all about the location. We stayed in Lime 101..open the front door and you are on the beach...perfect. The details in the cottage are another matter. Personally, I like to have percale bedding...ironed, not synthetic...especially at this price. I really think that all hotel bedding should be in a washable cover. This was not the case. The... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our location; it's hard to find a better one on Sanibel and even harder to find something as close to the beach as the Lime Cottage. I am sorry to hear about your issues with bedding. We do use high thread count sheets, and although our bedspreads are... More 

Sprockhoevel, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stayed at the Waterside Inn on the Beach at Sanibel at the beginning of our roadtrip trough Florida Jan/Feb14. I can totally recommend this hotel. The "on the beach" is not just a slogan it's real, you step out of your cottage and feel the warm sand of sanibel beach under your feet. We just stayed for one night... More 

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

Thank you for that fantastic review! Thanks for choosing the Waterside Inn as the starting point for your vacation after such a long flight. You are right in that it's hard to get much closer to the beach than we are. Next time you make the trip over from Germany be sure to spend a few extra days relaxing with... More 

Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Love the quiet, clean beach - not commerical. It has a variety of options to stay - hotel, cottage, condo, pools bikes, fishing and shelling. Took our 2 daughters and had quality family time. Great place for families or couples. Can't wait to go back!

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

Thank you for the high praise! One of the best places on Earth is quite a compliment! I'm glad to hear that we were able help make your family vacation special. More 

Olney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Booked late for coming to Sanibel this time of the year but they were helpful in getting us a place to stay. Had to move once but they even helped us move. Staff here was very helpful. Stayed in kiwi 109 the 1st two days and it was ok. Little older. If your real picky you won't like 109. Been... More 

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

Thank you for your review and the compliments on our staff. It’s great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your vacation here. Although we work hard to keep up with property maintenance, we are planning some improvements to the Kiwi in the near future. Give us a call when you’re ready to come back and our staff will... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We found this location using Google earth to find a place right on the beach with palm trees! Beautiful location, clean heated pool, very friendly staff, they rent bikes ( highly recommend biking the island ). There is a 6 dollar toll to get onto the island. We stayed in pineapple, the rooms are small and average but we where... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed our location and amenities, and that our staff was able to make your stay more enjoyable. Renting bikes is definitely a great way to see the island, so any future guests that are reading this be sure to ask about them. The Pineapple Lodge guest rooms are our... More 

Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you're looking for a place that is blemish-free and includes a "free" hot breakfast, then keep looking. But, if you're looking for a nice, family place with a full kitchen, very friendly staff and a place that feels safe enough to leave the doors unlocked, then this is the place to stay! The soundproofing is better than most places... More 

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

I’m glad that you’ve made the Waterside Inn your hotel of choice on Sanibel. We would love to have you back! Our staff prides itself on being helpful and making your stay comfortable. I would like to mention that we plan on doing some upgrades in the near future, so hopefully your next stay will be even better than the... 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
Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island

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