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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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2.0 of 5
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3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been coming to the Waterside Inn for 25 years (formerly known as the Snook Motel). The staff is helpful and friendly. Whenever we see John, he always greets us with a smile and tells us where the good fishing is. We have stayed in the cottages, the Breakers West and the Pineapple Lodge, none will disappoint. The grounds... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second year staying at the Waterside Inn. Both times, we have stayed in the same unit (Lime Cottage 103) with our dog Madison, who is a Parson's Jack Russell mix from a rescue called Canine Estates. We jokingly call this the dog's vacation, because this place is SO perfect for pet owners. Our unit was well maintained,... More 

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

Madison, I am happy to hear that you had a great visit. I know that it gets really hot on the island so when your not laying on the porch or rolling around in the sand you can go inside your Puppy cottage to cool of in the nice A/C. I hope you continue to come and visit us here... More 

Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Waterside Inn (actually the co-located Breakers West condos - B1). The location couldn't be better and the staff were very helpful (especially John - he offered a lot of advice and local assistance). It was everything that you would expect at this price point. The only issue during our trip was a fellow beach goer (not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here recently with our children in the Pineapple Lodge, room 126. This hotel is just steps from the beach. While this is an older hotel, our room was clean and no issues. Everyone was so friendly. This was our first stay here and certainly not our last. Wish I was still there getting some R & R.

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

First I would like to thank you for your review. We really do have a GREAT location with a pristine beach. I am happy to hear that you were able to enjoy some R & R time and cant wait for your next visit. Best wishes, Jeff Osuski General Manager More 

Dania Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to the Waterside Inn every year to celebrate my daughter's birthday for 5 years now. It feels like our home away from home. The staff are wonderful, especially John who takes care of everything we need (even if we didn't know it!). He always remembers us and makes us feel welcome. Thank you for never letting us... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! I am happy to see that you continue to enjoy celebrating your daughters birthday here at the Waterside Inn we love seeing familiar faces year after year. We look forward to your return to your "home away from home" next year. John defiantly is great as we get multiple comments... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful Sanibel Island. waterside is nice especially Mango room 104 if you like the smell of urine. Toilet only had one bolt, they covered up the smell by using lots of cleaner. Mentioned when leaving and felt I was getting yelled at as I waited to long to say anything, when you knew this has been going on for awhile... More 

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

I am sorry to hear that we were not able to exceed your expectations. We want everyone to have a pleasant experience here. I assure you that we do not over do it with our cleaning chemicals. I hope that you would give us another chance as we always want to make it right before you leave if you are... More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so excited to take my mini vacation in a cottage on the beach!!!! We had a wonderful stay. The cottage was nice and clean, enough room for the 5 of us. The beach was 15 steps from the cottage and the pool (amazing) was 10 feet from the cottage. I truly enjoyed my morning coffee on the beach... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! I am happy that you enjoyed you time here. There is nothing better than enjoying a "cup of joe" while watching the dolphins. Again thank you for your review and on behalf off all of us here at the WaterSide Inn we look forward to your return. Regards, Jeff Osuski... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Apricot cottage for two nights in July. It had all the facilities you'd need and was clean and comfortable for the three of us. The beach was quiet and low key with free loungers and BBQ's to make use of. A great beach for shelling with identification cards available for a small sum from the office from the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. I am happy that we were able to exceed your expectations!! As you can see from all the other reviews that have been posted our #1 goal is to make sure everyone has a great time while here at our slice of paradise where you have everything you... More 

Hermantown, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing stay! The shelling was a blast and the room was very nice, clean and well stocked with pillows and blankets! The guest service people, John (maintenance) & Lynn (front desk) were so friendly and inviting! We can't wait to go back!!!

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

Thank you for your review! I have to say you got some great pictures thank you for posting them for others to see. John and Lynn are definatly great and make everyone feel at home. We all look forward to your return in the future. Till next time, Jeff Osuski General Manager More 

Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it is a quaint little motel, or cottages on the beach without all the frills of an upscale hotel, You can't be location, proximity to everything, cost, and ambiance. The managers, and front desk make you fell like your the only ones there, and make you feel so special. They were so knowledge about what places to see,... More 

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

Thank you for your review! (Paradise on the beach) I really like that I always say "We are a little slice of paradise", so that defiantly fits us. We strive to make sure every one of our guests have everything they need, thats what makes us different from the large resorts we can pay attention to all of our guests.... More 

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