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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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3.0 of 5
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3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashley M South Thomaston, Maine
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Thomaston, Maine
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My trip to Sanibel Island, it was my families first trip. We checked in with ease. The people working in the front desk were warm and welcoming. They were extremely polite and ready to answer all of out questions. After checking in, we headed to the room. Our room was beautiful. I love the tropical decor. The room was nice... More 

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

Thank you for your informative review. It always helps when guest leave informational reviews as it helps other guest learn more about a place they are looking to visit. Thanks for the nice review and we hope to see you again real soon !!!! More 

South Thomaston, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Waterside Inn on the Beach. It's a great place to take your family on vacation. We love the pool, beach, and the shelling is unbelievable. The people were friendly and the place was very clean. The weather was great and the island is beautiful. This is a wonderful hotel and we can't wait to go back!

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

Thanks for your review!! We are so glad you had a great time at the beach, We feel that Sanibel is a special place and it sounds like you do too!!! Glad you had a great visit with us and hope to see you back soon.. More 

3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the charming old Florida Inn. Clean rooms and friendly staff and literally steps to the beach. Would visit again! They offer a small private shower room if you want to stay on the beach after your check-out so you can travel clean and fresh!!

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

Thanks for your awesome review!! It is always nice to hear when your customers are happy!! We will always strive to do a great job to make our guest's stay with us exceptional. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and quaint. No fussiness. Wished it had more parking spaces. The rooms are spacious and with amenities. Just bring your basics like paper towels etc. everything you need is nearby. Jerry's or Bailey market has everything you need for groceries or food that's already made. Perfect place to relax.

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

Thanks for your time to write this nice review ! We wanted to let you know that the Waterside inn is Going to add additional parking this month. We do know that sometimes when we are full parking can get a little testy. Most of the time it is because so many people come to visit family members when they... More 

Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, 6 year old daughter, 3 year old son and I had the pleasure of staying at the Waterside Inn for 2 nights. Prior to deciding on staying at Waterside we checked the Island Inn, which had capacity but would have made us change rooms after our 1st night, and then we checked out a room at the West... More 

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

Thank you so much for your nice review!! We work hard here at the Waterside Inn on the Beach to make our guest comfortable. Thanks again for choosing our location for your vacation !!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were absolutely thrilled with our stay at the Waterside... staff is excellent. Location is excellent. What a beautiful vacation - steps from the beach and great shelling. We will be back someday...

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

Wow what a nice review!! We are so glad you had a great stay here at the Waterside Inn. We thank you for your comments on our staff as we really want our guest to be happy with their stays here at the Inn. The shelling has been real good lately as a lot of our guest have been picking... More 

Eaton, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed in Raspberry Cottage #105, a one bedroom cottage that was everything we needed for a great week of rest and relaxation along Sanibel Island beach. The staff was great and we were able to rent bikes right at Waterside Inn and ride around the Island (better in the morning when it is cooler). Plenty of good and fun... More 

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

We appreciate your great review! We work hard at the Waterside to keep our guest happy. We are so glad you had a good trip and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Sarasota FL
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We just returned from a six night stay and really loved the property - we have stayed on Captiva for years and opted to try somewhere new and so glad we did! Our accommodations were wonderful, comfortable, well furnished and PLENTY of towels! The staff is so friendly and a huge shout out to John who was always so pleasant... More 

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

We are so happy you and Cassie enjoyed your stay with us! If you are looking for a laid back getaway under the palms and on the water, we have what you need. As you discovered, the staff here is very friendly and does all they can to help our guests get the most out of their stay. Come back... More 

Metropolis, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had stayed at another facility for years but switched to Waterside and are SO glad we did. Old Florida Style accommodations are the only thing we are interested in and Raspberry 105 delivered. All the way from the inviting screened front porch to the excellent AC, we found the unit as well as the whole facility and grounds just... More 

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

Thanks for giving us a try, we are glad you enjoy our resort as much as we do!. The Beach Cottages are really cozy and we really enjoy having small pets stay with us as they really add to the "home like" atmosphere here at the Waterside. The new owners have been frequent guests here over the past years so... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely location, and lovely cottage. Not the newest but cant complain with the helpfulness of the fron desk and cleanliness of the cottage. We stayed in Raspberry 107 and would give very serious consideration to returning to Waterside Inn.

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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! We work very hard to maintain that small inn charm that has made us so popular over the years. If your looking for a relaxing experience on the beach under the palms, we are sure to please! Look forward to seeing you again! More 

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