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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Waterside Inn on the Beach
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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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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Bushnell, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a pet friendly cottage where everything would be easy and we got it. Loved Lime 103 - all the space for 2 adults and small dog with crate. Kitchen was great, A/C nice and cold, and steps from beach - housekeeping made sure we had plenty of towels etc. Pool was refreshing and clean. We definitely will be... More

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

There's nothing like taking your best friend on vacation with you...and I'm talking about everyone's favorite pet. Our Gulf view cottage efficiency units are perfect for bringing fido since all these units have terrazzo floors. I thank you for taking the time to write your kind review and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Winter Park, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in hotel part (pineapple room #119). - small fridge but u can fit a good amount of food & drinks. Cold fridge which is a plus. - plenty of room to fit a pack and play for my baby. Just had to move some chairs around. - cold air conditioner, a little loud but helps keep out noise from... More

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

Thanks for the thumbs up! Sounds like you stayed in our Pineapple Lodge Guest Room. It's the perfect arrangement for someone that is only staying a short time, or someone that isn't interested in cooking. Since this room does not have a full kitchen, we provide it with a bar size refrigerator, coffee pot (yes, we all need our Go-Juice!),... More

Norton, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We just finished a 2 night stay in C4. Thoroughly enjoyed the location and accommodations. The staff was great. Recommend a stay here. Karen was personable and knowledgeable. Loved it all. The sunsets were beautiful to say the least. Thank you.

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

We appreciate the time you took to write a review of the Breakers West unit C-4. I'd also like to thank you for recognizing our excellent staff (Justin, Lynn, John, and Pam) for their great work in making your stay comfortable and memorable. Lastly I'm glad I could arrange for the spectacular sunset show every night. We aim to please!... More

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Additional Information about Waterside Inn on the Beach

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): $$
Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island

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