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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 #5 of 26 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
kristine W San Diego, California
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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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the pet friendly cottages with our cat and loved how super clean, well equipped, and close to the beach our adorable unit was. The staff went the extra mile to accommodate us because we were a last minute reservation. We will definitely return!

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

Thank you for taking the time to pass along you wonderful comments!! We strive to deliver the best costumer service here at the Waterside Inn, and to make sure that everyone can relax and enjoy themselves while vacationing. Again thank you for your comments and we look forward to your return. Warm Regards, Jeff Osuski General Manager More 

3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the rooms and cottages are usually ready for the next guest. this year either through new ownership or change in staff the cabin was not as clean as we have found it in the past. counters and stove both needed cleaning before use the more convinient kitchen items were not there or never replaced.a bedside lamp was invertantly damaged and... More 

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations, We have had the same housekeeping staff as the last couple years but will follow up with this to make sure nothing is being missed. If you would like to discuss this further please... More 

Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location being so close to the ocean is Fabulous! The Mango cottage is nice with a big comfortable king bed. The couch is comfy. It was clean enough but could use an extra hand at housekeeping as the ceiling fans were dusty and the teapot was old and gross and needed to be thrown away?? The kitchen needs potholders.... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is OK but I am not over the moon about the quality of accommodation or the site. It is dated and the rooms are not well kitted out. Check in is fine but staff were not very helpful and do not go out of there way to explain about the resort. In fact, when I arrived she was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years! Our Springer Spaniel, Sophie, loves the water. This one of the few beaches on the West Coast of Florida that allows dogs on the beach. They have to be on leash. The cottage accommodations are very comfortable and are fully furnished, even kitchens. Staff is very friendly & accommodating. A lot of outdoor... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our goal was to relax, see nature and enjoy the cottage and the amenities in Sanibel , Florida. We were delighted from the moment we checked in. Carol greeted us, provided all of the resources imaginable. It was though she knew our likes and geared everything to our interest. She was always ready to assist us and our stay was... More 

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Motown
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Breakers West the week leading to July 4th. The office people were very friendly and accommodating. There were free beach towels, so don't pack or buy any. Our unit gave us fresh towels daily and removed our garbage. As most condos, there were enough pots and pans and utensils for cooking. Coffee pot, filters left from previous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great long weekend (4 nights) in mid-May. We were in Raspberry cottage #107. The cottage is very simple but is complete for a vacationer's needs. There were two tv's but they were never turned on during our stay. We loved the quiet. The wifi worked perfectly but we probably spent less than an hour during our 4... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at Waterside Inn, We strive to make every guest feel at home while vacationing here. There is nothing better than peace and quiet while relaxing. On behalf of myself and the staff we want to thank you for your comments and cant wait to see... More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My finger hesitated between an overall rating of very good and excellent. The difference is by a hair, so I clicked on excellent. Let's start with service - from front desk to housekeeping to John the maintenance guy - it's all friendly, quick and very attentive. Next is the grounds and room. Very clean, very tropical and nice. This is... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments we truly are blessed to have a great staff here at Waterside Inn, from the guests to the staff whats not to love your in paradise!!!! I am happy to hear that you were very satisfied with our resort!! We look forward to seeing you agian very soon! Regards, Jeff Osuski General Manager More 

Islamorada, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not our first trip to Sanibel. I had been coming for years (when you still had to use the ferry) and it was truly wonderful to find a place to stay that resembled what I remembered “A cottage on the beach”. The cottage we stayed in was the Raspberry 107. It was very clean, we had way more... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. I am very pleased you enjoyed your experience here at Waterside Inn and look forward seeing you next time. give Tex and Susie our regards, Best wishes, Jeff Osuski General Manager More 

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