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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 #8 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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Winter Park, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Brandon, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just wanted to say thank you to Lynn and the rest of the staff at Waterside in for a GREAT 3-day visit last weekend. My husband and I visited Sanibel Saturday-Tuesday and enjoyed ourselves immensely at the Waterside Inn! Everyone was so helpful and friendly! We stayed in Pineapple #127 (second floor, next to the end closest to the... More

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

I'm glad you mentioned Lynn (as well as our other staff) for the fact that they are so nice, considerate, and anxious to make everyone's stay here at Waterside's a memorable one. We pride ourselves in trying our best to exceed your expectations. Sounds like we accomplished that on your visit. Waterside has so many great amenities such at free... More

Jupiter, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my teen and tween here for a last minute vacation before school started. We stayed in Pineapple 115 which is a 2 queen bed room with a kitchenette with full-sized appliances. The room was recently remodeled and was very spacious and comfortable. The television was a little small and the bathroom got pretty warm (no air conditioning vent... More

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

Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay at Waterside Inn on Sanibel Island. I hope your family vacation was all you hoped and then some. Nothing like staying on the beach, shelling and bonding with your kids. So happy that the Pineapple Lodge suited your needs and that pool time was perfect. Hopefully we'll see you again... More

Katy, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a family vacation we (my 2 kids and husband) arrived on Wednesday early morning when it was still dark outside but you just knew you were right by the beach! We had, like ALWAYS, done our research on TA and just knew we had to visit this place. We tried getting a cottage but they were not available... More

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

What a super review and happy customer. Glad you mentioned our newly purchased beds (mattress). They are sooo comfortable and we have gotten so many thumbs up on the comfort. Many people like yourself say that they are more comfortable than their own beds. It also sounds like you really took in "island life" while you were here. Sanibel and... More

Miami, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large group staying in different accommodations for a family reunion of 23 people. My husband and I stayed at the Kiwi cottage which is a one room efficiency very close to the beach with an old Florida feel. The efficiency was well equipped, but could use some upgrades. The bed linens looked pretty worn and the pillows... More

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

Wow, what a great reunion you had. It was so much fun to see everyone meet up with their group. We are so glad you had a wonderful time here at Waterside Inn. See you again next year! More

West Columbia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After doing my vacation research for our group of 5 adults and 3 kids, I settled on the Waterside and was not disappointed at all. The receptionist was friendly and helpful in booking two cottages right across from each other for easy back and forth with the kids. After arrival we were granted an early check in since the cottages... More

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

Well, well, well...another shout out for our famous Pittsburg Steeler Maintenance Guy, John. He sure has a lot of fans out there! For anyone coming to stay with is here at Waterside Inn, John is our "go to" guy for anything your heart desires. If there's a problem...John will be there Jolly on the Spot to make things right. Thanks... More

Mid Florida, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Breakers West building, room B3. The unit itself was very large and roomy, very comfortable for our group of four adults and two babies. The kitchen was very large and allowed us to prepare meals comfortably. A roll of paper towels, dish soap, and all of the utensils, dishes, and pans we needed to cook were... More

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

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our property. Being on an island is enchanting in so many ways...tropical vegetation, wildlife, the ocean, an abundance of sea shells and wonderful natives. Sometimes we have to put up with a few annoying Natives such as the NoSeeUms. They just LOVE to nibble on some people. While most over the... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed Nov 2012 in Pineapple Bldg 2nd floor. Enjoyed morning coffee on balcony watching sunrise, spectacular evening sunsets on beach. Very clean, spacious, nicely decorated and landscaped. Pool cozy and heated. Free beach chairs, tiki hut, wine & cheese party, beach grass and dunes gave old Florida feel. Rented bikes for week at hotel and rode all over island including... More

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

Wow, sounds like you had the time of your life! That's what vacations are made of - good times, great location, and super customer service. So glad you got to experience Sanibel Island and Waterside Inn. We appreciate you choosing us to help with your vacation. Hope to see you again soon! More

New York City
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Overall, we had a pleasant experience at Waterside Inn. The front desk staff was friendly, helpful, professional and welcoming. The setting and location were ideal, right on the beach. That said, we felt the rooms and accommodations left much to be desired. I’m down for “old-time Florida” but the rooms weren’t nice enough to justify the price. We were in... More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience here at the Waterside Inn. While the property is a throwback to simpler times, we do try to keep everything clean, comfortable and updated. We are not a chain, not fancy or upscale, just a great family owned fairy tale get away on one of the most beautiful beaches in the good ole USA.... 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): $$
Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island #5 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An intimate Olde Sanibel beachfront hideaway. All units recently refurbished including our romantic honeymoon cottage. Small pets welcome in selected units. Lush landscaping, two heated pools and stunning sunsets. Paradise awaits... just for you! ... more   less 
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