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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
Waterside Inn on the Beach
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Motown
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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SW Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Islamorada, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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South Thomaston, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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 May 27, 2015

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 

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