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419 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sotagirl1 Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay at Colony Resort was March 26-30, 2014 in unit C16. PROS: Penny and Manny were absolutely wonderful! Very pleasant and accommodating. They let us check in early and out late, answered all of my many questions about the island and area attractions, made sure we were comfortable and knew everything we needed to to have a great stay.... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at Colony Resorts (Unit C-53) for one night this past weekend. The room was nicely decorated and very clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Short walk to the beach which was sparsely populated, many nice shells to pick up. The gulf water was a bit chilly so we checked out the pool, nice and warm. This property... More

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Edina, Minnesota
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We (two couples) recently stayed at the Colony Resort (unit C47) for 2 days while waiting to get into the condo we had rented for the rest of our stay on Sanibel. The king size bed in the bedroom and the remodeled bathroom were fine, but the futon beds in the living room were terribly uncomfortable. We didn't expect these... More

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Acton, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The outside of the Colony Resort didn't instill confidence, but we found the unit we rented in January was very well appointed, extremely clean and comfortable and a great deal for the money. Each unit is separately owned but managed by the resort. This means your results may vary from ours, but Unit C9 was great. The staff is only... More

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Castricum, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a wonderful time here: we had a nice and clean appartment with a sleeping room, a kitchen, living room and bathroom. And a lovely balcony. The staff is very nice, you can rent bikes and there is a washing machine + dryer. So, they have everything to make your stay nice at this fantastic island!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We just stayed at the Colony Resort in C-20. It was a perfect vacation for us. I hate the large hotel scene, we wanted a quiet condo at a good price. This corner unit is very quiet. The wifi worked fine, the TV's more than adequate. Though not on the beach, it was just steps away. We spent most of... More

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Parrish, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We spent a long weekend in one of the condo's at Colony Resort and it was a great stay. The check-in was easy, the prices were super and the folks at the resort are very friendly. While it's not right on the beach, the walk down the path is easy.

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Sebastian, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This place is the best - it is quiet, friendly, beautiful grounds, extremely comfortable with the cutest kitchen and all the things a person could want. Someone has given a lot of thought to the comfort of the guests. The suite with the beautiful furniture, the books, 2 tvs, comfy bed, perfect porch. I just cannot say enough good things... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I have walked by the Colony 'pink shell' many times during visits to Sanibel and thought it looked like a cute 'old Florida' property. Typically I stay at long term rental homes during peak tourist season, this visit to Sanibel was just for 1 night in mid-October and the Colony immediately came to mind. I looked at the rooms online... More

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stewwwie1
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22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed in room C-20. For someone like myself who likes short weekend trips I have stayed in much better places. if I had paid the in season rate I would be demanding a refund. The place is old and it shows. No one seems to care about the grounds and they really should. I went to the pool and... More

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Also Known As:
Colony Hotel
Colony Hotel Sanibel Island
Address: 419 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 30 Specialty lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short Stroll from the pristine beaches of Sanibel, famous for sea shelling, Colony Resort is located on the "Quiet side of the Island" minutes from the Historic Lighthouse, fishing pier and in biking distance to World Ding Darling Wildlife Refugee. Located on 26 miles of bicycle paths among tropical vegetation Colony Resort offers 1 bedroom/ 1 bath condominium and cottage accomadations. All units have fully equipped kitchens, screened lanai's or balconies, free Wi-Fi and long distance phone calls. Heated fresh water pool for year round use. Rates vary throughout the year and specials are offered seasonably. ... more   less 
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