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419 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My teenage daughter and I were only spending one evening on Sanibel and we wanted a nice place that was reasonably priced. Colony resort suited our needs perfectly. I agree with other reviewers saying that it is not extremely fancy looking when driving up, but our room (C 06) was decorated nicely and very clean. The woman at the front... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights ( one senior and one 4 yr old included) and our activities remained simple: morning stroll at the beach, shelling, playing in the sand, swimming in perfectly warm and calm gulf waters, back to the resort, into the pool, and finally, inside the apt. I didn't have a single complaint about how I've spent my days.... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were not expecting much but were thrilled with the accommodations. The room was spotless, the beach nice and it was near Lighthouse Point which was a plus. Though this is an older resort it appeared that our room at least had recently been given a makeover. The beds afforded an excellent night sleep which was welcome after a day... More

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Rockledge, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Overall: Overall our stay was enjoyable and quiet. Fixtures and appliances are old but still in good working order. We traveled with two adults and two teens. All enjoyed the stay. Pros: Clean, close to beach (path is literally behind the unit and then right out to beach), friendly staff, working fridge, microwave, and stove. Florida resident rate (with a... More

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Lisbon, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our family of 3 including an 8 year old stayed in C-20. The unit was nice, it is on the first floor in the back corner which allowed for privacy. The unit has a screened in porch which is mostly shaded due to the foliage. We enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings enjoying the surroundings without getting attacked by bugs.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Second time staying here and third time is already booked. Affortable stay in paradise. Close to beach and lighthouse. Shopping isnt far either. Staff is friendly condos clean. My bed was comfortable and I have tempurpedic at home so bed comfort is very important. Unit c 12

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed for one night in a semi-detached cottage across the road from the resort and were enchanted by the beauty of the location. Check-in was friendly and efficient and we were made to feel at home despite not staying in the resort itself. The furniture and fit-out of the cottage were delightful thirties style with a veranda and gardens... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Been coming to the island since 1985 & after I discovered The Colony Resort, I only stay here. This is my 11 stay! Staff is wonderful! Penny & Manny so nice & friendly. Clean! Comfy! Great location ! Price can't be beat! Avoid the Bubble Room in Captiva. Try the Island Cow for lunch & the Sanbel Cafe serves a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was told by a local friend who recommended this older place that is was very friendly and also by another friend that they use to stay there years ago. I parked in the parking lot which was empty and very quiet. I went into the office to ask for directions to the beach. I wanted to see how far... More

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ColonyResort, General Manager at Colony Resort, responded to this review

We are pleased that you have friends that have enjoyed past stays at Colony Resort. We are located in a very desirable near beach location where parking and beach access is limited to local residents and registered guests of Colony Resort. Colony is a privately owned property and does not provide parking, use of the grounds or facilities to the... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

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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Address: 419 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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