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Anchor Inn & Cottages

2.0 of 5 1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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163 reviews 163 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our main go-to on the island as the price is awesome and location superb. Very clean rooms, great service when you need it and you can ask for whatever and more than likely they will have it to help you out (hair dryer, iron and board etc.) They have sand buckets, little shovels, beach towels, chairs and other... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in cottage #20 over Christmas. The cottage was clean and comfortable. The grounds are very well kept. Linda is the perfect hostess. Whatever you need she makes sure you have. They supply beach chairs and towels. (Beach toys for those with young ones) good places to eat within walking distance. Would recommend this place and would stay here... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Wife and I spent one night here recently. Nothing fancy but everything was well taken care of especially for its age. It was a quick drive to most of the beaches. If you take the time to read the other reviews, it is a nice place for what it is, if you expect the Ritz than you should probably book... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have read quite a few reviews and responses considering how to review older hotels and inns. I have decided to review them without concession to their challenges/features. This is somewhere between 2 and 3 for a rating. Given the other choices on the island we will probably be staying here again...and I will be thrilled. This is an "Old... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We got to stay in one of the Cottage 😊 it was soooo cute and the Ladies in the Office were Soo friendly and helpful!!!! An excellent experience and would definitely go back!!! Wish I could have stayed longer!!!! Oatis (Old English Sheepdog) had his first vacation and he had his on Welcome basket!!!! Absolutely pet and Human Friendly!!! Loved... More 

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DeBary, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We spent 3 nights in 1 of the 3 A-frame cottages at the Anchor Inn and it was great. Very clean and centrally located. The kitchen was well equipped and with window A/C units in the bedroom, living room and loft, the temperature was easily regulated. The manager (Linda) was extremely helpful in giving us her opinions on restaurants and... More 

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Guest Relations Manager at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your kind review! We are so happy we could comfortably accommodate you, and even happier that you were 5-star satisfied! Best wishes and we hope you can return sooner than later. More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a great mini vaca for my husband & I. This is my second stay @ Anchor Inn. My last visit to Sanibel /Anchor Inn was about 7 years ago, with my son and I remembered how clean and friendly the staff were. This past weekend's trip was no different. Excellent Customer Service. Linda & her staff were so... More 

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Guest Relations Manager at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

7 years and you still made it back! We are thrilled you chose Anchor for your getaway. You, and your pooch's, satisfaction is ALWAYS our guarantee! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had the issue of taking our small dog with us for a weekend birthday celebration. We were very cautiously optimistic with our choice. Much to our delight, we were treated like royalty including our little dog. We were greeted by a wonderful manager, Linda who could not do enough for us. The A frame unit we stayed in had... More 

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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Quick getaway that was also pet friendly. Older property, clean and very friendly. Looks like they are doing some remodeling which is a plus. Was not expecting the ritz, just a nice quiet place...we got one of the a-frame cottages which was cute it would of been better if it had just a few extras (hair dryer, iron) and maybe... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A last minute decision to go to Sanibel led us to the Anchor Inn. All they had was left was a regular room which we found to be small yet spotlessly clean. This motel was built in the 60s and maintains that Florida kitsch charm of that period. While not on the beach, you can drive to it's sister motel... More 

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Address: 1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Anchor Inn & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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