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Anchor Inn & Cottages

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1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is my fifth visit to the island, I've stayed at Tropical Winds once and at Anchor Inn twice. The good about anchor inn is it's close proximity to everything. The pool is nice and the beds are comfortable in the room. Why I won't be staying here again is the management. When we checked in after 3 pm our... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed in the middle A-Fame cottage at this small roadside motel. It was a clean and quiet 2 bd 1 bath unit, had a stocked kitchen, ceiling fans, and comfy furniture. The pool was nice, there was onsite laundry, and they supplied towels/chairs/etc for trips to the beach. Linda and Nicole were helpful, accommodating, and pleasant. There was plenty... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was our first visit to Sanibel and the Anchor. Both were great. The Inn is centrally located which is perfect since a bicycle is the preferred method of transport. Linda at the desk made us feel very welcome and helped alot with dinner recommendations. We will definitly come back to both Sanibel and the Anchor. Thanks guys.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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