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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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4227 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Blue Dolphin Cottages
Ranked #2 of 10 Sanibel Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, FL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I almost don't want to tell you how nice it is here - because then you'll come see - and there will be more vacationers! However, we do love it here and come back every 6 months or so. Love the location, it is beautiful and quiet. Just steps to the beach (seriously). We watch dolphins go by and seabirds... More 

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We are glad that you continue to enjoy our amenities, hope to see you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at the Blue Dolphin and loved it. It's in a fairly private area of the island, so basically not many motel/condo stayers on that part of the beach. Great shelling as one would expect. The cottage had been upgraded so it was nice, and was clean. The room was comfortable, but kitchen area was small. Bed... More 

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We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. More 

New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for an extremely pretty, extremely quiet place to stay, a small privately-owned hotel full of charm and right on a beautiful stretch of beach which has superb shelling and fabulous fishing, this is the place to go. My husband and I love it here. Beth, the weekday manager, is a lovely person, very kind, very easy-going... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate our loyal regulars who really get us. More 

Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've vacationed on Sanibel off and on for many years, and have always loved it, but over the years it has grown and grown. With all the (lovely) condos and beach houses that speckle the island, and the many people it attracts, finding a quiet, peaceful place to just breathe the air, unwind, read a book, and walk the beach,... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. I think you have said it all. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you in the future. More 

boston Ma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My oldest friend and I planned on a two day get away on a Monday and Tuesday night in November. I was unable to go because a family member's illness because worse and I had to stay to deal with his admission to hospice. We gave the hotel over a week notice and explained the situation and the response was... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Per your review you gave short notice. We uphold our cancellation policy as more and more guests have chosen to do this and feel they should not be penalized. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed here and enjoyed getting out early to see the sunrise and fish. The dolphin must have been fishing at the same time because they were all in front of us and guess we were catching their fish, no worry, we released them! It was adequate continental breakfast just ran out of coffee a lot. Need... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the coffee, we always have some in the office. Hope to see you again. More 

Sacramento, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a real treat! Right on the beach, just drag a lawn chair to the beach and lie watching the surf. Periodically walk the beach, picking up shells and exploring the area. Amazing houses along the beach but never close enough to interfere with the experience. The manager, Beth, is delightful. She can, if you like, regale you with stories... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Beth appreciated the mention. Glad you had a great time and hope to see you in the future. More 

Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We spent out 10 year anniversary here last year and we enjoyed it so much we plan on spending our 11 year anniversary here. Cottages are nice and a stones throw from the beach. Wine and Cheese get together on Friday was very nice. Met the owner and the office manager were very friendly, helpful and just delightful people to... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

It was a pleasure meeting you. We welcome you back for your 11th anniversary. Glad you had an enjoyable time. More 

Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ever want to stay in a cottage on the beach where you can get up each morning, walk down a little sandy path and enter the warm water? Well this place is the answer. Not sure how it is the rest of the year, but in August you almost have the beach to yourself. Pull down a lounge chair and... More 

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We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and enjoyed our amenities. Thank you for the positive review. More 

Orlando, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is my 14th year vacationing on Sanibel and my 4th straight year staying at the Blue Dolphin. The location can't be beat in a residential area on West Gulf. The beach is beautiful and secluded on this end of the island. I stayed in #9 (my favorite) and I was surprised to see the living room furniture had been... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you had another positive stay at The Blue Dolphin. Hope to see you again. More 

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Address: 4227 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island

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