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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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4227 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Blue Dolphin Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the spur of the moment, we decided to escape our awful Boston winter in February 2015 and go to Sanibel. We were able to get a cancellation, and loved this spot! We had a little living room/kitchen with comfortable bedroom and bathroom. There was a back door that led to the shell cleaning area, and the front with a... More 

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

Thank you for this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 1 week. The location right on the beach in a residential area was beautiful, quiet and peaceful. The cottages are nice and clean, and the grounds are lush and well landscaped. It is several miles to the nearest restaurants and shops, so you will need to drive or ride a bike (which are... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope you will come back and visit us again. More 

Cypress, Texas
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We loved this place, and I hesitate to say all these wonderful things, b/c then more people will show up, and it will be harder to book a future stay. We stayed in Unit 5, an efficiency, and really enjoyed the kitchenette for a few dinners. The provided breakfast was rolls and muffins. The property is filled with beautiful plants….palms….orchids…sea... More 

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

We hope to see you soon. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and have recommended us. More 

Roxbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were very pleased with our stay at the Blue Dolphin Cottages and the ladies that run the cottages were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The cottages are directly on the beach and the beaches were beautiful and not crowded. We awoke each morning to muffins, fruit and coffee. We love... More 

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Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to visit us again. More 

Tampa, FL
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We always enjoy visiting Sanibel Island and the Blue Dolphin - we come down every 6 months or so. Nice, quiet, calming. If you are new to Sanibel Island, please remember to pick up 40% DEET for the No-See-Ums.

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Are we close enough? Glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My family visit to Sanibel island as an easter/spring break 2015 was amazing as usual. Our first time to Sanibel we actually stayed at another cottage rental and due to over booking we were forced to look into options for our stay. We ended up at the Blue Dolphin and we were very pleasantly surprised and very happy with our... More 

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We are glad you had a wonderful stay and hope to see you in the future. More 

Woodbridge, VA
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice people, nice room, just not to our personal liking. Beautiful view of the gulf which was a plus. The hosts were very nice and there was a nice complimentary breakfast in the am. I don't think we will return.

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

Per our numerous positive reviews and the fact that we have received the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame award from Trip Advisor, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place was so beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. My young adult daughter and I stayed for a long weekend over Easter. The beach was serene, quiet and very enjoyable. This was much needed peace and rest for us as she was coming from mid-term exams and I from a heavy work week. We totally enjoyed ourselves and I can't wait... More 

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We hope to see you again and are glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Blue Dolphin is perfect for me and what I want out of being on Sanibel. The grounds are beautiful and inviting, and the rooms are just fine. It's great to have a way to fix my own meals when I want to. But except for sleeping, I hardly spend any time indoors. Instead I walk the beach, just steps... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed the amenities we offer. Hope to see you again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had one of the best weeks in Sanibel and the Blue Dolphin was a major part of that experience. This is a small place, welcoming hosts and guests that reach out to each other. If you're looking for a quiet beautiful setting away from all the activity this island provides, this is the place!

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