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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

March break, spent 3 nights at Blue Dolphin. Loved the location. Really quiet. Beautiful beach. Even got up really early to go shelling every morning with my 13 year old daughter. The ocean was warm and spent time playing in the waves - which for me is rare. Bikes were included, so spent one long morning enjoying a leisurely cycle... More 

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

location, location, location. Hope you will stay with us again. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in a comfortable 1 bedroom apartment with the family. Great location. The owner was so friendly and there was yummy breakfast every morning. Had beach equipment and bikes available free. The kids loved the pet birds. Also a laundry, extra towels, tourist info shed that was very convenient. Lovely landscaping. We will look forward to coming again.

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

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

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Blue Dolphin lives up to the title of this review....read the other comments from guests. It is quiet and the location, plus natural tropical landscaping, is welcoming. Each unit is treated equally so it is not very important which cottage you rent....there are only 11 units and there is continuity among them. The decor is fresh and the units... More 

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

We are delighted you had a great time and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. More 

Simsbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We look forward to spending two weeks at the Blue Dolphin each February. It is an oasis of peace. Breakfast, with fruit, pastries and coffee served by Beth in the lush garden, is a delight. The owners, Lynn and Jerry, have a wine and cheese party every ten days or so in the beach-front pavilion to mingle with the guests.... More 

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

Thank you for the review and the mention of our amenities. We look forward to your visit next year. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We arrived without a reservation and the inn keeper was kind in offering us a cottage (at a GREAT price, though it was off season). The cottage was very clean and simply decorated. There were (best sellers) books on the bookshelf. The laundry room/shed had more books as well as games, kids sand toys and bug spray. There were complimentary... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review. Maybe if we inch the beach closer we can get a wow. More 

Kissimmee, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I enjoyed a wonderful vacation a few years ago and had been looking to visit again. I had forgotten the lack luster service received and was sadly reminded when I called to inquire about availability. From the abrupt greeting of "Blue Dolphin" and then being interrupted before I could complete my reuest with "We don't have it!" I asked if... More 

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

We are sorry for your unfortunate conversation. Per previous reviews this is very uncommon at the Blue Dolphin. We are small and at this time of the yeat we are busy with mostly repeat guests. It is recommended to call even a year in advance for "season". More 

Tampa, FL
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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

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

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