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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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4227 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We appreciated the friendly and excellent service, the spacious, modern cottage, continental breakfast with fresh fruit, location in a residential area with few people on the beach. Beth, the manager, was always accessible, cheerful and helpful. It was a short walk out to the beach to watch gorgeous sunsets. The owners hosted a wine and cheese party one evening for... More 

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

It was a pleasure having you and hope to see you again. Thanks for the review and Beth thanks you. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Fourth year staying here. Best place on the island. Located on residential area so no other hotels around. Walks on the beach are lovely since there are few people around. Cottage clean and pleasant with kitchenette . Cathy and Helma always helpful and nice. Already have our reservation for next year!!!

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

Thank you for the review. It is a pleasure having your family and friends visiting us. See you next year. More 

New York City, New York
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92 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The Blue Dolphin is such a pretty place, and is not expensive by Sanibel standards. It seems to attract quiet but very interesting people. It is as close to the beach as it is possible to be, well maintained and generally lovely. Nearly all the units have a well-equipped kitchenette. There is a laundry room with help-yourself towels and linens.... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoy your time with us and we will be seeing you again. Beth strives at being terrific. More 

Tampa, FL
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95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Calm, peaceful, right on the beach. Dolphins swim past and all sorts of birds feed in the warm waters right outside your room. You can cook your own food in the kitchenette or drive into Sanibel or Captiva for dinner. We have such an enjoyable time here. Always remember to bring your bug repellent - at least 40% DEET -... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our floor show! aka dolphins, birds, etc. More 

Sacramento, California
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73 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Obviously some of the unfavorable reviews are obsolete because this place was clearly updated recently. Nice tiled floors throughout, granite counters and table. Good cooling system and blinds. Well lit and beds very comfortable ("king" is actually two twins but not very noticeable). Laundry can be done except working hours when maids are busy using them. Only $1 per load... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to list our amenities. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. More 

Urbana, United States
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55 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The cottages are not the lap of luxury. The luxury is in the seclusion and beauty of the uncrowded beach. The setting is absolutely charming. This is an older, "BYO" facility except for bath towels and lounge chairs. There is a light breakfast. You can cook in. The staff is most pleasant and helpful. Bring bug spray.

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

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again. More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Only had time for 2 night stay, this was a revisit to Sanibel Island where we had our honeymoon 44 years ago. Much has changed on the island and there is a lot more development and sophisticated accommodation. Our honeymoon cottages, the High Tide, have since been turned into a larger development. We wanted something a little more authentic and... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed our amenities and hope to see you in the future. More 

Orlando, FL
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41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Beth was able to find a 3 day opening for me for a semi-spur of the moment trip. I am so glad a one bedroom unit was available. I did a late check in and was thrilled to find Beth had left a light on for me and the fridge was cold and there were three trays of ice already... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay again and hope to see you in the future. Beth does try her hardest. More 

Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

It's a very very beautiful place for spanding some days!! Sunny, clean, lovely cottages....into the nature! The sea is so near and it's so quiet! ...also for having breakfast outside. It's also possible tu use bike, umbrellas, chair for the beach! Beth is very kind! :-)

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

We appreciate that you found us, coming from Italy and appearing on our doorstep. We hope to see you again. We like super! Thanks for the review. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed for 2 days, we are already planning our next stay. We felt very safe and comfortable here, like we lived here feeling. It was very peaceful and relaxing here, walk right out to the beach & you feel as if you are on your own paradise island. If you are looking to get away from it all,... More 

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

We are happy you enjoyed your first visit and our amenities. We hope to see you again. More 

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