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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, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Morocco, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was my fourth trip and the fourth time I have stayed here! It is perfect so there is no need to look for somewhere else. We always stop and get some groceries on the way there and we are set for the week. Towel, dishes, laundry, chairs, umbrellas, shell nets,water toys are all provided. There is also coffee,tea, fruit... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay again, we look forward to seeing you in the future. More

Live Oak, FLorida, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is my second time staying here.... 17 years apart. Still the most romantic, charming place I've ever stayed. The only thing that would make it better would be a pool. The rooms are large, clean and charming. The deluxe efficiencies at least have a front and back door with an out door shower in back, shared large patio in... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed our amenities and your stay. We hope to see you sooner than 17 years. More

Baltimore,Md.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My son and I have visited Sanibel/Captiva many times over a 10 year period. We both agree the Blue Dolphin Cottages are quiet,peaceful,clean and with the most beautiful views on the island. Just a few steps and you are on a very private beach. An "Old Florida" kind of place that truly takes you away from the everyday chaos. Very... More

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Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you in the future. More

Abingdon, VA
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked here after staying another place on Sanibel last year. This place is perfect. We're staying in room 6, closest to the ocean, although all rooms are VERY close to the beach. The grounds are like a paradise with all the landscaping, the staff is friendly, the room is clean and open. They have free use of bicycles for... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you next year. More

Alachua, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We are Florida residents and had never been to southwest Florida. Our granddaughter just moved to Ft Myers and we were itching to go see her and wanted to check out Sanibel area at the same time. Always use VRBO for rentals when ever we travel. I couldn't find any place that suited our needs for our 3 days away... More

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

Thank you for the review. We hope you will come back. Beth was delighted to have met you and looks forward to another visit and says, yes you needed 3 days. More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We recently stayed here for our parents anniversary, as they travel here often. This was our first time, and it is definitely not the last. What I loved most was that it is a smaller resort with only about a dozen cabin/rooms and its no over crowded with a ton of people. The location is in the middle of a... More

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

We are glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again. More

Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was our first stay at the Blue Dolphin Cottages at Sanibel Island, Florida and we were not disappointed. We had been to Sanibel before for a day trip but always wanted to return. If you want a getaway place away from the normal beach clutter, this is the perfect location. You are there for the quiet and proximity to... More

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

Thank you for writing this review. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for submitting your pictures. We hope to see you again. More

Melrose, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have been wanting to visit Sanibel Island for several years to check out the sea shells on the beach. I was drawn to the Blue Dolphin cottages because of the photos and peaceful atmosphere. I was not disappointed. We stayed in cottage #2 which is a one bedroom apartment. The apartment was clean and had a well equipped kitchen.... More

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

It was nice meeting you and your family. We are glad you enjoyed our amenities and 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): $$
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island

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