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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Alachua, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Columbia, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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

Champaign, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

This was my second stay at Blue Dolphin. Cottage #6 is a one room efficiency with a king bed. Not very big, rather pricey, but, aaaaaaah the view. Coming from Illinois in the middle of winter it is worth every penny! Very quiet property. Peaceful and beautiful! Already reserved for next year. See ya on the beach!

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Thank you for the review. See you next year. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you want a fancy place with all the amenities, look elsewhere. But, if you want a place right on the beach with spacious comfortable accommodations and a friendly staff and fellow visitors, this is the place. It used to be a fish camp in the 60's so the buildings are pretty basic. However, the interiors have all been updated... 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 enjoyed our amenities and hope to see you again. More

Grand Terrace, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our first trip to Sanibel and we landed in the perfect place to stay! The location, literally steps away from the beach and seashells, is perfect. Also close to the wildlife refuge. Room was comfortable with a well equipped kitchen that saved us $$ as we ate most meals right there. The breakfast buffet was nice and they supplied many... More

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

Thank you for visiting us. We are glad that you enjoyed our amenities and had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again. More

Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Blue Dolphin Cottages for ten years every March to relax and enjoy the beach. The beachfront at Blue Dolphin must be one of the least crowded on Sanibel. We have made some wonderful friends among the folks who regularly return to this special place at the same time we do each year.... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. See you next year. More

Attleboro, Massachusetts
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed in January of 2014 for 5 nights, and I want to go back already! We are both 25, and this place was a cute little lot with one lady managing it most of the time, RIGHT on the beach, and most of the people in the other cottages were 50 and above, so it was... More

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

We are glad you had a wonderful experience at our resort. Thank you for the review and enjoying the amenities we provide. More

2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 years ago for only 3 days then went to Disney for the rest of our vacation. Our 10 year old daughter just kept saying, while we were at Disney, "I want to go back to the Blue Dolphin." The shelling and the gentle ocean are perfect. The only reason I give it a 4 out of 5... More

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We are glad you enjoyed your vacation and the amenities we provide. We 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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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 
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