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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cypress, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Woodbridge, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 March 28, 2015

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

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