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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
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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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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Blue Dolphin and loved it. It's in a fairly private area of the island, so basically not many motel/condo stayers on that part of the beach. Great shelling as one would expect. The cottage had been upgraded so it was nice, and was clean. The room was comfortable, but kitchen area was small. Bed... More 

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. More 

New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are looking for an extremely pretty, extremely quiet place to stay, a small privately-owned hotel full of charm and right on a beautiful stretch of beach which has superb shelling and fabulous fishing, this is the place to go. My husband and I love it here. Beth, the weekday manager, is a lovely person, very kind, very easy-going... More 

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

Thank you for the review. We appreciate our loyal regulars who really get us. More 

Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've vacationed on Sanibel off and on for many years, and have always loved it, but over the years it has grown and grown. With all the (lovely) condos and beach houses that speckle the island, and the many people it attracts, finding a quiet, peaceful place to just breathe the air, unwind, read a book, and walk the beach,... More 

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

Thank you for this review. I think you have said it all. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you in the future. More 

boston Ma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My oldest friend and I planned on a two day get away on a Monday and Tuesday night in November. I was unable to go because a family member's illness because worse and I had to stay to deal with his admission to hospice. We gave the hotel over a week notice and explained the situation and the response was... More 

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

Per your review you gave short notice. We uphold our cancellation policy as more and more guests have chosen to do this and feel they should not be penalized. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed here and enjoyed getting out early to see the sunrise and fish. The dolphin must have been fishing at the same time because they were all in front of us and guess we were catching their fish, no worry, we released them! It was adequate continental breakfast just ran out of coffee a lot. Need... More 

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the coffee, we always have some in the office. Hope to see you again. More 

Sacramento, California
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14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a real treat! Right on the beach, just drag a lawn chair to the beach and lie watching the surf. Periodically walk the beach, picking up shells and exploring the area. Amazing houses along the beach but never close enough to interfere with the experience. The manager, Beth, is delightful. She can, if you like, regale you with stories... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. Beth appreciated the mention. Glad you had a great time and hope to see you in the future. 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): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island

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