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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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    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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Golden Valley, MN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011

We loved the Blue Dolphin (1/3-1/8). Everything else along West Gulf road seems to have had all the charm updated out of it after Hurricane Charley. Being in a residential area, the BD is quiet, and so is the beach. Days were spent hiking and biking and birding - and the BD is a good base for all of these... More 

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Arlington, VA
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

The Blue Dolphin does many things right, but a few things were so wrong that we probably won't return. Pros: Gorgeous location, friendly staff, clean and recently updated room. The continental breakfast is a nice touch, although if you like "real" cream or even milk in your coffee, better bring your own. We had fresh grapefruit right off one of... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

We had a wonderful time at this old Florida Beach Bungalows hotel. The place is right on the beach, our room was beach front, reading the Sunday paper on our patio with the Gulf of Mexico just steps away- wonderful. The rooms are small, clean and updated. There is no maid service. We just picked up extra towels and toilet... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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106 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

we enjoyed quite a bit, that the property is in the residential neighbourhood of sanibel island. it means on the other hand, that one has to take the car to go shopping or to go to the restaurants, but we didn't mind. getting up in the morning before sunrise and taking a cup of coffee down to the beach and... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

Went to Sanibel for our 27th wedding anniversary to "get away from reality" and were giddy with our choice. I can't begin to describe just how nice the trip and especially the hotel was. I was described our 1 bedroom apartment as being 30 steps from the beach, and although I never bothered to count, I'd say that was fairly... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

Just returned today and already planning another trip to the Blue Dolphin. Was looking for a very relaxing and peaceful vacation and found it. Upon arrival we knew we were going to have a very good week. The location is great as described, in a residential area of the beach and very secluded. The cottages reminded me of what you... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

Tracy, the assistant manager, who was here most often was friendly, accomodating, and professional. If you are looking for the three S's above, look no further. With um-Brellas, Beach chairs, and Bikes, who could ask for more? Love the wifi. Wife and I will be back next year.

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Miami, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

We enjoyed the fact that we were just steps from the beach. Loads of beautiful shells, if thats what you like to do. The water was a perfect temperature and calm. No one bothers you. Once you get your room key, you're on your own. No maid service unless you want it. But, be sure to bring blow dryers, shampoo,... More 

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New Jersey
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

Peace, quiet and a place to be left alone is what we had in mind when booking our stay at The Blue Dolphin. I'm happy to report that that is exactly what we got! We booked the beach front unit which has a great view of the beach, a cute patio with 2 chairs, apartment sized kitchen area, one bedroom,... More 

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Pittsfield, MA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

My husband and I were looking for a casual atmosphere directly on the beach, and that's exactly what we found at the Blue Dolphin. The room was basic, with a full kitchen, and everything we needed to be secluded and self sufficient. The end unit that we requested is about 30 footsteps (on a sand path) from the beach. We... 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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