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“Nice resort with free bike or surreys and kayak” 4 of 5 stars
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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #20 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice resort with free bike or surreys and kayak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our boys love the pool with the shell slide. We all loved the 2-hour ride on a surrey. Unfortunately we did not have time to use the kayaks but we will come back :-)
The apartment (P304) was great with a great view. It was huge. It was a 2-bedroom but the extra living room with a sofa bed can be closed with doors so it is a 3-bedroom and you still have a huge dining and living room. Washer/dryer in the apartment is great, particularly for us who live in NYC and do not have this luxury in our own apartment.
The only negative thing was the time we checked in. We arrived a bit before 4pm and were told our apartment was not ready but will be soon. We finally got it at 4.20pm after coming back several times at the front desk.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear SeverineT:

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We hope to see you back soon.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've been to Sundial 5 times and stayed at Captiva once. Sundial is simply beautiful and cozy. We call Sanibel our happy place. Kids love the slide more then the beach I think. Oh the shells are wonderful.
Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Sara RT2014:

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We hope to see you back soon.

Julio Morales
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Temecula, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Amazing place to stay! Only advise use bug spray on the beach while shelling. Those little critters will eat you up. Shelling - wonderful and breathtaking just as I imagined for miles. Pools amazing!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Maria J:
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Sundial Resort was such a pleasurable experience for our family. From the beautiful beach to the pools and water activities. Stephanie at the Front Desk was such a friendly person. Very Helpful and a pleasure. We will be returning Very Soon

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Dear overseas211:

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Parrish, Florida
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a great time, I am pleased that they have included children's activities with rate. The resort is slowly but surely improving their appearance and updating. Tennis courts are being reconstructed at this time. The activities staff made my 10 year daughter feel special and she had a great time with the fun activities at the pool. We brought a friend from up north and she was relaxed and happy, this was important!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Georgette L:

Thank you for taking the time to complete our resort survey.

We hope to see you back soon.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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La Jolla, California
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a great time and a mix of people of all ages. The Bloody Mary's were great in the morning as were the Rum Runners in the afternoon! Well kept property with friendly service and restaurants near by--beautiful area!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Juliett0416:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us.
So happy to see that you and your family enjoyed your self. I can't wait until next year once all the renovations are completed. Please be sure to come back and see us.
Thank you for your business and your feedback.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We loved this resort! The room was spacious and very clean. We had a partial ocean view and partial pool view from the balcony. We loved sitting in the screened balcony in the mornings while we had our breakfast. The beach was only a few steps away. We loved the main pool and the kids greatly enjoyed the water pool slide. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Amelia D.
Thank you for taking the time to complete our resort survey.

We hope to see you back soon.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sanibel Island's most complete resort, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. Sanibel Island is a natural playground where you can feel the white sand beach between your toes, take a refreshing swim in our blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's five pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, tennis courts, kayaks, bikes and an array of fun family activities by the pool. One- and two-bedroom Residences feature options for views and amenities and conveniences of home in a tranquil, tropical setting. These Residences offer a full kitchen with housewares, living/dining area, full baths and ample space that is ideal for couples or larger families. Best of all, Sanibel's pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. The variety of dining venues are sure to please, offering indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selection. Sea Breeze Café offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair. You’ll also enjoy the new poolside eatery, Turtle's Beach & Pool Bar, serving up delicious signature drinks and dishes. Waterview provides the perfect private dining and event space, with ample space and spectacular Gulf views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island

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