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“Our Piece Of Paradise - For A Week...” 5 of 5 stars
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706 Donax, Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Sanibel Island B&B and Inns
Troy, Ohio
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Our Piece Of Paradise - For A Week...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I have lost track of how many years we have been staying here. The manager is great. I look forward to seeing her as much as I do my stay.
The rooms are always clean. The place is off the main drive so you don't have all the traffic. The walk to the beach is about 5 minutes - maybe.. This is nice because you get rid of most of the sand by the time you get back.
We have stayed at places right on the beach and by the time we left, the sand was absolutely everywhere. Including in the bed~ yuck!
This place is great. It is quiet, and the manager can not be beat. And hopefully you get to meat Emmitt!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Talk to the manager and she can help you decide what is best for you.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding the Palmview Inn. We appreciate that you are a repeat guest, and you have enjoyed your visits so much. We are happy our Manager has been so helpful, and that you also enjoyed seeing her dog when he visits.
We hope to see you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines area
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We have stayed at this Inn several times in the past few years. The manager always makes us feel welcomed in this relaxed, peaceful enviroment. The rooms are always exceptionally clean and cozy, and has everything we need to feel comfortable. Bikes are available to ride, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor seating to sit and visit with friends or read a book, new barb-b-que grill to use, they even have movies that you can borrow. The rooms have recently been painted and updated. Just grab the beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrella that the Inn provides and take a 5 minute walk to the white sandy beach filled with shells. Enjoy the warmth of the Florida sunshine and treat yourself to a true vacation. We always enjoy our stay at the Palm View. It provides us with the amenities that we need in a price range we can affford, and we hope they never change that. Big plus, Laura the manager, adds to the charm of this place we call our home away from home.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, February 3, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a kind review. We appreciate you being a return guest, and that our Manager has always made you feel so at home. We are new owners, so you noticing our improvements is wonderful.
Thank you again for taking the time to write a review, and we hope to see you next year.
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new york
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I had the pleasure of visiting Sanibel Island for the first time,going over the bridge was like leaving all your cares behind, the Biking, seashell beaches,the wild lives, the sunsets,and the people being so friendly take your breath away,but most outstanding event was staying in the Calossa room at the palm-view Inn I loved the colors, it was spacious, clean and equip with modern amenities,from Flatscreem Televsion with all the channels, i loved theSpeakman showerhead that gives you a complete shower. The grounds are also ready for laundry,and Grilling
What a home away from home, i love it.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so glad you had such a relaxing vacation and that the Palmview Inn could be part of that.
Sanibel is certainly special.
Thank you again, and we hope you visit us soon.
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

We are nature photographers and so much in love with the Island's character, its people, its quaint small town atmosphere and the Island's emphasis on preservation awareness of its natural resources. We would not consider staying anywhere else while visiting this unique barrier island! The nature trails, the bird life and preservation efforts that Sanibel has enacted to preserve this unique coastal destination have no comparison in our book. The Palm View offers comfortable accommodations and cleanliness while remaining a stone's throw from all activities on the island. You can spend a lot more for all the frills of upscale accommodations or enjoy Palm View's humble accommodations and enjoy the island's amenities more. We have been coming regularly for over 5 years and would not consider staying anywhere else as our activities and time is spent enjoying the island and its resources vs. staying at a resort, which you will pay for, and miss out on one of the most beautiful and naturally maintained coastal destinations. The manager has been instrumental in our coming back time and time again. It is because of her making us feel as if we are family that we continue our patronage and it sets this resort apart from the rest. With biking, beach walks, shell collecting, dolphin watching and Ding Darling National Wildlife refuge within minutes of the Palm View, this centrally located small unit accommodation could not be better suited for our needs and the needs of other nature lovers would want to be out enjoying what Sanibel is truly all about!

Room Tip: If you are a family you would want the two bedroom suite. Other than that, all the other suites are...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, December 27, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review regarding the Palmview Inn and our Manager. We appreciate that you have continued to stay at the Palmview, and that our Manager has been instrumental in this.

As you have said the Islands are so special, and as Nature Lovers you really understand the character of Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Thank you again for your kind review.
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We loved these cozy cottages just a short 5 minute walk to the beach. The owner was there everyday and answered all our questions with very friendly suggestions.

We have found our new Sanibel home.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, December 21, 2011
Thank you for your kind review regarding your stay at the Palmview Inn. We are happy our Manager was able to answer your questions, and be so helpful.
We are new owners, so we are pleased you enjoyed one of our newly decorated units.
Thank you again for your review, and we hope to see you soon.
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

The location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and a short bike ride to shops and restaurants. What I really loved was having so much space, our own little house to relax at after exploring the island. It was so clean and complete with a kitchen and living room. There is even onsite laundry offered, a grill and bikes to use for a quick trip to the store or lunch. The beds are very comfortable and super clean. We had plenty of towels and appreciated knowing that we could contact the owner if we needed anything but would not be disturbed otherwise. The owner is super friendly and down to earth. She was in and out of the common area during the day and a pleasure to talk with. I would definitely stay there again and again when I get the opportunity. The price is excellent, too.

  • Stayed December 2011, 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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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, December 21, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding your stay at the Palmview Inn.
We are happy you enjoyed your accomodations, and that our Manager was so helpful to you.
We hope to see you again soon at the Palmview, and thank you so much for your review.
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

My family and dogs stay here a few times a year for the past 5 years. It is clean, quiet inexpensive and best of all dog friendly. It is a short walk to the beach on donax rd to a great central part of Sanibel island beach. It is never crowded. It is very close to the central business area on periwinkle drive.
It is not a fancy place, if you need a concierge, valet, help desk, pool boys or must be right on the beach then this is not the place for you. If you need a clean, comfortable dog friendly place to stay then the Palm View is the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The PalmView

Address: 706 Donax, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Sanibel Island

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