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“Wouldn't stay anywhere else!” 5 of 5 stars
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706 Donax, Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Sanibel Island B&B and Inns
Hillsborough, NC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wouldn't stay anywhere else!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I had a great experience staying at the Palm View Inn, all of my needs were met with a full, spacious kitchen, beach access, and access to beach chairs, and towels. Bike access allows easy and fun travel to the beach as well as all of Sanibel's shops and restaurants. I plan on visiting Sanibel again, and will certainly stay at the Palm View Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Loved the location-the staff(yes the dog too)-and the room, the colors in Pirates Cove were my favorite, room sizes are wonderful and large and you have bikes, tables and grill to use. Walk to beach is 5 minutes along with a few places to eat. But still off the beaten path a bit. Prices were good and the ability to bring two small dogs was great. We will return. Only thing I did not like was that the water heater kept tripping the breaker because of storm so water was not hot when "I" needed it-but staff was made aware and are working on that issue. So its fine, we were good since it was so hot out anyway. Oh, and best part-was rooms were VERY clean.

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  • Stayed May 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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Nags Head, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I visited Sanibel staying at the Palm View Inn in 2005.Since than I've visited a dozen times all at the Palm View.The rooms are CLEAN spacious and quiet.Conveniently located to all actives on Sanibel,and a 6 minute walk to the beach with no parking fees.Umbrellas,beach chairs,beach towels and bikes are provided no charge.The rates are reasonable which can be hard to find on Sanibel.The only bad part is when its time to leave,I,m all ready planing my next trip.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Thank you such much for returning to the Palmview Inn so many times, and for taking the time to write a nice review. The beaches are so wonderful on Sanibel, and we are happy we could supply you with what you needed for relaxing at the beach.
Thank you again, and we hope to see you in the future.
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Chrisitine Lemmon who is an author on Sanibel Island encourages everyone that they should have their "Portion of the Sea." Saniblel Island and staying at the PalmView is our "portion of the sea." The island brings us such peace, and being return visitors as well we cannot imagine staying anywhere but the PalmView. It is cozy, welcoming, quiet, and quaint. The rooms and grounds provide everything you need. We love to walk the beach, or hop on the bikes that are provided and explore the island. It is a perfect location, a great price, and very updated and clean. We enjoy and appreciate Laurie very much and the great job she does as the manager. We also enjoy her warm welcome! There is nothing we would change, and we are so glad that aside from a few updates PalmView remains as it did when we first discovered it.

  • Stayed February 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, April 2, 2012
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Sanibel Island is certainly special, and we are glad you enjoyed the Island while staying at the Palmview. Your description of your stay is what Sanibel is about, and descibes what we hope all of our guests feel about the Palmview.
Thank you also for mentioning how helpful Laurie, our Manager ,was. We hope to see you next year.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

I stayed at The Palm View for 2 weeks. It's like renting a little cottage; guests take care of their own housekeeping (the staff provides fresh linens weekly). It's clean, quiet and comfortable. This little complex has its own laundry for guests and provides bikes, beach chairs and umbrella. Just a short walk to the beach; a bit longer to Jerry's grocery and nice little shopping mall. For other activities, you will need a car on Sanibel. Manager Laurie was terrific.

Room Tip: The website gives good explanations of the rooms, and read the Trip Advisor reviews.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Thank you for visiting the Palmview Inn, and taking the time to write such a nice review.
We very much appreciate this. We are also so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that Laurie was so terrific. We hope to see you again.
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Troy, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 706 Donax, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 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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