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3951 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Mini Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Short 2 day get away but was all well worth it. My cabin was just a few feet from the beach. Cabin was very nice and clean. Nice leather couch to sit back and relax or watch t.v. Nice size kitchenette will all coking utensils pots and pans. The bed is very comfy. Sometimes I dint want to get out of it. If it wasn't for the beautiful scenery outdoors and the famous spectacular Florida West Coast Sunsets. Breathtaking. There are bicycles and beach chairs and umbrellas at your disposal. As well as canoes. staff is friendly and helpful. There's also a very nice pool on the premises. I believe I will be back here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Riverview, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Outstanding clean little place. a One bedroom bungalow was clean and spacious. full kitchen with all the amenities. We will definitely stay here again on a future trip. Clean Pool area. Was a great find. Only thing we did not like was the A/C unit kicking on outside the bedroom window which made it a bit rough to sleep.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Boston, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

What a beautiful place and lovely people. We stayed in cottage 2 and it had everything we needed. Sunsets were beautiful on the beach. (Beware the tiny flies you cant see early in the morning and at dusk!) Pelicans diving all day. We borrowed the kayaks and joined a pod of dolphins, magic. Will return soon I hope.

Room Tip: Cottage 2 nearest the beach, 5 of us staying here, plenty of room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Newark, Delaware
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91 reviews 91 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This property came highly recommended - and I can see why! Each bungalow is perfect for the beach - just a few steps away, and very quiet. If you're looking for a low key, quiet area, this is the place. I know there were people in the other bungalows, but you never would have known by the noise level. The private beach was always sparsely populated, and the shelling opportunities were plentiful. The towels were replaced daily, if you so chose. Small kitchen, newer appliances. Coffee maker in the kitchen. Lots of room to put your clothes away in the bedroom. Cute little "living room" to relax and watch tv. Met the owner on the last day - super nice guy. I can't wait to come back here! I'll be bringing my dog with me next trip :)

Room Tip: Stayed in the Dunes - only one bungalow between us and the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at Mitchell's for the 2nd time. Always a great pleasure! Joel was really friendly and helped us to have a perfect stay. The beach is really nice and quiet. Perfect spot to explore Sanibel.
Free bikes, free kayaks. Each bungalow has its own BBQ. 2 really nice pools.
Perfect place to enjoy the Sunset and the dolphins!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Just returned from our vacation in Sanibel. Stayed at Mitchell's for the third time. It is a gem! The place is on a great stretch of beach--very quiet with great shelling. (No need to take a shelling trip if you stay here.) Everything to make you beach vacation perfect is provided--chairs, umbrellas, shelling gear, & BIKES! The bikes are right there for the taking which is a great convenience. Our unit, cottage #3 was clean and comfortable. This place is a great value with exceptional beach access and amenities! My only regret was coming home.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Mitchell's Sandcastle : perfect location, good amenities (2 swimming pools, tennis court, private access to the beach, free bikes), nice Inn keepers, very quiet and enjoyable place.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3951 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Mitchell`s Sandcastles Hotel Sanibel Island
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