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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful four day stay at Sundial. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Room was ready when we arrived. We loved the beach access and pool bar. Enjoyed bikes proving you do remember how to ride. Convenient access to restaurant and shopping

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in unit H-310, a cute 1 bedroom, 1 bath. *It has a full complete kitchen including a Keurig coffeemaker. * The check-in process went smoothly and the person working was personable. *Although our units was not directly on the water, some of the complexes other buildings were. -- drawbacks for us: >check-in isn't until 4pm >there are no...

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2Thank DebGFtraveler
Shawnee, Kansas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a two bedroom / two bathroom suite with full kitchen. Absolutely perfect for ourselves and two teenagers. Right on the beach. Lots of pools, laundry facilities. We LOVED it and would definitely go back.

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1Thank 300debbiee
Davie, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the best time with my family at this resort. We have already booked another visit. The kids enjoyed the slide into the pool as well as finding shells on the beach. Kid friendly and lots to do while there.

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Miami
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed at Sundial. The place is perfectly located by the beach so you can relax and enjoy the water 💦 and collect your shells as you stroll and enjoy watching the variety of birds 🐦 by the ocean. Very relaxing and clean. The staff were helpful and quick to respond to request. I highly recommend this...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Michele at the front desk is the nicest, most welcoming and thoughtful person! It was so great to be treated so warmly after a long day of travel. My fiancé (now), 8 year old daughter and I loved this resort and the island. The entire staff is very friendly and informative. The pool, ocean, and amenities are awesome! We loved...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

With sweeping Gulf views and food varieties that made it difficult to choose from, it seemed it couldn't be better. But, it turned out it was ladies night with free drinks. And then Tyleigh came to the table. She came to take our order like a breath of fresh air, and maintained her beautiful smile to the end. It was...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Debbuck B, Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your experience at Sea Breeze Cafe! We are thrilled to hear that we exceeded all of your expectations and that Tyleigh provided such fantastic service! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Phillip Starling General Manager

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Sundial as part of a visit from our out-of-town granddaughters, mostly as a place to "hang our hats" for a trip to the beach. We were able to make a reservation for one night only which was a plus during high season, as our visitors were only here for a very short time. The accommodations were a one...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gingy Q, Thank you for reviewing your quick trip to the Sundial! We are so glad to hear you and your granddaughters enjoyed your time with us! We sincerely apologize for the wait time you experienced in Sea Breeze and will be sure this is addressed with our team. Phillip Starling General Manager

Chelsea
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shima was great food and entertainment. Sea Breeze rest. u can eat outside or in. Bikes available on premises. Great location. Love the bartenders and staff. Beach chairs already set up each a.m. Hot Jacuzzi near pool. Small store on premises also for food items.

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Annette B, Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and entertaining preparation at Shima along with our Sea Breeze cafe that offers indoor and outdoor seating! We hope to see you again for more R&R! Phillip Starling General Manager

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did a couples trip -- the resort is actually right on the beach, awesome for shelling. The beach and shells alone are reason enough to stay at Sundial. Would be great for a big group, family trip, wedding party. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Dear 828genevieve, Thank you for reviewing your recent couples trip! We are so glad you found so many beach treasures to take home, our beach is one of the best shelling locations on the island! We hope to see you again soon for more shelling fun! Phillip Starling General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanibel Island's most luxurious resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Voted "BEST FULL SERVICE RESORT ON THE ISLANDS" and "BEST STAYCATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" for four years in a row, 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 between your toes, take a refreshing swim in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities and amenities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, HydroGrid tennis courts, cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, bike tours, golf, organized activities, a marketplace, spa and sea school. One,two and three bedroom residences feature options for views with the 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 world-renowned, pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. Voted Best Waterfront Dining in Southwest Florida, the resort's award winning restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selections. Look forward to an authentic experience as your dinner is artfully prepared right before your eyes at Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, the area's only Japanese steakhouse. Sea Breeze Cafe offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Sundial's tiki-style poolside eatery, Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar, serves up delicious signature drinks at the bar and family-friendly patio. Slice of Paradice provides the perfect poolside venue for tasty treats such as pizza, ice-cream, hotdogs and salads- perfect for beach-goers and sunset strollers. A daily resort fee includes the use of beach umbrellas and chairs, beach towels, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, beach volleyball, fitness center, wifi, organized activities and tennis court access. In addition to being voted Best Full Service Resort and Best Staycation, the resort has been regionally recognized for Best Event Facilities, Best Chef, Best Server, Best Happy Hour, Best New Restaurant, Best Sushi, Best Tiki Bar, Best Waterfront Dining and Best Tennis on the Islands. ... more   less 

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
Price Range: $252 - $594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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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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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Anything with a direct ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles reidarobison, 1 week ago | Read review
“We were in building C on the 4th floor and a little far from the main pool and ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Kmac81, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Be sure to request accommodations that have been recently renovated and have, at least, a partial view of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles himlaw, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Make sure to ask for Gulf View!”
 of 5 bubbles HomeRentalPro, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“eating a decent view of the Gulf is a plus..”
 of 5 bubbles t0mk0zl0wski1, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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