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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

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1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6521
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
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On the barrier island of Sanibel off Florida’s southwest coast, the resort is a unique tropical island destination with miles of shell-strewn beaches. Guests select from spacious accommodations complete with kitchen, living room & dining area. Voted Best Full Service Resort for several years in a row, Sundial offers an abundance of resort amenities & services. Directly onsite are award-winning restaurants including a Japanese Steakhouse and a sushi market. Resort amenities include tennis & pickleball courts, heated swimming pools, spa, sea school, kids club, marketplace & more. A daily resort fee includes kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, chairs & umbrellas, volleyball, tennis & pickleball equipment, fitness center and wifi. Sundial is a 2021 Trip AdvisorTraveler's Choice awardee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Patio
Table tennis
Waterslide
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Thai
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MamaDukes12765 wrote a review Oct 10
Sorrento, Italy5 contributions1 helpful vote
Five of us celebrated my daughter’s 40th birthday. The accommodations, food, and activities were awesome. Our favorite was the scavenger hunt. We had such a great time, we are planning on returning annually.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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NorthStar742219 wrote a review Oct 10
Boynton Beach, Florida1 contribution
Visited resort for Girls Weekend. Fun activities and good value. Pickelball clinic was very informative and the pro was excellent. The food at the different restaurants was very good. Service was excellent. Only downside was soft mattress.
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Pioneer33213600535 wrote a review Oct 10
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Fabulous time was had. We loved the painting class with wine tasting and snacks. The scavenger hunt was so much fun and we got to see so much of the island. Food was delicious and the birthday party was a wonderful surprise.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Pioneer33213600535; Thank you for the great comments and rating . The girls weekend was a success and I am happy you enjoyed the activities. We look forward to your next visit to Sundial. The dates are already posted on the Website for next years' Girls Weekend---we hope to see you there. Regards, Becky Miller General Manager
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Julie C wrote a review Oct 4
Peru, Illinois2 contributions
This resort is beautiful and the staff are beyond exceptional. We came back for our one year anniversary and once again, were treated like royalty. The accommodations were beautiful and clean with great views from the room. We especially enjoyed the pool and tiki bar. We will definitely return!
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Dear Julie B; Happy anniversary! Thank you for your wonderful comments and 5 star rating. I am happy you were able to enjoy the amenities of the Resort. Your comments abut our staff are much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again at Sundial when your travels bring you to the Sanibel area. Regards, Becky Miller General Manager
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Karen T. wrote a review Oct 3
Plainfield, IL13 contributions2 helpful votes
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We got married at The Sundial on 9/20/2021 and it was the most magical, fantastic experience ever!! We had never been to The Sundial or Sanibel before and we checked it out for the first time after seeing it on the internet in May. We automatically knew that it was the place of our dreams! The property is gorgeous.... it was like paradise! The landscaping is beautiful, and the beach is private and there aren't a lot of random people walking around, so we knew it would be perfect for our wedding ceremony! In the months leading up to our big day, Francesca kept in constant contact with me and calmed all my nerves. During our stay, all The Sundial staff was personable, responsive, and professional. We and our guests were so happy with the rooms! They were clean, and pretty. We really loved the full kitchens! The amenities were fantastic! We went kayaking, paddle boarding, played pickle ball, rode bikes, played ping pong and BINGO. We frequented the Tiki Bar for delicious food and Pina Coladas and their special drink "Put the Lime in the Coconut"!!! My bridal party and I went to the Kay Casperson Spa for hair and makeup and Ashley (makeup) and Julia (hair) were phenomenal! They made all of us look like models!!! The set up on the beach for the ceremony was beautiful, and the entire catering team was so accommodating and flexible with every little request we made during the reception. We are already trying to plan our next trip to The Sundial. We just loved it so much, and I think you would too!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear kailysma; Congratulations!!!!! Thank you for choosing Sundial for your wedding and sharing such a great review. Your comments are appreciated as Sundial is such a special venue for weddings and celebrations. Thank you for your comments about Francesca, she is such a great asset to our Catering team, her attention to detail is amazing. I am happy your party was able to enjoy the amenities of the Resort , as well as Turtles and the specialty drinks. The Kay Casperson Spa team Are so professional and such a nice amenity to have right on property. We look forward to seeing you at Sundial again when your travels bring you to the Sanibel area. Regards, Becky Miller General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$186 - $565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sundial beach & golf hotel sanibel island, sundial beach and golf resort, sundial beach hotel, sundial beach resort, sundial beach sanibel island, sundial sanibel island
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSanibel Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
227
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Sanibel Island Farmer's Market (1.5 miles), Bailey's General Store (1.7 miles), and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joey's Custard, Bleu Rendezvous French Bistro, and Cielo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Sundial Beach Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Thai, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Sundial Beach Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.6 miles) and USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef (3.0 miles).
Does Sundial Beach Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.