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Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trash can fell out of the kitchen cabinet because it was broken. The bedroom closet wouldn't open because the door had not been "cut down" to accommodate the carpet. Ants invaded all my food. Someone ran a jack hammer upstairs all afternoon. HORRIBLE I got very little pleasant use of my room at a high cost.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent 3 nights here and enjoyed every minute. Staff were nice and helpful, pool great with fantastic games (jenga, table football etc.) and gym was excellent. The access to the beach was so handy. The best thing though was the free bikes, paddle boards, kayaks etc. They really do make a difference. The condo was great too....high spec with superb... More 

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

Dear bluearmy36, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations during your three night stay with us! Our wide variety of amenities provide something for everyone to enjoy their vacation to the fullest, glad you enjoyed these as well. Bug spray is definitely a necessity on Sanibel. While we love that our... More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we are always in search for a place to go that can accommodate our large family and be a beautiful and relaxing and good for every member of our family. we found our vacation spot and will be back as often as we can. The staff and the amenities were unbelievable.

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

Dear 265mandyb, Thank you so much for the five star review, we are thrilled that your entire family had the best vacation all around! We are always glad to hear our team took such great care of our guests and that the amenities were well enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you all again soon! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Longwood, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved our trip other than how expensive everything is. Didn't get to experience the spa because it was too expensive . Rooms were clean and beautiful. We enjoyed the kayaks and the pool. Wish there was more to do.

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

Dear jasoni507, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We are glad to hear you loved your trip, but do apologize that you did not feel the value was there. We are quite surprised you felt there was not enough to do, from four restaurants with lots of happy hours, five pools, the gorgeous beach and shelling... More 

Inverness, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Resort, staff, services, amenities and location could not be beat. Our gulf view room offered us a beautiful view; included amenities of towels, chairs, umbrellas were a welcome addition. Breakfast was always fresh and staff friendly and professional.

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

Dear Pati1006, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are so glad to hear that everything from our Resort center to our team could not be beat. The Gulf View residences absolutely provide a beautiful view, glad you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you for another 45 years to come! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This review is for the restaurant only, not the resort. We were staying at a condo close by and decided to have a light dinner at the Sundial restaurant outside overlooking the pool. The view from our table was interesting. The pool looked clean and well maintained, but many of the cabanas on the other side of the pool were... More 

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

Dear times6plus, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Sea Breeze Cafe. In the evenings, our team does "collapse" the cabanas that are not in use for the safety of our guests in case of a pop up storm as we often get. We sincerely apologize for the service you experienced as this certainly is not... More 

cooper city, fl
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife I took our younger daughter and her best friend to Sundial for a weekend away from the Florida east coast. P304 was nicely decorated. The beds were very comfortable and the view of the Gulf was great. We used the resorts paddleboards the first day. They were well worn and on the smaller (8 foot) size. With the... More 

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

Dear coachmsk, Thank you for reviewing your weekend getaway! We are glad to hear you enjoyed unit P304, the view of the Gulf is definitely great as you said. Our paddleboards are certainly very popular and get lots of use from our guests, but for more experienced paddleboarders like yourselves, it might be best to bring your own as you... More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another year another great vacation. Consistently the best resort on the island; year after year. Great ameneties , excellent staff, convenient market, a variety of food choices and tiki batlr that srrves it all.

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

Dear D1565UCdavids, Thank you for the five star review of your trip to our little piece of paradise! From our great amenities to our excellent staff, we certainly agree that we are the best resort on the island! We look forward to seeing you again for yet another great vacation. Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have vacationed on Sanibel Island several times over the years, love the island. In April we stayed at The Sundial Resort for the first time. This was the first vacation with a new baby, 6 months old. The Sundial was the perfect place for a family. The condo style resort provided our own private space with full kitchen, washer,... More 

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

Dear kateG92113, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you found us after staying at other accommodations around the island. Congratulations on the new baby! With our four restaurants on site, there is certainly something for everyone, glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon for another wonderful stay! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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146 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have attended/helped facilitate a few events at Sundial and I have to say that it is one of the best locations on the island for business luncheons, events, weddings, etc... Besides the convenient location, great amenities, and stellar ocean view, the staff is professional, accommodating, and very nice to work with (Sales Manager - Tiffany Onischuk). Of the business... More 

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

Dear Lrichardson, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are honored you would call the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa the best place for events on the island, we must say we couldn't agree more! Tiffany and the banquets staff are certainly some of our service superstars and always go above and beyond to make sure our... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanibel Island's most luxurious resort has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Voted "BEST FULL SERVICE RESORT ON THE ISLANDS" and "BEST STAYCATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" for three 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 beach between your toes, take a refreshing swim in our blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's five 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 boarding, bike tours, golf, organized activities, marketplace, spa and sea school. One,two and three bedroom residences feature options for views, amenities and 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 pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. Voted Best Waterfront Dining in Southwest Florida, the resort's 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. You will also enjoy the tiki-style poolside eatery, Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar, serving up delicious signature drinks and dishes. 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 Chef, Best Server and Best Happy Hour as well as Best Tennis on the Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6521
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $181 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 180
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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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