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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend with the family in a two bedroom unit with Gulf view. The room was clean and freshly remodeled with all the amenities we needed for a the night stay. We used the Kitchen and dined at the restaurant for our Thanksgiving meal. The food and service was to notch. We also took advantage of the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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Marina, Josh and Emily helped me out so much! This was the best Resort I've stayed at, in a long time! The pool was amazing, and the access to the beach was right there! The Kayak and paddle boards that we rented was so much fun!! Highly recommended!!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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124 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

In planning a couples trip this is a family resort with lots of activities for kids not so much for couples. In season I can only imagine the noise levels. Rooms are nice but need upgrades especially for the room rates that you pay. Disappointed no one would answer the front desk phone after 7pm when we had an issue... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location is great. We regularly stay at Sundial. Service need to be improved. Some of the rooms need to be renovated feel like it looks run down a little for the price we pay. Marina was pleasant to deal with, thanks to her!

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

Dear JPPfeifer, Thank you for reviewing your most recent visit and for continuing to choose Sundial for your Sanibel accommodations! We do apologize for any issues you experienced and will be sure to reevaluate the unit you stayed in for needed improvements! We are happy to hear Marina took such great care of your family, we are extremely lucky to... More 

Miami beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Resort has great location! Lots of activities for family and kids included in the pricing. Breakfast was great... beds were uncomfortable, esp sofa bed. Family friendly. Staff very friendly, esp in activities center

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

Dear 826margaritad, Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed all of our amenities and activities! We will be sure the mattresses from your unit are checked promptly to make sure our guests are comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again soon for more fun in the sun! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been going to Sundial for a few years now on and off. Definitely getting back to its old self after not having restaurants on site for a while. Breakfast buffet could be a bit better presented as was bit of a free for all in the mornings and table allocation a bit hit and miss. Other wise a wonderful... More 

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

Dear 608jacquiew, Thank you for reviewing your visit to our little piece of paradise! We are always glad to hear our repeat guests are enjoying all of the improvements we have made over the last few years! We do apologize for the issues you encountered with the breakfast buffet and will be sure our Food & Beverage team looks into... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms were very dated and not worth the cost. Kitchen was barely adequate. Had to request maid service even though it was included in the room package. No towels in one of the bathrooms when we checked in. Bed configuration was also poor . Requested double beds in the 2nd bedrooms because it was all adults. Given twin beds.

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

Dear H7672JXnancys, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. Julio Morales, our Director of Services, will be contacting you shortly to discuss the details of your visit. Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've stayed at Sundial for years now. While we love the place, there always seems to be something that happens over Thanksgiving while we are there. This time, the pizza place was closed for 4 days and one of the pumps in the main pool was broken. It took at least 3 days to fix during which time the pool... More 

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

Dear K5811VFjenniferf, Thank you so much for the five star review and for continuing to stay with us during your Sanibel getaways! We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience the pool temperature and the pizza shop closure caused during your stay. While the storefront of Slice of Paradice is currently closed during the week, guests can still order pizza from any... More 

Griffith, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our room was GREAT! Comfortable & Clean! Steps from the beach for Shelling! Very Helpful Staff too! Dinner & Lunch Fabulous! Their Bailey's Marketplace has everything you might need & Great to-go sandwiches & salads!

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

Dear andrewbX5432RW, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your room and that our team was so helpful! Bailey's Marketplace has been a great addition to our property, certainly a hit with all of our guests! We hope to see you again soon for your next Sanibel retreat! Phillip Starling General... More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really family-friendly place, amazing setting, and just enough luxury, without being ostentatious. Great vacation . . . makes you never want to leave. The nature was amazing. We saw dolphins right off the coast, and the shelling was fabulous as always!

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Dear karlacD9174JK, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed a great vacation with us and were even treated to spotting dolphins from our beach! We look forward to seeing you again soon on the sandy shores of Sanibel! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

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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)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $217 - $511 (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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“Bike riding and breakfast packages available.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciai171, 3 days ago | Read review
“For a quieter pool experience, go to one of the side pools that tend to be less populated.”
 of 5 bubbles matts_13, 1 week ago | Read review
“Costal view was worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles TimLoriK, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for beachfront not gulf view”
 of 5 bubbles 761catherineb, 1 week ago | Read review
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