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Broomall
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just came back from this resort and I was very pleased. The staff were so accommodating to me and my husband as we arrived in Sanibel with no reservations on a holiday weekend (MLK) and there were virtually no vacancies anywhere on the island. Emily at the front desk didn't give up and her and her manager kept looking and...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Apartment Q207 was beautiful! Furnishings were contemporary and very clean Lovely pools and super restaurants. The Japanese restaurant was very entertaining! Amazing beach. Kayaks and paddle boards available in resort. We saw dolphins off shore several times. Lots to do on Sanibel Island.

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on Sanibel for some family birthdays and had a marvelous time. The room was gorgeous and had a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico. We had dinner with 10 of us at their Shima Japanese restaurant. The Hibachi Chef Sammy, was a funny, entertaining and engaging to our whole gang. Everyone had the Hibachi except me, I...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great property with everything you need for a great vacation. They have bikes, helmets, kayaks, paddle boards and beach chairs available to you at no additional cost. The staff is friendly and courteous. The one bedroom condo in which we stayed was well appointed and updated. If I had one criticism, I would say that the room...

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staf is great, rooms are clean only next to the elevator sounds horrible but in the night we didn't had any problems with it because it was not used after 10;30 pm. We are early birds so no problem at all. Rooms are very comfortable to stay for a whole month. With kitchen etc.

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun for the family, great staff and room. Good selection of included recreational activities including kayaking, biking, tennis and pool. We'll appointed sea front suite with a fully functional kitchen.

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Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great view of the Gulf; plenty of amenities; beach access superb; relaxing. Room was nice, but bathroom dated and felt like a typical Best Western - expected a bit more "wow" with the bathroom at this price level. Great time of year to go.

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

Dear Robert C, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent relaxing getaway! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the gorgeous view along with all of the amenities we have to offer! We do apologize that you were not wow'd by the bathroom, we have already passed this feedback along to the owner of the unit. We...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to Sundial for a couple of days with my wife. The resort is front line in a very nice beach centrally located in Sanibel. We had our room at 18h only so we stayed at the premises without been able to do much. Then we had a room on the ground floor of big size, but the water didn´t...

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Dear Sergiocrandon, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Please contact our Director of Operations Julio Morales at 239.395.7231 to further discuss the details of your stay. We sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced and would greatly appreciate getting more details from you at your earliest convenience. Phillip Starling General Manager

Tamarac, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost everything was excellent, however Jean one of the attendants by the pool area was kind of rude and unwelcoming ( at least that is how we felt) The location is excellent, the breakfast, the restaurant and front desk staff were great

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Dear 539dannyb2017, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our excellent location and that our Front Desk team was so great! We will be sure to have a chat with Jean and are certain he did not mean to be unwelcoming at all. We hope to see...

Key Biscayne, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far we had one of our best vacations at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. As a family, this spot is perfect for young children. Direct beach access, a pool with a small slide and an AMAZING sea school with excursions that the kids just loved. Having a full kitchen with kids on vacation helps a lot! Early morning...

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Dear Patricia H, Thank you for taking the time to review your fabulous family vacation at the Sundial! We are so glad this was the best vacation yet with us! We look forward to seeing you and your tribe again soon for more fun in the sun! 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: $261 - $513 (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 & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
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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“Some Rooms are condos so individually owned; each will be furnished differently There are four floors in each building”
 of 5 bubbles Dmp136, 4 days ago | Read review
“Higher floors are helpful to avoid the sounds of people dragging chairs across the floors.”
 of 5 bubbles 444bethd, 4 days ago | Read review
“Rooms on the front building facing the beach must be nice. Avoid ground floor apartments.”
 of 5 bubbles Sergiocrandon, 5 days ago | Read review
“Recommend ocean or beach view”
 of 5 bubbles 288patriciah, 1 week ago | Read review
“ask for a gulf view room!”
 of 5 bubbles smfreric, 1 week ago | Read review
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