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Madison WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to Sanibel a few times--this was our first resort/hotel experience as we have typically rented condos. We were in one of the "towers" and the experience just wasn't the same. We were on the inside "courtyard" created by the larger multi-level portion of the hotel--probably better than an overlook of the parking lot. The experience was a little... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been visiting Sanibel and have stayed at the Sundial for the past 10 years. If you want to relax and unplug, this is the place to stay. This resort has a perfect mix of resort style amenities and condo owned apartments. There is a wide variety of room types to choose from. There is a large main pool... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We discovered Sundial about 15 years ago and have been back 5 times--this time with relatives. We love the location, accommodations, and relaxed atmosphere of the resort. Although many activities are available, we mostly use the private beach and the pool. Love the family-friendly atmosphere. Staff and other guests are well behaved and courteous. We will be back!

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with my family (2 adults and 3 children) and we had a lot of fun in the swimming pool and outside Jacuzzi. The apartment is very big and with everything you need for coking. All people were very nice for us. We have pizza for dinner and it was great.

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NNew York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Resort is in a great location. Beach is not crowded and is solely for resort guests. 2 bdrm unit was large and comfortable. Had an issue with the AC but the management called in a repair person who was able to fix the problem.

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

Dear paulina859, Thank you for reviewing your family vacation at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our beachfront location complete with private beach access. We do apologize for the air conditioning issue you encountered, but are happy to hear it was quickly resolved. We hope to see you again soon for more fun... More 

Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family had a great time, I went bike riding after almost 20 years, the bike path are ride and neighborhood is beautiful. The island people are friendly. Watching the children have so much fun while relax on by the pool or the beach was amazing.

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

Dear 253dinac, Thank you for the five star review! We are thrilled to hear your family had a great time with us and that you got back on a bike after almost 20 years! The bike paths of Sanibel are world class and would make anyone want to pedal around the island! Our team is always glad to hear the... More 

Roanoke, Texas
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Equipment was aged, guest water jug by pool was moldy, staff wasn't very thorough in covering amenities, but rooms were fine and it wasn't too difficult to get equipment for activities. Overall, not bad.

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

Dear joyalissa, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We sincerely apologize for the condition of the equipment that you encountered. Our team is doing a thorough inspection of our amenities now to ensure our guests have the best experience possible. Again we apologize for the shortcomings of your experience, but hope you will give us another... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rooms are fabulous, clean and big and update. Check in was easy we even got to check in early. Grounds are beautiful. Tiki bar was fun, happy hour was excellent. Beach was beautiful especially you get to use the paddle boards and the kayaks. Main pool had a slide the kids loved. We went for a 40th anniversary party. party... More 

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

Dear Kimme3378, Thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our spacious condos and beautiful beach. The kayaks and paddleboards are always a favorite and the slide is a big hit with the kids. We look forward to seeing you again soon for another excellent stay! Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Deerfield Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear M2279HGjudithc, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered with your unit. We have tracked down where you stayed and are addressing these issues immediately. We do apologize for the noise, one of the units on the fourth floor of that building is undergoing renovations currently, but again are... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 

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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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