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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location and the amenities cannot be beat! Bikes are on the property and helpful staff will assist with beach activities as well. The grocery store onsite is convenient for forgotten items or basic staples for the refrigerator. Cleaning staff is scarce and had to be called for fresh towels. The Tiki Bar is a great meeting spot for adults...

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Provo, Utah
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This well-maintained resort is perfect for the active seniors or family that want to enjoy tennis, golf, and water activities. Soon they will even have pickleball, the new rage for seniors. The food is excellent, the grounds are well-maintained, the staff is super friendly and this is as close as you get to a Hawaii-type resort in Sanibel. Love it!

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Centerport, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sundial is a beautiful resort located right on the Gulf. We are avid tennis players and enjoyed playing on their well groomed har tru courts (unique as they are watered from underneath). The tennis program coordinator, Sean Warren, was a pleasure to work with when reserving courts and setting up matches.

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Panguitch, Utah
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a family birthday gathering of 8 adults and had two units. It was very convenient for access to pool area or beach area. Recreation staff was great at setting up umbrella's as needed. Also the use of toys and bikes was nice. If you need special size beds, make sure you request. We thought the master suite had...

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Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I reserved a gulf view room and requested a king bed for our anniversary. On arriving, only 2 doubles available. After downgrading to partial view, I had to ask for partial refund because of the room. Front desk person thought I actually paid $1100 for 2 nights. On top of that, they acted like I was getting a huge discount...

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

Dear anilladhani, Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. We would like to sincerely apologize the frustration this oversight caused for your anniversary getaway as well as the lack of understanding our team displayed in this matter. We certainly understand your disappointment and ask you contact Julio Morales, our Director of Operations, at 239.395.7231 to further discuss this...

Fennville, Michigan
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The only downside was the carpet in the bedroom. It was sticky and dirty. The rest of the condo was clean. We had a cabana one day which made it easier to stay by the pool all day. The beach and pool were close. The breakfast buffet for me was not worth it because I eat so little. Baileys the...

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Dear 78leannev, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit! We do apologize for the condition of the carpet and have scheduled a professional cleaning to ensure this is taken care of, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are glad you enjoyed one of our cabana rentals as they certainly provide a great place...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My quality experience with this property was lacking in almost every regard. This was my big (annual) trip to escape the Winter cold weather -- and I paid dearly for the privilege of staying at this property. I also travel 40 weeks every year--and stay at properties that are not the Ritz Carlton. Meaning, I have a sense of what...

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Dear 0728Michelle, Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. Our Director of Operations, Julio Morales, reached out to you earlier today to further discuss your stay and is awaiting your return call. Please call him back at your earliest convenience at 239.395.7231. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered and look forward to hearing from you. Thank...

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family of four with two visitors. Wonderful location, great activities center. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment with a pullout couch, all the beds were comfortable. The bathrooms definitely could have been cleaner. The complementary breakfast was okay, omelette station, fresh waffles, oatmeal, a few fruit options. The staff left a lot to be desired at breakfast. The service...

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

Dear O6387AFashleyf, Thank you for reviewing your family vacation to beautiful Sanibel Island! We are glad you enjoyed the pool bar staff and craft beer on tap! We do apologize that some areas did not meet your expectations and will be sure to address this with our team. We hope to see you again soon for more fun in the...

wyoming
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great rooms, friendly staff, happy hour at the beach bar every night.....and the best beach in the world. Cruiser bikes were great for touring the island. Great restaurants to choose from. And just so mellow and nice......We Love this place!!

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Dear edkrajsky, Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear our team was so friendly and that you enjoyed our beautiful beach! We hope to see you again for another relaxing getaway! Phillip Starling General Manager

Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at Sundial for the past 10 years, and it's the perfect setting. We love the condo, shelling on the beach, the activities staff, bikes, fitness room, heated pool. We like the location since it's within biking distance to almost everything on the island. We will be back!

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Dear Sandra C, Thank you for the delightful review and for continuing to stay with us for your Sanibel visits! We are glad to hear you enjoy our condos and that our team takes such great care of you! We look forward to seeing you again soon! 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
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  • 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: $253 - $555 (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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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Anything with a direct ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles reidarobison, 2 days ago | Read review
“We were in building C on the 4th floor and a little far from the main pool and ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Kmac81, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Be sure to request accommodations that have been recently renovated and have, at least, a partial view of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles himlaw, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Make sure to ask for Gulf View!”
 of 5 bubbles HomeRentalPro, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“eating a decent view of the Gulf is a plus..”
 of 5 bubbles t0mk0zl0wski1, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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