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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Stayed with my two girls. Plenty to do at the resort and nearby. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The facility and the rooms were clean and the resort felt safe. The little water slide in the pool was a fun addition.

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

Dear bradent0n, Thank you for the fantastic review! I'm happy to hear you and your two girls enjoyed your stay. Sundial is located in a great spot on the island, we are close to the restaurants and shops yet still a beach front property. Our guests satisfaction is our greatest priority, I'm proud that our team was friendly and kept... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

If you want a relaxing vacation, come to Sanibel. I've stayed at the Sundial both times I've been to Sanibel, and am planning on staying there again when I go in the spring. It's right on the beach, apartment-style units are perfect for a relaxing family vacation. I highly recommend taking a walk on the beach as the sun is... More 

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

Dear Michelle I, Thank you for taking the time to review your family's stay! I'm happy to hear you were able to relax while still having family fun. I would like to thank you as well for continuing to choose Sundial for your Sanibel stays, we greatly appreciate the support! We hope to see you and the family back soon.... More 

Lagrange
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We took advantage of the weekend getaway promotion and stayed in one of the studio apartments; it was perfect for two people. It was furnished nicely and we were most comfortable. My husband enjoyed the complimentary game of golf and I took advantage of the complimentary pedicure at the spa.

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

Dear Janice T, Thank you for reviewing you and your husband's recent visit. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our His & Her's Golf and Spa Escape package! We are very lucky to have the amazing partnerships with Sanibel Island Golf Club and the Kay Casperson Spa at Sundial, and are always glad to hear our guests enjoyed these services... More 

Ellenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was our second time staying at the Sundial. Our first visit was not so good but the hotel manager assured us that this was not the norm. So we dicided to go again and this time we actually had a great room with a great view. It was a bit rainy the entire weekend but because we had a... More 

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

Dear Cedric F, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I would also like to thank you for giving us a second chance. Sometimes mistakes do happen, but I'm glad you got to enjoy a better Sundial experience, I only wish we could have given you better weather! Thanks again for the review, we hope... More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I took my family there for a much needed short vacation. The resort has a beautiful beach, and it's quiet and reserved. The first room we had was not on the beach, and it was a little outdated and needed some maintenance, but we upgraded to a room on the beach and it was so worth the $$! The resort... More 

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

Dear noraker, Thank you for the wonderful review! The beachfront units definitely leave little to be desired, I'm happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the upgrade. Great tip on the bug spray, especially during rainy season the bugs can be pretty intense on Sanibel! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon, thanks again for... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was our second time at Sundial. The staff at the front desk gave us a good restaurant recommendation and was friendly. He even sent a bottle of champagne and chocolates to our room because it was our honeymoon. The room was renovated and had all new carpet, paint etc. It smelled a little of paint and there was no... More 

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

Dear 997kated, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I'm happy to hear our Front Desk team took great care of you! The views at sunrise are hard to beat from our beach, on top of that seeing a double rainbow? Wow! We hope to see you again soon, thanks for taking the time to review... More 

Central Oregon, Oregon
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There was problems after problems. The manager did try but it was a disappointment for us and it kept occurring and distracted us from our relaxing get away. We were upgraded to a beautiful ocean view room but the damage was already done.

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

Dear msjjaurora, Thank you for reviewing your stay. I would again like to apologize for the issues you experienced. Our Director of Services, Julio Morales, has reached out to you regarding your visit. I hope you will consider giving us a second chance. Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay, Phillip Starling General Manager More 

Detroit, Michigan USA
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for three days in September. I believe this was 'off season.' We stayed in a one bedroom condo that faced another building. The unit was relatively Spartan - and was tired and used. The shower has mold in it - and there was much noise due to construction in one of the nearby condo... More 

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

Dear Martin G, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I apologize for the issues you experienced during your stay, if you wouldn't mind contacting me at the Resort I would greatly appreciate discussing these in further detail. September is part of our off season so there are usually lots of improvements going on around property, I... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Husband and I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Everything from the staff, to the accommodations, to the beach was wonderful. Exactly what we needed to rest and refresh. Looking forward to visiting the Sundail again!

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

Dear Laura B, Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so glad to hear you and your husband were able to get some quality relaxation during your stay. Once you cross the causeway, it seems time moves just a bit slower on Sanibel making it the perfect atmosphere to rest and recharge. We hope to see you again for another... More 

Homestead, FL
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It was a nice quiet escape from the big city to celebrate my birthday. We had a 1 bedroom unit that was very roomy for the two of us. The resort has plenty of all inclusive activities to keep you busy if you want to. We decided to eat mostly at off property restaurants to experience the island. We would... More 

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

Dear dp1fish, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I'm glad to hear you were able to enjoy your city escape on our quiet island! Sanibel certainly has lots of dining options to be enjoyed, our own Sea Breeze Cafe was recently voted "Best Waterfront Dining" in all of Southwest Florida, be sure to check us... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • 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" 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. ... 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: $193 - $463 (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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