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St. Petersburg, Florida
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall I felt this property was pretty average and bit overpriced. The hotel was in a great location on the beach and the outside was well maintained. The room was pretty basic which is what I expected. Unfortunately I had an issue with ants in my room and no one seemed to care. After killing about 20 of them I... More 

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Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After a week in Anna Maria Island and heading back to the East Coast, we decided to stop off for a "bonus" day before really having to end an awesome week. So BONUS is exactly what we got. Seaside Inn is a small inn with the old school Florida charm. Small and quaint with rooms steps from the beach and/or... More 

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Thank planestocatch
Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share such a complimentary and very detailed review of your stay! I'm glad you enjoyed the fun and relaxing atmosphere of our old Florida charm and I especially enjoy hearing your praise of our Innkeeper, Tresann. She does indeed love taking care of our guests with personalize attention; I will make sure to... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. we stayed 4 nights, very rustic and natural. The beach is white and soft and gorgeous, A lovely man puts parasols on the beach for you every morning. fabulous shells to collect, and lovely walks. The Inn itself is very spacious, lovely and spotlessly clean. breakfast brought every morning in a basket with fresh bagels... More 

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1 Thank Julie T
Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for writing such a nice review of your stay last year. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit - we're always glad to provide a little "bliss" for our guests! Please let us know if there's anything we can do to make your 2017 visit even more memorable. Sincereley, Bill Wellman General Manager bwellman@theinnsofsanibel.com 239-472-3181 More 

Chicopee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location .Friendly staff.Nice breakfast basket.Just a wonderful place to stay.There are bikes and kayacs free to use.Walking distance to the lighthouse.Shells along the beach for collecting.Beautiful sunrise from the beach.National wildlife preserve on the Island.Can fish from the beach.

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1 Thank Normand B
Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear NOrmand, Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found all of the wonderful amenenites we offer to your liking. It's great to see our guests exploring all of the great things that our beautiful island has to offer! Your compliments of our staff are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Millington, Maryland
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn is a small place (32 rooms I think) so don't expect a big resort feel. It is old Florida style. We stayed in the gulf front rooms, second floor. Lovely view, but I would take down that little misfit pine tree growing in the dunes. Screens on all the balconies which I think kept the bugs down. Staff... More 

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1 Thank sherrie477
Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sherrie, Thank you for sending such a new review of your stay. I'm glad you had such a memorable experince. You'd done a great job describing the feel of the Inn - it is indeed Old Florida style with all modern conveniences and decor. You'l be happy to hear that we're already addressing two of your concerns - the... More 

Lake Wales, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this place primarily because of cost. So many options anyone would be unsure of which to book. But it had lots of amenities as well, even though there is a daily fee for those. It includes use of bikes, kayaks, free newspapers, discounts at the golf course and breakfast. We had a 2 queen bed room, came with a... More 

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1 Thank Shawn F
Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Shawn, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review. Your compliments of our in-room amenities, breakfast, and our staff are very much appreciated, as is your suggestion to provide coffee in our lobbies. We will certainly evaluate the potential of adding this service in the furture. Thanks again,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was adrift, running from a hurricane on the East coast, trying to get my Mother situated in a safe place. These guys at Seaside were swamped! Tresanne didn't give up, she took me under her wing, and found me a cancellation when all rooms were just booked solid! I was so stressed out, she had smiles and hugs waiting... More 

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kimaree, What a nice review of your experience with our staff at the Seaside Inn! Thank you so much for sharing. Indeed, Tresann is one of our best - she and the rest of the staff sincerely enjoy making our guests feel at home, especially when their home and family are impacted by events like Hurricane Matthew. It means... More 

Davenport, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stayed there 3 times for a week each. Laid back, very clean, outstanding people, caring staff, clean pool and grounds. Ocean views in distance (about a football field in distance) They provide a food basket each day, clean rooms, just enjoy the place, looking to go back.

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear mwelsh727, Thank you for taking the time to send a review of your stay with us. We're honored that you selected the Seaside Inn to host your vacation. It's so nice to see how much you enjoyed your visit and found eveything to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager The Inns... More 

Brandon, Florida
1 review
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We booked the three bedroom, very clean and comfortable. Although there is no restaurant they provided a great breakfast basket, genius. There are free bicycles too! Four stars for the no frills, a quaint place to stay away from the chain hotels.

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Thank dwmagann
Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear dwmagann, Thank you for sharing your impressions. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our breakfast baskets! Please let us know how we can make your next visit even better. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerley, Bill Wellman General Manager bwellman@theinnsofsanibel.com 239-472-3181 More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Awful. I requested an early check in for my 70th birthday. The 'desk clerk' was curt, at best. Their 'complimentary breakfast' was a bunch of discount rolls left in the refrigerator that were so dry and hard you could use them as hockey pucks. EXTREME amount of noise intrusion from adjacent and above units. When I was asked about my... More 

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Thank Kathleen F
Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen, Please accept my sincere apologies for the situations you experienced during your stay. It's certainly never our intent to provide anything less than a positive, memorable experience for our guests and it's clear we let you down in a number of ways. I am dealing with both the service issues as well as the quatliy of our breakfast.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seaside Inn invites you to rediscover the charm of a quaint beachfront inn on beautiful Sanibel Island where life’s pace is slower. Unwind by the pool or enjoy a day at the beach looking for shells or soaking up the sun. Seaside Inn offers personalized service along with 32 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and cottages with interiors inspired by the sun bleached sand beyond the dune. Each guestroom and suite is furnished with a comfortable king or queen beds with views of the pool or beach. The cottages offer a separate living area with a new sleeper sofa, full kitchen and one bedroom with a king bed. Each cottage has a deck just off the living area to enjoy the Florida sun with family while overlooking the pool. Each day a complimentary continental breakfast basket is delivered to the rooms for the next morning’s enjoyment. While on Sanibel enjoy the wide variety of outdoor adventures. Spend time exploring the 23 miles of paved nature trails that wind through the wetlands with one of the bikes provided by Seaside Inn. Visit the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to view a wide variety of migratory birds and explore an unspoiled mangrove ecosystem. For more active play, Sanibel Island offers 18 holes of golf on 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. For play and relaxation, let Seaside Inn welcome you to the pace of island living. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seaside Inn

Address: 541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5005
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $173 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Seaside Hotel Sanibel Island
Seaside Inn Sanibel Island
Seaside Sanibel Island
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Rooms facing Gulf are fabulous:)”
 of 5 bubbles planestocatch, 1 week ago | Read review
“Depends on how many people are going.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 week ago | Read review
“Second floor had a good gulf view”
 of 5 bubbles sherrie477, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All good, 2 story buildings, lug your luggage up the steps not easy.”
 of 5 bubbles mwelsh727, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“For families get a suite or cabin. They have rooms that face the beach. All rooms open to poolside.”
 of 5 bubbles jmhail56, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
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