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Chicago
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed at this property in December 2013 with our two young children. We had an extra large room above the gift shop that had a family room separate from the bedroom (this is nice if you have a family or even a nanny/baby sitter traveling with you - but the bathroom is in the bedroom area so a person... More 

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Very happy your family enjoyed your stay at our hotel and on Sanibel Island. Your comments really hit home with me because my first visits to Sanibel Island were with my parents, as a kid, and I fell in love with the island. I will pass along your comments to the folks at the Starfish Grille, and really agree it's... More 

Crystal Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

While the beachfront location is nice our "gulf front " room faced a shed and was below the level of the pool deck. The air conditioner made a terrible racket all night long. I had requested a room with a nice gulf view and was told at check in that the room did have a lovely view but this was... More 

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. Sorry we disappointed you! There is never an excuse for our staff not having a caring attitude and that is not our culture here. That disappoints me. We do have staff on hand for any maintenance issues, including A/C, very important here in south Florida. Thank you for sharing your comments; they will help... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Sanibel on family vacation (w/3 kids under 10) over New Year's week. Hotel was very full, but did not seem super-crowded and was (surprisingly) not that noisy. Having a heated pool with bar area steps away from a very well maintained beach with lounge chairs was super-convenient. We initially requested 2 rooms with adjoining... More 

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! You did pick one of the busier weeks of the year, but at a small property like ours it never really feels overwhelming. Wonderful place for kids to be outdoors and enjoy the beach and pool, all right there together! Thank you for staying with us, we do appreciate it. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More 

Muskoka District, Canada
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126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

As far the positives go, this hotel has LOCCATION<LOCATION<LOCATION and therefore can charge well over $200 a night (as do most hotels on Sanibel) It is less than a minute walk to the beach. There is not much more that is really positive or for that matter equal to a usual holiday inn express. The grounds are well maintained but... More 

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your comments! Yes, we are an older hotel, but very well maintained, I think, our ownership has always been good at re-investing in the property. Correct, no free breakfast, we have a full service restaurant, lounge, and beach tiki bar, that are privately owned and quite good and very popular on the... More 

Neuchatel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have stayed in so many hotels in Florida, this one is the worse... It feels like staying in a cheap motel in the 80's...In addition, the front desk staff is just terrible. Fortunately it is easy to find other much better hotels on the island.

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3 Thank arnaud l
Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Ok, think it's safe to say: you did not like our hotel or staff. Very sorry we disappointed you, don't have any specifics that I can check, but sure hope you managed to enjoy your time on Sanibel Island. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com More 

Palisades, New York
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Had a great time. front desk staff really helpful. Facilities modern and clean. housekeeping had a little trouble understanding us but was easily overcome. fresh coffee in the morning with free newspaper. hotel was close to most everything on the island

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London
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I am going to skip all the good aspects of this hotel (location, etc) and focus on my booking experience. I used tripadvisor (Android app) to find a suitable hotel on Sanibel island. This one showed up as having a special rate when booked through expedia. That special rate was "Free Breakfast". So I booked it using the click through.... More 

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

I loaded-up the Trip Advisor app on an android phone and searched for our hotel and I saw exactly what you're talking about. Trip Advisor site shows rates from $$ then Special Offer> Breakfast included. Then you can choose to book the lowest rate or a rate that includes breakfast(higher rate). I can see how it could be misleading, but... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is our favorite hotel on Sanibel island and our third stay there. The hotel is clean and the rooms comfortable. The front desk staff (Paulette and Claudia) are super friendly and extremely helpful. We love being able to walk from our room straight out on the beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas provided for our comfort. We love being... More 

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Milaca, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn for our second time & we were so excited that Danny the bartender was still there!! He litterally made our trip amazing both times!! And we ate & drank there EVERY day of our 7 day trip!! The days he wasnt there we wandered around the island because it just wasnt the same!!... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stayed here on our trip to Florida and must say this hotel was a hit. From our arrival the staff made sure we felt welcome and at home. Our rooms were very nice, very beach-side like. They have a pool with a pool bar and delicious Pina Coladas! Also, beautiful beach. The hotel provides chairs. Very happy with our... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We cordially invite you to relax and enjoy our tropical island beach paradise at the Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island.The experience begins the moment you cross the Sanibel Causeway just west of Fort Myers, Florida and travel over the azure waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. You'll feel the stress and fast pace of every-day life slip away.The Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island is located on one of the most beautiful sanctuary islands in the world with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico as our own back yard. Sanibel Island is renowned for its natural beauty and habitat, miles of unspoiled beaches, world famous shell collecting, an array of activities, water sports, fishing and exceptional restaurants. Whether your visit brings you to our beachfront hotel for business or for pleasure, you will enjoy our charmingly quaint resort hotel surrounded by lush tropical landscape, pristine beach, ponds with waterfalls, outdoor pool with expansive sun deck, tennis courts and friendly staff who are eager to assist you.Plan your well deserved vacation or romantic getaway on Sanibel Island now. We specialize in leisure vacations, small meetings, retreats, corporate incentive travel and beach side weddings. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $162 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sanibel Island 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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