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Casa Ybel Resort

2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
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#15 of 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
Natural, secluded and exclusive, historic Casa Ybel Resort epitomizes the sanctuary, old-island spirit of Sanibel. Occupying 23 acres of beach front property isolated from commercial enterprise, the resort forms a sheltered getaway where romantic surroundings and outdoor recreation attract couples and families alike. Travelers have found respite and hospitality here since the 1890's.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Banquet room
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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manny100 wrote a review Jul 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida153 contributions13 helpful votes
Only 20 feet to the beach. Large apartment style place with one bedroom, bathroom and lining room/dining room. More for a family who stay a week. Stayed one night. Comfortable. They have rabbits that live there.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Kevin and Lianne wrote a review Jul 2020
Miami, Florida131 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great weekend getaway at Casa Ybel. The location is perfect, steps away from the beach. You can rent umbrellas and chairs from them or bring your own. We also enjoyed the pool a lot, mostly around happy hour at Coconuts, drinks were great (try to catch the happy hour 3 - 5 pm daily, otherwise drinks can be pricey)! The hammocks throughout the property were a nice touch. The room was very clean and with so much space! We also loved or balcony and had coffee there every morning. Definitely enjoyed our stay at Casa Ybel.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Christian M wrote a review Jul 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place. took the family for a second time in the last month. great access to the beach. great pool area. thistle lodge food is great. down town sanibel not to far away. highly recommended. We have been stuck in the house for 3 months due to lock down and wanted a getaway. Casa Y Bel have taken extra precautions to make the hotel even safer. beach views are great and was very peaceful
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ron P wrote a review Jun 2020
Fort Myers, Florida9 contributions4 helpful votes
I was looking for a place locally to take my kids for a week. I've been a resident nearby for 30 years. Decided on Casa Ybel for two reasons. I was familiar with the property (and it is beautiful) and I was told that the units had been remodeled. The first impression when arriving at the room was wow, this is NOT remodeled. It was furnished with what I would describe as thrift store furniture. Seriously, not a piece of furniture was new or even matched for the matter. The appliances were not very clean and the utensil draw was disgustingly dirty with old and rusted knives. OK, I'll deal with this. There were several issues during the week. Obviously, maintenance is really lacking here. There was no light in the refrigerator or microwave and the phone in the living area did not work The lights were corrected yet the phone was never fixed which meant having to go to the bedroom to use that one every time. We also had ants on the kitchen counter and housekeeping was, not the best. I was also told the laundry was free but that was not the case. Only certain locations were free but not the one directly across from our unit. There was a grill available for us to use but did not light properly and only one of the three burners worked so it was impossible to use as well as ants crawling all over the grill area so I had to hold the food in my hand. What really bothered me the most was that I was told it was remodeled with new appliances and it simply wasn't The appliances had dates of 2015. Not terribly old, but not taken care of either. I will find another place next time. It's a shame that this property has gone so far down hill.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: If you decide to stay here, make sure you get a decent room. Ours was outdated with less than...
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aleksejus wrote a review Jun 2020
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions8 helpful votes
They advertise themselves as one of most luxurious resorts in Sanibel Captiva island and its far from reality. Rooms are outdated and whole property crying for renovation. But the best part they have ants in the rooms, i called them twice asking to address the issue and all what they proposed is to spray chemicals in the room where i was staying with infant and a toddler? really? I canceled my 9 days stay at Casa Ybel on day 4 and moved out to South Seas Resort in Captive, which was the best decision i have made during this trip. There is nothing to compare between these two... Souths Seas rooms much nicer, location better and no pests in the room
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Date of stay: June 2020
Room Tip: you can find better place then in Sanibel then Casa Ybel
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$285 - $724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Ybel Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Ybel Resort?
Nearby attractions include Sanibel Island Farmer's Market (1.2 miles), Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.2 miles), and Bailey's General Store (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Ybel Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Ybel Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Ybel Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Ybel Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Ybel Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joey's Custard, Bleu Rendezvous Bistro, and Coffee Bar @Bailey's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casa Ybel Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Casa Ybel Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Sanibel Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casa Ybel Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Ybel Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Ybel Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.2 miles) and USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef (1.8 miles).