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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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Property amenities
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
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Wonderwoman1970 wrote a review Oct 18
Temecula, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
Casa Ybel hosted my daughter’s wedding, reception and her stay during COVID limits. The grounds, rooms, dining, were impeccable. My husband and I decided to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary at Casa Ybel this year. The grounds were dirty, the palm trees were not trimmed since at least last year, the eaves are rusted and parts are missing, the “suite” didn’t even have creamer! We also didn’t have any water in the room and when my husband went to the office to ask for some he did get a few bottles and was advised to go to the store next time. My husband made reservations for dinner at 5:30. We were about the only patrons in the restaurant at this time. The windows were dirty and moldy, making almost gross to look out and try to see the views, the silverware, plates, and glasses all had water spots. Even though my husband specified without reservations that it was our silver anniversary, we were sat at a very small table and we had to leave our menus on the window because our server never took them. We were also SQUEEZED in by two other lovely groups celebrating their anniversaries. The best couple being married for 60 years. Not one congratulations, libations, or visits from any form of management or the server. As a matter of fact, we felt compelled to buy champagne for the oldest couple. They were appreciative. You would think with that many people working in the restaurant while it was basically empty would be at least cleaning water spots and their restaurant at over $260 meal. The food was fantastic and the chef deserves to have the food better displayed. On the way out, I forgot my iPad, but I am a local and live only 20 minutes away so my husband called and said he would be right back. The front desk clerk said she was going to call housekeeping and my husband was back in 20 minutes. She had never called and the iPad was already removed (plus, a full, unopened bottle of wine) but at least we got my iPad back because my husband saw someone in a golf cart and the man had it. We could have celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at many different places and chose this close location from our previous experience. Very, very disappointing.
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Date of stay: October 2021
severngirl wrote a review Sep 2021
Pennsylvania26 contributions12 helpful votes
Absolutely loved our anniversary trip to this resort and Sanibel Island! The grounds were well maintained, and the condo was clean and well stocked! I felt like I was in the Caribbean but thankfully stayed in the USA!!! I hope to be able to visit again and would highly recommend this resort!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sou eu wrote a review Aug 2021
St. Augustine, FL31 contributions26 helpful votes
Don't get me wrong, the property itself is beautiful and well maintained but the staff is ridiculously untrained, uncaring and don't give a crap about guests. Towel guy left early and when my husband yelled to him he shrugged his shoulders, said he was closed and left. Needed a dust pan to go with the broom in the room and it was a major big deal, housekeeping just didn't want to be bothered. Asked where the ice machine was to two separate employees and twice we were told to go to the restaurant and ask for ice, only to find out by the 3rd person we asked that there is an ice machine on property for guests. Employees walk right past you and don't even smile or acknowledge your existence. The unit is acceptable, dated and a tad shabby but not horrible. I had to wash all the dishes and steak knives when we checked in as they had food stuck to them. Once again, inattentive employees that really just don't give a crap
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Megan C wrote a review Aug 2021
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Re the unit: Very outdated. Bathroom light did not work in hallway bathroom the entire time we were there (7 nights) so we couldn't use it unless we wanted to leave the door open or be in the dark. We complained twice and was told a part was ordered but we asked for a lamp or a flashlight but never received one. Ants in the master bedroom in the bed and they did come and spray but we had to change our own sheets. Re the service: 1) Pool bar was closed 2 days (rained part of the day but afternoons cleared up). 2) One day there were no beach towels at the pool towel stand and the employees sitting there sent everyone to the office while they (two of them) just sat directing the guests across the street to fetch our own. 3) We had to find someone to set up our chairs and umbrellas one day. We paid for chairs and when the weather is satisfactory they should be set up. 4) No WiFi on a rainy day and no one answered the phone to report the problem. Overall, if you want good service and updated units this is not the place.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Unit 146 needs updating.
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Lahpug wrote a review Jul 2021
Middle Village, New York216 contributions212 helpful votes
I gave this 4 stars but probably between 3 & 4. My friend and I arrived on a Wednesday and left on a Friday and I’ve listed my pros and cons: Pros: 1) Rooms are steps away from the beach 2) Rooms were spacious and roomy 3) Pool is large so it didn’t seem crowded 4) Coconuts pool bar makes good drinks 5) Very nice, quiet and calm beach Cons: 1) Room was outdated and needs a makeover. There were white bleach stains all over the carpet in Room 129. Also, black marks all over the bathroom sink. 2) The screen door latch was broken. 3) You can go out the back door straight to the beach, however, there is no way of locking that door so watch your valuables. They should install a rear door lock. 4) When we checked in, we were told immediately that all beach umbrellas were sold out for the week and there are a limited number of beach umbrellas and chairs available and NOT included in your price for the room. My suggestion is to bring your own chairs since it will cost you $30 a day if available. 5) There are sufficient pool chairs available but most of them do not have umbrellas. 6) The resort is very spread out so I think this resort could use a second pool for the cottages not close to the main building. We needed to get in the car and drive every time we wanted to go to the pool. 7) Drinks at the pool bar are very expensive - happy hour for 2 drinks cost $35.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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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), Bailey's General Store (0.9 miles), and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.2 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, Cielo, and Bleu Rendezvous French Bistro.
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 and Spanish.
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).