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Orlando, Florida
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217 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Sanibel I was looking for a moderately priced beachfront motel and ended up choosing the Shalimar Cottages and Motel. It was a great choice! All of the motel rooms have gulf views which is pretty cool and we did have a second floor room which made our view even better.

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Management and staff. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just checked out today and have to totally agree with the reviews here. Place was clean and just what I was looking for a place on the beach that you can sit outside after sunset and enjoy the ocean sounds and beauty. We too stayed on 2nd floor and views were beautiful! So glad that the... More 

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this do not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got the tip to stay here from a stranger, but they were right on point! This is a wonderful place to stay, but don't expect shiny and new. We stayed in the 2 story hotel unit on the 2nd floor. There are also cottages available. The hotel room we were in was wonderful! Large room with a table and chairs,... More 

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love it here. The place is quiet, close to everything, great views, and just a great place to completely disconnect. If you love the ocean then this is the place to be. Literally, would walk downstairs grab a chair and just enjoy. Love that they have books available in the laundry room for you to read and I left... More 

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Management and staff. More 

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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in June in the Motel side. We were very pleased. We were on the first floor and did not have a problem with noise from above. Kitchen was adequate but we did not come to cook. The only thing we found bad was the offered grills outside were very dirty. Not one use dirty but not been cleaned... More 

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

VA
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We were on the hotel side, not in the cottages. Booked last minute for two night stay. It is directly on the beach. Unfortunately the water is murky and brown, not the usual blue. Also there are a lot of seashells so walking on the sand is hard, bring water shoes. There are beach chairs (plastic and upright) that you... More 

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Lithia, Florida
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

The Shalimar offers the best of both worlds--old time Florida motel cottages and motel but modernized with a FABULOUS view of the Gulf. The rooms are clean, well done efficiencies with updated everything. The screened in porches face the water and the beauty of the area. You can't find a better priced place to stay in Sanibel! The staff was... More 

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank for your review. Hopefully we will see you again. More 

Parkland, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is our second year here. The first year was a vacation for my two teens and I and we stayed in the motel portion which had a great view but was noisy, sounded like elephants upstairs, but we got a good laugh about it. Looking at how quaint the cottages were, we booked ahead for this year. Cue a... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for four days in the motel and loved it! I loved just about everything about Shalimar: the staff was very nice, it's right on the beach, beautiful place and great motel rooms. The view is excellent from upstairs and it's so convenient to the beach. The beds were comfy, the full kitchen saves time and money, and I... More 

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! You can set A/C below 72* F if you want. It is not mandatory, it is just a recommendation. For any... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Ok we were here in May and Tripadvisor keeps asking me to write a review about Sanibel and were we stayed. So, we got very lucky to book with Shalimar I had no idea. After we came everything was sold out and there was no vacancy for few days. The BAD: (If you like pool when there is an OCEAN)... More 

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shalimar is an Old Florida-style resort of 33 units located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Blending in with the natural beauty of the island, Shalimar offers many features without spoiling the natural atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shalimar Cottages and Motel

Address: 2823 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5701
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $170 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Cottages and Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Motel Sanibel Island
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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