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NW Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stumbled across this gem while looking for a place close to the beach. Claims to be closest hotel to beach on the island. The rooms nicely decorated with a beach theme, clean, and kitchenette was well stocked. Nice, little screened in porch off each room. Grills available for guests' use. Pool was clean, nice temperature and lots of chairs available.... More 

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Rye, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Stayed in cottage 4 second time we've been here. Worth the splurge to sit out on cozy screened in porch and be just steps from the beach (half a football field away -- as my husband put it). Sitting there watching dolphins play in the water, able to walk back to room to get a drink, etc. -- priceless! However,... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

My husband and I stayed in one of the cottages with a toddler. With vehicles coming and going (sometimes rather fast) from the hotel area, we had to be extremely careful to avoid toddler from entering the path of a car. Another issue with the cottage is the fact that the one bedroom doesn't have a door for privacy. The... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Old Florida style and right on the beach. Great staff and great service. Be staying here for many years and improvements by the latest owners are great. Some minor issues need to be done to keep up the standard. Added plus is the great snook fishing right off the beach.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We called a little after 3 asking for a king room for 1 night. Sarah said she had one room left so we booked it. Got there about 30 minutes later & checked in. We went to our cottage & noticed the Ac was not cooling. Wouldn't get below 75. Went back to the office & Sarah said they have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

stayed at this hotel a month ago and the it was run down and the lower floor room was dirty and worn. The walls are so thin you hear all the foot steps from the guests above you and beside you. It is so loud you can hear everything and there is no way to sleep through the night. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

stayed here in February. The room was dirty and the walls are so thin you can here everything next door and above you. We did not get any sleep at all. The rooms are run down and the air conditioner is so loud it sounds like a car engine. Totally not worth the money.

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knoxville, tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Clean, peaceful, just close enough and just the right distance from the hustle bustle area. Nice people in the office too. The motel is just great, the efficiency set-up is very comfortable. Love the cottages. The 2 bedroom apartment is very roomy.

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Bon Aqua, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We found that we could get off the end of February this year. The staff was wonderful to find us space.. After we got there they had a cancellation and we were able to move from Cabin 5 to 11 easily. Great facility, right on the beach, fabulous staff. We have booked for next year already! We highly recommend Shalimar.

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Richland Center, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We've been staying at The Shalimar Resort on Sanibel Island for many years. Each year seems to get better than the one prior. The resort is more like "old Florida" in many ways and is clean, modern, well-appointed, and friendly. The staff goes out of their way to make your visit totally enjoyable and without complication. And, talk about being... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $179 - $369 (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
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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