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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family stayed in the Lime Cottage and loved it! There was plenty of room and we had everything we needed. The office staff was friendly and the housekeeping staff was very efficient. We loved being so close to the ocean. Highly recommend!

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and hotel. Rooms are clean and have every thing you need. The rooms had a great old school feel to them and the beds were comfortable. WiFi was present but the signal strength was too weak in our room. Access to the beach was less than 10 yards and they have a nice pool area as well. Overall... More 

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Piqua, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting Sanibel for about 20 years, and we are very happy we found Waterside Inn. We enjoy the access to the beach, and the privacy of the pools. The staff are very friendly and helpful! We have always stayed in Breakers West because of the roominess for the family. The condos are very comfortable and offer the... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little piece of paradise! The cottages are right on the beach. It was a really quaint place to stay and a short walk right to the gulf. The water wasn't clear because they were draining the lake, but that's no fault of the Inn! I wish I would have done a 2-bedroom, as the sleeper sofa is plenty big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a condo there and we loved it. Great access to pool for condo and beach is beautiful! Never stayed on that end of Island and we enjoyed it. 5 adults and 1 child. We were comfortable in the king bed, twin beds and pull out couch. Everything you would need in kitchen supplies. 1 negative, no tv... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great stay! Staff was friendly and helpful by providing shelling recommendations and points of interest. Room was well cared for and clean. The ocean was a short stroll away from the room. Two pools and a game area. Definitely family friendly. A true hidden gem.

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Pella, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at Waterside in the Kiwi cottage for six years. We enjoy the relaxed, homey atmosphere. We did notice a difference with the new ownership. Upon arrive we were bombarded with rules, rules, rules, and $ penalties for not following the rules.One of the new rules is "NO SHELLS IN THE ROOM". We always pick up shells and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Waterside Inn for a family vacation that included small children. It was PERFECT! Tucked in and quaint we could not have hoped for more. Upon arrival we were greeted by Carol and Margo at the office. They were a wealth of information and made several excellent suggestions for anything we could have wanted/needed. John, the maintenance man... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent five wonderful days at the Waterside Inn in the Apricot Cottage. From the start, checkin was easy and our private cottage was ready when we arrived an hour early. The ladies in the office gave us a lot of info about the area and welcomed us. The Apricot Cottage was nice and clean and just... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great spot for our young family. Kids loved the pools, super close to the beach. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The condo was perfect for what we needed. Waterside Inn is a great location. We will be back! Bring bug spray!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you searching for that true Olde Florida charm and style? Look no further than Waterside Inn! You?re just steps away from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel. Amenities include a heated pool, beach loungers, on-site bike rentals, and BBQ grills. Come to relax and unwind in one of our small inns or cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterside Inn on the Beach

Address: 3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $143 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterside Inn on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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