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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in Kiwi cottage, appreciated dog friendliness and human friendliness of the staff. The shower drain was clogged, which made for a wet bathroom floor, but overall this was a great weekend getaway, and we will likely return in the future.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I, like other renters, had an issue with Waterside when we cancelled. We stayed in the condos last summer and had a such a great time we wanted to come back again this year. I put down my deposit like usual and counted down the days to our trip. Sadly, all the weather reports were talking about the hurricane Hermine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to come here in the 70's when it was The Snook Motel. Came back every year even though we live just an hour North in Venice. Beautiful Beach, I can't stress the exterior ambiance enough. Remodeled when new owners took over a good while ago. Now obviously called The Waterside Inn, I still miss The Snook name. Nice "retro"... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Air Conditioning did not work for us, the beds were uncomfortable and mattresses very cheap. We tried to reach someone to assist us with the AC but no one was available. We could not even spend one night. We located much better accommodations on the island for about the same price and spent the weekend there. The manager of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really happy with our stay. Our rooms were very clean and kitchens stocked well. I was concerned about the water at Sanibel with all the talk about the lake flow, but water was nice and pretty. Staff was excellent. Margo was great. We will be back for sure!

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, so this is on the beach in Sanibel and life doesn't get any better than that. This is like Gilligan's Island - a scattered group of cottages surrounded by an inground pool with seating. The cottages sit right on the beach. So super cool. Such a great staff. You can bring your own food and cook it in the... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third year at Waterside, and we loved it. But, more importantly, so did our dogs! It was the third stay for our dog Madison, and the first for our latest addition, Luci. Being a dog friendly resort makes Waterside special, and being able to take them to the beach each day really makes for some good times.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very excited about booking a vacation stay at Waterside Inn on the Beach. The place seemed like an ideal vacation spot to enjoy the beach in beautiful Sanibel Island. I booked our stay and prepaid the first night as a deposit, which was the requirement. Then, a couple of weeks before our scheduled stay, I had a family... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the Mango Cottage. All the ammenities of home and just a short walk to the beach. Cooked fresh caught seafood from Timbers on the propane grill between the cottages and the beach. Brought our little doggy and we all had a wonderful time. This was our 4th visit and will return again.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Our family always enjoys staying at the Waterside Inn. Location right on the beach is great. Units are older but clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and professional. The only negative are the no-seeum bugs that can bite you at sunrise, dusk and sunset. These bugs can be very annoying.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 33957-5609
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $139 - $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:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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