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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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2.0 of 5
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3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
1 room 1 adult
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Perdido Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay was as expected, based on several other visits to Waterside Inn. Idyllic spot on the best shelling beach in the world, with the following specific highlights: 1. People. This trip we met Carol and Laura (they insist that they are a team) and found them extremely helpful, responsive, and very informative. And we got to know them well... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Waterside Inn is full of old Florida charm that is fast disappearing in the age of new condos and teardowns. The staff were all very pleasant and John the maintenance man was truly an ambassador for the property and Sanibel in general. I would've given a higher overall rating to the property, but for the price (pre-paid) our unit... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at Waterside, in one of the lower-level condos in Breaker’s West, we were robbed. The thief came in through the back sliding glass door which we had inadvertently left unlocked. This occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 23, 2016. The sliding glass door opened onto a lanai, which had a screen door as well. The... More 

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Thank amikec950
WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Waterside Inn takes the security of our guests very seriously, It is unfortunate that this happen to you at Breakers West Condominiums. The Waterside Inn does rent some of the condos for the owners but we do not have any authority over the Breakers West Property as... More 

Lexington, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our disappointment started at check-in. Despite our paperwork showing we were “PAID IN FULL”, Waterside’s new management insisted we owed them an extra $300. + tax pet fee ($20/night for 15 nights). Our documented prepaid amount, by agreement with the previous management, included a pet fee. But c’mon, why let the facts get in the way of a good gouge,... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well where do I start? 1. Hot water heater went out in the evening. Nobody is around after 7 PM. waited till morning and they came by and fixed it. Went out again. Had to ask for another room. I guess no hot water is OK for some. Gave us another room but said we would have to move the... More 

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations, However I want to thank you for passing along your comments. I have passed the maintenance items along to the maintenance department and they have all been repaired. Regards, Jeff More 

Windsor, CO
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good We rented Lime #101 unit, which consisted of a living room/kitchen, bedroom with king bed, & bathroom. The complex had a TV, comfortable furniture and basic kitchenette stuff that were adequate for two adults. The bed was comfortable and the shower, although made for someone shorter than 5'10", had adequate hot water. The photos of the rental unit... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traded our glamorous condo for a pet friendly cottage and had no regrets. Super friendly, super clean and updated cottage right on the beach. Great sunsets, heated pool, Sonos piping in Jimmy Buffet. Bike rentals on site. Laura in the office is adorable and accommodating. Would go back and recommend to friends as well. Stayed one night in the condos... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family just returned from an 7 night stay at this inn and had an absolutely wonderful vacation. The owner was very responsive to my inquiry and follow up questions. We absolutely loved Sanibel Island...Our last day was exceptional weather, and we enjoyed a fantastic day fishing. We had wonderful time riding bikes around a 14 miles bike trail ride... More 

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Clarksville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just returned from my vacation at the Waterside Inn, and my stay was wonderful. The Waterside Inn is located right on the beach front, and the beach is easily accessible from any room at the resort. The staff was very friendly and extremely accommodating. I recommended going shelling along the beach and using the Waterside's bicycles to ride the... More 

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Clarksville, IN
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a wedding that took place on the beach. The beach is very rugged and not groomed for optimal enjoyment. It's pretty but the sand flies or no see'ums ate everyone alive during the ceremony and the reception wasn't much better. Hard to believe management can't spray or do something to improve guest experience. The manager simply... More 

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations, unfortunately No-See-ums are a real nuisance on the island / south Florida we do spray but they live in sand and water so it is hard to not have them, we do offer bug repellant in... More 

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