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little rock, ar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our family of 4 (4 and 5 year old kids) just returned from our first visit to Sanibel and absolutely loved the Waterside. The best word I can think of to describe it is "easy". We stayed in the raspberry 105 cottage. We pulled our car up, unloaded, and on the beach within a few minutes. You are steps from... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We're so glad you "stumbled" upon our beachy resort. Waterside Inn on the Beach is the best kept secret on Sanibel. Our cute colorful cottages take you back to simpler times when vacations were a time to kick back, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Take off those shoes and leave them off until you have to go. Island style... More 

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We wanted a pet friendly cottage where everything would be easy and we got it. Loved Lime 103 - all the space for 2 adults and small dog with crate. Kitchen was great, A/C nice and cold, and steps from beach - housekeeping made sure we had plenty of towels etc. Pool was refreshing and clean. We definitely will be... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

There's nothing like taking your best friend on vacation with you...and I'm talking about everyone's favorite pet. Our Gulf view cottage efficiency units are perfect for bringing fido since all these units have terrazzo floors. I thank you for taking the time to write your kind review and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed in hotel part (pineapple room #119). - small fridge but u can fit a good amount of food & drinks. Cold fridge which is a plus. - plenty of room to fit a pack and play for my baby. Just had to move some chairs around. - cold air conditioner, a little loud but helps keep out noise from... More 

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3 Thank Cepedaer
Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for the thumbs up! Sounds like you stayed in our Pineapple Lodge Guest Room. It's the perfect arrangement for someone that is only staying a short time, or someone that isn't interested in cooking. Since this room does not have a full kitchen, we provide it with a bar size refrigerator, coffee pot (yes, we all need our Go-Juice!),... More 

Norton, Virginia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We just finished a 2 night stay in C4. Thoroughly enjoyed the location and accommodations. The staff was great. Recommend a stay here. Karen was personable and knowledgeable. Loved it all. The sunsets were beautiful to say the least. Thank you.

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2 Thank JLH68
Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to write a review of the Breakers West unit C-4. I'd also like to thank you for recognizing our excellent staff (Justin, Lynn, John, and Pam) for their great work in making your stay comfortable and memorable. Lastly I'm glad I could arrange for the spectacular sunset show every night. We aim to please!... More 

Brandon, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We just wanted to say thank you to Lynn and the rest of the staff at Waterside in for a GREAT 3-day visit last weekend. My husband and I visited Sanibel Saturday-Tuesday and enjoyed ourselves immensely at the Waterside Inn! Everyone was so helpful and friendly! We stayed in Pineapple #127 (second floor, next to the end closest to the... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I'm glad you mentioned Lynn (as well as our other staff) for the fact that they are so nice, considerate, and anxious to make everyone's stay here at Waterside's a memorable one. We pride ourselves in trying our best to exceed your expectations. Sounds like we accomplished that on your visit. Waterside has so many great amenities such at free... More 

Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I brought my teen and tween here for a last minute vacation before school started. We stayed in Pineapple 115 which is a 2 queen bed room with a kitchenette with full-sized appliances. The room was recently remodeled and was very spacious and comfortable. The television was a little small and the bathroom got pretty warm (no air conditioning vent... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay at Waterside Inn on Sanibel Island. I hope your family vacation was all you hoped and then some. Nothing like staying on the beach, shelling and bonding with your kids. So happy that the Pineapple Lodge suited your needs and that pool time was perfect. Hopefully we'll see you again... More 

Katy, Texas, United States
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a family vacation we (my 2 kids and husband) arrived on Wednesday early morning when it was still dark outside but you just knew you were right by the beach! We had, like ALWAYS, done our research on TA and just knew we had to visit this place. We tried getting a cottage but they were not available... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

What a super review and happy customer. Glad you mentioned our newly purchased beds (mattress). They are sooo comfortable and we have gotten so many thumbs up on the comfort. Many people like yourself say that they are more comfortable than their own beds. It also sounds like you really took in "island life" while you were here. Sanibel and... More 

Miami, Florida
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a large group staying in different accommodations for a family reunion of 23 people. My husband and I stayed at the Kiwi cottage which is a one room efficiency very close to the beach with an old Florida feel. The efficiency was well equipped, but could use some upgrades. The bed linens looked pretty worn and the pillows... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Wow, what a great reunion you had. It was so much fun to see everyone meet up with their group. We are so glad you had a wonderful time here at Waterside Inn. See you again next year! More 

West Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

After doing my vacation research for our group of 5 adults and 3 kids, I settled on the Waterside and was not disappointed at all. The receptionist was friendly and helpful in booking two cottages right across from each other for easy back and forth with the kids. After arrival we were granted an early check in since the cottages... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Well, well, well...another shout out for our famous Pittsburg Steeler Maintenance Guy, John. He sure has a lot of fans out there! For anyone coming to stay with is here at Waterside Inn, John is our "go to" guy for anything your heart desires. If there's a problem...John will be there Jolly on the Spot to make things right. Thanks... More 

Mid Florida, Florida
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed in the Breakers West building, room B3. The unit itself was very large and roomy, very comfortable for our group of four adults and two babies. The kitchen was very large and allowed us to prepare meals comfortably. A roll of paper towels, dish soap, and all of the utensils, dishes, and pans we needed to cook were... More 

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Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our property. Being on an island is enchanting in so many ways...tropical vegetation, wildlife, the ocean, an abundance of sea shells and wonderful natives. Sometimes we have to put up with a few annoying Natives such as the NoSeeUms. They just LOVE to nibble on some people. While most over the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $144 - $243 (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
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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