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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I LOVED this place. We just loved the old florida charm and you can't beat the fact that you are practically on the beach. We stayed in Grapefruit 108 for 2 nights. The beach was only steps away and they have lounge chairs and beach towels; the heated pool was perfect right after a thunderstorm rolled through... More 

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3 Thank j9leepea
Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We're so happy that Grapefruit Cottage was a winner for you. Just steps away from the beach and full of "ole Sanibel vibe", who could want for more? As you mentioned we are centrally located to restaurants and shops without feeling like you're in town. We are very laid back and pride ourselves on our friendly helpful staff and clean... More 

Kansas City, Mo.
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed in the Gulf View Lodge guestroom, 119. The room was well furnished with mini fridge, microwave, toaster, dishes, dvd player, coffee maker and more. The beds were very comfortable. The small balcony was cozy and we loved sitting out there with a view of the gulf. The bathroom had two sinks and I was very impressed by how... More 

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

Yes, Yes, Yes! We love happy people and we love that you took the time to give us such a super review. So glad you vacation was fabulous and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for choosing Waterside Inn for your vacation destination! More 

Venice, Florida
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is the place to go If you are not looking for all the frills of a high end beach resort. This is true laid back Florida. The property has a rich history and the buildings were built in the 30's. We rented Mango 104, last weekend which was just a few yards from the beach. The units are clean... More 

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

Thanks Christina for such a great review. Sounds like you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the relaxed vibe here at the Waterside Inn. Mango is a lovely unit with just a hop skip and a jump to the waters edge. You're right about our local supermarket (Baileys). It's a long ago saying that if Bailey's doesn't have it.....you just... More 

Rome, Georgia
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We are currently staying in Cottage Lime 101. We adore it! Not fancy but that's the way we like it! We have gotten clean towels everyday and the staff is so nice! We have eaten at a few restaurants but have really enjoyed cooking out on the grill. We love drinking our coffee in the mornings on the screened porch... More 

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

We're so glad you choose Sanibel Island and the Waterside Inn as your return destination. We love to have you stay with us and we appreciate you writing such a glowing review. So many people have said they would prefer to keep us a secret.! Our main goal is to bring you back again and again and it sounds like... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our family gift for mothers day so the women went on a mini vacation over the weekend, it was my first time in Sanibel but i have heard it is really nice and quiet, oh boy it was quiet! I love it, the hotel was very nice, our room was clean, clean, clean, the staff very helpul guiding... More 

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

Thank you for sharing you happy experience and choosing the Waterside Inn for you Mother's Day vacation. I am so pleased to hear you had such a great time and enjoyed our quiet laid back island paradise. From the sounds of it we should be seeing you next year as well. I look forward to your return anytime you need... More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was one of the few places that would allow us to rent for less than 4 nights. When I called to reserve, the staff was very helpful. All went down hill from there. Although the place was relatively empty, we were told there were no gulf view rooms available when reserving. When we arrived, it was obvious that the... More 

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10 Thank Neal C
Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Waterside Inn. I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations during your two night stay with us. Unfortunately, we had no knowledge of your dissatisfaction until now. I went back and checked our occupancy when you were here and in fact we only had one other cottage open and that was... More 

Mukwonago, WI
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225 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed in Pineapple 128 with a great view of the beach & ocean on the second floor. The room was very comfortable & clean. We had the windows open at night so we could hear the waves on the beach. The pool was relaxing when we wanted to get out of the wind on the beach. On Friday evening... More 

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

Ahh, Pineapple 128 is such a gorgeous unit. Isn't it wonderful waking up to the sounds of the surf and shore birds? And the view is to die for! So glad you were able to experience this beachfront gem as well as our quiet, laid-back island paradise. Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a wonderful review on... More 

Scotland
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was our second visit to the Waterside Inn...as we loved it so so much last year. We came with very high expectations of the perfect beach holiday and it didn't disappoint this year again. We stayed in the Blueberry 112 in April of this year and we loved the extra space and balcony area that allowed us beautiful views... More 

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

Hey Guys! Sounds like we can chalk up another great stay at the Waterside Inn on the Beach! I love hearing back from everyone that has experienced our unique laid back piece of heaven. Yes, it's actually heaven right here on Sanibel. I'm glad you tried out the Blueberry Cottage this year. I have to admit, it's our staff's favorite... More 

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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This small vintage Inn nestled on the beach is like the old days of Florida. We parked our car on the sand next to our screen door of our cottage. We also brought our 2 poodles. We LOVE this place even though its a vintage older style type of accommdation. Its only 5 min. from the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge... More 

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1 Thank Kathy C
Sanibelblondie, Owner at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy for a great review. For everyone reading this, Kathy is an excellent photographer that visits here often. You can see some of her pictures on our Facebook site as well as this site. She loves nature at it's best and we're proud to have her as our Guest year after year. If you love nature, bike rides, photography,... More 

Lake County, Illinois
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We actually stayed here April 07, but made reservations to go back this June. This place left such a beautiful, peaceful feeling with us, we decided to return. We are not able to take many vacations, so they are rare and precious to us. After looking at many possibilities, we chose to return to Waterside. We stayed in a cozy... More 

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

Thank you for the review of your recent stay here at the Waterside Inn on the Beach. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation and all we have to offer. Our main goal is to bring you back again and again, and it looks like we succeeded. We look forward to seeing you again next year and hopefully many... 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: $143 - $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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