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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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Murfreesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a relaxing place to be! You're right on the beach, the rooms are comfortable, the staff excellent. Over the years they've maintained the place well. You're out a bit from the traffic of the rest of the island and the isolation is what draws us there.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed here twice over the past 10 years and it is a beach combers paradise. The lovely cottages are clean and well kept and the kitchen area well stocked. We love the lush tropical setting surrounding the cottages and beach access is just a short walk down the sandy pathway. If you want luxury this... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. You have said it all. Please come back and see us. More 

Richardson, Texas
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We have been to the Blue Dolphin several times and always enjoy the laid back atmosphere of a quiet beach get away. The location is not on the "happening" end of the island, but located in a quiet residential area, so it is not crowded and the staff welcomes you like an old friend (or a new friend). Beth took... More 

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Thank Joyce C
Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our property and amenities. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Location, location, location! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The cottages are a few steps from a clean, beautiful, and very, very quiet beach. We set up our lounge chairs and umbrella in the morning and come and go all day. I can walk for miles on the beach and some days see more dolphins than people. Sanibel is a quiet place, but Blue Dolphin is tucked into a... More 

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Thank gw3230
Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review.We are glad you enjoyed our amenities and have pointed out our proximity to the beach. If we were any closer you would have fish in your shoes! See you next year. More 

Arlington or Cambridge
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

A small private place with lots of palms & greenery. Coffee, fruit & pastry out in the morning to enjoy at outdoor tables, on your porch or in your room. Very clean and everything you need in the kitchen. Bikes available for riding on the protected wide bike paths that take you all over Sanibel. No one ever locks their... More 

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Thank claudine53
Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and made use of our amenities. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Love Blue Dolphin. Great location, hospitable staff, great beach with lots of shells, few kids, very quiet. Very relaxing. But does have limits: no maid service at all, continental breakfast is marginal, limited number of units with direct beach view. You've got to do a lot yourself. Like renting a room not hotel. Swifer would be great to control sand... More 

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Thank Gerald F
Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you had an enjoyable time and hope to see you again. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Booked and paid this place several months in advance (906 US dollars for 3 nights) thinking its a special romantic place after reading hotel website and reviews on trip advisor. but our expectations were ruined as soon as we saw the place and room. Please read all critical reviews, they have more sense, don't allow to mislead you by high... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We appreciated the friendly and excellent service, the spacious, modern cottage, continental breakfast with fresh fruit, location in a residential area with few people on the beach. Beth, the manager, was always accessible, cheerful and helpful. It was a short walk out to the beach to watch gorgeous sunsets. The owners hosted a wine and cheese party one evening for... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you and hope to see you again. Thanks for the review and Beth thanks you. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Fourth year staying here. Best place on the island. Located on residential area so no other hotels around. Walks on the beach are lovely since there are few people around. Cottage clean and pleasant with kitchenette . Cathy and Helma always helpful and nice. Already have our reservation for next year!!!

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Thank lovetotravel54321
Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. It is a pleasure having your family and friends visiting us. See you next year. More 

New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The Blue Dolphin is such a pretty place, and is not expensive by Sanibel standards. It seems to attract quiet but very interesting people. It is as close to the beach as it is possible to be, well maintained and generally lovely. Nearly all the units have a well-equipped kitchenette. There is a laundry room with help-yourself towels and linens.... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are glad you enjoy your time with us and we will be seeing you again. Beth strives at being terrific. More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cottages

Address: 4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $134 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island
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