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“Sundial shines” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Sanford, Florida
2 reviews
“Sundial shines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been going the last ten years and they have definitely improved with the renovations to the lobby. Nice touch with the kayaks. Needs a little shop with everyday items to purchase though........


  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear William E.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had an excellent time at the Sundail last week and will be back for more next year!! We really enjoyed how quite everything was and how close we were to the pool and the beach. The front office staff was very accomodating.



  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear J M:
Thank you for taking the time to complete our property survey.
We hope to see you back soon.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Carmel, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were return guests to the Sundial and I think it was better than the last time! The employees we encountered were very friendly...in fact the air conditioning was not working on arrival in our room and a tech was there within minutes and he was great! Our unit did show age (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms), but it was clean and totally fine for a family of 4. Our room had a fabulous view of the water and the beach was right across the parking lot. The pools were refreshing, clean, and quiet. We were grateful that we could spend time as a family and relax in such a beautiful location and we feel like we got our money's worth.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank moshe122
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear moshe 122:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. I am glad to see that enjoyed your stay and recognized that we are heading on the right direction.
We have been working really hard to make sure that make a difference. And I can tell you that this is only the beginning. There is a lot happening here on the next few months and it's going to be GREAT!
Thank you again for your feedback and please come see us again.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed the amenities, but not our room. We would have to hike to the main pool to rent anything and we felt our room was not up to par, especially after seeing our neighboring condo that family had rented.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Michael G.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our resort survey.
We hope to see you back again soon.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Cashmere, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

1st time visitor, loved it. Close to all the shops and restaurants. Great for families (pool, bikes, beach). The Gulf was very calm and warm...made for excellent swimming. The resort is in great condition, the room was a typical condo, but well maintained. Not all units have a water view. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Tom C.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our resort survey.
We hope to see you back again soon.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Miami
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Couple getaway
We enjoyed ourselves tremendously
we fell in love all over again.it was a beautiful stay and I recommended fish resort to any and everyone those who have children and those who don't!!!



  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bridget T
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Bridget T.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our resort survey.
We hope to see you back again soon.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

The room was upgraded and very nice besides the room rug. The main pool areas need massive renovation. The other pools were okay. The beach umbrellas and towels were in poor condition. I did enjoy the bicycles and kayaks.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ana V
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Julio M, Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Ana V.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our resort survey.
We hope to see you back again soon.

Julio Morales
Director of Services
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Property: Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sanibel Island's most luxurious resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Voted "BEST FULL SERVICE RESORT ON THE ISLANDS" and "BEST STAYCATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" for four years in a row, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. Sanibel Island is a natural playground where you can feel the white sand between your toes, take a refreshing swim in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities and amenities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, HydroGrid tennis courts, cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, bike tours, golf, organized activities, a marketplace, spa and sea school. One,two and three bedroom residences feature options for views with the conveniences of home in a tranquil, tropical setting. These Residences offer a full kitchen with housewares, living/dining area, full baths and ample space that is ideal for couples or larger families. Best of all, Sanibel's world-renowned, pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. Voted Best Waterfront Dining in Southwest Florida, the resort's award winning restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selections. Look forward to an authentic experience as your dinner is artfully prepared right before your eyes at Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, the area's only Japanese steakhouse. Sea Breeze Cafe offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Sundial's tiki-style poolside eatery, Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar, serves up delicious signature drinks at the bar and family-friendly patio. Slice of Paradice provides the perfect poolside venue for tasty treats such as pizza, ice-cream, hotdogs and salads- perfect for beach-goers and sunset strollers. A daily resort fee includes the use of beach umbrellas and chairs, beach towels, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, beach volleyball, fitness center, wifi, organized activities and tennis court access. In addition to being voted Best Full Service Resort and Best Staycation, the resort has been regionally recognized for Best Event Facilities, Best Chef, Best Server, Best Happy Hour, Best New Restaurant, Best Sushi, Best Tiki Bar, Best Waterfront Dining and Best Tennis on the Islands. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island

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