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“Very Nice Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Seaside Inn
Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Romford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Nice Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The Seaside Inn is right on the beach, they have free bikes for guests use which was nice but the biles were quite old and could do with updating but they didn't spoil our stay. There is use of beach chairs and umbrellas set out each day, The beach is lovely and quiet. The pool was really nice as well.

Our room was clean and there was free breakfast which consisited of bagels, cream cheese, some pots of fruit, small cartons of orange juice, coffee and pastries. This was left in a bsket in the room fridge each afternoon for the following morning.

We had a lovely stay and would return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Sandra M
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Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We've stayed here many times - the location cannot be beat! Clean room, great staff, wonderful service. Beautiful pool area and chairs with umbrellas set up every day for guest's use. Truly a vacation!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Newark, Delaware
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed at the Seaside Inn for one night. The room was clean and spacious. It had a microwave, fridge, nice size sink, coffee make and toaster. The staff was very accomodating. We were right off the beach. They had lounge chairs and umbrellas already set up. Great beach and found some awesome shells. The stay included breakfast which was a basket with an assortment of bagels, danishes, juice, fruit and more. At first I thought it was kind of strange but it made for a relaxing morning. We ate breakfast at our leisure rather than the traditional continental breakfast served in a hotel lobby! We have already decided we're going back next year and really looking forward to it!!! Thanks Seaside Inn for a memorable stay in Sanibel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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O Florida
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Loved the beach and the location of the inn to the beach. They had beach loungers and umbrellas for use which was great. The little breakfast baskets were a nice touch but most were things I would not eat especially after not knowing how long they sat in our room until we got back to put it in the fridge. The beds were very comfortable. No alarm clock or DVD player as indicated in our booking. Be mindful that if you end up poolside those rooms have thin walls and you can hear your neighbors, the worst was the patio sliders being slammed open/closed. They advertise a reception with Sangria and that did not happen, when we asked they said they were short staffed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Waterloo, Iowa
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97 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Nice people. Clean spacious room. Well supplied. Fabulous Sanibel Views. Nice pool area.

If we didn't have a timeshare on Sanibel, we would stay here more often. The only negative was the parking. It was not very close to our room.

Room Tip: Oceanfront view room was great!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Kent M
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed a couple nights for a quick get away. The location is prime, the room was clean and comfortable and well appointed. With the Seaside you get some resort style features while still not getting "consumed" in a big resort. There were chairs/umbrellas on beach and bikes, and books avail on loan, even a grill and place to wash off shells! Would easily recommend to anyone looking for a quaint place to get away for a bit.

Room Tip: We stayed downstairs on a corner room, was a bit noisy at times when folks came and went or when ups...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank slpro
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Columbia, Maryland
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at The Seaside Inn. It's not fancy, you won't get the amenities of the big name resorts but you will get a very friendly staff and an absolutely amazing beach. The room could have been cleaner but I wouldn't classify it as dirty.

They bring you a cute little breakfast basket at night which I don't think I've ever experienced before. There is a small kitchen which is handy.

Will certainly stay here again, hopefully longer next time.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Seaside Inn
Address: 541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5005
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaside Inn invites you to rediscover the charm of a quaint beachfront inn on beautiful Sanibel Island where life’s pace is slower. Unwind by the pool or enjoy a day at the beach looking for shells or soaking up the sun. Seaside Inn offers personalized service along with 32 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and cottages with interiors inspired by the sun bleached sand beyond the dune. Each guestroom and suite is furnished with a comfortable king or queen beds with views of the pool or beach. The cottages offer a separate living area with a new sleeper sofa, full kitchen and one bedroom with a king bed. Each cottage has a deck just off the living area to enjoy the Florida sun with family while overlooking the pool. Each day a complimentary continental breakfast basket is delivered to the rooms for the next morning’s enjoyment. While on Sanibel enjoy the wide variety of outdoor adventures. Spend time exploring the 23 miles of paved nature trails that wind through the wetlands with one of the bikes provided by Seaside Inn. Visit the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to view a wide variety of migratory birds and explore an unspoiled mangrove ecosystem. For more active play, Sanibel Island offers 18 holes of golf on 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. For play and relaxation, let Seaside Inn welcome you to the pace of island living. ... more   less 
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