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“Great View, Great Pool”
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Seaside Inn
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had a beach front room with very nice screened lanai. Well appointed and clean but not fancy. Shelling on the beach outside the room was great. Really appreciated the chaise and umbrellas the staff puts out on the beach each morning. The pool was awesome and thought the little store and vending was convenient. Plenty of nice quality bathroom towels as well as ample size sundries. Nice selection of breakfast food items.

Only complaints were there was no caraf for our coffeemaker so no morning coffee :( and housekeeping staff was hovering at check out time which made getting the car packed up a little extra stressful.

Would definitely recommend to others - oh, and it's off the beaten path a bit which we liked.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in February. For the price we paid I would have expected a little nicer accommodations. The room was in need of minor repairs and a much deeper cleaning. The water and beach was beautiful. The breakfast in your room everyday was nice. Fit the Sanibel Island theme of laid back though. Loved having the bikes sitting there to take anytime you wanted included in the nightly rate. Lots of restaurants and places to go nearby.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Travelingnewleyweds
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in this peaceful place.
We had a one bedroom cottage and a bedroom with 2 beds with side view on the sea.
The one bedroom cottage was nice, a bit "oldfashioned" with a little patio, nice bathroom. The kitchen was dated and not very clean.
The bedroom with the side view on the sea has the evening sun, just lovely to have a drink before going out for supper. Very noisy fridge. The whole place could do with a really good clean or revamp but you forget about it very quickly thansk to the general "charm" of this place.
The kids loved the pool, i loved the easy access to the beach and the tranquility. We used the bike to explore the island (i just forgot that the indications were in miles and not in kms and ended up cycling more than expected).

Room Tip: For a family, the one bedroom cottage is perfect but we loved the view and the "sunset" fr...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank louise108
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

On my most recent trip to Sanibel, I stayed at this wonderful little "Old Florida style" resort, and I'm really happy to find this little gem! Our one bedroom "cottage" was nice, and clean. Full sized 'fridge and stove, microwave. Adequate supply of pans and kitchenware. Flat screen TV's in the bedroom and living room. The property was neat and nicely landscaped. The feeling was peaceful.......quiet.......relaxing. A short walk to the beach, we could see the ocean from our porch. We walked to the Sanibel Lighthouse one afternoon. Nice pool, laundry facility. The folks in the office were SO nice!! We were very happy here, and would DEFINITELY come back again!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Monet3103
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Linda L, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

Seaside Inn is truly "old Florida style". Many of our guests fall in love with the cottages for the very reasons you mentioned. Seaside Inn is very close to the beach; with only 32 units we're able to maintain the peaceful, quiet experience that you enjoyed. Thank you for you staff comments! We look forward to your return!

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Sanibel is a nice quite island, good for walking the beaches, swimming and riding bikes. This mini resort offers those things. It's an older facility as are most on the island. It is run like an inn with a nice breakfast basket placed in the refrigerator every night for the next day. We visited in September during the slow season, which made the island extra quite. Only down side of that was that many of the restaurants were closed for a couple of weeks for their vacations or renovations.

We would come back to this resort again when we visit Sanibel. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is a good place to consider.

Room Tip: Ocean front probably the preference, but second floor corner room in adjacent building is large has...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Linda L, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2014

Thank you for your Feedback regarding your stay at Seaside Inn. Your comments hit on what guests enjoy most at Seaside and when they visit Sanibel Island: walking the beach, biking the 27 miles of bike paths (complimentary bikes provided), relaxing, and swimming. The breakfast basket is a good start to the day. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Enjoyed our stay at this inn-basic room that met our needs comfortable beds, but it really is all about the view, beach, pool and restful nature of the inn. Very nice and friendly people that work there.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Linda L, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2014

It is great that Seaside Inn provided you the quiet retreat that you were looking for. The property is designed to allow you to relax while the staff are prepared to meet your needs. Thank you for your comments and we do hope to see you again when you have the need to unwind!

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

When we arrived I was told the room I requested was not available (ground floor ocean). I was offered a cottage or 2nd story ocean view. I picked the second story since I wanted a direct view of he ocean and 2 beds. I was disappointed, but we made the best of it lugging 3 huge bags up 2 flights of stairs.

The positives here are the gorgeous beach, decent pool, beach chairs and umbrellas, and bikes. We didn't use the pool or bikes but I'm sure they'd come in handy for some. The negatives are as some mentioned... cleanliness!! The a/c vent had mold and dust in it. The bathroom had rust and all the cabinets (white) were marked up and had fingerprints (easily removed with cleaning). The small kitchenette was also filthy, dishes with dirt on them, silverware tray with ants and pieces of old food. The worst was the bed.. the headboard was wicker and inside the wicker was loads of dust like they'd never been cleaned. I pulled back the mattress and looked behind the headboard... OMGosh at least 3" of dust, kids old toys, just filth. Since we had no other place to stay we didn't leave. I did go to the grocery store and bought disposable silverware, plates, glasses, and our own breakfast foods. I also bought basic cleaning supplies to make our stay tolerable. I also made sure our luggage, food, and supplies never touched the filthy floors. I've stayed on Sanibel and in the Keys for years and don't mind "quaint" and that island feel but will never stay here again!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5005
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $181 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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