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Reviewed September 6, 2017

We had to cut our stay short because of Irma. But all in all the facility, including the room, was very clean. Dehumidifier was loud but we shut it off at night.
In room coffee was good and plentiful. Staff was nice and accommodating.
We did pay extra for a Gulf view room and ended up with the first floor view of a bush and the pool.
If we ever get back to Sanibel, it will be a nice place to stay.

Room Tip: Second floor west facing rooms are the only that can see the Gulf.
  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Rachel C
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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

dear Rachel, Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding Sanibel Island beach Resort and the four star rating. We are sorry you had to cut your stay short due to the possibility of Sanibel being in the path of Hurricane Irma. We are very pleased to say that Sanibel and our resort are in great shape, the expected high impact was much less than previously thought and we are operational again. We do hope you will try us again soon.
Warmest regards,
Sharon

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

A quick birthday trip brought us here. We loved everything about this place except one tiny thing. You can tell the buildings are older when you realize the bath/shower area didn't have a vent and thus it got hot. Our room, 203, was clean, carpets clean and everything in it's place. We have decided that we will be returning and this resort will be our choice for lodging.

Room Tip: 203 has view of tennis court.
  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank casinogal
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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Dear Casinogal, I would like to wish you a belated birthday and feel honored that we were the resort you selected to enjoy the day at. Thank you for the glowing review and that we will be your choice for lodging.
Warmest regards,
Sharon

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

We stayed here as a family over the years when it was a holiday inn but was a little apprehensive if it would be the same now not a holiday inn but we was not disappointed. My parents who have stayed several times over the past 20 years and us consisting of hubby and I plus three boys 16, 8 and 5 had an amazing break where the children gained confidence in the water both pool and sea. The staff where all friendly and helpful even adapting skills where needed, some areas a little tired but have been told there plans I would say don't change it too much,part of the resorts charm is the the quiet and small size of the resort. More options for food and a bar that's open longer would be nice. Thank you for a lovely time.

  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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2  Thank Gemma792014
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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Dear Gemma792014, I was excited to read your review and to learn this property has been a part of your family for so many years. Sanibel and this property will always maintain the charm you have come to love, even with any improvements! Our Food & Beverage outlets are also continually striving to serve guest pleasers and we will share those comments. Thank you for giving a 'shout out' to the staff. They truly enjoy providing great service. Many of our staff have been with the hotel for well over five years and love to see repeat guests come back. Hope to see you again soon.
Warm regards,
Sharon

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

A true retreat! Just what my hubby and I needed after a stressful few months with a sick family member. I wanted a quiet beach without the temptation of too many activities, and that is just what I got – a true oasis where my days consisted of sleeping in (no alarms), then taking the short stroll across the beautiful grounds to the very comfortable lounge chairs on the beach where my husband would set up our umbrella (a must bring!) and then serve me a delicious margarita made by the awesome bartender Darron. We simply sunbathed, walked, swam, and collected shells until happy hour when we would move to the tiki bar/pool area and enjoy low key conversation with guests from all over the world. The tempura chicken tenders are delicious – everybody gets them – and you can’t beat the $2 beer. We had dinner every night at La Bella Vita, the Italian restaurant attached to the hotel, because it was THAT DELICIOUS and the service was outstanding. We happened to be there on a full moon weekend which made our after-dinner walk on the beach extra romantic. From Nadra and Claudia at the front desk, to the very comfortable room, to the peaceful grounds, lovely beach, and excellent tiki bar/restaurant, the Sanibel Island Beach Resort is my new favorite spot in Florida for a truly relaxing get-away!

  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Dear Astonboats,
Please know that our thoughts are with you regarding your sick family member! It is heart-warming that we could be the location for you and your husband to be a true oasis for you. I will share with all of the staff your comments and let Daren, Claudia and Nadra know that you remarked about them individually! It is a very big compliment that you selected our restaurant, LaBellaVita, to have dinner every night. Thank you for making us your favorite spot in Florida and we do hope to see you again soon!
Warmest regards,
Sharon

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We visited Sanibel Island Beach Resort this weekend for a quick weekend getaway and it was amazing. It is a small boutique style 3 star hotel, the rooms are standard and not to many amenities but it is outstanding because;;;
1. The Staff is GREAT. From the moment you check in to the staff in the restuarant, they have great customer service skills and really helpful.
2. LA BELLA VITA RISTORANTE - is an Italian Restaurant on the first floor of the hotel and what a surprise..it has a beautiful decor and outstanding food options.
We had Mediterranean Omelet for breakfast, Fruit and yogurt platter and Smoked Salmon Platter. They offer a healthier options for breakfast along with the standard pancakes, bagels and waffles options.
3. Private Beach - You get access to a Beautiful private beach that is part of the property and takes 2 minutes to walk to from the main lobby.

Highly recommended for a relaxing time with the family. and they are pet friendly hotel as well.

  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Liatlevy
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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Dear Liatlevy,
Thank you for detailing your visit with us and thank you for an outstanding review. I am so pleased to learn that staff service was great and the first great thing you mentioned. Our new restaurant and tiki bar are getting great reviews as well and we appreciate you giving them such positive comments. Our beach location is ideal for weekend getaways and we are pleased you let us be a part of your family escape. We hope to see you again soon.
Warmest regards,
Sharon

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