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“Good Hotel For the Price” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sanibel Island Beach Resort

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Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Fort Worth, Texas
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93 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good Hotel For the Price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2010

Hotels ın Sanibel are overpriced for what you get. Having said that, this hotel ıs a good value for the money when compared to other hotels in the area and ıs on the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, well kept and comfortable. Breakfast ıs good and lunch is only served at the Tiki Bar which ıs out by the beach and pool and ıs pretty cool. My only cautıon is you need to rent a car if you stay at thıs hotel.. Nothing ıs withiın an easy walking distance. There is no business center but free wifi is in the lobby.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Longmont, Colorado
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2010

Stayed here two nights to explore Sanibel Island. Perfect location, first class beach out the back door. Great place to travel easily around the Island from, close to the main road but tucked neatly out of the way. Staff was OK, but a step down from our previous two nights in Crystal River.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rarearth
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SanibelSlim, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 31, 2011
Thank you for your comments! Watch-out Crystal River we're going to try to beat your great service! Thanks for staying with us, we appreciate it!
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New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2010

This property may be worth if because it's Sanibel, but it way overpriced and over rated as is Sanibel.

Would not recommend unless you are looking to be absolutely bored.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lilypoo
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SanibelSlim, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 31, 2011
Thanks for your comments! Yes, we are an older property, but very well maintained and landscaped. Have heard can be boring on the island, but that's what some folks are looking for. Thanks for giving us a try!
Danny Adams, Director of Sales
danny.adams@att.net
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Lima, NY
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2010

Took my three daughters to Sanibel for a "girls getaway". We were in the front suite which was perfect for us with lots of room for four. Hotel was super clean, friendly staff, perfect beach location. Bike rental was a fun way to get around the island. Girls had a WONDERFUL time at the Tikki bar & miss Courtney! Would most definitely return again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CJMLVM
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Dearborn MI
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2010

I enjoyed my stay here. I had a beachfront room which was clean and comfortable except for my bed. The mattress in my room was very uncomfortable and I had trouble falling asleep. I was only able to stay one day so I didn't ask for a room change. However , the staff at this hotel are "beautiful" people. Very warm and caring.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lovinlife4evr
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Rocky Point
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2010

Great location right on the beach! The beach was wonderful! The shells were everywhere! This is definitely the place to go if you are in search of some beautiful shells.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sarastro1
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

This hotel is VERY OLD. It is very well maintained, but not up to par with today standards. To start with the rooms are tiny and cramped with poor lighting. There are no closets, just bulky OLD furniture with little storage. The bathrooms were the worst. To say they were small would be an understatment. We took the T/P off of the holder just to have room to sit. When stepping out of the shower, we had to take care not to step in the toilet. There are vents in the bathroom that are connected to other bathrooms so you can hear EVERYTHING and they can hear you too. Bottom line, a clean but not comfortable room. The landscaping outside is the best part of this hotel. Very pretty. The pool on the other hand is as old as the hotel which means it too is small and NOT kid friendly. The beach is ok at best. We found that the whole shelling hype was just that, hype. Being a Florida native, I have seen much better on other gulf coast beaches. The island has a very snooty and unwelcoming feel. All dining is very pricey and again not kid friendly. Do your homework, and you will find many nicer and friendly places to vacation on the gorgeous Gulf coast of Florida.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TheTravelingConch
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Property: Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729 (Formerly Holiday Inn Sanibel Island)
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tranquil boutique hotel nestled amid swaying palms and sandy beaches Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a cherished gulf-front retreat for nature lovers - shell collectors and those who enjoy outdoor recreation mixed with great shopping and dining. Guests enjoy private beach access as well as an outdoor pool and sundeck bike rentals tennis courts hammocks and lounge chairs. ... more   less 
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