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Casa Ybel Resort
Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Expectations Met”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed at Casa Ybel three nights from November 18-21. This was our third or forth time staying at Casa Ybel over the past six or seven years and, although it is somewhat expensive for no more time than we spend in the room, we like knowing what to expect in terms of the well-maintained property and intangibles, such as the expansive private beach area, landscaping, solitude, quiet, and endless entertainment by many varieties of birds.
The pool, hot tub, and pool bar are very nice and popular to many of the guests. It's nice to go to the pool in the afternoon and actually get to watch a group of people having fun.
We had a one bedroom suite on the first floor, which is what I specifically requested. The first floor rooms have a screened in porch facing the ocean with a stairs going down to a grassy landscaped area next to the ocean beach. In addition to the porch, which we really enjoy, there was a full kitchen and living room. The suite was very clean and well cared for. Everything worked the way it was supposed to. The staff was all very friendly and seemed organized.
I especially appreciated the extra service provided on our departure. We had a very late flight, so when we checked out we were given a pass to use the pool for the rest of the day and given the use of a changing area in another building to get cleaned up before heading to the airport.
We really like Sanibel and Captiva and visit the islands at least every three or four years. We are so satisfied with Casa Ybel that we don't even explore any other options.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Grew up in FL and have always loved Sanibel Island. Casa Ybel was the perfect place to stay there. Spacious, clean units, and peaceful, beautiful grounds. Great restaurant. We rented bicycles and explored the island. Staff was courteous and helpful. Will definitely go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, ON
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Room was spacious, kitchen came in handy, and had good ocean view. Didn't see any breakfast available, other than Sunday brunch. No room service either, but we stocked up the kitchen with some breakfast supplies and some snacks. Had decent sleeps, area is fairly quiet and bed/pillows were at least average in comfort. Air conditioner was a bit noisy.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Media, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We got married on 11/10/13 on the beach at Casa Ybel. We arrived Fri 11/8 and rented two 1 bedroom villas (we stayed in one and our 3 kids in the other). Gorgeous views!!! The villas are spacious and beautiful. Neat and clean -- daily housekeeping! Our wedding was everything we imagined -- ending with a reception dinner at the Thistle Lodge. The service from check in to check out was AWESOME!! I can't say enough positive things!! Highly recommend. The only (and I mean only) suggestion is better access to food. We ordered groceries from Jerry's ahead of time (and they delivered and put away before we got there) so we were good. Our other guests struggled that first morning because they had nothing to eat. Maybe consider a small food offer or vending?? Or at least suggest that people order ahead for food as we did (that was by luck). But overall -- excellent stay!

Room Tip: If there was a fitness center I didn't know. Breakfast -- I was also unaware of breakfast (I cou...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Excellent accommodations. Beautiful views. Overall wonderful place to stay. Neat, clean, and very well manicured grounds. Be aware of the over priced outdoor bar. I ordered a double jack and coke for a whopping $19.47. That's $8.25 for a single X2 to make $16.50 plus an18% gratuity( added to bill).Perhaps the bar staff gets paid on commission, because this is not how you price this order. Not sure that mgt. is aware of guests being over charged, but if they are, shame on them.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We have lived on Sanibel Island for more than 20 years, so I think we know the local scene pretty well. Whenever people ask us where to stay, we always list Casa Ybel as our first choice..especially for couples who want a lovely quiet place on our beautiful island. They are constantly upgrading the place. We had a delicious lunch there today.
The beach remains the same..a world class place for shelling, bird watching and enjoying the natural joys of what we Islanders work so hard to protect. Casa Ybel is a treasure.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I were married on the beach at Casa Ybel and celebrated with our reception at the Thistle Lodge. We had a total of 35 guests. It was the most amazing time of our lives. All the staff is exceptional!! We went back to visit last week and were very pleased to experience the same hospitality we did two years ago. Kid friendly too with a separate pool just for kids and daily activities. We HIGHLY recommend!!

Room Tip: We have stayed in three different units, one and two bedroom. All were very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Ybel Resort
Address: 2255 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6104
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Ybel Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Natural, secluded and exclusive, historic Casa Ybel Resort epitomizes the sanctuary, old-island spirit of Sanibel. Occupying 23 acres of beach front property isolated from commercial enterprise, the resort forms a sheltered getaway where romantic surroundings and outdoor recreation attract couples and families alike. Travelers have found respite and hospitality here since the 1890's. ... more   less 
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