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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have been coming to Sanibel since I was in grad school, some 30 years ago, so suffice it to
say I know the island fairly well. I have stayed twice before at Shalimar, but always in one of
the beach cottages, which were wonderful. This trip on Fathers Day, I was not able to book a
cottage, so took unit 3 downstairs. The unit itself was great, one of the cleanest I have ever seen, even in five star hotels! Kudos to Shalimar! It had a nice little kitchen area, and a wonderful beach view. There was a huge downside in the fact that every step taken by the upstairs guests above could be heard! The first night, someone paced for most of the night....the second night sounded like a there was a herd of elephants. God forbid if there had been running children! :)
This is a real issue, and someone at the pool was complaining about it also. That being said, I highly recommend staying at Shalimar!
As an aside, the owners have purchased a restaurant next door....we did not eat there, since
it was more casual dining, but will try it next visit. For fine dining, or a romantic dinner, I recommend Casa Ybels Thistle Lodge, or The Green Flash in Captiva.

Room Tip: Don't choose a downstairs room if you want to get to sleep! The cottages are supurb, I highly recommend cottage 7, which is the furthest to the South, and directly on the beach.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

coming here 15+years. Peaceful, any minor hiccups always appropriately dealt with by Ramos and/or front desk staff. Immaculate, well-maintained & improved (we speculate annually about what will be improved). On-site laundry a boon, it's fun doing a wash while sitting in the sun in Nov/Dec. Non-smoking a great improvement. Only quibble is that we'd like the pool a bit warmer (as it used to be).

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is by far one of the cleanest hotel's we've ever stayed at. We loved the view from the second floor. Honestly, we spent all our time on the beach and never used the pool, altho it looked nice. The office staff was very pleasant. Loved being able to use their computer to print my boarding passes. They had morning coffee available, a book exchange, dvd's to use. Just a great place!

Room Tip: Choose 2ndfloor for a great beach view
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We enjoyed our stay very much. I think your prices are equal to other similar type places in Sanibel but think the service could be better in the way of amenities. Having a coffee maker to make your own coffee in the room would be nice. By the time I got to the coffee in the office at 10 am it was all gone. Some of the BBQ grills are in terrible condition. The rooms were excellent and we enjoyed are time there.

Room Tip: There are two cottages that are duplexes and have direct views of the beach. The motel type rooms for two have a decent beach view although at an angle. The rooms at the far end have the corner and best view.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great motel. Huge rooms with efficiency kitchen amenities. Beautiful view from screened porch & right on the beach! They also give you a discount at the wonderful Sandbar resteraunt which is right next store. Rooms are spotless and staff is excellent. Can't wait to return!

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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