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“Quiet, clean, and roomy” 5 of 5 stars
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Peoria, Illinois
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684 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
“Quiet, clean, and roomy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

It was what we were looking for. It's an 8 minute walk to the beach which was doable. One of the cleanest places we stayed at. Owners/managers are off site, but in the office during business hours. Bikes are provided complimentary, along with beach chairs.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hillsborough, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I had a great experience staying at the Palm View Inn, all of my needs were met with a full, spacious kitchen, beach access, and access to beach chairs, and towels. Bike access allows easy and fun travel to the beach as well as all of Sanibel's shops and restaurants. I plan on visiting Sanibel again, and will certainly stay at the Palm View Inn.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Catherine C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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296 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Loved the location-the staff(yes the dog too)-and the room, the colors in Pirates Cove were my favorite, room sizes are wonderful and large and you have bikes, tables and grill to use. Walk to beach is 5 minutes along with a few places to eat. But still off the beaten path a bit. Prices were good and the ability to bring two small dogs was great. We will return. Only thing I did not like was that the water heater kept tripping the breaker because of storm so water was not hot when "I" needed it-but staff was made aware and are working on that issue. So its fine, we were good since it was so hot out anyway. Oh, and best part-was rooms were VERY clean.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank JULIA68
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Nags Head, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I visited Sanibel staying at the Palm View Inn in 2005.Since than I've visited a dozen times all at the Palm View.The rooms are CLEAN spacious and quiet.Conveniently located to all actives on Sanibel,and a 6 minute walk to the beach with no parking fees.Umbrellas,beach chairs,beach towels and bikes are provided no charge.The rates are reasonable which can be hard to find on Sanibel.The only bad part is when its time to leave,I,m all ready planing my next trip.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Thank you such much for returning to the Palmview Inn so many times, and for taking the time to write a nice review. The beaches are so wonderful on Sanibel, and we are happy we could supply you with what you needed for relaxing at the beach.
Thank you again, and we hope to see you in the future.
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Chrisitine Lemmon who is an author on Sanibel Island encourages everyone that they should have their "Portion of the Sea." Saniblel Island and staying at the PalmView is our "portion of the sea." The island brings us such peace, and being return visitors as well we cannot imagine staying anywhere but the PalmView. It is cozy, welcoming, quiet, and quaint. The rooms and grounds provide everything you need. We love to walk the beach, or hop on the bikes that are provided and explore the island. It is a perfect location, a great price, and very updated and clean. We enjoy and appreciate Laurie very much and the great job she does as the manager. We also enjoy her warm welcome! There is nothing we would change, and we are so glad that aside from a few updates PalmView remains as it did when we first discovered it.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Joyce B
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, April 2, 2012
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Sanibel Island is certainly special, and we are glad you enjoyed the Island while staying at the Palmview. Your description of your stay is what Sanibel is about, and descibes what we hope all of our guests feel about the Palmview.
Thank you also for mentioning how helpful Laurie, our Manager ,was. We hope to see you next year.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

I stayed at The Palm View for 2 weeks. It's like renting a little cottage; guests take care of their own housekeeping (the staff provides fresh linens weekly). It's clean, quiet and comfortable. This little complex has its own laundry for guests and provides bikes, beach chairs and umbrella. Just a short walk to the beach; a bit longer to Jerry's grocery and nice little shopping mall. For other activities, you will need a car on Sanibel. Manager Laurie was terrific.

Room Tip: The website gives good explanations of the rooms, and read the Trip Advisor reviews.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Simmie A
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, March 16, 2012
Thank you for visiting the Palmview Inn, and taking the time to write such a nice review.
We very much appreciate this. We are also so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that Laurie was so terrific. We hope to see you again.
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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I have lost track of how many years we have been staying here. The manager is great. I look forward to seeing her as much as I do my stay.
The rooms are always clean. The place is off the main drive so you don't have all the traffic. The walk to the beach is about 5 minutes - maybe.. This is nice because you get rid of most of the sand by the time you get back.
We have stayed at places right on the beach and by the time we left, the sand was absolutely everywhere. Including in the bed~ yuck!
This place is great. It is quiet, and the manager can not be beat. And hopefully you get to meat Emmitt!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Talk to the manager and she can help you decide what is best for you.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Grace W
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941cjy, Owner at The PalmView, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review regarding the Palmview Inn. We appreciate that you are a repeat guest, and you have enjoyed your visits so much. We are happy our Manager has been so helpful, and that you also enjoyed seeing her dog when he visits.
We hope to see you again.
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Property: The PalmView
Address: 706 Donax St, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6708
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Sanibel Island

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