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Apopka, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This "resort" is a joke. It's an old Holiday Inn, painted to have a nicer facade. I feel bad for anyone who stays here and thinks it will be a nice getaway like my partner and I did. For the record, we've stayed at many different types of hotels, resorts and B&B's because we travel a lot. We don't/didn't expect...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is old and our room was Tiny for 2 adults and 2 children. There was no storage to speak of. That being said, our room was immaculate, housekeeping was excellent. The pool is warm, even when the ocean is still frigid. Staff is attentive and friendly. It appears they are in process of rehabbing resort. The deal we...

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Orange Park, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a crazy person about clean hotel rooms. This room was clean so that was good. It is right on the beach, another plus. But that is about it. The staff was okay. The pool bar and restaurant were over priced and the food was only okay. We were given arm bands that identified us as resort guests. We...

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The resort was ok, not sure why they hand out bracelets. They will charge $35 if you lose them. The best part of the hotel is the location. Easy walk to the beach. Beach chairs available if your staying at the resort. Beach is very nice. The room was ok, housekeeping service was uneven. One day no coffee or sugar,...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. They are appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed the location, beach and beach chairs however I will make certain that your comments regarding housekeeping are looked into. We provide daily housekeeping services and all supplies and towels are supposed to be replenished when the room is serviced. We also have a supply of pool towels...

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff and location are great. Rooms are decent, spacious and clean, quiet. Dion was particularly good, but all staff were gracious. Pool was OK. Beach is really nice with easy walking access from the hotel.

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We will certainly share these with staff and with Dion. They are thrilled when they are mentioned in a review and we appreciate your time in doing so. Hope to see you again soon!

Springfield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and location is what makes this property special. The rooms are somewhat dated but are kept very clean. There is supposed to be an Italian restaurant opening soon and will review that after our visit there.

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Such kind comments about the staff and location. Sincerely appreciated and will be shared. We opened La Bella Vita on March 10 and our guests are giving us excellent feedback. Please let us know what you think on your next visit. They are now providing breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and lunch at the poolside tiki bar. See you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in just check out what's available on the island to recommend to both Uber customers and people visiting the island. Spoke witn Dylan and Chris at the bar who were most helpful come to find out this was a resort my grandparents stayed at many years ago. Great laid-back atmosphere, easy access to the beach - would highly recommend...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now finding a hotel room on Sanibel does not give you many things to choose from so keep that in mind. Sanibel is mostly condos and private homes. This is a former Holiday Inn with a new name. It was probably a nice place at one time but they might think about teasing it down and starting over. Rooms are...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for pointing out that the pool was nice and that our beach location is terrific as well as the staff was good and the property was clean. We just opened our full service restaurant on March 10 to rave reviews from our guests and we hope you return to experience it. Thank you...

Albany, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I booked this hotel it was a Holiday Inn. About two weeks before we were to arrive I got a notice that it was no longer a Holiday Inn , but the new owners would honor my reservation. The 'resort" was clean and had nice landscaping. There were l chairs placed on the beach for your use during the...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding the landscaping, beach, beach chairs, cleanliness and ample towels. Our restaurant was recently undergoing a full renovation however is now open and providing breakfast and dinner. Lunch is available at the poolside tiki bar with a beautiful view of the gulf.

Skaneateles, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip very late and were concerned that we'd be stuck in a crummy place, so we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was well located and right on the beautiful beach (a short walk form our room). There was also a lovely pool area, very comfy beds and a clean room-- all good! But "Just OK"...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We do hope you are pleased to learn that the restaurant, La Bella Vita, is now open and we are providing breakfast and dinner in a beautiful atmosphere and with delicious selections. Lunch, served poolside, is also offered from an all-new food and drink menu.

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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 

Additional Information about Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729 (Formerly Holiday Inn Sanibel Island)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $251 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
Sanibel Island Beach Resort Florida
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Ask for a pool/ocean view. Otherwise you're looking at a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciabZ5456KS, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We avoided the "overlooking pool" option; our corner room added to our light and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles CNYLaker, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing the Gulf if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles tfagerskog, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view close to the beach and pool then ask for a view room”
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 of 5 bubbles 972stephenp, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick up some food at the grocery to save on dining out. We did & loved our savings & not putting on pounds while vacationing.”
 of 5 bubbles JoL883, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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