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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Our experience started off with a free upgrade and just kept getting better. Maybe the nicest staff of any place I have stayed. We forgot a toiletry that the gift shop carries, but they refused to take any money for it. The location is right on the beach. Lounge chairs & umbrellas are provided. Also, several Pawley's Island style hammocks...

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I am from Mill Hall, PA, but I stayed at the Holiday Inn for a couple days during a week with a group of friends and it was amazing. There were many opportunities, such as tennis, pool, ping pong, and a wonderful beach to play sports on. The service was excellent, and rooms were well kept and daily checked on....

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Milan, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Coming from Milan, MI, I came with some close friends to soak up the sun and beach. Sanibel Island is beautiful and this hotel just adds to the beauty. Placed on the beach, it provides a view like no other. It was so nice to be able to walk just five minutes down to the beach to look for beautiful...

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Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed here for a weekend. Location is waterfront, nice pool, outside bar. Bartender was young and not very personable. Nice walkway to the beach. Beach was disgusting due to dirty water being dumped from Lake Okachobee. Rooms very plain but clean- but on the gulf, really no need for a fancy room. Felt more like a renovated Howard Johnson's...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! I have a good report as to the water clarity; down at the beach this morning the gulf water looked pretty much normal, that is to say, clear! I know the releases from Lake Okeechobee have been cut way down, and it shows. In short order will will head into dry season and that...

Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Beautiful grounds with nice landscaping and a big pond. Nice beach, pool and tiki bar area. Rooms were not the newest but very clean and comfortable. Overall just a nice vibe. I did not eat at the restaurant.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

The lady at the front was not nice when we got there.they took 150.00 extra out of our bank and when we ask why they said it was forincedental charge .but they did not tell us any thing about that when we checked in.the bed was so hard as much as we paid they could have better beds.And dont buy...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Sorry to hear we did not give you a warm friendly greeting. All of our guests' deserve that, without you we don't work. We don't ever charge any guest any charge that they don't authorize. Our system will get authorization for pending charges, so that we know the card is valid. If you use a debit card your bank may...

Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Awesome location, very well maintained property, great value, restaurant and pool bar on site. Perfect long weekend get-away to relax and unwind. Rooms are somewhat dated, but spent most of the time by the pool or on the beach or tooling around the island. Rent a bike at the hotel, great way to see the island. Sushi night at the...

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great location on the gulf, near everything, but yet very quiet. The poolside bar and the hammocks in the trees make this a fantastic place to vacation. Our room was very clean, and the staff was always friendly and very helpful with recommendations for places to eat. We are already planning to return to Sanibel Island, and will book again...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Beautiful location on the beach, exterior and grounds are nice but the rooms need a renovation. Rooms are clean enough but not up to the usual holiday inn quality. Staff were very helpful and pleasant.

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Dear Ray K, Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased that you liked our location and glad that you found our staff to be helpful and pleasant. However, I sincerely apologize for the room condition was a let down and deeply regret that this negatively impacted your stay with us. It is only through valuable feedback we receive from...

Helena, Mt
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Upon arrival, the front desk staff weren't the friendliest, but they recognized our Platinum status and gave us a free upgrade to a 2nd floor room from which we could see the Gulf over the swimming pool (view shown on website). That top floor of rooms has the best views in the hotel. We stayed here because we wanted a...

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Dear ClarkCreek, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit at our hotel and for providing us with your valuable feedback. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed the views from our property. I apologize though if the room's size was a disappointment. We take all feedback seriously and we will use your comments to improve. We value...

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  • 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
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We cordially invite you to relax and enjoy our tropical island beach paradise at the Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island.The experience begins the moment you cross the Sanibel Causeway just west of Fort Myers, Florida and travel over the azure waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. You'll feel the stress and fast pace of every-day life slip away.The Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island is located on one of the most beautiful sanctuary islands in the world with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico as our own back yard. Sanibel Island is renowned for its natural beauty and habitat, miles of unspoiled beaches, world famous shell collecting, an array of activities, water sports, fishing and exceptional restaurants. Whether your visit brings you to our beachfront hotel for business or for pleasure, you will enjoy our charmingly quaint resort hotel surrounded by lush tropical landscape, pristine beach, ponds with waterfalls, outdoor pool with expansive sun deck, tennis courts and friendly staff who are eager to assist you.Plan your well deserved vacation or romantic getaway on Sanibel Island now. We specialize in leisure vacations, small meetings, retreats, corporate incentive travel and beach side weddings. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $229 - $594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sanibel Island 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Florida
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“All rooms "small" with few amenities. HOWEVER, this is a resort and everything is well maintained and clean. Do not expect seaview rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidD820, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“With a ground floor room you can park outside your unit. No lifts as far as we are aware.”
 of 5 bubbles johnpS2419VW, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Poolside is a good choice.”
 of 5 bubbles FredB97, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 137-150 and 239-250 are closest to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Beth999, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pricing should be better. For those rates I rather stay in luxury hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles amarilispr, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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