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Shalimar Cottages and Motel

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09/05/2017 10/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Perfection! Great cottages that are just steps from the pristine beaches. They are even equipped with outdoor stations to clean your shells. Chairs for the beach and grills available to guests. The pool looked nice but we headed to the beach every chance we got!! Everything was very clean and neat. The desk staff was lovely. And the resort is...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an updated review. I originally gave them a great review, but this time the overall experience was less favorable. The location of Shalimar is beautiful, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, and views are great, even from the "motel" rooms. The cottages are much better for privacy, as the motel rooms have thin walls. We had boisterous neighbors...

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Hamden, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can't beat the Shalimar for its beach location, lovely grounds and sparkling pool and famous sunsets. Don't miss the Friday in season social hour . Easy access to the bike path, dining etc but off the beaten path enough to provide solitude . We will be back !

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! Thank you

Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We stayed in Cottage #4: Unbelievable location. The setting is idyllic and we were so content to hang out and dine on our porch a few times. The sunsets are priceless and it is very quiet! Pros: location, 20 yards to beach, cleanliness, gorgeous pool, TV in both living and bedrooms, very adequate kitchenette, large refrigerator, 2 bathrobes provided, hairdryer...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stayed in one of the motel efficiencies on the second floor. The room had everything we needed, the bed was comfortable, shower had hot water and good water pressure, and the screened in balcony had amazing views, so close to the ocean! The staff was friendly and helpful. We were able to rent bicycles on site one day, as...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2017

So pleasant to drive into the Shalimar for our return trip. Serene setting, friendly staff, screened porch with the ocean at your feet. Beautiful private beach. Rent your bikes right onsite. Finish the week with a pool side party sponsored by the Shalimar for its guests.

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

Garden City, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a wonderfully situated (it's literally ON the beach!) and very nicely maintained and manicured small-sized resort on the quieter south shore of the island...away from the Perriwinkle activity and traffic. And those sunsets from the beach are absolutely magnificent!! This resort is managed in an 'efficiency' format (i.e. no daily maid service), but the a.m. towel drop-off &...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were incredibly fortunate to be able to rent a cottage at the last minute due to a cancellation. We spent 5 nights in cottage 11 and really enjoyed it. This is a different experience than staying in the traditional condo in Florida and we really loved it. The cottages are small but are well designed. I was amazed at...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon.

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have just returned from a wonderful two week stay in the motel unit at Shalimar. We were very comfortable in our efficiency unit and were able to have enjoy the sunsets on the beach right from the screened in porch. The Shalimar is not new but it is clean and comfortable. The pool is a quiet spot to relax...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

St. Paul MN
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Shalimar's "motel" is a 2 story collection of large efficiencies. Shalimar claims (correctly we think) that it is closer to the surf than any other structure on Sanibel. All "motel" units have screened balconies and some of the units have incredible views of a half mile of beach, meandering shell collectors at all hours, and the setting sun over the...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great(except for No-see-ums) experience! Hope to see you again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shalimar is an Old Florida-style resort of 33 units located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Blending in with the natural beauty of the island, Shalimar offers many features without spoiling the natural atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shalimar Cottages and Motel

Address: 2823 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5701
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $217 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Cottages and Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Motel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Cottages And Motel Sanibel Island, Florida
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a cottage if you have the $$$, for more privacy. Motel rooms are much more economical, but have thin walls.”
Teresa453, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Motel units have great views, but it is an older building and you can hear your neighbors.”
aljb12345, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Carefully review their website map before booking. Booking motel? Only take upstairs room! Cottage next to motel not recommended.”
MarkMS2269NE, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want gulf view, go with the motel/efficiency”
756marylua, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the motel rooms nearest the seafront - top floor better than ground. The motel only has two storeys”
biggles51, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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