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Reviewed 8 October 2014

I was very skeptical when I booked this room since it was a late booking (all other hotels were sold out that were right by the ocean). However, I was very pleased with the location and the price. I would definitely stay again. Upstairs rooms were clean and spacious. One thing to mention was that the floor "creaked", whenever we...

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

Thank You for choosing Shalimar and Thank You for this great five star review! September is the time of the year where you can find something for a great price, very close to the beach! We are glad to hear that you would stay with us again! Thank You again for this great review! Shalimar Management and Staff.

Longview, Texas
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Just spent five days at this lovely motel for a family reunion. It is an older property in both style and age, but well-maintained and comfortably appointed. Rooms in the motel have full kitchens, eating area, TVs, nice bedrooms, and a small screened in deck and FREE WI-FI. Bathrooms are small, but very clean. The beautiful beach is just steps...

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

Thank You for the great review about Shalimar Cottages and Motel! We aim for the Old-Florida Style and we do our best to upkeep the property as much as possible. Year to year we do some kind of renovations. As you mentioned the pavers, which is the newest addition, and it really does add a lot to the property. Thank...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Cottage was well equipped, clean and right on beach. The shelling was quite good on the beach in front of the facility. Restaurants and shopping are nearby. Staff were friendly and courteous. The large pool is attractive and clean and, as other point out, provided some shady sitting areas. Late May seemed a good time to visit Sanibel as most...

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

Thank You for this wonderful five star review! We are glad to know that you had a great time, and enjoyed everything that we provide! Also, thank you for sharing the great comments with us and our future guests! Hope to see you come back soon! Thanks again, Shalimar Management and Staff

Irvine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in the motel part of this resort and had a great view along the beach from the screened balcony. Rooms large, clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed. Pool area had shade - hooray! (Rarer than you might think in Florida!) Staff at Reception very welcoming and helpful. Bikes/kayaks to hire on site....

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

Thank you for the great review! we appreciate you staying with us! We will definitely pass the word on to our front desk staff about your great comment! As for the soundproofing between the rooms, we are very limited to what we can do since the building is so close to the beach. The bugs are hit and miss, but...

Racine, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I have stayed here 3 times in the past. Last time 3 or 4 years ago. I loved it. Stayed in the Motel and the screened in Porch was great with great view. Going back to Florida this March 2015. I could not believe the rate hike since I have been there! So decided to try Tween Waters on Captiva...

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

Thank you for your review! We are sorry, but the price has been going up through out Sanibel for the last few years and we have done the same as we have up kept the property and made a few renovations. Tween Waters is a great place, but you cannot get any closer than Shalimar to the beach anywhere else...

Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had a wonderful time while staying at the Shalimar. The rooms are clean and attractively decorated. The views of the beach are beautiful. The management could not have been more kind and helpful! I can see why the Shalimar keeps it A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau!

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

Great to hear about your "Wonderful stay at the Shalimar"! Thank you for sharing your great experience with us and our future guests! The room tip you posted could not have been any better! it is true that we guarantee a specific room if you book directly through us and we will not switch you to a lesser quality room....

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We booked this on other reviews, so glad we did. It was so cute and very clean. I didn't think we would see the ocean from our room and we were so surprised that all the hotel units had ocean views. The hotel sits side ways so every room seems to have a good view. They have cottages which are...

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

Thank you for this wonderful review! It is always great to hear about guests having a great time staying with us! Also, thank you for the pictures you posted, the one of the shells, water and the sun is wonderful! As always, we hope to see you joining us again! Thanks again, Shalimar Management and Staff

Interlaken, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Sanibel and Captiva a strange islands: breathtaking nature, breathtaking mansions, hardly any people after labor day. It smells like lots of money all over, it doesn't have the touristic overkill you will find so often between Myrtle Beach and Key Largo. Shalimar was the only hotel we could afford, the only we wanted to pay. It was worth it: a...

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

Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear we could make a deal and have you stay with us! Hope to see you come back and stay with us again! Shalimar Management and Staff

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 24 August 2014

My boyfriend and I were in need of a relaxing getaway and only two and some hours away from Miami we just had to check out Sanibel Island. We chose this motel not knowing anything about it. I booked it on Priceline and was very pleased with the outcome. We stayed one night in the motel (the cottages looked very...

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

Thank you for the wonderful comments about Shalimar! We are glad to hear about your great one night get away! If you do decide to come back and stay with us, give us a call! Hope to see you stay longer next time and give us the opportunity to improve from a 4 star review to a 5! Thank You...

Titusville, Florida, United States
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Great location, cute cottages, motel not so cute. Bathrooms are overdo for renovation. Bikes and kayaks on the property but are not included in rates. You must bike or drive a car to restaurants and shopping. It was too hot and buggy, but we did it any way. Oh, no cleaning from staff while you are there. You have to...

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

Thank you for your recent visit to Shalimar Cottages and Motel, and for sharing your experience with us! We are planning on renovations for the baths and kitchens in the motel. Bikes and kayaks are available for guests for an extra charge. There is a restaurant within walking distance from Shalimar and other restaurants and shopping are within a 5...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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
  • 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: $232 - $485 (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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“If you want gulf view, go with the motel/efficiency”
 of 5 bubbles 756marylua, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the motel rooms nearest the seafront - top floor better than ground. The motel only has two storeys”
 of 5 bubbles biggles51, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles G2890WWwilliamb, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cottage 4 and 7 are my favorites”
 of 5 bubbles kayakdeb2, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in motel efficiency room #11. This room has a gulf front view and is located on the second floor. Best view off all.”
 of 5 bubbles 235ginap, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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