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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...

New Bern, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you are looking for a QUIET, PEACEFUL, LOW-KEY get-away, this is it! We were lucky enough to be able to change our reservations from the hotel to a cottage at the last minute, and wow was the upgrade worth it. The cottage was clean and kitchen well equipped for light meal preparation. Only steps away from the beautiful Gulf...

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

There is nothing that we like to read more than a lovely 5 star feedback! It is great to hear you had a great time staying at Shalimar. Thank you for pointing out about the worn linens. Also, thank you for the tip about booking directly with us versus online sites. By booking with us, we can tell you and...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The cottages are probably better than the hotel rooms just because of the thin walls. You can hear people upstairs sneezing, coughing, walking around-if you are on the first floor. The cable reception is fuzzy but it could be because we are used to FiOs TV. The place was very clean, reception nice. Plastic beach chairs are available. The folks...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and thank you for the feedback! We are more than happy to take care of any issues including "fuzzy" tvs during your stay. The cottages do provide more privacy as it is a single unit all on its own. Hope to see you come back and stay with us again soon! Thanks...

Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I stayed in a beachfront cabin last month and it was total relaxation from start to finish. I stayed in cottage 6, however would recommend cottage 7 or cottage 4 or cottage 5 and then cottage 6 (in that order, if you get a choice) Cottage 6 is closest to the hotel section of the property and many of the...

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

Thank you for this wonderful 5 star feedback! Also, thank you for sharing the information and tips with our future guests! It is always great to hear that you had a great time and we are glad to hear about the restaurant next door! We hope to see you soon again! Give us a call and we will strive to...

East Norriton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We spent 5 wonderful days at the Shalimar resort in Cottage #3 the 2nd week of June celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. It was kind of off season, so there were no crowds which is what we hoped for (peaceful and quiet). Cottage was spotless with parking for our car right next to the cottage, a nice screened in porch,...

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

Thank you for this wonderful 5 star feedback! Glad to hear about your “Best Wedding Anniversary Ever!!!”. Here at Shalimar we do our best to maintain the property and provide the best accommodations for our guests. Thanks again for the wonderful comments about our property and staff! Hope to see you come back again for the next wedding anniversary! Shalimar...

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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 )
Services
  • 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: $216 - $465 (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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“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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