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Shalimar Cottages and Motel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was our second visit to Shalimar. Cottage #11 this time. Once again, spotless! The housekeeping crew is amazing! The proximity to the beach will really spoil you, as will the 2 minute walk to a great restaurant (Sandbar). This is a perfect time of year to visit Sanibel. The beach, the refuge, the restaurants... This place has it all....

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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!

Ingleside, Illinois
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We wanted a close to the beach, quiet, clean and beautiful location, near all that is available to see and do. It was perfect. Very relaxing .There is shuffleboard and swimming. Really enjoyed watching the sea birds, dolphins and shelling. I recommend one of the beach front cottages. We will surely be back, miss it already.

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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.

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was drawn to the Shalimar Cottages and Motel because of the close proximity to the beach. Unfortunately, there were a ton of dead fish that had been washed up on shore thanks to Mother Nature. We spent a lot of time at the pool, which is kept clean. Pros: The staff is very friendly. Upon arriving, we learned that...

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Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed at Shalimar Resort end of September- beginning of October, 2016 with my family. A great place above all expectations! And I have travelled quite a lot, seen Maldives, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Crete, Italy, Spain etc. What I was so pleased about: right on the beach; free coffee in the morning and friendliest staff, bike across the Sanibel Island...

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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. Management and staff.

Valrico, Florida
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love"old Florida" charm but also want modern conveniences and clean. This place has it all plus beautiful Gulf beach just a few steps away. We stayed in o e of the motel rooms 2nd floor as another review recommended. The views were wonderful, screened porch to protect from evening noseeums. Beach was quiet. All you could...

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Carthage, Missouri
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We discovered Shalimar by accident in 2011 when we were planning our 20th anniversary trip. We wanted to go to Sanibel and stay on the beach due to the great shelling. We decided to try Shalimar and stayed in the hotel. We were not disappointed. We had a great time. In 2012, we brought our children and stayed in one...

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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! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question...

Cooper City, Florida
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice and clean. Right on the beach. A little dated but we found it a good deal for the price. The people were very friendly there. I would stay there again. They do have coffee in the morning but we did travel out for food. They gave us maps and directed us to the places that we wanted to see....

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2016

On a recent trip to Sanibel I was looking for a moderately priced beachfront motel and ended up choosing the Shalimar Cottages and Motel. It was a great choice! All of the motel rooms have gulf views which is pretty cool and we did have a second floor room which made our view even better.

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ShalimarCottages, 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. Management and staff.

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just checked out today and have to totally agree with the reviews here. Place was clean and just what I was looking for a place on the beach that you can sit outside after sunset and enjoy the ocean sounds and beauty. We too stayed on 2nd floor and views were beautiful! So glad that the...

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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 do not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Got the tip to stay here from a stranger, but they were right on point! This is a wonderful place to stay, but don't expect shiny and new. We stayed in the 2 story hotel unit on the 2nd floor. There are also cottages available. The hotel room we were in was wonderful! Large room with a table and chairs,...

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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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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: $216 - $449 (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
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Ask for a room with Gulf view, it's worth it!”
Focused77, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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