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    Waterside Inn on the Beach

    3033 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5609
    +1 877-693-2066
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    2017-10-29 2017-10-30
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    Overview
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good27%
    • Average6%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “pineapple lodge” (63 reviews)
    “the cottages” (62 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 587 reviews

    Reviewed 24 July 2017

    We were beach front on the second floor in the Pineapple section. The beach was about 20 yards away and we had a front row seat in our room! It was relaxing and the shell hunting was outstanding. We would go back again.

    2  Thank Don C
    Reviewed 16 July 2017

    great getaway weekend. perfect location. great for watching the sunsets. close to many shopping areas and the JW Ding Darling refuge. be sure and bring bicycles, don't need your car except to get there. the lodging was perfect for us right on the gulf. loved...More

    2  Thank bakercookie1
    Reviewed 14 July 2017

    This was a very nice place to stay. Reasonably priced for walking out your door to the beach! The towel exchange policy was a bit strange, but I understand why they do it. Clean rooms, great accommodations!

    Thank 553abbieb
    Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

    We've been staying at The Waterside Inn for many years. It has everything one might look for. The beaches are beautiful. But that is true everywhere on Sanibel Island. What is unique at Waterside is that you have a choice of very nice hotel-like rooms,...More

    1  Thank John S
    Reviewed 2 July 2017

    We liked the quaintness of the Waterside Inn. The indivual cottages allowed for privecy. We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and wanted something quiet and calm and just to chill and this was just the place! Location is perfect, right on the beach.

    Thank John S
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$140 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Best Value Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • #4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • #7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sanibel Island
    • Also Known As
    • Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island ,
    • Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island ,
    • Waterside Resort Sanibel Island ,
    • Waterside Inn On The Beach Sanibel Island, Florida
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    anijoamos
    17 September 2017|
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    Response from WatersideSanibel | Property representative |
    Good morning ! \In answer to your question, yes pets are allowed on the beaches on Sanibel , they must be on a leash. Also, Algiers beach is not that far from us. Please is I can answer any other questions please let me... More
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    Stewart T
    5 August 2017|
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    Response from Lsterry | Reviewed this property |
    It was clean! And it was quiet but we had the last cottage on the beach edge.
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    Arenee0610
    14 July 2017|
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    Response from nfowler7 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, the hotel is pet friendly. There was a charge for the pet, I don't recall how much, but it was worth bringing our dog. She had a great time, the staff was always "loving" on her. We took her to Sanibel beaches with... More
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    "Some rooms are closer to the beach and some are closer to the pool. Check the website."
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