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Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is always difficult to know how to rate an old Florida hotel. We have stayed here before and liked it enough to return. This time we had a room (18) with a king size bed, a refrigerator, a microwave, and no stove. This worked well for us as we like to eat out. The inn has a great location,... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Kim - Thank you for leaving us your honest review! We love to hear that we are doing great. Super excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us last year, and we have created a loyal guest (friend and family) and we will strive to continue to improve your stay each year so that you continue to book... More 

Regina, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we crossed the bridges into beautiful Sanibel Island we saw the Anchor in Sign. The chalets caught our eye and we decided to pull in . The staff at the desk were very kind and so we made our one night reservation. We planned to carry on further down the coast but … we couldn't leave. So we extended... More 

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Thank Char S
GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Rick and Char Thank you for taking the time to leave us your lovely review!! We love to hear that we are doing well with our new guests. We strive to turn each and every guest into a returning guest...in which you become part of our family!! We hope to see you again real soon!! The Staff at the Anchor... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Once again Anchor Inn was a pleasurable place to visit. I have been there 5 times in 3 years, stayed in different rooms, always clean, has everything we need, kind to dogs and owners, very well managed, Cathy was very helpful, highly recommend it!!!

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your review. However we are sad to see you gave us a great written review but only gave us a 1 star. I truly hope that was an over site on your part, as upon reading your review it looks like we have given you exceptional service and lodging over the last 3 years. We... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at this great little motel several times before and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is well-managed by a friendly lady Patty. The place is super clean and is pet friendly. They have several different types of units ranging from a cottage to a motel rooms with very reasonable rates especially for Sanibel island. If you're looking... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your honest review! We love to hear that we are doing great. Super excited to hear that over the years we have created a loyal guest (friend and family) and we have continued to improve your stay each year so that you continue to book with us!! We look forward to having you back!! Danielle... More 

Orlando, Florida
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159 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Made last minute reservations at the suggestion of a member at the Chamber of Commerce. Was not disappointed. Got a spacious room overlooking the pond and the we're dog friendly. Even had a welcome basket for my dog. Bathroom was very small compared to the rest of the space. I love the grounds were very nature. Front desk staff very... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your honest review! We appreciate all reviews, but especially enjoy hearing that we are doing something right!! We are super pleased that you and your doggie were treated wonderful and do hope you return to stay with us next time you come to the island!! We love our return guests!! Danielle Sales and Marketing Anchor... More 

Tarpon Springs
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My husband and I stayed there over Labor Day weekend. Although I am always fascinated by older motels and their layout, the are almost never live up to my imagination. The Anchor Inn was a pleasant surprise. There are three A-frame cottages as well as the "regular" motel rooms. The cottages were already reserved, but the regular room was large,... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving us your review. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of some of our free amenities! I will go over the suggestions for the additional convenience items you talked about and see if we can do anything about these items for the future. We do have... More 

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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Visited as an anniversary getaway. We chose the A frame room 20. Plenty of room, a little more expensive but worth it. I gave 5 stars because for the location and place I felt they were true and honest about their facilities. Great value and location. They offer beach parking at a sister facility which is about an 8 minute... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review!! It looks like you had a very enjoyable anniversary with us!! Congratulations!! We are happy to see you were able to take advantage of all the extra amenities we provide for our guests to make them feel welcome!! If you didn't leave your email address with the staff, you... More 

Largo, Florida
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Just off the main road through Sanibel Island, but felt like we were really on vacation! Quiet (even with many families staying there), had a turtle pond out back, so felt isolated; couldn't see road or other buildings from our window. Room very clean, as were grounds and pool. Walking distance to little store, Dairy Queen, other restaurants. Not far... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Dana Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review!! It sounds like you were able to have an amazing vacation while you were here...got to enjoy all the wonders of Sanibel Island and the lush tropical setting we try to provide for our guests!!! You nailed it on the head, Sanibel doesn't have any street lights or... More 

new smyrna fla
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is wonderful,I brought two of my grandchildren here for 3 day stay.The property is in excellent shape old Florida style accommodations,we had a small kitchenette it was very clean,I loved sitting outside under the brick paved patio with ceiling fans and nice summer breeze in the early morning and late evenings.If you are used to a 5 star... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review!! We are pleased to see you were able to sit back and relax!! This is the feeling we want all of our guests to have during their stay with us. You are 100% correct, we are not your cookie cutter style accommodations, each and every one of our rooms... More 

Hialeah Gardens, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Small quiet cute cozy little comfortable place. They offer bike rentals. Room gad a king bed, a fridge, a microwave, a small table for two. Outside the room a table with two chairs to enjoy the night.

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Anchor Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you come back and visit us again, and you are able to take advantage of some of our other amenities, such as horseshoes, shuffleboard, corn-horn toss and much more.. Think of us next time you visit... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on beautiful Sanibel Island, Anchor Inn offers affordable accommodations in a lush tropical setting. Private A-frame cottages, standard hotel rooms and fully equipped 1 and 2 room efficiencies are available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchor Inn & Cottages

Address: 1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4720
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $173 - $490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Anchor Inn & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“They were all great rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 801chars, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Although they were all booked, the three "cottages" looked very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles catherinebQ8745KP, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“away from the family game area on north end is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 237danam, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you have pets or small children you might want to ask for a room away from the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles VIPHoneyBee, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The room on the end (14) was very quiet although we hardly heard any noises walking by other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 311phyllisb, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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