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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What else could you ask for? Walk right out onto the serene white sandy beach for ideal shelling, dolphin siting daily and spectacular sunsets. Rooms are equipped with everything you need - whether it's for a few nights or a month. Free bikes, lawn chairs and continental breakfast are nice perks too. Owners keep place looking nice with lots of...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy you had a nice experience while staying with us. We hope to see you again. Thank you for the nice review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and peaceful place with the Gulf beach a just couple of steps away. Good bicycles and beach lounge chairs free for guest use and a nice room kitchen in the room. The room was very clean and everything worked well. Locks on the doors provided security, and the residential location of the property makes for a home-like feeling. If...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad to have met you and hope to see you again. Thank you for the review.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottages are located on a quiet residential area of W Gulf drive. You are literally 10 feet away from the beach. We have been here multiple times and would never consider staying anywhere else on the island. The beach is very quiet because the cottages are far from the condos and other hotels and resorts on the island. Beth...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we will see you next year.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky to get into the Blue Dolphin Cottages spur of the moment. The room was within 500 feet of the ocean. The location is in a residential area which means the beachfront is near deserted and without the hotel crowd. Be aware that the cottages are dated but are clean.

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Our rooms have been freshly painted, the bedspreads are brand new, among other amenities. We are pleased with our authentic "cottage" look. We hope to see you again.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small inn, with a staff of one, and it is ideal for people who are seeking peace, quiet, and tremendous natural beauty. Blue Dolphin is right on a really glorious stretch of beach, in the quietest section of West Gulf Drive, an area which is otherwise entirely residential. Blue Dolphin offers everything you need for a...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Thank you for explaining our simplicity. Hope to see you next year.

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Spent a week and loved it there. If you are looking to be pampered this is not the place to visit, it is a very do it yourself kind of place with no one vying for your tips at every turn. The staff (generally one person) is very friendly and you mostly take care of your own needs.The site is...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful, truthful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

Minneapolis, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had an efficiency unit for a week and enjoyed our stay very much. This is a 'self-serve' type of place and doesn't pretend to offer the bells and whistles you find at the larger resorts. The staff is friendly and the location can't be beat -- you can literally walk the beach for miles in both directions. The accommodations...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We strive to keep our property updated. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a room with 3 rooms really. A king bed in Room with the bathroom, big living room area with full size sofa, 2 rocking chairs, and a table with 4 chairs. Also a flat screen TV and DVD. Next room had a queen and a single bed. All the beds were very comfortable. A fully stocked kitchen was...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Sorry, but this is not our Blue Dolphin, we are located on the beach on Sanibel. Glad you had a great time.

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Located in a very desirable area on Sanibel Island with your very own private beach almost. Check in was awkward....kind of quick, then all of a sudden she was gone. Just walked away. Didn't even say anything like "have a nice stay" or "goodbye". The views are spectacular and shells are plentiful. Unfortunately, I cannot give this place a good...

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The location of this property is idyllic - the accommodation much less so! We had the 'deluxe' beachfront apartment which was bordering on shabby. It was dirty in places and the paintwork was chipped. There was no bedside table on one side and the other was virtually unusable as it was so tiny and if you did place anything tall...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cottages

Address: 4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $178 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Cottages Sanibel Island, Florida
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“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles invertpaleo, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 and 7 have a picture window to the gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles 558pete29, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 or 7 are the larger units with a separate bedroom and picture windows overlooking the beach. But they go quickly!!”
 of 5 bubbles joycec27, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“We had an end room next to the large bird cage -- I loved hearing them in the mornings but would prefer an ocean view next time.”
 of 5 bubbles claudine53, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles invertpaleo, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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