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Sandpiper Inn
Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“love it so much. Recommend highly”
Reviewed 2 December 2011

We stay here twice yearly. Clean and home like. Love the free bikes and chairs for the beach. Love the manager and her dog. Love the units with there kitchen and living room area. Great porch. Everything is great and we keep coming back year after year and love all the improvements they continue to make. Best value on the island for down to earth real people who appreciate life and this island. We have stayed in all the fancy inns prior to this and this it the best. Thanks Laurie

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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941cjy, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review, 20 December 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely reveiw. We appreciate you visiting us twice a year, and our happy you find our Manager Laurie so helpful.
We our new owners so we are also so pleased to see you have noticed our improvements.
Thank you again for your review, and we look foward to having you stay with us again.
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Lake Park, Florida
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

Owner/Manager is a psycho. My wife & her friend had a run-in with her that was completely uncalled for. We left the next morning and won't return. Property needs maintenance attention and beds are past their "use by" date by about several years. My back is still hurting. Not a good experience.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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941cjy, Owner at Sandpiper Inn, responded to this review, 1 December 2011
Thank you for contacting us regarding your stay at the Sandpiper Inn. We always appreciate feedback. We are sorry your stay was not what you expected, The Sandpiper Inn is in the process of being renovated as we are new owners. As I understand it from our Manager the issue was over live shells being taken from the beach. We apologize if there was a misunderstanding, but below is Sanibel's laws on Live Shells:

Because Seashells are important to the island's chain of life, and because Sanibel and Captiva are refuge islands where all life is considered precious, the State of Florida has outlawed the collecting of live shells on the island. "Live Shell"is defined as any speciman containing an inhabitant, whether or not the mollusk seems alive. The law also protects sand dollars, starfish, and sea urchins.
Again we apologize if there was a misunderstanding, and thank you for your feedback.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2011

This was our 2nd stay here and better then the first which was real good.They have refresh the unit we stayed in and it made our stay that much more enjoyable. Sanibel has a wide range of prices, if you want guest service(another persons review) then you need to look somewhere else. This place is very price friendly. There is no 24 hour service and we don't need it. Everything you want is available. Free funky bikes( $15 saving a day), beach chairs and umbrellas. The kitchen saved us money again for breakfast or lunch so we could go out at night enjoy some nice dinners and not put us in the poor house which is very easy on Sanibel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2011

My husband and I stayed here the weekend of May 6th. I was a little hesitant when he booked Sandpiper Inn based on some reviews, but everything turned out great. It is in a GREAT location, and the rooms are clean and lock just fine. The bed was comfy and I was happy to see the managers provided a fan as well (including the A/C). The only thing that would have made it nicer is if the manager/inn keeper was there to greet us, but other than that everything was great. This is a good value and worth considering for your stay in Sanibel!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

We stayed here 3 nights in february. We don't like big hotels, but smaller, quiet places where we can relax. We found it all at the Sandpiper Inn. Very friendly owner and the appartment was great! Very cozy and relaxing. Close to the beach. Also a beautifull garden with palm trees, a hammock and even the possibility to bbq. Also bikes available to use. We loved it so much that decided to book an extra night because it was so beautiful and relaxing!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank travellerjo81
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2010

This is the worst place you can possible stay at. The owner is rude and yells a lot. The unit smelled, the AC didn't work, the door wouldn't lock and the owner was totally unreasonable. We moved out and found a much nice place for the same price....

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Twin Cities, MN, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2010

I was pleasantly surprised when we arrive at the Sandpiper Inn. Our apartment was very clean, simple and had everything that we needed: linens, beach towels, beach chairs, bikes and a full (yet small) kitchen. We were a 5 minute walk from the beach or a 5 minute bike ride from a grocery store/diner. For the price, I don't think you could find a better, homey, comfortable place to stay.

The only problems that we had were that the stove would set off the smoke detector and the microwave would only run for 3 minutes before it tripped the surge protector. Neither was a big issue, but it was a little bit of a hassle when preparing dinners.

We were on our own for the whole stay, which was very nice. The office had all supplies and we would just exchange towels every 3 days. There was also a washing machine/drier for us to use. Bikes were free to use for 3 hours, but were on the old side - for a more comfortable ride, you may want to rent a bike from Billy's. Cable TV was welcome after long days in the sun.

We would definitely stay at the Sandpiper again and recommend it highly!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sandpiper Inn
Address: 720 Donax St, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6708
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sanibel Island
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Sandpiper Hotel Sanibel Island
Sandpiper Inn Sanibel Island, Florida

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