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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Relaxing and fun weekend mother daughter visit. The room itself was 'ocean view' but this was further away with a sliver of ocean through some other apartments. It was a studio style with kitchen and utensils, so we cooked some of our own food from the local grocery store. Walked along the beach collecting shells, clean beach and shallow water,...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear meg r, Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed a relaxing and fun mother/ daughter visit with us. Our Coastal Views are partial Gulf views set back a bit from the beach, we do apologize if this was not made clear upon booking as we try our best to be very...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was expecting a resort by the name of this place, not an outdated condo. When we first checked in I was shocked, this looked nothing like the photos on the website. The only really positive thing I can say about this place is the location was central and the main pool was decent. As soon as we checked in,...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Carlee G, Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. We value our guests' feedback greatly and take these comments seriously. We would greatly appreciate you contacting Julio Morales, our Director of Services, at 239.395.7231 to provide more details of your stay. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered. Thank you again for bringing this to our...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My girlfriend and I recently spent a night at the Sundial Beach Resort for a weekend getaway. I had stayed here before years ago with my father and brothers and remember it being a nice place on the beach with a lot of amenities. Before I booked the room online I noticed they had recently renovated some of the rooms,...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear barberbrett, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. If you could please contact Julio Morales, our Director of Services, at 239.395.7231 at your earliest convenience, we would greatly appreciate it. Again, thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. Phillip Starling General Manager

Litchfield NH
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another wonderful experience. Great staff. Great amenities. Great bar. Great beach. Great food. Great pool. Great time! Stayed in a great one bedroom with a terrific view. Turtles, the beach bar, has an amazing team with Jason, Kevin and Mike.

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Dear Mary P, Thank you so much for the five star review! We agree with you, when you're at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, life can't get much better! We are so glad you had such a great time all around. We are very lucky to have Jason, Kevin, and Mike at Turtle's Pool and Beach Bar on our...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very nice place the beach was great they have grills so bring food to cook the sea breze is good and the Japanese steak house is good just need more variety for food and the price a little high we will go again

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear keith l, Thank you for the five star review from your May vacation! We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful beach and the multiple grills around the property! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Phillip Starling General Manager

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent Thanksgiving with family at the Sundial. Nice resort and great restaurants. Everything was nice except our airconditioning went out our last night. It was fixed in the morning. Overall a great stay.

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear joannav696, Thank you for reviewing your family Thanksgiving getaway! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our Resort and great restaurants onsite! We do apologize for the air conditioning issue, but are happy to hear it was promptly fixed. We hope to see you again soon for another great stay! Phillip Starling General Manager

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed over Thanksgiving weekend with the family in a two bedroom unit with Gulf view. The room was clean and freshly remodeled with all the amenities we needed for a the night stay. We used the Kitchen and dined at the restaurant for our Thanksgiving meal. The food and service was to notch. We also took advantage of the...

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Dear Karen D, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear the food and service was top notch for our Thanksgiving celebration! We hope to see you again soon for another fun and memorable stay! Phillip Starling General Manager

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marina, Josh and Emily helped me out so much! This was the best Resort I've stayed at, in a long time! The pool was amazing, and the access to the beach was right there! The Kayak and paddle boards that we rented was so much fun!! Highly recommended!!

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear alextD4387JM, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that Marina, Josh, and Emily helped you out so much, though we are not surprised as they are service superstars! We look forward to seeing you again soon for more fun in the sun! Phillip Starling General Manager

Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

In planning a couples trip this is a family resort with lots of activities for kids not so much for couples. In season I can only imagine the noise levels. Rooms are nice but need upgrades especially for the room rates that you pay. Disappointed no one would answer the front desk phone after 7pm when we had an issue...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kerry S, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We do apologize the room did not meet your expectations and for the unanswered phone calls. Our Director of Services, Julio Morales, will be calling you soon to get more details so we may address these issues as soon as possible. We are glad to hear...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is great. We regularly stay at Sundial. Service need to be improved. Some of the rooms need to be renovated feel like it looks run down a little for the price we pay. Marina was pleasant to deal with, thanks to her!

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Dear JPPfeifer, Thank you for reviewing your most recent visit and for continuing to choose Sundial for your Sanibel accommodations! We do apologize for any issues you experienced and will be sure to reevaluate the unit you stayed in for needed improvements! We are happy to hear Marina took such great care of your family, we are extremely lucky to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanibel Island's most luxurious resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Voted "BEST FULL SERVICE RESORT ON THE ISLANDS" and "BEST STAYCATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" for four years in a row, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. Sanibel Island is a natural playground where you can feel the white sand between your toes, take a refreshing swim in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities and amenities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, HydroGrid tennis courts, cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, bike tours, golf, organized activities, a marketplace, spa and sea school. One,two and three bedroom residences feature options for views with the conveniences of home in a tranquil, tropical setting. These Residences offer a full kitchen with housewares, living/dining area, full baths and ample space that is ideal for couples or larger families. Best of all, Sanibel's world-renowned, pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. Voted Best Waterfront Dining in Southwest Florida, the resort's award winning restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selections. Look forward to an authentic experience as your dinner is artfully prepared right before your eyes at Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, the area's only Japanese steakhouse. Sea Breeze Cafe offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Sundial's tiki-style poolside eatery, Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar, serves up delicious signature drinks at the bar and family-friendly patio. Slice of Paradice provides the perfect poolside venue for tasty treats such as pizza, ice-cream, hotdogs and salads- perfect for beach-goers and sunset strollers. A daily resort fee includes the use of beach umbrellas and chairs, beach towels, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, beach volleyball, fitness center, wifi, organized activities and tennis court access. In addition to being voted Best Full Service Resort and Best Staycation, the resort has been regionally recognized for Best Event Facilities, Best Chef, Best Server, Best Happy Hour, Best New Restaurant, Best Sushi, Best Tiki Bar, Best Waterfront Dining and Best Tennis on the Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $311 - $724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“stay in k building ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles keithl163, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“For a quieter pool experience, go to one of the side pools that tend to be less populated.”
 of 5 bubbles matts_13, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Costal view was worth the extra money”
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“Ask for beachfront not gulf view”
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