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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to stay - fantastic beach and pool, friendly staff, if ever back to Sanibel, it tops our list of places to return to. We needed a quick getaway and Sundial was everything we were looking for.

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

Dear amybE5050PN, Thank you for the five star review of our quick getaway! We are so glad you had such a great time with us and look forward to seeing you again on your next Sanibel visit! Phillip Starling General Manager

Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Will most definitely be back the only drawback is the open concept between the bedroom and the Sitting area. The view was great and this was a partial view. Did not want to leave will most definitely be back.

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

Dear judyhX8506ZG, Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed the view from the condo, this was the reason for the owner choosing the open concept between the living room and bedroom as to not block any of the gorgeous view. We look forward to seeing you again for another wonderful visit! Phillip Starling General...

Burlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time and hope to come again soon! We loved the beach and shell collecting. The amenities where great for all levels of activity. Great for kids and couples too. Well maintained property with some charm.

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

Dear 605electrag, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit! We are happy to hear you enjoyed strolling on the beach to collect shells and certainly hope to see you again soon for more fun in the sun! Phillip Starling General Manager

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay- all ages are welcome...activities for everyone..nice pool area, plenty of chairs- gorgeous beach- walk for miles collecting shells, paddle boards, kayaks, bikes & towels are your convenience. Shima Sushi/Steakhouse is A+. 2 bedroom/2 bath suites are great- comfortable beds, spacious, 2 full baths- fully equipped kitchen. Plenty of restaurants & shopping near by.

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

Dear Julie S, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed all of the activities and amenities we have to offer along with Shima Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar! We hope to see you again for your next Sanibel getaway! Phillip Starling General Manager

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Property well maintained and staff very friendly. Carpet in room very dirty but otherwise a nice clean room. Kayaks were not available. Would recommend to someone wanting to experience Sanibel. The only thing that kept me from giving a excellent review was the room carpet and lack of kayaks.

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

Dear glenno735, Thank you for reviewing your stay. We are glad to hear our team was friendly and you enjoyed our well maintained property. We do apologize for the carpet and kayak availability. We have had the carpet professionally cleaned since your visit. While the kayaks are available on a first come basis, usually if you wait thirty minutes or...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sundial resort is in a very good location. Once you arrive it is a short drive from the airport. Just make sure you do not arrive in the morning as traffic is tough - but with no traffic it may take 35 minutes. The resort has everythign close by. Lots of very good resteraunts withing 1-2 miles. It's just an...

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

Dear Richard H, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa and for your kind comments. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the condo and all of our amenities. We do apologize that there were not enough tennis players available for match play, but know that Sean our Tennis Program Coordinator was...

Madeira Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

again, the place was great but it was a tad distressing to check into an occupied room. We had entered the room and noticed someone had obviously just had their lunch. I called the front desk and let them know that i think people were in our room. Staff entered and had no idea why there was pizza and lunch...

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

Dear Shane C, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. We cannot apologize enough for the computer glitch that allowed us to check you into an occupied room. Our IT Department has corrected this problem, but again, we are deeply sorry for the mishap. We are glad to hear your experience otherwise was great and certainly hope to see you...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Sanibel & The Sundial. The staff was friendly and helpful, the property was well-maintained, and the location was second to none. The restaurants and the food store were reasonably priced and we took advantage of the use of bikes. We would come back here in a heartbeat!

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Dear E399SAmelissap, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are so glad to hear our team took such great care of you and that you enjoyed our centrally location beachfront property! We can't wait to see you again soon for your next Sanibel vacation! Phillip Starling General Manager

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend 3 nights in this resort. We enjoyed the place and the time on Sanibel Island. The bookinh had been mde by our travel agency so we didn't choose the kind of room but ours was ok, even if it was written on our voucher "no groud floor" and we were on ground floor... As well, the didn't tell...

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

Dear ClemAngela, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. We do apologize that the information that we sent to your travel agent was not passed along to you. We certainly try our best to accommodate requests such a floor level and apologize that we were unable to do so for your visit. We certainly hope you give us another chance...

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Property and staff were exceptional. Activities offered were excellent. Beachfront location. Bed was good. Linens were clean. Kitchenette was excellent and well equipped. Floors and carpet were dirty.

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Dear M7477QBmichaelg, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. We are so glad to hear our beachfront location to our team to the activities were excellent. We sincerely apologize for the dirty floors you experienced and thank you for bringing this to our attention. The carpet and tile in the unit you stayed in has since been professionally cleaned. We...

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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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
  • 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: $347 - $1,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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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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“If you have a large family 3+ kids, book the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles SnowSkiMom_3, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are mostly privately owned and just managed by the resort. There's no way to know what room you'll get until you get here.”
 of 5 bubbles 931759, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think all rooms are about the same, some have beach views. But all close to beach, pools and restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles 291territ, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryB148, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room near the Central Main pool or you will be walking for everthing.”
 of 5 bubbles O7709OXruthp, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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