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Washington, DC
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We go to Sanibel every year and usually rent a condo for a full week. We had to change our plans this year and needed a nightly-rate hotel. Seaside Inn was a fantastic find! I loved the cottages. The pool was nice. Having free use of bikes- complete with baby seats or a trailer for the kiddos- was wonderful. And...

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear dcbuckeye, I'm so glad you discovered Seaside Inn for your visit to Sanibel Island this time. It looks like you managed to experience much that our beautiful Island has to offer and I'm so glad you see you enjoyed your experience at the Resort. We hope you'll come back here or to the Sanibel Inn when your travels bring...

Nantucket, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Immaculate accommodations, huge smiles among the attentive, friendly staff - especially TessAnn, at the daytime front desk. Amenities abound - like bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas - at this unpretentious, quiet and comfortable beachside retreat. Next year's trip to the Seaside Inn can't come soon enough!

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear ACKcentric, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Your wonderful comments regarding our associates are very much appreciated. I will be sure to pass the along to Tresann and the others and I'm sure they will be delighted to know what great memories they have helped create for you. Please let us know when your travels bring you back to...

Seymour, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my first visit to Sanibel Island and i'm so pleased with everything about my stay at the seaside inn. The seaside inn is so adorable , close to beach and the chairs are all set up for you including umbrella's. This property is very well maintained and the staff is so friendly and helpful . Upon arrival Jackie...

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, I'm glad your first visit to Sanibel was a great success and provided some outstanding memories for you and your family. Indeed, Jackie and Tresann both love welcoming our guests and taking good care of their needs. I appreciate your kind words and will be sure to pass them on to them. Thank you for taking the time...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot situated on Sanibel Island. I recently stayed here for a long weekend in January. Clean rooms, heated pool, and a wonderful breakfast basket every morning. I appreciated the beach lounge chairs.From what I saw none of the other hotels in the area put chairs on the beach for their guests. Parking was a little crowded during our stay,...

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kimberly, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your very nice impressions of your visit. I'm glad you enjoyed our breakfast basked and the services our staff provides for our beach-going guests. We look forward to welcoming you back and hope you'll let us know how we can make your next visit even more memorable that this one!...

virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem is a small and quiet resort right on the beach - with nice perks: a plentiful breakfast basket, free beach chairs and umbrellas, good inventory of bicycles and kayaks to use at no cost. It is a great location on the east side of the island. The staff were all so helpful and pleasant at every interaction....

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking a few minutes to share your very positive impressions. I'm glad to see you found so much about Seaside Inn to be to your liking. We try to ensure that our guests who are relaxing near sundown are not disturbed by removing their lounge chairs but agreed, we should make sure that...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids gave me a weekend in Sanibel for Christmas, and since I had never been, I had no expectations. Was I in for a surprise. Seaside Inn was a delightful place on the gulf, with incredible shelling a few steps away. First, I must mention that due to an icy, snowy forecast for the day we were to leave...

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review of your experience. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed your visit and found everything so much to your liking! I apologize for the issue you experienced with our board pass system but I'm glad our staff was able to assist you with an alternate...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small and quiet resort right on the beach - with a few extras, including multiple copies of the New York Times at the front desk at no charge, a plentiful breakfast basket, and a good inventory of bicycles to rent at no cost. It has a great location on the east side of the island, which is...

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Douglas, Thank you for sharing your impressions. I'm glad you found everything to your liking and sincerely appreciate the 5-star accolades of the inn and our staff! We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager bwellman@theinnsfosanibel.com 239-472-3181

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

another great stay at seaside at Sanibel, love the clean property, cleaning staff, bikes location, young lady who runs office on day shift, tresan is a marvelous hostess! third trip here, will return ASAP

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ron, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks so much for passing on all of the nice comments about our staff - it's great to hear that they made your visit so special. Your loyalty is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more years to come. Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager bwellman@theinnsfosanibel.com 239-472-3181

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is just a few steps from the beach and fantastic shelling. The outdoor heated pool was clean relaxing, although too deep for young children unless they wear a floating device. The breakfast in a basket is delivered to your room with the cleaning staff and is nothing to write home about. The bottle of orange juice was great...

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Bill W, General Manager at Seaside Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jane, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and found so much to love about the resort and the island. I'm sorry that you did not find our complimentary breakfast baskets entirely to your liking however; I am addressing the consistency with the issues you described and appreciate your bringing these to our attention. Please let us know what...

Westfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice location right on the gulf. Too chilly during our stay to try out the water but beach is nice to walk on (but be sure to have shoes - lots of shells!). Bikes available for use but should be updated. Really nice bike paths in immediate area. Room was adequate, nothing special, basically clean. I was always short on...

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Dear Softballmom66, Thank you for your nice review of the Seaside Inn. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay overall and felt the nostalgia of our vintage Florida seaside resort. I'm sorry that our staff did not respond quickly to your request for additional towels and that your breakfast basked seem to be a bit short. I'll address both of...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seaside Inn invites you to rediscover the charm of a quaint beachfront inn on beautiful Sanibel Island where life’s pace is slower. Unwind by the pool or enjoy a day at the beach looking for shells or soaking up the sun. Seaside Inn offers personalized service along with 32 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and cottages with interiors inspired by the sun bleached sand beyond the dune. Each guestroom and suite is furnished with a comfortable king or queen beds with views of the pool or beach. The cottages offer a separate living area with a new sleeper sofa, full kitchen and one bedroom with a king bed. Each cottage has a deck just off the living area to enjoy the Florida sun with family while overlooking the pool. Each day a complimentary continental breakfast basket is delivered to the rooms for the next morning’s enjoyment. While on Sanibel enjoy the wide variety of outdoor adventures. Spend time exploring the 23 miles of paved nature trails that wind through the wetlands with one of the bikes provided by Seaside Inn. Visit the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to view a wide variety of migratory birds and explore an unspoiled mangrove ecosystem. For more active play, Sanibel Island offers 18 holes of golf on 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. For play and relaxation, let Seaside Inn welcome you to the pace of island living. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seaside Inn

Address: 541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5005
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $288 - $703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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Also Known As:
Seaside Hotel Sanibel Island
Seaside Inn Sanibel Island
Seaside Sanibel Island
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Our second floor unit was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 586douglasd, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor at one of the ends. Those rooms let more light in.”
 of 5 bubbles rhooker, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be close the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles susanmurphy3337, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing Gulf are fabulous:)”
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“Depends on how many people are going.”
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