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Tonawanda, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for four nights. We had a room which was in the front of the property. It was clean with a microwave and small refrigerator. We had a Standard King Room and it was larger than expected. There is a resort fee of $25.00 per night. There was a short walk to the beach. Property was well kept. Continental breakfast...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your four star review. Our new restaurant, La Bella Vita, is now open and we do hope this will earn a five star rating on your next visit. We appreciate your feedback.

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here Feb 1-5, 2017. Beautiful setting, comfortable room and great location. Right on the beach with a nice pool and close access to all the nature and recreation activities of the island. Great birding and shelling! Bikes available, but went early and many needed maintenance. Continental breakfast delivered each day to room. Towels available for pool and beach...

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Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was at Sanibel Island Beach Resort in early February, 2017. The location is great - beach is at your backyard. Sanibel is a beautiful island with amazing beaches. My note: book early - it is very busy.

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Baltimore MD
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Nice enough hotel close to beach but nothing to write home about. OK room and clean but nothing special. Beach has no attendant. Lounge chairs just sitting there but with a lot of bird poop on them. No umbrellas available. But a nice shell beach. Overall kind of a run down place for the high price charged. No restaurant although...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are hospitality professionals who pride ourselves on delivering world class experience, however, it appears we fell short of our goal on your visit. We would like to apologize for failing to meet your expectations regarding the condition of our facilities. Reviews...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a good mid range priced hotel/motel for sanibel where lodging can top $500/day. The housekeeping staff was excellent. Front desk was surly at times but overall capable. More of a motel with room doors opening to parking lot. A short walk to beach so no view to speak of (on photo shown beach is to left) but room...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Location,Location -Location but right now under renovation Wait to book this resort-it is disappointing and very expensive- though clean and convenient to the beach. the restaurant is closed-outdoor bar should follow and also close-very limited! The re

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are pleased to announce the restaurant is now open and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is extensive and we are getting great feedback. Hope you are able to come back and try it and let us know what you think!

Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is not really a resort, more like a motel. But, it is close to the beach, and modestly priced. We liked the beach access which is a short walk. There are no ocean views that we were aware of - so go for the basic room. The rooms are much like an average motel, but adequate in all respects....

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Whitby, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Driving into the resort driveway you get a feeling that your in for an awesome experience. You will notice the clean location and very well kept entrance. The front desk staff greet you with a warm hello and smile. Check in was a breeze and the room and parking was explained was very easy to understand. I was fortunate that...

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to detail your stay with us. This gives future travelers a great idea as to what they can expect. Since your visit we have opened up our newly renovated restaurant, La Bella Vita Ristorante, and we cannot wait for you to experience it and give us your review. Thank you!

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This Hotel turned Resort style is the perfect location to be on Sanibel Island. So conveniently located with access to many eating places and shoppes. It is even just a short drive into Captiva where you can find more places to tour, eat and shoppe. Venture out of your Resort living area door and you are just steps away from...

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This was the perfect inn to stay for our 45th anniversary. Very quaint with beautiful grounds right on the Gulf. Mature palm trees shade the beautiful grounds and hammocks offer perfect relaxation. Our room was great with the most comfortable pillows and beds we have ever had. My wife is ordering the pillows! All staff were very friendly, especially Jesus....

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Sharon T, General Manager at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star rating, your kind works and, most especially, your mention of Jesus who has been working here for over 20 years. We are also pleased to announce that the one area you felt could improve has already been taken care of. We have opened our all new restaurant, La Bella Vita, which offers great breakfast...

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A tranquil boutique hotel nestled amid swaying palms and sandy beaches Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a cherished gulf-front retreat for nature lovers - shell collectors and those who enjoy outdoor recreation mixed with great shopping and dining. Guests enjoy private beach access as well as an outdoor pool and sundeck bike rentals tennis courts hammocks and lounge chairs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729 (Formerly Holiday Inn Sanibel Island)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $266 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Ask for a pool/ocean view. Otherwise you're looking at a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciabZ5456KS, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We avoided the "overlooking pool" option; our corner room added to our light and privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles CNYLaker, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room facing the Gulf if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles tfagerskog, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view close to the beach and pool then ask for a view room”
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 of 5 bubbles 972stephenp, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick up some food at the grocery to save on dining out. We did & loved our savings & not putting on pounds while vacationing.”
 of 5 bubbles JoL883, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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