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Rhinebeck, New York, Usa
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I got this hotel thu points on one of my credit cards. I was so surprised at the room we got, really nice. It was closer to the entrance than the beach but big deal, I had to walk a couple hundred feet thru a very well maintained mini resort. Clean, clean, clean! The beach area was also very clean,...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are proud to welcome you to Holiday Inn! Thank you for your comments. Our management and staff is dedicated to delivering great service at our wonderful location here on the beach on beautiful Sanibel Island. Sure hope you come stay with us again. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Hinesville, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This hotel is the only franchised hotel on the island. I chose it because most of the other places were similar in price, but I get points with the Holiday Inn club thing, so I went with this. The grounds are lovely and the beach access can't be beat! The chairs and umbrellas were easily available and there was no...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Well first, thank you for being an IHG Rewards Club member! We appreciate your loyalty. Very happy you found us and enjoyed your stay. So sorry about housekeepers waking you before you're ready. Yes, sometimes equipment breaks-down, it is our aim to fix things as quickly as possible so as not to interrupt your valuable vaction time. We do appreciate...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 16 June 2014

As you've most likely read from the other reviews, the location for this hotel is great (a few short steps to the beach) and the landscaping on the property is beautiful! Another thing you've most likely read is that the rooms are less then spectacular. All of the above is accurate as of this posting (6/16/14). The good: - Easy...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments! Beach and landscaping are quite great, I agree. The rooms, we are working on with the same zest we use on our landscaping! Good things are in motion. We sure hope to see you again soon! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Great location , pool bar service poor and closed at 7 at night front desk handed you a book not very helpful. 17 th anniversary . I would not go back to this hotel . It was average at best. There was a dead roach on curtains and it was a room for handicap. When I called and said it...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Well, then I'm disappointed. Very sorry we let you down. On a special occasion; your 17th anniversary, you should expect better, even with no occasion it's our intention to treat you properly, as the valued guest you are. We will learn from this and do better. Thank you for sharing your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Poland, Ohio
Reviewed 12 June 2014

First let me say that the front office staff couldn't have been nicer. I needed a room in an easy access area for my mom who has mobility issues and I got what I requested. The room is fairly basic, tile floors....let's say serviceable. Beds were comfortable tho. THE best part is the access to the beach. Short walk to...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us! The city of Sanibel requires us to close the beach bar at dark and remove the chairs and lounges from the beach in keeping with our natural theme: Leave nothing on the beach but footprints. We are not allowed to have lights on in the beach area due to turtle nesting season. The bar in...

Carlinville, Illinois
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had an amazing stay! We really didn't need any extra service, but when we saw any of the employees they were very nice. The grounds are very clean and the buildings freshly painted. The beach area couldn't be better, the free chair and umbrella service is AWESOME! I do agree with the other reviews that the pool is small,...

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I looked at many places on Sanibel to stay and I chose this one for the value and that it had direct beach access. I was VERY pleasantly surprised at just how nice it was. Location was super convenient, off the main street and easy to get to the restaurants and sights near-by by car or bike...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Not your average review and we thank you for that! Sounds like you really know how to enjoy our islands. Thank you for sharing your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Often overlooked by seasoned traveler's the HI at Sanibel has a fine restaurant ( LaVita is a great host ) , friendly check in representatives ( David and Claudia are a solid team who provide excellent service) and a convenient location for touring the island. Check it out next time you are in the area; it will exceed your expectations

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks very much for mentioning some members of Team Sanibel, we all strive to make your stay comfortable and stress free; so glad Lavita, David, and Claudia made it so. I will see that they see your comments. Thank you! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Woodboro Maryland
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We chose the Holiday Inn because it was one of the least expensive options. We didn't miss out on much. The hotel is near the beach, less than 100 yards to the water. It has a tiki bar on the way, a pool, chaise lounges on the beach with umbrellas. It wasn't far from good dining options like the Il...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and pointing out that we are a good value for a Sanibel Island beach location. Yes, totally agree; wonderful restaurants on both Sanibel and Captiva islands. We appreciate you sharing your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Reviewed 29 May 2014

The room we stayed in was about as far away from the beach as you can get, except we were on the first floor. This hotel only has two floors, which makes it nice that way. The room was a little small, but for vacation, that's fine. Bed was comfortable, and very clean. Their restaurant was a nice place to...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

...and we will absolutely welcome you back again. Thank you for sharing your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

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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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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: $262 - $625 (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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“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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