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Ely, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 December 2014

We recently went to Sanibel Island in Florida to visit the Shalimar Resort. The grounds are so well kept & clean! The cabins and the motel units are nice and both have a kitchen, though of course the motel kitchen is smaller. Their restaurant (the Sandbar) is just a couple doors down and made us feel welcome right away. The...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We do our best to keep the grounds well kept and clean! It is great to hear that we are doing a great job! Also, Thank You about the comments about the Sandbar! it is really a great place to eat! As you mentioned, recently they received an award for Top Seafood restaurant on...

london
Reviewed 23 November 2014

This resort was recommended by the tourist office we were pleased with the accommodation and location Good size clean motel style room with great beach view well equipped and comfortable The location was on the beach and a short walk to a restaurant

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great Review! It is great to hear you enjoyed Sanibel's “Fabulous Beach”! We hope to see you join us again soon! Shalimar Management and Staff

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 November 2014

The Shalimar Cottages and Motel are located right on the beach with perfect access to the Gulf Shore. Our accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen, large room with 2 queen beds , and a fully screened in balcony with a Gulf View. Motel Room #16 is located on the 2nd floor which made for very nice view of the beach...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for your great review about Shalimar Cottages and Motel! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the view and anything else that we have to offer!. Thank You again! Shalimar Management and Staff

Franklin, Ohio
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This place seems like a dream of another era. Cottages sitting on the sand so close to the sea that I can watch dolphins play from the window. Furnished with linens and kitchen ready for cooking or making tea or coffee. Quiet except for sounds of the sea and rain on the metal roof. Expect sun and sand and sea...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! It is great to hear about your wonderful time here at Shalimar! We are glad to be your "favorite spot in all the world" and we hope we could only get better as you return and spend more time with us! Thanks again, Shalimar Management and Staff

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We spent a 3 nights at this wonderful location. The grounds were immaculately kept. The front desk personnel we more than friendly and helpful. They provided everything you could possible ask for. The location was great, right on the sand. The rooms were very clean with a small kitchenette. A nice screened in balcony over looked the gulf. I would...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

We are glad to hear about your wonderful stay at Shalimar Cottages and Motel! We do our best to upkeep the property and we are glad to hear we are doing a good job. A thank you goes out to you from our front desk staff about your great comments! Hope to see you join us again! Thanks again, Shalimar...

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Shalimar just keeps getting better and better! Just never disappoints us. Rooms are very clean and the improvements are beautiful. We really are looking forward to staying in one of the new rooms. We love it and can't wait to come back!!

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We love to see people coming back year to year! We are happy to be able to offer you what you are looking for! Hope to see you come back for as many year as you have already stayed with us plus many more! See you in May!

Reviewed 9 October 2014

I was very skeptical when I booked this room since it was a late booking (all other hotels were sold out that were right by the ocean). However, I was very pleased with the location and the price. I would definitely stay again. Upstairs rooms were clean and spacious. One thing to mention was that the floor "creaked", whenever we...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for choosing Shalimar and Thank You for this great five star review! September is the time of the year where you can find something for a great price, very close to the beach! We are glad to hear that you would stay with us again! Thank You again for this great review! Shalimar Management and Staff.

Longview, Texas
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Just spent five days at this lovely motel for a family reunion. It is an older property in both style and age, but well-maintained and comfortably appointed. Rooms in the motel have full kitchens, eating area, TVs, nice bedrooms, and a small screened in deck and FREE WI-FI. Bathrooms are small, but very clean. The beautiful beach is just steps...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for the great review about Shalimar Cottages and Motel! We aim for the Old-Florida Style and we do our best to upkeep the property as much as possible. Year to year we do some kind of renovations. As you mentioned the pavers, which is the newest addition, and it really does add a lot to the property. Thank...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Cottage was well equipped, clean and right on beach. The shelling was quite good on the beach in front of the facility. Restaurants and shopping are nearby. Staff were friendly and courteous. The large pool is attractive and clean and, as other point out, provided some shady sitting areas. Late May seemed a good time to visit Sanibel as most...

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful five star review! We are glad to know that you had a great time, and enjoyed everything that we provide! Also, thank you for sharing the great comments with us and our future guests! Hope to see you come back soon! Thanks again, Shalimar Management and Staff

Irvine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Stayed for 3 nights in the motel part of this resort and had a great view along the beach from the screened balcony. Rooms large, clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed. Pool area had shade - hooray! (Rarer than you might think in Florida!) Staff at Reception very welcoming and helpful. Bikes/kayaks to hire on site....

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ShalimarCottages, Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! we appreciate you staying with us! We will definitely pass the word on to our front desk staff about your great comment! As for the soundproofing between the rooms, we are very limited to what we can do since the building is so close to the beach. The bugs are hit and miss, but...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shalimar is an Old Florida-style resort of 33 units located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Blending in with the natural beauty of the island, Shalimar offers many features without spoiling the natural atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shalimar Cottages and Motel

Address: 2823 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5701
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $224 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Cottages and Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Motel Sanibel Island
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Choose a cottage if you have the $$$, for more privacy. Motel rooms are much more economical, but have thin walls.”
Teresa453, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Motel units have great views, but it is an older building and you can hear your neighbors.”
aljb12345, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Carefully review their website map before booking. Booking motel? Only take upstairs room! Cottage next to motel not recommended.”
MarkMS2269NE, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want gulf view, go with the motel/efficiency”
756marylua, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the motel rooms nearest the seafront - top floor better than ground. The motel only has two storeys”
biggles51, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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