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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stayed in June in the Motel side. We were very pleased. We were on the first floor and did not have a problem with noise from above. Kitchen was adequate but we did not come to cook. The only thing we found bad was the offered grills outside were very dirty. Not one use dirty but not been cleaned...

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were on the hotel side, not in the cottages. Booked last minute for two night stay. It is directly on the beach. Unfortunately the water is murky and brown, not the usual blue. Also there are a lot of seashells so walking on the sand is hard, bring water shoes. There are beach chairs (plastic and upright) that you...

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

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Management and staff.

Lithia, Florida
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The Shalimar offers the best of both worlds--old time Florida motel cottages and motel but modernized with a FABULOUS view of the Gulf. The rooms are clean, well done efficiencies with updated everything. The screened in porches face the water and the beauty of the area. You can't find a better priced place to stay in Sanibel! The staff was...

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

Thank for your review. Hopefully we will see you again.

Parkland, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is our second year here. The first year was a vacation for my two teens and I and we stayed in the motel portion which had a great view but was noisy, sounded like elephants upstairs, but we got a good laugh about it. Looking at how quaint the cottages were, we booked ahead for this year. Cue a...

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Maryville, Tennessee
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for four days in the motel and loved it! I loved just about everything about Shalimar: the staff was very nice, it's right on the beach, beautiful place and great motel rooms. The view is excellent from upstairs and it's so convenient to the beach. The beds were comfy, the full kitchen saves time and money, and I...

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

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! You can set A/C below 72* F if you want. It is not mandatory, it is just a recommendation. For any...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Ok we were here in May and Tripadvisor keeps asking me to write a review about Sanibel and were we stayed. So, we got very lucky to book with Shalimar I had no idea. After we came everything was sold out and there was no vacancy for few days. The BAD: (If you like pool when there is an OCEAN)...

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

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here on our trip and we loved it. Everything was so clean in our room and on the grounds. The pool was amazing and the access to the beach was perfect. The hotel employees were always willing to help with reservations and any information we needed for activities on the island and off. I highly...

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you!

Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Had wonderful time with the family. Friendly people. Save money and grab groceries. In room ammenities were superb. Had nice clean stove, refrigerator, dishes, and microwave. Bring an extra plastic bags or a bucket for shells.

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

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Management and staff.

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Shalimar is our favorite place to stay on Sanibel Island. The beach is beautiful and the view is amazing, especially at sunset. We live in St. Augustine Beach but we drive south to Sanibel every year for our vacation. The staff is friendly and accommodating (we now consider them friends). We always stay in the same cottage and book it...

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

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 24 June 2016

The location on a great beach is hard to match anywhere.We were there about one year ago and we think the shells are even more plentiful. Didn't get to stay in the same second floor motel room we had last year for which I'm sorry. Yes, the rooms are somewhat dated and the bathroom is smaller, but it's CLEAN! You...

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Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Management and staff.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $256 - $525 (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
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“If you want gulf view, go with the motel/efficiency”
 of 5 bubbles 756marylua, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the motel rooms nearest the seafront - top floor better than ground. The motel only has two storeys”
 of 5 bubbles biggles51, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles G2890WWwilliamb, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cottage 4 and 7 are my favorites”
 of 5 bubbles kayakdeb2, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in motel efficiency room #11. This room has a gulf front view and is located on the second floor. Best view off all.”
 of 5 bubbles 235ginap, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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