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Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights in March 2017. The rooms were nice. The beach is very close. They rent bikes, but they are only single-speed (that might be fine for many, but if you're planning to go any distance, it's a pain). The wi-fi is terrible in the Pineapple Lodge, but they said they were getting that fixed soon...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I recently visited Waterside Inn in Sanibel Island to vacation and to propose to my special lady. My trip was awesome the weather was great the beach was warm and the scene was fantastic. The white beach was a sea shell paradise, thousands of shells. The service was outstanding. Everyone was very helpful. We from bikes, I had not ridden...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recent stay was last minute and booked via Orbitz. Very friendly staff, good location and steps from the beach. They offer a bunch of stand alone cottages and a bunch of rooms in another building. Our experience was in a first floor room in need of an update. We did enjoy the microwave,cofee maker and fridge. A few more power...

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chesterfield township, mi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterside Inn on the Beach is a great, all around vacation spot. We rented the Lime 101 cottage which is the closest to the beach so no disappointment there. It was clean, and tastefully decorated if you really care about the decor. It has a full well stocked kitchen of utensils so it's prefect for families wanting to save a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Waterside Inn. The location was perfect, quiet and family friendly with beach chairs, towels, pool and umbrella rentals. The shelling was the best on this beach. The office loaned our children shelling nets and a boogie board for our visit and they had a great time using both. This is a laid back inn,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this quaint little inn. They have a friendly, helpful staff. The setting is very private and it sits right in the middle of paradise! Leave your expectations at home and settle into island time while you relax and just be. Don't expect some high rise monstrosity that practically kills the charm and competes with the breathtaking landscape. This...

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Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Waterside Inn on the Beach March 26th and 27th. I think I had been there before during off season. Of course, during Spring Break, everything was very expensive. I paid almost $900 for the 2 nights through Travelocity. I think if I had called the hotel directly it would have been cheaper. The best thing about...

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Labadie, Missouri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four visited Sanibel for the first time and stayed in Blueberry Cottage. It was simple, clean and everything we could have asked for! The beach and pool were a minute walk from our door. Bikes are easily rented right there on property and we were a 5-10 minute bike ride away from numerous restaurants and the grocery...

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The room was spacious, clean, not carpeted which is a plus! The hotel staff was amazing. They helped us by recommending great places to see, eat, and things to do. The beach area is truly beautiful. So happy we found this place. Going back next year and bringing friends!

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were at Waterside, Pineapple room 126. The staff was very friendly and helpful and it is right on the beach. Old style quaint motel/cabins which was nice and a nice pool too. So why am I saying average? For $700 for the weekend you might expect a better maintained room. I went on the patio and sat in a...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you searching for that true Olde Florida charm and style? Look no further than Waterside Inn! You?re just steps away from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel. Amenities include a heated pool, beach loungers, on-site bike rentals, and BBQ grills. Come to relax and unwind in one of our small inns or cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterside Inn on the Beach

Address: 3033 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5609
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $279 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterside Inn on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Cottages if available”
JC-Meg, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms near the beach in Pineapple have great views.”
Doug72, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All cottages are very quaint, blueberry cottage is a raised building and has one steep flight of stairs and good views.”
W2991LTmaryb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The two front cottages, I think, are the best.”
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Bannyrose, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Depends on how many people you are and whether you want a separate living area.”
BostonTraveler62, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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