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    Waterside Inn on the Beach

    3033 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5609
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    06/08/2017 07/08/2017
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    Overview
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good27%
    • Average6%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
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    1 - 5 of 577 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    great getaway weekend. perfect location. great for watching the sunsets. close to many shopping areas and the JW Ding Darling refuge. be sure and bring bicycles, don't need your car except to get there. the lodging was perfect for us right on the gulf. loved...More

    Thank bakercookie1
    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 17 May 2017

    Tucked away and quiet, this Inn provided a great location for a weekend getaway. We stayed in an efficiency in the Pineapple Lodge and found it to be roomy, clean and just steps from the beach. There were plenty of beach lounge chairs available and,...More

    2  Thank Jay H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This was a very nice place to stay. Reasonably priced for walking out your door to the beach! The towel exchange policy was a bit strange, but I understand why they do it. Clean rooms, great accommodations!

    Thank 553abbieb
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We've been staying at The Waterside Inn for many years. It has everything one might look for. The beaches are beautiful. But that is true everywhere on Sanibel Island. What is unique at Waterside is that you have a choice of very nice hotel-like rooms,...More

    Thank John S
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We liked the quaintness of the Waterside Inn. The indivual cottages allowed for privecy. We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and wanted something quiet and calm and just to chill and this was just the place! Location is perfect, right on the beach.

    Thank John S
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$156 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sanibel Island
    • Also Known As
    • Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island ,
    • Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island ,
    • Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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    Bathroom (18)
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    Arenee0610
    15 July 2017|
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    Response from sligo1986 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, I saw a couple with a dog there
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    Dara5455
    18 February 2017|
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    Response from WatersideSanibel | Property representative |
    Yes we do have complementary beach chairs and Beach umbrella rentals.
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    Thomas C
    21 November 2016|
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    Response from WatersideSanibel | Property representative |
    What dates are you inquiring about so we can properly quote you?
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    "bring bikes"
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    "Some rooms are closer to the beach and some are closer to the pool. Check the website."
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    "The beach is right there for you."
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    "Room 128 on the second floor of the Pineapple Lodge overlooks the beach. Didn't stay in a cottage, but..."
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