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San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the pet friendly cottages with our cat and loved how super clean, well equipped, and close to the beach our adorable unit was. The staff went the extra mile to accommodate us because we were a last minute reservation. We will definitely return!

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass along you wonderful comments!! We strive to deliver the best costumer service here at the Waterside Inn, and to make sure that everyone can relax and enjoy themselves while vacationing. Again thank you for your comments and we look forward to your return. Warm Regards, Jeff Osuski General Manager

Reviewed 28 July 2015

the rooms and cottages are usually ready for the next guest. this year either through new ownership or change in staff the cabin was not as clean as we have found it in the past. counters and stove both needed cleaning before use the more convinient kitchen items were not there or never replaced.a bedside lamp was invertantly damaged and...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations, We have had the same housekeeping staff as the last couple years but will follow up with this to make sure nothing is being missed. If you would like to discuss this further please...

Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The location being so close to the ocean is Fabulous! The Mango cottage is nice with a big comfortable king bed. The couch is comfy. It was clean enough but could use an extra hand at housekeeping as the ceiling fans were dusty and the teapot was old and gross and needed to be thrown away?? The kitchen needs potholders....

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Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2015

This place is OK but I am not over the moon about the quality of accommodation or the site. It is dated and the rooms are not well kitted out. Check in is fine but staff were not very helpful and do not go out of there way to explain about the resort. In fact, when I arrived she was...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We have been coming here for years! Our Springer Spaniel, Sophie, loves the water. This one of the few beaches on the West Coast of Florida that allows dogs on the beach. They have to be on leash. The cottage accommodations are very comfortable and are fully furnished, even kitchens. Staff is very friendly & accommodating. A lot of outdoor...

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Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Our goal was to relax, see nature and enjoy the cottage and the amenities in Sanibel , Florida. We were delighted from the moment we checked in. Carol greeted us, provided all of the resources imaginable. It was though she knew our likes and geared everything to our interest. She was always ready to assist us and our stay was...

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Motown
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We stayed at Breakers West the week leading to July 4th. The office people were very friendly and accommodating. There were free beach towels, so don't pack or buy any. Our unit gave us fresh towels daily and removed our garbage. As most condos, there were enough pots and pans and utensils for cooking. Coffee pot, filters left from previous...

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SW Florida
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We had a great long weekend (4 nights) in mid-May. We were in Raspberry cottage #107. The cottage is very simple but is complete for a vacationer's needs. There were two tv's but they were never turned on during our stay. We loved the quiet. The wifi worked perfectly but we probably spent less than an hour during our 4...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at Waterside Inn, We strive to make every guest feel at home while vacationing here. There is nothing better than peace and quiet while relaxing. On behalf of myself and the staff we want to thank you for your comments and cant wait to see...

Lake Mary, Florida
Reviewed 4 July 2015

My finger hesitated between an overall rating of very good and excellent. The difference is by a hair, so I clicked on excellent. Let's start with service - from front desk to housekeeping to John the maintenance guy - it's all friendly, quick and very attentive. Next is the grounds and room. Very clean, very tropical and nice. This is...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments we truly are blessed to have a great staff here at Waterside Inn, from the guests to the staff whats not to love your in paradise!!!! I am happy to hear that you were very satisfied with our resort!! We look forward to seeing you agian very soon! Regards, Jeff Osuski General Manager

Islamorada, Florida
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This was not our first trip to Sanibel. I had been coming for years (when you still had to use the ferry) and it was truly wonderful to find a place to stay that resembled what I remembered “A cottage on the beach”. The cottage we stayed in was the Raspberry 107. It was very clean, we had way more...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. I am very pleased you enjoyed your experience here at Waterside Inn and look forward seeing you next time. give Tex and Susie our regards, Best wishes, Jeff Osuski General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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)
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: $372 - $499 (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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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“One of the cottages is very private.”
 of 5 bubbles Dick55987, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Had 2 different rooms, pineapple, and cottage. Both very nice”
 of 5 bubbles redlegs2017, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The only thing change we would like to see is two comfortable chairs added to our unit in Pineapple. They would need to be small to fit into the unit, but would be very welcomed. There is a small couch there now, but not very comfortable. Otherwise we spend too much time sitting on the bed!”
 of 5 bubbles 933suzanne, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only two of the cottages are directly on the beach, so beware.”
 of 5 bubbles NatureLoverMass, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have kids, maybe pick another place.”
 of 5 bubbles roseb297, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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