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Reviewed 18 April 2015

My family and I recently stayed at Waterside Inn for the second time. We loved it so much the first time that we came back another year. It is quiet, relaxing, and right on the water. We spent our time going from our cottage to the ocean to the pool and back. How bad can that be, right? The management...

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

Thanks so much for your kind words! We all agree that the Waterside is a truly special place. Seeing guests come back year after year is really the best compliment we could ever receive. We will look forward to seeing you again! Waterside Inn Staff

Valhalla, New York
Reviewed 15 April 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at the Waterside Inn on the Beach and could not have been more pleased with this hotel. We were in Pineapple Lodge, top floor, with a direct view and balcony of the beach and gulf. The room was perfect! It had a full efficiency with microwave, range and oven, and full refrigerator. Plates and...

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! I must agree with you that the view from your room is indeed spectacular and is about as close to the Gulf of Mexico that you can get without actually getting wet! We understand that the beach lounges were in high demand as the weather during your stay was just...

Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 April 2015

This was our third trip to Sanibel and second to Waterside Inn. We stayed in one of the Breakers West condos. It was wonderful! Although it isn't directly on the water and perhaps doesn't have the charm of the colorful cottages, it was perfect for us. There was a spacious kitchen, living room and fully screened porch. The bedrooms were...

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

We are so glad you continue to enjoy your visits to the Waterside Inn. We believe that Sanibel Island is a very special place and work hard to capture and maintain the quaint, laid back family style atmosphere that has made it such a popular destination. We will look forward to seeing you again and thank you for your kind...

Buffalo, NY
Reviewed 2 April 2015

What a great place to stay! It's an older property, but is so well kept and so clean. The location is wonderful - right on the beach - walking distance to a couple nice restaurants and biking distance to anything you would want to see on Sanibel. The office and maintenance staff are committed to immediately solving any problem you...

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Waterside Inn. We agree that this is a great location and work very hard to maintain our "Old Florida" style accomodations. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon!

Ohio
Reviewed 13 March 2015

We just returned from a wonderful 4 night first time stay at the Waterside. It was everything we had hoped it would be. We stayed in the Pineapple Lodge. The room has a full kitchen and everything you need. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms and the grounds were very clean and pretty. It was a quiet...

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

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your first time here at Waterside! It's amazing how calm and quiet things can be here when we're full, but as you found out it's just the atmosphere!

Hanover, MA
Reviewed 11 March 2015

This was our first trip to Sanibel and Captiva. We enjoyed the beaches, the nature preserve and the quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Wayside Inn was the perfect place to spend the week. It's mid island so far enough away from the traffic on the east end but close enough to easily get to any location on the island. We booked somewhat...

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

I'm glad we were able to help make your stay with us comfortable. Thank you for the nice review!

New York
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Just returned from a beautiful trip to Sanibel Island. Highly recommend this as a vacation destination. Sanibel is lovely, but as you go further east on the island and into Captiva, you feel more and more like you've somehow wound up in the Caribbean. It's got lush greenery, tropical flowers and serious waves, Hawaii's "mini-me". Sanibel is very bike friendly,...

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

Thank you for the great review. It sounds like you really took advantage of our amenities and our quaint little spot on the beach. Because of our location, when it gets warm we have to compete with the humidity in the Pineapple rooms. Most of the air conditioners can keep up, but there are a few we plan on replacing...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 March 2015

I came here in the 90's with my young children. This vacation was different with last minute reservations. We were lucky to get a room & spent 2 nights inBreakers West & 1 night in the Pineapple. Both were wonderful. Simple laid back beach style. After all we were there for the beach & it is literally steps away, especially...

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

Thanks for coming back to Waterside after all those years! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the rooms and the atmosphere. Thank you for all of your great compliments and don't wait too long to come back again!

Mentor, Ohio
Reviewed 4 February 2015

My husband and I are here now until Sunday in the Pineapple lodge. Quiet and clean room, patio door open with a nice breeze and sound of waves. Nice and friendly staff. Old Florida style. The grounds are beautiful and just a few steps to the beach. Nice pool.

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

I am pleased to hear that you and your husband are enjoying your stay. This time of year it's nice and fresh outside and the temperature outside is ideal, so it's a great time to open your windows and doors and let the sea breeze in while you enjoy the sound of the water. Thank you for the great compliments.

Wilton Manors, Florida
Reviewed 4 February 2015

I live in Ft. Laud. and was celebrating a Milestone I had family come to help (Mom/Step-Dad from Oakland,Ca. Bro. from Los Angeles, and Bro from Va.) We drove over To Sanabel (2-3 Hrs) on Sat. 1/24 We were greeted by a very Cheerful, Proffesional Knowledgable Staff. My Bro's and I had rooms in Pineapple the rooms were Very comfy...

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

Thanks for the great compliments! I love the title of your review! It's nice to see that you and your family were able to enjoy your vacation so much.

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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
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  • 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: $358 - $497 (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
#7 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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