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Bryan, Ohio
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Second time we have stayed here and defiantly not our last. We will be booking for next year before we leave without a doubt. It is so peaceful and great people all around. Nice beach and chairs to use all day. Discovered it in 2010 and came back again. If you enjoy "you" time this is the place to stay.

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy you had another enjoyable time at The Blue Dolphin. We can't wait to have you back again.

Maryland
Reviewed 1 November 2012

A quick trip to Sanibel for my wife, my mother, (first time staying on Sanibel), and me. On our past visits, wife and I have always stayed further west at Periwinkle Cottages or West End Paradise. Our first stay at Blue Dolphin allowed us to bring Mom, (84), with the the location being on the beach and eliminating the walk/ride...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy that we could accommodate you, your wife and your mother. It is nice that you enjoyed our proximity to the beach. We hope to see you again.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Celebrated our 26th Anniversary here and enjoyed ourselves very much. Used the bikes that were provided everyday to ride around the island. The secluded beach, massive seashells and beautiful sunsets made for a great trip. The room was clean and had everything we needed to make small meals. Nice shower out back to rinse off the sand. Really had a...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you took the opportunity to celebrate your anniversary with us. We would love to see you in the near future.

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 25 October 2012

We choose the Blue Dolphin because of its location. We stayed in cottage #10 it was very roomy inside. Plenty of room in the kitchen to do some lite cooking, Beth our Hostess while we were there was great, She put out coffee, fresh fruit & danish every morning. She was very friendly with all the guest. They had everything...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are lucky you chose the Blue Dolphin and enjoyed our amenities. We do not provide the shells, they are for you to find! We look forward to your next visit.

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 23 October 2012

I really cannot think of one negative thing to say about the Blue Dolphin. We literally just got back home today and I had to rave about this place! Our stay here was part of my new hubby and I's honeymoon, and after a grueling 4 days in Disney World, we were ready for an escape! From the moment we...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. We welcome new guests and are glad you enjoyed your stay: your room and the amenities we offer. Again we would like to congratulate you and we are glad to be part of your wedding memories.

Indian River City
Reviewed 7 October 2012

I have been visiting Sanibel for over 20 years and I have always wanted to stay on the west end of the island. After much research, I found the Blue Dolphin. They had good reviews on several different travel boards, so I thought I would give them a try. I was able to make my reservations with Cindy and she...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Blue Dolphin for your stay on Sanibel. We are pleased that you took advantage of our amenities and enjoyed them. We hope to see you in the future.

Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 15 August 2012

In my review last August I promised to return... and I'm very happy that I did. Our room (#4) was small but perfectly adequate; staff is unhesitatingly friendly and helpful (Beth Murphy should write a book on hospitality); owners don't rest on their laurels but instead keep to a steady schedule of updating, renovating, maintaining their lovely property; and, of...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. See you next year. We are sorry to say we have no control over the insects on this Island, but we do keep bug spray in the laundry room for guests to use.

Houston
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Our first trip to Sanibel for a midsummer beach break July 12-16, 2012. Blue Dolphin is in an excellent location and exactly as advertised: clean, quiet, small (11 rooms) and right on the beach. No pool, no bar, no disco, no room service, but if you were looking for those things you probably wouldn't be looking at Sanibel. Hotel is...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting the Blue Dolphin for your vacation. We are glad that you enjoyed our amenities and our peaceful surroundings. We look forward to your return.

Paris, France
Reviewed 16 July 2012

actually one the best places we stay in the world. Even if it is not a huge luxury hotel. If you are looking for this type of hotel this in not the good place! Our cottage was the number 7 (not sure :-)) with a wonderful view on the beach. Welcome was great and location perfect for quiet. Cottages a...

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Thank for your contribution to our reviews. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our little oasis and hope you will return for another visit with us.

Weston, Florida
Reviewed 16 June 2012

While not the responsibility of the management of the Blue Dolphin cottages, the Sanibel area has a problem with “noseeums” flea/mosquitos. Please do your own research and Google noseeums or sanibel noseeums. When we checked in we mentioned that this was our first time in Sanibel. Nothing was mentioned about the noseeums. No warning about what happens at dusk, on...

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We are sorry that you had a bad experience on Sanibel. Previous guests have commented on the pest problems and their reactions. We hope you enjoyed some of the amentities the Blue Dolphin offers.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cottages

Address: 4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $191 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island
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“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles invertpaleo, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 and 7 have a picture window to the gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles 558pete29, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 or 7 are the larger units with a separate bedroom and picture windows overlooking the beach. But they go quickly!!”
 of 5 bubbles joycec27, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“We had an end room next to the large bird cage -- I loved hearing them in the mornings but would prefer an ocean view next time.”
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“They are all good.”
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