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

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

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.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Got to the Island power was out, encouraged to have dinner in town, meal @ Docs was fabulous. The room decor has not been upgraded since the 60'smaid did not clean/change sheets or towels Sat.Major fly infestationon the property,unable to enjoy the patio or outside without being eaten up.

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

We are sorry that you were dissapointed with your recent stay on Sanibel. It was unfortunate that there was an Island wide black out when you came to checkin. Our policies are clearly stated on our website. We keep fresh linens in our laundry room to be exchanged when needed. Our rooms are updated. We take pride in the awards...

oklahoma
Reviewed 19 May 2012

My husband and I recently stayed in cottage 8, a deluxe efficiency. We had never been to Sanibel and we chose Blue Dolphin because of the reviews by repeat visitors and the rather secluded location within a neighborhood. We could not have been more pleased. The location is amazing and I see why others visit year after year. The rooms...

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

Thank you for expressing your experience with us. We hope to see you again as a "repeat visitor".

Bedford, Indiana
Reviewed 12 May 2012

We have stayed every year at the Blue Dolphin for several years and never disappointed, we have stayed in every room/cottage they have and its always amazing, we wont stay anywhere else on the Island!! Looking forward to being there again this June 2012. Reed Brown

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

Welcome back. We are pleased that you remain a loyal fan of Blue Dolphin Cottages. We hope you have a wonderful vacation in June.

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 27 April 2012

This was our first visit to Sanibel and we stayed in Blue Dolphin solely based on Trip Advisor reviews/ratings. We could not have been happier. It is small, beautiful, comfortable, and well-maintained in a tropical paradise-like setting. Quiet beach right at the door step with unbelievably lots of shelling; excellent sunset views, in the quietest part of the Island. The...

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

We are pleased that you found the Blue Dolphin homey and comfortable. We hope you will consider us the next time you plan a vacation to Sanibel.

Oldsmar
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Last week we had our second stay at the Blue Dolphin. Fair warning: once you stay there, you will want to go back again and again. We are already talking about our next trip there! You are treated as family. The place is very clean, very peaceful. Breakfast is served every day, and there are always some homemade goodies. If...

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

Thank you for visiting with us again. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Tampa, FL
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Hard to beat weekend on Sanibel Island - we live 2 hours from Sanibel and have visited there many times - but this was our first time at the Blue Dolphin. We had such an enjoyable time while we were there, I scheduled another weekend in October before we left. We did not want for anything while we were there....

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We are glad you are no longer a stranger and welcome you back in October.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $190 - $460 (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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