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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed all the amenities of this hotel. We utilized all the activities including the surrey/bikes, the kayaks, SUP, and even enjoyed a cabana one day since it was included with our stay. Our unit itself was nice and spacious (though I must say the bed in the bedroom was horribly hard and uncomfortable, but we didn't let it...

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3Thank beachmommy2016
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This was our second year at Sundial for spring break and it was again a wonderful experience! Customer service and housekeeping issues were improved from last year, you can tell management pays attention to comments and works to improve overall experience. We particularly like the proximity to the beach, smaller pools near condo units, and that even during a very...

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3Thank Janet S
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

First, the staff is really terrific. I mistakenly left my wallet and Miranda was particularly skillful at getting it to the airport in time for me to make my plane. The room I was upgraded to was spacious, well furnished, and a real boon to us. We ate in the condo each meal which helped us to save on vacation...

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Des Moines, IA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in an owners unit, which when you do not check in through the resort, you have restrictions. You can use the restaurant, tiki bar, etc and the resort is happy to take your money but they will not let your 6 yr old put his feet in the main pool to cool off. We were not aware that...

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7Thank mmshaw07
Mason, Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The resort is beautiful and in a great location. The staff was friendly and helpful. We loved visiting Barney's each morning for egg sandwiches. The pool was large and we enjoyed our day in the cabana. We enjoyed trying paddle boarding and we lived on the lounges on the beach. They offer great specials. Sundial is great for families with...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Julie M, Thank you for the five star review and for celebrating the birthday surprise at the Sundial! We always love to hear that our team was friendly and helpful! Bailey's Marketplace is a great addition to our property and as you said, their breakfast sandwiches are delicious! We can't wait to see you again for more relaxation on...

Wheaton, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our third stay at Sundial and this time we booked through the resort to have the extra amenities ( main pool, bikes etc.) Upon arrival our room was not ready and there was some problem with housekeeping that was to come each day. They seemed to be short staffed in the restaurant also. Even so we had a...

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3Thank 467annettej
PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 467annettej, Thank you for reviewing your recent vacation with us! We are glad you enjoyed the use of all of our wonderful amenities! We do apologize that the room was not ready when you arrived. Check-in time is 4pm, but if you arrive prior to the room being ready you still have full access to the Resort amenities. We...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed here 3 times before this trip;however this trip was the first time during high season...if coming anytime between December thru April, pack your patience. Traffic is horrible, eating out is only for people who want to wait an average of 45 minutes everywhere! The room was ok,not as nice as wev'e had before. All the condos are...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear GoneAgainbeBacksoon, Thank you for taking the time to review your third stay at Sundial! In high season the island does get quite crowded as you said, patience is certainly needed. We are glad to hear you love our partner Bailey's Marketplace, they are a great addition to our Resort. We hope to see you again soon! Phillip Starling General...

MIAMI, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great resort; the location is excellent and the customer service as well with some problems on the type of room requested. The whole family enjoyed it the bicycles the beach chairs and umbrella very much.

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marlen D, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed our beachfront, central location on the island and that our team provided excellent customer service resolving the issue you encountered. We look forward to seeing you soon for more family fun! Phillip Starling General Manager

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful property with plenty of amenities to keep you busy. Fabulous location on the beach. Very crowded because of "spring breaks", therefore would choose another time to visit next time. Our room wasn't exactly what we "reserved", so our room was changed the next day without any problem. (We arrived late evening)

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Dear Kathryn G, Thank you for the lovely review of your getaway! We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful property along with all of the fun amenities we offer. We do apologize for the room mix up, but are so glad to hear it was quickly resolved for you. We hope to see you again soon for more fun...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at The Sundial was the perfect family vacation. We enjoy the resort and all the activities for the children as well as the amenities for all. We love the pool for the kids and using the bikes was a wonderful afternoon of exercise for all. We plan to return next spring break. THANKS

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Dear donnalP8411NV, Thank you for the perfect review! We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful family vacation with us! We can't wait to see you again next Spring Break! Phillip Starling General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanibel Island's most luxurious resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Voted "BEST FULL SERVICE RESORT ON THE ISLANDS" and "BEST STAYCATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" for four years in a row, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. Sanibel Island is a natural playground where you can feel the white sand between your toes, take a refreshing swim in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities and amenities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, HydroGrid tennis courts, cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, bike tours, golf, organized activities, a marketplace, spa and sea school. One,two and three bedroom residences feature options for views with the conveniences of home in a tranquil, tropical setting. These Residences offer a full kitchen with housewares, living/dining area, full baths and ample space that is ideal for couples or larger families. Best of all, Sanibel's world-renowned, pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. Voted Best Waterfront Dining in Southwest Florida, the resort's award winning restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selections. Look forward to an authentic experience as your dinner is artfully prepared right before your eyes at Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, the area's only Japanese steakhouse. Sea Breeze Cafe offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Sundial's tiki-style poolside eatery, Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar, serves up delicious signature drinks at the bar and family-friendly patio. Slice of Paradice provides the perfect poolside venue for tasty treats such as pizza, ice-cream, hotdogs and salads- perfect for beach-goers and sunset strollers. A daily resort fee includes the use of beach umbrellas and chairs, beach towels, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, beach volleyball, fitness center, wifi, organized activities and tennis court access. In addition to being voted Best Full Service Resort and Best Staycation, the resort has been regionally recognized for Best Event Facilities, Best Chef, Best Server, Best Happy Hour, Best New Restaurant, Best Sushi, Best Tiki Bar, Best Waterfront Dining and Best Tennis on the Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: RM1,089 - RM3,370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“If you have a large family 3+ kids, book the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles SnowSkiMom_3, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are mostly privately owned and just managed by the resort. There's no way to know what room you'll get until you get here.”
 of 5 bubbles 931759, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think all rooms are about the same, some have beach views. But all close to beach, pools and restaurants.”
 of 5 bubbles 291territ, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryB148, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room near the Central Main pool or you will be walking for everthing.”
 of 5 bubbles O7709OXruthp, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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