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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We Love this Hotel! Clean room, pool, grounds. The Staff 'Rock'. So friendly, first class and professional. Makes you feel at home! The restaurant was 1st class. We had the snapper topped w scallops on the first night. Delish!!!!! Fresh and that was the first night. We enjoyed all the food. Tiki bar also has great lunch. Thanks to Sharon,...

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed at this Holiday Inn for 1 night while on vacation stopping through Sanibel. This place does appear to be older but very clean and well kept up. The pool has a nice area around it with a bar and nice pool furniture. The place is also located right on the beach as you only have a short walk...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. The A/C unit should make the room comfortable; if not we have replacement units and staff to change them out quickly. Very happy you enjoyed your stay and Sanibel Island. Please visit again. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Cooperstown, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Book your room because you will not be disappointed. Rooms were clean. The grounds were well kept and the pool was perfect. Ah, the Tiki Bar!! Beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, 4 hammocks, ping-pong table.... all included. The beach view is in the distance, which made me disappointed at first, but I quickly feel in love with it. And...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

It's ok, we know the names, and we all thank you for sharing your comments. See you next time! Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

London
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This was a very nice hotel to stay at. It was quiet and peaceful most of the time. The rooms were bright, clean and cheerfully decorated in an island theme, the bed was comfortable and the room was much larger than they are at many hotels that I have stayed in. The bathroom was a little small, but since we...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We got a discounted price and were very happy we stayed here. It had a lot to offer for a remodeled Holiday Inn on the beach. This hotel has fresh fun colors of paint that look island happy. The walkways have pavers. The pool is clean. You can see the beach in the distance. The pool is not next to...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

So happy you discovered us! Yes, we are family friendly and on a great beach, and yes, we appreciate your comments. Please come see us again. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Very nice hotel. Super friendly staff. Nice pool. Right on a nice sandy calm Beach. Room was standard sized and clean. No resort fees or other surprise junk charges. Restaurant, even with kids eat free, was very pricy. Hotel price was ok for the area.

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. Danny Adams, Director of Sales danny@sanibelbeachresort.com

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Very nice for a Holiday Inn, beautiful landscaping, nice room decor, and friendly staff. We really enjoyed being right on the beach with free beach chairs and umbrellas, the hammocks, and tennis courts. The location is great and we were able to ride bikes everywhere. The restaurant was very good as well, although the portions were a bit small for...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and sharing your comments. To address your concerns: The exhaust fan is on the roof of the building, it's a vent that's in the bathroom; so you don't hear the fan, but it is always on, and does work. We had the discussion this week about pick-up of the linen and trash bags used by...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

This is our 3rd time at the Holiday Inn Sanibel Island - first time 12 years ago, second time 9 years ago - and we still fall in love with the place as soon as we enter the property. Best location on the island (ON the beach !), the property in immaculate state, rooms convenient and spacious, staff SO friendly...

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Tulln, Austria
Reviewed 15 July 2014

When we arrived, we were somewhat disappointed as the hotel has a kind of Motel-ish layout. Luckily it was only the buildings, and the experience we had was more than that. Check-in was mediocre, but interactions with other staffmembers during out 2 day stay have added to a more positive impression. Rooms were clean and of average size. Beach towels...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We have stayed here over the long Thanksgiving weekend on alternate years for nearly a decade. This is an older facility, but clean and comfortable and generally well-maintained. Keep in mind that because this is literally on the gulf, carpet (for example) in the rooms would make no sense. Could use some updating. For those who must travel with electrical...

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Danny A, Director of Sales at Sanibel Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being a multiple times return guest! As to the work-out room or lack of one, the City of Sanibel will not grant us a permit to add one. We would love to have a work-out facility. As you noted, there are facilities on the island that are open to the public. Thank you for your comments, see...

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Amenities

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A tranquil boutique hotel nestled amid swaying palms and sandy beaches Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a cherished gulf-front retreat for nature lovers - shell collectors and those who enjoy outdoor recreation mixed with great shopping and dining. Guests enjoy private beach access as well as an outdoor pool and sundeck bike rentals tennis courts hammocks and lounge chairs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729 (Formerly Holiday Inn Sanibel Island)
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: RM830 - RM1,977 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
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#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Ask for a pool/ocean view. Otherwise you're looking at a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles patriciabZ5456KS, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We avoided the "overlooking pool" option; our corner room added to our light and privacy.”
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“Get a room facing the Gulf if you can.”
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“If you want a view close to the beach and pool then ask for a view room”
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“Pick up some food at the grocery to save on dining out. We did & loved our savings & not putting on pounds while vacationing.”
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