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    Waterside Inn on the Beach

    3033 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5609
    +1 877-693-2066
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    Overview
    • Excellent60%
    • Very good27%
    • Average7%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible2%
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    “pineapple lodge” (63 reviews)
    “the cottages” (63 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    Pets Allowed
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    Self-Serve Laundry
    Private Balcony
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 591 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    I booked t he Waterside for my wife and .myself for a quick overnight getaway.We have stayed on Sanibel Island many times before, and often drove by the Waterside on the way to our destination.Well, we will drive by no more! What a welcoming property,...More

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    Hotel's Favourite
    Reviewed 17 May 2017

    Tucked away and quiet, this Inn provided a great location for a weekend getaway. We stayed in an efficiency in the Pineapple Lodge and found it to be roomy, clean and just steps from the beach. There were plenty of beach lounge chairs available and,...More

    4  Thank Jay H
    Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

    Driving into Waterside Inn on the Beach was the most pleasant surprise I had experienced in many years. It is an oasis of color hidden from view of surrounding concrete and stucco high-rise buildings with no outer personality only seen from the beach. The inn's...More

    Thank BeverlyOB
    Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

    I stayed here 4 days from Mon to Fri and I am glad I did my homework before I decided to book the Waterside Inn. It exceeded my expectations. Main reason for my choice the petfriendly environment and location on the beach with cottages. I...More

    Thank anijoamos
    Reviewed 21 October 2017

    Raspberry Cottage; 3 Adults, 2 small dogs. Our cottage was very clean. Full kitchen and dining area. The kitchen was well stock with anything you'd need to cook and serve a meal for four. There was some odor to the water, but most of the...More

    Thank Eve R
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Beachfront
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$139 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • #7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 27
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sanibel Island
    • Also Known As
    • Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island ,
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    • Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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    anijoamos
    18 September 2017|
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    Response from WatersideSanibel | Property representative |
    Good morning ! \In answer to your question, yes pets are allowed on the beaches on Sanibel , they must be on a leash. Also, Algiers beach is not that far from us. Please is I can answer any other questions please let me... More
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    5 August 2017|
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    Response from Lsterry | Reviewed this property |
    It was clean! And it was quiet but we had the last cottage on the beach edge.
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    Arenee0610
    15 July 2017|
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    Response from nfowler7 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, the hotel is pet friendly. There was a charge for the pet, I don't recall how much, but it was worth bringing our dog. She had a great time, the staff was always "loving" on her. We took her to Sanibel beaches with... More
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    "Try a cottage if available, you will not be sorry!"
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    "If you want to think you're Robinson Crusoe take Mango 102, otherwise Raspberry and Grapefruit cottages..."
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    "Beach front is the way to go. Pineapple 121 or 127."
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