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Clearwater, Florida
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I stayed at the Waterside Inn on the Beach March 26th and 27th. I think I had been there before during off season. Of course, during Spring Break, everything was very expensive. I paid almost $900 for the 2 nights through Travelocity. I think if I had called the hotel directly it would have been cheaper. The best thing about...

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Labadie, Missouri
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of four visited Sanibel for the first time and stayed in Blueberry Cottage. It was simple, clean and everything we could have asked for! The beach and pool were a minute walk from our door. Bikes are easily rented right there on property and we were a 5-10 minute bike ride away from numerous restaurants and the grocery...

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was spacious, clean, not carpeted which is a plus! The hotel staff was amazing. They helped us by recommending great places to see, eat, and things to do. The beach area is truly beautiful. So happy we found this place. Going back next year and bringing friends!

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Waterside, Pineapple room 126. The staff was very friendly and helpful and it is right on the beach. Old style quaint motel/cabins which was nice and a nice pool too. So why am I saying average? For $700 for the weekend you might expect a better maintained room. I went on the patio and sat in a...

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Silver Lake, Hawkeye NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Blueberry beach cottage #112. This is a duplex raised building on piers or timbers, enclosed. #112 has an awesome deck with an old huge shade tree and partial views of the ocean. A quick walk to to beach. The cottage is spacious and open, very clean and practical.

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So. Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second trip to this quaint gem of a vacation spot. It's not fancy but super cute, comfy and clean and what makes Waterside so charming. It's got beautiful landscaping and a great beachfront. Staff were very accommodating. You can rent bikes on site which was a plus. Loved bike riding to some great restaurants and shops. Great...

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Minneola
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A last minute weekend away turned out to be a wonderful, relaxing getaway. Quiet, clean, comfortable. Grounds are pretty and cottages are cute. Private beach. Complimentary Sunset Party was nice, front desk staff friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back!

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out the cottage door and you're on the beach. Literally! We stayed in Lime Cottage and found it delightful. Mid-Century Modern ..... but being in our 70's, we figured we, too, were Mid-Century Modern, so it was a perfect fit. This is not fancy hotel living. This is staying in a cottage on the beach living. Be sure to bring...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located on the island-everything we wanted to do and see was a short distance away. The room was small for 4 people, and in need of updating-AC unit was loud, limited outlets. But it served our needs at the time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay! The spacious accommodations allowed for visitors. It is a quiet location and all units have ocean views. The front desk is open all day long and they have just about anything you might need including information. Bikes are available for rental, an onsite pool, grill etc. It costs a little more but you are right on...

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WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us please come back and see us again. Best wishes, Jeff

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you searching for that true Olde Florida charm and style? Look no further than Waterside Inn! You?re just steps away from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel. Amenities include a heated pool, beach loungers, on-site bike rentals, and BBQ grills. Come to relax and unwind in one of our small inns or cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterside Inn on the Beach

Address: 3033 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5609
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: RM1,343 - RM1,829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterside Inn on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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