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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible2%
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

We love this place! Our 3rd time in Sanibel, 2nd time staying at Waterside! Carol, Jeff and John are great! Carol was extremely helpful the entire time, especially when we were watching for our luggage(that the airline misrouted) for three days, Jeff brought it to...More

Thank TammyK98370
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Due to airline scheduling snafus within hours of departure, my husband and two daughters and I were unable to make the trip and stay at Waterside, so I cannot speak for the facility. But I can say we were happy with the management in dealing...More

Thank Saralee S
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Our stay was as expected, based on several other visits to Waterside Inn. Idyllic spot on the best shelling beach in the world, with the following specific highlights: 1. People. This trip we met Carol and Laura (they insist that they are a team) and...More

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Response from WatersideSanibel, General Manager at Waterside Inn on the BeachResponded 23 February 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback and taking the time to post your review! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and can't wait to see you again on your next trip. Best wishes, Jeff

Reviewed 4 February 2016

The Waterside Inn is full of old Florida charm that is fast disappearing in the age of new condos and teardowns. The staff were all very pleasant and John the maintenance man was truly an ambassador for the property and Sanibel in general. I would've...More

1  Thank Dub1955
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Our disappointment started at check-in. Despite our paperwork showing we were “PAID IN FULL”, Waterside’s new management insisted we owed them an extra $300. + tax pet fee ($20/night for 15 nights). Our documented prepaid amount, by agreement with the previous management, included a pet...More

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Certificate of Excellence
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
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Price range
US$292 - US$398 (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
Details
Price range
US$292 - US$398 (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
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melissamistretta
27 December 2017|
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Response from BeverlyOB | Reviewed this property |
There was a hairdryer in our bathroom on the wall. It worked extremely well. No complaints. The bathroom is very small, so the most efficient use of space is absolutely necessary in the cottages. Some may differ because of... More
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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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Stewart T
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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