Sanibel Island Beach Resort

ex. Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL, United States, 33957show map
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FabulousBased on  508 reviews
Overview

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.

The resort’s beachfront rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and ideally equipped for beach-loving families and their four-legged friends, with in-room microwaves, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. After a long day collecting shells, kayaking or bird watching, nothing beats kicking back at the Tiki Bar for a late afternoon cocktail.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   98.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Children's menu

Cots

Private beach

Beach access

Private beach

Guest Parking

  • Private parking is possible on site for free.

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children

  • Cots
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Sanibel Island Golf ClubSanibel Island Golf Club800 ft1100 Par View Drive
Islander Trading Post Antiques Islander Trading Post Antiques 3200 ft1446 Periwinkle Way
Whitney's Bait and TackleWhitney's Bait and Tackle3700 ft1554 Periwinkle Way
The Bait Box The Bait Box 3800 ft1041 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Moorings Botanical GardensSanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens3800 ft845 E Gulf Dr
Three Crafty LadiesThree Crafty Ladies4200 ft1628 Periwinkle Way Heart of the Island Shops
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Starfish GrilleStarfish Grille500 ft1231 Middle Gulf Drive
The Bistro @ BeachviewThe Bistro @ Beachview800 ft1100 Parview Drive
Turtles Tiki BarTurtles Tiki Bar2500 ft1451 Middle Gulf Drive
Sea Breeze CafeSea Breeze Cafe2500 ft1451 Middle Gulf Drive
WaterviewWaterview2500 ft1451 Middle Gulf Drive
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Sanibel CausewaySanibel Causeway1.1 mi
Big Arts CtrBig Arts Ctr1.7 mi
Sanibel Parks and RecreationsSanibel Parks and Recreations1.6 mi
Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors CenterSanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center1.1 mi1159 Causeway Blvd
Periwinkle Place Periwinkle Place 1.4 mi2075 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Sea School Day ProgramSanibel Sea School Day Program1.6 mi455 Periwinkle Way
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse TheaterThe Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater1.6 mi2200 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Public LibrarySanibel Public Library1.7 mi770 Dunlop Rd
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Getting around
Airports
Page Field (FMY)15.4 mi
Southwest Florida Reg (RSW)19.3 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  508  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
4.0
Rooms
2.0
Service
4.0
Dining
  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The location, availability to the beach, hospitality, the pool with the tiki hut. The rooms were clean and cheerful. We had a wonderful week-end.

    The sand fleas.....My wife got chewed up.....

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location, directly opening onto the beach

    The slightly "worn" atmosphere in both of the rooms in which we stayed. The rest of the property is well maintained.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Comfort,convenience and staff as well as location,location,location!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    so many hotel and island activities to satify young and old.

    trafic on sanibel,but not your problem

  • 6.6
    Good

    Susan at the front desk was very promp and helpful with the problem we had with our room. (ants)

    The ants in our room were there the entire length of our stay. Some professional extermination would benifit you! The maintenance man with a spray bottle could only resolve the problem for a few hours, and then they were back! Gross!!The room was very expensive for the dated decor and overall condition of the room.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Proximity to ocean. Restaurant. Staff were very accommodating. Service was quick and friendly. Only 2 stories high. Parking was extraordinary. Cleanliness of pool area, hallways, etc. Overall cleanliness. Appreciated that the live music was only from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to ensure good rest of all - we had a family with two little ones with us and they also appreciated that the music ended at 9:00. Staff was very accommodating when we requested a room with accommodations for person with disability.

    It is an older hotel. We understand the it will soon be updated. That will be very nice.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Having beach chairs and umbrellas. Those who put them out for us (a few different men I met) were very nice.

    Bar staff, lack of waitress service at bar, and no lunch available except at bar. Not everyone wants to push in among drinkers to get something to eat for their children! It was enough to make me not return there, despite all the other positive experiences.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    quiet, immediate access to beach, sun-cover provided in three different ways for free, some of staff wonderfully helpful (especially Barbara); bikes rented were in excellent condition;

    some of staff no very helpful, poor communication (Bryan); told easy access to all parts of island without car but this is only true if you are able to bike and bike rentals add up if you are there extended time; bikes also minimal type -no gear; bike helmets in poor shape; limited access to food at Tiki bar; TIki bar closed by sunset so forced to eat a restaurant if no car; not told that biking isn't possible at night

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great hotel. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The other staff were also nice and friendly. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The room was clean and not too small. We had 2 double beds, microwave and fridge. There was also a small table with 2 chairs. The air conditioner worked great. Large tv with directTV service. The pool is a bit small but we didn't have a problem with it as there was always room available. The deck is big and there are plenty of chairs with shade or sun...your preference. The beach....awesome. We took our own tent because we knew they didn't provide umbrellas. Not a problem. There were plenty of shells and sea creatures to keep our 9 yo daughter busy (sand dollars and starfish). If you are even a little hesitant about this hotel...don't be. We had a blast. We wanted to relax at a nice hotel on the beach for a great price and that's exactly what we got. SUGGESTION TO MGMT: We suggest that you re-open the Tiki bar and restaurant to the beach population with the tiki bar also open to the beach path. The restaurant would be a great location for a bar/restaurant for hungry and thirsty beach goers. We walked the beach all week and never saw a beach bar/restaurant that offered frosty alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage near this location on the beach. You could have a gold mine. It's not too far to walk from the beach or other hotels and would cater to the many beach goers.

    The only reason that I didn't give the highest rating on comfort is that our beds weren't super comfy. They weren't too bad but weren't awesome either.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Hotel was good staff was fine

    Unhappy with Booked.net. They did not tll me the restaurant and bar on site were closed.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Beautiful small property with excellent location. Friendly staff.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The beach access

    Parking

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    very friendly and helpful staff at front desk. great location, right at the beach. nice pool area

  • 6.2
    Good

    Bed was big and comfortable...King Size.

    The restaurant to the hotel was closed. They only offered cake or muffin for breakfast. The Gulf water was dirty, brown looking. No hospital near if you get sick at night.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Pool, room, bikes, beach near

    Continental breakfast was bad, stale coissants with no jelly or ability to heat. Rest of breakfast was in wrapped packaging, not fresh or warm. Maid didn't leave washcloths, and left garbage.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  508 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Page Field (FMY)15.4 mi
Southwest Florida Reg (RSW)19.3 mi
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