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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

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Panoramas (50)
Pool & Beach (235)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
On the barrier island of Sanibel off Florida’s southwest coast, the resort is a unique tropical island destination with miles of shell-strewn beaches. Guests select from spacious accommodations complete with kitchen, living room & dining area. Voted Best Full Service Resort for 5 years in a row, Sundial offers an abundance of resort amenities & services. Directly onsite are award-winning restaurants including a Japanese Steakhouse & sushi market. Resort amenities include tennis & pickleball courts, heated swimming pools, spa, sea school, marketplace & more. A daily resort fee includes kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, chairs & umbrellas, volleyball, tennis & pickleball equipment, fitness center and wifi. Sundial is a 2018 Certificate of Excellence awardee and Florida Green Lodging designee.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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I had been looking forward to my trip for 6 months. It was a girls' weekend. I called the week before our stay to verify the room had two beds. When we checked in, the room had one bed and a sofa bed that pulled out. Easy fix, I thought. I just called the front desk to change
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Beautiful facility, large and expansive. Great pools, nice beach. Lots of perks with resort fee, Free use of paddle board, kayaks, bikes. Beach chairs and umbrellas. Tennis and pickle ball courts are awesome. Nice and convenient restaurants in the main building and close to
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I just returned from a wonderful and enjoyable stay at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa with a group of women. Their clay tennis courts were in excellent shape and a pleasure on which to play. The tennis professionals, Christian and Rich, were outstanding with the great
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This resort had its ups and some downs. We (couple aged 63 and 62) stayed 7 nights. Check-in could have been a bit smoother. We arrived an hour earlier than the normal 4pm check-in time and had to wait; which was ok. It would have been helpful to receive a resort map at that
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Response from PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear markf1955, Thank you for the in depth review. We greatly appreciate the feedback and will be sure these areas for improvement are addressed appropriately. We do hope you will give us another chance the next time your travels bring you to Sanibel. Phillip Starling General Manager
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Every team member at the Sundial Resort will go above and beyond the call of duty to make a guest feel special and feel good about being there. The housekeeping staff is always courteous and friendly; the front desk shows patience and understanding; the restaurant team is always
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Response from PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear tomkaletta, Thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad you enjoyed your most recent stay and all of the investments we have made into our property. We can't wait to see you again for more Sundial memories! Phillip Starling General Manager
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The other chair was just as grimy as this one.
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The Two-Bedroom Beachfront at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
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The Two-Bedroom Beachfront at the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Kitchen, dining area and living room
Living Room
Hello, The board is big enough for a 5 year old and an adult. Kayaks are doubles and single, for that age we usually recommend that they use a single kayak that way you can have better control over the kayak, with the weight difference the single works better. Phillip Starling General Manager
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Hi I0annaD, While we have many activities for families, there aren't any specific for that young of guests though we do offer bikes with child seats on the back. Phillip Starling General Manager
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Hi zel13, We have a wide variety of children's bikes both with an without training wheels as well as surrey bikes that seat 4 adults plus two little ones up front (6 total). We offer a variety of amenities that can be added on to your reservation. Please call 239-395-6013 to reach our Food & Beverage Department to discuss these options. We look forward to seeing you soon! Phillip Starling General Manager
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Hi karen g, A, E, and K buildings are all beachfront residences on the West side of the property. On the East side, at the ends of L, O, Q, and T buildings we have two bedroom grande beachfront residences as well. Phillip Starling General Manager
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"Save your money and get a room with garden or partial view. All day on the beach or pool then to the room to get ready for dinner."
"We always like the K and / or E buildings because they front on the beach. The views are excellent."
"Ask for a room with a view, you won't be disappointed"
"We stayed in B403. though away from the main facility, and was oceanview"
"Insist on a nonsmoking unit. Fourth floor is quietest."
US$222 - US$859 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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