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north platte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my new favorite ocean place charming ladies at desk quaint rooms very nicely keep up had full kitchen patio and what a beautiful beach. Pool area and great evening snacks and drinks. This is where I hope to return and spend many sunny days

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Saint Louis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adorable cottages, each with their own screened porch with an ocean view. Every building is a different tropical color. The furnishings are very nice and the king size bed was extremely comfortable. They have bikes on the property to rent, which was convenient. Great shelling right out on the beach and beautiful sunsets. The staff was very friendly.

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eclectic smaller motel, steps to glistening beach sand, beach-themed rooms that are comfy and clean. Friendly & engaging staff who seem to enjoy their jobs & appreciate that they live in a gorgeous natural setting. I had a room upstairs in the Pineapple Building, with a view of beach & Gulf water. Early mornings on the beach I was surprised...

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Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a last minute stay based on other TripAdvisor reviews and they were spot on. Property is older but seems to be well maintained. We stayed in the Pineapple lodge on the first floor and had no issues with our room. Room was nice, clean and quiet. The grounds of the resort was very clean and well kept. Beach...

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fort walton beach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Raspberry Cottage for 4 nights over New Years weekend. The island of Sanibel was PACKED during the holiday weekend; however, once on the Waterside Inn property, things were quiet and peaceful. The cottage was built in 1959 and is still with the old style terrazzo floors. It was very cute and comfortable. The bathroom had been...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here on New Years Eve. With absolutely beautiful views and white sandy beaches this stay is a must. Very cute rooms and incredibly friendly staff!! Great beach for shelling and they rent out bikes so you can tour the island that way. Kid friendly, pool. This place is a must! Will definitely return!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, quiet, clean beach side hotel! Every cottage is within 1 minute walk to the beach. Nice pools and shuffleboard areas, but it was all about the beach for us. Only bad thing is the WIFI. Slower than dial up, if that's possible. Prepare to use your data.

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Chatham NJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very nice resort, the rooms were nicely appointed. The towels were good except forthe one with a hole in it. But really.....all the reviews about Sanibel and no one warned us to lather in bug spray. First evening , i would say i had between 50 to 75 bites and mt husband has more that 100. Noseeums.......read...

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Derwood, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in the Pineapple Lodge - 2nd floor. The room was complete with a stove/oven/full size refrigerator. The bathroom had been redone in the last two years. The room was a classic Florida style, nothing flashy or brand new. The front door and decor style was a little dated, but was comfortable. Loved playing shuffleboard, and the beach was...

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for the 1st time in 2015, it was sooo nice that we no sooner arrived home we called and booked for 2016, and once again we were not disappointed. We stayed at Mango Cottage and it was GREAT!!!! The staff was wonderful as usual.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: £141 - £268 (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
Waterside Inn On The Beach Sanibel Island, Florida
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Screened porch would be nice, but those are only available on ground level, which would limit Gulf/beach view from your room”
 of 5 bubbles 376LindaD, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottages are short walk to beach. I don't think you can really see the beach from Gulf Front so don't be sad if you can't book one”
 of 5 bubbles sbfortwaltonbeach, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor or the cottages that face the beach are the better ones”
 of 5 bubbles BradOnRoad, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in the cottages as well as the Breakers West condos all Great”
 of 5 bubbles espieeastman, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Water spigots and hoses are around back of the cottages to wash off your gear.”
 of 5 bubbles 936marcusm, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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