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Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Captiva Island
Certificate of Excellence
Clinton, Washington
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

I was looking for an affordable place to stay on Sanibel and ended up finding Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. The reviews seemed fairly good and I liked the idea of being able to have a westerly view of the water and sunsets. The cottages were full so I opted for a one bedroom suite, which meant there was a small kitchen.
It was clean and had plenty of room for two people. It was nice to have a screened lanai with two chairs and a small table.
The grounds are charming and the service superb. It is a casual resort, but has everything that is important including an amazing restaurant. I didn't realize that the chef for the restaurant, the Old Captiva House, is well known and his food amazing! Every meal was superb including the complimentary continental breakfast or an item from the menu at a discounted rate.
The only negative, if you can call it that, are the AC units which are of course loud, but at least there is AC!

Room Tip: If you want a sunset view choose one of the buildings or cottages that face west. Even though they...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Forget Sanibel condos and South Sea Resort - Tween Waters Inn combines retro South Florida charm with modern style and comfort. From suites to cottages, the sunny accommodations have a warm, Tommy Bahama feel and great views. Choose the beautiful pool and jacuzzi (with the Oasis Pool Bar) or the exquisite private beach (with cabana rentals), but always make a point to catch the classic sunsets. They throw in free breakfast, and the staff throughout is warm and courteous. With fine dining at Old Captiva House, light fare at the Crow's Nest, Marina services, boat and kayak rentals and a newly renovated day spa, you'll scarcely need to leave, and surely not want to check out. And did we mention pet friendly? They're not just pet tolerant; just ask our cat, Jasper, whose flown in from NJ over a dozen times. He loves the cottages and their screened in porches. TWI makes for a tropical getaway without a passport.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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GeneralManager22, General Manager at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 March 2012
Robertfw,
WOW! Thank you for your kind and supporting words. I will be sure to share your review, as I do with all reviews, with our staff. We look forward to Jasper’s and your return.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

I came here expecting a decent enough facility, maybe a little on the shabby side. I'm delighted to have been proved very wrong. True, the buildings are on the older side; rooms are a tad small but they've been updated nicely.

Most important, the food, facilities, and services were outstanding. We arrived late and hungry. My grumpy husband wasn't very nice to the hostess in the restaurant (Old Captiva House) but she was unfazed and polite and got us a table with only a 15 min wait, despite no reservation. The food was excellent and fairly priced.

Even the poolside bar food was great! The waitresses were overstretched, but they still did a good job and, most amazingly, stayed cheerful. The pool is great, and the beach is beyond fabulous. We watched manatees and other wildlife from our balcony. Awesome!

On our last day we were able to extend our checkout time, a great help. EVERYONE here was friendly and helpful. Thank you, Tween Waters. I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

This place is a delight...charming ambience, great staff and fabulous location. We watched dolphins and manatees from our balcony. Breakfast was more than we anticipated and lucious...lots of choices, all good. The beach is wonderful, miles of sand and a beautiful walk.

We had a one-bdrm suite and it had more than we needed. The balcony alone was worth the trip. The staff is fantastic.

We can rate this place EXCELLENT but even that doesn't do it justice. You need to visit...and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: Ask for the second story of GUMBO LIMBO because it has the best views.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

We live in Florida and my husband and I wanted a weekend getaway. Having traveled to Captiva Island many times we are familiar with the properties. We have stayed at tween in the past on the bay side because the cottages were booked. We stopped in and just by luck they had one available. Although not direct beach view you were still able to sit on lanai and see the water have a read and relax . The cottage was perfect.....Beautiful and updated inside..kitchen ,dining, living room and full bedroom and bath. I am a bit of a hotel snob and was very impressed with the cottage. My only complaint was "no doggies" our yorkie would have loved it...the complimentary breakfast was just right to get your day off to a great start. staff friendly and helpful. love the pool and the bar. Will return....cottage is a must stay

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

A PERFECT, romantic weekend getaway for my boyfriend and I!!! The location can't be beat. Our room was very nice and clean and had a porch right on the water. It was a lot of fun hanging out by the pool (great food and drinks too) and on the beautiful beach. Breakfast was free and delicious. We brought our bikes and rode down the island and browsed the gift shops-beautiful view and one of my favorite things we did. We definitely want to go back in the next couple months-it's just a quick trip from Tampa :) The only thing I do wish is that it was a little bit more affordable...our room was over $300 a night after taxes, etc.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager22, General Manager at Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
AutumnElizabeth87,
We are so glad that you had a “PERFECT, romantic weekend” with us. Our location is ideal for both couples and families alike as the beaches, marina, pool and islands offer something for everyone. With over 22 miles of paved bike paths on Sanibel and Captiva, biking is a very relaxing and popular mode of transportation. If you cannot bring your own bike there are several areas on the islands as well as our marina that provide hourly, daily and weekly rentals. Our room rates do very depending on the time of year, type of room and length of stay. We offer many different types of accommodations from water view (gulf, bay, or pool view) guestrooms to 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites to individual cottages ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms. Please visit our website or call one of our onsite reservationists to discuss your rooming options. Another good idea is to add you name to our email list. Click the “sign up to save” button on our website and fill out the application. This will entitle you to receive our twice monthly e-blasts offering our best rates and packages. Currently we are offering a 3 night package for $160 per night (plus taxes) which also includes $50 in free resort values (good 4/15/12 – 5/24/12). We also offer midweek and offseason rates at different times of the year for those that can be flexible with their travel. Finally, we encourage you to “friend” us on facebook to keep up to date with all the island and resort happenings as well as facebook only specials. Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. I hope my advice helps in making your future plans and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Brainerd, MN
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Stayed at Tweenwaters for 8 days Feb/March 2012. It is an older Resort. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. Met many people from all over the US who come there annually as well as first timers like ourselves. This resort was very customer friendly, lots of southern charm. Plan to visit again.

Room Tip: Had a bayview room because oceanview was full. Was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa
Address: 15951 Captiva Road, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6014
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Captiva Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Tween Waters Inn Island Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the legendary 'Tween Waters Inn on beautiful Captiva Island. Shouldn't every day be this good? Here, across 13 gorgeous Gulf-tween-bay acres, you can enjoy 137 quality accommodations including historic one, two and three bedroom seaside cottages, suites, studios and guest rooms. Miles of sugar-sand beaches. Olympic-size pool, hot tubs and children's wading pool. Day spa. Marina for launch, dock or rental. Fitness center, tennis, kayak and eco-adventures. Award-winning dining and nightly entertainment. Plus ballroom, boardroom and banquet facilities, indoors and out, for business, weddings and special events. ... more   less 
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