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“Steps from the beach and a wonderful place to stay........”
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Seaside Inn
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
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“Steps from the beach and a wonderful place to stay........”
Reviewed 31 July 2010

We had a great time and the beach is right outside your door. The staff is extremely nice and goes the extra mile to make your stay even better. They set up chairs and umbrellas on the beach where ever you want them, the have a basket full of food & drinks in the rooms, and free movie rentals. During low tide, you can walk right out to the sand bar - it is so cool!! We were walking on sand dollars - it was loaded w/ sand dollars. Very low rates for a very clean place. They have rooms on the 1st or 2nd floors w/ sliding glass doors to walk out into the beach or you can get a cottage. Wonderful quiet place to relax and get away! Loved it.

Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

We liked the room and the location of the hotel. It was great value for money, but the first night we had a huuuge cockroach in our bedroom. My husband killed the bug but the very good impression was spoiled. We reported this to the front desk and it seemed to be normal.
I asked if they could send someone with insect poison but I doubt that they did. We left after 2 nights - what we really regreted. The beach was really wonderful..

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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South Florida
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

We spent 4th of July weekend at the Seaside Inn. This was our first vist to Sanibel. We we happy to see our hotel was so close to everything. The hotel supplied bikes and we were able to explore the area. We had a room on the 1st floor which could get a little noisy with the foot traffic above, but we were so tired by the end of the day that we still drifted off to sleep. The front desk employees were of great help in directing us to place to eat and sights to see. We are already planning our return next year!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 July 2010

We were on a business trip in Orlando, and decided to spend a couple days in Sanibel before heading home, and found Seaside Inn had the best combination of amenities, price and reviews. It turned out to be a great choice!

Location:
The Inn is located just steps from the beach. and minutes away from really good restaurants (Ellington's was awesome! Live jazz and delicious food right down the road).

The Room:
Although the room wasn't huge, it was spacious, comfortable and very nicely decorated in an updated Old Florida island style that we really enjoyed. The pictures don't do it justice. There was plenty of storage space for our clothes in the closet as well as the drawers in the tv armoire. The linens were top notch, from the towels (and they even provide you with beach towels!) to the bedding, including down pillows, and most importantly to us, the bed was really comfortable. One of our favorite parts of the room though was the bathroom, with the beautiful granite countertop and quality toiletries. The room also has a cute kitchenette complete with coffee maker, microwave, sink, and mini-fridge which came in very handy!

Breakfast Basket:
We thought it was such a nice touch, and is included in the price of the room. Although the items are prepackaged, such as juice, cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, bagel, crackers, cookies, yogurt, cream cheese, coffee, tea, etc. It was easy to prepare/heat-up/toast and hit the spot! It was nice to be able to stay in the room in the morning and not waste precious vacation time going to eat out for breakfast. We were able to eat and hit the beach.

The Pool/Beach:
The pool was clean and big enough to enjoy, but we didn't use it since we spent our day on the beach instead. The ocean water was so warm and shells were everywhere! We had so much fun collecting shells for hours. The Inn is one of the few in Sanibel that sets up lounge chairs with umbrellas early in the morning for it's guests to use during the day.

The housekeeper as well as the front desk staff were all very nice as well. We would go back in a heartbeat and have already recommended it to friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

My husband and I enjoyed SeaSide Inn very much. We are both in our 70's so we liked being so close to the beach and pool that we didn't need to walk so far. The resort was very clean and relaxing. Would go back there in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kingston, New York
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Reviewed 28 June 2010

We came to the Seaside Inn for the first 3 days of our honeymoon. The location was wonderful, very close to the bridge to get onto the Island, and on a quiet street. Our room faced the pool and you could see the ocean as well from our room.

The room was relatively small, but big enough for two people. There was a kitchenette which was great and convenient. They bring you a breakfast basket in the evening for use the next morning, which is great because you can have breakfast as early/late as you want! It had bagels, yogurt, and fruit, as well as coffee/tea.

Service was very good, and they have an extensive library of DVD's for viewing (which was good for night time). There are no private balconies off the rooms (they are shared with all other rooms), but this really wasn't an issue for us as the other rooms were pretty far away.

Great Location for exploring the island. If you are looking for 5 star luxury hotels, Sanibel is not the place for you. But if you are looking to see a different side of Florida, exploring nature, this is a great place to stay.

Because it was our honeymoon, the hotel gave us complimentary wine glasses inscribed with the hotel name to keep! A nice touch to a nice trip!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2010

I stayed here in May and was very happy with my experience. Sandy at the front desk was wonderful. The staff in general went out of there way to be friendly. The housekeeping exceeded my expectations, even washing my dishes... I loved the breakfast baskets and the free bikes. The outdoor pool was warm and well kept. The view and location were perfect! I recommend riding one of the bikes around the island for a unique view. This was a great value for the money. The room was small but clean and the bed was very comfortable with a nice comforter. It was very quiet and relaxing. Will be back!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Seaside Inn
Address: 541 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5005
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaside Inn invites you to rediscover the charm of a quaint beachfront inn on beautiful Sanibel Island where life’s pace is slower. Unwind by the pool or enjoy a day at the beach looking for shells or soaking up the sun. Seaside Inn offers personalized service along with 32 newly renovated guestrooms, suites and cottages with interiors inspired by the sun bleached sand beyond the dune. Each guestroom and suite is furnished with a comfortable king or queen beds with views of the pool or beach. The cottages offer a separate living area with a new sleeper sofa, full kitchen and one bedroom with a king bed. Each cottage has a deck just off the living area to enjoy the Florida sun with family while overlooking the pool. Each day a complimentary continental breakfast basket is delivered to the rooms for the next morning’s enjoyment. While on Sanibel enjoy the wide variety of outdoor adventures. Spend time exploring the 23 miles of paved nature trails that wind through the wetlands with one of the bikes provided by Seaside Inn. Visit the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to view a wide variety of migratory birds and explore an unspoiled mangrove ecosystem. For more active play, Sanibel Island offers 18 holes of golf on 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands at the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. For play and relaxation, let Seaside Inn welcome you to the pace of island living. ... more   less 
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