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Sanibel Moorings Resort
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My wife and I recently renewed our vows on the beach at Sanibel Moorings and I could not have asked for anything better. The scenery was amazing, the value could not be beat, and the service manager, Kari, went above and beyond. She made everything so special. She also took some great pictures. They even had a champagne toast for us with sparkling juice for my children. I highly recommend everyone go see Kari at Sanibel Moorings.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear garyminer25,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our resort! We were honored to be part of your special day! Congratulations!!

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

I started coming to Sanibel Island and the Moorings with my parents and sister when I was 13 every summer. Now I come with my husband and daughters. We have been 4 times over the last 20 years and plan to up that number considerably over the years to come! Sanibel is such a beautiful place and the Moorings fit right in to the peaceful backdrop of the Gulf. The grounds around the condos are beautifully kept without interrupting the natural beauty of the Island. I like that we can buy groceries and have breakfast on the lanai and lunch on the beach. Then plan to go out to dinner. We cooked on the grill for supper a couple of times because none of us wanted to leave the beach! A nice dip in the pool tops of a day at the beach. We love the Moorings and will be back soon!! Thanks for a great vacation!
Ps. My oldest daughter's boyfriend came with us and he proposed to her while we were there...she said yes!!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank Kathy9296
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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Kathy9296,

Thank you for sharing your experience, of Sanibel Moorings, with others! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

My daughter and I traveled from California to Sanibel to shell. We had an amazing time! The room was extremely clean and well kept. The grounds are beautiful. The shelling was good. We will try coming in the winter when there are westernly winds next time.
The location is just a few minutes from light house beach. We went to several beaches while we were there. The staff was very pleasant. We will definitely plan another visit.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank AyanaJ826
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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear AyanaJ826,

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Sanibel Moorings! Please come back to see us soon!

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed at Sanibel Moorings for 6 nights May 31-June 6. We arrived before check in and our room as immediately available. Check in took approximately 5 minutes! The front desk staff were always friendly and helpful.

We had a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo, ocean front in building 11. The view was amazing and a short walk to the beach. But really, anywhere you stay at this complex is a short walk to the beach. We also had family in building 7 and building 10. All of our rooms were clean and quiet.

The beach was amazing, and quite a lot of shells. Sometimes we wore water shoes, sometimes we didn't. You just have to kind of watch where you walk. And once you get out in the water it is clean sand under your feet.

Bring something to collect your shells in. I had a netted bag so I could rinse the shells in the water to get the sand off of them.

The water was very shallow so you could walk out quite far. The water was also warm and relatively calm. There were some big waves on some days, and some days some seaweed was coming in, but that just depended on the weather.

The beach chairs and umbrellas were always available when we needed them. The complex does ask that you bring your chairs out when you need them, and return them when you didn't. I found that most people observed this rule, there weren't very many chairs sitting on the beach unattended.

We only used the pool near the office, and the water was sometimes a little too warm! But the kids loved it, and it was always clean, and never that crowded.

We rented bikes from the office on 3 separate mornings. There was always bikes available and the process was simple. In the mornings we biked to Pinnochio's for breakfast and then biked around the island. Sanibel is a great island for bikers, as there are paths everywhere, and the island is quite flat. We also rented bikes from Tarpon Bay Explorers and biked 12 miles through the wildlife refuge, which was a lot of fun.

We used the kayaks that the resort provides on dockside and it was a great experience. You do have to drag the kayaks out yourself so be prepared for that.

You can walk up and down the beach for miles in either direction, which we did on several occasions.

The laundry facility is located near the office, the machines take quarters, and there was a change machine in there. There is also a machine to purchase laundry detergent if you forget yours. I did laundry one day and I was the only person in there.

We did purchase groceries on the island, at Jerry's Foods. It was a little expensive but well worth it.

We had breakfast and lunch every day in our condo, and went out to dinner each night. I highly recommend The Lazy Flamingo, Sanibel Fish House, Jacaranda, The Island Cow, and Doc Ford's. Pinnochio's is a must for breakfast and ice cream!

There is nothing bad I can say about Sanibel Moorings. If you are considering staying on Sanibel you won't be disappointed staying here. We are already looking into going back next summer!

Room Tip: Ocean front room 1112 was amazing.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear DanJanet,

Thank you, so much, for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our resort! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

This was my second stay at this property, and although they were several years apart it was just as clean, beautiful, and quiet as I remember. I prefer to stay dockside as I don't mind walking across the street to the beach. Docks have recently been refurbished and are very nice. Pools and laundry facilities as well as other amenities are well kept amd convenient no matter which side you choose to stay on. I see no reason to stay anywhere else and hope.to come back soon!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Dear djr5694,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, of Sanibel Moorings, with others. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you'll come back to see us again soon!

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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Second stay here in 3 years. Beautiful properties at a great location.
Our 2nd floor unit faced the shoreline and offered wonderful views. Rooms were VERY clean; without any issues. Beach was a short walk; very convenient. Staff/service were helpful from booking thru checkout.
No question we'll be back!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Jay C
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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear Jay C,

We're so thankful that you took the time to share your experience with others. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here at Sanibel Moorings and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Great place, dog friendly, beautiful gardens, awesome pools, fully equipped kitchens, screened in porches, clean beach, quiet and nice people who work here! We recommend going to a grocery store to stock up on food prior to traveling over the bridge to Sanibel so you aren't forced to eating out all the time.

There are nice beach chairs and umbrellas available, but bring your own beach towels and water shoes. Very laid back, not a resort feel - which we love!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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SMCA845, Front Office Manager at Sanibel Moorings Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Dear MCR 1970,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our resort! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and see us again soon!

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Address: 845 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7096
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range: £152 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Moorings Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sanibel’s only Botanical Garden with six acres of lush, tropical gardens located between the Gulf of Mexico and the canals of the back bay. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom beachfront fully furnished and equipped condominium suite rentals daily, weekly & monthly. 2 heated swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, wireless internet, boat dockage, canoeing & kayaking, DVD and bicycle rentals and more. ... more   less 
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