The Palm View is a very pleasant 60's vintage motel that has been maintained and enhanced. I stayed in the Caloosa/Unit 1 for 3 nights. It was very clean and had bright and cheerful colors. The bed was comfortable, refrigerator clean, and the a/c worked well if a little noisy on occasion. The floors are vintage terrazzo and the bathroom tiles are original but clean. There are 2 flatscreen tvs and the place is well laid out.
The neighborhood is quiet and it is about 1 1/2 blocks at the most to the beach. Easy access. The grounds of the Palm View were attractive, with the Royal Palms, a mango, a coconut, a mahogany and a variety of other plants. There are a couple of outside sitting areas that were pleasant. Bikes were available and were in good shape. The place could use some chairs in front of the units perhaps and a bit more landscaping, but it is really a nice looking place.
This would be a good place for going solo, with family, or a group of friends. It is not fancy, no pool/hot tub, nor is it on the beach. It is clearly a vintage 60's motel, but is bright and cheerful. Anyone with reasonable expectations or that likes the feel of old Florida should enjoy the place. Probably not the best fit for high maintenance types. The price is reasonable especially by Sanibel's over priced standards and it's a very easy and short walk down a path to the beach so Palm View is certainly a good option. I would stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- The Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
- Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
- Palmview Sanibel Island
- The PalmView Sanibel Island, Florida