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Review of The PalmView

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The PalmView
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
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116 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“needs some work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

did a last minute trip to sanibel island and picked the palmview because they are pet friendly. although the rooms are clean they are in need of some updating. we stayed in the caloosa and were comfortable. the room as crntral air not a wall unit so it was quiet and cool. we had a king bed that was comfortable and all floors were terazzo with a area rug in living room. the innkeeper seems to be off the property after hours and the office is closed with a phone number to call which went to voicemail when I called it. so i guess questions are for the day hours which is when most people are out.
the exterior grounds are not well kept and the bldgs are in need of pressure washing and cleaning and some repairs. just not neat and trimmed and clean as you would expect, but I guess this is why the price was cheaper.
although I dont have any major regrets i might look further into pet friendly hotels next time.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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142 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

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.

Room Tip: Caloosa/Unit 1 had good light
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bayside, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

This was our first visit to stay on the island and it was a very pleasant surprise. Although the weather was not very cooperative we certainly made the most of it. Upon arrival at The Palm View (which was exactly how the pictures looked) Laurie the manager left a sweet note on the door of the office welcoming us as we arrived in the evening. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed although the only thing I concerned myself with was a coffee maker .As I am a clean fanatic it certainly passed my white glove test! Having bicycles at our disposal was a great perk even though it rained most of the time we were there,we still rode them to the beach which was only three or so blocks away .Having two rainy days there we found great shopping which always makes me happy.And the restaurants we visited were very pleasing to the palette. My family and I truly enjoyed our mini get a way and would certainly visit the island and most definitely The Palm View again, hopefully sooner than later.Thanks to Cindy the owner for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patti S
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Jupiter, Florida
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36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

Close to beach, roomy, charming, clean, quiet. There are bicycles available to use-free, which is a serious plus, because many people don't want to bring their own bicycles. The hotel is only a block and half away from beach, which is a very easy and safe walk. The size and charm of the accommodation was very appealing.

Wonderful place to stay, as friends, couple, or family.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LFalko
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Jupiter, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I have been going to Sanibel and staying at the Palm View and Sandpiper Inn for many years. I don't even know where to begin to tell you how lucky I am to have found this place. It is always very comfortable and clean and a good value. They are very accommodating. They have bikes to use if you didn't bring your own. They have beach chairs and umbrellas. It is a very short walk to the beach. They have a variety of rooms from mutli-bedrooms to efficiencies. Everything is always in working order and up to date such as flat screen T.V.'s. Try it. I doubt you will be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tim k
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112 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Really only positives about this place. Room very comfortable, well decorated. Short walk from beach and nearby restaurants, and bikes available to borrow. Also 2 beach chairs and an umbrella to be easily taken and carried on your shoulders. When we arrived the innkeeper was not there but she left a note on the office's window welcoming us. We did not cook but everything would have been available if we wanted to.
AC was a little noisy but it was not too hot and I switched it off at night
We would definitively return

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicosne
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
101 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Our first visit to Sanibel. We enjoyed a very quiet stay at the Palm View in the Caloosa. A short walk to the beach with the beach chairs provided by the resort slung over our shoulders. We had not very cooperative weather--warm but rainy one day and threatening rain another. I appreciated having a living room with comfortable furniture to read while the rain poured down. The full kitchen was great since I am a breakfast eater and my husband is not. No need to go out for every meal. The bathroom is a little dingy--the tile around the toilet looks very worn--but functional with a nice shower. Overall, I would stay there again if we return to Sanibel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sqrlgirl
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Additional Information about The PalmView

Property: The PalmView
Address: 706 Donax St, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6708
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Hotel Sanibel Island
Palmview Sanibel Island
The PalmView Sanibel Island, Florida

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