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Sanibel Cottages Resort
Georgia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great resort but the management is not helpful”
Reviewed 7 July 2011

This resort is beautiful. It is quiet and the beach is lovely. Another review mentions that you won't have to contact management because the units are well equipped. This is true and it is a good thing. As I left I realized I need an address for a location. I had already locked the unit and was turning in the keys at the office. I asked if the desk agent could please look up an address for me. The response I received was a deadpan, "No." No explanation or apology, just, "No."
I left with a bad feeling about the resort due to this.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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30 Thank jujubGeorgia
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2010

We stayed the first week of August and it was beautiful. The were no signs of any oil, and the sandy shell covered beaches, and warm Gulf waters were extremely relaxing for our family. The Cottages were very comfortable and spacious. Hoping to come back next year!

Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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4 Thank OSprey92
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2009

We just cam e back from our first visit to Sanibel Cottages. We adore it there! It has gulf views that are beautiful. We like the fact that it isn't a large resort. It was not crowded at the pool or the beach. For a change we didn't have a beach trip where you have to get up at 7AM to reserve a pool or beach chair. You are given 2 chairs with your room. We rented a beach umbrella from the office for $5 for the week. The rooms are spotless and updated for comfort and attractiveness. The location is convenient to everything on Sanibel. We will for sure return to this lovely resort!

  • Liked — We loved the location and quality of the resort the best.
  • Disliked — There's no elevator so it is difficult to get luggage up to the second level.
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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5 Thank christeach2
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Chattanooga, Tn
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2008

Beautiful grounds, the suites usually feature something different and/or updated every year. It feels like home...if home had almost 180 degree views of the gulf of mexico! Overall quiet and relaxing. You don't need to bring too much. The condos have everything you need down to an ice cream scoop!

You shouldn't have to deal with the office or maintenance staff too often as they tend to keep things in good order.

Pros: Location, ambiance, nice beach, OUTSTANDING comfort*.

Cons: Typical "Sanibel" attitude towards tourists...need to be more friendly. *need better mattresses in guest bedroom.

  • Liked — The tranquility
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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6 Thank Chattahost
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Seattle
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2006

A very comfortable resort, with only 28 units, & lots of nice people as neighbors. Quarters could not have been better. Remarkably quiet, even with numbers of small children, which it accomodates very well. Many three generation families seem to come here, although it would not be a bad place for a romantic getaway. Great beach, pool, and convenient location to local amenities. The large units and space of the property allow you to be social or private/ your call.

  • Stayed April 2006
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12 Thank carrolljt
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Boston
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2006

What a wonderful resort! Sanibel Cottages has beautiful and spacious accommodations, wonderful amenities, is right on a breathtaking beach, and is family friendly...it was truly a perfect vacation spot! I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2004
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18 Thank msheffield
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Boston
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2005

A charming "mini" resort. Lovely accomodations, small, quiet pool area just steps from the beach. Wonderful porches to sit. Staff could have been friendlier, though they did their job. Only disappointment was the "crowd" that frequented the pool day and night from the neighboring condo complex, Sanibel Villas. Seems one party rents at the Hilton timeshare and "friends" use the pool. Wouldn't have matter much except they were loud and enjoyed their cocktails starting at noon. With that said, the accomodations are above average, staff was fair and location is outstanding.

  • Stayed April 2004
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24 Thank SanibelBean
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Property: Sanibel Cottages Resort
Address: 2341 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6001
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Sanibel Island
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanibel Cottages Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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