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Holland, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Cottage #4: Unbelievable location. The setting is idyllic and we were so content to hang out and dine on our porch a few times. The sunsets are priceless and it is very quiet! Pros: location, 20 yards to beach, cleanliness, gorgeous pool, TV in both living and bedrooms, very adequate kitchenette, large refrigerator, 2 bathrobes provided, hairdryer...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the motel efficiencies on the second floor. The room had everything we needed, the bed was comfortable, shower had hot water and good water pressure, and the screened in balcony had amazing views, so close to the ocean! The staff was friendly and helpful. We were able to rent bicycles on site one day, as...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So pleasant to drive into the Shalimar for our return trip. Serene setting, friendly staff, screened porch with the ocean at your feet. Beautiful private beach. Rent your bikes right onsite. Finish the week with a pool side party sponsored by the Shalimar for its guests.

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

Garden City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully situated (it's literally ON the beach!) and very nicely maintained and manicured small-sized resort on the quieter south shore of the island...away from the Perriwinkle activity and traffic. And those sunsets from the beach are absolutely magnificent!! This resort is managed in an 'efficiency' format (i.e. no daily maid service), but the a.m. towel drop-off &...

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ShalimarCottages, General Manager at Shalimar Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were incredibly fortunate to be able to rent a cottage at the last minute due to a cancellation. We spent 5 nights in cottage 11 and really enjoyed it. This is a different experience than staying in the traditional condo in Florida and we really loved it. The cottages are small but are well designed. I was amazed at...

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Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon.

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have just returned from a wonderful two week stay in the motel unit at Shalimar. We were very comfortable in our efficiency unit and were able to have enjoy the sunsets on the beach right from the screened in porch. The Shalimar is not new but it is clean and comfortable. The pool is a quiet spot to relax...

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Thank You for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Review such as this does not get any better and we hope to see you joining us for years to come! Thank you again!

St. Paul MN
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Shalimar's "motel" is a 2 story collection of large efficiencies. Shalimar claims (correctly we think) that it is closer to the surf than any other structure on Sanibel. All "motel" units have screened balconies and some of the units have incredible views of a half mile of beach, meandering shell collectors at all hours, and the setting sun over the...

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Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great(except for No-see-ums) experience! Hope to see you again soon.

The Prairies
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The room was old but wasn't dirty. Internet didn't work most of the time. The best part was the location next to a nice restaurant. Upon check out we were given an unfriendly eye checking out 15 minutes past 11:00 am.

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very well maintained Gulf side resort which consists of individual cottages, apartments and Motel/efficiencies. All have access to the beautiful Sanibel beach. Some have gulf views. The units are well maintained and the property is immaculately landscaped. The front desk staff, Romas, Sara and Montas were very friendly and helpful. The maintenance and housekeeping staff were extremely efficient, but not...

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Thank You for this great review! Thank you for sharing your experience and letting other travelers know about what we have to offer! We are gland to hear about your great experience! Hope to see you again soon. Management and staff.

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Just did a quick overnight from Miami to get away. Stayed in an efficiency room, very nice and reasonable for the area and season, $220. Dale at the front counter was very helpful. Nice view of the beach from the screened porch. The Sandbar restaurant is easy walking distance, maybe 150 feet from our room. No coffee in the room,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shalimar is an Old Florida-style resort of 33 units located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Blending in with the natural beauty of the island, Shalimar offers many features without spoiling the natural atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shalimar Cottages and Motel

Address: 2823 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5701
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $223 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shalimar Cottages and Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Shalimar Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Hotel Sanibel Island
Shalimar Motel Sanibel Island
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Motel units have great views, but it is an older building and you can hear your neighbors.”
 of 5 bubbles aljb12345, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Carefully review their website map before booking. Booking motel? Only take upstairs room! Cottage next to motel not recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkMS2269NE, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want gulf view, go with the motel/efficiency”
 of 5 bubbles 756marylua, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the motel rooms nearest the seafront - top floor better than ground. The motel only has two storeys”
 of 5 bubbles biggles51, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A cottage!”
 of 5 bubbles G2890WWwilliamb, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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