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Boynton Beach, Florida
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We enjoyed a great long weekend getaway at the Waterside Inn. Its on a nice quite stretch of beach very clean and pleasant. We enjoyed the beach and riding our bikes around Sanibel. We will definitely return.

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return! Regards, Jeff Osuski General Manager

Islamorada, Florida
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Waterside Inn has been my family's choice for a place to stay in Sanibel for several years. We skipped going for a few years, so needless to say I was a little nervous that the perfect, retro little slice of Sanibel heaven might have changed. Boy, was I wrong-Waterside Inn only got BETTER! The cottage was spotless with new paint...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed all that Waterside Inn had to offer. We look forward to your return and sincerely appreciate your patronage. We are making updates all the time here at the resort to make your stay even better. Regards, Jeff Osuski General Manager

North Port, Florida
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We stayed here for a night. We stayed at Pineapple lodge, we have our own little kitchen and table, 2 queen size beds and a balcony. We enjoyed our one night and two days stay at Sanibel. Lots of things to do, we visited the national shell museum, d.j darling wildlife refuge and the beaches around... i brought our own...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review!! We work hard here at the Waterside Inn on the Beach to make our guest comfortable. Thanks again for choosing our location for your vacation and hope you can stay longer next time. Best Wishes, Jeff Osuski General Manager

Bushnell, Florida
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This was the second time that we have stayed here, and just Love It! We stayed in the Grapefruit cottage, how nice to that you walk out your door and right to the beach! We were there from Sunday 9/20-9/24, and decided that we wanted to extend our stay. But, our cute little cottage was already booked for someone else...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response!! Our number one goal is to make sure everyone enjoys their time here at the Waterside Inn. I am happy to hear that the Waterside Inn will be your "GO TO" place when vacationing on Sanibel Island. On behalf of myself and all of the staff we want to thank you for staying...

Vinton, Virginia
Reviewed 27 September 2015

My husband and I have been coming to Waterside since our honeymoon in 2009. This year, the staff had changed and one particular staff member, Carol, made our trip less than memorable. felt like a number, she was rude and unaccommodating to us. we had a late flight leaving and was going to stay and get ready after enjoying the...

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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

We stood at the Blueberry cottage, we love the cottage, the staff was friendly however the no sea ums were the worst ever!!!!! Make sure to bring lots, I mean lots of insect repellant. The bug spray has to be continuously reapplied if you go in and out of the water. The no sea ums left four out of six...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your resonse! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The no see-ums are annoying little things, this is our rainy season in south Florida but we have recieved more rain than normal so there are more than usual no see-ums they live in the sand and are more active in the morning...

Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stayed on the kiwi cottage, which was cozy, although a bit outdated, with nice location: just by the beach and close to Ding Darling refugee. The man in the staff was really cool, he gave us some nice tips about the area.

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review!! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we are in the process of getting all brand new furniture and making updates to our cottages i am sure you will be pleased when we are finished. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope we see you very soon! Regards, Jeff Osuski...

Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We have been coming to the Waterside Inn for 25 years (formerly known as the Snook Motel). The staff is helpful and friendly. Whenever we see John, he always greets us with a smile and tells us where the good fishing is. We have stayed in the cottages, the Breakers West and the Pineapple Lodge, none will disappoint. The grounds...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review! It truly is great to hear that you have been enjoying our resort for the past 25 years and we hope you enjoy many more in the future. On behalf of myself and the entire staff here at the Waterside Inn On The Beach thank you for your loyalty and...

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is our second year staying at the Waterside Inn. Both times, we have stayed in the same unit (Lime Cottage 103) with our dog Madison, who is a Parson's Jack Russell mix from a rescue called Canine Estates. We jokingly call this the dog's vacation, because this place is SO perfect for pet owners. Our unit was well maintained,...

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WatersideSanibel, Manager at Waterside Inn on the Beach, responded to this review

Madison, I am happy to hear that you had a great visit. I know that it gets really hot on the island so when your not laying on the porch or rolling around in the sand you can go inside your Puppy cottage to cool of in the nice A/C. I hope you continue to come and visit us here...

Colorado
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We stayed at the Waterside Inn (actually the co-located Breakers West condos - B1). The location couldn't be better and the staff were very helpful (especially John - he offered a lot of advice and local assistance). It was everything that you would expect at this price point. The only issue during our trip was a fellow beach goer (not...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Are you searching for that true Olde Florida charm and style? Look no further than Waterside Inn! You?re just steps away from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel. Amenities include a heated pool, beach loungers, on-site bike rentals, and BBQ grills. Come to relax and unwind in one of our small inns or cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterside Inn on the Beach

Address: 3033 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5609
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $271 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waterside Inn on the Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Cottages if available”
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“Rooms near the beach in Pineapple have great views.”
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“All cottages are very quaint, blueberry cottage is a raised building and has one steep flight of stairs and good views.”
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“The two front cottages, I think, are the best.”
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“Depends on how many people you are and whether you want a separate living area.”
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