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Chelsea
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shima was great food and entertainment. Sea Breeze rest. u can eat outside or in. Bikes available on premises. Great location. Love the bartenders and staff. Beach chairs already set up each a.m. Hot Jacuzzi near pool. Small store on premises also for food items.

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a couples trip -- the resort is actually right on the beach, awesome for shelling. The beach and shells alone are reason enough to stay at Sundial. Would be great for a big group, family trip, wedding party. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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4Thank 828genevieve
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very relaxing trip to Sundial - the pool was great and the restaurants were good. We ate at the restaurant in the lobby (I forget the name) and at Shima. Shima was delicious and a lot of fun - our chef was hilarious. We had a two bedroom island view - it was comfortable - overall decor...

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4Thank chicdigit
Richmond, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the beautiful beach, the Ding Darling wildlife refuge, and especially riding bikes on the nice paths. Our accommodations were clean, and the location of the resort was ideal. Our unit was not on the beach,nor could we see the beach from it, and we did not realize this when we booked, so next time I would ask for...

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3Thank Amanda B
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our condo was great except I didn't feel the bathrooms cleanliness was up to par with the rest of the condo. Rusty door stoppers on the bathroom doors does not add up the the quality of the price they are demanding. Lights not working had some issues to do with light sockets not fitting into the lights properly. Maybe the...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong staying here, though it is pricey. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It's super convenient to have the small market on the premises. We dined at the Japanese grill and had a good meal and a very entertaining chef, whose name I can't recall.

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2Thank melanyk2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a 2 bedroom grande beachfront unit. Only grande thing was the beach view and it was on the 1st floor with walk out to beach. Unit was dirty and musty smelling upon arrival. Had to turn on A/C and open doors to air it out. Ceiling fan in 2nd bedroom extremely loud. Mattresses were comfortable but the headboards...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Cweins, THank you for bringing your experience to our attention. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. We have sent your concerns regarding the furnishings to the unit owner and will be following up with the appropriate departments to make sure these items are quickly remedied. Please contact Julio Morales, our Director of Operations at...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location and the amenities cannot be beat! Bikes are on the property and helpful staff will assist with beach activities as well. The grocery store onsite is convenient for forgotten items or basic staples for the refrigerator. Cleaning staff is scarce and had to be called for fresh towels. The Tiki Bar is a great meeting spot for adults...

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PStarling, General Manager at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Barbara G, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa! We are so glad you enjoyed our centrally located, beachfront resort and all of our wonderful amenities! We sincerely apologize for the housekeeping issues and will be sure to address this with our team promptly. We hope to see you again soon! Phillip...

Provo, Utah
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This well-maintained resort is perfect for the active seniors or family that want to enjoy tennis, golf, and water activities. Soon they will even have pickleball, the new rage for seniors. The food is excellent, the grounds are well-maintained, the staff is super friendly and this is as close as you get to a Hawaii-type resort in Sanibel. Love it!

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Dear reidarobison, Thank you for the five star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed lots of fun in the sun at our little piece of paradise! We are very excited for our pickleball courts to be completed for yet another activity for our guests to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Phillip Starling General Manager

Centerport, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sundial is a beautiful resort located right on the Gulf. We are avid tennis players and enjoyed playing on their well groomed har tru courts (unique as they are watered from underneath). The tennis program coordinator, Sean Warren, was a pleasure to work with when reserving courts and setting up matches.

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Dear srib56, Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, especially on our beautiful tennis courts! We have won the honor of Best Tennis Courts of the Islands for the past two years! Sean is a huge asset to our team and our tennis program, so glad he made such an...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanibel Island's most luxurious resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation. Voted "BEST FULL SERVICE RESORT ON THE ISLANDS" and "BEST STAYCATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA" for four years in a row, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. Sanibel Island is a natural playground where you can feel the white sand between your toes, take a refreshing swim in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico or one of Sundial's pools and bike the miles of paved paths around the island. The Resort offers a wide array of activities and amenities for all ages including swimming in 5 heated pools, HydroGrid tennis courts, cabanas, kayaks, paddle boards, bike tours, golf, organized activities, a marketplace, spa and sea school. One,two and three bedroom residences feature options for views with the conveniences of home in a tranquil, tropical setting. These Residences offer a full kitchen with housewares, living/dining area, full baths and ample space that is ideal for couples or larger families. Best of all, Sanibel's world-renowned, pristine shell-dotted beaches are just steps away. Voted Best Waterfront Dining in Southwest Florida, the resort's award winning restaurants offer indoor and outdoor dining options and delicious menu selections. Look forward to an authentic experience as your dinner is artfully prepared right before your eyes at Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, the area's only Japanese steakhouse. Sea Breeze Cafe offers casual dining and local, fresh ingredients with a true Sanibel Island tropical flair over looking the Gulf of Mexico. Sundial's tiki-style poolside eatery, Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar, serves up delicious signature drinks at the bar and family-friendly patio. Slice of Paradice provides the perfect poolside venue for tasty treats such as pizza, ice-cream, hotdogs and salads- perfect for beach-goers and sunset strollers. A daily resort fee includes the use of beach umbrellas and chairs, beach towels, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, beach volleyball, fitness center, wifi, organized activities and tennis court access. In addition to being voted Best Full Service Resort and Best Staycation, the resort has been regionally recognized for Best Event Facilities, Best Chef, Best Server, Best Happy Hour, Best New Restaurant, Best Sushi, Best Tiki Bar, Best Waterfront Dining and Best Tennis on the Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: €237 - €541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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Also Known As:
Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
Sundial Beach Hotel
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Sanibel Island, Florida
Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
Sundial Sanibel Island
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Anything with a direct ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles reidarobison, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in building C on the 4th floor and a little far from the main pool and ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles Kmac81, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to request accommodations that have been recently renovated and have, at least, a partial view of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles himlaw, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to ask for Gulf View!”
 of 5 bubbles HomeRentalPro, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“eating a decent view of the Gulf is a plus..”
 of 5 bubbles t0mk0zl0wski1, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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