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Miami beach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Resort has great location! Lots of activities for family and kids included in the pricing. Breakfast was great... beds were uncomfortable, esp sofa bed. Family friendly. Staff very friendly, esp in activities center

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

Dear 826margaritad, Thank you for the five star review! We are so glad you enjoyed all of our amenities and activities! We will be sure the mattresses from your unit are checked promptly to make sure our guests are comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again soon for more fun in the sun! Phillip Starling General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going to Sundial for a few years now on and off. Definitely getting back to its old self after not having restaurants on site for a while. Breakfast buffet could be a bit better presented as was bit of a free for all in the mornings and table allocation a bit hit and miss. Other wise a wonderful...

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

Dear 608jacquiew, Thank you for reviewing your visit to our little piece of paradise! We are always glad to hear our repeat guests are enjoying all of the improvements we have made over the last few years! We do apologize for the issues you encountered with the breakfast buffet and will be sure our Food & Beverage team looks into...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were very dated and not worth the cost. Kitchen was barely adequate. Had to request maid service even though it was included in the room package. No towels in one of the bathrooms when we checked in. Bed configuration was also poor . Requested double beds in the 2nd bedrooms because it was all adults. Given twin beds.

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

Dear H7672JXnancys, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay. Julio Morales, our Director of Services, will be contacting you shortly to discuss the details of your visit. Phillip Starling General Manager

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at Sundial for years now. While we love the place, there always seems to be something that happens over Thanksgiving while we are there. This time, the pizza place was closed for 4 days and one of the pumps in the main pool was broken. It took at least 3 days to fix during which time the pool...

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

Dear K5811VFjenniferf, Thank you so much for the five star review and for continuing to stay with us during your Sanibel getaways! We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience the pool temperature and the pizza shop closure caused during your stay. While the storefront of Slice of Paradice is currently closed during the week, guests can still order pizza from any...

Griffith, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was GREAT! Comfortable & Clean! Steps from the beach for Shelling! Very Helpful Staff too! Dinner & Lunch Fabulous! Their Bailey's Marketplace has everything you might need & Great to-go sandwiches & salads!

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

Dear andrewbX5432RW, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your room and that our team was so helpful! Bailey's Marketplace has been a great addition to our property, certainly a hit with all of our guests! We hope to see you again soon for your next Sanibel retreat! Phillip Starling General...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really family-friendly place, amazing setting, and just enough luxury, without being ostentatious. Great vacation . . . makes you never want to leave. The nature was amazing. We saw dolphins right off the coast, and the shelling was fabulous as always!

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

Dear karlacD9174JK, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed a great vacation with us and were even treated to spotting dolphins from our beach! We look forward to seeing you again soon on the sandy shores of Sanibel! Phillip Starling General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a ladies weekend without the kids and choose Sanibel as our destination. Met Sherly at the front desk she gave us an early check-in we explained our little getaway and she also upgraded us to a 2 bedroom suite....we were estatic to say the least. Customer Service was amazing everyone was very detail oriented. Glenn in the dining room...

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Dear Patricia I, Thank you so much for the five star review and for recognizing our team's amazing service! We are thrilled to hear Sherly, Glenn, and Sammy along with the rest of the team took such amazing care of you during you stay! We can't wait to see you all again for another great ladies weekend! Phillip Starling General...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel very clean and good place to rest. We stayed 4 days just to be able to do nothing during a few days. Excellent location. very good breakfast. The pool was too cold for us and the impacted the use of the whirlpool as everybody wanted to use it.excellent stop on our way to key west and despite an old...

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

Dear Jean-luc B, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit with us! We are so glad you enjoyed a relaxing stay on your way to Key West! We do apologize for the pool temperature, we are looking into this further to be sure this drop in temperature doesn't happen again. We hope to see you again soon! Phillip Starling General...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very reasonable beach accommodation. Here are a few points: 1) all the beach activities are centered near at the main building (reception), so you need to walk back and forth if your building is somewhat away. 2) You can see beautiful sunrises, but to see sunsets you have to make 30-40 min walks. 3) the gulf is...

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

Dear leonidt342, Thank you for reviewing your beach escape! We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful sunrise views right from our beach! We sincerely apologize for the service issue you encountered with our team, this is certainly unacceptable and will be promptly addressed. We do hope to see you again soon for your next Sanibel escape! Phillip Starling General Manager

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing island. Worth visiting. Resort is in fantastic condition and the staff is wonderful. Room needed slight repairs and the lack of lasting hot water (8-10 minutes of use of shower or kitchen drained it for an hour). Would recommend for a quiet weekend away, but would be logistically difficult for a family.

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Dear Mattagru, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Sanibel! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our fantastic Resort and that our team was so wonderful, we agree! We do apologize about the hot water issue and will be sure this is looked into promptly as this is not common. Thank you for...

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  • 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
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: €204 - €470 (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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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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