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Conyers, Georgia
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Once we settled on a destination, we found this place, the staff was great, but the rooms were a bit dated, not sure how long the property has been here, but you could tell it wasn't the most up to date hotel on the island, not a bad place to stay, just nothing special, we rode bikes and ate at... More 

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Thank Wesnole
Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you found our service to be good and that you enjoyed your time on the island. Bikes are a great way to explore all Sanibel has to offer. Please come back and see us again. More 

Waterville, Maine
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is far better than some reviews give credit for! Our family was very impressed with the friendly staff, clean rooms, impressive location and view, and the design of the property. Only draw back was that the tiki bar/restaurant was not open, but as a consolation a free continental breakfast was offered daily. Thank you for such a nice,... More 

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Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you! Our poolside tiki bar is now open daily from 11am to sunset with food service from 11am to 4pm. Hope to see you again. More 

Parlin, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We just spent 2 nights at the Holiday Inn on Sanibel Island. From the moment we checked in we were delighted. I read some negative reviews here and we were expecting to be disappointed but much to our surprise we thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The staff was very friendly, the rooms are clean and had a mini fridge, microwave, safe,... More 

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Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments. It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed every moment of your stay. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This resort stay had inclusive beach loungers and umbrellas, biking and paddle boarding. All rooms were gulf view as it was right on the beach. It was clean. Maid service was friendly. There is a pool bar that also served lunch. There is an on site restaurant. It is casual dress. Five star with very reasonable priced meals. Overall a... More 

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Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

North Port, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Looking for an anniversary getaway. Booked on 9/1/2016 for 2 nites, arrival Oct 4 and departing Oct 6, 2016. We booked the prepay rate as it was cheapest (boy was that a mistake). On September 7th, my wife got a offer of employment in Iowa (can't make that up....) On September 8th I called the hotel at Sanibel to cancel... More 

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2 Thank lykinsmidwest
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Dear lykinsmidwest, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We would like to apologize for the issues you had with your reservation, especially with the cancellation policy. We have sent you a private message in an effort to obtain some additional details. Thank you for staying and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, Anthony... More 

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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

After reading the reviews, i almost cancelled my reservation and I am glad I did not. The hotel was great for the money. Hotels on the beach tend to be very expensive. The kids had a blast and we will be back. The bathroom was small but did the job. The shelf is over the sink, as one of the... More 

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Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. So glad that your family had a great time, that you felt you received great value and, most importantly, that you will be a return guest. Because Sanibel being a sanctuary island we have so many beautiful natural beaches and an abundance of wildlife. With that, however, in the more humid months some outdoor gnats... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Well, I don't think I've ever felt so ripped off in my life. The "resort" charges an additional 25$ every day you stay at this less than extraordinary resort. These 25$ are charging you to use their parking and pool! Very interesting concept. I decided to stay an extra night because I had arrived at 530 in the morning the... More 

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Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and the time it took to relay them. We apologize that you felt the resort fee was not disclosed. Please feel free to email the details of your reservation so that I can look into this. It is important for us to advise our guests of any charges or services. We have published this information in... More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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115 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a nice room close to the pool. We like staying here because of the closeness of the beach and the area there is kept nice. We did not have any bed bug issues and we had a clean room. Was disappointed with the restraint being closed it was always good food there. The pastries were terrible, we did... More 

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Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

We always enjoy your stay with us as well. Thank you. Glad you, once again, found the accommodations fun, clean and a great family getaway. We apologize for any issues with your remote. We are pleased to let you know that our restaurant will be serving full breakfast in the not to distant future. Our kitchen renovation is progressing nicely.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Please be cautioned that this stay has ruined our weekend. We checked in on 9/3/16 at about 10pm and inspected the room. It appeared clean and just fine for a two night stay for my birthday weekend. At about 12:30am, we fell asleep. At about 1:45am my mom woke us up and we lived our nightmare. My mom was covered... More 

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Dear Natalie L, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your time in our hotel. We take comments such as these very seriously and would like to follow up with you. I have sent you a private message in an effort to obtain more information.... More 

Mentor, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Booked online, but called to ask some questions. Weren't told that the restaurant was closed for renovations, so we did not have the convenience of staying at the 'resort' for meals. On Sunday the water was turned off for repairs, but we were not told ahead of time Once again we were inconvenienced for several hours. We could not shower,... More 

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Sharon T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Sanibel Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you experienced problems during your stay. If you let us know which site you booked on it will be helpful because the information regarding the resaurant closure should show on all booking channels. We will be able to look into this and try to prevent other guests experiencing the same. I viewed... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We cordially invite you to relax and enjoy our tropical island beach paradise at the Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island.The experience begins the moment you cross the Sanibel Causeway just west of Fort Myers, Florida and travel over the azure waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. You'll feel the stress and fast pace of every-day life slip away.The Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hotel on Sanibel Island is located on one of the most beautiful sanctuary islands in the world with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico as our own back yard. Sanibel Island is renowned for its natural beauty and habitat, miles of unspoiled beaches, world famous shell collecting, an array of activities, water sports, fishing and exceptional restaurants. Whether your visit brings you to our beachfront hotel for business or for pleasure, you will enjoy our charmingly quaint resort hotel surrounded by lush tropical landscape, pristine beach, ponds with waterfalls, outdoor pool with expansive sun deck, tennis courts and friendly staff who are eager to assist you.Plan your well deserved vacation or romantic getaway on Sanibel Island now. We specialize in leisure vacations, small meetings, retreats, corporate incentive travel and beach side weddings. We look forward to your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6729
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: €165 - €422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Sanibel Island 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island Florida
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“With a ground floor room you can park outside your unit. No lifts as far as we are aware.”
 of 5 bubbles johnpS2419VW, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Poolside is a good choice.”
 of 5 bubbles FredB97, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 137-150 and 239-250 are closest to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Beth999, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Pricing should be better. For those rates I rather stay in luxury hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles amarilispr, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not many rooms that face the water, but you are just steps from the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Wesnole, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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