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TN
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57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful and comfortable cottage. Steps to the beach, gorgeous view. Very tastefully decorated, very clean. Nice little kitchen with full refrigerator. Air conditioning as well as fans. TV in bedroom and den. screened porch with table, chairs and lounge chair Pool, ice machine, grills, outside water hose at each cottage. Wonderful!

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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. More 

london
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269 reviews
198 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third stay and this time was as great as previous visits. We love the quiet location, being right by a lovely unspoilt beach and there is also a lovely clean swimming pool. We stayed in one of the motel rooms on the second floor nearest to the beach which has a window overlooking the sea and also... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Shalimar. Cottage #11 this time. Once again, spotless! The housekeeping crew is amazing! The proximity to the beach will really spoil you, as will the 2 minute walk to a great restaurant (Sandbar). This is a perfect time of year to visit Sanibel. The beach, the refuge, the restaurants... This place has it all.... More 

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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! More 

Ingleside, Illinois
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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted a close to the beach, quiet, clean and beautiful location, near all that is available to see and do. It was perfect. Very relaxing .There is shuffleboard and swimming. Really enjoyed watching the sea birds, dolphins and shelling. I recommend one of the beach front cottages. We will surely be back, miss it already.

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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. More 

Akron, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I was drawn to the Shalimar Cottages and Motel because of the close proximity to the beach. Unfortunately, there were a ton of dead fish that had been washed up on shore thanks to Mother Nature. We spent a lot of time at the pool, which is kept clean. Pros: The staff is very friendly. Upon arriving, we learned that... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed at Shalimar Resort end of September- beginning of October, 2016 with my family. A great place above all expectations! And I have travelled quite a lot, seen Maldives, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Crete, Italy, Spain etc. What I was so pleased about: right on the beach; free coffee in the morning and friendliest staff, bike across the Sanibel Island... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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23 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love"old Florida" charm but also want modern conveniences and clean. This place has it all plus beautiful Gulf beach just a few steps away. We stayed in o e of the motel rooms 2nd floor as another review recommended. The views were wonderful, screened porch to protect from evening noseeums. Beach was quiet. All you could... More 

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Carthage, Missouri
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10 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We discovered Shalimar by accident in 2011 when we were planning our 20th anniversary trip. We wanted to go to Sanibel and stay on the beach due to the great shelling. We decided to try Shalimar and stayed in the hotel. We were not disappointed. We had a great time. In 2012, we brought our children and stayed in one... More 

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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! For any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to answer every single question... More 

Cooper City, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Nice and clean. Right on the beach. A little dated but we found it a good deal for the price. The people were very friendly there. I would stay there again. They do have coffee in the morning but we did travel out for food. They gave us maps and directed us to the places that we wanted to see.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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226 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

On a recent trip to Sanibel I was looking for a moderately priced beachfront motel and ended up choosing the Shalimar Cottages and Motel. It was a great choice! All of the motel rooms have gulf views which is pretty cool and we did have a second floor room which made our view even better.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • 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: €179 - €349 (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
Shalimar Cottages And Motel Sanibel Island, Florida
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“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
“Cottage 4 and 7 are my favorites”
 of 5 bubbles kayakdeb2, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in motel efficiency room #11. This room has a gulf front view and is located on the second floor. Best view off all.”
 of 5 bubbles 235ginap, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We were at No.12, 2- bedroom apartment- great in all apects:) All villas actually are quiet- around the pool. Motel is closest to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 701rasaj, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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