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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Got to the Island power was out, encouraged to have dinner in town, meal @ Docs was fabulous. The room decor has not been upgraded since the 60'smaid did not clean/change sheets or towels Sat.Major fly infestationon the property,unable to enjoy the patio or outside without being eaten up.

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were dissapointed with your recent stay on Sanibel. It was unfortunate that there was an Island wide black out when you came to checkin. Our policies are clearly stated on our website. We keep fresh linens in our laundry room to be exchanged when needed. Our rooms are updated. We take pride in the awards...

oklahoma
Reviewed 19 May 2012

My husband and I recently stayed in cottage 8, a deluxe efficiency. We had never been to Sanibel and we chose Blue Dolphin because of the reviews by repeat visitors and the rather secluded location within a neighborhood. We could not have been more pleased. The location is amazing and I see why others visit year after year. The rooms...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for expressing your experience with us. We hope to see you again as a "repeat visitor".

Bedford, Indiana
Reviewed 11 May 2012

We have stayed every year at the Blue Dolphin for several years and never disappointed, we have stayed in every room/cottage they have and its always amazing, we wont stay anywhere else on the Island!! Looking forward to being there again this June 2012. Reed Brown

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Welcome back. We are pleased that you remain a loyal fan of Blue Dolphin Cottages. We hope you have a wonderful vacation in June.

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This was our first visit to Sanibel and we stayed in Blue Dolphin solely based on Trip Advisor reviews/ratings. We could not have been happier. It is small, beautiful, comfortable, and well-maintained in a tropical paradise-like setting. Quiet beach right at the door step with unbelievably lots of shelling; excellent sunset views, in the quietest part of the Island. The...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are pleased that you found the Blue Dolphin homey and comfortable. We hope you will consider us the next time you plan a vacation to Sanibel.

Oldsmar
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Last week we had our second stay at the Blue Dolphin. Fair warning: once you stay there, you will want to go back again and again. We are already talking about our next trip there! You are treated as family. The place is very clean, very peaceful. Breakfast is served every day, and there are always some homemade goodies. If...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us again. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Tampa, FL
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Hard to beat weekend on Sanibel Island - we live 2 hours from Sanibel and have visited there many times - but this was our first time at the Blue Dolphin. We had such an enjoyable time while we were there, I scheduled another weekend in October before we left. We did not want for anything while we were there....

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you are no longer a stranger and welcome you back in October.

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We stayed for four glorious days at the Blue Dolphin in early April, and we loved this place. There was a nice mix of families and couples of all ages, and it was very quiet and peaceful. The beach is the main attraction and it is spectacular. As for the amenities -- I can't say it any better than JudyJupiter...

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to your return.

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 March 2012

We arrived 3 hours later than we thought due to a flight delay, but upon calling to advise them of this, we were greeted with a very friendly voice and Beth put our frustration aside and made us even more anxious to reach our destination. We arrived and felt the stress from the day leave our bodies immediately. The cottages...

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Jerry S, Front Office Manager at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting with us at The Blue Dolphin. We look forward to your next visit. Hope it is as stressless as this vacation and you can enjoy shelling on our beach.

Annapolis MD
Reviewed 1 March 2012

The personal service, the well managed facility, the quiet environment and the physical beauty of the property all make this a wonderful vacation spot, No charge for bikes, a continental breakfast, lemonade and cookies in the afternoon all contribute to the experience. There are only a few units so the Dolphin is hard to book with most people returning each...

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Jerry S, Front Office Manager at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the amenities at The Blue Dolphin. It is refreshing to meet new visitors and to welcome returning guests. The pleasure is all ours.

Southworth WA
Reviewed 12 February 2012

For some people, this is the very best place on Sanibel. Every good thing you read in the other reviews, believe it. A few tiny cottages steps away from an excellent shelling beach. Everything is clean and tropical. So I am going to talk about the things you might not like, not that there's anything wrong, but my idea of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 10 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Cottages

Address: 4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: €126 - €305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Blue Dolphin Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Hotel Sanibel Island
Blue Dolphin Cottages Sanibel Island, Florida
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“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles invertpaleo, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 and 7 have a picture window to the gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles 558pete29, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Units 6 or 7 are the larger units with a separate bedroom and picture windows overlooking the beach. But they go quickly!!”
 of 5 bubbles joycec27, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“We had an end room next to the large bird cage -- I loved hearing them in the mornings but would prefer an ocean view next time.”
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“They are all good.”
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