$258 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 27, 2015 Check-out: Jan 28, 2015

Sundial Resort and Spa

3 stars
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
88 reviews
Great birthday kickoff !!!

Our room has an ocean view and close to tennis courts. Kitchen is upgraded with stainless steal... See full review

  • Matea
  • Sep 22, 2014
Loved Sanibel

I had stayed at this hotel before years ago and going back was a wonderful experience. The room and... See full review

  • Joseca
  • Aug 25, 2014
Family vacation spot combines luxury, learning and leisure
Sundial Resort and Spa offers guests a complete resort experience with luxuriously appointed suites and condominiums. Guests enjoy a broad range of amenities from golf, tennis and watersports, to environmental education and simple relaxation. Stroll the pristine, white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast in search of shells or enjoy the Sundial Resort and Spa's numerous activities. The choices are endless.
Highlights
  • Environmental Coastal Observatory with touch tanks and marine life cruises with in-house environmentalists
  • Tennis complex with 13 Har-Tru courts and in-house pro
  • Expansive fitness center with Universal Centurion circuit and a variety of cardio choices and volleyball courts
  • Five heated pools, Jacuzzis, watersports and bike rentals
  • Complimentary parking, beach chairs and towels and Internet access

Rooms

At Sundial Resort and Spa, the 270 units range from studio suites with full kitchens to three-bedroom condominiums. All units have screened balconies or patios and the expected complement of hair dryer, iron and ironing board, TV and Internet access. Views include coastal, gulf and beachfront. One-bedroom residences accommodate four people; two- and three-bedroom units accommodate six.

Features

Sundial Resort and Spa offers to-your-door pizza delivery from Beaches Bar and Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Crocs Poolside Bar and Grill serves sandwiches, salads and other beach treats. The Shoppe sells grocery and deli items as well as beach necessities and personal items. Sundial Resort and Spa was voted to the Top 10 for its variety of outdoor and ballroom venues for weddings large or small.

Transportation
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (19 mi/30 km)
  • Free parking

Attractions
    • The Dunes Golf Club (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
    • Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum (2.6 mi/4 km)
    • J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (5.6 mi/9 km)
    • Shell Point Golf Club (6.6 mi/10.5 km)

    Business
    • Business center with computers with free Internet access
    • Boarding pass printer in lobby
    • Free in-room Internet access
    • 12,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor venues
    Policies and fees
    • Additional Resort & Recreation Fee of $20.00 ($22.20 including tax) per day, per room to the rate
    • The resort fee rate includes: Bicycles for adults and children, kayaks, tennis court access, fitness centre access, fun poolside activities, beach and pool rafts, floats and toys, beach chairs and umbrellas (based on availability and city ordinance restrictions) and guestroom wireless high-speed Internet

    This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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    Sundial Resort and Spa Rooms

    The Island Residence
    The One bedroom Island Residence offers a tranquil garden view. Enjoy a spacious living/dining room, full kitchen complete with house wares, one bathroom, and separate sleeping area. Sample the beautiful surroundings on a screened balcony or lanai that most units offer. Four guests can be accommodated comfortably in the 822 square foot suite, with bedrooms featuring one king, one queen or two double beds. Decor may vary by Residence. Daily Resort & Recreation Fee of $20.00 ($22.20 including tax) per day, per room will be collected locally.
    The Coastal Residence
    The One bedroom Coastal Residence offers views of the tropical landscape with glimpses of the beach on the horizon. A full kitchen complete with house wares, ample living/dining room and a separate sleeping area give these accommodations the feeling of the perfect vacation retreat. Enjoy the beauty of Sanibel Island from a screened balcony or lanai that is offered with most units. Four guests can be accommodated comfortably in the 822 square foot suite, with the bedroom featuring one king, one queen or two double beds. Decor may vary by Residence, Daily Resort & Recreation Fee of $20.00 ($22.20 including tax) per day, per room will be collected locally.
    Two Bedroom Residence
    Offering 1,150 square feet, the spacious two-bedroom Residences feature a large living/dining area, full kitchen with house wares, and two baths. A separate screened balcony offers and outdoor room to enjoy the fresh air and sea breezes. Accommodating up to six, the Residence features a queen or king bed in the master bedroom and two beds in the second bedroom. Decor may vary by Residence Daily Resort & Recreation Fee of $20.00 ($22.20 including tax) per day, per room will be collected locally.
    Sundial Studio
    Sundial Studio accommodations feature a spacious sleeping/living area, kitchen and bathroom. The fully equipped kitchen also includes house wares and complimentary coffee. The Studio suite approximately 600 square feet, features a queen sized bed and decor may vary by Studio. Sleeps 2.
    Island Suite
    " The Island Suite is a one bedroom suite offering a pampered experience in the tropical garden-like surroundings with the ocean steps away. Enjoy living while away from home in a suite featuring separate living, dining and sleeping areas. There's plenty of room in the 822 square foot suite. Bedroom may consist of one king, one queen or two double beds. Dcor & bedding may vary, without balcony/patio. Sleeps 4.

    Amenities

    • WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Activities
    Pool
    Fitness Center
    Dining
    Restaurant
    Services
    Business center
    Conference facilities
    Internet
    WiFi
    Parking
    Free parking

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    The Sundial offers 12,000 square feet of meeting space, perfect for corporate functions, intimate retreats or exquisite weddings on the pristine beach.

    Dining

    Beaches Restaurant
    Located in main lobby. Boasts gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico. Serving breakfast daily from 8am to 11am.
    Sharky's
    New restaurant, located in the main lobby. Treat yourself to casual, delicious menu items as well as a lounge and billiards area. Hours are Mon - Thur 11am to 9pm, Fri & Sat 11am to 10pm and Sun 11am to 9pm. Sharky's serves lunch and dinner and features a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm.
    Crocs Poolside Bar and Grill
    Situated on main pool deck. This party spot is popular for its frozen tropical drinks and ice-cold beach brews, all served poolside. Open daily from 11am to 7pm, Crocodile's serves lunch and has a lively happy hour from 4pm to 6pm.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1600
    Check-out:
    1100

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (88)

    Ratings and reviews for Sundial Resort and Spa

    Overall score

    3.9 / 5
    5.01.0
    88 out of 88
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4.1
    Hotel staff:
    4.1
    Comfort:
    4.2
    Location:
    4.5
    Value:
    3.8

    84% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Matea
    Business
    Pembroke Pines FL
    Sep 22, 2014

    Great birthday kickoff !!!

    Our room has an ocean view and close to tennis courts. Kitchen is upgraded with stainless steal appliance! Very clean and overall great for family vacay!!! We saved on food because we were able to cook! However there are restaurants in the resort.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

    Tanger outlet is nearby just a short drive!!! Got a great deal at Coach at 75% off!!!

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Joseca
    Business
    Miami
    Aug 25, 2014

    Loved Sanibel

    I had stayed at this hotel before years ago and going back was a wonderful experience. The room and ocean view was great and the beach could not had been better. I really recommend this location. Don't expect a night life, this is a place to relax.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

    Go eat at the Bubble Room

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Kmoduse
    Business
    Mahopac, NY
    Jul 25, 2014

    Sanibel

    Condo like accommodations are great. Full kitchen allowed us to make breakfast every morning and then head straight out to beach or pool!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Steeler Bob
    Business
    Pittsburgh
    Jun 22, 2014

    Good getaway

    Our room had tile floors which were hard to keep the sand up. Kitchen met our needs. Pool and beach area were great.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

    Grandma Dot's was excellent. All the local businesses were great to deal with. Very friendly.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Eric3
    Business
    Sarasota Florida
    Jun 2, 2014

    Great Anniversary

    I surprised my wife for our anniversary and we had a wonderful time at the resort. Jim and Jason at the tiki bar were amazing! All the staff were friendly and accommodating. The only issue we had was with the restaurant manager. I ordered some anniversary specials for the room. I ordered them in person with him and they never showed up. The only downfall for a great stay. I would stay again and make my own anniversary treats.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

    Head over to captiva for beautiful views and some good food on Andy Rosse lane.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    JVWllmm
    Business
    Western, New York
    Apr 25, 2014

    Excellent quiet sty

    We had a great vacation and loved our very large room. Housekeeping could have been better but they brought me everything I wanted immediately. Absolutely no activities in the evenings while we were there. But made for a quiet family, relaxing retreat.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

    You have to go back to Fort Myer for anything going on at night.

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    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    KAS131
    Business
    Indiana
    Mar 12, 2014

    Great location, but not a spectacular place

    Beach access was fantastic, tons of seashells if you like to collect them. (However, sooooo many that parts of the beach had to be avoided because it hurt to walk on them!) The hotel rate was extremely pricey given that we were in a parking lot location where our patio looked directly at the side of the next building. The room didn't have an iron or ironing board (but it did have a holder for one on the wall), and the bathroom didn't have an exhaust fan, which is really odd in such a hot, humid location. It's an older hotel, but it was pretty clean, and having a kitchenette suite was a bonus. The food was great and service was prompt but not "above and beyond". It was a bit insulting that I had to pay for a bottle of water after asking about some of the hotel concerns I had. Water is not provided in the rooms. This was my first trip to Sanibel, so I'm not sure how this resort compares to others in the area.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Laura WT
    Business
    Tampa, FL
    Jan 21, 2014

    Wonderful Trip

    We had a wonderful time in Sanibel. The location of the resort is great because you are right on the beach, and can bike to other parts of the island. The bike rental is included in your stay, and I would recommend biking to the lighthouse. We were also able to get to Captiva easily. Our room was nice and clean. I would go back to the Sundial next time we were there (as long as we do not have our pup).

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

    J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge

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    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    bulbs
    Business
    Sanibel fl.
    Nov 4, 2013

    dirty

    Room was dirty! Staff didn't replace light bulbs,The room always seem dark,the room had space but with poor value

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    1
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    2
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Rhonda totally confused
    Business
    North Carolina
    Jun 3, 2013

    Great stay!

    Very comfortable setup with good beds! Great spot on the beach. Highly recommend.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

    The Island Cow has AMAZING breakfast!!

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