$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 2014

The Seaside Inn

3 stars
541 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
32 reviews
Nice Place

Fantastic location and reasonable value for Sanibel. Rooms are older but nicely updated with full... See full review

  • Grandpappy
  • Jan 23, 2014
great family getaway

steps to the pool and steps to the beach...with breakfast to get you stepping along. perfect place... See full review

  • beanie's mom
  • Jun 11, 2013
Sanibel's Seaside Inn -- offers a touch of Olde Island charm in a classic Florida escape just steps from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Seaside Inn offers 32 beautiful hotel rooms and cottages with interiors inspired by a 50's retro flavor combining hues of pale blues, greens and yellow with accents of teal and turquoise. Relaxing on furniture made from bamboo, wicker and fruitwood, guests enjoy the personal touches of the inn, such as continental breakfast delivered to each room. Photographs of families enjoying the Sanibel Island beach, collecting shells and water skiing hang upon the colorful walls. Outdoor activities abound with quiet adventures, from pedaling 23 miles of paved nature trails that wind through picturesque wetlands and spotting egrets, spoonbills and herons to combing the beach for more than 200 rare species of shells. For more active play, Sanibel Island offers 18 holes of golf on 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Should your travel plans include an arrival after 11:00 pm, please call (239) 472-2220 for check-in instructions.

Hotel Map

26.4484 -82.0249
Area served
Sanibel Island, Tampa, Ft. Myers, FL
Nearby airports
RSW - Ft. Myers Airport, TPA - Tampa Airport and FLL - Ft. Lauderdale Airport.

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The Seaside Inn Rooms

Beachfront Guestroom
Take in a sweeping, direct view of the Gulf of Mexico and the shell-dotted beaches from a private, screened balcony. For in-room convenience and dining pleasure, the spacious room provides a DVD player, wet bar, table with 2 chairs and kitchen amenities including microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, glassware and flatware. Bedding consists of 2 comfortable queen-size beds and there is a full bath. All rooms are non-smoking.
Beachfront Cottage
The Gulf of Mexico beckons just off the deck porch of this mini-home unto itself. Decorated with fabrics in the tones of the sea and sand, with warm woods and rattan, this cottage is the ideal place accommodation for families. The comforts of home abound with a DVD player, dining area and full kitchen including range/oven, microwave, full-size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, flatware and cookware. Sleeping arrangements include 1 bedroom equipped with king size bed, and a living room with queen size sleeper sofa and the cottage accommodates up to four guests. All rooms are non-smoking.
Beachfront Suite
The best of Sanibel is available from the private, screened porch of the Beachfront Suite. The relaxing sounds of the Gulf's surf can wake you and lull you back to sleep at night. Soft tones of blue, khaki and brown evoke the warmth of the beach in the suites decor. Enjoy the home-like comforts of a DVD player, full kitchen and dining area range/oven, microwave, full-size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, flatware and cookware. The bedroom provides 1 queen bed and full bath and the living room has a queen size sleeper sofa enabling the suite to accommodate up to four guests. All rooms are non-smoking.
Seaside 1 Bedroom Suite
Perfect for families, the Seaside One Bedroom Suite provides spacious accommodations just steps from the pool and beach. A private porch provides a view of the gardens. Decorated in soft, natural tones the suite features homelike touches such as family pictures of beach outings and warm-toned woods. The one bedroom, one bath suite features a king bed in the bedroom, a trundle bed in the den and a queen sleeper sofa in the living area. A full kitchen is completes the suite with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, flatware and cookware. This suite accommodates up to four guests. All rooms are non-smoking.
Seaside 3 Bedroom Suite
Perfect for large families, the Seaside Three Bedroom Suite is the most spacious accommodations the Inn offers. A private porch provides a view of the gardens. Decorated in soft, natural tones the suite features homelike touches such family pictures of beach outings and warm-toned woods. The three bedrooms, one bath suite features king bed in one bedroom, one queen bed in second bedroom, two twin beds in third bedroom, and a living room with queen size sleeper sofa. A full kitchen makes this suite a perfect accommodation for longer stays. The kitchen is equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, flatware, and cookware. This suite accommodates up to six guests. All rooms are non-smoking.
Seaside Cottage
Enjoy tranquil views of the pool and a partial view of the Gulf from a deck porch of this mini-home unto itself. The comforts of home abound with a DVD player, dining area and full kitchen including range/oven, microwave, full-size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, flatware and cookware. The pool view cottage offers sleeping arrangements that include 1 bedroom equipped with king size bed, and a living room with queen size sleeper sofa. Decorated with fabrics in the tones of the sea and sand, with warm woods and rattan, this is truly the perfect Seaside Cottage to return to year after year. All rooms are non-smoking.
Seaside Guestroom
Offering either a tranquil garden or pool view, the Seaside Guestrooms are ideal for relaxation. Enjoy the sea breeze from a common porch or walk just a few steps to the white sand beach. For in-room convenience and dining pleasure, the spacious room provides a DVD player, wet bar, table with 2 chairs and kitchen amenities including microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, and flatware. Bedding consists of 1 or 2 comfortable queen-size beds and there is a full bath. All rooms are non-smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Services
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Complimentary breakfast baskets delivered to room daily. Complimentary bicycles available.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (32)

Ratings and reviews for The Seaside Inn

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Rusty Time
Columbus, OH
Feb 1, 2014

Disappointed

Pictures of Seaside Inn do not accurately reflect the property, rooms and amenities. The Seaside Inn rooms are very small and poorly equipped. Dishes (the few that were provided) were dirty, coffee pot unusable and a general sense of uncleanliness. Most of the staff was very friendly/kind, Lowell at the front desk most helpful/accommodating. Remaining office personnel were not so friendly. Sanibel Island is beautiful, and we expected a rustic experience, not rusty. Owners need to put some money back into this resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Grandpappy
Madison, WI, USA
Jan 23, 2014

Nice Place

Fantastic location and reasonable value for Sanibel. Rooms are older but nicely updated with full kitchenettes. There are also outdoor gas grills that guests were using. Beach is wonderful and walking distance to the lighthouse. We will definitely be back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

After a long drive we did not want to drive the main drag to find a restaurant so we had a relaxed walk to the Lighthouse restaurant and had a very nice meal.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fran and Tim
Columbus, ohio
Jul 5, 2013

Another perfect stay!!!!

This as our second stay at the seaside inn. From the moment we walked into the registration office, it was like visiting family again. We were welcomed back and instantly felt the beginning of a great vacation. The staff is so accommodating to our every need. The manager, Tresann is wonderful! She is a great example of hospitality and ensures her guests at the inn are well taken care of. The staff also reflects her vision of customer first attitude.. Thanks You!!! The location of the Inn is so centrally located and the beach, Perfect!!! Our view from the beach gulf view room, Incredible! Looking forward to returning soon, very soon. It's hard to stay away!! Thanks again for everything!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
beanie's mom
Monroe, NY
Jun 11, 2013

great family getaway

steps to the pool and steps to the beach...with breakfast to get you stepping along. perfect place for a calm, relaxing, no hassle family beach getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
brokenarrowjbe
central fl
Mar 19, 2013

nice last minute get away

Hotel is right on water, nice little pool. Complimentary bikes were what you would expect for free. Nice balcony lanai seating area. Went sight seeing and walking/riding on beach. weather was very nice, needed only a light jacket at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Over easy cafe was the highlight of the stay. Island cow had over 45 minute wait, in the over easy cafe in less than 15 minutes

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leslie LW
Gaithersburg, MD
Jan 30, 2013

Pleasant and Simple

It was very island-like, nothing fancy but clean with a nice view of the courtyard, pool and patio area. We loved that we were only steps from he beach. Our review is basic because we only stayed for a quick overnight stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Great sunset and fun time at Mucky Duck on Captiva.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
clareinthecity
NEW YORK
Jan 15, 2013

Wonderful Staff

Beautiful ocean front property. I was looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway and this was it. Staff was more than helpful and extremely nice, right down to the housekeeping. Pool was clean and kept at a great temp. There were lounge chairs on the beach with umbrellas set up everyday. I really enjoyed my stay and are looking forward to going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Their sister hotel the Sanibel Inn has a fantastic happy hour from 4-6 daily with great deals on food and drinks! Take advantage!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shore man
Miami shores
Dec 10, 2012

2 day escape from miami

Was looking for an affordable fast getaway from Miami and the stress of homeownership. My partner and I were pleasantly surprised at the ability to achieve isolation and take our lives down a notch while still having activities to distract and occupy us. Was so nice to hop on a bike or go for a relaxing stroll down a deserted beach. Even facing traffic was an easier feat on the island. The best was the carolers in the local grocery on "luminary " night. Highly recommend the trip and very comfy pleasant hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you want big chain stores or restaurants. Get it before you get on the causeway. Because it isn't there. How refreshing !

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Heddi
Wisconsin
Nov 26, 2012

Aunt & Niece Getaway

First time at Seaside inn. Staff very friendly. Upon check in, we found ants in room. Front desk mentioned they were prevelent due to the large amount of rain and were given some Terro to place in a few areas.They disappeared and a few days later, the exterminator was seen spraying the rooms. Not too big of a deal as this is common in Florida. We found the bathroom needed a major cleaning. Shower was not working properly and the whole bathroom needed cleaner and a huge washrag and the place would have sparkled. When we mentioned the shower was not working that well, we had someone in fixing it right away the next morning. Pool and landscaping was very nice and clean. The location wasn't ideal as we were on Captiva almost everyday collecting shells. I would prefer to stay somewhere closer next time. This was a nice place to stay - staff was super, however I do think they need to spend a little more time in the cleaning department.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LaurieLka
Brewster, ny
Oct 18, 2012

Great escape

Charming small hotel. Great location and wonderful accommating staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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