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Seaside Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful beachs. Beaches not over crowded. Nice for families. Staff very accommodating and friendly

The Seaside Inn was just perfect for the two of us (ages 50+). There were beach umbrellas & chairs, paddle boards, kayaks, towels and you could walk the beach for miles.

I went to Sanibel with my husband to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. They chose this hotel. We liked our room because we were on the 2nd floor at the end of the building. It was full of light. My parents had a room in the middle that seemed closed in. If you feel like you need light or space, request an end room or choose another of the inn's options. The rooms were clean and kept up. We were on the island when it wasn't busy, so it felt like our family was almost alone there. It was delightful. The beach is close and there's also a pool. There are washers and dryers. Breakfast comes as part of the room price, although we found the offerings were a little inconsistent. There was always plenty to eat, however. No complaints. All in all, I'd definitely go back again, especially if I could be there when it was so quiet.

Wonderfully quiet and great amenities located on the beach. Free chairs and umbrellas and free bikes and NYT paper with continental breakfast. Two blocks from excellent cafe.

Quaint place. Reminds us of mom and pop motel from 1970s. Staff was helpful and friendly. Enjoyed time riding bikes, along with walks and she'll collecting on beach. Restaurant recommendations by staff were on point. Will come back again.

Sweet little place. Rooms were very clean but small. Nice pool & really close to the beach. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Breakfast basket was surprisingly generous. Only downfall was our room was next to supply room. Most of the day our walkway was mostly blocked by dirty linen bags, sweepers, etc.

The place was very nice. It was right on the water and the room was very comfortable. It has a pool and was near one of the best Ice Cream places on the island. The only thing that was not so good was the water pressure but there is nothing the place can do about that. Otherwise very nice.

We were very happy with everything the Seaside inn did for us! It was beautiful, staff friendly and in a great location! Our room was perfect! Thank you for a very memorable vacation!

This hotel met every expectation that we had...and beyond. It is just steps away from the beach. They supply umbrellas and chairs for you as well. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. We had a wonderful trip and would stay here again. Thanks for a great time.

My boyfriend and I were in Florida for a family party and decided to head to Sanibel for a few days. It was important to us that we stay somewhere on the beach but wanted a reasonable price too. Seaside Inn was perfect for us! We LOVED that they delivered breakfast to the room the night before! That meant I could sleep in and breakfast was ready for me when I woke up! Also, we enjoyed the free bike rentals. One of the most enjoyable parts of the trip was biking around the island! Plus Seaside Inn is located right on the beach! We will be staying there next time :)

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Charming small hotel. Great location and wonderful accommating staff.

Picturesque and charming both inside and out. The rooms are quaint and tastefully done. Just a few steps off the beach with great shelling. Umbrellas, towels, and lounge chairs provided. Complimentary bikes, wi-fi, cable, and breakfast make for a pleasant and carefree stay. If they were able to share the tennis court with nearby hotel it would be perfect! However, they do provide privileges at the Dunes Tennis Club. A definite yes if you want something more than the ordinary hotel.

Excellent full food basket delivered to our room every day. Friendly staff cleaned rooms daily. Anything we needed was brought to us in a timely manner. Comfortable queen size beds with plenty of pillows. Do suggest more lighting in the kitchenette area or entrance. Ceiling over shower had mildew. No blankets in the room. We will definetly stay there in the future. We had a very relaxing vacation in Sanibel.

541 E Gulf Dr Sanibel FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Private beach

Located in Sanibel Captiva Island, Seaside Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of sights such as Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center. This 32-room, 3-star condo resort has free breakfast, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. Also close to this Sanibel condo resort are Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and Causeway Islands Park B.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

All of Seaside Inn's 32 condos are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. 42-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

Renovated in 2012, Seaside Inn offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles, and free newspapers.

Room options

Partial Gulf View Guestroom Top Floor

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Seaside Inn

Everyone (3) Couples (23) Family (8) Friends (1) Other (3)
4

nice inn close to the beach.

Everyone

Beautiful beachs. Beaches not over crowded. Nice for families. Staff very accommodating and friendly

By on Mar 26, 2017

Review comment responded on May 4, 2017

Thanks for letting us know you had a nice time. Regards, Jason Trimble Rooms Control The Inns of Sanibel

5

very relaxing and laid back hotel.

Couples

The Seaside Inn was just perfect for the two of us (ages 50+). There were beach umbrellas & chairs, paddle boards, kayaks, towels and you could walk the beach for miles.

By on Feb 14, 2017

4

very quiet and close to the beach

Everyone

I went to Sanibel with my husband to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. They chose this hotel. We liked our room because we were on the 2nd floor at the end of the building. It was full of light. My parents had a room in the middle that seemed closed in. If you feel like you need light or space, request an end room or choose another of the inn's options. The rooms were clean and kept up. We were on the island when it wasn't busy, so it felt like our family was almost alone there. It was delightful. The beach is close and there's also a pool. There are washers and dryers. Breakfast comes as part of the room price, although we found the offerings were a little inconsistent. There was always plenty to eat, however. No complaints. All in all, I'd definitely go back again, especially if I could be there when it was so quiet.

By , from Virginia Beach on Dec 27, 2016

4

old school with modern amenities great location

Everyone

Wonderfully quiet and great amenities located on the beach. Free chairs and umbrellas and free bikes and NYT paper with continental breakfast. Two blocks from excellent cafe.

By on Oct 4, 2016

5

great trip

Couples

Quaint place. Reminds us of mom and pop motel from 1970s. Staff was helpful and friendly. Enjoyed time riding bikes, along with walks and she'll collecting on beach. Restaurant recommendations by staff were on point. Will come back again.

By on Sep 4, 2015

4

cousins get away

Families

Sweet little place. Rooms were very clean but small. Nice pool & really close to the beach. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Breakfast basket was surprisingly generous. Only downfall was our room was next to supply room. Most of the day our walkway was mostly blocked by dirty linen bags, sweepers, etc.

By on Aug 21, 2015

4

trip to sanibel

GetawayWithFriends

The place was very nice. It was right on the water and the room was very comfortable. It has a pool and was near one of the best Ice Cream places on the island. The only thing that was not so good was the water pressure but there is nothing the place can do about that. Otherwise very nice.

By on Aug 12, 2015

5

great first time

Couples

We were very happy with everything the Seaside inn did for us! It was beautiful, staff friendly and in a great location! Our room was perfect! Thank you for a very memorable vacation!

By on Aug 3, 2015

5

wonderful getaway

Couples

This hotel met every expectation that we had...and beyond. It is just steps away from the beach. They supply umbrellas and chairs for you as well. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. We had a wonderful trip and would stay here again. Thanks for a great time.

By on Jun 15, 2015

5

perfect getaway

Couples

My boyfriend and I were in Florida for a family party and decided to head to Sanibel for a few days. It was important to us that we stay somewhere on the beach but wanted a reasonable price too. Seaside Inn was perfect for us! We LOVED that they delivered breakfast to the room the night before! That meant I could sleep in and breakfast was ready for me when I woke up! Also, we enjoyed the free bike rentals. One of the most enjoyable parts of the trip was biking around the island! Plus Seaside Inn is located right on the beach! We will be staying there next time :)

By on Oct 30, 2014