Waterside Inn

3033 West Gulf Drive Sanibel FLSanibel Island33957USA
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About Waterside Inn

Offering three star comfort, and just a five-minute walk to the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, this hotel overlooks the awe-inspiring Gulf of Mexico.

Each of the 27 air-conditioned and colourful guest rooms boast Gulf views from the private balconies, and include a fridge, microwave, TV and DVD player. Condos add a rooftop deck in a three-story building.

This resort offers an outdoor pool, shuffleboard courts and a private beach with beach umbrellas. Gas barbecues are available at Waterside Inn, and the front desk offers bike rentals and a free morning newspaper.

Unwind with a coffee at the on-site coffee shop, then head to breakfast at the Waterside Inn Beach Sanibel Island's in-house café. There are many small cafes and restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner.

Located right on the water front, Waterside Inn is within a 30-minute walk to Gulfside City Park, and the Sanibel Historical Village and Museum.


3033 West Gulf Drive Sanibel FL, Sanibel Island, FL, 33957, USA
Telephone: +1(239)4721345 | Fax: +1(239)4722148 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Easy access to beach

With the beach as your front yard, this location is ideal for guests who love to soak up the sun all day. Many visitors head for the beach after breakfast and pack a lunch basket for the day. If you have some time left in the afternoon, there is an array of unique gift shops close by too.

Absolutely gorgeuos

So many travellers said they loved just about everything about this place. The rooms were clean and well-equipped with excellent amenities, the overall vibe is relaxing, and you will be surrounded by palm trees giving you a taste of the tropics.

Great for families

With activities like exploring the island, the proximity of the ocean, and the availability of bikes and fishing poles, this is the perfect spot for the entire family. Guests said they got that Old Floridian feel, and could not help wanting to come back every year.

Negative Reviews

Some maintenance problems

Noisy air-con units, faulty plug sockets and a few rusty appliances are some of the complaints received from guests. Other guests found that the bathroom doors didn't close effectively. Nevertheless, the Inn did offer excellent room prices and guests appreciated the savings.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1291 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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    8.5 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 1291 reviews