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Worn-out rooms, dirty carpets and mirrors, totally overpriced and overrated
The room was big and a nice view. I didn't like any of the restaurants, way overpriced for IHOP quality food. The restaurants were dirty.
Everything Not enough to do at night
Beautiful property. Wonderful place to celebrate 20 anniversary. The South End was rather sleepy this time of year. I would stay on the North End next time.
My boy really liked the Marina and being able to fish from the dock. I enjoyed the spacious suite, free continental breakbast. Dinner at the Captiva Inn was delicious. The property was quiet and they have a very nice beach. The jacuzzi could have been warmer.
The hotel was close to the beach and resturants. The staff was very helpful. When we got to the hotel they walked us to our room and carried our bags. The resturant on the grounds was very nice, we went for breakfest and dinner The part of the hotel we stated in was a little dated, and there were ants in our room. The parking lot was a mess, it had rained and there was standing water every where, after two days of rain it was like a mud pit! The pool area was nice, but the pool was dirty.
The beach is pristine and the shelling was great. The back three buildings on the bay side need serious upgrade. The tub drain was rusted and the grout was moldy. The A/C unit drained onto the porch and the floor was always wet.
All staff, friendly and helpful. On the premises it was only 1 or 2 minute walk to get to the pool or the spa, rest. , dock,beach. Restrooms on property all over so u don't have to go back to your room to use. Peaceful place, wonderful stay.
Hotel right next to the coast. Rooms with see view. Many facilities, like a nice swimmingpool and hot tub. They where busy with a renovation. Gives a lot of noise.
We loved our room and being able to look right out to the Gulf of Mexico! Getting to the beach was so easy because it was right there! The staff was very helpful, and friendly! The complementary breakfast each morning was a great way to start the day. We will definitely be returning to the Tween Waters! We didn't like leaving to go home!
So much to do. We were only there for one night. Would definitely return for a long weekend on the islands.
The sunsets are beautiful. The staff are very friendly The activities and food are expensive on the island
The pool, proximity to the beach and the helpfulness of the staff. Everything about our stay was wonderful.
Captiva Island is a magnificently attractive hotel in a magnificently attractive location. Also the adjacent bar/restaurant (same ownership?) was the finest meal of our 2 weeks in Florida. A more convenient (in house) location for the included breakfast in keeping with its high standards would complete the package and customer offering to a consistent high standard.
The Celebration House is a terrific facility with a central local to the beach and other islalnd acitivities. Would return. The cottage we were first booked at was right behind the K. L. Rest. so esthetically a turnoff. It was cute but a bit musty. Angie (the Mgr.) offered us a room in the Celebration House upon request. All Good than.
I liked being on the Island. The room was dingy and smelled moldy. For the amount of money I'd recommend staying somewhere else.
Good location in easy walking distance to the beach on Captiva + in direct neighbourhood to some of the popular restaurants on the island
The breakfast was excellent and ability to use beach chairs and umbrella's was good There was not a coffee machine (I did ask for it) and did not get one, The cottage was cute but shabby and needs some major repairs(bathroom) and upgrading or otherwise needs to be rated as budget/backpacking.
I like to say that I was blessed that day , upon my arrival to the captiva a lady told me that my room did not have a kitchen. I told her that my reservation said I had a kitchen. she said no and she daid that she did nto have anything else available. so she gave a room right next to the office. the room look big, mini fridge and a macrowave, but the ac did nto work . so she told me that she was going to have to give me the big room. this room it was huge, moderm kitchen and bathroom. I think the price was 500 dollars and I got it for 133 b/c the ac did not work
The location of the cottage near to the beach and restaurants was good and the provision of a fridge is a necessity. so good to have that facility. There could have been better provision of silverware eg we were not supplied with spoons for the occassional coffee in the cottage.
If you want to take time to relax and chill out, Captiva is the best place to do this. The 'cottage' Hibiscus was fine but is in need of refreshing, the bathroom particularly, however thought it was excellent value for money and a perfect location for the beach and restaurants. Thought the room could have had a better daily clean, bedding and towels were changed but no evidence of floors cleaned or any dusting done during 5 days there.
Great location on the beach. Small room and very small bathroom 1 person only. Room had light outside door that shine in the room.
Room was nice. Kitchenette was well supplied. View was breathtaking. bathroom counter top was spacious. Adored our screened-in balcony with chairs and table--it even has little hooks to hang out your wet bathing suit! Tons of hangers in the closet was really helpful. Room safe was very helpful to put wallets away when going to the beach. Pool was lovely. Pool bar was great for a drink or a snack. Plenty of pool towels for poolside or oceanside use. Could inexpensively rent umbrella and chairs for beach use. Business center let me get my boarding passes printed easily. Front desk was very nice and always helpful. Plenty of parking near our room. We did have one roach in our room, but front desk had spray and it's the only negative issue we had.. Cleaning team was mediocre. They did an okay job but not a terrific job.
Quiet and relaxing setting, Tiled room made it for a clean stay without the worries of carpet stains or oders. Updated bathroom is nice. The refrigerator and microwave are a plus for snack packing. Flat screen Television has a clear picture. Very informative and friendly staff.
Secluded beach front location. Well maintained for an older resort. The hotel is arranged so that most rooms have a view of the gulf. On site restaurant was very good.
Did not clean room very well. Leftover coffee from AM was left in pot and coffee cups were never washed out just left in bed area. The coffeemaker is located in the bathroom on the small sink counter! Yuk! Forgot to empty trash cans. Beds were obviously made in a rush. This place is definitely in need of some updating, both inside and out!!
The room was well appointed, very clean and updated. Had everything we needed, was like an efficiency apartment. Location across the street from the beach was great. Though it was too far from downtown for my wife to walk, she has very bad knees. Bed was very uncomfortable. Woke up with very sore and stiff back. When we checked out the front desk said the room had a brand new mattress. I doubt that. The person said we should have said something earlier, they would've gotten us another mattress. I had no idea they would do that.
The location was great with a beautiful view. Loved being close to the beach and having a short drive to the shops and restaurants. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. The parking wasn't very accommodating. The lot is gravel so the parking spaces aren't marked. The residents would take too much space up, so that would leave a lot less parking places. There were several times we would have to park on the other side of the hotel. The shower door wouldn't stay shut and water would get on the bathroom floor.
Condo could use an upgrade. Bathroom very small. Carpet in poor condition.
i loved Danny! He was so awesome! Did everything he could to make our stay great! Thanks! It was being renovated but that means it will just be better later
Chose this location as it was very close to the beach where we were married and wanted to return to that spot with little to no difficulty. Nothing
location and staff leaky air conditioner....water all over the balcony slow-draining sink in the bathroom sand fleas in the bed maid cleaned the coffee cups with her bare hands...no gloves....no soap...
It's a nice hotel in a great location - and the front desk staff were fantastic. Hate to go to a really nice hotel and in the room have only plastic cups wrapped in plastic for water, or to drink my coffee in a flimsy paper cup in my room.
Very clean room. Staff was very friendly. Loved that to use bicycle, umbrella and kayaks did not cost us additional money. Restaurant on premise was very good food and friendly staff. Great value for your money. Easy to get find the hotel.
facilities old, cockroaches in my room!!!!
Love, love, love Sanibel Island and Sanibel Inn. Everybody was very helpful. Front desk staff especially Eric was welcoming and helpful. I would definitely go back again and stay here. Everything
Resort was not a big fancy place, but was smaller and quieter which was perfect for myself and teenage daughter! There was a mix of all types of guests from young couples, to families and retired couples. Everything you needed was right there at the resort or a short bike ride away. We loved the availability to take out a bike any time during the day. The resort staff were friendly and always helpful. The beach was clean and full of shells, just beautiful! The pool was also relaxing when the beach got too warm. It was a nice size with plenty of chairs and a pool side bar and small cafe. We loved the trip and resort and can't wait to take the whole family back! The only negative was that if the wind was above 35 mph we couldn't use umbrellas on the beach and there was limited shade at the pool.
The staff were amazing, they endured we had everything we needed
Location, view, pool, beach, facilities, extras Our short stay
I did like the closeness to beach, also that all the amenities were included like the use of bikes, kayak, paddleboard and also a lot of beach umbrellas and chairs on the beach. Very quiet place to stay. The staff were a lit of bit rude. We were there early at12 and chech in was at 4pm and check out at 11, they did nothing to try to gave us a room earlier we wait for our room until 2pm.
Found great shells on the beach right out front. Awesome pool. Free bikes and kayaks. They set up chairs and umbrellas every morning. Love the beds and having a large fridge and oven in room. Very nice staff. Nice spot on the island.
The chairs and umbrellas on the beach where great! Always out on time! The use of their bikes was great, we used then every day! The beach was beautiful and very clean! Was disappointed in the cleanliness of the room. Upon arrival our door trim was broken, dust stuck to trim and hair from another guest. Food stuck on "clean" silverware in drawer. Walls need to be painted, dirty walls, chipped paint, mildew on curtains and a musty smell. The bikes needed some matinees, oil the squeaky parts and fix the broken baskets. Only one bike with a basket and it was broken. Not sure if we would stay again. The price would have to be quite a bit less than we paid. Stayed in many supper 8 and other Cheeper places that where much nicer.
Beautiful grounds. Close to the beach. The room was uncomfortable, air noisy, TV did not work well
My husband and I came here for our honeymoon over July 4th - it was wonderful! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They have bikes available to rent (fun!) and the rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast each morning was an added bonus! Short walk to the beach. Quiet, relaxing and homey. Fireworks were shot off from the beach on the other side of the island and it was totally worth it to take a sunset fireworks cruise - many places will pick you up right in front of the hotel (so you can avoid the tolls on the bridge).
The staff were so extremely friendly and helpful to any question or request we had. Thank you Katie for the awesome waffles...we will miss you every morning! One warning...Sanibel Island has a speed trap set at the bottom of the bridge so do NOT exceed 30 miles an hour! The is no opportunity to slow down when exiting the bridge so start braking early.
this hotel is a very small and charming place to stay.the staff is very friendly and helpful.the beach is very private and a short walk from the rooms.the rooms are very clean and quiet.the sister hotel right next door has a walking path and is larger with more amenities like a bar and restaurant.there are many small and quaint restaurants within 10 minutes driving time to choose all varieties of food so drinks and food are close and you never have to leave island.the pool and grounds are well maintained and chairs and umbrellas placed on beach for you at no cost.this is a great place for relaxing and a bargain for the price.you will be happy you stayed here,
The pool and pool area were beautiful, as was the beach. It was very quiet, room was big, and the beds were comfortable. Continental breakfast was great, and served on real tableware!! Large, screened balconies would've been great for sitting out on and enjoying the scenery if the weather had cooperated. I have no complaints about SOS, and hope to some day return.
We were not impressed with the Song of the Seas. Our floor was dirty (even after she 'cleaned' our room and our bedspread was dirty and stained. The staff was great. We loved the island.. wish our hotel would of been nice.. we would of stayed another night.
We stayed 6-1 thru 6-6-10 The staff was excellent, very nice great to talk with and helpful. Beds were not the best. We were wondering if the economy had anything to do with why they couldnt purchase a new matress. Food was OK, very convienent. Rooms were cleaned everyday. Overall a ggod place to stay.
We had a very relaxing vacation. Our room was very nice. The staff was excellent. Song of the Sea was small (30 rooms) and we met people from all over the country. We had a lot of fun shelling. Swimming, shelling, and shopping. Great time !!!
We booked this from the pictures and reviews on travelocity and it was perfect, exactly as shown and review. The staff is great and we had comp breakfast every morning plus a comp bottle of wine in our room when we arrived. Loved the screened porch.
We had the most wonderful and relaxing vacation. Song of the Sea is the perfect place for that quiet getaway, and very close to all the fun restaurants & activities on Sanibel. The staff was absolutely SUPER and attended to all our needs. The hotel is older, but very clean and well kept. The beach access is perfect from the resort - with nice chairs and umbrellas. The pool and spa was a perfect spot to rest after a day at the beach - all kept spotless. We were mostly impressed with the quiet and serenity of Song of the Sea. Loved the high quality bedding and bath items.
This was a nice quiet hotel on the beach. The location was perfect just a short distance to the lighthouse and not too far from restaurants on Periwinkle. The breakfast each morning was nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. The free bikes were especially nice and we used them everyday. The only cons were the bedroom was very small. If you are claustrophobic this could be a real problem. Also when the person upstairs used the bathroom, especially at night the sound was very loud. We found ourselves being woken several times in the night. Maybe an upstairs cottage would not have this problem. The hotel is in need of updating but it is clean. Overall, this is a nice place to stay in Sanibel.
I was more than impressed with accomodations at The Song Of the Sea. The room was always meticulously cleaned everyday we were there. The continental breakfast was great, we never left hungry. The sister resort next door had a restaurant in it which provides a diverse menu. The food was good at a reasonable price. The beach in front of the resort always had beach chairs available. Everynight we went out to catch the beautiful sunsets. We actually got to see manta rays and dolphins swimming in the water. I would definately recommend this resort to anyone that is thinking about visiting Sanibel Island.
My wife and I loved this place. Very clean, shower pressure was great, breakfast was great and did I say the place was clean. The only thing I was disappointed in was we stayed in the only section that didn't look directly to the water. Other than that, great place to stay. Chairs were put on the beach every morning. Staff was really friendly.
We had a great time in this hotel, beach was right there, a few steps. Hotel is on a quiet street but just a short drive to nice restaurants and grocery stores. Best of all this hotel had a kitchen which was very convenient for us with 8 teens.
The only thing we did not like was a lack of beach front view. But, it is more than likely our fault and we probably should have read the description more thoroughly when booking.
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I liked that we could rent bikes from the hotel, I didn't know that from other trips. The condo we rented needed some more supplies.The hotel could use more grills and perhaps more umbrella tables or comfortable chairs that can be moved around the grounds.
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Location was good for a non-beachfront motel. The bedroom had a horrible mildew smell and the shower curtain was moldy. The bedspread had blood stain on it and was not as clean as should have been.
The condo was decorated gorgeously. Apparently remodeled recently with high end finishes (marble counters, wainscoting, glass shower wall, stylish decor, etc). The place was very clean and about a 100 yard walk to the beach! Very well appointed. No
Huge room very clean older hotel No
Beautiful room(s). Surprised with room 55C. This room was more like a mini condo that colony inn rents out for the actual owners. wished we had booked two nights instead of one. No dislikes for this room.however many other rooms are smaller I heard.
Colony Resort had enough space for my family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids). It was separated from the living room & kitchen. This is minor. Enough though the space was enough, the layout was a little weird. The front door was connected to the bedroom. They should have switch the living room with the bedroom. Also the swimming pool was a bit small.
Saff had a great attitude and was very helpful, location was excelent Needs better seating , better beds. Could use updated paint in room. Needs computer station in office for printing boarding passes,directions etc...Back grass area could be better utilized possibly with a gazebo type area , seating and a barbeque area.
Location to the ocean and the wide variety of vegetation - beautiful grounds! It was great- just wished we had selected a room closer to the ocean- not their fault, ours.
This is a great place to stay. We stayed in unit #312. These are individually owned. Stay on the beach side. We ate our breakfast at Sanibel Moorings, ran around all day, came back early afternoon for time at the beach and pool, and then cooked our suppers on the grills. The beach is wonderful here. You can walk out a really long distance on the sand bar and still only be in water waste deep. We stayed in July which was off-season, so very relaxing. Also took a Kayak trip at Tarpon Bay, toured Ding Darling, and went to the shell museum. A fun trip
The staff was amazing, so accommodating and there for you when needed. Clean, Cozy Beachy rooms. was paradise :)
Location. On the beach. Seconds from the sand and water. It was clean, except things are worn and a bit outdated. Bit old and ever so slightly musty. Shows it's age in the cracked cabinets and creaky sliding doors.
My husband and I got married on Sanibel Island 7 years ago. We were in Florida with our kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc and my husband and I thought, why not take a night and a day and go back for a visit to our favorite place. We found Waterside Inn online and the price and location was perfect! When we arrived, the staff at the front dest/office were WONDERFUL! The beach was right there-just down the steps from our room. We only got a hotel room but, next year we will hopefully get one of the idyllic looking cottages. Needless to say, we will be back.
Friendly staff, location, quaint. Weekend was too short!
We stay at the Anchor Inn every time we come to Sanibel Island. We absolutely love it there. Friendly staff, pet friendly. I stayed there with my daughter and 2 dachshunds. Good value for your money. They bend over backwards to make sure we are comfortable during our stay. We stayed for a week this time. Discovered the washer and dryer for us to use also! That was a big plus! Nice little area to wash your seashells and a pool also! Horseshoes, bikes are all available too! Great place to stay. Can't wait to go back!
The shuffle board game because we had never played it before. The ants on the sink and table. Tiny shower that made me feel like I was back k at my locker room in high school.
We stayed in one of the A-frame cottages -- LOVED it! Totally cute and roomy. Everyone felt instantly at home, even our dog! With the full kitchen we only went out to eat once, which saved money. The staff was great, very helpful and friendly. The pool was heated to a nice temperature -- even I got in it, and I'm a wuss if it's even a little bit cool. It was actually warm. Beaches are within driving distance of about five minutes. We rented a fishing pole and had a blast. Great family memories and I hope we can make Anchor Inn & Cottages an annual family getaway. Although the cottage was pretty clean and tidy, it could have been a bit more clean. There were what looked to be dead bugs on top of the cabinets, which are clearly visible from the loft bedroom. Also, the ashtray outside on the railing of the loft bedroom's porch was full of cigarette butts.
It was near the Community House where we worked at the shell show 3days. Easy to drive to. Toilet too Low without any grab bars. Not enough shelf space in bathroom. No small packets of shampoo. Having to take care of putting towels in container, then having to get clean ones out for use the next day. We used the coffee pot and coffee was not replaced for the next day. TV control was lousy. No list of channels we could get on TV. Had to ask for a hair dryer. We were not informed that we had to ask. The on and off switches on the lamps. Had trouble reaching down to find the switch that was on the wire. Had to ask for someone to come in to make beds, but they never emptied the trash cans.
Great location! Steps from the beach...hotel has an old Florida feel which was very nice.Staff was great, very helpful during check in (room was ready well ahead of time) and gave great suggestions on where to dine. Parking can be limited...it didn't cause a problem...but could be an issue....other than that it was a great stay!
Proximity to beach, personalized attention from owners.
Location & Staff Smell of the cottage
Good location, quiet Kind of overpriced, cottage had no screened area, nothing fabulous