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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.
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.
The room was updated and clean. The inn is located in a central location on the island so we didn't have a far drive to places on either end of the island. It was also nice being on the water. Not much shells on this access spot; would recommend Bowmans beach for that. There was lots of parking so did not have any issues finding a space. Although updated with granite countertops, the bathroom was tiny and hard to maneuver in; and I am a petite woman. It would have been nice if beach chairs and umbrellas were included like most of the other hotels.
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!!
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.
Great location on the beach. Small room and very small bathroom 1 person only. Room had light outside door that shine in the room.
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.
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
Condo could use an upgrade. Bathroom very small. Carpet in poor condition.
The staff were amazing, they endured we had everything we needed
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.
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.
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...
facilities old, cockroaches in my room!!!!
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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).
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 !!!
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.
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.
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 room and the staff. Construction late morning after arrival in hallways. It was very loud and no warning.
Loved the oceanfront suite, great view, full kitchen(not used though),room comfortable, balcony with fabulous sunsets, chairs and lounger, 2tv's, Staff very nice and helpful. Sent us champaign for our second honeymoon. Tiki bar very friendly, great view of sunsets. Will go again.
Nice weather and location The ice machines location
Beach front had pool and restaurant The rooms were out dated factily was old
We enjoyed our stay, the beach was a short walk from our room. The sunsets were so beautiful! Wish there was a microwave in room
The efficiency room was nice with a suitable kitchenette and very nice bathroom. Would definitely consider staying there again. Double beds could be improved to queen or single king option. We understand they will be renovating this fall.
Location Was never informed that there was construction going on right next to our room. They claimed they sent an email out to everyone, which I never got, yet I was even there in person a couple weeks prior to our stay to upgrade our room and at that time there was no construction going on and was never told there would be. We have a 3mo. that kept being woken up with all the noise. No cable the fist night. No internet the entire stay until the couple of hours the last day. Was told it was an island wide problem, yet the resort next door had working internet during the time they did not??? The toilet wouldn't flush unless you held the handle down for 30 sec. There were ants all over the kitchen. When I notified the staff about all these issues, rather than providing good customer service I was treated like, "oh well, nothing we can do about it" and got the feeling like I was being treated without respect because I booked through a deal site and not directly as if that didn't make me a true guest. Not once did any of them even apologize for the conditions. I would definitely not recommend this place to anyone. Ever!
Great place all a round!
They always seem to want to make sure your stay is enjoyable and worry free. Lack of late night activities.
The beach was absolutely gorgeous and so weren't the facilities. For an old building it has been taken care of wonderfully. The beach, Tiki bar, pool, breakfast buffet all great! No complaints!! Would return without hesitation! The only thing I thought was weird is the fact that the toilet paper holder in our room was so low to the floor that the paper hung on the floor, but for an older building that's not too bad.
The Tiki Bar was incredible, all made possible by the bartenders...Kimberly, Jim and Kevin. They were a blast! The patio was a great place to group up and re-live memories.
The proximity to the beach Staff is pleasant Tiki Bar No music after 8pm on Friday night or after 5pm on Saturday Outrigger really needs a bigger pool or a second one
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Very clean and a great location to the beach, you can't see the ocean from here but it is a very short walk to it. Our room was super BASIC very old, could use some updated items and paint, It was very clean, and great service on clean daily towels.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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.
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.
I actually picked on line because it had tile floored rooms available, but was pleasantly surprised for more than one reason. The price was excellent, actually the cleanest place I've stayed so far in Sanibel, lovely grounds - enjoyed lounging and reading in the hammock under the palms, and very short walk to the beach. The staff was very helpful also. I'd definitely stay here again.
Clean, friendly and close to the beach. The restaurant and gift shop were very pricey so we chose to not make use of them. The poolside bar had fabulous cocktails and great burgers that we enjoyed a lot.
Great location Beautiful grounds that have a lot of potential if properly maintained Poorly maintained. Ponds are all neglected. Air conditioning is old and very noisy. Interior needs updating and maintenance. "24 hour Coffee" that's cold most of the time. This hotel would be awesome if it was updated and well maintained.
Beach Mosquitoes. Lots of mosquitoes
Just very peaceful and quiet. Everybody went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as can be, and I think them for it.
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
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.
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.
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.
We like all about, location, room, amenities ... If you are not a independent person, this hotel it's not for you... it's no one around the hotel to ask, like others hotels were basically you need to say "hello" to everyone were you move around the propriety, it's more the feeling of renting an apartment. But this don't bother me it all, to me.
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.
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.
Beautiful grounds. Close to the beach. The room was uncomfortable, air noisy, TV did not work well
Location, view, pool, beach, facilities, extras Our short stay
My mother and step father booked a vacation here and we drove down from St Petersburg to see them. We only stayed at the resort for 2 days/1 night. We had a wonderful time and the resort was amazing. The room was clean, comfortable and very inviting. The staff was very friendly, and attentive. I have worked in the hospitality industry as a security manager for several years and I was extremely impressed with the pink shell. I will be returning here for another stay in the future.
We loved the one bedroom villa with the full kitchen and amazing views of the beach and marina. The resort had everything you would want right on property. Loved that you could take the bus/trolley to the downtown area of Ft Myers beach. The bellman were the most helpful and nice guys! Any questions we had they were more than accommodating. We went fishing with Mike and LOVED every minute of it. We did the back bays and it was perfect. The waves are not big in the back bays so you do not need to worry about sea sickness. We also did the dolphin wave runner tour with Garret that was on property. It was one of the best tours we have ever taken. They let you go fast and also bring you right up close to the dolphin and manatees. I would recommend this resort for people traveling with kids.
Friendly staff, location, sun.............
Rooms were great, views were beautiful, friendly staff! And breakfast was free & very tasty!
Paddle boards and kayaks are included. Wristband gets you everything. No need to carry a wallet.
Loved, loved this location. The resort was top notch. I loved the oceanfront villa's. The one we stayed in was 1 bedroom, with full kitchen, washer/dryer. The breakfast buffet at Jack's was including each morning. Wonderful assortment of all breakfast items. Beach chairs and umbrella were definitely a plus! They had activities going on during the day (although we did not partake) we were there just to relax. The walk into the pier and downtown area was not too far. Maybe about 15 minutes on the beach. Beautiful sunsets, great accommodations overall! The coffee ~ was a bit bitter tasting. Otherwise top notch!
Everthing about the hotel. was great. i want to take the mattress home with me it was cloudy
Our stay at the Pink Shell was top notch. Wonderful staff, great rooms and good value. We have a young family and stayed in the Captiva Villas, perfect set-up. Will be coming back in the future!
The location is perfect. It's nice that the umbrellas and chairs are included. The three pools were nice, too, so that families, children, and adults can have their own space. Neil, a security guard there, was extremely personable. They let you stay after check-out to enjoy the amenities which is great! The main lobby is beautiful. I loved the giant checker board and the fact that there was an arcade. The room was pretty expensive for what it was. The patio and view was great and the kitchen for extended stays is nice, too. But for a one night stay, it was pretty pricey. Not to mention that there were 3 of us, so we had to pay $17 for one breakfast (which was a great buffet, but our third person should have been included, especially for what we paid for the room). It was a little confusing navigating the 3 different buildings, especially when first arriving and parking. I wish there were some pool toys available, but it seemed like they tried to charge you for everything they could.
We had a wonderful time as a couple. Our sweet had 2 balconies overlooking the ocean and we enjoyed sitting on our lanai watching the sunset. Service was excellent! We will definitely be coming back with our little ones! It took a while to get a hold of someone at the reception desk when we had a question. But that was it.
The staff was the friendliest and most professional across the board. Private loud company party at the pool.
Great location. Good food in restaurants. Friendly staff. Building could use a facelift. Have been there twice and had a great time. Will go back again.
View of the water and the beach. Room was fairly large. Very. Noisy all night long - loud music played until midnight. Room next store had people talking very loud until 3:30 am. Could not sleep at all.
The fact that we were on the beach was nice We had ants and knats in our room and that made me certain that I won't be returning.
Been there 3 times. It's the party center of the beach.
Live bands every night, noisy until 1:30 - 2 am.
Forget a quiet getaway- Way too noisy. Playing loud music until midnight and noisy party pool area. Great if you're 21, but skip it otherwise
Music to loud late at night. I don't mind the music but it sucked
Infested with all different kinds of bugs
I had a good time. I wish the A/C was colder but other than that good view, the staff was very pleasant. Love the roof top restaurant. I would recommend to friends and I will be there again.
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.
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.
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.
Friendly staff, location, quaint. Weekend was too short!