Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 550
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 No frills great beach hotel - But the food was bad
I was quite pleased with almost everything except the food and the lobby computer. There was a sign on the computer limiting its use to printing boarding passes only - Very strange. The beach was great with ample chaise lounges and beach towels. Don't expect powdery sand because this part of Florida is not for bare feet - tons of shells. The room was cheery, clean, modern and had outside entrances so your car was quite close to your door. The layout of the rooms is typical 1960's Holiday Inn, but I liked that because it added to the overall laid back atmosphere of the Inn. This hotel only has 98 rooms which meant fewer amenities but for me it was perfect because my main interests were a great room, the beach and the pool. There's a great Jerry's supermarket just minutes away, and it has a restaurant inside the store.
November 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randall12345678 Holiday Inn Hotel? No, Motel
This Holiday Inn uses an old, outdated cheap motel layout. The rooms are small, the bathrooms are microscopic. The bed was less than comfortable. There was a lot of stagnant water around the pool, it smelled like raw sewage. The electricity was lost a few times during our stay. For you light sleepers, the AC units are VERY loud and runs non stop. In addition to the noise generated by the AC, these motel rooms use dehumidifiers that rival the sound of a jet engine. The biggest peeve, this Holiday Inn couldn't care less about my Spire Elite status, no late check out was granted. If you're looking for a great island stay, avoid this property. As a Spire Elite I am absolutely disgusted with my stay.
My fiancé and I had dinner at the Starfish Grille, other food was FANTASTIC, and our French waiter was awesome!
November 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jackie546 Beach Getaway
Great location, good value, wonderful access to beach with clean pool and nice deck area. Adequate parking which is always an issue on Sanibel Island
November 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greyfox11 Freindly Staff
This place is not Holiday Inn quality. You should plow it under and start over. You probably paid little money for it and are trying to make it into a First Class hotel. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
November 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fogt4443 Great Motel but . .
We have stayed at this mote for many years. This is a nice place to stay and the grounds are beautiful and well kept. My only complaint is the Tiki bars choice of food and the beer prices way to high even on happy hour. They also tack on 18% gratuity on the beer so be careful before you tip them any additional.
November 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shell Seeker18 A Tropical Delight
This is the third time we have stayed at the Holiday Inn Sanibel Island and it gets better and better. They have continuously updated the rooms so that the colors are tropical and the beds and pillows are comfortable. The bath products, coconut and verbena, add to the tropical atmosphere. The best part, however, is the location right on the beach on the Gulf side. When I walked the beach each day, my husband lazed in the hammocks that are tied in between the palm trees. When we wanted to sit at the beach, complimentary lounge chairs were provided. There was a tropical bar adjacent to the pool and bicycles were available for rent to travel around the island.
The front desk personnel were friendly and helpful.
We look forward to returning next year.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Funtimer Quiet space
This was a great place to relax and chill out. Very quiet place and right on the beach.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jobro Beach wedding honeymoon
Your staff at the tiki bar, maintenance men, Norm, Joe the bartender and all the front desk staff were over the top friendly. They made us feel so comfortable.
November 13, 2015