Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 396
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by paedagogus not a resort by any stretch of the imagination
The Holiday Inn on Sanibel Island bills itself as a resort. That is certainly a stretch. Here is why:
-- Although there is a pool (small) and a seating area around the pool, there is no jacuzzi.
-- There is no workout room in the hotel.
-- The rooms are extremely small. No desk. No chairs to sit in. No closet. Only 2 drawers.
-- The lighting in the room is terrible.
-- There are very few electrical outlets.
-- There was a very small fridge and microwave in the room, but only a tiny tiny table to eat at.
-- The heating/air conditioning is controlled by a separate very noisy unit in each room.
-- The cleaning service is not great. We had 2 burned out light bulbs in the bathroom area and nobody every noticed or replaced them.
-- Bathroom is divided into two parts: sink part and shower/toilet part. The sink part is really part of the bedroom.
All in all, this room was no better than an ordinary room in any ordinary HOliday Inn where the room does not come with a resort price.
Overall, very poor value for the money,
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mmaxwell Great Spot
Really enjoyed stay and accommodations of Holiday Inn
March 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackie98702 Great place, but bring your own umbrellas
Great location and hotel. The only problem is not enough beach umbrellas. They only have 19 and you need to get to the beach by 9am to even have a chance of getting one.
March 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bosox tom Great hotel- poor restaurant
Great hotel and location- Hotel was clean and beach staff wonderful. Would recommend it to you heartily.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJRPMR Clean, comfortable room.
An older Holiday Inn that has been well cared for. Clean rooms and a great restaurant. Largest selling point is private beach access. Only bad thing to say is the price. Unfortunately, the season and location dictate that number.
March 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Happy family vacationers Comfortable bed, great service and a great location!
We had a wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn. It was close to to everything and convenient to get to. It provides easy access to the beach/gulf and has a nice pool area. It was really quiet early on in the evening - would have been nice to be able to have a place to spend time outside later in the evening. For example a patio, or maybe an outdoor bar that stayed open later. It was nice to be able to relax but just a little too quiet too early.
March 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bryan-MN Great Location
Great location near the beach. Nice pool area and a fun little bar by the pool and hotel, but the bar closes early. Not sure why it is not open later at night. I think it would be busy and popular. Room was a little musty and humid as many hotels near beach locations sometimes are. Nice hotel, but bathrooms and AC's need to be updated.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kp65 Great place to relax on the beach
We just got back to Nebraska from spending a week at the Sanibel Holiday Inn. This place is WONDERFUL. We arrived before check in time and our room was ready. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The grounds are well taken care of and very clean. No need to bring beachtowels with you because they are provided in your room and at the pool. It was great not having to scramble and find a beach chair they have plenty for the guests. Could use a few more umbrellas but not that big of deal. I would suggest adding a few more activity games such as shuffleboard or bean bag toss for kids, but hey the beach is only a few steps away. Great place for viewing some awesome sunrises and sunsets. We are already looking to book for next spring. Finally a shout out to Bobbi at the front desk and Richard who made sure the lounge chairs were out before the sun rose and was there putting up umbrellas for guests early. If you're looking for a great hotel on Sanibel this is the spot.
March 15, 2015