Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 255
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Savannahsmiles4u Another Perfect Stay
My husband and I have been visiting this Holiday Inn every weekend for the past few months, and each stay is better than the last! Still the BEST staff at the front desk (Paulette, Claudia, and Courtney). Always a smile, friendly, pleasant, and willing to go the extra mile! Thank you to each person working there that makes this Holiday Inn simply the BEST!!
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tschroed23 Overall a good trip
This was our first trip to Sanibel, and the Holiday Inn is usually our first choice. We are platinum members, and upon arrival we asked if we could check in early at 2, and we couldn't as our room wasn't available. We asked if we could upgrade, and the desk attendant told us we had only paid for a standard room........I mentioned we were platinum members and were usually upgraded if it was available....We were given a free one hour bike rental for being a member. We were placed in the building close to the beach, with a side view, which turned out to be fine. The room was clean, nice and the bed comfortable. There was a fridge and microwave and table which were very helpful. The beach was nice, and I was pleased that umbrellas, chairs and beach towels were at no additional cost. The no see ums were terrible around 5 p.m., even if you were covered in bug spray..So after 5, it was best to stay inside. I was unaware the bugs were so bad on the island. Overall a nice hotel, and would recommend.
October 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JimC29 Just an average motel
A good motel for a beach person
No comfortable seating outside, except around the pool area
Spent a lot of time on the wood benches.
Computer hard wire connection would not work. RM 140
Wi-Fi not protected
I normally use Hilton brand motels and never had a hold put on my credit. For a three night stay, Holiday Inn put almost $1300 hold on my Visa. Why??
Spent the night before at Best Western, Ft Myers Beach with no hold on credit.
Front desk people were very helpful.
October 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wampa13 Staff was accommodating and very friendly.
Room small...There should be a door to separate the sink/mirror area from other sleeping family members.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ecwannabe Very pleasant surprise
My wife and I really enjoyed our long weekend at the Sanibel Holiday Inn. The room was spotless and smelled fresh and clean. Our only quibble is a small one concerning the attached restaurant. We had to ask them to turn down the annoying music at breakfast so we could carry on a conversation. We will definitely be staying here again.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Savannahsmiles4u Love this Holiday Inn the Best
Repeat customer, and plan on many more visits! Beautiful landscaping, close to the beach, love the FREE lounge chairs and beach towels, and Paulette at front desk is absolutely the BEST. Always a smile, and a genuine attitude to make your stay the best. Thanks Paulette!
October 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hotel1234 Great Service
Very pleased with their friendly service overall
although wish their cleaning staff to finish up in timely matter while we were out for short while..
even we only stayed for two nights - weekend
it has meet our basic needs overall
October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RFM1 Excellent Beach-Front room
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The beach was just steps away from our room and the accommodations were excellent.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bosox4242 Mike Russi
Love this place.. I go at least once a year. I went for my 25 year anniversary. Great location, great beach love it!!!!!!!!!!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lechanna Excellent service
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. This was my 4th time at the holiday inn resort in Sanibel. Jesus, Claudia, all the front desk crew as well as the cleaning crew who work so had to keep our room clean and neat when we are at the beach are all to be commended!!! We look forward to visiting next year. Like the old motto of Holiday Inn the "best surprise was no surprise"!!
September 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by achrisfox1 Nice Weekend Getaway
We opted for a hotel right on Sanibel. The hotel is very pretty, tastefully decorated and well maintained. The grounds were constantly being cleaned and room service was punctual.
A very short walk to the beach is lined with little activities such as Ping-Pong and a ring toss of sorts. There is a Tiki type snack bar at the pool which can easily be visited from the beach and of course they accommodate the kiddies in the group.
Our room, which was just what you would expect, bed, TV table/desk and a luggage rack, was clean fresh and up to date. The hotel owned and provided beach towels along with a complimentary small beach tote were a pleasant surprise. We were located on the first floor right by the office and there was no disruptive noise whatsoever. Very peaceful and relaxing.
If you are going to take advantage of the Starfish Bar and Starfish Grille on the premises, be prepared to dig a little deep for your meal. It is more of a dining experience which we tried once. The food is very good and the staff couldn't be more attentive.
We plan to make this a regular visit.
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Timor Great weekend get away
I stayed here with a girlfriend to celebrate my birthday in September. The location was fantastic- right on the beach and close to many things on the isalnd. The property was very relaxing. We really enjoyed the tiki bar, sitting in the adirondack chairs, and sitting in the pool cabanas. The staff was always pleasant and more than helpful. The only thing I wasnt happy about was paying extra for a gulfview room that did not have a gulf view. The only thing we could see from our room was the pool. I don't know what the view was on the second floor, but first floor rooms should not be considered gulfview by any means.
September 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Daviddodo Unhelpful staff
I thought the staff at the Sanibel hotel were most unhelpful, no late check outs available to Platinum Priority Club members, the room was cleaned on the last day before we had even checked out (we were on the beach).
No balcony or patio chairs available.
No safe key made available.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vesuji Great girl's getaway.
This was our third annual girl's getaway to Sanibel's Holiday Inn.
We have always had a good experience here and I can't believe it has been "luck" each time. We have not run into any of the problems that other guests have talked about.
The rooms are decorated nicely and the bedding is very comfortable. We enjoy having the refrigerator and microwave for nights when we just don't feel like going out for a meal. The safe is nice extra touch also.
The staff has been very friendly and courteous. We stay here for about two weeks each year just to kick back and relax. We like to sleep in in the mornings and the staff are very nice about not bothering us.
The chairs and umbrellas are great and the gentleman that works down on the beach is very friendly and helpful in answering any questions we ask about the island.
The only "con" I have is that the two weeks go by way too fast, but we are already planning our fourth annual trip back next year.
Thanks to the entire staff for a great visit!
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SAS1234 Beautiful place to relax
My friend and I decided on Sanibel Island for our annual Thelma and Louise roadtrip. I was fortunate to find the Holiday Inn. The property was exactly as appeared on your website. The hotel staff made our stay very comfortable and relaxing. We did so enjoy the Tiki Bar located near the pool. I will definitely travel to Sanibel Island again.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GITANA13 Clean and confortable suite
Was incredible, good price and clean hotel... I want to come back again!!!
September 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by flwriter Calm and Relaxing Stay
We have been coming to this Holiday Inn for the last three years now. Service is excellent, the staff is friendly, the rooms are clean. My husband and I both have stressful jobs but we were finally able to relax as we floated around the pool. Walking on the beach is another favorite activity of ours. This is a great place to hang your hat for a weekend. We plan on returning again next year!
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LLOC2 convenient location
well kept hotel. convenient to many dining options including on site. close to shops. nice pool and beach
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boxer23 Great friendly service
Got everything I asked for: a room with a gulf view, room clean, staff friendly and attenttive. Labor day week end hotel was busy, pool was clean, poolside bar was outstanding. THe 5 star resurant althoug a littel pricy food was great, breakfest wasthe best meal srved in my ipioion. Beach side was the best I have seen on the island the staff kept it clean , orderly. THe umbrella man was very accommadating. I would highly reccomend this hotel to my family.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy1338 Weekend Stay
Great Service and accommodations again. The resturant still needs work. I felt they were understaffed for a long weekend Saturday. Our server was not the issue. He was great (The Frenchman).
September 5, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by gkram poor attitude and poor customer service
No upgrade to platinum member. Rude front desk personnel parking lot room. No response from management makes this shameful after placing complaint with hi management. We were assured response in 24 hours. Still no response more than a week later. Hotel near empty so no reason to not upgrade platinum member. Was told policy no platinum members get upgrade when paying with points. Hilton honors would love to have me back. Claudia front desk skills are people poor.
August 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pharmacist01 Sanibel Island Property HI
The room is very, very small...the decor has not been updated in many years. The phone is the room is from 1987. The restaurant was nice, the food was good and the staff was great. The rooms need to be improved and upgraded to the level that HI is attempting to portray throughout the US. Overall the property is in good condition but I would not stay there again because of the room size. There was no exercise facility on site.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raqi305 Awesome Accommodations
I recently stayed here on a girls' weekend; and, this hotel is awesome. It is on the beach and the rooms are a great size. I especially enjoyed the hammock just before the beach. Both the Star Tki bar and the Starfish Grill were great! Looking forward to my next stay.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peachy55 Vacation oriented
I had a small family reunion in Sanibel at another family condo, but the majority of us stayed at your Holiday Inn. Perfect accomodations. Best Holiday Inn I have ever stayed at. I would definitely stay with you again. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable!!!
August 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnyBoy15 Adequate
The room seemed nice and clean. The greeting at the front desk seemed indifferent. I didn't eat there despite my discount coupon. let's see, 10% off of $12 pancakes? Nope, not worth it.
Continental breakfast? None to be had.
Nice location on beach.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1FloridaTraveler Relaxation
We like visiting Sanibel and stay at the Holiday Inn Resort. We weren't able to make it last year but when we arrived, it was nice to see some updates. It was nice to see the updates to the bathroom and some furniture updates. The tiki bar has been updated as well and it was nice to see. As always, the staff was friendly and attentive. A nice, relaxing stay. If you want to just unwind, soak up some sun and feel the warm waters of the Gulf, this is the place to stay. This was our 4th or 5th year and we look forward to the return visit.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bergy Property
Great location on the beach, umbrellas and chairs available for our use and plenty of them. We will visit again!
August 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pafau Very nice place to stay
We choose a frontbeach room: it was great! The room was nice and newly remade. The swimming pool has a bar. The hotel is on the beach. Sun chairs and sun umbrellas are at guest disposition on the pool and on the beach...that's great! The staff should just be attentive no to let ouside people use the hotel chairs on the beach! It' already hard to get one...
But our stay was pefect.(maybe the AC a bit noisy...)
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BBDII Relaxing
Had a room with of the ocean and overlooking the pool. Exactly as I expected. Room was clean and the staff friendly. The pool and ground area were well kept as well. The restaurant really needs work on the food quality.
August 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Adi77 Nice place - not so nice staff
Nice place and location. We only stayed for one night as a little get away on my husband's birthday, so we didn't get to experience everything, but from that little time we spent, we have a bad experience to share. It was at the pool bar. We checked in around 5:30 pm and after leaving things in the room we went to the pool. My husband decides to go to the bar to get a drink, but that didn't happened. The bartender never made it to him during the 20mins he waited, and it wasn't that busy. He went twice to take care of the people on the other side of the bar and three times to the one on the center, spent time making some numbers and never asked my husband what he wanted. Of course, my husband got upset and left. We thought about writing a complain at the front desk, but we didn't want to keep ruining our night beacuse of that, and decided to have fun instead.
August 16, 2013