Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 250
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ms1969 Relaxing, restful place
We recently stayed here and it was a clean place with great staff. Loved the tiki bar by the pool and the access to the beach. The beach is shallow for the ocean and had very minimal waves so great for all kids. The rooms were very small and simple for the price but clean and modern. Tiny fridge and tiny microwave hidden in the tv stand cupboard. There is a restaurant on site that is convenient and good food but adds an extra couple hundred dollars to eat there per day for a family of four. I would stay here again but would bring a cooler with food or plan on going off site to eat possibly. Or find a condo for the same price that has a kitchenette so you do not have to eat every meal "out".
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rogtormas Nice Pool Area and Beach Access
Spent a week at Holiday Inn Sanibel and had a great time with my family. We particularly enjoyed the pool and beach access. My son had fun playing outdoor ping-pong and tennis. Property is well maintained and staff is courteous and helpful. Rooms are a little small but clean and comfortable. Only real negative was the Starfish Grille. We only ate one meal there, breakfast. The service was extremely slow even though there were only a few people in the restaurant. Food was also not that great. My recommendation is to eat off-site as there are plenty of choices close by. All in all we had a good time and enjoyed our stay.
April 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sara54161 Great location and comfortable bed
overall, we had a great stay at the holiday inn on Sanibel island. One day it rained, I tried multiple spots to find tea and then a tea bag with no success. Food service was a little slow at all locations, but typical for the island. To make this a 5 star experience, I would offer tea bags in the room and some type of pastry with the complimentary coffee in the lobby for those early rising individuals. Service at the Tiki bar and the restaurant could be a little quicker.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Savannahsmiles4u Another Perfect Stay
My husband and I stay here about once a month. Each time the experience is the BEST. Staff here always goes the Extra mile. Especially Paulette! Special thanks also for going the extra mile is Claudia, David and Jesus! Thank you all for making our stay so nice! Grounds are always neat and clean. Rooms clean. Couldn't ask for more. Looking forward to our next visit!
March 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ethan's dad great service coupled with a solid room
this was my third stay in the past year and I would recommend the property to others. the rooms are clean and nicely furnished except for the safe in the room that was rusted and didn't have a key.
the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. In particular, Dave at the front desk was very pleasant yet very professional.
March 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LeBob Don't waste your money!!!
Hotels looks nothing like online pictures. This place is stuck in the 70's. The only nice thing about this place is the beach. The room was terrible. Hasn't been updated in decades. The Tiki Bar was located next to the pool. My husband and I couldn't hear each other talk because of the screaming and running kids. Half of the bar stools had little kids in them. Everytime anyone entered or left the bar area the metal gate slammed. It became very annoying. This place was over priced for what we got!!!!
March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sunseeker 01 10th year in a row!
We were back to Sanibel from the Great White North for the 10th year in a row. We always stay at the Holiday Inn. It is conveniently located, right on the beach, provides beach chairs and umbrellas, and the rooms are clean and comfortable.
The staff really made us feel welcome, many have been there since we started going! Victoria does an amazing job keeping the chairs on the beach sorted out and ensuring that everyone was comfortable. Richard was always friendly and helpful with chairs and umbrellas in the morning (though the hotel needs more umbrellas), and Besley was kind enough to let us finish our wine on the beach at the end of the day. Thanks to all of these individuals for making our stay so great. Also, thanks to the dolphins for coming to visit us every day, and joining us on our walks up the beach.
New this year, the waiter from the bar came around and was taking orders from guests on the beach. This is a great idea.
Only negative is the cost. Sanibel is an expensive place to visit, I guess that is part of what keeps is to special.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SoozyQ Property is very clean. Relaxing atmosphere! Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Everything was great. The only thing I would change is have the outside bar open longer and maybe have some fireplace chat tables to sit around on chilly nights by the pool. Would definitely stay there again! The beach chairs and umbrellas are very nice!
March 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tribaby Nice property in a lovely setting
Very clean. On par for the price, everything on Sanibel is pricey. The pool/bar is a relaxing and friendly environment. Rent bicycles from the hotel, it is very convenient and a fun way or see the island. I love that the hotel puts out chairs and umbrellas on the beach. You might want to grab one early or to watch the sunset.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EMAGDNIM Bang for the Buck!
I've stayed at some very high-end hotels in my life, and when we decided to take a last minute trip to Sanibel, I must admit I wasn't exactly excited to be staying at Holiday Inn.
I now must admit I was entirely wrong.
Everything about our four-night stay was beyond expectations.
While the rooms weren't lavish, they were certainly acceptable and were completely immaculate. Every day, the staff cleaned, vacuumed and remade the beds to make it look just like the first day we walked in.
The front desk was very helpful, and accommodating to all of our needs, as was the staff at the adjoining Starfish Grill.
The beach was literally two minutes from our room, and beach chairs were out and lined up every morning by 9 am, with umbrellas if you asked for one. The grounds to the rest of the hotel were gorgeous and well-kept by a friendly staff we called by name after two days.
Need something else to do? Rental bikes are on the property at very reasonable rates for an hour or a day.
What put it over the top? Having an evening flight, and having the hotel allow us an extended check out to 1 pm, and then still have access to the beach and pool and towels the remainder of the entire afternoon.
The rates were much lower than we expected to pay, which made it a great value vs. the other local hotels.
All in all, we can't wait to go back.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Have none Room cleanliness
I lost an earring and had to look under the bed, and that was definitely not cleaned. Overall we were definitely pleased with our stay there. I never did find my earring though.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joyce61 Great hotel, awesome location,short walk to beach. My mom is 89 and went to beach everyday shelling.
Really appreciated. Paulette at the checking counter and her warm welcoming smile.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grapefruit123 Great Hotel
Hotel stay was wonderful. Room so clean and staff very friendly. Very relaxing vacation. Not much to do at night but many great restaurants. We would go back again !
February 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ashcan poor food service
worst food service I have had in a long time. manager was rude, restaurant dirty and staff not well trained.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TopGum Clean and comfortable
Clean rooms, though a dated design, neat, beds were very good. Service by front desk was cordial and responsive, brought towels and washcloths very quickly.
Tiki bar was good for lunch, beautiful beach, and the service provided by the staff for chairs and umbrellas on the beach was very good.
Restaurant was good for breakfast and dinner, though some of the waitstaff were less than punctual.
To get to the second floor stairs were the only way up and down. If you have access issues, you might ask for a first floor room.
February 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pauhana Ask about Happy Hour
Our latest stay was January 31-Feb 6, 2014. We have stayed here several times over the years and love the location, along with the easy walk to the beach. New management has made several changes to the property over the last year or two. Breakfast specials and drink prices have increased with the restaurant and tiki bar remodeling -- disappointing, but no doubt more in line with other hotels. The outdoor Starfish Bar is a nice feature, but Happy Hour specials weren't well-advertised - we had to ask the bartender if there were any food/drink specials, and what the hours were. We do miss the "featured" cocktail of the day, and hope that will be brought back. All said, the staff is always helpful and the grounds are well-kept. We will be back in spring and look forward to it!
February 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cliffmcbe18 Good location
Property has a good location but is way over priced for the quality of the room.
February 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Robert P Premises need updating
The beach and location are fantastic; however, the buildings, guest rooms, bathrooms and air conditioning units need updating. The overall resort is very tired looking and the air conditioners must be turned off to sleep!!
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dan and Alice Accommadating with the Atlanta Snow Storm
Your staff and the property there were so accommadating when we couldn't fly home the last week of January. Everything was so clean and comfortable. We were a last minute reservation and you made us feel like it was a planned resort stay. Thank you so much.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ralph26030 Stayed here annually since 1997.
Very friendly and supportive staff; love this place. Highly recommended!
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by George 101 Great location
We loved this hotel. Great location on the beach. Nice pool area and bar. The beds were comfortable and the linens clean. I saw housekeeping washing windows every day! The front desk staffers were all very friendly and helpful. We could rent bicycles here and ride to nearby attractions and restaurants. The dinner we had at the on site restaurant was one of the best we had on the island. Overall a great experience. We would stay here again.
January 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HappyHarry Location and amenities are great
We had a delightful time at this location. The beach location is ideal. The food at the restaurant was horrible. We had a fish and steak dinner and both were poor quality, We intended to eat there our entire stay stay but did not go back, I informed the front desk staff as I checked out.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ma Shirl Bed was great
We had a very nice time. the location was great, there were chairs on the beach, beautiful gardens. The only problem we had was the air conditioner made a wining noise the first night, however when we called the desk early the next morning they said they would be right over. We went to breakfast and when we returned they had installed a whole new air conditioning unit, so needless to say we had a very comfortable night after that. It is an older motel, but is kept up very nice, newer mattress that was very comfortable. I would stay there again. Oh I rated the food low, but didn't know how to rate since we didn't eat at the attached restaurant.
January 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by fngtravel Beach Access Great, Room Not So Much
The property overall is average, the room is dated with mismatched furniture. There is no elevator service for the second floor, unfortunately, I missed this detail when reading the resort information. The maid service was less than expected, for example, the pool/beach towels were taken but not replenished, maid rude on the day we met her. The rates are very high for mediocre lodging but the close proximity to the ocean helps. The rate per night varies hugely, as well.
January 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rope Pleasant stay at Sanibel
It was really relaxing to stay in Holiday in Sanibel island. We really enjoyd and relaxed. House cleaning and service excellent. Heating and air condition extremely good. Pool area and beach access made us enjoy beach athmosphere and sun even it was quite cold season. I would lik to suggest that complimentary coffee desk also would include also some tea selection.
January 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jam99 Beautiful location, but expected more.
We stayed here at the beginning of a ten day trip to Sanibel and Captiva. The location is wonderful. Close to a beautiful beach. I would wake-up every morning and take my son for a walk to look for shells. The grounds are nicely maintained and the staff is friendly. However, I had problems relaxing because of the cleanliness of the room. There were literally hair clumps in the shower and blood left on the comforter. I asked for a sheet change, but they forgot to actually look at the blood stained comforter. The hair clumps were there the entire trip (in the shower, behind the door, on the floor). There was also no bathtub in my unit. We have a six month old, and this made bathing him a little challenging. The room is very dated. I have stayed in other dated hotels (husband and I travel or have traveled in the past for work), which isn't an issue as long as they are clean. I just expected more, from the room, for the price. The pool, bar, location, grounds, and ocean were very nice. I just wish the room could have been cleaned.
January 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nakita3721 Great service
Girls weekend on sanibel started out great with the Best Bloody Mary at the tiki bar!!! Wonderful staff at front desk helped us out with last minute paperwork needing to be faxed and getting in the room early. Thanks to ALL !!!! BEAUTIFUL beach!!!!
January 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Fisrt time Expected better
The attention was very bad, expected better for the price and probably you can get it in another hotel.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JL-I A marcellous week-end
Excellent hotel in its category. Well situated: close to the beach and nevertheless calm at night. The bar close to the pool and the beach was well appreciated!
December 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Prekoto Good hotel
Hotel looked bit old and expensive due to resort. But, overall everything was good and we could enjoy the private beach and shelling too. Especially the restaurant was awesome! Staff was really professional and taste was so good! I definitely will come back to the hotel for the Sanibel Island trip.
December 29, 2013