Great location on the beach in Sanibel
Posted Jan 12, 2017
Very nice large one bedroom suite (big enough to live in with full kitchen, screened in balcony, separate powder room etc) with ocean/sunset views located right on the beach. It seemed at first like a destination resort where one could just stay and not leave until it was time to go home. There is a lovely (small) pool with an awesome bar and cookout. The Chef there is totally the star of the place offering a large range of hot food to eat by the pool and even tasty healthy wraps which was a lovely treat instead of the usual holiday fattening burger and fries. There was also a separate baby/toddler pool. We only stayed one night as we were doing a driving trip around Florida for the holidays, but we are not ones for just hanging around a hotel. There were two things that frustrated me about this resort: there was NO room service (we had to collect the food ourselves from the restaurant which can be a little inconvenient when you have two small tired and cranky children) and they also don't serve breakfast. Shocked that the waitress in the restaurant there couldn't even point us in the direction to drive to get breakfast.
Great location for cycling to the Lighthouse... Bicycles of all shapes and sizes can be rented out (for a small fee) from the hotel. Please note the lighthouse is further than you think! The map is a little deceiving. At least we got a good workout.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 17, 2017 by Team Casa Ybel, Hotel Management
Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your feedback and are proud to inform that we are serving breakfast daily Monday through Saturday and Classic Sunday Brunch at our Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant. We hope you'll join us again and stay a little longer to enjoy all the wonderful things Sanibel has to offer. Warm regards from the team at Casa Ybel Resort.