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Waterside Inn on the Beach

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Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Waterside Inn on the Beach

Waterside Inn on the Beach

2 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanibel Island Southern Beach19 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanibel Historical Village and Museum5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBailey - Matthews Shell Museum6 min drive
  • AirportFort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.)44 min drive

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About this area

Sanibel

Located in Sanibel, Waterside Inn on the Beach is on a private beach. Sanibel Island Lighthouse is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Sanibel Island Southern Beach and Bowman's Beach. Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum and Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sanibel Island Southern Beach - 19 min walk
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum - 5 min drive
  • Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater - 5 min drive
  • Sanibel Public Library - 5 min drive
  • Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Southwest Florida Intl. Airport (RSW) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

  • Traditions on the Beach — 4 min walk
  • The Sandbar — 9 min walk
  • Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant — 3 min drive
  • Over Easy Cafe — 4 min drive
  • George and Wendy's Seafood Grill — 4 min drive

About this property

Waterside Inn on the Beach

On a private sand beach, near Sanibel Island Southern Beach
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 27 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards.
Waterside Inn on the Beach offers 27 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Kitchens offer refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.

This Sanibel hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 50.00

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (8 AM - 8 PM) and Sunday - Sunday (8 AM - 7 PM)
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, private entrance

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night
Dogs and cats welcome
Up to 30 lbs
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25 years old
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served at this property
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Waterside Inn Beach Sanibel
Waterside Inn Beach
Waterside Beach Sanibel
Waterside Beach
Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
Waterside On The Beach Sanibel
Waterside Inn on the Beach Hotel
Waterside Inn on the Beach Sanibel
Waterside Inn on the Beach Hotel Sanibel

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4.3
Excellent
Rating 5 - Excellent. 397 out of 754 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 235 out of 754 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 78 out of 754 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 28 out of 754 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 16 out of 754 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
AC not working correctly, long long night. Never again and when told while checking out you would think they would at least say were sorry, but no!!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the handiness of the location... the room was comfortable and the proximity to the beach... UNBEATABLE!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and quiet. Friendly desk staff. Laundry facilities good. Great being on the beach!!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
If you go to beautiful Sanibel Island, you will not be dissatisfied at The Waterside Inn. The manager Carol is great. Melissa is very pleasant. Both young ladies will ensure your stay is enjoyable. My wife and I have been to Sanibel Island over 60 times. Waterside is the only place we have stayed the last 10 years. There are cottages, hotel rooms and condos. My suggestion is a cottage. You will not be disappointed. A beach vibe abounds! Extremely comfortable king sized beds and the cottage is very clean. The cleaning staff is very friendly and will take the time to make you comfortable. Make sure you understand the operation of the televisions when you check in. The WiFi is great. The grounds are kept immaculate, the pool is delightful and the Gulf of Mexico is fantastic. If you go to Sanibel Island and stay at The Waterside Inn, you have made the right choice.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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Stayed 4 nights in May 2021