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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

3-star3 stars
1451 Middle Gulf DriveSanibelFL33957United States of America

Family Sanibel condo with kitchen
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  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Beautiful beach
Great pool
Fantastic service
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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

from €212
  • Condo, 1 Bedroom (Island)
  • Condo, 2 Bedrooms (Coastal)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Island Suite)
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed (Sundial Studio)
  • Condo, 1 Bedroom (Coastal)
  • Luxury Condo, 2 Bedrooms (Island Residence)
  • Luxury Condo, 2 Bedrooms (Grand Coastal Residence)
  • Luxury Condo, 2 Bedrooms (Grand Gulf View)

About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

The beachfront Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is located on Sanibel Island in Sanibel, Florida, 1.5 miles from Sanibel Historical Village and Museum, 2.5 miles from Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum, and 6.7 miles from J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

Hotel Features.
The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is popular with families. The northern portion of Sanibel Island is a national wildlife refuge, where guests can rent kayaks (included in resort fee), arrange dolphin-watching tours, or take the kids to the aquarium and petting pool. Supervised childcare/activities are also available.

Resort amenities include 6 tennis courts (access included in resort fee) and 5 heated outdoor freshwater pools. Watersport equipment rentals are available on the mile-long pristine beach, adjacent to the resort. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are also included within the resort fee. The resort's 6 HydroGrid® tennis courts are supported by a pro shop and a staff of tennis professionals. Tennis programs are offered for guests of all ages. A fitness center, full service spa, and DVD rental machine are also on site.

Dining options include a casual breakfast restaurant offering Gulf views. A poolside bar offers frozen drinks and light fare, open for lunch, dinner, and sunset happy hour.

Business amenities include a business center, wireless Internet access, and 12,000 sq feet (1,114 sq meters) of event space. Event facilities consist of a ballroom, exhibit space, conference rooms, and banquet facilities. Guest parking is complimentary. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a smoke-free property.

Spacious, air-conditioned accommodations at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa offer furnished, private, and screened balconies or patios with views of the beach, garden, or ocean. The fully equipped kitchens come with full-sized refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, small appliances, cookware, dishes, and utensils. They also have individually decorated and furnished living areas with sofa beds (upon request). Amenities consist of TVs with cable channels including HBO, DVD players, wireless Internet access (included in resort fee), and free local calls. In-room safes are provided. Some rooms have washers and dryers. All rooms are non-smoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 200 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Waterslide
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Spa tub
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 11
  • Conference space size (feet) - 12,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Sea Breeze Cafe - This beachfront restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Turtle's Pool & Beach Bar - This beachfront restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Slice of Paradice - This poolside restaurant specializes in pizza and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Shima Japanese Steakhouse - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Open select days.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis lessons on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Sundial
  • Sundial Beach Sanibel Island
  • Sundial Sanibel Island
  • Sundial Beach
  • Sundial Beach Resort
  • Sundial Beach Resort Sanibel
  • Sundial Beach Sanibel
  • Sundial Resort
  • Sundial Beach & Golf Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Sundial Beach And Golf Resort
  • Sundial Beach Hotel

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 75.00

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 for adults and USD 8.00 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sundial Beach Resort & Spa


  • On the beach
  • Gulfside City Park - 32 min walk
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center - 39 min walk
  • Dunes Golf and Tennis Club - 43 min walk
  • Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Sanibel Public Library - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • BIG Arts Center - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum - 3 mi / 4.9 km

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal) - 67 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 528 reviews

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Very Good8.0
Great resort
Beautiful place. Lots of amenities. Good for families. Great beach. A little pricey
Deborah, us1 night trip
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
We loved our stay! This was our third trip to Sundial and it was great! The facilities are clean, safe and well-maintained. The housekeeping is exceptional. The only downside is that there are so many children in the pools it is hard to find a relaxing place to swim. It would be nice to have an adults only pool and it would also be nice to get the towels at the pool instead of going all the way to the activity center every day. We really enjoyed our rooms the last two years. This year we stayed in G-305. The décor is a lot fresher and more updated. Thank you.
Carol J, us4 night trip
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
I felt like the condo we stayed in was a little in the dingy side- the curtains and couch appeared dirty and the walls could use a fresh coat of paint. The drawers smelled so I didn’t put my clothes in them. The kitchen was equipped with all the basics needed to make a meal. My understanding is that the condos vary greatly, so everyone may have a different experience. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the Sundial. The resort is right on the beach and offers numerous amenities for its guests including tennis, shuffle board, bike rentals, beach chairs/umbrellas, kayaks/paddle boards, and more. They would not extend our 11 am check out to even 12 pm making it difficult to enjoy the beach/pool the day we were scheduled to leave.
Carol, us3 night trip
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Lovely visit to Sanibel!
Overall, we had a fantastic stay. The amenities were excellent, with attentive, helpful staff. We even received an upgraded condo, which was a fantastic bonus during spring break! The condo was well appointed with nice furniture, washer/dryer and a generous kitchen. I will say that the bedrooms could stand to have the carpet cleaned, if not replaced and the sheer drapes in the master suite were dirty...they should be either cleaned or replaced. We most certainly would consider returning to Sundial again!
Susan, us5 night trip with friends
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Beautiful resort and beach, areas for quiet and activities; condo was outstanding- only downfall was poor tv reception
A Traveller, us4 night trip

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