Waterside Inn on the Beach

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

Overview of Waterside Inn on the Beach

Waterside Inn on the Beach

2.0 star property
Beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Sanibel Island Southern Beach

8.4/10 Very good

933 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
Map
3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL, 33957
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Bike hire
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Sanibel Island Southern Beach - 19 min walk
  • J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge - 1 min drive
  • Periwinkle Way - 4 min drive
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center - 10 min drive
  • Sanibel Island Northern Beach - 11 min drive
  • Bowman's Beach - 12 min drive
  • Causeway Islands Park B - 12 min drive
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse - 13 min drive
  • Causeway Islands Park A - 13 min drive
  • Turner Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 44 min drive

About this property

Waterside Inn on the Beach

When you stay at Waterside Inn on the Beach, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Bowman's Beach and Sanibel Island Lighthouse. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Also, this hotel is within a short drive of Turner Beach. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and beach.

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 or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Monday - Saturday (8 AM - 6:00 PM) and Sunday - Sunday (8 AM - 6:00 PM)
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 25

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, up to 30 lbs)*
  • Specific rooms only*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

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

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)
  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Fishing

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 8 buildings/towers
  • Picnic area
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Beach access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • In-room coffee
    • Parking

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50.00 (subject to availability)

Pets

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-in is available.

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

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.

Also known as

Waterside Inn Beach Sanibel
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Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very good

8.7/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Florida confort
Nice throwback Florida type of hotel. We loved it! Very reasonable cost and nice location!
Roger, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Right on the Beach!
Loved being right on the beautiful beach. Helpful front desk for local info. Great that they had lounge chairs and bicycles. Room could use a little updating; noisy air conditioner that's rusty on the outside. Rusty sliding screen door and bathroom mirror, and window slots wouldn't open. Still a good place to stay.
5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Maria, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful weekend
Very nice stay. The property is on it's own beach. Very ECO minded with sea turtles laying eggs there.
Paul, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sweet little place
This is a quite little place. Protected by the surrounding properties, the wind stays low. The beach is a short walk from the back of the property. The rooms are nicer in person than in the pictures. Victoria was sweet to our little one. Would return for sure.
Adam, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay, my sister and I, was wonderful, relaxing, but not long enough to wind down our week long vacation. We will definitely be back sometime down the road. The room we stayed in had everything we needed and was very clean. We had a room with a view of the ocean and couldn't have been more happier. We will plan on a longer stay on the island so we can see Light House Point and Captiva Island as well. The overall place felt like a Southern Plantation....really beautiful and only a hop, skip and jump to the beach.
Patricia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome !
Theresa, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good experience
3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Inn!!!
Our trip was perfect from our arrival to our departure. Carol is a wonderful manager and the Waterside Inn has it all. Our check in was quick and easy. Our room was clean, spacious and the kitchen was well stocked. They provided everything we needed from beach towel and umbrellas to bikes. The grounds are clean the staff is helpful and very accomodating.
JAMES, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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