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1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL, 33957, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.0 / 5Excellent

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    4.2
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    4.0
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    4.2
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    3.9
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice"
It's not a hotel it's a condominium..but it was very comfortable and plenty of amenities...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 19, 2015
Jayne
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"thanks Joshua!"
we only stayed one night, but wanted to move in. Our original room was given to another family and we were upgraded. I have never been upgraded before! It was and awesome upgrade. Joshua at member services was very helpful and knowledgable about the area. There are lot of activities for kids, kayaks, bikes, great pools.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jun 18, 2015
Chris
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Expensive ripoff"
very disappointed that i paid $325.00 for a room and had to sleep in a sofa bed. Was told two beds in room and only one. In old section so was not close to activities. Would never stay there again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends May 22, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Sanibel Family Camp"
Ideal for family stays, this resort has dedicated beach chairs/umbrellas, paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, tennis courts, ping pong tables, pools, BBQ pits, shuffleboard court - all included in the cost of the room. On site is a very cool sea school with great staff. Rooms have all amenities and are comfortable. If you're meticulous you may find fault with the aging elevators, pool slide (what slide? - more like a ramp), and dated exteriors, but really folks, get with the Sanibel vibe and relax already.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip May 23, 2015
Kathleen
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Mixed emotions"
Nice hotel, nicely placed with good compromise beach vs. pool. For that price I had expected the sofa to be already prepared (as we booked for 6 persons) however I needed to go to the reception to fetch the linens and do it myself. Also, no tennis possible after 5:30pm as the tennis rep is gone, as if people would play tennis more in the middle of the day than in the evenings. Finally, my shower had only either cold or hot water, no mix to get mild water.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 9, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Sundial get away"
Overall very good. Room (H-211)needs updating. Staff very helpful. Room was clean. Bed was not real comfortable and a/c was marginal.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Apr 23, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Paradise"
Needed to get to the warmth and sunshine Sundial resort was awesome. Excellent location awesome staff and excellent food would go back in a heartbeat
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 30, 2015
ana
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fantastic get away!"
Great place to stay! Staff was exceptionally courteous and the room was super clean. Occasional wear and tear noted in the bathtub but the room was lovely. Very convenient setup and I loved how you can walk to the beach and just choose a place to relax.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Apr 23, 2015
Cynthia
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great vacation on Sanibel Island. Very relaxing!!! The Sundial was very nice, great location, beautiful beach, terrific shelling, and Sea Breezes restaurant was really nice too. The housekeeping of the condo is average. Not great, but it worked out fine. Mainly change out towels, that is about it. Check-in was fine, no issue. The pools were busy with lots of kids/families, so if you are a couple you will need to time your pool time, otherwise it gets a bit loud! The check-out was not great because we had to schlep our luggage across several buildings & parking lots to get to main building for taxi pick-up in the hot heat!! However, all in all we had a great vacation, and loved Sanibel Island and the locals. If you need a taxi, Sanibel Taxi is great and driver Cathy is AWESOME!! Great restaurants too...Grandma Dot's, Island Cow, and Over Easy Cafe were all great!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Resort was ok, not sure I would book there again."
Our room was dirty and falling apart. Tiles were loose, toilet paper holder was broken, mold on the curtains, food left behind in places that should've been cleaned. Our coffee maker was missing the coffee pot and when we called for a replacement, the coffee pot was chipped. We were there with our extended family and we were able to see 3 other units that were significantly nicer than ours. We complained to the front desk and we were told they would make a note. They did not seem eager to correct the problem. The staff seemed very nice. However, the hotel gives you a list of scheduled activities that happen each day. When we approached the activities area at the scheduled time for one of the activities, it was as if they didn't know what we were talking about and we were the first ones to ever ask to do it. I love Sanibel/Captiva, it was my 3rd time there, however I would definitely explore other options before returning to this hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2015
Mindy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Spacious accommodations."
Loved that beach shells everywhere. Coming in from that hot humid air and into a completely furnished apartment with the A/C running was heaven. The calamari at the resort was excellent!!! Want want want to do it again! Don't have any second thoughts. This is the place.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 17, 2015
Ron
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Paradise"
Room had an unexpected view of the ocean. Even though it was a studio, its was spacious. The bed was the most comfortable I've ever had in a hotel. Sheets and towels were quality also. the beach was a 2 minute walk from my door. They offered many amenities that we didn't use such as the pool, hot tub, ocean kayaks, bikes. I sat on the beautiful shell covered beach the whole time. I highly recommend this property to anyone who needs to decompress. We spent only a long weekend to celebrate my 50th birthday . I wish it had been longer and I can't wait to go back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 15, 2015
Cindy'/Anthony
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice facility, close to the beach"
Overall we were pleased with our stay. Prices for food and bar seemed high. 1 Hotdog, chips and 2 soft drinks for $11.00 seemed a bit much.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 9, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Family vacation"
We traveled with four kids and we all loved the amenities and the ease of renting the equipment. The pool/beach area were amazing and the staff was unbelievable! The only thing they could improve on was the bathroom in our condo, the mirror was small and it needs an upgrade.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night family trip Mar 27, 2015
janet
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Paradise at Sundial"
Even though the weather was unseasonably cool and windy, we had a wonderful time at Sundial. It was our second visit to the resort, the first at a private residence rental. We loved having so many pools to choose from and easy access to purchasing a bite to eat or ice cream. We loved the the use of the kayaks and bicycle rental. The staff at the bike rental were so helpful, giving us a map and directions to the lighthouse park. The beach was heavenly with shelling that's like nowhere else. There were three adults in our party but the sofabed was adequate to meet our needs. The kitchen was nicely furnished, too.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Mar 28, 2015
Christine C
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
No complaints at all. A wonderful place. Free upgrade probably helped.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 29, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel...very close to the beach."
This was a family trip. Most of the resort has been updated. Great staff, wonderful food and very close to the beach. It was very nice that all the amenities were included in the price (kayaks, paddle boards, bikes). Our condo had a pull out sofa bed that was extremely uncomfortable but other than that it was a very nice stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 18, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Peaceful and Pleasant"
We stayed here for a relaxing Sister Trip in early March. We loved being able to take the bikes out for the day, just exploring the island. Free use of kayaks is a bonus, although we discovered the waters are typically too choppy in Feb and March. The beach was never too crowded ....very relaxing just to sit and read or wander the water's edge in search of seashells (which are abundant and highlight of Sanibel Island). We loved the firepit at night and lights out at 10 pm rule at this resort. I feel like it would be the perfect place to stay with grandparents and young families, as it is peaceful, kid friendly pools, kids' activities, ping pong and corn toss, happy hour for adults, and amazing shelling on the beach for all. Close to anything else on the island.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 16, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"couples retreat"
We loved that chairs on the beach were included as well as bicycles kayaking and paddle boards. Our sheets and bedding were crisp and clean all the service staff were helpful it was a bit expensive but after such a long winter we needed the sunshine and down time
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Mar 5, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exceeded Expectations"
We chose this hotel somewhat with a hope and a prayer. It had gotten good reviews, but there were a number of less than glowing assessments which seemed to be mostly focused on the disruption caused by the recent renovations. Fortunately, the works is now done (or mostly done). The central building in now quite nice, the pools was great for the kids, and the proximity to the beach was exceptional. But the best part was our room. We had reserved a two bedroom suite, but the size and amenities in the suite were way beyond what we had hoped for. It made it so easy to return to the room, relax and prepare for our next venture (whether that be dinner or whatever). I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 28, 2015
Karl
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great place to stay!"
The location on the beach is excellent. We went shelling 5 times, and each time the area immediately in front of the resort had the best shelling. The facilities were great. The dining room (by the bar) was too small -- was quickly overwhelmed when there was live entertainment (2-man band -- great). The staff was extremely friendly, even remembered our names -- but was lacking knowledge often. Asked 3 people how best to take care of our shells once collected, to prevent stink -- the one at the recreation desk said rinse them with water (not sufficient). Another had no idea where we could wash the sand off the shells (it was too cold to go in the gulf to do so). On our last day there, we found a station designed for rinsing/cleaning the shells -- only a few feet from where the worker said he had no idea where we should go to do that.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 19, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Large Upscale Resort on Beach with Great Shells"
We stayed in unit H102 last week with a Road Scholars group studying the history of Sanibel. Families who had been coming to Sundial for years commented that major updates had been made from the year before (bike/surrey area, gym, & restaurant). Other than the minor irritation of our card keys not working unless you sweet talked to them, everything was great. Food was very good, but service was a bit leisurely for our taste. Many folks were enjoying the bikes, paddle boards, pools and hot tub. Different companies manage separate portions of the 400 unit complex. Our room was updated, but others in the group said their units were OK, not great. They just opened a little grocery store on site near the main building days before we left, which would make quick meals a snap. Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 12, 2015
Thomas B.
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice....but."
The resort was super, the beach wonderful. Our condo was OK, but on the bottom floor, screed porch facing a court yard where voices echoed from other condos.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 10, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Loved the Sundial!"
The Sundial surpassed our expectations. Our room was upgraded upon our arrival to have a view of the Gulf. It was literally steps to the beach. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay at the Sundial again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Jan 31, 2015
Laurie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, close to the beach."
Convenient, close to everything. Too many shells on the beach, and the sand is very fine.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 6, 2015
Tony
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay."
Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. Friendly, courteous staff. very clean & comfortable room, and as a bonus.....then best pizza on the island!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 4, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"It was nice but not fully well operated"
Nice view, clean and spacious room but tub was broken, whatever we requested wasn't ready and Internet wifi was out of service. The Restaurant waitress who served our table was very unfriendly but other seemed nice. Getting there was confusing since the condominium used the same name in the same facility and advised to put a sign for future purpose but was turned down because of different organization - hope their operation gets more professional in near future since the property is very nice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 27, 2015
NY
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice location"
We walked the shell-covered beach for miles. Great spot and our room was beautifully decorated and comfortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 26, 2015
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Good location"
I was disappointed with our stay. The kitchen had no cooking utensils other that a long plastic spoon and spatula. There was no serving platter, no baking sheet, no cutting board and an 8" skillet was the biggest there. I don't know how you cook for a family with that. The internet went out several times a day and had to be rebooted. Not great when you are trying to keep the kids entertained with Netflix on your laptop. Also, housekeeping came at 4:45 one day after we had returned from a full day at the beach and didn't come at all another. The furnishings in the 2 bedroom condo were very serviceable and the beds comfortable. That's the best I can say. For the price, I was very disappointed.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 20, 2015
J.
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Expensive, but worth it."
Stayed w 3 kids in a one-bedroom condo. The pull-out wasn't great, but everything else was. Location is fantastic. The "room" was a full condo, and a very nice one. Staff was considerate and unobtrusive. Our experience was exactly what I wanted. I don't normally spend so much on a hotel, but this was a time it was important to have a great experience with the kids. It was a good choice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 4, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Go when not under construction"
This place had great potential and to be fair was under construction. Hard to navigates but beautiful setting
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Nov 24, 2014
Dan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Stay"
The Sundial is Located on a lovely spot on the Gulf, sheller's dream. Very nice, rooms updated and clean. Pool under construction but will be great when finished. Very nice staff. Restaurant has a limited menu but, other great spots on the island to eat. (Timbers, Lighthouse Cafe). Car is necessary.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Would not attempt to stay here for at least another two weeks. They are remodeling...you must walk around "stuff". We didn't think it fair that they were even open, but they did offer us (only 1) a "jackhammer" at the bar...thus; they are really jackhammering. I haven't been on a vacation in 14 years and at 76, don't think I will attempt to drive from Ohio to hear a jackhammer outside my door. We were room 102 Midge Lause
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
Midge
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Gulf view Room C304"
The room we stayed in is decorated very nicely. Updated and upgraded in all areas. I understand that the decor varies SO I can only speak about our unit C304. The overall atmosphere is laid back, casual and relaxed. The beach is vast with amazing shells to be found. There was construction going on while we were there but it didn't really bother us. We were only there for 4 days and didn't get a chance to eat there or use the spa so I cannot comment on that. All members of the staff we encountered were nice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
p
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Family Place on the Beach"
This is a wonderful resort for a family. The room we rented had a separate bedroom separated by a door and not just a partition. There was a kitchen, large patio and the resort is on the beach. Several pools(if you prefer that to the ocean) and the Kayaks, Paddleboards and beach chairs/umbrellas are all free(paid for with your resort fee). Highly recommended!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Nov 14, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Keep looking at other places"
Love Sanibel but will most likely never stay here again, AC broke and calling the desk was near impossible. Only one person at the desk to help guest and answer all calls, kids area closed and under construction, pool bar to close next.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Oct 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location on sanibel"
Enjoyed our stay and the staff!......................
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 20, 2014
liz
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Welcome to SWFlorida"
Good resort that I have been going to for years. It is undergoing a massive upgrade which really should make it one of the premier properties on the island. The workout facilities had always been poor but now they have a new spa and are putting in a state of the art gym. Food has always been good and I am really looking forward to going back when the upgrades are complete in mid November.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 15, 2014
EWH
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Renovation in progress!"
Stayed in October 2014. They had a huge renovation taking place which required the pool restaurant and bar to be closed. Noise was also disturbing as they were using jack hammers while we were trying to relax by the pool on Saturday. Other than that accommodations were nice and we had no complaints about the service. I would recommend checking the status of the renovations prior to booking!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 11, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"So so place:"
The advertisement onExpedia and Sundials website did not mention about the Arcade, workout area and such being under repair. Fold out couch and roll away bed very uncomfortable for my teenage sons. The ocean was loaded with jellyfish, but management did not mention this in their ALERT letter at check in. Only mentioned the no-see-ems bugs.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 13, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful Sanibel"
The Sundial Resort is getting an amazing facelift! We've been staying at the Sundial for years and couldn't be more excited about the transformation. We can't wait to go back. Love the new bar and restaurant! Best beach ever!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 22, 2014
We love Sanibel
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice resort and beautiful beach"
Our stay was wonderful from beginning to end. The staff was very polite and friendly. The time we stayed was off season so we pretty much had the pool and the beach to ourselves. I do think that happy hour could have been a little better priced but was ok. Regular priced drinks were a little more than what I like to spend. We were also there during their remodeling phase, they are making a lot of really nice changes. Over all we enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back. Would love to go back to see all the changes they made.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 19, 2014
Dianna
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"relaxing weekend"
Rented G406 very nice unit. Comfortable beds and nicely decorated. Would have been nice if pool area had restrooms and somewhere to buy a cool drink. Know they are building something right now. Wifi is so so. Needs upgrading. Building needs more elevators but we really loved the beach. Front desk needs more help but the people ere nice. Would definitely go back again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 2, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Review of Stay"
We were very disappointed with our stay. We did not get a good night sleep either night because the bed creaked and made so much noise. The boxsprings had to be very old and should of been replaced. My baby kept waking up at night each time we would get up in the middle of the night because the box spring creaked so much which kept us up a lot also. I complained to the Manager at the front desk but they said they couldn't put a new mattress in so that wasn't a option. The only thing we could do was pack all of our stuff up and move to a different room upstairs and with a baby and all the stuff we had and were already settled in, that wasn't a option either. So we didn't get a good night sleep either night. Then there was the outlet in the bathroom that didn't work when my wife went to plug in and use her blow dryer. We had to call the front desk again to have someone come down to replace the outlet which threw our schedule off for the day because we had to wait a half hour for them to arrive and then spend time to fix it. Having them in our room was disturbing and awkward. We also had to have them bring a light bulb because the light was out in our room. And to top it off, when we went to check out the final day, they wanted to charge us $75.00 for the telephone usage in our room. On the expedia website, all room calls were included in our stay. The lady at the front desk was very rude trying to tell us it was there policy for us to pay for all calls.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 30, 2014
Gary
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Just remember August maybe too hot in August. LOL"
It was very nice, very quiet. Beautiful 2 bedroom suite. Unless you really like water sports there was not much to do.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 28, 2014
Susan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Stay in Sanibel"
It was great, fatastic. Ecellent customer service, from manager down to the staff in charge of hotel activities accommdations.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Aug 6, 2014
iandidrew
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Benefit of the doubt for renovations"
Room was very clean but in need of a new sofas bed mattress and bedding. Housekeeping was not very attentive, we had to request towels and toilet paper several times during our 4 night stay. Bring your own beverages as the bar service was very pricey and weak. Beaches are great, great shelling and wonderful at sunset. There are signs everywhere that say what not to do, no balls, frisbees, or games on the lawn, really! I hope the renovations improve the showers that did not work as you come off the beach to wash off the sand.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Aug 7, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Top notch across the board"
I stayed the weekend here with friends. The rooms were great and very comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, the amenities were great, and the food and drinks were delicious. The pool and beach areas were great and the patio bar was fantastic. 5 stars!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Aug 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great for family vacation!"
Overall, we had a wonderful stay. Room was not big, basically two rooms with a sliding divider. Fine for a week with a small child but would get crowded for a family of four. Hotel was just starting renovations but did an excellent job of sheltering the guests as best as possible. Great location, easy to find anything on the island, clean rooms and easy access to beach, had bikes and kayaks on site. ONLY complaint is horrible WIFI access BUT they are in the process of fixing that with reno. They are aware of the issue.... but you are on vacation so step way from your email and enjoy the beach!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night family trip Aug 9, 2014
Julie S
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice condo loved the kayaks and the bikes"
Staff was very nice the beach access and chairs were a great perk. We were treated very well. My son 13, and I both found the experience wonderful
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 11, 2014
kerry
US
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