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1 room, 2 adults

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

2-star2 stars
3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL, 33957, United States of America

Beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Sanibel Island Southern Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Great room
Awesome vibe
Great amenities

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

from $176
  • Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen (No Pets Allowed)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (No Pets Allowed)
  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom (Pets Allowed, Must be under 30lbs)
  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Resort View (Pets Allowed, Must be under 30lbs)
  • Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Poolside (No Pets Allowed)
  • Cottage, Poolside (Pets Allowed, Must be under 30lbs)
  • Studio, Kitchen, Oceanfront (No Pets Allowed)
  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront (Pets Allowed, Must be under 30lbs)

What’s around Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel


  • On the waterfront
  • Sanibel Island Southern Beach - 19 min walk
  • Periwinkle Way - 26 min walk
  • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village - 37 min walk
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum - 37 min walk
  • BIG Arts Center - 38 min walk
  • Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater - 39 min walk
  • Gulfside City Park - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal) - 65 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Sunday - Sunday: 8 AM - 7 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time 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 planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

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 21

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • Up to 30 lbs


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel’s small print

Also known as

  • Waterside Inn Beach Sanibel
  • Waterside Inn on the Beach Sanibel
  • Waterside Inn on the Beach Hotel 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


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

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

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50.00 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

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

FAQs for Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

  • Is there a pool at Waterside Inn on the Beach?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Waterside Inn on the Beach?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at Waterside Inn on the Beach?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Waterside Inn on the Beach?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 50.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Waterside Inn on the Beach?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille (1.7 mi), George and Wendy's Seafood Grill (1.7 mi), and The Mad Hatter (1.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 443 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing beautiful
Sara, us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
My son & I stayed for a quick break from life. It was absolutely perfect! Loved the ease of everything. Workers could not have been nicer too.
us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was an amazing stay!! unfortunately we had to leave earlier due to the coronavirus. Hope to come back soon!!
Jacqueline, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
I have stayed here in the past so I was happy to see they changed the flooring and a few other updates. The grounds are well kept and the staff friendly. The beach access is good and everything we needed.
Patricia, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Quaint Florida hotel/cottages...Loved it...very relaxing and on the beach...wonderful shelling...everyone who worked there was extremely nice!
Lynn, us6 night trip
Good 6.0
Needs Upgrades
The mattress was broken down and very uncomfortable. So far as the property, it is evident they are working on improvements. The work they have done is very nice. For the price it was disappointing.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely incredibly good great room great views can’t wait to come back
Deborah, us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location on the beach, friendly, awesome stay.
Linda, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would Stay Here Again.
Very nice on-the-beach vacation hotel. Free Bicycle use with room rental. We had everything for a safe comfortable vacation. Great location on Sanibel Island. Owner and staff helpful and friendly.
William, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good Place to Stay
I would not hesitate to stay there again.
William, us1 night trip

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

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