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Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

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

Sanibel beachfront hotel with outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Beautiful beach
Great room
Very comfortable
Great amenities
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Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

from $288
  • from $288
  • Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchen (No Pets Allowed)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (No Pets Allowed)
  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom (Pets Allowed)
  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Resort View (Pets Allowed)
  • Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Poolside (No Pets Allowed)
  • Cottage, Poolside (Pets Allowed)
  • Studio, Kitchen, Oceanfront (No Pets Allowed)
  • Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront (Pets Allowed)

What’s around Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel


  • On the waterfront
  • Bowman's Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Captiva Beach - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Periwinkle Way - 1.6 mi / 2.6 km
  • Gulfside City Park - 2.1 mi / 3.4 km
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum - 2.2 mi / 3.6 km
  • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife - 2.3 mi / 3.6 km
  • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal) - 66 min drive
  • Free self parking

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
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 this property in advance for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • Up to 30 lb


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* 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 Beach
  • Waterside Beach Sanibel
  • Waterside Beach
  • Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Waterside Resort Sanibel Island


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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 285 reviews

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel
There was no internet in our building The condo could do with some updating
Michael, us3 night romance trip
Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel
Charming, casual beachfront resort.
Great casual resort right on the beach! Room was clean and spacious with a full kitchen and a small lanai. We stayed in the Pineapple building. There are also lots of little cottages to choose from. The area is fantastic! Wish we could have stayed longer.
Katherine, us1 night romance trip
Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel
Nice beach, hotel is very dated
Hotel was very dated. Close to the private beach which is a big plus.
Amy, us2 night romance trip
Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel
Horrible experience, stinky pillows
Awful experience room was unclean hairs on the floor and shower , pillows stunk smelled liked body odor , rooms do not have electronic locks !!! Old fashioned keyed doors and security chain had end removed so you could not secure the door from room service etc which and I felt very unsecured in the room , cable tv was out in our room when I called the office she was no help and informed me she couldn’t fix TVs and said she would call the cable company so I waited for another 15 minutes still no tv so I called office again and she said I don’t know they said they were gonna send a code to the box but I’m the only one here we’ll i demanded to speak to a manager because it’s unacceptable to pay $215 per night and not have working tv but she said she could not call the manager but only in extreme emergencies again no help I called the emergency number and left a message and did not get a call back , I never got a sorry or what can we do to help or can we switch your room nothing , so not only was it filthy we had no tv that night , stinky pillows and someone else’s hairs on the floor . This is not a professionally managed property this place is an overpriced dump
Miranda, us1 night family trip
Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel
Mediocre and needs updates
Seriously needs updating, particularly the heating/cooling system. Obnoxiously loud right over the bed and never stayed true to set temperature. There is actually a permanent sign next to is saying not to set below 70 otherwise it will malfunction. Not ok.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip

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Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

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