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1 room, 2 adults

Waterside Inn on the Beach

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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Beautiful beach
Great room
Very comfortable
Awesome vibe
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Waterside Inn on the Beach

from A$256
  • 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


  • On the waterfront
  • Sanibel Island Southern Beach - 1 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
  • 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

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 sunloungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 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’s small print


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.

Also known as

  • Waterside Inn Beach Sanibel
  • Waterside Inn Beach
  • Waterside Beach Sanibel
  • Waterside Beach
  • Waterside Inn On The Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Waterside Resort Sanibel Island
  • Waterside Hotel Sanibel Island

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

Fabulous 8.6 From 327 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great family place, in an amazing location.
This was a last minute trip for my family of 7. We found a room here that slept all of us for a very reasonable rate, so we stayed. The staff was amazing. They were extremly kind, and accommodating. The location was excellent. It's right on the beach, but close to everything as well. On the morning we checked out, we were allowed to stay and enjoy the facilities as long as we wanted. They have a "bath house" type building that has a full shower, bathroom, and changing area that we were allowed to use even after we checked out. Bonus, it's air condoned! The facilities are older, but in good condition, and the one we stayed in had an all new interior.
CHRISTOPHER, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent area close to shopping, Ding Darling Nature area (alligators and birds galore), Captiva Island a short drive away, restaurants, etc. This is the quiet end of Sanibel that is great for relaxation and stress relief.
Mark, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved my time at Waterside Inn. The Rasberry Cottage was old Florida charm just like described. I was worried about possibly dealing with old AC... but in fact the AC and everything worked fine. The only complaint was the bed... it was hard and uncomfortable. This stay was worth every cent. Steps from the beach. My mother uses oxygen, so walking a long way was out of the question. And the best part... my precious puppy was welcome.
Julie, us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Pictures of room all showed stove and large fridge our room had very small fridge and no oven
usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awonderful and relaxing stay!
A wonderful property with old Florida charm. Right on the beautiful beach with lush vegetation and beautiful palms. It was a great place to relax and enjoy Sanibel. Friendly staff and a very nice property
us3 night trip with friends

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