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2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 80 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Shalimar Cottages And Motel.
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BBQ Facilities, Outdoor Pool (all year)
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Cycling, Beachfront, Bicycle Rental
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Laundry
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
Russian, Lithuanian, English
Bailey's General Store (1.4 miles) Jerry's Foods (2.7 miles)
Doc Ford's Sanibel Bar & Grill (2.1 miles) The Island Cow (1.9 miles) The Sandbar (0.1 miles)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
Extra beds are not available.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 80 reviews
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Housekeeping was not available, though not a big deal. Bathroom and kitchen plumbing and lighting are tired and need replacement.
Shalimar has a great location and good facilities. Right on the beach.
Bed sank towards the middle, walls are thin and shower was dated and hot water lasted less than 10 minutes
It is right on the beach. Liked everything about it.
Thin walls means you hear everything going on next door and above. There is no daily room service which didn't bother us but might bother some people.
The location, right on the beach. Wonderful sunset views. Simple but comfortable room. A well equipped kitchenette.
Clean. Close to the ocean
We will now not stay anywhere else on this magical island
Desk staff was friendly, but other staff was unsmiling and hostile-looking. Didn't particularly like that no maid service is offered [at the price paid, would expect that would be included]. Guests are responsible for cleaning their own room, retrieving clean towels/linens, emptying trash and recycling.
Location, furnishings, screened patio with chaise lounge and table/chairs, proximity to water, availability of recycling, and cleanliness of room/patio..
2-channel TV was a bummer. Luckily we planned another activity the day it rained.
Location - right on the beach. Easy check in. Small pool and shuffleboard available. Easy parking. (Motel) Room (particularly bathroom) a little dated but kept up and clean. Room with 2 double beds adequate for Mom, 9 year old + 12 year old. Having husband along would have been do-able but crowded. Screened porch with a view of the beach. Would like to try cottages on the property next time.
Our room had a sliding door to a screened porch overlooking the ocean. We opened the slider the day we arrived and closed it when we left. Wonderful sleeping to the sound of the waves on the beach.
The poor quality of the mattress ( very soft and obviously cheap) The bathroom and the rest hasn't been refurbished for the past 20 years ... Water smelled very bad, don't know if it's a problem of the hotel or of the island though
The location Nice pool They lend DVDs and rent bikes, kayaks
No dislikes at all.
The adorable cottages right on the gulf. The friendly staff. It was perfect.
The "no see ums", the little bite'n bugs!!
We loved the veiw from our balcony and how quiet it was!!
motel a little noisey would get a cottage next time
The bathroom ,the bed really uncomfortable, the noise from the guest in the second floor
Staying on the 1st floor we could hear people walking back and forth in the middle of the night and very early morning above us on the 2nd floor. Loud enough to wake you up. Very annoying, sounded like a heard of elephants. Although 1st floor during the day and early evening was great.
Location of our efficiency was great. Close to beach and pool. Our patio had view of gulf. Loved having the little kitchen.
The acess to kyakes and boards were to far from beach.should have better way to be tranported.
Shalimar the turtle best atraction. Beautiful sunsets. Clean beaches.
There was nothing that I did not like.
We were right on the beach. The resort had chairs, grills, water toys etc. available for guests. We didn't know how we would like not having our efficiency cleaned daily but it worked out very well and gave us more privacy. They have a very good system for trading in towels and supplies for fresh ones. The location could not be better. The gulf is steps from our room. The rooms and kitchens are very well appointed with everything needed. I would highly recommend Shalimar to both couples and families.
Matress was a bit old on one off the beds, and since they have wooden floors on second floor, the noise is a bit hard if your neighbors walk around during the night.
I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to spend a few days relaxing by the beach. If you are traveling with kids, they will love it too.
We stayed in the motel due to a last minute booking. The room was quaint but the bathtub caulking was moldy. The room was not very noise proof either.
The location was great, pool area was clean.
motel room was old and smelled like mildew. bathroom old with cracked tiles. parking was very cramped. room very warm even with air on high. Left right after checking in and lost our deposit, went to Sanibel Marriot, got a beautiful room at half the price.
close to beach
What was there not to like ?
Loved location, bed really comfortable , great time. I loved the fact that we could rent bikes on site , perfect vacations
We thought we reserved a cabin..... but when we got there they had us stay in the "hotel." One of our party smokes and you cant smoke in the hotel. We were disappointed.... definitely not a cabin.
Amazing site, close to the beach. Near the pool.
The facilities are very old, especially the bathroom is very poor, the best times are definitely over, really not up to date, ugly!
Location is beautiful and perfect, it couldn't be better! Sweet looking buildings, very nice! Staff, parking and cleanliness ...
Only complaint is that the pipes wined loudly during a shower.
Clean room! Spacious for a motel room. Clean pool. Well kept grounds. View from screened balcony was wonderful.
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