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Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel, United States of America

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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From 681 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Beautiful beach
Great location
Awesome vibe
Great amenities

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel, United States of America

from Rs8,772
  • 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, United States of America


  • 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

About Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel, United States of America

When you stay at Waterside Inn on the Beach, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Sanibel Island Southern Beach and Bowman's Beach. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs and microwaves. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travelers.

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 the property in advance for check-in instructions. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

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


  • 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, United States of America’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

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 311 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Quaint and colorful, this little place right on the beach was exactly what I needed for a mini vacation. It is very clean and the staff are friendly. It has the feel of a beach cottage that’s been in the family for years complete with a kitchen stocked with plates, silverware, pots and pans and other cookware. I will definitely be back!
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay for our Family
My Family enjoyed staying at this beach side inn. The Studio was large and roomy with a kitchen. The bathrooms were spacious and clean. The beach is a short walk from our room. The pool was nice to lounge by after a dip in the ocean. Looking forward to staying here again
Eileen, us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Bad Management Decision
Did not check in, Toxic Red Tide was pushed in from tropical depression the weekend before our departure. We tried to cancel reservations due to the high risk for respiratory problems, but the management took position that because we tried to cancel after their 7 day cancellation policy they would not refund. The Storm pushed the red tide into Sanibel on Sunday, 2 days pass the cancellation date, we attempted to cancel that Monday morning to no avail. We are seniors and could not risk the health hazards on the island. Total loss for a 2 night stay We have stayed at the Waterside Inn over the past 20 years, this was how a repeat customer was treated.
Paula, us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
The beach had red tide and made my husband sick
Louis, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
First of many stays
Upon being told how nice a place this was, I took the recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed. The location was good, accommodation was clean and the beach was 20 yards from my door. Staff were very friendly allowed the wife and I too check in early as we had flown through the night to arrive during the late morning. Local restaurants were plenty and excellent. For its location, this place is an absolute must go to and my family and I will be returning for sure.
Sean, us4 night family trip

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel, United States of America

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