Shalimar Cottages and Motel

2823 West Gulf Drive, , Florida, 33957, United States
#1 of 59 hotels in Sanibel Island
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
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Reasonably Priced Gem

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 6, 2004

You don't need to spend $250+ per night for top notch beachfront lodging in pricey Sanibel. For $130 (off season), our efficiency hotel room came with a spectacular view of the gulf from our own private deck, in a resort setting that was attractive, modern and well-maintained. This has got to be one of the best bargains on the island.

Unique Quality: The Shalimar includes all the standard amenities - a nice pool, cable TV, bikes and grills available, etc. But the real attraction is that it's one of the few places that are literally right on the beach. No need to trek across the dunes because the sand comes right up to the end of the building.

While Shalimar also has several cottages available, I'd recommend an upstairs room in what they call the "motel" building. Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14 all have great views of the gulf, the beach and the sunset - you'll never even turn the TV on!

nanakoko Dec 28, 2013 at 6:12 PM

We just returned from an 8 day stay at the Shalimar. We were very, very happy!! We stayed in the motel section with no problems other than the fact that a couple of "families" moved in and all that involves! The children would run back and forth on the walkway (clearly marked "No running") and the parents never said word one to stop. When we were in our room, we could hear them either yelling or crying or fighting with each other - they also liked to stamp back and forth across the floor. The beach was peaceful and relaxing - until the "families" arrived! That's when the fun started!!! We had found a tree branch, stuck it in the sand and hung shells on it - one of the children decided he did not like it and knocked it down with his shovel - all the while the parents just watched! What's wrong with parents now a days? Do they not like their children to behave and choose to ignore their bad behavior?

All in all, the sunsets from our room were beautiful - the room was great and the staff (minus the handyman) were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend anyone to go- you will not regret it! We are planning a return trip! We liked the small, personal feeling..... ENJOY!!

simplysharon Aug 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

The management claims it's our fault for not checking water conditions before we booked out stay. The once clear gulf now looks like a swamp! Most people are unaware of what is happening to our gulf water. The water from Lake O has been released into the gulf making the once clear water brown & murky. We paid 200.00 per night for our stay and the management would not refund our money,give us a discount, or even a rain check.They were well aware of the terrible water conditions at least 8 days before we booked our stay but they happily stoled our money! There is a short news clip on Wink News Now, type in Lake O water release affects southwest FL. The video is shows more than words can say.

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Address: 2823 West Gulf Drive, , Florida, 33957, United States

Amenities at Shalimar Cottages and Motel

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Kitchenette

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