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The Lower Gulf Coast Hotels


  • 2823 W. Gulf Dr. Map It
  • $$$$
  • Local Flavor


  • On the beach
  • Intimate feel
  • Variety of accommodations


  • No restaurants or shopping nearby

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Well-maintained grounds and an inviting beach appeal at this small property. Units occupy tin-roof two-story cottages and a two-story motel set back from the beach amid palm trees and other subtropical greenery. The small pool is in the courtyard, and there are barbecue grills.

Hotel Information


2823 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel, Florida, 33957, USA

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239-472–1353; 800-472–1353


Hotel Details:

  • 20 efficiencies, 11 1-bedroom units, 2 2-bedroom units
  • No meals

Updated 05/12/2014

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Feb 23, 2011

Shalimar Review

If you're willing to pay top dollar for a room right (and I mean right) on the beach with fantastic views the Shalimar is your kind of motel/cottages. The "resort" also has well-kept grounds and a pleasant, if not large, pool. Other than that expect sheets that feel only a little smoother than cardboard, furnishings that Uncle Milton or Aunt Mary might have donated to you during college, lanai furniture that leaves rust stains on your clothing and

customer service that includes scolding and carping.

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By David

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Apr 17, 2003

Nice place, nice price bad reservation policy

If you are looking for a very clean and private place this is it. I would give Shalimar a 10 if they would change their reservation policy from $500 to just a typical one night's stay ($140) and no cancellation charge.

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