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The Lower Gulf Coast Hotels

Waterside Inn


  • Beachfront location
  • Intimate feel
  • Small pets allowed in most cottages


  • Office closes at night
  • Cottage interiors are a bit worn
  • Parking for only one car per unit

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Palm trees, sea-grape trees, pastel cottages, and a tiki on the Gulf set the scene at this quiet beachside vacation spot. Rooms and efficiencies in the main building are modestly furnished, with bright cobalt-blue-and-white interiors, and have balconies or patios and a partial of the gulf. Single-story cottages are named for fruits—apricot, kiwi, raspberry, and so on—and are painted appropriately on the outside. The pool area is small but has a handicap lift, which

is an unusual but welcome addition for guests with disabilities.

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Hotel Information


3033 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel, Florida, 33957, USA

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239-472–1345; 800-741–6166

Hotel Details:

  • 4 rooms, 10 efficiencies, 13 cottages
  • No meals

Updated 05/12/2014

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By Maryjo

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Oct 9, 2002

homey and comfortable

we really enjoyed out stay here. Right on the beach, the cottage was very comfortable, king size bed, firm mattress, full kitchen... it was quiet, peaceful, and very homey. We had breakfast here each morning followed by a walk on the beach...We loved our stay here, the staff is friendly, cottages are clean... definetly one to recommend.

By Carole

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Aug 17, 2001

Mother Nature vacations here!

Nature's summer place on the edge of an azure sea. You can walk the beach forever!

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