Shalimar Cottages And Motel

2823 West Gulf DriveSanibel Island33957USA
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About Shalimar Cottages And Motel

Looking for a retreat on the beach? Shalimar Cottages and Motel provides a great escape on the Gulf of Mexico.

Choose from accommodations such as efficiency motel rooms, one bedroom cottages and two bedroom apartments. All the cheerful, classic Florida style units come with free Wi-Fi, TVs, kitchens and balconies or screened-in porches; some boast fantastic ocean views.

Enjoy the outdoor heated pool and make use of on-site laundry facilities. The property also offers bike and kayak rentals, easy access to shelling on the beach, free parking and activities such as shuffleboard and basketball.

Feeling hungry? Cook up some lunch and relax in the outdoor picnic area, complete with barbecue grills. A number of restaurants are also located nearby.

Shalimar Cottages and Motel is in close proximity to the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Tarpon Bay Explorers and Captiva Cruises.


2823 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL, 33957, USA
Telephone: +1(239)4721353 | Fax: +1(239)4726430 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Bungalows
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Just steps away from the ocean.

People who love the sand and surf will also love the fact that this hotel is situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Guests have enjoyed having beach access at their fingertips, and it's one of the main draws of this property.

Bike rentals a bonus.

Some people mentioned they enjoyed being able to rent bikes on-site and take advantage of the nearby bike path as well as use the bikes to make a run to area stores.

Nice room amenities and friendly staff members.

Guests have complimented the hotel on providing nice room amenities, such as stocked kitchenettes and places to spray off outdoors before coming in sandy from the beach. Visitors have also said that staff members were friendly.

Negative Reviews

Some of the units could be updated.

There have complaints about some of the apartments and motel being in need of updates and modernizing. Some issues cited were floors and trim showing signs of age.

Noise control may be needed.

There have been a number of comments about poor insulation between floors and walls in the motel rooms. People could hear their neighbors conversing or moving around during the middle of the night.

Be prepared to be bugged.

Though this may not be the fault of the property, the area has been said to have a lot of bugs, especially the no-see-ums. Several guests complained of receiving lots of bites when outdoors on the motel grounds. You might want to bring along a strong bug spray.

Rating Overview

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8.4 out of 10 based on 381 reviews