Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa

Sanibel, Gulf Coast Beaches

The hotel

You are in for a luxurious stay at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, situated in 85 acres of pristine beauty and located just before the causeway that takes you over to Sanibel Island and onto Captiva Island. Treat yourself to all the latest massages and body treatments in the spa. Three swimming pools are tucked away amid gloriously tropical grounds. 6 restaurants and lounges serve up all kinds of food, from gourmet dinners to tasty snacks. Nearby are some excellent factory outlets for bargain designer shopping too.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

On the waterfront overlooking Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Hotel information

278 guest rooms and suites on up to 11 floors in 4 buildings with 9 lifts. All with balcony, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, CD player, alarm clock, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Run of House Resort View Rooms have 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Captiva Tower Water View Rooms and Sanibel Tower Water View Rooms with 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Deluxe Suites located in Sanibel Tower, are more spacious, with either Water Front or Resort View, 1 king-size bed and separate living area with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Captiva Tower 1-Bedroom Suites with Resort View, 1 king-size bed and separate living area with sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Self-parking $12 plus tax per day, valet parking $20 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

6 casual dining venues; Courtside Steakhouse (open for dinner), Tarpon House (American fayre, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Cove (poolside lunches), Palm Court Bakery (coffee, pastries, deserts and ice creams, open all day), Charley's Cabana Bar (tapas and cocktails, dinner only) and Sanibel Harbour Princess luxury yacht, sailing nightly for dinner and on Sun for brunch.

3 swimming pools, whirlpool, nearby golf*. The Spa at Sanibel Harbour*, fitness centre, sauna, massage and beauty treatments, tennis, basketball court, bicycle rentals*, marina with daily cruises*, water activities* and fishing pier*.

Room service*. Gift shop. Outlet shopping nearby. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi.

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Spa access - Beach loungers - Fitness centre access - Fitness/yoga classes - Sporting facilities or equipment - Internet access - Newspaper - Local phone calls - In-room coffee. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice resort - location is good for being between FMB and Sanibel island

Jun 2, 2020 Pamela M Mobile, Alabama

Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa review: Stayed Sunday and Monday night over Memorial weekend. Paid for a Sanibel tower oceanfront suite upgrade ($60). Glad we did as the resort was booked - no 1 bedrooms were available for upgrades and same for suites. Its technically located in Fort Myers - right by causeway bridge ($6) to Sanibel. Covid… Read more
Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa review: Stayed Sunday and Monday night over Memorial weekend. Paid for a Sanibel tower oceanfront suite upgrade ($60). Glad we did as the resort was booked - no 1 bedrooms were available for upgrades and same for suites. Its technically located in Fort Myers - right by causeway bridge ($6) to Sanibel. Covid items: no pull out bedding in room - but, the robes weren't suppose to be in there either and they were. Pool open, pool deck at 6' spacing, spa closed, dinner cruise closed; no housekeeping - items by request - they were prompt and the front desk followed up to insure we rec'd items - for 2 nights no issue really. NO ELITE BREAKFAST - which was bummer - offered 1K points instead. Room: nice layout - two TVs - one for king bed and one in living area w/ pull out sofa, wet bar area had a servi fridge which was empty and then awkwardly a mini fridge on the floor - not sure what that was about but not ideal. Bathroom was a decent size - divided tub/shower combo with toilet and sink vanity in separate room however, limited storage and counter space. Balcony was very small - two chairs. Pool - there were two - one larger than the other. Large hot tub. Loungers and towel service. Put your flag up and you were promptly waited on. Drinks and food came in good time... pricey though. Lunch and drinks for 3 were $100. Resort grounds: small private beach off to side was relaxing and undiscovered for most - we had to ourselves most of afternoon, there is tennis (clay courts) and bikes (free included in resort fee) they were a bit rough to be expected and you have to stay on property, which is quite large - there are two towers and separate restaurant and separate spa/fitness club; large running path too. The Captiva tower had a few games near pool, ping pong and Foosball. I wouldn't recommend the Captiva tower - it seems remote and with fewer amenities. But their balcony looked a lot larger so all in what you want. Self park ($12)/ Valet $22 Resort Fee $25 (I was charged as I'm Gold, but husband is Platinum so he wasn't charged on his night) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall, enjoyed our stay

May 28, 2020 Michelle P St. Petersburg, Florida

There are pros and cons to this hotel. More pros than cons! I think they were impacted some by the re-opening after the stay at home orders. The 1st thing we noticed was how musty the hallway and our room smelled. We let the front desk know right away and they assured us they were cranking up the air in the hotel to help deal with this situation.… Read more
There are pros and cons to this hotel. More pros than cons! I think they were impacted some by the re-opening after the stay at home orders. The 1st thing we noticed was how musty the hallway and our room smelled. We let the front desk know right away and they assured us they were cranking up the air in the hotel to help deal with this situation. We kept our air on in our room colder than we would have liked to try and eliminate the musty smell. I do think this was due to the hotel being in shut down mode for so long. The remote in our room did not work but the next day we let the front desk know and they changed out the remote. We stayed in the Main part of the hotel, which we chose based on recommendations from reviews on this site. Our room was large and we enjoyed the full sized balcony as well. Reviews are true the Captiva Tower is a distance from main hotel but they have shuttle service. Due to the Covid restrictions we had to ask for towels or anything else we needed for our room, housekeeping was by request only. Although my husband was not a fan of this I did not mind because the front desk was always willing to take care of whatever we needed. We would just grab extra towels, ect as we went up to our room from the pool area or after a meal. For having 4 elevators you sometimes had to wait a bit and 1 was out of order a couple of times during our stay but again nothing major. We loved the pool areas and the fact each chair had a flag you could raise if you needed service. You could tell they were just getting up and running as they had no draft beer and no craft beer any where in the hotel so that was limited. Again, more my husbands issue than mine. The food is higher priced, 22 dollars for an all american breakfast. We choose to eat off property majority of the time. When we did eat at the hotel the food was good quality and we enjoyed what we ordered. I do think menus were limited and not sure if this is an all the time thing or just a re-opening issue. Wait staff was slow (except at pool area) but they seemed to have a skeleton crew working. We saw dolphins swimming in the harbour every day and night. Be sure to bring bug spray. I got pretty bit up in the evening. We had to pay a full resort fee even though many things in the resort were not open yet; we felt that was somewhat unfair. It was hard to know what was going on at the resort as well, things were not well advertised. Usually at a resort this size there is a board down by the check in or brochure given at check in (for example telling you times of the entertainment and where). Make sure you have an umbrella to go to/from car in the rainy season. The parking garage is covered but it is not connected to the hotel. The bellman were always nice and willing to help. The hotel seems to be dog friendly but one thing I found disturbing is a women sitting next to us at the pool left for a few minutes and came back with her dog and sat by the pool with the dog. She had no regard for those sitting next to her in terms if someone is allergic (which my husband is). We could not move because there was no other chairs available. This was not an emotional support dog, as I heard her talking to another women about her dog and why she brought the dog on vacation with her. This was not even the end, when I went to the hot tub it took me a few minutes to realize she had brought the dog to the hot tub with her and it was it was laying right next to the hot tub. She would pet the dog then put her hand in the water. Just not sure how sanitary this was for those around her. A front desk person came to the hot tub to enforce social distancing rules, saw the dog but said nothing. So it seems the hotel is not very restrictive on where pets can be on property. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The grounds are tropical and well taken care of. Staff was always pleasant and willing to help. One of our friends asked if we thought it was family friendly as they are looking to take a long weekend trip and we recommended the hotel to them and felt their kids would have a great time there. Read less
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Mar 11, 2020 73sheilag Aventura, Florida

The main Sanibel resort hotel Is beautiful and a pleasure be in with a huge veranda and large pool shaded with trees . The food and service was very good. However we stayed captive in the very sterile “Captiva tower” nearby. An opposite to that resort feeling was experienced here . Although we had a very updated room and bathroom and a really… Read more
The main Sanibel resort hotel Is beautiful and a pleasure be in with a huge veranda and large pool shaded with trees . The food and service was very good. However we stayed captive in the very sterile “Captiva tower” nearby. An opposite to that resort feeling was experienced here . Although we had a very updated room and bathroom and a really great bed, The tv is our large room was a ridiculously small 32”. The room was decorated without any theme or real taste or colour. It had Bare walls with mirrors as accents and furniture that looked like it’s been thrown together from old 50/60 offices but recovered without any style. Old looking furniture, uncomfortable couches Formica tables . Useful Unitarian furniture but not comfortable to sit on. No real vacation nor decorative taste. Definite not a pretty room. Our room had a magnificent view and large balcony to enjoy the sunset . But once the sun went down we had no outdoor lighting to enjoy the evening . Also To sit and enjoy the view outdoors outside furniture consisted of two very cheap plastic chairs or we could just stand . As for the pool It was smallish with very a sterile non resort look of bushes against a white fence . Minus 2 stars for no vacation decor. Spent $3000 for 4 days ....expected much more from Bonvoy Read less
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Mar 7, 2020 Keksav

My husband and I vacationed at the hotel for a week in March. We had the most enjoyable time. Our accommodations were wonderful. We ate at several of the hotel restaurants. We used the workout/spa facility too. Classes provided by the hotel were amazing and there was no additional cost to participate. Rubby the strength instructor was excellent.… Read more
My husband and I vacationed at the hotel for a week in March. We had the most enjoyable time. Our accommodations were wonderful. We ate at several of the hotel restaurants. We used the workout/spa facility too. Classes provided by the hotel were amazing and there was no additional cost to participate. Rubby the strength instructor was excellent. Kiersten the yoga instructor was also very good as we told her it Was our first time and she coached through. We met Lorene Harriman at the strength class who provided resort info that we found extremely informative for our stay. Would definitely visit the Marriott Sanibel again. The entire staff so very helpful. We had a wonderful experience. Thanks so much! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sanibel is Great

Mar 6, 2020 candrewm Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Wonderful location and vacation spot !! Clean rooms, friendly staff and great food. You will not be disappointed when you visit this resort and spa. The scenic views from the guest rooms is spectacular. We will definitively will visit again .... soon !!