We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4 Captiva Island hotels

Jensen's "On the Gulf"

Save Saved
You added Jensen's "On the Gulf" to your Saves list
15300 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
  • Overview
  • Reviews (104)
  • Photos (90)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (29)
  • Location
  • More
Jensen's "On the Gulf"
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Captiva Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Captiva Island
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

104 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a first-time week at Jensen's. We stayed in the Post Office Sweet, which we found extremely clean and comfortable. Fully-equipped and immaculate kitchen as part of a Great Room, with screened porch in the back. It's a little strange entering through the bedroom, but we quickly got used to it. Bathroom was basic, but clean and functional.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
West Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was outstanding. The gulf side of the property sits on a section of beach surrounded by private homes. The beach never had more than ten people at one time. The room was exactly as advertised, small, functional, and on the beach. The staff was very accommodating. The check in and out was the easiest i can remember. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this on Tripadvisor and with the great review gave it a try and I was better than the reviews. We checked on Tuesday and room was ready about 1:30pm, which was a bonus. We stayed in the Post Office Suite for 5 nights. Its doesn't have a gulf view which I was a little disappointed until we got... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've vacationed at Jensen's since I was a child and it as always been the best place to stay. Now we've brought the third generation of our family here and it was still a lot of fun. Stayed in the Beach Nest this time and it was beautiful. I loved the screened in deck to have breakfast but the open... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Dollar, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had a great 4 night stay at the Post Office Sweet, it was lovely to have a kitchen with a large fridge to keep the wine/beer and water cool and to be able to make breakfast to eat on the covered veranda(we could hear the traffic but it didn't bother us at all). The whole house was very clean... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Pierce, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

These guys treated us really well. John is a truly delightful man and he made our visit. Staff was awesome too.I know it helped that we were staying at their hotel on the gulf side. They appreciate it and certainly take double good care of you.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had reserved a room for a long weekend in June. Unfortunately, I broke my foot and am wearing a "boot". A beach vacation didn't seem like such a good idea now. Though it was outside of money refund limits, Kevin was very helpful in returning our deposit. Look forward to visiting them soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and arrived on May 16th, my husband's 60th birthday. And he promised to bring me back for my big 60! I'm already counting the days. Let me just say this is our 5th or 6th stay with Jensen's and it a perfect gem on the Gulf of Mexico. The Jensen brothers take pride in keeping the grounds, rooms... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we discovered a wonderful "old Florida" hide-away at Jensen's. We were looking for a place to park the car for the week and enjoy a beautiful, tropical island and this is it! We would start the day watching the sun rise at the marina (you can't miss the manatees there) and finished with sunset on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We just came from spending 4 nights at Jensen's on the Gulf and loved it. Even though it was a holiday weekend, Jensen's makes you feel like you're the only person on the island. They take great care of keeping their property clean, well maintained and secluded. Although they were booked we barely saw another person. We stayed in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Jensen's "On the Gulf", register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Jensen's "On the Gulf"? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Jensen's "On the Gulf"

Address: 15300 Captiva Dr, Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Jensen`s `On The Gulf` Hotel Captiva Island
Jensen's "On The Gulf" Captiva Island, Florida

90 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (84)
View from room (5)
Hotel & grounds (13)
Pool/beach area (13)
Room/suite (14)
Bathroom (1)
Other (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Pool/beach area (3)
View from room (1)
Room/suite (1)
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Captiva Island with
any amenities


Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Captiva Island's only small resort directly on the beach. Our intimate setting & front row seat to glorious sunsets will take your breath away. Reserve one of our beach homes, cottages or view suites and learn the secret of the best location on Captiva! Walk to everything including our Jensen's Twin Palm Resort & Marina on Captiva Island's bayside for Boating & Fishing. Join the generations who've returned in the last 30+ years the Jensens have preserved this natural beauty on Captiva Island. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Jensen's "On the Gulf" and other travelers.
1 question
Questions? Get answers from Jensen's "On the Gulf" staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer