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711 Donax St., Sanibel Island, FL
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Driftwood Inn
Ranked #9 of 10 Sanibel Island B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent 3 nights at the Driftwood Inn & Cottages. Our cottage was very comfortable and pleasant. The new owners went out of their way to make certain that we had everything we needed. We were about a block from the beach with easy access. If you love old Florida then this is an outstanding place to stay at... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We chose this place after reading the reviews, and comparing the other hotels near by. Seemed like a good value. We had no Wi-Fi, and the beach "a short walk away" was private to the hotel guests. We had to drive a few miles down the road and paid $2 hr to a Public Beach. The street is busy, but... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Walking past hotels and large condo complexes made me appreciate the Driftwood even more. It's quiet and really well located. A quick walk to a bicycle rental • about one block to the beach • along a lovely bike path. The cottages are comfortable and neat. The screened porch was my go-to place when I wasn't recreating around the island.... More

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Franklin Furnace, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My wife and I just stayed here last week. Jane is a great hostess. It is a great place for relaxing. It is along a kind of busy street, but it is really quite. We went just inside the off season and were able to get a great rate. Where else can you get a kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Hostess Jane is amazingly accommodating. Cottage was charming . . . just what you would imagine a vintage beach cottage to be. Pet friendly. Very affordable. Sparkling clean and comfortable. Big, too. I could easily live there happily ever after. Nice and quiet. Soooo relaxing. Perfect place to relax. My sister and I had a wonderful weekend in Sanibel with... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was the cheapest rental I could find for Sanibel but it was definitely nice! Very clean, charming and large, especially for the price! Only a few minutes walk to the beach. Definitely better than hotels for the same price!

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arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at this Inn for 4 days and it was wonderful. The property is well maintained. Each unit has a charcoal grill. The screened in porch is great to have coffee and watch the birds. It is a short walk to the beach. Jane provides chairs to take to the beach. We never once turned on... More

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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed here for Christmas vacation and had booked the reservation online for 8 nights. A couple of weeks before our trip I emailed Jane (manager/owner) to confirm the reservation and the dates, and she confirmed both. On our 7th day there we ran into Jane on the property and she mentioned the guests who would be arriving there the... More

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed for three nights in October. The cottages have one or two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a screened in porch. It is a few minute walk to the beach access. Our cottage was clean, quiet, and met our needs. It is basic, not fancy. Bring your own clock radio or alarm if you want one. We... More

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Monmouth, Maine
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I had stayed at Driftwood 15 years ago with my small children. We loved it there and did not think we would ever get the chance to go back again since we live way up in Maine. For my 50th birthday my children arranged a trip to Sanibel for 4 nights. We rented a one two bedroom since my elderly... More

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Address: 711 Donax St., Sanibel Island, FL
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Also Known As:
Driftwood Hotel Sanibel Island

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