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Sunset Beach Inn

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   3287 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #25 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie V Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our family, the money saved staying here was not worth it. The bikes were in very poor shape and can only be used for a few hours at a time. We ended up renting bikes for the week. Upon check in, we had no hot water. Then the 5th morning we had no hot water again. We spoke to... More

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did arrive early and unable to check in, however check in was at 4 p.m. and our room wasn't ready until 5pm. There wasn't any blankets or garbage cans in our room. Rust in the shower drain. Bikes could use major repairs.

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Newport, RI
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Pretty disappointed in the shape of the room. It is very tired. I originally reserved a room which cost somewhere around $350./ nite which is not an unheard of price for sanibel on the beach . When I arrived I was told that my rom had been upgraded so certainly I expected some pretty luxurious digs. My new room per... More

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Leland, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel before and with the recent stay will never go back, the front office staff were very rude and wouldn't accomodate one simple request for more pillows or blankets or to even give change for the washer and dryer. The room we stayed in wasn't suitable for human beings, there was mold in the bathroom... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Our room was clean and spacious. Full fridge and a stove. Could have cooked some meals here. No dishwasher. TV had lots of channels. Could see glimpses of water. 21steps up from parking lot. Bicycles are not best, but are serviceable. Breakfast is sub-par and there is only room for one person at a time at juice/coffee bar. No meats.... More

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We enjoyed the location of this hotel. Liked the continental breakfast served daily in the lobby. Rooms were clean and very spacious. Grounds were very well maintained. Will put this on the return to list.

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We were very disappointed with the cleanliness and upkeep of this facility. Our room smelled like mildew and wasn't cleaned well (lots of hairs, cobwebs, etc.). Overall biggest disappointment was when we weren't able to get a new room and decided to stay somewhere else.

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West Salem, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This hotel is perfectly located for those who like to walk to restaurants and things to do. It is just over a two mile walk to the park, a great breakfast spot (Over Easy Cafe), a movie theater, and misc. shopping. There are free bicycles to use. The beachfront is great - quiet, uncrowded, chairs and umbrellas, shelling. The pool... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have stayed here several times before and thought it was pleasant and a good deal. We have always booked the cheapest room and always been given a garden view room. There are seven overflow rooms that are described as not ocean view or garden view. What this means is two are located in the service block, which is offset... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent some time in this property's sister hotel, Song of the Sea, a couple of years ago. We enjoyed that, so we thought we'd try a different one of LXR's Sanibel properties. I booked this too late to get a beachfront room, but our view was still good...just not panoramic and right on the water (life... More

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Also Known As:
Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel
Address: 3287 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Sanibel Island
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Beach Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Beach Inn includes forty-six guestrooms and suites nestled on 4.5 acres of tropical Sanibel Island. Our 360 feet of beach along the Gulf of Mexico offers beautiful shells, tranquil sunsets and pristine sand. Relax by the pool with the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon.Each morning prepare for an activity filled day with a complimentary Continental breakfast, with an assortment of fresh fruit and breakfast breads. Play a set of tennis or ride a complimentary bicycle and explore the 23 miles of bike paths throughout Sanibel Island. Play a friendly game of volleyball with the beach just within view. Two shuffleboard courts await a challenging game near the picnic area. The resort offers two gas grills and picnic tables-perfect for a family dinner out under the graceful palms. Whether relaxation or fun filled activities are in your vacation plans, The Sunset Beach Inn provides the perfect beach getaway for families and couples. ... more   less 
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