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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 #23 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Joan M Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not for the price of those shabby, worn out rooms - stained rugs, bare necessities in the bath, and beach towels with gaping holes - ugh! Have stayed in better hotels in war zones. The location is excellent, but there are plenty of other hotels to choose from…next time.

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Hotel is much to expensive for what it really is. I`m sure in the 70ìes it was fine, but today it`s just old and shabby. The carpets in the rooms are full of stains, the lamps need to be changed, the microwave looks like it will explode any minute and I could mention many more things. We cancelled one... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Travelqueen1966, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts on Sunset Beach Inn. I am very sorry to hear that your stay was not enjoyable. As you can see from our many reviews, this is not the image that we wish to portray to our guests. Also as you can see from many other visitors, we are... More 

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the tennis courts, bikes and pool. The pool is large and nicely heated. Hotel is right on the beach. We had no problem getting beach chairs for the four of us any time during our stay. Helpful to have a mini kitchen in the room. The condition of the rooms is fair. Everything is clean, but yes... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Joan M, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sunset Beach. I am very glad to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy your stay with us. We are currently in the process of going through and updating each of rooms, specifically the carpets in some of the rooms. We look forward... More 

Gloucester, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older hotel on the beach but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it is being kept up. The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are clean and well kept. The staff is very friendly and they know why you are there and do everything to make your stay pleasant. Every room has either a king or... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mack23003, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Sunset Beach. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to thoroughly enjoy your vacation while relaxing at our resort. Great idea staying away from the island traffic! I have passed your kind words along to the rest of the staff and it was highly appreciated. We look... More 

Alloway, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been staying here about 10 years. The "Sunset" was beginning to look shabby. I see positive changes with the new management. When there is a problem in the room Robie in Maintenance is right on it. The location is perfect. It is quiet and safe to stroll the beach night or day. I am a sheller and birder and love... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Hookedonthesunset, Thanking you for your kind remarks regarding your stay at Sunset Beach Inn. We appreciate your loyalty over the years and I am so glad we can continue to welcome you back year after year. I apologize for any inconveniences you had with our resort fee and some of the equipment we provide. We are constantly working on... More 

Indianapolis IN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a last minute business trip and decided to tie in a couple of vaca days. Everything was booked. Found the Sunset Beach Inn on Orbitz. Checked it out here and found mediocre reviews. Upon arrival, we were very impressed and couldn't believe how nice it was compared to what we expected. The location is incredibly convenient given what... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Boogie6868, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Sunset Beach. I am so glad we were able to exceed your expectations and provide you with an experience to remember. We absolutely love that our resort is located "off the beaten path". It really allows our guests to feel at peace during their stay. Thank you... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a very basic motel, which we were prepared for. It has a great location right on the beach. The pool is very nice and there were plenty of chairs. The free breakfast is very basic but is free so a nice bonus. The hotel bikes were pretty old but worked just fine on our 12 mile ride.... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Travelinggirl767, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay at Sunset Beach Inn. I am very sorry about the inconveniences that you experienced during your stay. However, I do appreciate you allowing me to speak to you while you were still staying with us and I appreciate all of your feedback. As I mentioned... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My very first trip to Sanibel. ..it is living up to my every dream! ! The Sunset Inn is very nice, friendly staff, very accomodating with any request or issue. It is an older style inn. We had a large spacious room, very clean, king sized bed, full kitchenette, which was really nice if you didn't want to eat every... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rcl003, Thank you for spending your first trip to Sanibel with us at Sunset Beach Inn! I am very glad to hear that your stay with us was everything you dreamed of. We always enjoy making our guests feel welcome and comfortable while they are here, thank you for letting our staff accommodate your needs. I have passed this... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As long time visitors (30 years) to this location, we clearly are satisfied customers. Sunset Beach Inn (originally the Jolly Roger) is one of several older motel/resort accommodations on the gulf side of the Island. In that respect, it takes one back to the days (1970s) when Sanibel Island was incorporated into a city. It’s had several ownership changes over... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Davlion869, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Sunset Beach Inn. We always enjoy welcoming back our guests of many years. You have surely experienced quite a bit during your time spent at our resort over the years, so I am so glad you were able to notice changes being made for the better and I thoroughly... More 

Rocky River
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Sanibel many times but have never stayed here. It is a throw back in time when you walk into the lobby but the hotel is quite nice. Beautiful pool overlooking the Gulf. Spacious rooms with screened porch. Very helpful and friendly staff. The most friendly cleaning staff we have ever met. A smile and a hello... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mobeck1787, I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts of our resort and I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are very thankful for your kind compliments to our staff and I have personally passed the message along to them as well. It is very nice to know that we were able to make... More 

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Address: 3287 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Beach Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel
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#13 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island

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