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Sunset Beach Inn

3287 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Sunset Beach Inn
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Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
imas98 Wantagh, New York
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wantagh, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was clean and spacious. Had a full fridge, stove, microwave and kitchen accessories. Nice white linens, updated bathroom and DVD player. Could've used thicker pillows and more than one pillow per person. The hotel is at an angle to the beach so your view is about 90 degrees unless you get one of the two rooms on the end... More 

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

Dear Imas98, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your recent stay at Sunset Beach Inn. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us while being able to take advantage of our complimentary amenities. Our beach certainly has many qualities that make it incomparable to others, so we are glad you enjoyed that experience!... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Rude lady at the front desk, not a very welcoming person. dont think it looks like the pictures on the website and for that price we didnt expect to have breakfast(choice of mufin or fruit mufin) in our rooms on a tray.

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

Dear Julien E, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sunset Beach Inn. I am sorry to hear that your stay with us was not a memorable one. As our guest, you should have been treated with respect and a welcoming demeanor. Please know that I will be addressing this issue with my staff and assure... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good value for the amenities and location right on the beach. Great tennis court. Rooms are spacious. Kitchens in the rooms are nice to have. Big fridge and freezer. Screens on porches are excellent.

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

Dear Northeastskiandsail, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Sunset Beach Inn! I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay while taking advantage of our complimentary amenities. The screened-in balconies are one of my favorite aspects as well, it definitely makes for a very peaceful evening! We look forward to your next visit.... More 

Sudbury, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Older, motel-style We checked in mid-afternoon, check out is a firm 11:00 a.m. Location is nice - We flew into Ft. Meyers, and it took a little under an hour to the hotel. A 10-mile (roughly 15/20 min, depending on traffic) drive to Captiva, which we did a couple of times. Close enough to bike to local shops/markets/restaurants/wildlife reserve on... More 

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

Dear Dmurr, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sunset Beach Inn. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always nice to have an escape from the cold winter weather and enjoy the "beach life"! I have passed your kind words along to Robie and Edgar, thank you for... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was larger than a regular double/queen which made it nice for the four of us. You can tell the hotel tries to keep up with repairs and updates, but this is an older hotel and shows its age in a few spots. Breakfast was VERY basic, but enough. Loved the easy access to lots of things on the... More 

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

Dear Christy G, Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Sunset Beach Inn. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy our many amenities as well as our proximity to various "hot spots" and fun locations on the island. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet place on the beach this is the place. However, If you want to be on the beach before 9am or stay past 5pm, bring your own chair and umbrella ! Pool is nice, rooms are definitely below average! Carpets were stained and dirty . Beds and pillows not comfortable. Sparse utensils in kitchenette.... More 

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

Dear Zarinanj, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Sunset Beach Inn. I'm very sorry to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. As I am sure you have seen on some of our other reviews, we are currently in the process of updating our property and we look forward to the... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't book a previous choice for this getaway so chose the Sunset Beach Inn on Sanibel Island. On the beach, with included continental breakfast and complimentary bike rentals, this is a great choice. Our room had kitchen with fridge, stove and microwave, safe, ironing board and screened porch. The double queen beds were comfy and the large screen TV came... More 

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

Dear Jonmcwhite, Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts on your recent stay at Sunset Beach Inn. I sincerely apologize for the momentary absence of hot water in your room, but I am glad we were able to rectify the situation very quickly. I am glad to hear that your family enjoyed your stay with us and... More 

Fair Lawn, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews when I first booked and just before we came, I set the bar to medium for this place, but we ended up having a wonderful experience here - the carpeting in our room was clean and the room was quite nice. We were on 2nd floor (recommended) with a king-size bed. The room was clean and... More 

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

Dear Victoria S, Thank you for taking a moment to review your stay at Sunset Beach Inn. I am very pleased that we were able to exceed your expectations and provide a wonderful stay for you. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved that we were steps from the beach. We collected so many shells we mailed some home so we didn't have to haul them on the plane. We were able to have a beach chair/umbrella each day without problem. The hotel was a little dated but charming (could have used a little paint/sprucing up but was clean). The day-time... More 

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

Dear Charity H, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sunset Beach Inn. I am very pleased to know that our staff exceeded your expectations and provided a wonderful stay for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back later this year! Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

Doncaster
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed between 7th and 14th March. Rooms are great, clean bedding made every day, carpets clean, towels change, free beach towels (ours were new) nothing ripped / damaged etc. room is ideal for a base and also cooking if you want too. Breakfast is very basic (co timental style - cereals, breads etc) but the supermarkets offer an alternative. Not... More 

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

Dear Ia E, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Sunset Beach Inn. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and I am proud that our staff was able to help you feel at home. We hope you return to Sanibel very soon and we look forward to serving you... More 

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