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Sunshine Island Inn

2.5 of 5 642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I loved our accommodations at this quaint inn here on Sanibel. Quiet, clean, nice location, comforts of home. Our room was clean and inviting. Affordable. Plan on making this an annual spot on our vacation list. Our stay has been wonderful. Karen was very helpful, and kind to us as first time visitors of the island.

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Orlando,Fl.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Small 5 unit Sanibel Island Inn across the street from Beach, u-shaped units surround heated pool creating loud echos when children present. Small units with double beds, kitchen and bathrooms designed for 1 person at a time. Parking just outside of units. Inexpensive Island Inn. Friendly staff.

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

So we (Husband, wife, 3-month old and a 11y/o black lab) loved the Sunshine Island Inn, in Sanibel. Overall, if you go in knowing what to expect you will not be disappointed. So what should you expect? You should be looking for a beach cabin that is perfect for shaking out you and all of your stuff after a long... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This place was very clean. Karen and her staff were very friendly. We called several times before we arrived and someone always called us back in a timely manner. We arrived late Thursday night and we even received a phone call to check on us. We walked across the street to the beach!! The pool was private and clean. We... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I now understand why Sunshine Island Inn was the only place on Sanibel Island that was charging less than $200 per night. The unit we had (Lighthouse) was in terrible condition: broken small window glass, broken screens that did not fit properly in main living room/bedroom and in bathroom, moldy smell in bathroom, unsanitary chipped counter top... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Before coming to Sunshine, I did what my husband insists I do with ALL our travel plans, I investigated the Inn reviews FIRST on this site (and searched for others!).. I've learned after many years of traveling, staying from 5 star and suites to simple and quaint, HOW to read these reviews and read thru the lines. Boy am I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm mostly writing this review for whoever actually owns this property to let them know how difficult it is to reach a live person. I've been trying for three days. Something is wrong with the answering machine/voicemail. It rings forever and twice, I was able to leave only a 3 second message. I resorted to e-mail. Today, I reached my... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Mold in the tub/shower. Outdated and dilapidated charcoal grill, a gas grill would have been nice. Small refrigerator that froze our food. No wi-fi internet anywhere on the premises even though we were assured a week before our stay that it worked. Other guest's dogs wondering into our room from poolside. Beach chairs/umbrellas broken and falling apart. The owner's obviously... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The Inn is in a nice location, with the beach a short walk away and restaurants and shops accessible with a quick car or bike ride. But the "affordable luxury" that was advertised was quite a misnomer--the place was not particularly reasonable in its rates and it was a far cry from luxury. The room had the convenience of a... More 

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Santee, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

While advertised as an inn or cottages, it is really a small motel in a residential neighborhood on Sanibel Island. It has a small pool, Wi-Fi near the office, a canal side dock for kayaks or john boats, and access to the beach via a trail between condos across the street. Good location - quiet and tropical. Exterior is bland... More 

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Address: 642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunshine Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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