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Sunshine Island Inn

642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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East Lansing, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not waste your money on this room...we stayed here years ago in another suite and it was OK..I had no idea that we would have such a nasty room this time. The absentee owner needs to upgrade this place and quit cheaping out. I will not return here...It gave me a real trust issue that they would rent this... More 

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kcee_07, General Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your bad experience. I am not sure where you stayed on a previous visit years go however the Lighthouse has been the same size since this place was built. The same bathroom is small but this is a efficiency room which is a hotel like room with a 2 burner stove and small refrig.... More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This had a perfect location and amenities for our girl's getaway. There was plenty of space in the room for lounging, sleeping, and a well stocked kitchen for your cooking needs. Although it wasn't beach front, it had beach access, and you could reach the water within a 3 minute walk. It was cozy, affordable, and clean.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Karen went out of her way to not only listen to what I needed but then to anticipate and improve on my accommodations even further. She was easy to get a hold of responded within 24 hours or sooner every time. Finding a quality place at a reasonable price that is also pet friendly is pretty near impossible on Sanibel;... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Comfortable, friendly, casual space to rest and enjoy your vacation in a pet friendly environment. The owners are super nice and readily available to help you in anything you need. Laundry, grills, beach supplies, towels, etc. It took a while for the air conditioners to kick in, but at least there was a ceiling fan in the bedroom. We stayed... More 

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Penn Laird, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the inn. As a family of 5 we had room to spread out, and prepared many of our own meals daily. The staff was so kind and the room wasn't fancy, but was very clean and everything worked perfectly! There is a momma manatee in her baby in the river behind the inn which... More 

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sunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank You Courtney! We enjoyed having your family at the inn. Glad you had a good time! Hope to see you next year! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you are budget-minded, no frills, do it yourself type of traveller, then this place is for you! We stayed in the small studio next to the converted office/laundry room and it was perfect for our needs. King sized bed, small table and chairs, and a tiny TV (we never used) sitting on a dresser that we converted into our... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I just returned from our stay here on the 4th of July weekend. We stayed in the Banyan room with my cat and his 13 year old dog, and I have to say, we were SO pleasantly surprised. I wish I could give this place 4.5 stars, but I wanted to be ultra conservative. Here's what we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited Sunshine Island Inn with our pups. We found an extremely comfortable, friendly place to stay. The beds were better than beds we had at stays at some of the Disney resorts....truly surprised. There is a small dock with a manatee swimming nearby. The beach is a short walk away. This is a great, clean mom and pop... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

it was clean, the room we had was very roomy, just what I was told it would be. If your looking for frills and the "Hilton" this is not for you. If you like quaint and to be left alone, this is your place. The manager is not on duty all the time but shes easy to reach by phone... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Pleasant cozy place to stay close to everything, just right for a small family. Steve the gentleman that was on duty their very friendly. would definately stay here again. Clean room, clean pool just the right size for a dip. One thing that could be better if they had a fullsize refrigerator.

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