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Sunshine Island Inn

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642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Rating summary
  • 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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Brewster, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We loved our stay at the Sunshine Island Inn! Our one week escape from the snow on Cape Cod just wasn't enough, so we just booked for three weeks next year. Palm Cottage had everything we needed. Small kitchen, king bed, table, comfortable sofa and chair. The pool is great for an afternoon dip. But the best part is the... More 

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Dearborn, Mi
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6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are a laid back, low maintenance, not too fancy, budget minded traveler, you will like this place. We are staying in the Banyan Room, it is super spacious, has a king bed, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and dining area. 2 doorwalls out to the pool. It's clean, (no mold in the bathrooms as reported in 2013. We like the... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed the laid back feeling of this small Inn. Karen was very helpful in assisting us as first timers. Her helper, Steve, was a real plus. We had our small dog with us and the accommodations were great for her. It was a good location for access to the beach where we spent most of our... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Pickerington
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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