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Sanibel Inn

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #15 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
sdpb Glastonbury, Connecticut
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our third visit to the Sanibel Inn. Spectacular room--direct view of the Gulf. It was warm and humid, but delightful inside with the windows open and ceiling fans turning. (And yes, they had air conditioning which was also delightful!) It is heaven to hear the surf outside! The pool is very nice, but the shining star is the... More

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Thank you for your great staff comments regarding Sanibel Inn and thank you for being a loyal customer. There is nothing more peaceful than listening to the sound of the surf. Our focus at Sanibel Inn is provide a relaxing experience. We'll look forward to seeing you next year More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once again we stayed at Sanibel Inn Feb 8-15th and it was a delightful stay. They offer bikes for four hour periods at no charge and we went bike riding every day. There are bike paths everywhere an it is easy to get around via bicycle. The pool is very nice and we enjoyed the pool bar. The staff is... More

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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our 4th trip to Sanibel and our first stay at the Sanibel Inn. We splurged for an oceanfront room. Here is what you get for $300 a night: - A fabulous view of the ocean. So wonderful - great for coffee in the morning, and a glass of wine in the evening. - Bicycles and beach chairs on... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I must also give a mixed review, and echo a number of other reviewers. Rooms (we saw two, as there were no 2-queen rooms available the first night for the three of us, and we had to stay in a king plus aerobed) were nicely appointed, spotlessly clean, and cleaned well each day. Beds and linens are first-rate. Screened porch... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at The Sanibel Inn! The room was very clean and comfortable. The screened in porch was lovely for our morning coffee before going out to the beach each day. Chaise lounge chairs, beach towels and umbrellas were available for the beach and pool. The pool and tiki bar were very nice; food was good and pool... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this resort for 7 nights during high season in a second floor room in the Jasmine building and were very pleased. The staff was friendly and very attentive. The resort fees included free use of beach chairs, towels and umbrellas; free bike and kayak usage; tennis courts; pool with a poolside bar; NY Times Newspaper; and a... More

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Irvona, PA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the Sanibel Inn. We stayed for a week and had maybe our best vacation ever. Anything you want is here - beautiful beach with chairs, towels and umbrellas, nice pool with a poolside bar, free bike usage, free kayak usage, fully equipped rooms and a nice, rustic location with easy access. We'll be back!

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Depew, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this resort in August with my husband and two little ones. They had a summer special online and the price was hard to beat! We were very excited as Sanibel is one place you really don't have to worry too much about a wavy surf, and the children would love being able to enter the water that... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 5 nights in the Lantana building on this property that has a total of 7 buildings. Parking, landscaping, and facilities were great. Breakfast in their restaurant was extra, but food and service were very good. Restaurants in town are very close by car, and also walkable or bikeable. Room was clean and well equipped. Our only complaint is... More

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West Linn, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This complex is in a GREAT location - the beach is not as crowed as other areas and you can walk in either direction for at least a mile on beautiful sand with amazing shells. We had a view of the ocean. The condo was a bit dated in parts but the bathrooms were nice and I liked the fresh... More

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Additional Information about Sanibel Inn

Address: 937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immerse yourself in nature at Sanibel Inn. The Inn offers a wide variety of accommodations and amenities surrounded by beautiful gardens and tropical palms. Come to Sanibel Inn to discover why Sanibel Island was just ranked #1 Favorite Worldwide Destination by Arthur Frommer and #5 Top US Beach by Trip Advisor. Just like the tropical flowers in the gardens, Sanibel Inn reflects the colors of the island. From the brightly painted exteriors to the warm soothing interiors of the guestrooms and suites, Sanibel Inn provides a relaxing and comfortable beach hideaway in one of the newly renovated guestrooms and one bedroom suites. Sanibel Inn also offers two-bedroom condominiums that are perfect for families or larger group of friends who wish to stay together. The Sea Star Café is located at the Inn and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with traditional café fare with an island twist. Sanibel Island is all about nature. Discover nature up close by bike via the 22 miles of paved bike and walking trails. Visit J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to see a variety of migratory birds and explore an undeveloped mangrove ecosystem. Take a walk on the beaches and find rare shells such as the Junonia or 200 other species of shells. Take to the waters of the Gulf by kayak for a different point of view. Feel like a friendly tennis match, Sanibel Inn has a newly refurbished court on the grounds of the Inn or visit The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Sanibel Inn guests are also invited to golf at The Dunes where the greens wind through 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands. After a morning of exploration, unwind by the pool and bathe in the warm Florida sun. Just steps away, the Beach Bar offers cool libations and poolside snacks. Sanibel Inn offers a gateway to the various activities on Sanibel and the perfect spot for a relaxing day in the sun. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Hotel
Sanibel Island Hotel
Sanibel Island Resort
Sanibel Inn Beach Resort
Sanibel Bed Breakfast

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