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Sanibel Inn

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #12 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been going here for several years and I love it! Staff is helpful and nice! Love that there are free bikes and umbrellas too! The room and facilities are clean and conveniently located. We have stayed for our anniversary several times and the staff has left us a bottle of wine to celebrate.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I read many reviews before booking this room. I believe I paid a premium, but had I searched or used my AAA rate I probably could have reserved it for less money. I did have the $35/night credit which was nice. We had an oceanfront room/2nd floor with a great view of the coastline. It was clean and quiet. Everyone... More

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The Villages, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from our first visit to Sanibel Island. Housekeeping left much to be desired. Missing wash cloths, bath mats, cups, etc. made for several trips to the office. Despite this, the rooms were clean. The amenities are great. As long as we were down at the hut by 8:30 a.m. umbrellas, chairs, and towels were plentiful. The highlight was... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night with a friend and we both wished we could stay longer and have planned to return! Beautiful property, quiet and relaxing. But....... There is a pool, it's on the beach where they provide chairs and umbrellas, also available are kayaks and bikes which are no clouded in your stay! There is also a tiki bar at the... More

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Dallas, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this property has some age, it is timeless. Our room was immaculate. Everything we asked for was delivered with a smile. The property is quiet, which is perfect for someone looking for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle that is modern society. It's like stepping back in time. We can't wait to return.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the weekend at the Inn for a family reunion . We rented 9 rooms and had over 30 People there . The hotel was very clean and in a great location . The amenities are great they have umbrellas ,chairs ,bikes for the family. The gentleman that works the beach area is great. This price for the rooms... More

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to begin? The best part of this Inn was the easy access to the beach & the shelling. We stayed in the Periwinkle building. Tired from our flight we were looking forward to some rest upon arrival before exploring the Inn & Island. Unfortunately, at check in we were given the key to a room that was inhabited, oops!... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 stayed her at the end of July. We ended up coming in on a Saturday and leaving Sunday. We were going to come in Friday afternoon, but at $300/night, we didn't think it was worth it. I made our reservation over the phone about 10 days prior, and was told about the resort fee, which covers... More

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Miami, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 4th stay at the Sanibel Inn. Each visit we look at other properties on the east end of the island but keep coming back to the Sanibel Inn- I think our search for something "better" is over! We love the small size of the property, friendly and responsive staff, rooms with hardwood floors, comfy beds, daily NY... More

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Angleton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Sanibel Inn last year for the first time and felt so at ease here that we can back again this year. Nice, quiet inn with beach access. Comfy beds. Only draw back is that there is a resort fee of $12/ night even if you don't check out anything. Other than that, a great place to stay.

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Address: 937 E. Gulf Dr., 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:3 star — Sanibel Inn 3*
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Hotel
Sanibel Island Resort
Sanibel Inn Beach Resort
Sanibel Bed Breakfast

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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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