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Sanibel Inn

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937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Sanibel Inn over the summer and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Our room was very nice and had a great view of the beach from the balcony. Loved the tiki bar at the pool and the free bike rentals to ride around the island. It was our first time visiting Sanibel and Captiva and I hope we... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mnic15, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sanibel Inn. I am glad you were able to thoroughly enjoy your stay while enjoying the use of our bicycles and our tiki bar. That is definitely a great way to experience your first trip to Sanibel/Captiva! We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We just spent seven nights at Sanibel Inn and after a few initial bumps at the start we ended up really enjoying our stay. No doubt the rooms need updating ... Please throw out those old AC's that make so much noise it's incredible you can actually sleep when it's on! But after stating our concerns , Charlie Watkins, assistant... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Pmford, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sanibel Inn. I am very thankful for the opportunity you gave me to improve your stay with us and I am glad to hear that you were able to enjoy yourselves for the remainder of your vacation. As I mentioned when we spoke, we are currently in... More 

Brunswick, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Second floor room, balcony overlooking the beach. Nice place to relax before breakfast or dinner. Walked on the beach each day. Absolutely beautiful. Enjoyed the convenience of breakfast at the complex. Convenient location. Staff were great. Would go back.

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jon L, Thank you for taking a moment to highlight your stay at Sanibel Inn! I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us while also being able to experience the breathtaking beach views that Sanibel has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

Wauconda, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beach view is beautiful and rooms were great. However, we had to wait for lounge chairs on the beach for two of the four days we were there because there wasn't enough to go around. The on-site restaurant is mediocre, at best, and they were short staffed. Like I mentioned the rooms are nice and the staff is friendly.... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Catberry0723, Thank you for sharing your experience at Sanibel Inn. I am pleased to know that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to experience a relaxing, enjoyable vacation. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This used to be a nice place and you paid the price to be so. Now it is more run down, in need of major renovation, and maybe worth half of what we were charged, if that. Plus, they advertise free amenities such as bike rentals, beach chairs and umbrellas, towels, etc., but attendants have now taken charge and, while... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Doug S, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Sanibel Inn. I am sorry to hear that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. I sincerely apologize if a tip was in any way implied during your stay, that is not the way we operate and our staff is well aware of that.... More 

Old Lyme, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was the most laid-back,stress-free, easygoing, cute, clean, calm place I have ever stayed! The location is perfect. The rooms are very simple, clean and no frills. Exactly what we were looking for! If you're looking for Four Seasons accommodations and amenities, don't stay here. But if you're looking for the ultimate relaxation, chilled out place with an island... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Chrissyc5885, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Sanibel Inn. We always enjoy the fact that our guests come to our resort to have that relaxing, peaceful, stress-free vacation, so I am very pleased that this is exactly what you experienced! Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again very... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just spent a long weekend here with my husband and had a great time. The Sanibel Inn is right on the beach, rooms were comfortable and the whole place just had a great vibe. It's very casual and family friendly. The resort fee you pay includes taking out kayaks, bikes and the like so there is lots to do.... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sara E, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your experience at Sanibel Inn! I am very pleased to know that you and your husband were able to enjoy your long weekend while taking advantage of some of our complimentary amenities. I am glad our staff was able to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We look forward... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

if you are looking for a place to stay filled with old busy bodies who watch your every move, then this is the place for you on sanibell island. We travel a lot and when we have checked in at other properties the front desk welcomes us and gives us advice about local activities etc, but the moment I approached... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a mother-daughter trip with a few "hard-to-please" teenagers. We have been to Sanibel a number of times before and stayed on different parts of the island. This location is great: the beaches are wide with a very gradual drop to the gulf. The hotel is modest, but perfect. The staff is friendly and accomodating with umbrellas... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Eastcoastblv, Thank you for taking a moment to review your stay at Sanibel Inn. I am pleased to know that our staff went above and beyond to allow you to thoroughly enjoy your Mother-Daughter trip! Thank you for taking advantage of all of our complimentary amenities as well. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and getting... More 

North Bennington
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9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent a week there and felt the location was great. The rooms are just average but who cares since you are only in them to sleep. The beach attendants were always great, bringing out the lounge chairs, umbrellas, etc. Having Bikes, paddle boards, beach towels and kayaks available as part of the daily fee made it easy to... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jim C, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sanibel Inn. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your week with us and I'm glad you were able to take advantage of our many complimentary amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

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