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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #9 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and is stayed here with our thirteen year old son. It was a perfect get-a-way for spring break, a real find. We have stayed in numerous other beach resorts, but nothing compares to the authentic beach experience this little inn provides. It has everything you need without the fuss of many resorts. The rooms are clean, spacious, and... More

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Norwich, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great week staying at The Island Inn. The location was perfect for us. We loved being away from the congested areas of the Island. Restaurants, groceries and shops as well as the JN Ding Refuge were all within easy biking distance. Our room overlooked the ocean. The beaches were beautiful and went on endlessly. Shelling was incredible with... More

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Rockford, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My teenaged son and I stayed at the Island Inn for 2 days during the first week of April. We had spent 2 days at the Pink Shell Resort in Fort Myers beach prior to coming to Sanibel. We loved the low key atmosphere of Sanibel. The island itself is very focused on nature preservation and I never saw a... More

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Andover, MA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a good place to go for awesome shelling on beautiful Sanibel Island. The beach was so full of shells that it was painful to walk on the beach in bare feet. The Tuesday morning Beach Walk with a local shell expert was extremely interesting. The room in the Kimball Bldg had a great view of the beach and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Island Inn is located on one of the best beaches I have ever experienced. The shelling is great! Because the inn has a lot of beach per guest, even during spring break season it never felt crowded or noisy. The beach is THE reason to come here. This is not a resort. The pool is small, there are few... More

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Park Ridge, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Island Inn this past week with our three kids. We had two rooms on the ground floor, which was really nice because we would just run back and forth to the beach just by going out our patio door. They have a pool that is on the smaller size, it would be nice if it were... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is old and very sweet, lovely positon over looking the sea. Because it is old you can hear toilets flushing and showers running in the next room. The rooms were clean and pleasant. We did eat in the restaurant which was very busy but not really to our taste. The food was overlooked and on the expensive side.

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Tucker, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Island Inn provided a wonderful getaway - lovely room looking right out onto the water, easy beach access, and a fantastic restaurant on property. The beach was clean and beautiful and full of shells. The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is close by. We will definitely look to return.

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Tacoma, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanibel in the high season is pricey. This place is no exception. At $330 a night I perhaps had higher expections. Rooms were nice and we'll maintained. Breakfast was included but was limited to a carb load of donuts and small store furnished pastry. A nice pool is on the property but no food or drink service except in the... More

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Whitefield, New Hampshire, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked this Inn so my granddaughter and I could spend some time together shelling! It was GREAT! Check in was a cinch. We ended up with a ground floor room that opened right onto the garden/beach area. The room was very spacious and clean. No sign of bugs! The bathroom was HUGE! We could walk right out to... More

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Also Known As:
Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Island Hotel
Island Hotel Sanibel
Island Sanibel
Island Resort Sanibel
Is Sanibel
Address: 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#9 Romantic Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Voted "Best Inn on the Island," the Island Inn, with its combination of old Florida cottages and modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling in the area. ... more   less 
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