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Island Inn

3.0 of 5 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bethesda, Maryland, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife used to go to Island Inn in the late 60's and 70's with her family, and we had been back one other time in the early 90's to visit. While there have been some changes (the restaurant is now under separate management and open to the public for example and the rooms have flat screen TVs) the Inn... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose the Island Inn based on TripAdvisor reviews and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in early January. We had never been on the Gulf Coast of Florida before, and wanted an "old Florida" experience. The Island Inn touts that, and has chosen to have beach sand as their main landscaping, so sand gets everywhere. It all gets cleaned up every... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The island and the Island Inn are a nice balance of quiet, things to do, character and beautiful scenery. The Inn is spotless and at least our rooms were recently updated...perhaps they all are, I am not sure. The friendly staff was always ready to answer questions. An interesting beach walk was offered each morning with a local marine biologist.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a relaxed, charming and welcoming hotel, right on the beach within easy access of this lovely island's amenities look no further than the Island Inn, From the get go, Ken in Reception gave us a lovely, warm welcome and explained all the hotel's amenities to us including the daily shelling walk on the beach which... More 

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Barlborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a cruise from Fort Lauderdale we decided to drive across Florida through Alligator alley to Fort Myers and stayed for four nights in the Kimball apartments at historic Island Inn on Sanibel. Perfect location with lovely gardens nice spacious air conditioned room with well equipped kitchen and mossie screened veranda with ocean view. 20 yards from stunning beach.Spotlessly clean... More 

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Crestwood, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took our annual Sanibel vacation February 15 - 21 and while our timing wasn't great in terms of weather, we had a very enjoyable stay. It was just a little to cool outside to enjoy the pool. We had the smallest room in Kimball Bldg. but saved money that way. Even though it was small, it... More 

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Els Poblets, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for three days, in the Matthews Lodge, Gulf View. From the moment we arrived, until the time we left all of the staff were so pleasant and accommodating. The room was well appointed. with a fridge, and microwave, but no kettle. The view from the balcony was excellent, however, the location to the beach was the best bit,... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Island Inn was recommended by friends, and they didn't steer us wrong. We had a mixup with our reservation that may have been my own fault, but Ken at the front desk was completely professional and solved it quickly. Everyone we came into contact with was upbeat and professional and left me feeling that they appreciated our business. Add that... More 

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Boxford, Massachusetts, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is third time we have stayed at island inn kimball building ocean side early February 2015- missed one of the several boston blizzards, making our stay even more appreciated! clean well appointed rooms with fridge microwave sink spacious bathroom- screen porch, beautiful clean pool, large screen tv club house room- some of the best shelling in area- webcam in... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to stay at this Inn due to the website pictures. We checked in and were surprised that the "Inn" is more of a motel than an inn. We stayed in the Matthews Lodge in a Gulfview room. The entry doors open onto outside corridors above the parking lot. The room was clean and was "updated" although the... More 

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Address: 3111 West Gulf Drive, 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 — Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Island Sanibel
Island Resort Sanibel
Is Sanibel
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island

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