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Island Inn

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3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I just came back from a 2 night stay in the beach house that sleeps up to 12. We had 6 in our party. This was our 1st time at the inn as the place we normally stay was booked. I have to say that I was very pleased with the grounds and the beach house. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place right on the beach where the water is crystal clear with no rocks etc. I find this hotel clean and the location is ideal. I will return here next year again or who knows, maybe before that. Island Inn is close to stores and food places and if you're worried about safety, this is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite things about this hotel is the beautiful view that we have at our balcony.Also,the hotel was very clean and very maintained and the service was excellent especially the front service desk.Another thing they have is a restaurant in the hotel that was perfect because we didn't have to drive there we just walked over there,the food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I received a standard email after my return from a 3 day stay with my sisters and nieces that I assume everyone gets. I replied with my concerns jimmediately and have never heard back about the disappointing treatment that we received. Having stayed here on an earlier visit, I booked two rooms, because I felt that we would all enjoy... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a quaint place with comfortable beach front accommodations. We felt like we'd been swept away to another place and time, especially at dinner with the music entertainment and dancing. We just love the quiet beach to lounge and read. The bed is the most comfortable sleep I've ever had. We extended our stay for a second night.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not the first place we have stayed on the Island so I feel comfortable making comparisons. The beach in front of the Inn is very narrow. Chairs are provided for you to carry down yourself but umbrellas are not provided. Breakfast was boiled eggs, toast, mini donuts, fruit, yogurt, coffee, juice... No cereal or meat. The kitchenette had... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Island Inn and for leaving a review. We are sorry the Inn was not a fit to your expectations and needs. We will use your feedback to better our guests' overall experience. To prospective guests, be sure to book directly through the Island Inn's website or call the Inn directly so we can help... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second overnight stay at the Island Inn, in Matthews Lodge again....It just proved that the first experience was not a one-time thing or a romanticized version of the actual experience. I had to stop in the office before I left, to give props to the housekeeping staff and the breakfast crew: the room was utterly immaculate and the breakfast was... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to return to the Island Inn and for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad that our location, accommodations, amenities and guest services were again a perfect fit for your needs and expectations! We will be looking forward to your next visit with us soon! :-) More 

Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time to the island and this way by far the best resort. Rooms were great and clean staff was top notch. Room was steps to the beach and location is great. Went for a girls trip for my daughters graduation with my sister and her daughter and they loved it. Breakfast was great and stayed in Kimball Lodge .... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Island Inn for your most recent visit to Sanibel and I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope you are able to visit Sanibel Island and the Island Inn again soon! :-) More 

Defiance, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Island Inn. This has become an annual event and last year we were able to visit twice. The room and sun deck at Kimball are perfect. The other thing we look forward to is seeing some of the same staff year after year. I am embarrassed because I did not get their names,... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being such loyal guests of the Island Inn and for taking the time to share your feedback concerning your experiences. I am so glad you were able to return to the Inn again this summer and that our staff's guest services only made you feel more at home! We will be looking forward to your family's next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time we had stayed at the island inn was several years ago and nothing special. I was a teenager at the time and really enjoyed the pool and beach. This time, as a mid twenties woman with my family and boyfriend, I had an amazing experience. We stayed at a newly renovated part, the Kimball Lodge. It has... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to return to the Island Inn and for leaving a review of your experiences with us. We are so glad you enjoy the Inn and that you have grown to continually love all the things special about it and Sanibel Island. We will be looking forward to hosting your family's next visit! :-) More 

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