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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #7 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Amazing place, location and staff. Very big and comfy studios that easily fitted 5 people. The location can't be better - loved the beach and the beach access. The staff is wonderful, service minded and very nice. The atmosphere is relaxed and just amazing. We will be back in Sanibel and we will be back here Absolutely AMAZING

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Island Inn for eight nights. From check in to check out the Inn was more than first class. It has the Old Sanibel feel with modern updates and amenities. The staff was wonderful, helpful in every way. Our daughter was married on site and spent her honeymoon there as well. All told our group stayed in... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful and relaxing time! We really enjoyed the free access to beach chairs and the private beach area. The room was clean and nicely updated and decorated. The room was a little on the small side with the pull out couch out but was not a big deal. The full stove and fridge were wonderful to have.... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just came back from spending 4 days here with our grandchildren. Can't say how much we enjoyed it. Rooms were wonderful and staff was the best we've ever dealth with. Continental breakfast (which was free) was plenty and actually had a good selection. Whoever complained should have gone out and bought a breakfast. We loved it. Hotel was booked solid,... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I wanted to enjoy a girls getaway, and chose this Inn. Great choice. All the cottages and rooms have had a complete makeover, but retain the old tropical island inn charm. We stayed at Kimball Lodge, ground floor, deluxe room, views of the beach, which was right outside our screened little lanai. We were pleased to have... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Island Inn in Sanibel for a 15th anniversary trip. We couldn't have asked for a better location. A nice quiet location right on the Gulf of Mexico. We had a screened in balcony that was the perfect place to sit to watch and listen to the waves on the beach, even during the rain that we... More

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Ft' Lauderdale,Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Starky Lodge where the rooms have recently been renovated. The room and property were spacious, clean and comfortable for the 4 of us and included an efficiency kitchen. The screened in porch was terrific for evenings and the view of the gulf was spectacular. Management and staff were helpful and friendly, and the continental breakfast was... More

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the island Inn and for taking the time to share your experience. We are so glad the Inn's accommodations, amenities and guest services were a good fit you needs and expectations. We hope your travels back to the East coast were safe and you are able to visit Sanibel Island again soon! :-) More

Poland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights at the Island Inn back in June. Myself, my handicapped daughter, son in law and 2 grandsons (ages 9 and 11) What a wonderful experience! We were in the Kimball Lodge on the ground floor. Room was all updated and bathroom was huge. Had a mini frige-microwave and coffee pot. Also include table service for 4 (dishes... More

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Island Inn for your family's trip to Sanibel Island. We are so glad you enjoyed our low density, beachfront property combined with our updated accommodations and amenities. We will look forward to return to the Island Inn soon! :-) More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a property from the early years that has kept its ambience. It consists of gulf view cottages and hotel rooms that all have been updated. Amenities are tennis,shuffleboard, horseshoe, volleyball, BBQ grills, and heated pool. On site rentals for biking, paddle board, kayak. Towels and beach chairs complimentary. Free WI-FI. Onsite restaurant, bar, and lounge that has music... More

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Island Inn and for taking the time to share your experience. For prospective guests, our Complimentary light Continental breakfast consists of fresh baked pastries, fresh cut fruit, hardboiled eggs, yogurt assortment, coffee, tea and fresh squeezed juices. All accommodations are equipped with either a microwave/coffee maker/small refrigerator or a full kitchen, so if the... More

Binghamton, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our one week stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. Our room at Kimball was newly remodeled and very clean. Our daughters stayed on the pull out couch which had an inflatable mattress so they found it to be comfortable. The kitchen had new appliances as well as plates, cups etc .... We had a screened in porch with a view... More

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Island Inn for your Sanibel vacation and we are so glad you enjoyed your time on the Island. It sounds like the Inn's beachfront, old Florida, low density atmosphere combined with its modern accommodations and amenities were a great fit for your family's needs and expectations. We hope you can return to the Island Inn... 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*
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Also Known As:
Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Island Sanibel
Island Resort Sanibel
Is Sanibel

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#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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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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