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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved this inn and wish i could have stayed more than the one night i was able to stay. We were picking someone up at Fort Myers airport and this was a good place to spend the night before. It is a perfect spot on Sanibel and the property is beautiful. My husband and I stayed in a Starky... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location in a remote area of Sanibel, right at the beach is a great plus. Yet there are reasons to give a low rating: We had booked a room with two queen beds to accommodate our family (two adults, two kids). Yet the hotel wanted to charge us 10 extra for the kids despite the fact that the two... More

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were only here for 2 nights and of course I wish it was more. We had a microwave, refrig and real dishes and silver ware. Great views and ocean is literally feet from our room. Staff very pleasant every time we had a question or request.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our cottage (Matthews) was renovted and spotless. The cottage is several yards to the beach with a great view. We stayed a week and had stellar service the entire time. When we inquired where to find the clothesline, it was installed within minutes. All the staff were friendly and the housekeeping staff is to be commended! The location can not... More

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is hard to describe in words the experience that my wife and I had at the Island Inn. It was perfection. I was looking for a secluded getaway for my wife and I for our 13th anniversary and this was it. We stayed in the Kimball Gulf View King and just loved it. I felt like I could throw... More

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Seven Hills, OH
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At first glance, this complex seems like a step back in time. BUT, the rooms were completely upgraded, and I've never seen such a huge and quality bathroom. The shower area was able to be shut off from the DOUBLE sink area with sliding doors, and the sinks and shelves were granite and tile. I might add the rooms were... More

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only here for two nights, but could have stayed much longer. The accomodations were absolutely perfect for us. It was great being right by the beach. It was very convenient for swimming and shell collecting. We were pleased with our room, kitchenette, and nice big shower! I would definitely recommend Island Inn to others!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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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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