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Tarpon Tale Inn

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367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time in Sanibel! What an amazing place... I cannot wait to go back. My mom and I only stayed 2 night and definitely coming back! Tarpon Tale Inn has the perfect location... The beach and restaurants are right there! We stayed in the birdhouse and it was great! It was nice, clean and cozy! They have bikes to ride... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed there for our Honeymoon, I wasn't sure what to expect - so I was very pleasantly surprised! The cottages are very quaint, the quality of the linens & towels is wonderful. The use of beach towels and bicycles was wonderful! It was a tiny piece of heaven! We will definitely return!!

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Tarpon Tale Inn and stayed in the Birdhouse which was a charming efficiency that gave us everything we needed. The owner was very friendly and gave us a grand tour upon arrival! She clued us in to wonderful place's to go and eat (The Lighthouse Cafe across the street). The great thing about the... More 

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Pleasant Plains, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here during a fall trip for our 20th anniversary. The owner couldn't have been nicer. Clean, reasonable rates, charming, comfortable room, beach chairs and umbrellas provided, just a short walk to the beach, across from Lighthouse Cafe but lots of landscaping so feels private. The only drawback is no pool.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The owners, although, I never met in person, are wonderful people. I spoke to them on the phone before my visit and when I first arrived and they were extremely helpful on both occasions. The Inn is quite self-serve which is actually a nice change of place - you don't feel like you are staying at a hotel, you feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed here 4 nights and found it a refreshing stay after several weeks in hotels. Having a full kitchen was perfect for some meals in. Beach chairs, towels, and shelling equipment were provided, as well a bicycles. We also enjoyed the beach which was just a short walk away.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

What a delightful little inn! We stayed in the Tarpon Cottage as we needed 2 separate sleeping arrangements. Usually I'll stay on the couch but this cute little cottage had a little cozy alcove room that was just perfect and even gave me a little privacy. It would be great for anyone traveling with a child as well! The inn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I travel a lot...stayed in literally hundreds of hotels. Tarpon Tale is definitely the top 3 best I've ever stayed in. The place is beautiful. GREAT foliage all over the property. Each room has a very private patio. The BEST BEST BEST part is that the owners provide bikes, chairs, umbrellas and beach carts free to use during your stay.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed at Tarpon Tale in 'Sea Shell II'. We booked the room from Jan 14th - Jan 16th, but ended up leaving on Jan 15th due to being unhappy with the quality and cleanliness of the unit. I really (really) wanted to love this hotel. My wife and I booked Tarpon Tale based on glowing reviews from Trip Advisor... More 

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TTISanibel, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Tarpon Tale Inn. We are very sorry you were not satisfied. I know we had a few chances to talk during your stay and I wish you had seized one of those moments to communicate to us. Had we known you were unsatisfied with the room, or that the closet door was... More 

Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stayed at the Tarpon Tale Inn 11/26 – 11/30/14. Had a king size bed living room and kitchen. Rooms have a parking spot. About a 5-minute walk to the beach. Its about ¾ mi on beach to lighthouse. Much better than paying $3.00 per hour to park in the municipal lot. Do not think there is any other parking... More 

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