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Tarpon Tale Inn

367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Tarpon Tale Inn
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms exactly as per the website the photos are honest, comfortable without being snazzy and unnecessary accoutrements...pretty much like Sanibel really. Good kitchenette (but a bit light on utensils if you are thinking of "really" self catering, no dishwasher) and TV and bedroom area, perfectly acceptable bathroom (no tub). And then the good outside stuff. Free bikes, brollies and... More

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Richmond, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was as pictures indicated. We stayed in the Sea Shell 1 with nice seating area and full kitchen. The bed was comfortable. There are eight choices for rooms. We liked the close walk to the beach. Chairs, umbrellas, etc were provided for our use. Bicycles were also available to use on the many bike trails. We liked the shelling,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay , the room was clean and spacious enough , bed comfy & quiet area , the inn had cute porches & outdoor areas . There was lots of stuff to borrow for beach use ( a short walk ) bikes to use was a real plus ! Would definitely stay again ,! Hot tub was down... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This place is just fantastic. From my very first email correspondence with the owners I couldn’t wait to arrive and they were so friendly it made it seem like they couldn’t wait to see us. Upon arrival they’d left a really lovely welcome note for us, and as it was our honeymoon had put some sparkling wine and beer in... More

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Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've stayed here twice, both in late winter. I'd readily stay here again the next time I go to Sanibel. The Tarpon Tale is a house or maybe two houses joined, and it's been divided up nicely. Everything was clean and well maintained. The location was great, either for walking or riding a bike. This is one of those wonderful,... More

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Small property in best location of any on the island. Suites are modest but roomy and clean. Dawn, the owner, is pleasant and accommodating. Bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels are provides. Whether on bike or walking, minutes to an uncrowded beach. Quite locale. Minutes drive from the busier areas of shops and restaurants.

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Pleasanton, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

First of all, do not know why this is listed as a B&B--it is not. Stayed here for 3 nights and were disappointed. There are adjacent rooms on 3 sides, and the paper thin walls allow you to hear almost everything in the rooms surrounding you. The décor looked tacky, and I could not describe it as clean. On a... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our inn - we sincerely apologize that your expectations were not met. The Trip Advisor categories can be confusing as their category of "B&B and Inns" does not differentiate between these two property types. On our website we try to make it clear that we are in the Inn, rather than B&B... More

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is my second time to stay at the Tarpon Tale Inn and I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else! It is a small inn with private rooms and front porch areas. They provide a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, plates, cups, silverware, paper towels, and the items needed to wash them. You can change your towels or anything else at... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We liked the slowness of the island, whole families riding their bikes, and a lower speed zone for cars. We liked everything about the inn. It was close enough to walk to the beach, a place to wash my shells, a cool, clean place to stay and friendly hosts. We loved the birdlife and the flowering trees and shrubs. We... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed here recently for five nights. We loved the place. They provided beach towels, beach accessories, bikes, just about anything you would need for your stay on Sanibel. The bikes are a great way to get around the island. The place was quiet and clean. They don't provided daily housekeeping, which I liked, and any additional items needed were... More

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Also Known As:
Tarpon Tale Hotel Sanibel Island
Tarpon Tale Hotel
Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Sanibel Island
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