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Tarpon Tale Inn

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367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our third time staying at the Tarpon Tale. My husband and I come ever winter to visit my parents who are on the island for the winter. Dawn, the manager is just SO NICE!! She is very accommodating to every need you might have. The rooms are very clean and the rooms have everything you need for your... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time we have stayed at this Inn. Love the east end of the island for the shelling beach and morning lighthouse point sunrises. We chose the Birdhouse again for its comfortable and well appointed amenities. While a small accomodation it has everything we needed. Perfect room for an active couple like us who spends most of the time out... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners were attentive and the place is clean, well appointed and unique. If you're a big hotel person with lots of services, this isn't your place. If you want an old Florida, personal feel, then consider it. It's quirky, but they took good care of us (even letting us put our refrigerated food in the room before it was... More 

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Arlington, MN
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location and easy to get to the beach. Great place to site and enjoy the area on the many chairs, benches and tables. Our room was great and very comfortable. Caretakers were very friendly and helpful. Easy check-in process. Great place and would come back and stay here in a minute. Free bikes to use to get around the... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this Inn because of its location and the great reviews it had received. We weren't sure what to expect. Even though we arrived early our room was ready and we were greeted not only by the manager but with an envelope of welcome and details about the Inn. Our room was clean and well stocked and we were... More 

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Thank Wayne R
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for three nights and at first was very pleased with the room but after 24 hrs it became clear that there were lots of niggly problems that if improved would help give it 5 stars in that category of accommodation. Firstly, there is nowhere really to put any clothes. The cupboard has other things in it and the... More 

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Washington, DC
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in the Birdhouse room. First, I should mention that finding affordable (i.e. under $200 per night) lodging for 2 people for just a few nights on the island is actually pretty tough. Most places are either far more expensive or require far longer stays or both. Which brings us to the TTI. The... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I almost don't want to write about this place here, because it's the best kept deal on Sanibel! The rates are wonderful for the area especially considering everything the room comes with. Plentiful well-kept bikes that are free for guests, lots of hammocks, a little table and spray hose to clean shells, and all the beach gear you could want.... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the bikes and quiet end of Sanibel. Innkeers were very helpful and thoughtful. Our one bedroom accommodation was adequate, and we kept several items in the small refrigerator.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Yes, we consider Tarpon Tale Inn our home! Two solid weeks here and it went by soooo fast! Missing it already. Dawn is the best innkeeper! We never tire of the TTI, the location, the setting, the relaxation that is somehow set upon you. A few minutes walk to the beach and the Gulf of Mexico welcomes you. I can't... More 

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