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Sunset Beach Inn
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   3287 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #22 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Bishop's Stortford
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A lovely quiet,relaxing hotel. Complementary breakfast was basic, but welcome. Rooms were clean and spacious. Sunbeds around the pool are plenty but some have seen better days as the beds on the beach provided by the hotel. It was still lovely and would love to return.

Room Tip: Better view if you go first floor
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Coral, Florida
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13 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We took our kids here for a one night stay on the beach. The rooms are nice and well kept. Beds were comfortable, and it was nice having a kitchenette and table in the room. There's also a screened in porch which was great. Access to the beach is a 2 minute walk, and it's not crowded like some touristy places which makes it a nice relaxing time. They have free chairs and umbrellas, access to bikes which you simply sign out at no charge and free breakfast with coffee, cereal and danishes. Shelling is some of the best activities with the kids.

Room Tip: Higher rooms to the back give you an ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

1st time in Sanibel and we were very pleased with our stay at the Sunset Beach Inn. The rooms were clean and updated and the matresses were very comfortable and I am really picky about that. The staff at the hotel were all professional, friendly and helpful. The pool and the beach were both nice although the pool was a bit cold for my taste. The continental breakfast was just that but what they had was fresh and plentiful. We had a great stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I have been coming to Sanibel for over 12 years. I have stayed in various hotels and many locations.

The beach at the hotel was nice but what really impressed my husband me was how comfortable the room was. The beds were soft, down comforters on each bed, soft feather pillows, an updated kitchen and bathroom, with a refridgerator (with freezer), microwave, small stove/oven, and toaster. I was VERY impressed!

We enjoyed the free breakfast, free wifi, and free bike rentals. For $118 a night, it made coming to Sanibel an affordable weekend trip, where in the past we decided against a getaway because of price.

A $75 credit to Sea Star Cafe and the bottle of wine was also included in our package! The restaurant was nice, a little slow, but we ended up paying $17 for dinner so who can argue with that?

The price brought us in and the amazing service and comfortable rooms is what will bring us back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, GA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Excellent hotel for the price! Beautiful property and very nice rooms situated on West Gulf Drive! Perfect place to view a gorgeous Sanibel sunset! The grounds are beautiful with large swaying palm trees just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. Our kids loved the huge pool.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sebastian, FL
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wanted a romantic getaway for my birthday weekend and had never been to Sanibel before so I thought I'd give it try. Upon check-in we were told they double upgraded our room....happy birthday Me! The hotel is right on the beach and they have lounge chairs and umbrellas set up every morning. Continental breakfast is included along with free use of their bikes and kayaks. My only complaint is we didn't stay long enough....next time we'll stay a week!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Düsseldorf
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The hotel is right on the beach. Rooms are spacious, kitchenette well equipped. The safe is big enough for a laptop PC. Good breakfast, You take what You need and like to Your room.
The hotel has complimentary bikes ank kayaks. The beach is white powder.

Room Tip: Ask for room 120 or 219 - these rooms are the closest to the beach, both with a balcony facing the b...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sunset Beach Inn

Address: 3287 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Beach Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Beach Inn includes forty-six guestrooms and suites nestled on 4.5 acres of tropical Sanibel Island. Our 360 feet of beach along the Gulf of Mexico offers beautiful shells, tranquil sunsets and pristine sand. Relax by the pool with the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon.Each morning prepare for an activity filled day with a complimentary Continental breakfast, with an assortment of fresh fruit and breakfast breads. Play a set of tennis or ride a complimentary bicycle and explore the 23 miles of bike paths throughout Sanibel Island. Play a friendly game of volleyball with the beach just within view. Two shuffleboard courts await a challenging game near the picnic area. The resort offers two gas grills and picnic tables-perfect for a family dinner out under the graceful palms. Whether relaxation or fun filled activities are in your vacation plans, The Sunset Beach Inn provides the perfect beach getaway for families and couples. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel

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