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“Best location, most Romantic resort and great staff.” 5 of 5 stars
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Sanibel Inn
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #12 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Key West, Florida
1 review
“Best location, most Romantic resort and great staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was our third stay at the Sanibel Inn and in the same suite. The entire staff is great, very friendly as well as helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable, especially the bed. We renewed our wedding vows on the beach 4 years ago and were very grateful to be able to book the same suite. It is an extremely romantic resort and very peaceful and relaxing. The location is great. It is a short drive to Periwinkle Way with its shops and restaurants, the causeway, or headed west through the East, Middle and West gulf drives. After 15 years of staying on Sanibel, this is our resort of choice.

Room Tip: The beachfront Corner suites are large and sunny with beautiful views of the gulf and beach. The Tra...
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  • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our room was very clean and nicely decorated. The ocean front room was great! The in room coffee was very good. The screened in balcony was an added bonus. A very small walk to the beach. The staff was great there. They would set up chairs and umbrellas every morning. It was nice to have a comfortable place to sit. I would definitely go back!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thurmont, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husband and I traveled to Sanibel to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and decided on the Sanibel Inn at the advice of friends. Glad we did! The grounds were beautiful. The entire staff is very accommodating and friendly. Loved that the beach chairs, umbrellas and towels were all included. We had a beachfront room and it was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a very nice, relaxing trip and cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leesburg, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This was our second trip to Sanibel Inn. We stayed in a two bedroom condo and completely enjoyed it. The view was great and the room was spacious. Staff is super friendly! Great location on the Island. We enjoyed the private beach. The grounds are kept very nicely. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Wales, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My wife & I stayed a few days at this hotel for her birthday. We checked in early and were told the room would be ready in an hour. When they called us to get the room key, they had upgraded us from a standard room to a large, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with a view of the pool and beach..NICE!
All the staff were friendly & helpful, the beach was beautiful and they even have complimentary umbrallas and chairs they set up for you on the beach; another nice touch. My wife likes to walk the beach in the morning and this hotel is within nice walking distance of the Sanibel Lighthouse. I had one of the best Cuban sandwiches (and I know cuban sandwiches) at the pool side bar. Hey, I'm not easy to impress my wife says, but I was impressed with this property. We have stayed at several other locations on Sanibel over the pass 7 years....The Sanibel Inn was the best! We think you will be impressed too.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My friend and I had stayed in the 2 bedroom condo. It was a wonderful experience! The staff carried our umbrella to the beach and set it up for us with towels always available. We also loved having the bikes there for us to use. We had a great view and the condo had all that we needed.
Easy check in and check out. Everyone was very helpful. All in all it was a very enjoyable time and I'm ready to go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Went to Sanibel Island on honeymoon.

Stayed at the Sanibel Inn and this was fantastic. Very nice and clean hotel to absolutely reasonable price.
The hotel is situated direct to a beautiful beach with bounty-island-like water.
The pool at the hotel is wonderful too.

  • Stayed June 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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Additional Information about Sanibel Inn

Address: 937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immerse yourself in nature at Sanibel Inn. The Inn offers a wide variety of accommodations and amenities surrounded by beautiful gardens and tropical palms. Come to Sanibel Inn to discover why Sanibel Island was just ranked #1 Favorite Worldwide Destination by Arthur Frommer and #5 Top US Beach by Trip Advisor. Just like the tropical flowers in the gardens, Sanibel Inn reflects the colors of the island. From the brightly painted exteriors to the warm soothing interiors of the guestrooms and suites, Sanibel Inn provides a relaxing and comfortable beach hideaway in one of the newly renovated guestrooms and one bedroom suites. Sanibel Inn also offers two-bedroom condominiums that are perfect for families or larger group of friends who wish to stay together. The Sea Star Café is located at the Inn and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with traditional café fare with an island twist. Sanibel Island is all about nature. Discover nature up close by bike via the 22 miles of paved bike and walking trails. Visit J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to see a variety of migratory birds and explore an undeveloped mangrove ecosystem. Take a walk on the beaches and find rare shells such as the Junonia or 200 other species of shells. Take to the waters of the Gulf by kayak for a different point of view. Feel like a friendly tennis match, Sanibel Inn has a newly refurbished court on the grounds of the Inn or visit The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Sanibel Inn guests are also invited to golf at The Dunes where the greens wind through 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands. After a morning of exploration, unwind by the pool and bathe in the warm Florida sun. Just steps away, the Beach Bar offers cool libations and poolside snacks. Sanibel Inn offers a gateway to the various activities on Sanibel and the perfect spot for a relaxing day in the sun. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Hotel
Sanibel Island Resort
Sanibel Inn Beach Resort
Sanibel Bed Breakfast

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