I enjoyed my stay here at this Old Florida hotel. I'm a middle aged women who traveled alone on this trip and just wanted a no frills safe, hotel. This was exactly what I got. My room 16, was very large and immaculately clean and quiet. I never heard a sound from other visitors any time I was there. It rained two of the nights and since this is a one story hotel, you could hear the rain coming down. Some people might not like that, but it reminded me of camping and it felt very homey. Just so you know, there is soap in the rooms but not shampoo or conditioner. There is a coffee maker and a one day supply of coffee. You will need to buy small Mr. Coffee filters if you want to make your own,. There was a dorm size fridge with a small freezer that froze water over night. Also, for my four day stay, I was told that housekeeping would not come in the room but that I could leave out towels and trash daily. The pool was warm and clean. It is in the middle of the parking area and close to the street but it is well camoflauged and I was not bothered by road noise as at. The view outside my room was a "nature pond" which was very pretty. The bathroom is small, and in my room there was only a shower, but again very clean and servicable. There are bikes available to rent, chargoal grills and laundry on site. The only trouble I had was that my airmconditioner broke down while I was there so since I had packed up, I left a day early. They did offer to give me another room and I free dinner at a local establishmnet for my trouble. I had a rental car so took the car to the a different beach each day. I would not recommend walking since you will be salty for the walk back. In this location you are right on Periwinkle so you are close to shipping but not the beach.
I would like to mention that being a rainy fall, the no see ums were horrific so keep this in mind if you go to the beach. I found them worst at sunrise and sunset. I used deet and skin so soft bu they still bit. I would recommend not going out at these times. In spite of the trouble with the air conditioner, which will be a funny story to tell, I would defintely stay here again when I want escape the weather at home and every day life. I would recommend it for families with young children, people staying with pets or solo, but not for familites with teens or young adults looking for night life or a pool scene.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on beautiful Sanibel Island, Anchor Inn offers affordable accommodations in a lush tropical setting. Private A-frame cottages, standard hotel rooms and fully equipped 1 and 2 room efficiencies are available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchor Inn And Cottages
- Anchor Inn & Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island