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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spent 6 nights here and the place met or exceeded our expectations in every way. For Sanibel, this is a good value and the location is excellent. The property is older but very well maintained. It is only steps from the beach and positioned such that all top floor rooms offer beach views. We turned off the AC/heat upon...

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Wheeling WV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well...the hotel is pretty neat and a bit older but well maintained. We learned a lesson, however, We were disappointed with our room, which was titled a "Sanibel Room", however it is one of 5 in the basement. Rooms number 140 through 145 are in the basement. You read that right...basement. We looked at their website after our return and...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear WheelingWVMarty, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I will address the issue with the description of our Sanibel Rooms on Booking.com immediately and I apologize for the issues this created for you. While I'm glad you found our staff so helpful in trying to resolve the discrepancy I'm sorry they were not able better accommodate you so...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first trip to Sanibel, and what a great hotel from which to enjoy everything! Sunrise and sunset seen right from our beach, great breakfast delivered to our room each day, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, and bikes available for our use free of charge. Clean and comfortable rooms, very friendly staff, excellent heated swimming pool that was both...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a glowing review of your visit and highly recommending us to fellow travelers! I'm glad our resort exceeded your expectations and appreciate the very nice comments. I will be sure to pass along your accolades of our staff to them. We look forward to serving you again when your travels bring you back to Sanibel...

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sunset Beach Inn is located directly on the Gulf. On one side of our room ,we could see the sunrise. On the other side we experienced the famous sunset that the facility is noted for. Mallory Square in Key West also has a sunset but now it has been ruined by cruise ships. The Sunset Beach Inn provides a...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking a few minutes to review your stay. It's so nice see all of the wonderful things you found to enjoy while visiting us at the Sunset Beach Inn! If we do see the famous poet on the beach, we will be sure to let him know that he likely provided the inspiration for your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first trip to Florida!! Really enjoyed the location right on the beach. Loved that they provide beach chairs, towels ect.. Also that they have bikes you can use free of charge. Only downside was our room was nothing special, could use some updating.

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. I'm glad you found so much to enjoy and that we could be a part of your first trip to our beautiful state! I appreciate your comments regarding your room - as we consider future enhancements we will certainly keep your thoughts in mind. We look forward to seeing you again soon....

Cedarhurst, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked this place through Trip Advisor and are so happy with our choice.Its literally right on the shore of the Gulf. We like to exercise on vacation,so the free bike rental was awesome! The pool was so large,I was able to swim my laps whenever!! When we arrived,they had a basket of breakfast foods that worked...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bridget, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at our Inn. It's clear that you made a great choice in staying with us but I know there are many, many options and appreciate your now being one of our very loyal guests. Barbara is indeed one of our treasures - our guests frequently tell me how much joy she...

Palm Harbor, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time visiting Sanibel Island and Sunset Beach Inn met my criteria of allowing us to stay a short time, was next to the beach and it was in the middle of the island so we could pace ourselves when biking around. While the accommodations was not the level of "The Ritz", our room was cleaned and...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear MinxsieMayhem, Thank you for the nice review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and found a very good value in your stay with us. It really is a wonderful experience to see a sunset from our beach and I'm glad you had an opportunity to enjoy that! We look forward to your return and hope you'll let us...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay on Sunset Beach - and you are right on the beach at this property! The room was good with a little kitchenette and large table at the front, an adequate sized bathroom and a good sized living/bed area. Plus the screened in balcony! Check in and check out were simple, housekeeping was efficient and the...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Libby, I'm glad you had such a great visit! Your very nice comments regarding our facilities, the cleanliness of your room, and our fresh-squeezed juice are very much appreciated. I'm sorry that we didn't provide the room you requested; please let me know when you are returning to the Inn and I will see to it personally that we...

South Bend, Indiana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large comfortable rooms (we rent a 2 bedroom suite) with screened lanais. Love the breakfast baskets. Great to be near the beach, free use of bicycles, the pool was clean, warm and well maintained. I'd like to know more about the Generations program as we've stayed here past 2 years and will return. Had problems at front desk reserving rooms...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Alt014767, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to the island. I'm sorry that our suites were booked for the dates you wanted next year but I hope you'll allow us to find alternate accommodations that...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved staying here. It was the perfect combination of hospitality, comfort, cleanliness, convenience and price. I have been raving about the creative way they do breakfast. They have a basket of breakfast foods in every room and refresh it every day. They even put fresh milk and orange juice in the refrigerator for you! That saves the cost of...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Julieroadtrip, I'm so glad you had such a great stay with us and sincerely appreciate your taking the time so share your impressions with other travelers. Your comments - from our complimentary breakfast baskets to the cleanliness of our pool - let's us know that our guests appreciate all that our staff is doing to make great memories for...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Sunset Beach Inn

Address: 3287 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5611
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $205 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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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
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Stay away from rooms 140 through 145. Those are in the basement.”
 of 5 bubbles WheelingWVMarty, 1 week ago | Read review
“3rd floor near the beach”
 of 5 bubbles K390FBsteveb, 1 week ago | Read review
“We were in 209. The rooms with the higher numbers, up to 219, have the better view (closer to beach as the number goes up.)”
 of 5 bubbles Libby_travels_alot, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“look for surrounding area hotels that have better customer service which there is West Inn, Sanibel Holiday Inn ISLAND INN much better”
 of 5 bubbles normal563, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“there is a guest laundry room”
 of 5 bubbles 280kh, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
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