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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming 'Old Florida' beach cottages. The price is right and you are right across the street from the beach. The rooms are rustic, but very comfortable and most of your time should be spent at beach or pool! They offer boat slips and you are only a few minutes off the intercoastal waterway. Steve was very helpful getting us parked... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We stayed in the Lighthouse Suite. When we arrived, we noticed that there was an outdoor eating area with a charcoal grill. The room was large with two comfortable beds, a futon, table and chairs and a very small kitchen. Sliding glass doors led to the pool, which was very welcoming after a day at the beach. Across the street... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great location... You can't beat being across the street from the gorgeous beach and so close to area shops and sites. The Lighthouse is a short bike ride away. That's the way to see this island and Billy's bike rentals has the monopoly on that, but they deliver and pick up, so no complaints there. We stayed in the Tropical... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I go to Sunshine Island Inn quite often just to get away from Fort Myers. I take my business files my computer I work a little in the day enjoy the pool and the peacefulness in the evenings it's a piece of old Florida. I would honestly live there if I could it has all the conveniences you need Wi-Fi... More 

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Dearborn, Mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

This is a two star place, it's nothing fancy. But they do a good job at it. Yes, the walls are thin, the decor is older, the internet is spotty, but it's clean and safe and friendly, and bug free inside. If you don't require a "resort" type place, just a room with a little pool and a fishing canal... More 

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We went for a long weekend and picked the Sunshine Island Inn due to cost and amenities. We stayed in the Banyan Suite and were very please with the comfortable bed and large layout. Plenty of room for 2, with full kitchen, large living room and 2 baths. We went to the fish market in Ft. Meyers (right on the... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Do not waste your money on this room...we stayed here years ago in another suite and it was OK..I had no idea that we would have such a nasty room this time. The absentee owner needs to upgrade this place and quit cheaping out. I will not return here...It gave me a real trust issue that they would rent this... More 

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kcee_07, General Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your bad experience. I am not sure where you stayed on a previous visit years go however the Lighthouse has been the same size since this place was built. The same bathroom is small but this is a efficiency room which is a hotel like room with a 2 burner stove and small refrig.... More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This had a perfect location and amenities for our girl's getaway. There was plenty of space in the room for lounging, sleeping, and a well stocked kitchen for your cooking needs. Although it wasn't beach front, it had beach access, and you could reach the water within a 3 minute walk. It was cozy, affordable, and clean.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Karen went out of her way to not only listen to what I needed but then to anticipate and improve on my accommodations even further. She was easy to get a hold of responded within 24 hours or sooner every time. Finding a quality place at a reasonable price that is also pet friendly is pretty near impossible on Sanibel;... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Comfortable, friendly, casual space to rest and enjoy your vacation in a pet friendly environment. The owners are super nice and readily available to help you in anything you need. Laundry, grills, beach supplies, towels, etc. It took a while for the air conditioners to kick in, but at least there was a ceiling fan in the bedroom. We stayed... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You'll discover tropical paradise and island charm at the Sunshine Island Inn. Located in Old Town Sanibel, we are surrounded by lush palms and the natural beauty of the sleepy Sanibel River. Stroll on Sanibel's famous shelling beaches directly across the street or laze comfortably at our Inn's beautifully landscaped pool. The Inn has a variety of accommodations for families, as well as, some that are especially charming for couples and honeymooners. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunshine Island Inn

Address: 642 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7102
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $142 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunshine Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Sunshine Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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