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Cincinnati
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second stay at the Sanibel Inn. The rooms are spacious and come with complimentary amenities such as bicycles, beach chairs, beach towels and umbrellas. Our room had a nice screened in porch, and we were given complimentary hemp oil at check-in to keep away the no-see-ums that come out at night. Definitely use it! There is a...

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CT - USA
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Older hotel with recent upgrades. We got the beachfront suite with kitchenette. Location was fantastic looked right out onto the beach with a screened balcony. Decor and furnishings except as noted below were up to date and good. Staff were very helpful. Wifi was OK to intermittent. Two areas need managements attention -- the carpet in the bedroom was dirty...

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Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great room, amazing view, plenty of things to do. The gentleman at front desk Nicolas is the most amazing friendly person I met there I will be back. Very sad that tiki bar they offer is in a shed not very welcoming but the food was god. Only thing I really was annoyed with was housekeeping didn't wanna freshen my...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 6th trip to the island and this property. This visit was the first one in the fall. The property looked fantastic with new plantings, mulch, fresh paint - all in all looking ready for a busy winter tourist season. What we love about this resort: small size, beautiful tropic landscaping which provides shade and privacy friendliness of...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear FL Suze, I'm glad you had such a memorable experience and sincerely appreciate your taking the time to share your impressions with the Trip Advisor community. Your praise of our landscaping is very much appreciated - our team works hard to make sure you enjoy our little piece of paradise and it's great that you enjoyed the results of...

Tampa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful stay!! Great central location. Beautiful landscaping and beach. Have stayed here several times and have always enjoyed it. Had a suite, the sofa bed was moderately comfortable. The food we ordered at the tiki bar was delicious. The staff was very nice. All in all a great time!

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Flahover1, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! Your compiments of our staff, the food at our tiki bar and our beautiful landscaping are so nice to see - I'll be sure to pass your comments along to those staff members so they can see how much you appreciate their...

Newburyport, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great long weekend. Great view of the beach/gulf. Made great use of the beach chairs/umbrellas, paddleboards, kayaks and bikes. Everyone treated us well. Worked with us as we arrived early and stayed late.

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bella, I'm glad you were able to get away for a long weekend and it's great to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Your appreciation of our staff is very much appricated and will be passed along to them. If there is anything we can do to make your next visit even better, please let us know Sincereley,...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for our anniversary to Sanibel and booked the Sanibel Inn for two nights. First time staying in Sanibel, so have nothing to compare the Sanibel Inn with, but, we were very happy. We had a wonderful stay at the Sanibel Inn. The rooms are nice, nothing extravagant, but nicely and tastefully furnished and clean. Beds are great. Staff, including...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear TJ, What a nice review of your stay! Thank you for taking the time to let other travellers know what a special and memorable anniversary you enjoyed. We're honored to have been part of your celebration. Contratulations! Looking forward to seeing you again soon - please let us know how we can make your future visits ever better. Sincereley,...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is a great little place unless you are expecting high end luxury. We wanted a place that provided easy access to the beach (& shells), a good bed, shower and good free internet. This place met all of those requirements at an affordable price. We did not try out the restaurant as we didn't see very good reviews...

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Dear Ali, Thank you for sharing your impressions. I'm glad you found the Sanibel Inn to be such a good value for your stay. We work hard to make sure our guests are comfortable and appreciate your nice comments regarding the resort and our staff. I'm sorry you didn't have an opportunity to experience our restaurant, the Sea Star Cafe...

hawley pa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Sanibel Inn. They do need to improve the house keeping. Lots of dust on the furniture. Place is a bit dated, but your at the beach on Sanibel. Gorgeous beach. Staff was terrific and very accommodating. Guys that brought umbrellas and chairs were awesome. Be sure to tip them! Head to the Blue Coyote...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Steven, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm glad you had a great visit and found so much to enjoy on the island! Your recommendations and great ideas for things to do here are appreciated by other travellers. Please accept my apologies for the lack of good dusting of the furniture in your room. I will get...

new jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited early November. The area is very pretty and the condo was nicely updated and furnished... We were in room 3412, a 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit. My only complaint was the lack of wine glasses and surprisingly a toaster. Walk to the beach and pool was easy-breezy 😀 We rode bikes, tried the standup paddles and...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear HawaiiGirl, Thank you for taking the time to share such a nice review of the property. I'm glad you had an opportunity to visit us with your family and it looks like you really enjoyed yourselves. Please accept my apologies for a few things missing in your condo - this is not our standard and I will address it...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Sanibel Inn

Address: 937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6994
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $203 - $498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 93
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Hotel
Sanibel Island Resort
Sanibel Inn Beach Resort
Sanibel Bed Breakfast
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“All provide good views of gulf with coffee makers, screened lanais.”
 of 5 bubbles FLSuze, 1 week ago | Read review
“go for the gulf front vs gulf view”
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“Definitely get one closest to beach so you can hear the water ....”
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“If you want a truly unobstructed Gulf view, insist on the 2 buildings closest to the gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles G5940NLmarkb, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look out towards the ocean, but some of the trees and the level of the land may block a really good view on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles momsandyf, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
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