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937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6994
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 05/12/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#5 of 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
Experience an authentic, family-oriented Florida escape. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Inn offers a variety of guestrooms, suites and two-bedroom condos with island inspired decor. Perfect for families seeking a relaxing beach hideaway, the Inn is nestled upon a pristinely natural setting. The whole family will enjoy the many complimentary activities available including historic bike tours, educational nature walks, nighttime stargazing, sunset kayaking, paddle boarding, shelling, Bocce ball and much more. Dining at Sanibel Inn features Dante’s Coal Fired Kitchen serving a tempting assortment of breakfast dishes and an expansive dinner menu with a full bar. For lunch, Island Time offers a fabulous menu of island-themed culinary creations and libations. Sports-enthusiasts can hit the links or the courts at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club and enjoy resort-guest access throughout your stay. For those seeking a more laid back visit, simply relax on the 600 feet of private beach with access to the rest of the coastline, or stroll to the isle’s unique boutique shops and restaurants. Live like an islander at Sanibel Inn and discover why Sanibel Island is ranked #1 Favorite Worldwide Destination by Arthur Frommer and #5 Top US Beach by Trip Advisor.
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Property amenities
Parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Strollers
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Tennis court
Walking tours
BBQ facilities
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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John D wrote a review Sep 19
Somerville, New Jersey1 contribution
To start the location alone is worth the price of admission. Easy access from Fort Meyers, not to far into the island, but still has a middle of nowhere private resort feel. Easy access to all the good restaurants (shout out to Light House Cafe, awesome breakfast, owner Dan is so nice and personable). The grounds of the hotel were beautiful and well taken care of. Steps from the beach. Gulf view room was lovely. Yes like some of the reviews stated, it is a little dated, it is a beach resort hotel that has been there for some time. If you want something new and modern stay off the island with no beach access and then drive to Sanibel Island to see all the natural beauty. Everything was clean. It was off season so the were no shortage of amenities. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you Sanibel Inn for making my wife's birthday a great one!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mike11598 wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Property was great. nice pool. great beach. Very short walk to beach from Hotel. Hotel staff the best. Kayla at the front desk was so helpful. Lena was super as well. Condos have lots of space. very clean rooms and the whole property is well maintained. Shelling was amazing. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Condos are worth the upgrade
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your experience while here on Sanibel with us! It is wonderful to see that you had such a fun time while in town, Kayla and Lena are indeed outstanding team members - I'm happy to see you were able to connect with them. We look forward to hosting you again! Until then take care, and safe travels!
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Catherine K wrote a review Sep 16
Lake Wales, Florida5 contributions1 helpful vote
Hubby and I are spending 2 nights at Sanibel Inn to celebrate our anniversary. While the unit is a bit outdated the view and location were excellent. I also wanted to give a job well done to the housekeeping staff there. I came across a staff member on my way in to my unit and asked for a few extra coffee pod refills. Within 5 minutes she brought me 4 additional coffee pods. However, they were the wrong size which I didn’t realize until after I got back inside. I quickly found another staff member and asked her for the smaller size pods. And again within 5 minutes she made her way back to our unit with the correct size and she was smiling genuinely seemed happy to accommodate my small request. It really is the kind little things that employees do that makes a stay a memorable one!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: 2nd floor balcony has nice view
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your experience with us here at the Sanibel Inn! I am pleased to see you had a wonderful trip and for the shoutout to our outstanding housekeeping team! Your note regarding the room condition will be taken under review, as well. Thank you for sharing this with us. Looking forward to hosting you again in the near future! Take care!
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Cynthia Froley wrote a review Sep 13
North Port, Florida1 contribution
The actual outdoor resort was beautiful. Very manicured pathways to the pool and beach. The room was another story! It was dated, had run down furniture and the carpet was stained and dirty! The bathroom was full of tiny ants and wasn’t cleaned properly. Overall, disgusting! I complained to the manager. He was apologetic and upgraded us to a newer building. Still had ants in the bathroom. I do not recommend this inn.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this resort, as it’s overpriced and dated.
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Thank you for taking the time in providing feedback on your recent stay with us here at the Sanibel Inn. We very much appreciate the shoutout to our wonderful landscaping - but regret to see your experience with ants discovered in your room. Rest assured we will be taking a closer look into this, and will connect with our contract company who handles this area to see where we had fallen short - or if this could have been a cause to the heavy increase in storms we have recently experienced. I would very much like to invite you to connect with me directly on this and review your reservation so we can make this right. Please do not hesitate to contact me via any of the below outlets. All my best, Brad Stanze - Front Office Manager Email: bstanze@theinnsofsanibel.com Phone: (239) 472-2220 ext: 4199
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MNS2472 wrote a review Sep 7
8 contributions
We have stayed here about 6 times now in the last few years and love it. We always stay in a condo unit for extra space and it is worth the upgrade. Everyone from the front desk, to the rec staff that put out chairs to the tiki bar staff (especially Casey) are super wonderful and helpful!! Great amenities here and very clean. Also we really love Dante’s pizza!! We look forward to it every visit. We will always come back here to stay when on Sanibel!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Thank you for sharing your recent trip here at the Sanibel Inn! I believe it is safe to say the trip was a success! It is wonderful to hear you had such a wonderful time with us, and we are very much looking forward to hosting you again in the near future. Until then, take care and safe travels!
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Jillian Brodie wrote a review Sep 6
24 contributions7 helpful votes
Went for spring break 2022. Suite was clean and very spacious. Kitchen was very poorly stocked, however. Mom left her wallet at the bar accidentally and upon retrieval noticed cash missing! Resort was great location wise! Loses stars for kitchen and theft. Would go again I’d just bring my own kitchen stuff and keep an eye on the wallet!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Bill Wellman, General Manager at Sanibel Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Jillian, Thank you for sharing your comments and concerns. While I'm very happy to hear that you appreciated certain aspects of the resort and had a good visit aside from the incident you mentioned, I'm terribly sorry and concerned to hear about this. I believe I responded to an earlier review (perhaps posted by your mom?) but did not receive a reply. Can you please contact me directly or via the internal messaging portal on Trip Advisor? I would like to know more about what happened. This is a very unique incident and certainly not indicative of our service and care for our guests. Thank you for being our guest - I look forward to connecting with you when you have an opportunity. Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager The Inns of Sanibel 239-472-3181 ext. 6308 bwellman@theinnsofsanibel.com
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Michelle C wrote a review Sep 5
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Maggie C. was a great tour guide with loads of knowledge and passion to share with us. We liked learning about some of the island history of Sanibel and of course about shells. We’re very glad we did it. Plus the necklaces were a nice treasure to keep. Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us, here at the Sanibel Inn! I am pleased to see you had a wonderful time, and were able to join the Beach Walk tour - which is a fun and unique experience every time! Looking forward to welcoming you back with us in the near future. Until then, take care and safe travels!
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Jenni H wrote a review Sep 3
1 contribution
Maggie and Bobby we’re friendly,informative,and fun! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them learning about the local flora and fauna. Thank you so much And we will definitely be coming back. Sincerely Greg and Jenni
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Greetings Greg and Jenni, Thank you for sharing your most recent stay with us! It sounds like you were able to enjoy the Nature Walk with Maggie and Bobby - this is wonderful to hear! It is a truly unique experience, which I am pleased to see you were able to experience. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future, until then take care!
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Kathy M wrote a review Aug 2022
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Maggie was a great guide and showed us so many cool things on the beach! From the vegetation to the shells and critters - her knowledge and bubbly personality were enjoyable! Free for guests of the Inns of Sanibel and definitely worth doing one morning!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us! I am pleased to see you were able to join the wonderful Beach Walk tour, Maggie does an outstanding job leading this tour - glad you were a part of this! Looking forward to hosting you again in the near future. Until then, take care and safe travels!
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Donald M wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a wonderful 3-night stay in August 2022. Two-bedroom condo was very comfortable. And the beach, of course, was lovely. Only downside was the heat - definitely needed an afternoon siesta each day. Highlight was the nature walk with naturalist Maggie. She brings a real enthusiasm for the local flora and fauna. She inspired our son to look more closely at the many types of shells on the beach. And later in the day we all enjoyed getting fossilized shark teeth necklaces.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Brad Stanze, Guest Services / Front Office at Sanibel Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings, Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us! I am very pleased to see you had enjoyed many aspects of your stay while in town, especially the nature walk tour - which is truly a unique experience! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Until then, take care and safe travels!
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PRICE RANGE
$193 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sanibel hotel sanibel island, sanibel island hotel, sanibel island resort, sanibel inn beach resort, sanibel bed breakfast
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSanibel Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanibel Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sanibel Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sanibel Causeway (0.6 miles), Sanibel Moorings Botanical Garden Tours (0.1 miles), and The Bait Box (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanibel Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sanibel Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sanibel Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanibel Inn?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanibel Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cielo, Sanibel Fresh, and Lazy Flamingo II.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanibel Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sanibel Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanibel Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (2.4 miles) and USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef (4.0 miles).
Does Sanibel Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sanibel Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.