We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sanibel Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Sanibel Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,064: English reviews
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice Inn and they delivered on the requested bedding (King) and water view. The Inn is located perfectly in Sanibel convenient to a number of good restaurants and shopping plazas. The amenities are great from the towels, beach chairs and umbrellas to the kayaks and paddle boards.

Helpful?
1 Thank Popjim
Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So my husband and I had never been to Sanibel Island and while searching for a hotel we came across the Sanibel Inn and wow are we happy we did. We stayed in the Jasmine building on the 2nd floor with a gulf front view. The room was exceptional, super clean and no bugs (which is big for me). There... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank shopperchick44
Washington
Level Contributor
80 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here but only after a disappointing start. We booked a gulf-view room but when we got to our room we had a view over the carpark and you could you only see about six square feet of ocean through the fronds of distant palm trees. Not accurately described on the website! We went back to reception... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Floridafans
Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Floridafans, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your review. I am sorry to hear that you experienced an issue with your room, but thank you for allowing our staff to correct the issue promptly for you and provide you with a delightful rest of your stay. We welcome you to contact us directly... More 

Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was nice and the location was excellent. We had a marvelous screened in balcony that was a great place to have our morning coffee and to sit after dark. Beach chairs and umbrellas were placed on the beach early in the morning, Surf boards, towels and bikes were available.

Helpful?
Thank PamPrefers
John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear PamPrefers, We love that your enjoyed your stay at Sanibel Inn and are grateful for such a positive review and rating. We love our guests and are so happy to hear that during your time with us you had the opportunity to take in every aspect of our resort! Thank you for staying with us and we look forward... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect spot. Very clean. quiet. would definitely return. Beautiful beach. Bicycles available at the inn. Close to town and lighthouse. Lounge chairs and umbrellas set up on the beach each day. Lots of fun collecting shells and walking the beach

Helpful?
Thank Michelle A
John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Michelle A, We are very happy that you enjoyed your vacation at Sanibel Inn, and even happier that you chose to spend your time with us. We couldn't agree more that our beaches are beautiful and our location is great for shelling and beachcombing. We do hope that you visit us again soon! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazingly beautiful and beautifully kept place with the best staff you could hope for!! We were here on a girls weekend not expecting more than rest and relaxion from life at 40. We received an amazing beach attendant named Chris who was not only personable and friendly but took time to spend with his guests in each... More 

Helpful?
Thank justine7576
John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Justine7576, We are so honored that your group chose to spend your weekend getaway with us at Sanibel Inn! Thank you for being our guest and for taking the time to write such a great review and rating. We love our team and are so happy that their spirit to serve is not only evident but worth writing about.... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last visited here about 15 years ago after a recommendation from the local Chamber of Commerce. Rooms are lovely, situated in several blocks on site. Balconies are covered in fixed mosquito nets which may not appeal universally, but you don't get bothered when sitting out. Lots of things to do in easy cycling reach - good bike tracks and free... More 

Helpful?
Thank graemeh581
John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Graemeh581, Thank you for such a positive rating and great review. We are so thankful for your repeat visit to our Inn and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much! We do hope to see you again, but hope that you don't wait as long as you did! John L More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So the Sanibel Inn is not the greatest place to stay. But we could afford it so that why we chose it. The beds were way past do for replacement and the whole place could use an overhaul. We made the best of it. On the 1st night, a GIANT cockroach greeted me in the kitchenette. I had to sleep... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cindy T
John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, Thank you for your review of our hotel. We strive to continuously improve and as the vast majority of our reviews would show, our goal is to consistently exceed your expectations. In this instance I am disappointed that we not only failed to do so but embarrassed at the items of deficiency that you experienced during your stay... More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at one of their two bedroom suites. Great location on the beach. Acess to bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas. All included in the price. This was our second time staying at Sanibel Inn and will return every year. Great staff too. They also have discounted rates to the two golf courses in Sanabel Island. This... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rick G
John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rick G, Thank you so much for a great review and outstanding rating!! We are honored that you chose us for your Summer getaway and very happy to hear that you enjoyed our facility, our team, and our amenities. Looking forward to seeing you again! John L More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This isn't your high-end ritzy hotel so if you're looking for that (and it looks like some people were) please go somewhere else and let the rest of us enjoy ourselves. My wife and I spent our honeymoon here and it was so relaxing and enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and everything was clean. Anything you want/need they will... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 24Tyler
Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear 24Tyler, Thank you for spending your anniversary with us and allowing our staff to provide a peaceful, relaxing vacation. Your kind words will surely be passed along to the rest of our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, possibly during the cooler months when it is less humid. Warm regards, Charlie W. Assistant General Manager More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

958 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (464)
Viewed
View from Room (27)
Viewed
Room/Suite (92)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (94)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (94)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Other (141)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (465)
Viewed
1-Bedroom Suite (77)
Viewed
2-Bedroom Condo (135)
Viewed
Amenities (38)
Viewed
Beach (42)
Viewed
Pool (43)
Viewed
Dining (23)
Viewed
Standard Room (61)
Viewed
The Hotel (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Sanibel Island hotels
1.1 mi away
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
#7 of 19 in Sanibel Island
4.0 of 5 stars 1,686 reviews
0.6 mi away
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island
Holiday Inn Sanibel Island
#16 of 19 in Sanibel Island
4.0 of 5 stars 1,144 reviews
0.7 mi away
Seaside Inn
Seaside Inn
#13 of 19 in Sanibel Island
4.0 of 5 stars 606 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea
#12 of 19 in Sanibel Island
4.5 of 5 stars 624 reviews
4.1 mi away
West Wind Inn
West Wind Inn
#6 of 19 in Sanibel Island
4.5 of 5 stars 1,447 reviews
3.7 mi away
Waterside Inn on the Beach
Waterside Inn on the Beach
#10 of 19 in Sanibel Island
4.5 of 5 stars 499 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Concierge
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: $168 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 93
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Odigeo, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Expedia so you can book your Sanibel Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay