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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for our 2nd time and hope to return again. Loved the access to bikes, paddleboards and kayaks. I can't say enough good about the employee who helped us with chairs and umbrellas each day and gave us paddle board instruction. He was always friendly and very helpful! We had a bad experience with one of the tiki... More 

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John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us for another vacation getaway and for a great rating! We are so glad to hear that your stay was a great one and appreciate your comment on our recreation team member. I do apologize for the incident that you experienced at the pool bar but am happy to hear that it was... More 

Parkland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here last week in a two bedroom condo. Two adults and three children. The property is beautifully landscaped and all the employees were friendly. Kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are included. The beach is beautiful. The condo was older, and could use some updating (i.e. replace old carpet with tile) but it was in good working order, and very... More 

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John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ron U, We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us! We do take great pride in both the external appearance as well as the interior maintenance and cleanliness of our guest rooms so please know that comments such as yours are shared and celebrated. Our condo units are consistently being updated so I... More 

KC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel because of its location right on the beach. We were in the Dune Daisy building which had no buildings in front of it and the view was perfect. There was a screened-in porch with a couple of chairs for us to enjoy sitting outside without the bugs. The room was clean and we received a bottle... More 

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John L, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Gabi_kansas, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are thankful that you chose our hotel for your vacation! I have passed along your comments to our housekeeping team as we take great pride in our cleanliness and love that it shows. We have also reviewed and discussed your comments with our Restaurant team which they... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from another FANTASTIC stay at The Sanibel Inn, I can honestly say there is no better place to stay. We've been going to Sanibel for years and the Sanibel Inn has been our choice to stay all along, they have NEVER disappointed us. You have an excellent choice of rooms and no matter which one you select you... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Frank C, Thank you for staying with us at Sanibel Inn and taking the time to share your kind review. We are so glad that you chose to spend your anniversary with us and allowed our staff to go above and beyond in making your vacation very special. There certainly is no better way to start the morning than... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent only one night at this hotel, which unfortunately doesn't allow us to give a very complete feedback on it. We would say that in general the location is awesome, ask an ocean-view room if you can! We had a room 100% ocean facing, which was awesome (in the building Jasmine). The rooms are comfortable, we only thought that... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Delphine G, Thank you for staying with us and taking a moment to share your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we look forward to providing you with a longer stay next time your travels bring you back to Sanibel. Sincerely, Charlie W. Assistant General Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here one week ago and booked 2 ocean front rooms. The staff at check in was fine but as soon as we entered the rooms, it smelled like urine and old mildew. We had to open the screen door to vent out the smell. The floor was sticky there were stains on the walls. The toilet was barely screwed... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ann S, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your experience. I am very sorry to hear that your stay was less than desired. As I'm sure you can see from our other reviews, our staff works very hard to provide a delightful vacation for our guests. If you have the time, please feel... More 

Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was overdue for a peaceful weekend, and what a great way to end the summer hassle! Ok. Here is what was really cool about the Sanibel Inn. We stayed there 18 years ago for our honeymoon, and the service is the same- excellent. The staff is very accommodating, friendly, professional. The place is kept very well. Now visiting with... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ellie F, Thank you for staying with us at Sanibel Inn and taking the time to share your experience. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us and were able to take advantage of our various amenities. Thank you for allowing our staff to provide you and your family with a delightful, relaxing vacation.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was excellent! Friendly staff, housekeeping did an excellent job! We had a gulf view, don't get confused with golf access. They are two different prices and views. Pool was great, pool bar was great. The walk to the beach is short and beautiful! My favorite place! Definitely will be coming back here! Morning staff that puts the chairs ect... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Andrea K, Thank you for staying with us at Sanibel Inn and taking the time to share your feedback! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us and allowed our staff to take great care of you. We look forward to your next visit, when you can stay even longer! Sincerely, Charlie W. Assistant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel. Our room must have been privately owned it was well decorated with games and books. The view from the room was beautiful. A lot of amenities. We loved having free rentals for the bikes and paddle boards. The bar next to the pool was very convenient. Sanibel was a wonderful island to bring kids.

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Elvire C, Thank you for staying with us at Sanibel Inn and taking the time to share your experience. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time and allowed our staff to provide a wonderful vacation for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Warm regards, Charlie W. Assistant... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $172 - $443 (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:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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