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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
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
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
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Tennis court
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Resort166386 wrote a review Oct 17
2 contributions1 helpful vote
It was my husband and my first time staying here ( after a relative highly recommended it) and I’m so glad that we stayed at this wonderful property! The room, the views, the beach, and the amenities were all outstanding! Staff were all friendly and professional. I was impressed to see that before the sun rose staff were out putting chairs along the beach-unbelievable! We have a couple more trips planned and we will for sure stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Anne07 wrote a review Jan 2020
Milford, Connecticut30 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This was our third time staying at the Sanibel Inn. My husband and I stayed for 10 days in January. It gets better every year. Like other reviewers have said, staff are friendly and go out of their way to insure that you are well taken care of. This includes the front desk, the beach hut staff(Paul, Jamel and Tyrone), and the servers at the tiki bar and restaurant(Heather, Serenity and Kim). We stayed in a first floor Gulf front room, #3715. Views of the beach and sunrises were unforgettable. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Our housekeeper did a wonderful job of keeping our room clean and supplying us with everything we needed. She should be recognized but unfortunately I don’t recall her name. Sanibel has a variety of fine restaurants which we took advantage of but it was nice to have Dante’s on the property to go to for breakfast and dinner when you just didn’t want to leave the property. Thank you everyone at the Sanibel Inn. We are looking forward to a fourth visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jill B wrote a review Oct 14
Virginia4 contributions3 helpful votes
The bike tour guides offered friendliness and were knowledgeable. It had just rained, so you know this tour is more rugged in some places so your fitness abilities and endurance would be considered. It’s about 2 1/2 hours.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
losmocko wrote a review Oct 12
Taylorville, Illinois13 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights for a little break from work. Staff are very welcoming and try to meet every need. The beach is beautiful and there was plenty of room to spread out. The resort provided free chairs, umbrellas, towels, bike rentals, kayaks and paddle boards. Dante's restaurant and tiki hut for drinks and a bite. All around great place.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Laura S wrote a review Oct 11
Pensacola, Florida34 contributions
We could see and Gulf of Mexico from our room. The property is absolutely beautiful. The staff could not have been more pleasant! The value is amazing - chairs and umbrella in the beach, fantastic nature bike ride, guided beach tour, drinks by the pool. If you need to need to unplug, this is your spot!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Bill Wellman, General Manager at Sanibel Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay at the Sanibel Inn. We're so glad you found your visit to be such a great value. I will be sure to pass along your very nice comments to our staff! We look forward to seeing you again soon, when you're ready to unplug again! Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager The Inns of Sanibel
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$159 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Gardens (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 free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
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 poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanibel Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanibel Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cielo, Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen, and Sanibel Fresh.
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, Spanish, and French.
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.