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367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
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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
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 45 Specialty lodging in Sanibel Island
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The Tarpon Tale Inn is a charming, family run property on the east end of Sanibel, a short walk from the island's famous shelling beaches, the lighthouse and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Each of our cottage style accommodations has its own distinct character, and range from cozy efficiencies to spacious one bedroom suites. We hope you'll choose the Tarpon Tale Inn as your home on Sanibel. You'll find the Florida you're looking for!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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ruby201009 wrote a review Sep 13
Miami Beach, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
Inn was very nice and very clean. Great location. Beach is 5 minute walk away. Cute cafe, ice cream shop & gift shops across the street. The owner Dawn was extremely accommodating and checked in a few times to ensure all is well. Free bikes, beach chairs/umbrella and beach towels to use. We definitely plan on staying here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dawn Ramsey, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I am so happy you enjoyed the Inn and our location on the island. We are looking forward to your return. Best wishes, Dawn
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Active One wrote a review Jul 2020
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We live in Naples and took a few days to get away. The location was fantastic. Rode the free bikes and explored the island in island time. Had a fantastic massage. Ate good food and slept well. Close to a great breakfast place and chocolate shop. Highly recommend and will be back. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Dawn Ramsey, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Jul 28, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to spread the word about our local escape! I am so happy you found us and your " staycation " get away. We are seeing a lot more locals looking for a few days away and a bit of island time. Just a three mile bridge over to the island but it can feel like a world away. We look forward to your return. Best wishes, Dawn
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clif4d4 wrote a review Feb 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin19 contributions5 helpful votes
First trip to Sanibel island. Inn very cute. Some FYI, staff is not on grounds most of time, however can be within minutes. There isn't maid service, which was fine for me. Towels and linens available. I stayed in birdhouse so may be difficult for a light sleeper due to being on a main Street and very busy restaurant across the street calling names on wait list every few minutes. When I go back to Sanibel, I'll definitely stay at this Inn. However, I'll request room in the back of building. Hope this helps!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Sanibeldawn, General Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We look forward to your return.
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Katie A wrote a review Dec 2019
Netarts, Oregon18 contributions7 helpful votes
Scared me upon arrival, when the front desk lady was confused when four of us walked in telling her reservations for two rooms, two families were here. With four of us standing there she got very confused. The grounds and rooms are nice and cozy, and nicely furnished. A great bed!! Just one suggestion.. a little paint, and grouting and fine cleaning would be the star on the top of the tree!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Sanibeldawn, General Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Dec 17, 2019
Katie, Thank you for taking the time to write about your family visit with us. I remember your arrival and the confusion having two large parties with a total of four rooms enter at the same time;not all together; I was a bit confused who was with who. My apologizes! I am glad you enjoyed the furnishings, grounds, and the bed. Thank you for the cleaning suggestions.- We're on it. ;-) Best wishes, Dawn
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Bulkybloke wrote a review Nov 2019
Brough, United Kingdom140 contributions17 helpful votes
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Great little gem. Perfect position on the island with a great breakfast place across the road. Free bikes to explore the island at your own pace. Shame there’s no pool but plenty to keep you occupied. And the beach is 5 mins walk away with chairs and cool boxes etc available free to use to take down.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sanibeldawn, General Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Nov 25, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I love to hear when our guests have a great stay! Its what we work so hard to create and hope for all our guests. I am glad you enjoyed our amenities and our end of the island. I hope we have the opportunity to accommodate you again. Best wishes, Dawn
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PRICE RANGE
$195 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tarpon tale hotel sanibel island
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSanibel Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarpon Tale Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tarpon Tale Inn?
Nearby attractions include Trico Shrimp Co (4.7 miles), Sanibel Island Farmer's Market (3.2 miles), and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tarpon Tale Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, Edelweiss Burger, and Joey's Custard.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarpon Tale Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (3.3 miles).