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Cohasset, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Tarpon Tail Inn is a collection of attached cottages, each with its own style. They are homey in appeal and not like your typical hotel room. At first we were not sure what to expect, but it did not take long for us to feel very comfortable. It was so peaceful at this place that it really helped to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are spending ten days,or so on Sanibel Island. My wife booked a stay at Tarpon Tale Inn. I have been here for a few days before she and my son arrive for Thanksgiving. It is wonderful. A very convenient location. Dawn really makes you feel welcomed. Free bicycles to explore the island. Never a doubt where we will stay... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was bigger than we expected, with a comfortable bed and a great shower. The manager was exceedingly helpful and the included amenities available were abundant; Bikes, hammocks and a grill to name a few (complete with complimentary herb garden). It did need some TLC, but the rosemary and flowering lemon thyme were a nice addition, to the meal... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

I can't say enough about Tarpon Tale Inn. Beautiful cottages, wonderful atmosphere with hammocks, lounge chairs, tables, swings - anything you could want to relax. The cottage was spic and span clean and the grounds maintained beautifully, as well. We were so pleased to have beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach towels and even the cart to carry it all to... More 

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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Despite how this hotel is listed on Hotels.com (via Travelocity and Expedia) this hotel IS NOT PET FRIENDLY. THIS HOTEL IS NOT PET FRIENDLY. More accurately, this hotel is PET HOSTILE. The owners hate dogs and the manager said they cater to clientele who are highly allergic to pet dander. If that's you, then Tarpon Tale Inn is the perfect... More 

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TTISanibel, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you arrived at the inn expecting that your dog could stay with you. While we are enthusiastic dog lovers (as owners and managers we have a combined 6 dogs), we are not a pet friendly property and don’t advertise as such. We were very concerned that you reserved a room believing we are pet friendly, and... More 

Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

StAYED HERE 2 Nights . Quaint place . Quiet close to everything . Inn keeper top notch . Couldn't be more pleased . Will be back as soon as I can . Room was big . Shower roomy . It's all positive . Nothing bad to say . Best ice cream ever across the street

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Clayton, Delaware
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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Very Quaint nicely decorated with beach theme. Coffee and Goodies in the office. Beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas etc everything you would need for a beach day. Outside areas set up for relaxation. Shells everywhere and little lizards running about. Quick walk to the beach. Staff is wonderful. Would come back again.

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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Tarpon Tale for our anniversary. This was our 3rd visit to Sanibel this year and we thought we'd try something new. It was absolutely wonderful, it reminded me of the cozy cabin we had stayed in for our honeymoon. Dawn was wonderful and went out of her way to be helpful even... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in this lovely little inn along the Gulf of Mexico. It was the perfect vacation get-away. Dawn was a lovely host even taking the time to text us to offer an early check-in. She was always so friendly and helpful during our stay. The inn is in a very quiet and picturesque section of the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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108 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Spent a night at the Tarpon Tale Inn. The innkeeper was wonderful. Hospitable, informative helpful. She suggested 3 places to eat ant all three were great. The inn is quite old, but clean as a pin and has a great location. Close to the gulf beach as well as the bay side and an equal distance stroll to the lighthouse.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarpon Tale Inn

Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $133 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Tale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Make sure you check out the beach and lighthouse area!”
 of 5 bubbles michaeltX654XZ, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
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“Book this Inn. Don't stay anywhere else!”
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“Central locations, free bikes, cozy rooms.”
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“Even the 'studios' are plenty big for two people. Full kitchen is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 2acorns, Jan 28, 2016 | Read review
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