We had a wonderful time at the Seaside Inn. The only room I would get is an onceanfront 2nd floor room. (We had room 132). We spent hours on the private, screened lanai, and even slept with our sliding door open to hear the waves. The room was mediocre, at best. The toilet ran all night, the cabinet doors were coming off theri hinges. BUT - it was very clean, the staff was lovely, and the price was good. Don't expect luxury. If you love the beach, and Sanibel is one of the best, then this will work for you!!