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Sunshine Island Inn
Ranked #19 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Very clean fun place to stay. Jean is a fantastic host there - very helpful and friendly. Had a wonderful time - extended our stay for another day. Close to the beach but also very quiet and relaxing. Would definitely return!!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to let everyone know what you think of the Sunshine Island Inn. I'm glad you both had a great time and I am looking forward to seeing you in the future.

Jean
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Sunshine Island Inn was a superb place to spend three days in Sanibel. This is for those who like to tour the island as well as enjoy being together in a quiet, picturesque area. Jean was a wonderful host who gave us tremendous information on Sanibel and things to do there and in the surrounding area. The rooms were uniquely decorated; the pool is just outside the door, beautifully kept, and in excellent shape. The room looked as if it was just painted; the kitchen had all the necessary items, and the welcoming basket with coffee and popcorn was great. The beach is very close. Jean helped me with low tide hours, in order to do the best shelling. There were chairs,baskets, nets and a place to clean shells ,as well as tables and chairs outside each individual unit, if one wanted to cook outside. Comfortable chairs were placed around the pool and each set was color coordinated to your room. We really enjoyed the Inn and will choose to stay there again when we return.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2012

Thanks so much for your review - sounds like you both enjoyed your stay at the Sunshine Island Inn. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Jean
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We was looking for a place in FL for a mini vacation that would not break the bank and accept my dogs without paying a pet fee that would not break the bank and since I live in FL I have been to many destinations, but I had not been to Sanibel in over 17 years and my partner had never been to Sanibel off we went... Well let me tell you, The Sunshine Inn is the place to be if you are looking for a quiet, quaint, tranquil tropical setting,easy beach access (directly across the street) and very pet friendly this is the Inn and city to be in, we were amazed.... Rooms very very clean, towels were new and soft, the beds comfortable and no CARPET which is great with dogs and sand and people with allergies. Pool right outside you sliding glass door, a shelling area, a mini dock and directly on a river and across the street from the beach best of both worlds shells and fishing, FREE use of the washer and dryer and they are NEW and a wall to write on how cool is that ?. The Sunshine Inn will have our weekend getaways and vacations if we are staying in FL....and the rates are very reasonable only suggestion is maybe have FL residents specials ( ; All I can say is try The Sunshine Inn out you won't be disappointed. Thanks Jean and Joanne for making a mini vacation relaxing and enjoyable, we will never forget and we will definatly be back......

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2012

Thanks for your review of the Sunshine Island Inn. Glad you had a great time and I'm looking forward to seeing you again.

Jean
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

After many visits to the same place on Sanibel prior to this vacation, I have found my new favorite. We spent 5 nights in April, with my Mom and my nieces in the adjscent unit. The reason for my change was the fact that I could bring my small, well behaved dogs and not have the anxiety of trusting their care to anyone else. The reason I'll be returning, even when family members would be available to pet sit, is that I enjoyed the large, clean room with kitchen, the pool, the beach and the friendly way in which we were treated. Thanks Jean! Thanks, Joanne !

Room Tip: Ther's not that many, I think they are all similar. Our party had two, both were great.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2012

Glad you and your family enjoyed visiting the Sunshine Island Inn. Hope to see all of you in the future.
Jean, Property Manager

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We stayed for 4 days in late March 2012. This was our 3rd trip to Sanibel and our 3rd time at Sunshine Island Inn. So happy to have discovered this quaint place. Everything was as clean as can be, fresh towels every day if you want, beach chairs, umbrellas and a cart provided for each unit. Across the street from a beach access path (very important on Sanibel.) Very quiet location, staff very helpful ... we shall be back!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy life to review the Sunshine Island Inn. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed April 5, 2012

We spent three days at Sunshine Island Inn in Feb 2012. We found it a quiet relaxing spot with easy access to the beach and other activities. We later stayed at another spot which cost twice as much and didn't provide free use of beach umbrella, chairs and towels. Laundry was also free and convenient. We love this place.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2012

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our little piece of paradise. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Just like home- quiet, clean and very pet friendly.
Thanks Jean and Joanne
We will be back!

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2012

Thanks for taking the time to review the Sunshine Island Inn. Hope to see you in the future.

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Address: 642 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7102
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $119 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunshine Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You'll discover tropical paradise and island charm at the Sunshine Island Inn. Located in Old Town Sanibel, we are surrounded by lush palms and the natural beauty of the sleepy Sanibel River. Stroll on Sanibel's famous shelling beaches directly across the street or laze comfortably at our Inn's beautifully landscaped pool. The Inn has a variety of accommodations for families, as well as, some that are especially charming for couples and honeymooners. ... more   less 
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