My husband and I have chosen Sanibel Inn as the only place we will stay whenever we drive down to Sanibel Island. Yes the rooms are a little pricey but the prices are the same everywhere else you go so it doesn't really matter.
We normally stay in a beachfront suite but we were going for a one night trip so we cut back a little by staying in a Pools & Palms room. Rooms are always clean and tidy. Was happily surprised to see a K-Cup machine in the room. I will definitely make sure I bring my K-Cup coffee from home (Donut Shop was good but I prefer Breakfast Blend). The bed was comfortable and the view was good. Bathroom was clean and we had great water pressure. And we always love the Rusk body wash and soap they have. The sink is a little difficult to get to since I am short but it works.
The walk to the beach is not a big walk and it's better to just use the hotel beach than to try and find a place to park at one of the few public parking and pay $2.00 an hour.
We bring our own umbrella but we do like to use the beach chairs and the guy that sets up the umbrellas offered to drill our hole which was very nice of him since it wasn't one of their umbrellas.
The girl at the check-in/out counter was very professional and to the point when we arrived. We arrived around 10:00am and went to check-in and she very sternly told us that we were WAY early for check-in and our room was still occupied so we would have to wait which we didn't have a problem with but we never had a problem with early check-in. We think she just could have been a wee bit more friendly letting us know this. But we went and hit the beach and she called us about 2 hours later and let us know that our room was ready so we went and got our room keys. She was friendlier this time around.
We love Sanibel Inn and I cannot wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself in nature at Sanibel Inn. The Inn offers a wide variety of accommodations and amenities surrounded by beautiful gardens and tropical palms. Come to Sanibel Inn to discover why Sanibel Island was just ranked #1 Favorite Worldwide Destination by Arthur Frommer and #5 Top US Beach by Trip Advisor. Just like the tropical flowers in the gardens, Sanibel Inn reflects the colors of the island. From the brightly painted exteriors to the warm soothing interiors of the guestrooms and suites, Sanibel Inn provides a relaxing and comfortable beach hideaway in one of the newly renovated guestrooms and one bedroom suites. Sanibel Inn also offers two-bedroom condominiums that are perfect for families or larger group of friends who wish to stay together. The Sea Star Café is located at the Inn and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with traditional café fare with an island twist. Sanibel Island is all about nature. Discover nature up close by bike via the 22 miles of paved bike and walking trails. Visit J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to see a variety of migratory birds and explore an undeveloped mangrove ecosystem. Take a walk on the beaches and find rare shells such as the Junonia or 200 other species of shells. Take to the waters of the Gulf by kayak for a different point of view. Feel like a friendly tennis match, Sanibel Inn has a newly refurbished court on the grounds of the Inn or visit The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Sanibel Inn guests are also invited to golf at The Dunes where the greens wind through 75 acres of natural lake view fairways and Audubon Cooperative Society wetlands. After a morning of exploration, unwind by the pool and bathe in the warm Florida sun. Just steps away, the Beach Bar offers cool libations and poolside snacks. Sanibel Inn offers a gateway to the various activities on Sanibel and the perfect spot for a relaxing day in the sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island
- Sanibel Island Hotel
- Sanibel Island Resort
- Sanibel Inn Beach Resort
- Sanibel Bed Breakfast