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Sanibel Inn
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Independence, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Awesome Hotel”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We absolutely loved this hotel and we will be back. We had a screened in deck that overlooked the pool but you could also see the ocean from our window. The beds were very comfy, and the room was very clean. Also, it was quiet. We enjoyed taking the short walk to the beach every day, looking for seashells and playing in the ocean. Also, the hotel provided floats, a kayak, and bicycles, which is really nice. If you want a great vacation place, this is it!!

Room Tip: We had a room with a gulf view - it was very nice.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Palm Springs, Florida, United States
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was a great relaxing getaway. Our first time trip here was awesome with great service, friendly, helpful people. Our room was great. Will definitely come back. Would recommend this to anyone for family, couples, getaway, hide out, and just plain relax.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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15 reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

You will never go wrong in staying at the Sanibel Inn! We have been coming here for 15 years and the staff alone makes you feel it was worthwhile - from checking in, to the restaurant, to the pool area, to the bar, to the beach, even housekeeping - everyone employed at the Inn are awesome! You will never regret spending any type of vacation celebration here, my salute to the staff, if it wasn't for them, it wouldn't have been as nice! I love the Sanibel Inn!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Illinois
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We recently stayed here for 3 days and would definitely return. All the staff was exceptional. Our room was very clean and they very quickly fixed an issue we had with the air conditioner. The food at the pool bar was outstanding and comes from the restaurant. We never had a problem getting bikes when we wanted and someone always brought an umbrella and chairs to the beach for us when asked.

Room Tip: 2nd story rooms have the best view. We were glad we paid extra for an oceanfront room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on mini honeymoon. We wanted somewhere that wasn't far to fly and wasn't too touristy. It was very easy to get to from the Ft. Myers airport, and upon arriving (early) they didn't mind checking to see if our room was ready early. Our suite was very nice. I chose a gulf side view suite, but honestly, you couldn't see anything past the pool from our room. Maybe from the second floor they could, but we couldn't on the first floor.
The bedding and linens were very clean (always important) and even though we kept our bath towels hung up so they wouldn't give us new ones each day, they still did. We didn't eat at the restaurant so I can't say anything about that, but we did utilize the kitchenette we had. Dish soap was provided, but not anything to wash the dishes with. We had silverware, but all of the spoons were GIANT. Not a big deal though.
Great location and the front desk was very helpful. There was so much shopping and great restaurants in town! It was so hard deciding where to eat. The beaches weren't crowded and an employee (1 very hardworking man) would bring down the beach chairs and umbrellas to the beach for each guest who wanted one. It was 90 degrees at 9 in the morning and he was so nice putting everyone's chairs on the beach. The inn also had bikes which was nice, even though I think the wheel was going to fall off mine ... I survived.
I really hope to go back again. The tiki bar located next to the pool is able to get food from the restaurant which is a nice option. And the bar tender made my husband a very good Bloody Mary.

Room Tip: If they are all similar to my room, I don't think any of them would be bad to stay in.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were lucky and got upgraded due to the fact they oversold some rooms. We loved the room we ended up in. Very comfortable for a family of 4, with a little kitchenette, screened in balcony, and the pull out was perfect. It was a very rainy week that we were there so even when it was pouring we were able to hang in the room comfortably.
The power went out one late night, but it was due to all the rain coming down. It was just for a bit overnight so it did not effect us too much.
My only complaint is that due to power out of their hands, they can only do a certain amount of chairs and umbrellas on the beach. If you don't go early it will be difficult to grab some for your family. The umbrella guys were really nice and the staff was super.
We would definitely come back and this time we will make sure we book extra days!

Room Tip: Rooms towards the back, Ocean View are the way to go
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

While being an older property, our ocean view room was both spacious, clean, and updated. The pool was sparkling clean, with water toys for children, and the umbrella/lounge chair service on the beach was much appreciated. Being the summer, and hot during the afternoons, we were pleasantly surprised to see so many European guests. The staff - from the front desk, grounds men, to the maid - were friendly, thoughtful and considerate - a true plus. The restaurant harks back to the 70's - truly retro, including its carpet (a negative if you're a clean freak like me) but both breakfast and service made up for any shortcomings. We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sanibel Inn
Address: 937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6994
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 93
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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Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Hotel
Sanibel Island Resort
Sanibel Inn Beach Resort
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