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Dearborn, Mi
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88 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

If you are a laid back, low maintenance, not too fancy, budget minded traveler, you will like this place. We are staying in the Banyan Room, it is super spacious, has a king bed, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and dining area. 2 doorwalls out to the pool. It's clean, (no mold in the bathrooms as reported in 2013. We like the... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015

My wife and I enjoyed the laid back feeling of this small Inn. Karen was very helpful in assisting us as first timers. Her helper, Steve, was a real plus. We had our small dog with us and the accommodations were great for her. It was a good location for access to the beach where we spent most of our... More 

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2 Thank Chuck G
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved our accommodations at this quaint inn here on Sanibel. Quiet, clean, nice location, comforts of home. Our room was clean and inviting. Affordable. Plan on making this an annual spot on our vacation list. Our stay has been wonderful. Karen was very helpful, and kind to us as first time visitors of the island.

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3 Thank Melindaannisnothome
Orlando,Fl.
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84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Small 5 unit Sanibel Island Inn across the street from Beach, u-shaped units surround heated pool creating loud echos when children present. Small units with double beds, kitchen and bathrooms designed for 1 person at a time. Parking just outside of units. Inexpensive Island Inn. Friendly staff.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

So we (Husband, wife, 3-month old and a 11y/o black lab) loved the Sunshine Island Inn, in Sanibel. Overall, if you go in knowing what to expect you will not be disappointed. So what should you expect? You should be looking for a beach cabin that is perfect for shaking out you and all of your stuff after a long... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This place was very clean. Karen and her staff were very friendly. We called several times before we arrived and someone always called us back in a timely manner. We arrived late Thursday night and we even received a phone call to check on us. We walked across the street to the beach!! The pool was private and clean. We... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

My husband and I now understand why Sunshine Island Inn was the only place on Sanibel Island that was charging less than $200 per night. The unit we had (Lighthouse) was in terrible condition: broken small window glass, broken screens that did not fit properly in main living room/bedroom and in bathroom, moldy smell in bathroom, unsanitary chipped counter top... More 

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8 Thank Marthe S
Brighton, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Before coming to Sunshine, I did what my husband insists I do with ALL our travel plans, I investigated the Inn reviews FIRST on this site (and searched for others!).. I've learned after many years of traveling, staying from 5 star and suites to simple and quaint, HOW to read these reviews and read thru the lines. Boy am I... More 

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Pickerington
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I'm mostly writing this review for whoever actually owns this property to let them know how difficult it is to reach a live person. I've been trying for three days. Something is wrong with the answering machine/voicemail. It rings forever and twice, I was able to leave only a 3 second message. I resorted to e-mail. Today, I reached my... More 

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Mold in the tub/shower. Outdated and dilapidated charcoal grill, a gas grill would have been nice. Small refrigerator that froze our food. No wi-fi internet anywhere on the premises even though we were assured a week before our stay that it worked. Other guest's dogs wondering into our room from poolside. Beach chairs/umbrellas broken and falling apart. The owner's obviously... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Sunshine Island Inn

Address: 642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $184 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunshine Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Sunshine Island Hotel Sanibel Island
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#16 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Only 6 rooms I believe”
 of 5 bubbles FortMyersRecycler, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are priced according to size. Tropical Paradise room is the most private. It is a two room suite.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanKG, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“One of the few economy places on Sanibel. Banyan Room is very large”
 of 5 bubbles jdamianlapko, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We loved the size of the Banyan room. Also, dogs are welcome. Made a new friend, Dunkin, while visiting.”
 of 5 bubbles 1stjayhawk, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Loved the Coquina”
 of 5 bubbles 371CarrieB, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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