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Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
Reviewed 6 November 2012

My wife Lisa and I spent the week that spanned Halloween 2012 in the Tropical Paradise room. We arrived just when Hurricane Sandy was pounding the North East and lots of rain and cold was coming to our home in West Virginia. The Sunshine Island Inn is not like the sterile- cookie cutter motels that can be found elsewhere. It...

1Thank Mike M
Crescent Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewed 22 August 2012

I went to the Sunshine Island Inn for a few days of rest and relaxation last week, August 14-17. I went on my trip alone & was concerned that i'd be bored, lost and not know what to do or where to go during my stay. Upon arrival, I was met by Karen, the property manager & from our first...

5Thank Lorrie O
Brick, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Really enjoyed our first visit to Sanibel Island and the Sunshine Island Inn. Karen the hostess was super helpful and accomodating We stayed in the one bedroom Tropical Room with all the amenites we needed. Beach access was right across the street and the inn provides the umbrellas and chairs and beach towels. And if we needed anything else. all...

3Thank mm404
Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This was our first visit to Sanibel. We loved the charm! This inn was cozy and comfortable. While it doesn't boast the perks of higher end resorts, it offers a less-crowded beach, more space, thoughtful extras like chairs and beach towels, and easy access to all of Sanibel. Highly recommend. Joy & Mark

2Thank Joy B
Reviewed 15 June 2012

We stayed in The Tropical Paradise room and it was home away from home. Jean was very friendly as well as all the guests. We will be going back soon! The pool isnt freezing cold like most are. Thats real important to me. Mel and Bob

1Thank meldoncaster
Reviewed 13 June 2012

After spending ONE horrible night in a tent in Sanibel Island I found this hidden gem of a place. It is as cute as can be, great location, affordable, and a POOL! The room were clean and very comfortable! I will be back! The staff was FABULOUS!!

1Thank curran17
Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 7 June 2012

This is such a quaint little place. It has all the comforts of home and is a short walk to the beach OR right on a quiet canal! They supply a beach cart, umbrella and 2 chairs- which was quite thoughtful. And it is only a short drive to good restaurants (we liked Traders and Chips Steak House). The place...

1Thank Courtney T
mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Sunshine Island Inn. Hopefully you will be able to return to enjoy our little piece of paradise. Jean Property Manager

Westland, Michigan
Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

Returned for my 2nd stay at the Inn. This year I stayed in the Palm Cottage. Very nice unit and very clean. I enjoyed my stay with my family, especially the set up with the pool in the interior steps from your door. Jean, the manager, is a very hard worker and nice host. I would recommend this inn for...

1Thank Susieq4158
mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed another stay at the Sunshine Island Inn. Looking forward to seeing you again. Jean Property Manager

Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 25 May 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!!!

1Thank Phil T
mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

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 Property Manager Sunshine Island Inn

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 22 May 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...

1Thank emmapotter
mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

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 Property Manager Sunshine Island Inn

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $214 - $369 (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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