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New York
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I read reviews for months before booking Sanibel inn. We were so happy from check in to check out. Check in was fast and friendly. Room was perfect. It was clean. Large balcony in our ocean front room. Our kids have food allergies so the fridge and microwave were much needed, and used. Full size coffee pot was appreciated by...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had such a great stay! We love hearing how much our guests were able to enjoy all the the resort has to offer and I appreciate your sharing your impressions of what seems to have been a very memorable vacation. Thank you for selecting us to be your host and for recommending us to your friends...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beautiful resort on the gulf. Convenient to all activities on the island and not far from the activities on the mainland. Rooms were large and clean. Parking was plentiful with many slots close to your building. The two gulf front building have unobstructed gulf views, while the third gulf front building (the one we stayed in) is partially obstructed to...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay! I'm glad you enjoyed the size of our rooms and found them to be so clean. I hope that next time you will stay a bit longer next time and enjoy all that our resort, the island and beyond have to offer! Looking forward to your...

Medina, Ohio
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Sanibel Inn is not far from the causeway, and convenient to the main streets by bile or car. Free parking, but it might get tight during peak season. Since it was the off-season it was quiet, but still had a good number of guests. The room was clean, nicely furnished and had a spacious balcony (with screens!) on the first...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear momsandyf, Thank you for sharing such a detailed and wonderful account of your recent visit. We always enjoy knowing that our guests we able to fully enjoy every aspect of the resort! Your extremely kind compliments of our staff mean so much to us - they enjoy making our guests' vacations memorable and I'm glad they continue to succeed...

Atlantis, Florida
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Sanibel Inn is beach front accommodations! Conveniently located on Sanibel Island, from the Inn you have simple access to get to restaurants, shops and all the wonders if both Sanibel and Captiva Island. The Inn is more motel than hotel. Each building is 2 story. You can select your room according to the view you prefer. Each room has...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear lapples1, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to our resort! Your very nice review of our location, our accommodations and our dining are very much appreciated - thank you for taking the time to share. I'm glad you also had an opportunity to enjoy so much of what the rest of Sanibel Island has to offer - including...

sarasota
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I took an unplanned trip down to Sanibel. I found the Sanibel Inn on trip advisor. It was reasonably priced and right on the water! We checked in after dinner on the island. The front desk was very nice. Our room was clean with a nice little balcony. It was a full moon so the view was...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ishaffer143, Thank you for sharing your impressions of your last minute visit to Sanibel Island. I'm glad you had such a good time and found so much to like about the Inn. I'm glad to hear the Nina took good care of you when your husband fell ill - that's no fun on vacation! I will be sure to...

Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Overpriced property on the beach. Open the door to the room and Bam, the musty smell was horrible. Stains on the sofa, old furniture and very damp inside the room. There were tiny bugs (possibly ghost ants) all over the balcony. Did I mention the smell....

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you for sharing your impressions of your visit. I'm very disappointed to learn that your room was not presented to the standards we - and you - expect. As I'm sure you can see from our other reviews, the items you noted are truly exceptions but I will be addressing each of them immediately. Please accept my...

Tampa
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Was lucky to be staying in the room in the Bougainvillea building, at moderate costs. Best building to stay here!!!! Views across the pool to the Gulf, with nothing to obstruct our scenery. This is NOT a ocean front room, but get a room in this building and it is nice. Plus you have a private lanai to sit and...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear tropicalseeker, Thank you for spending a few minutes to share such a nice review of your stay with us. We're so glad you found the Sanibel Inn to be such a relaxing getaway and appreciate your helpful recommendations to other travelers! Your compliments of the friendly service of our staff is very much appreciated and I will pass it...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely island. We came for business one day and stayed at the West wind hotel on the beach. Met some nice people. Our 3 yr old had a great time. Met a fun couple and their kids. The sunsets are wonderful. The following weekend I had to evacuate my family due to a hurricane and by the grace...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear EandK1, I'm so glad we could be a safe refuge from the storm! Thank you so much for sharing your experience - it's always nice to know how much our guests enjoy their time on the island and how many special memories they take home with them. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager...

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Charming place, lot of complimentary thing like lounge chairs on the beach and bikes etc. the staff were the best super super accommodating. Affordable. Great burger at the poolside. We loved it So five stars for the best of the 3 stars

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Bill W, General Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Quagz, I'm glad you had such a great stay - thank your for taking the time to share your impressions with other travelers. We're always glad to see our guests enjoying themselves and taking advantage of the amenities we offer. Your compliments of our staff are so appreciated - they love taking care of our guests' needs and making...

Manlius, New York
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Only spent one night here (that's all the time we had) but really enjoyed it. Very easy to get to- real close to bridge from the mainland (bridge is $6 which seemed high- but at least it's round trip.) We spent the evening on Fort Myers Beach and it stunk to have to pay the bridge toll twice (before checking...

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Charlie W, Manager at Sanibel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Gemaroo, Thank you for staying with us at Sanibel Inn and sharing your review. We are very pleased that even though it was a short trip for you, you were still able to take advantage of all that we offer. We look forward to your next visit! -Charlie W, Assistant General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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)
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 

Additional Information about Sanibel Inn

Address: 937 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6994
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $273 - $669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 93
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Hotel
Sanibel Island Resort
Sanibel Inn Beach Resort
Sanibel Bed Breakfast
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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“All provide good views of gulf with coffee makers, screened lanais.”
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“If you want a truly unobstructed Gulf view, insist on the 2 buildings closest to the gulf.”
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“All rooms look out towards the ocean, but some of the trees and the level of the land may block a really good view on the first floor.”
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