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Munich, Germany
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nicely decorated and very clean rooms, comfortable beds. Air condition is quite loud and is blowing on one of the two beds. Screened balcony allows you to relax without bugs and have a great view to the gulf. And with only some steps you are just on the beautiful beach. Beach chairs and chase loungrs are free.. The complimentary continental... More 

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your Island Inn accommodations located just steps from the shoreline. Traditions on the Beach, our on-site restaurant, provides live music every night except Tuesday. It sounds like you made the most of your time at Island Inn. We hope you'll return soon. More 

Lithia, Florida
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well appointed room with comfortable beds. Screened in patio made watching the gulf easy and bug free. The continental breakfast in the morning was filling. Lots of great shells on the beach. A starfish even washed ashore. For the money this hotel can't be beat every room seems to look out into the gulf

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1 Thank evasivewm
Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you had good shelling and took advantage of our beach! We hope you stay with us again soon. More 

Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I live just half an hour away and I also work on Sanibel in the hospitality industry. We enjoyed a two-night getaway in mid-November--no crowds, pleasant weather. We were comfortable in our clean room with spacious bathroom/shower on the first floor with screened porch/lanai. We appreciated the friendly staff, great pool, and made use of the complimentary... More 

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

What a pleasure to receive such a complementary review from a peer. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the drink coupon and the tapas at Traditions. We hope you'll choose us for your next vacation stay and stop in to enjoy the drinks and tapas at Traditions whenever you are able to do so! More 

Seymour, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big family reunion/wedding at this lovely facility. Rooms were clean and beautiful. The views were awesome. There were several places on the grounds for seating. Just be careful… Don't try to fit two people on any of the sleeper sofas! Also, the sleeper sofas have air mattresses… Something we didn't know until we actually pulled out the beds and went... More 

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

We love that your family was here for a wedding/reunion combination. Our Inn has a history of families that vacation here regularly. We hope you'll become regulars as well. The air mattresses are new, state of the art and have a button which will inflate them, so you don't have to blow them up! They should inflate automatically when you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Island Inn exceeded all our expectations by having: Friendly and knowledgeable staff Excellent accommodations The perfect location on the island Beautiful sunsets Good value for the money and...........being from Ohio-the most perfect weather I have experienced. I would recommend the Island Inn to anyone looking for paradise.

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations on your Retirement celebration! We ordered the perfect weather just for you! Seriously, we're very happy we were able to be a part of your retirement celebration and the weather was absolutely superb while you were here. We hope you'll return often now that you no longer have to work, and enjoy our historic Inn. More 

Grove City, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Sanibel, but I cannot imagine a nicer place to stay. We had a second floor unit in the Starky lodge, and the room was exquisite. Full kitchen, huge bathroom, comfortable bed, and an awesome screened-in balcony with a view of the gulf. Full-sized refrigerator and oven, microwave, dishes and silverware, and a coffee pot.... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

What a lovely description of our property! Island Inn's staff takes pride in the property and creating memorable stays for its guests. We look forward to your return visit and hope that you will become one of our "regulars"! More 

Cleveland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stay. Relaxing, beautiful rooms, especially the Kimball Lodge! Amazing views from all rooms. Because the inn is the oldest on th island, it has been grandfathered into th distance from the beach, in other words, it's the only inn/ hotel so close to the beach. Some rooms make you feel like you are right on the beach.... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Kimball Lodge! Thank you for mentioning the close proximity of the Inn to the Beach. We are fortunate in that regard. It sounds like you enjoyed the property and your stay; happy you took advantage of the on-site bike rental. We hope you'll return soon to enjoy the historic Inn! More 

Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one day, but for was excellent but we forgot a pajama pants in our room and never received a call from the hotel about it. Although they had my cell phone number and we stayed in the island until 6 pm. We check out at 10 am.

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

We're glad you had a good stay at Island Inn. We checked with housekeeping about your pajama pants and they reported not finding any during the time of your stay. Our housekeeping staff is typically very responsive and conscientious about bringing left behind items to our attention. We hope you found your pajama pants by the time you returned home!... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Kimball Lodge. Great accommodations, excellent stall, outstanding food & service! Wonderful place to get away & totally relax. Close too everything but also very secluded. Outstanding value!

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

It sounds like you have a wonderful experience at the Inn. It makes us feel good to know that what we strive to provide becomes a guest's actual experience. Come and relax with us again! More 

Sacramento, California
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108 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for a week with extended familly and everyone loved it. Plenty of room and amenities – it felt just like home away from home. The only issue we had was the futon mattress is so thin and uncomfortable that is was better sleeping on the couch. The cottage is the furthest from the beach but it still is... More 

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Fishingflats, Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

It's always nice when families come to stay as the Island Inn is built on a history of family vacations. We appreciate your candor about the futon mattresses. We recommend a bug spray with DEET to defend against the no-seeums. There are some natural repelents, but they are not always effective. Ask at the front desk for more information. Thanks... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted "Best Inn on the Island," the Island Inn, with its combination of old Florida cottages and modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5697
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $217 - $577 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Island Sanibel
Island Resort Sanibel
Is Sanibel
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“2nd floor Starky lodge was unbeatable.”
 of 5 bubbles stepheng452, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 229 is for handicap. The breakfast is good.”
 of 5 bubbles lukeheero, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Kimball Lodge first floor facing toward Gulf.”
 of 5 bubbles dkinser1125, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 273 in the Kimball Lodge had a great view, plenty of sunlight and a wonderful balcony for star gazing.”
 of 5 bubbles Trekinalong, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend a cottage for families.”
 of 5 bubbles mpbosworth, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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