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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We planned to spend most of our time outside in Ding Darling and other nature areas so we did not need luxury accommodations. Tarpon Tale Inn turned out to be just what we wanted and more. Old Florida atmosphere, very reasonable prices. We went car free and used the Inn's free bikes to get around. (It is about 15 minutes...

Thank JohnKappa
Red Hook, New York
Reviewed 4 April 2013

This was our first visit to Sanibel, which to our surprise was quite a bit "busier" than we had anticipated. Our own fault tho, as we stayed during spring break just before Easter. As a result, we were happy to be located at Tarpon Tale, on the quieter eastern end of the island, walking distance from the beach and the...

Thank brianfallis
Fleetwood, PA
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This was our second stay at Tarpon Tale. Last year we had the Seashell I unit, which we found to be well-maintained and nicely equipped. This year we decided we'd like more space and chose the Tropical Bird suite, which was a bit of a disappointment by comparison. Although the unit was very spacious, clean, and functional, it appears to...

1Thank Catwillow
Hartford Connecticut
Reviewed 13 February 2013

We had the smallest room at Tarpon Tale Inn but didn't mind thanks to the outdoor table and swing. The room itself was perfectly pleasant with a decent bathroom and closet area, a comfortable bed, and just enough room for a coffee pot and TV. We loved being able to walk to the beach -- the owners provide beach chairs,...

1Thank Jmb45
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Spent 3 days in January 2013. Walked and road bikes (free to guests) to 2 of the local beaches. Newly refurbished with tile and bathroom fixtures. Near a restaurant, ice cream parlor and another NY deli. Dawn the owner was most accomodating. When she learned I had sensitivuty to cleaning products she went out a got us fragrance-free laundry soap....

3Thank Azsteve T
Reviewed 8 January 2013

My niece and I spent three nights at the Tarpon Tale Inn. This is a great accomodation in a nice, quiet location. I've stayed on the "other" side of the island several times and while that is excellent, I prefer the nice and quiet side. We had an excellent time strolling down Buttonwood Lane to the ocean side of the...

2Thank knippers
Reviewed 1 January 2013

I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Sanibel! Dawn and Joe at Tarpon Tale Inn made it even nicer. The Inn is very comfortable, clean and convenient to the Lighthouse beach and cafe. Bicycles and a hot tub are nice additions. Our host and hostess even had wine and peppermint bark available to us for our Christmas stay....

3Thank traveling2places
Dawn R, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

We look forward to your return Dawn

Reviewed 18 December 2012

I was there with my husband. We had a lovely time. There was always something to eat like Brownies and Wine, fresh fruits and so on. We could take bikes, umbreallas and what ever we needed for the beach. Every rooms has his own little terrace. On the other side of the street is a great breakfast place. They serve...

6Thank Sibylle848
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 November 2012

My husband Joe and I were married on Nov 9th and arrived at the Tarpon Tale on the 10th. We stayed in the Island Sunset Cottage and absolutely enjoyed it! I grew up vacationing on Sanibel but had never stayed up by the lighthouse before. It was such a cute and cozy inn, and very private as well. We enjoyed...

2Thank lclangford
San Angelo, Texas
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Dawn and Joe are fabulous hosts and the inn is a wonderful place to stay. It is great to be so close to the beah and in a quiet area. I would recommend the Tarpon Tale Inn to anyone. I hope to return many times! Thanks.

2Thank lc1961
Dawn R, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you!!!! Dawn

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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tarpon Tale Inn is a charming, family run property on the east end of Sanibel, a short walk from the island's famous shelling beaches, the lighthouse and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Each of our cottage style accommodations has its own distinct character, and range from cozy efficiencies to spacious one bedroom suites. We hope you'll choose the Tarpon Tale Inn as your home on Sanibel. You'll find the Florida you're looking for! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarpon Tale Inn

Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $227 - $375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Tale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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