$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2015 Check-out: Aug 17, 2015

Sanibel Inn

3 stars
View map of 937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
74 reviews
Sanibel 2015

The Sanibel Inn once again made us feel like home. There are many places to stay on Sanibel, but we... See full review

  • Blake T.
  • Jul 27, 2015
Great getaway

Wonderfully quiet and comfortable. Not luxurious. Thumbs up. See full review

  • Marc N.
  • Jun 22, 2015

The Sanibel Inn is a casual beachfront resort for guests who enjoy a peaceful, nature-filled setting for their vacation. Stroll the beach, hunt for shells and savor the shaded respite of the gardens. It is the best of both worlds at Sanibel Inn.

Rooms

All 94 guest rooms and suites at Sanibel Inn feature screened balconies or patios, furnished in teak, 300-thread count bedding, large cable TVs with DVD players (upon request), irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, coffee makers, refrigerator and microwave. Suites have separate living space. The two-bedroom residences sleep six. Choose from gulf and beachfront view accommodations. All rooms at the Sanibel Inn are non smoking.

Property features

Bathing suits are welcome at the Sanibel Inn's Beach Bar, an outdoor cafe serving light fare and cocktails. The recently-opened Sea Star Cafe is a moderately-priced, family-friendly cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Golf packages also are available at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club.

Highlights
  • Free in-room Internet access, local calls and newspaper delivery
  • 600-feet of shell-strewn beach
  • Heated beachfront pool
  • Butterfly garden
  • Non-smoking property
Nearby attractions
  • The Dunes Golf Club (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Shell Point Golf Club (5.6 mi/9 km)
  • J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge (6.4 mi/10.2)
  • 21 miles of bike paths on the island
Business
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, local calling and daily newspaper
Transportation
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (27 mi/41 km)
  • Free parking
Policies
  • Resort fee is $22 USD/day inclusive of beach chairs, kayaks, paddleboards, bikes, dunes driving range admission, tennis, beach towels, Wi-Fi access, newspaper and discounted fee of $49 USD for 18 holes of golf at the Dunes which includes golf cart.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property. Boarding is available nearby in Fort Myers, FL.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Sanibel Inn Rooms

Suite - 1st Floor
First floor Gulf Front Suites are just steps from the beach and provide an intimate retreat with breathtaking views of the Gulf. Enjoy a separate living area with a full sleeper sofa, flat screen television and bedroom with a comfortable king bed. Featuring a king bed, full-sized sleeper sofa, separate living area, and upgraded amenities.
Guestroom - First floor
These first floor rooms provide lovely views of our pool and the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon, and feature one king or two queen beds, bath amenities, and in-room appliances
Guestroom - First Floor
First Floor Gulf Front Guest Rooms provide a private, screened balcony for incredible, panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach. The 450-square-foot room accommodates up to four guests with a majority, offering two queen beds. One king bed is available in a limited amount
Guestroom- Top Floor
Top Floor Gulf Front Guest Rooms provide a private, screened balcony for incredible, panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the beach. The 450-square-foot room accommodates up to four guests with a majority, offering two queen beds. One king bed is available in a limited amount
Suite -1st Floor
Spacious suites located on the first floor offering one King Bed and a separate sleeper sofa. close to the pool and a short walk to the beach and feature stunning views of our gardens, pool and Gulf of Mexico across the horizon. The suites feature king beds in the bedroom a full-sized sleeper sofa, bath amenities, separate living area, and in-room appliances. Delight in a true home-away-from-home experience within our picturesque accommodations
Suite - Top Floor
Top floor Gulf Front Suites are just steps from the beach and provide an intimate retreat with breathtaking views of the Gulf. Enjoy a separate living area with a full sleeper sofa, flat screen television and bedroom with a comfortable king bed. Featuring a king bed, full-sized sleeper sofa, separate living area, and upgraded amenities.
Two Bedroom Residence
Enjoy extra room to unwind in Two-Bedroom Sanibel Residences. These attractive accommodations offer plenty of space for families or groups of friends to spread out, and feature a king bed in the master bedroom and two beds in the second bedroom
Suite Top Floor
Spacious suites located on the top floor offering one King Bed and a separate sleeper sofa. close to the pool and a short walk to the beach and feature stunning views of our gardens, pool and Gulf of Mexico across the horizon. The suites feature king beds in the bedroom a full-sized sleeper sofa, bath amenities, separate living area, and in-room appliances. Delight in a true home-away-from-home experience within our picturesque accommodations.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Accessible parking

Dining

Sea Star Cafe
Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
The Beach Bar
Alfresco cabana style bar and grill overlooking the Gulf of Mexico

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 AM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Sanibel Inn

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
74 out of 74
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Blake T.
Business
N/A
Jul 27, 2015

Sanibel 2015

The Sanibel Inn once again made us feel like home. There are many places to stay on Sanibel, but we always feel like the Sanibel Inn is the place to stay. It is always clean, comfortable, and priced right.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marc N.
Business
Marblehead
Jun 22, 2015

Great getaway

Wonderfully quiet and comfortable. Not luxurious. Thumbs up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
George W.
Business
N/A
Jan 16, 2015

Sanibel Inn

Sanibel Inn is a laid back comfortable place to stay. We enjoyed it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DJ.269
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Not worth what you pay for

The room had no water or any type of drinks avaliable...the lights didn't work...also charged my card an extra fee which was never mentioned when I booked the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Epinema
Business
San Diego
Nov 3, 2014

local and comfortable

We were greeted by Peter who was very informative about what to do. He also was able to get us into a suite which was very roomy. I am very picky about bedding and this was fantastic. Went to Doc fords for dinner, captive island and watched the sunset at Mucky Ducks. Make sure you visit Jungle Drums Gallery next door and at least by an original signed t-shirt. Head to Bowman Beach for great shelling, went to the farmers market in Cape Coral then head to walk the pier in Ft. Myers. Went to lovers Key and stopped at Bonita beach. Very quite and private. Have lunch at Docks Beach house and sit outside or on the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Jungle Drums Gallery…..all different prices and local artists.

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
arvada traveler
Business
Arvada
Jul 29, 2014

Hidden Fees

The hotel is located on the beach with nice grounds and the rooms were cool, clean with little deferred maintenance. The screened in porch with hooks for drying bathing suits was a nice plus. We were in a room with 2 queen beds, small table with 4 chairs, small refrigerator, K-cup coffee maker (had to ask for more coffee at the front desk as they don't really re-stock it). The building overlooked the pool with limited ocean views from the first floor, and it wasn't too bad in terms of noise-but it is off season. The pool area is nice, they have a decent number of chairs and water toys for kids, and the beach had some chairs and umbrellas, but not a lot. Nice beach with lots of small shells and tons of sand dollars about 20' out. The day of departure, the maids started knocking at 9:30 to make sure we would be out of the room at 11:00 - despite the do not disturb card, which I find very irritating. We booked a package that gave us a $35 daily credit at the resort/hotel, but nobody said anything to us at check-in, and it was only when we asked about a late check out that they told us about this credit. We picked out some stuff from the gift shop, but then upon check out were informed of a "Package Plan" fee of $12.00 per day plus tax! Nothing on the reservation referenced extra fees, so I wasn't happy about that. We didn't try any of the restaurants, only checked out towels for the beach. I would stay here again, but now I know about the hidden fees.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Gramma Dots has great tart key lime pie, and the lobster salad and lobster roll were very good.

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michellemybell
Business
Fort Myers, Florida
Jul 1, 2014

Nice Getaway

This was a nice place to spend the weekend. The room was clean and conformable and the location to the beach was excellent. The only comment I would have was the food was tasty however quite pricy. Very relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
substandardsanibelinn
Business
va
Mar 1, 2014

below average

dirty room, rust in shower, mold and mildew in the bathroom,stained bed linens, stained upholstery on chairs in room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ske family
Business
Washington DC
Jan 7, 2014

great vacation

The staff was very helpful and accommodating. Great location for shelling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JOANNJAM
Business
PERRY HALL, MD
Oct 17, 2013

JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!

Everything was top notch, staff was excellent for the most part, especially about lost items. We did occasionally have to get items housekeeping forgot but overall the service was great and the room kept clean. Loved the beach location and shelling. We both got to totally relax and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Early on we started talking about not if we come back but when! Highly recommend this place for a relaxing vacation. JoAnn Miller

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy some of your alcohol at Publix in Ft. Myers as well as cereal, milk and snacks. Split some meals at restaurants - portions are generally large.

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