$158 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 17, 2014 Check-out: Aug 19, 2014

Sanibel Inn

3 stars
937 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
106 reviews
JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!

Everything was top notch, staff was excellent for the most part, especially about lost items. We... See full review

  • JOANNJAM
  • Oct 17, 2013
Great place to relax

We loved this place; it's right on the beach. We had a suite that had a Living Room with TV and a... See full review

  • mark.p
  • Aug 31, 2013
Quiet and casual intimate Sanibel resort
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, savor the shaded respite of the gardens, and then, if a little more activity’s in order, pop over to a sister property and enjoy mega-resort amenities. It’s the best of both worlds at Sanibel Inn.
Highlights
  • Free in-room Internet access, local calls and newspaper delivery
  • 600-feet of shell-strewn beach
  • Heated beachfront pool
  • Butterfly garden
  • Non-smoking rooms
Rooms
The Sanibel Inn’s 94 guest rooms and suites each feature screened balconies or patios, furnished in teak, 300-thread count bedding, large cable TVs with DVD players, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, coffee makers, refrigerator and microwave. Suites have separate living space. The two-bedroom residences sleep six. Choose from beachfront, pool or garden view accommodations. All rooms at the Sanibel Inn are non smoking.
Features
Bathing suits are welcome at the Sanibel Inn’s Beach Bar, an outdoor café serving light fare and cocktails. The recently-opened Sea Star Café is a moderately-priced, family-friendly café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests of the Sanibel Inn have complimentary access to all of the amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center at the nearby sister resort Sundial Beach Resort and Golf Club. Golf packages also are available at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club.
Transportation
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (27 mi/41 km)
  • Free parking
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
Policies and fees
Resort & Recreation Fee is $10.00. Resort & Recreation Fee includes:
•    Bicycles for adults and children
•    Kayaks
•    Tennis Court access including racquet rental
•    Beach chairs & umbrellas (based on availability and city ordinance restrictions)
•    Guestroom wireless high speed internet
•    Newspaper delivery (six days per week)

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

Sanibel Inn Rooms

Gulf View Guestroom
Screened patios or balconies furnished with teak patio furniture offer the ideal spot to overlook the tranquil pool and the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon. Adorned in warm tones, the Gulf View Guestrooms offer either a comfortable king bed or two queen beds. Feel at home with amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave, coffee and newspaper service. Watch the complimentary HBO and the Disney Channel on the new 42" LCD flat screen televisions. A DVD player is available upon request. The room is complete with iron and ironing board, safe, hair dryer and daily housekeeping service. The room accommodates up to four guests and is 450 square feet.
Beachfront Suite
The newly renovated Beachfront Suite offers unrivaled views of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and beaches of Sanibel from the privacy of screened patios or balconies furnished with teak patio furniture. Decorated with warm-tones and bamboo flooring, these suites offer extra space with amazing views from the separate living room with sleeper sofa. A cozy bedroom with 42" flat screen TV offers a comfortable king size bed. Feel at home with amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave, coffee and newspaper service, complimentary HBO and the Disney Channel, iron and ironing board, safe, hair dryer and daily housekeeping service. A DVD player is available upon request. The room accommodates up to three guests and is 500 square feet.
Gulf View Suite
Relax in a screened patio or balcony furnished with teak patio furniture overlooking the tranquil pool with the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon. Best of all, the suite is steps from the beach. Adorned with warm-toned bamboo flooring along with a palette of warm tones that echo the natural elements of the beach, these newly renovated suites offer extra space with a separate living room with sleeper sofa. A cozy bedroom with new 42" flat screen TV offers a comfortable king size bed. Feel at home with amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave, coffee and newspaper service, complimentary HBO and the Disney Channel, iron and ironing board, safe, hair dryer and daily housekeeping service. A DVD player is available upon request. The room accommodates up to three guests and is 500 square feet.
Beachfront Guestroom
Enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and sugar-sand beach from the private screened patios or balconies furnished with teak furniture. Feel at home with amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave, coffee and newspaper service. Enjoy the complimentary HBO and the Disney Channel on the new 42" LCD flat panel television. To complete the room, an iron and ironing board, safe, hair dryer and daily housekeeping service are also provided. The 450 square foot room accommodates up to four guests with a majority offering two queen beds or a limited amount offering one king. A DVD player is available upon request.
Two Bedroom Sanibel Residence
Ideal for families, the Two Bedroom Sanibel Residence offers the comforts of home in a tranquil setting overlooking the butterfly gardens and a short walk to the shell strewn beaches. A separate screened balcony offers and outdoor room to enjoy the fresh air and sea breezes. With 1,000+ square feet and decor unique to each unit, the spacious two-bedroom Residences feature a large living/dining area, full kitchen with house wares, and two baths. Accommodating up to six, the Residence features a king bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the second bedroom.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

26.4401 -82.0389
Area served
Sanibel Island, Ft. Myers, Tampa, FL
Nearby airports
RSW - Ft. Myers Aiport, TPA - Tampa Airport, FLL - Ft. Lauderdale Airport

Dining

Sea Star Cafe and Bar
Sea Star Cafe features traditional cafe fare with an Island twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Sea Star Cafe and Bar provides Sanibel Inn guests with a casually chic dining option. Located just steps from the lobby, the Sea Star offers delectable menu items including breakfast favorites, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, steaks and the finest seafood from the Gulf and beyond. Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
The Beach Bar
Located pool side serving light fare including sandwiches, wraps and special treats for children.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (106)

Ratings and reviews for Sanibel Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
106 out of 106
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room 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

4
5.01.0
Michellemybell
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
substandardsanibelinn
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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ske family
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JOANNJAM
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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.

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kate J.
Vernon, CT
Oct 3, 2013

Everything you need for a comfortable stay....

This Inn had a great location and an easy drive from the airport. It is nestled into the landscape of palms and other tropical vegetation. My room was clean and updated. Loved the kitchenette area with the refrigerator and microwave. The screened in porch/balcony was a great place to have a light meal or cocktails while overlooking the pool and beach. The tiki bar adds a nice touch for an afternoon drink or a lunch break from the beach. Take advantage of their bicycles for use on the miles of bike paths throughout the island. It was a great way to see some local sights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Be sure to visit "Jerry's" shops. The grocery store there was a great idea to stock up on lunch food, snacks and drinks to keep in your room for those times you just prefer to "eat in".

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Smeyely215
Easton, Pa
Sep 15, 2013

Island fun

The only thing that upset me about this hotel was that the towels, beach chairs, umbrellas,bikes and kayaks were included with the Inn. But at checkout, I had to pay $66.00 for all of those and for that reason, I will not go back there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mark.p
Q, MA
Aug 31, 2013

Great place to relax

We loved this place; it's right on the beach. We had a suite that had a Living Room with TV and a small fridge, and a separate bedroom. The buildings are arranged in a semi-circle so that most of the rooms have at least a partial view of the beach and all the rooms are a short walk to the beach, the pool, and the Tiki Bar (don't miss Happy Hour). Plus, they give you a credit based on the number of nights you stay which you can use at the Tiki Bar (great) or restaurant (so-so). The outside staff is great; they'll set you up on the beach with lounge chairs and an umbrella. We would go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Happy Hour

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
The Cranes
Wichita KS
Jul 3, 2013

Gone downhill

We experienced this Inn several years ago and it was great. This time... not so good. Room wasn't that clean when we arrived. Housekeeping did a spotty, at best, job the entire week. 3 days of the 6 we had to call for towels. On one of these days we called 3 times. We also had specifically called the front desk to make sure the room was cleaned on our last day. It never did get cleaned. Upon using the washer and dryer, we found rust in both. Upkeep at this hotel has not been to the standard it should have been. When we return to the Island we will find other accommodations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Sanibel Thriller boat tour / dolphin watching was EXCELLENT. We would do that again.

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
killerhd
pa.
Jun 28, 2013

great spot,needs update

washer in room broken,maid told to stay out was in when we left and would not stay out!TV set from 80s. never again...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: In Hotel

don't do it...food needs Help.waiter needs help too.

Review of Sanibel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rcstarks90
Memphis, TN
Jun 3, 2013

Relaxing Vacation

This was a great getaway trip in the middle of a hard semester at school and well worth it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great outlet malls near the island.

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