$131 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 10, 2015

Sunset Beach Inn

3 stars
View map of 3287 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
81 reviews
Amazing Trip!

We very much enjoyed staying here, the price was well worth the private beach and the staff. We had... See full review

  • Gina L.
  • Jul 31, 2015
Sunset Beach it is!

Great location, great staff, great beach! Pair of Manatees cruised the beach and we saw dolphins... See full review

  • Judith C.
  • Mar 23, 2015
Situated on 350 feet of powder white beaches, the Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort is a simple retreat for vacationers in search of relaxation. Comfortable, accommodations with nice extras, a welcoming staff and no resort fees make the Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort a great choice for value-conscious travelers who still enjoy some pampering.

Rooms
The Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort's 46 guest rooms and suites feature plush bedding, rich granite countertops, 32-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players, irons and ironing boards, hair dryer and coffee makers. Rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave. Suites have full kitchens and separate living space. Guests choose from beachfront or pool and garden view accommodations, all with screened balconies. Sanibel rooms are four steps below ground level.

All rooms at the Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort are non-smoking.

Pet Policy: No Pets allowed. Boarding is available nearby in Fort Myers, FL.

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Sunset Beach Inn Rooms

Gardenview Guestroom
This spacious guestroom overlooks the tropical palms and Tennis court. Watch family and friends challenge each other to a game of shuffleboard. Spend your holiday in comfort with 2 queen beds, 32" flat screen television and one bath featuring granite vanities. Enjoy a leisurely morning at the dining table before a full day in the sun. A microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and toaster complete the accommodations up to four guests and is 390 square feet.
Partial Gulf View Guestroom 1st Floor
Overlooking the pool from the screened balcony with the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon, this spacious guestroom, with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, 32" flat screen television, 1 bath and a fully equipped eat in kitchen provides a perfect beach getaway for a family or just for two. Both the kitchen and baths feature granite counters and warm toned woods. The kitchen is complete with range, oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, utensils and dishes. Accommodates up to four guests and is 390 square feet.
Gulf View Guestroom Top Floor
With partial views of the Gulf of Mexico from the screened balcony, this spacious guestroom, with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, 32" flat screen television, 1 bath and a fully equipped eat in kitchen provides a perfect beach getaway for a family or just for two. Both the kitchen and baths feature granite counters and warm toned woods. The kitchen is complete with range, oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, utensils and dishes. The guestroom accommodates up to four guests and is 385 square feet.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Sunset Beach Inn

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
81 out of 81
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gina L.
Couples
N/A
Jul 31, 2015

Amazing Trip!

We very much enjoyed staying here, the price was well worth the private beach and the staff. We had a very easy check in and had all we needed for our week long vacation. We got married on the beach and everyone was fantastic! We will be going back at least once a year and staying here. The only issue we had was the sand, but how can you get away from that?! The staff always had plenty of towels and swept the room daily.

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

Couples

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Judith C.
Couples
N/A
Mar 23, 2015

Sunset Beach it is!

Great location, great staff, great beach! Pair of Manatees cruised the beach and we saw dolphins every day! We love Sanibel and enjoyed our stay.

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

Couples

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dennis
Couples
N/A
Jan 16, 2015

Disappointing. Promised more than it delivered

We were excited at the propect of staying here but were very disappointed. The room was OK but the bed linen was torn, we were bitten by bed bugs in the night, and the swimming pool was out of action (and when we chose this hotel, the fact that it had a pool had been a decisive factor for us). The breakfast was one of the meanest we have ever encountered in America. It was laid out in the check-in area with nowhere to sit. There are some good places to eat but none within walking distance.There is direct access to the famous Sanibel beach though, and a few (but not enough) private sun loungers for guests to use. There are also bicycles to borrow but some were in a poor state of maintenance (eg tyres not pumped up). We found the staff unhelpful and aggressive when we drew any shortcomings to their attention, so we only stayed one night, then left. Not to be recommended.

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

Couples

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
beachin' it
Single
Port Charlotte, FL
Jul 20, 2014

Great room and location, couple snafus

The room size and features exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is that check in was listed as 4:00, and I couldn't get into my room until almost 5:00. Free breakfast was just ok. Beach furniture and free bicycle use were too great perks.

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

Single

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sanibel Deli and Coffee Factory is a must for gluten free breakfast options!

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Elle the cat
Couples
Jackson, NJ
Jul 18, 2014

Couple getaway

Don't expect an early check in, when they tell you 4 pm they mean it, we didn't get our room until 4.05 pm, It's possible they didn't finish cleaning ALL the rooms till exactly 4 pm, since the room was not that clean. They do use an enormous amount of spray if you suffer from asthma be prepared. Extremely poor breakfast, no strawberry jam (was on order) only one kind available and nothing was fresh and to top that we got staff attitude. And although the breakfast area was set up and several guests waiting holding the tray you have to bring from your room, don't you dare try to cross over the trash container with a sign stating breakfast starts at 7.30 . I understand there needs to be rules, however we have stayed in many different places and they always try to accommodate guests, don't expect it from this place. Will not stay There again.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Beautiful local artists paintings decorations

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NHSELLER
Couples
Derry, NH
Feb 6, 2014

Repeat Customer Not Dissapointed

This was our second time staying at the inn. Had a very comfortable room on the 2nd floor with great views. Being just a few steps from the beach is a plus along with the heated pool. We did not take advantage of the free bikes this time as the weather was so nice we spent most of the time at the beach and in the pool. The only negative thing, and it's a small issue, is that we were provided one small bar of soap and one small shampoo and were not provided additional unless we asked. We will likely stay at the Sunset Beach Inn on our next trip. The overall value for the money is the best I have found

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

Couples

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Go to Doc Ford's Rum Bar and Grill at the end of Rabbit Rd. A short drive or bike ride away from the inn. Great food and drink.

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Frenchie1020
Single
CT
Dec 13, 2013

Has got lots of good reviews- just not from me

I stayed here as an impromtu third night on island after staying somewhere else. Unfortunately the other inn did not have any available rooms. I found It and read reviews so I said "why not?". On the up side they let me check in early which was welcomed because average check out time is 11am and check in was 4pm. Otherwise the room was old and dirty. It smelled musty and had black mold and dust in the AC unit. There was sand in the bed and black mold on the cabinet units. Good thing I brought Clorox wipes. My room #108 was in an awkward place jutting out from the rest of the inn. My understanding is that the other rooms are decent. This room stunk. The bikes are free but older. The pool is nice and the free umbrellas are nice. I would stay here again but not in the room I was in. I wouldn't even pay $50 for that room

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

Single

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
giffy72
Family
Cape Coral Fl
Nov 21, 2013

Great staycation for family

Staff was very friendly and accommodating beach was amazing with tons of shells!

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

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Most beautiful sunset was at blind pass

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mkskim
Couples
iowa
Nov 12, 2013

Excellent vacation spot

Very nice and clean. The hotel is right on the beach. During the day the hotel puts out beach umbrellas, excellent for laying about. We also enjoyed the daily continental breakfast.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Use the coupon books provided by the hotel, it will help stretch your budget.

Review of Sunset Beach Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mt airy beach people
Family
Phila PA
Aug 18, 2013

the Sanibel getaway

My wife, son and daughter, spent 5 nights at this hotel this month and over all it is a nice place. It is a standard place with no bells and whistles, but for the price and location to the beach, it was fine. The breakfest served every morning wasn't a buffet feast, but okay for the value of the price paid. The downside is the present of bed bugs or the pest known on the island as "no see them" If our bites were the results of those critters, then everywhere in the area is effected, so one must beware and wear good bug repellant. I asked about bed bugs and was told that this hotel hadn't had that problem in over 8 years. So, if that is true, our bites came from something. So, was it "no see them"? Overall. minus the bug bites I liked the place

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

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

the island cow, great location, great seafood and prices reasonable

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