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The open areas leading to beach very pretty. Beach chairs a little weathered but very usable. It would be helpful to have a staff member bring beach chairs out for guests and have beach towels more available. There have been some updates to the resort which are lovely.

We stayed in Mathews Lodge and it was perfect. The mattress was the most comfortable I had in 30 years of traveling. The bathroom had 2 sinks, was well lighted, had a walk-in, tiled shower, and all were inviting and perfectly maintained. The lights all have dimmers, which add to the ambience.The appliances looked brand new, the furniture was spotless and comfortable. The view from the screened porch is lovely, and very private. We have booked our return for next year!

Great place to stay on Sanibel! Right on the beach and has a very nice pool.

location exceptionally clean and fresh and in good repair

It was beautiful and very clean and a pleasure to stay at.

Terrific location right on the beach with a sunrise and sunset view. The resort is comprised of several buildings and cottages. and features a heated pool, bbqs, shuffle board, horseshoes, bikes for rent, and more. An upscale restaurant is located right on the resort. Our room had a screened in lanai with beach views, microwave, mini fridge, and free wifi. Sign up for the free shell talk. A naturalist comes in from the National Shell Museum to discuss the many types of shells available right on the beach. The island is not very large so this hotel is within 10 minutes of plenty of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores.

The restaurant on site was amazing. Great food, great service.

I’ve been to the Island Inn now once a year for the past 4-years. It’s always extraordinary yet “Island Comfortable”. The only thing that has changed to date is they’re not able to offer the breakfast buffett...... Perhaps they could do as other hotels/resorts do by providing a “breakfast bag to-go” with a danish/muffin, an apple and a cup of coffee “to go”..... 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!

We liked out stay there a year ago, so came back in September 2020. Comfort, location, staff are still very good. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not working even for breakfast. And the weather left to desire better...

I am having trouble changing dates, which I paid for travel protection and have email changing the date over 1 week prior. The owners of hotel will not acknowledge our change and I have to fight with orbitz to get date changed.

Wonderful place, very clean and amazing location! Would definitely come back!

Everything you need to relax. No need to leave .

I like that the property was not touristy feeling. It was low-key and you have exceptional staff members in dining and cleaning.

Truly on the beach. Staff was lovely. We really enjoyed our stay

Staff was very friendly and the property had a great location.

I love this place! I’ve stayed here twice and both times did not want to leave. Island Inn is not the newest nor fanciest joint but it is without question perfectly located, charming, well-appointed and one of my favorite getaway spots. Do not hesitate to book at Island Inn- it’s awesome!💚🐚

Very peaceful and relaxing. Would have liked to see some sort of outside lounge, to get a quick bite to eat or a drink during day.

Excellent location! Historic place. Nice room with kitchen and a big refrigerator. Great view from the balcony. Showers with foot rinsing taps all over. An exhibit of shells in the main building. At the check in we were given a list of promotions for local businesses!

W Gulf Dr Sanibel FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Sanibel Island Southern Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Sanibel Island Southern Beach, Island Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Periwinkle Way. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 49 rooms and conveniences like a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 49 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, microwaves, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free local calls, ceiling fans, and laptop-compatible safes are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Island Inn enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

House, Beachside

1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds and 2 Queen Sofa Beds | Sleeps 12

Gulfview Kitchen Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Gulfview Cottage

1 King Bed, 1 Queen Sofa Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 7

Gulfview Studio

2 Queen Beds and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Island Inn

Everyone (16) Couples (13) Family (8)
4
Family

The open areas leading to beach very pretty. Beach chairs a little weathered but very usable. It would be helpful to have a staff member bring beach chairs out for guests and have beach towels more available. There have been some updates to the resort which are lovely.

By on Apr 16, 2021

5
Partner Couples

We stayed in Mathews Lodge and it was perfect. The mattress was the most comfortable I had in 30 years of traveling. The bathroom had 2 sinks, was well lighted, had a walk-in, tiled shower, and all were inviting and perfectly maintained. The lights all have dimmers, which add to the ambience.The appliances looked brand new, the furniture was spotless and comfortable. The view from the screened porch is lovely, and very private. We have booked our return for next year!

By on Mar 1, 2021

5
Partner Couples

Great place to stay on Sanibel! Right on the beach and has a very nice pool.

By on Feb 25, 2021

5
Family

location exceptionally clean and fresh and in good repair

By on Feb 5, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Jan 25, 2021

5
Family

It was beautiful and very clean and a pleasure to stay at.

By on Jan 23, 2021

5
Partner Couples

Terrific location right on the beach with a sunrise and sunset view. The resort is comprised of several buildings and cottages. and features a heated pool, bbqs, shuffle board, horseshoes, bikes for rent, and more. An upscale restaurant is located right on the resort. Our room had a screened in lanai with beach views, microwave, mini fridge, and free wifi. Sign up for the free shell talk. A naturalist comes in from the National Shell Museum to discuss the many types of shells available right on the beach. The island is not very large so this hotel is within 10 minutes of plenty of restaurants, shops, and grocery stores.

By on Jan 9, 2021

5
Partner Couples

The restaurant on site was amazing. Great food, great service.

By , from Fort Myers FL on Dec 14, 2020

5
Family

I’ve been to the Island Inn now once a year for the past 4-years. It’s always extraordinary yet “Island Comfortable”. The only thing that has changed to date is they’re not able to offer the breakfast buffett...... Perhaps they could do as other hotels/resorts do by providing a “breakfast bag to-go” with a danish/muffin, an apple and a cup of coffee “to go”..... 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!!

By , from Redington Shores, FL on Oct 24, 2020

4
Family Family

We liked out stay there a year ago, so came back in September 2020. Comfort, location, staff are still very good. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not working even for breakfast. And the weather left to desire better...

By , from Miami on Sep 20, 2020

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