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Sanibel Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a wonderful time down there!!! Everyone was pleasant and helpful with everything. I will definitely go back.

Sanibel Inn was an average place to stay. Our suite was nice and clean, but outdated. There was constant standing water on the floor of our screened in patio. There was construction going on 90% of our stay. We heard nail guns constantly. Why would you do this at the start of peak season!? The closeness to the beach was nice. Overall, it served its purpose, but I would not reccommend it to anyone nor would I go back.

Was given a room with 1 bed, not 2 as requested. Management was gracious to up grade us to a suite instead. Loved the resort and would highly recommend it!

We enjoyed our stay so much! my husband wants to go back again next year. Everything you need is on site! great food, bikes to use to get around and the kayaks were fun. We found lots of seashells!

Absolutely beautiful resort, meticulously well kept grounds and rooms. Beautiful private beach and so many shells! We will be back! ❤️

We stayed at the Sanibel Inn and loved every minute. Our room was comfortable, spacious and set up perfectly. And did I say it had a great view? The room had a screened balcony that overlooked the pool, gardens and the Gulf. We loved our stay and plan to stay there again!

The Inn was well located for getting on and off and around the island as the traffiic can be intolerable; the grounds are nice and well maintained; the room was clean and quite comfortable and conveniently located on the beach; and the resort is quiet even though it was almost full during our visit. The drink and food service is very adequate.

We enjoyed our stay at Sanibel Inn very much! The staff was wonderful-- the office staff was pleasant and very helpful, and the grounds workers especially hardworking, friendly, and enthusiastic. The rooms were somewhat dated but the beds extremely comfortable and the bathrooms modern and well stocked. We really appreciated the extra amenities that were available free of charge-- beach chairs and umbrellas, bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks. The outside bar was fantastic and the staff excellent. We hope to come back!

Great hotel. Everyone was friendly and the entire grounds were clean and well kept.

Beautiful hotel right next to the water, the rental fee included canoe, paddleboards and bikes rentals. Loved the pool area, very cozy.

Everyone on staff was very nice and accommodating. Beach chairs were spread out and available for long time after 5:00PM. Flexible checkout time. Nothing bad to report. Pleasant stay. Would stay longer in a bigger unit.

Beautiful place. Staff was friendly. only complaint I have is that I could not stay longer. Will definitely go back.

Nice hotel on the beach. We enjoyed using the resort's bicycles to tour the island and relaxed in the pool when it was windy on the beach. The on site restaurant was undergoing a renovation but the tiki hut was open and the drinks were delicious.

For the price you pay one would expect updated rooms. 2 queen beds barely fit in the space, was disappointed in furnishing. The bathroom felt straight out of 1970s, but the balcony view was amazing.

the required items make this a pain. Be thankful for what you get.

Other than the hectic checkin procedure, we enjoyed our stay. The location was great and the staff quite helpful.

The staff was friendly and always gave over the top service. We even had a complimentary bottle of wine waiting in our room when the front desk staff found out we were on our honeymoon! The views were incredible, the rooms were beautiful and very clean. Can't wait to go back!

The hotel appeared online to be fancier than it really was. It was fine but not so much that we would come back. The room was plain and basic. That said, the beach was nice, they had bikes we borrowed, and we saw an endangered tortoise on the grounds and a VERY COOL giant snake which we were thrilled by.

The hotel room was smaller than I thought it would be. The staff was super friendly and very prompt. The view was slightly obstructed due to being on the end of the building but it was still very pleasant. Rooms were well kept as well as everything else. Great place to stay!

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.

937 E Gulf Drive Sanibel FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Sanibel Inn places you next to Sanibel Captiva Island and within a 10-minute walk of Periwinkle Way. This 3-star condo resort welcomes guests with 93 rooms and conveniences like a private beach, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center and Dunes Golf and Tennis Club.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Dante's, the condominium resort's onsite restaurant. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

Sanibel Inn's 93 air-conditioned condos provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

A private beach, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Sanibel Inn. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this beach condominium resort include free use of bicycles, free newspapers, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Gulf Front Guestroom 1st Floor QQ

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Gulf View Suite 1st Floor

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Gulf Front Suite 1st Floor

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Two Bedroom Sanibel Residence

Queen 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Sanibel Inn

Everyone (13) Couples (48) Business (2) Family (24) Friends (4) Other (3)
5
Everyone

We had a wonderful time down there!!! Everyone was pleasant and helpful with everything. I will definitely go back.

By on Jun 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and I hope that you will come back again soon. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

3

decent space that needs upgrades

Everyone

Sanibel Inn was an average place to stay. Our suite was nice and clean, but outdated. There was constant standing water on the floor of our screened in patio. There was construction going on 90% of our stay. We heard nail guns constantly. Why would you do this at the start of peak season!? The closeness to the beach was nice. Overall, it served its purpose, but I would not reccommend it to anyone nor would I go back.

By , from Cincinnati, Ohio on May 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2018

Hi Ellen, Thank you for your unvarnished review of our hotel. I appreciate you pointing our areas where we need to focus our attentions and we will definitely be taking your suggestions under advisement. Unfortunately we had to make repairs to some of our buildings and honestly, we have to do these repairs at some time and I am very sorry that your vacation was negatively affected. I wish that you would reconsider your final statement, but I understand how you feel. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5

room choice

Everyone

Was given a room with 1 bed, not 2 as requested. Management was gracious to up grade us to a suite instead. Loved the resort and would highly recommend it!

By , from Virginia on May 9, 2018

Review comment responded on May 17, 2018

HI Joane, Thanks for the review and for taking the time to give us your impressions of our hotel. We like to provide plenty of activities for our guests while they are here. Our resort fee covers all of the things that other properties might charge you for each use. I am sorry about the mix up on the bedding, but I am relieved to see that we were able to upgrade you into suitable accommodations. Thank you for the recommendation and word of mouth advertising is the best! Thanks for staying with us and we are looking forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5

super friendly staff

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay so much! my husband wants to go back again next year. Everything you need is on site! great food, bikes to use to get around and the kayaks were fun. We found lots of seashells!

By on May 2, 2018

Review comment responded on May 16, 2018

Hello Anonymous, Thank you so very much for the lovely review and for the 5 star award. I would like to have our umbrellas and chairs out longer, but we must yield to the City of Sanibel's ordinances when it comes to the beach. As a turtle nesting island, we have to have everything off of the beach by 6pm at the latest. The bicycles and other recreation items that we provide as part of the resort fee has been a very popular addition to all of our hotels. We would absolutely love for you and your husband to come back for what we hope will be many trips to come. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5

gulf side resort

Everyone

Absolutely beautiful resort, meticulously well kept grounds and rooms. Beautiful private beach and so many shells! We will be back! ❤️

By , from Clendenin, WV on Apr 22, 2018

5

beautiful room with a view

Everyone

We stayed at the Sanibel Inn and loved every minute. Our room was comfortable, spacious and set up perfectly. And did I say it had a great view? The room had a screened balcony that overlooked the pool, gardens and the Gulf. We loved our stay and plan to stay there again!

By , from Madison, WI on Mar 31, 2018

5

very comfortable

Everyone

The Inn was well located for getting on and off and around the island as the traffiic can be intolerable; the grounds are nice and well maintained; the room was clean and quite comfortable and conveniently located on the beach; and the resort is quiet even though it was almost full during our visit. The drink and food service is very adequate.

By , from Kentucky on Mar 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 6, 2018

Hi DocDoc, Thanks for the review and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. This time of year the traffic can be horrendous for the island. Our bicycles and the 26 miles of bicycle path are perfect for navigating the island. The paths are separate from the main road but follow them closely. It is the preferred method of conveyance on Sanibel. I am so glad that you enjoyed the room and everything was to your satisfaction along with the offerings at our on site restaurants. Our Island Time Bar and Grille serves from 11am to 8pm poolside while Dante's offers breakfast from 8am to 11am and full service dinner starting at 5pm and ending at 10pm. I hope you will return soon and we would be honored to host you again soon. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5

very comfortable, great amenities!

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay at Sanibel Inn very much! The staff was wonderful-- the office staff was pleasant and very helpful, and the grounds workers especially hardworking, friendly, and enthusiastic. The rooms were somewhat dated but the beds extremely comfortable and the bathrooms modern and well stocked. We really appreciated the extra amenities that were available free of charge-- beach chairs and umbrellas, bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks. The outside bar was fantastic and the staff excellent. We hope to come back!

By , from Connecticut on Mar 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 6, 2018

Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for the review. We are finalizing plans for updating the interiors after an extensive overhaul of the pool, bar, and gardens in 2017. As of yet the final decisions have not been made for the room interiors. The bed mattresses are barely 2 years old as they were replaced in the summer of 2015. Nina and her team really do a wonderful job helping our guests with all of their requests and suggestions. Chris and the recreation guys are wonderfully knowledgeable about all things Sanibel. I hope that you will come back and that you choose us again for your choice of lodging on our island. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5

overall great stay at this hotel

Everyone

Great hotel. Everyone was friendly and the entire grounds were clean and well kept.

By on Dec 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2018

Thanks so much for the review. I am very glad that you enjoyed everything and we will be happy to have you come back for some more fun and sun. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

4

beautiful hotel right next to the water.

Everyone

Beautiful hotel right next to the water, the rental fee included canoe, paddleboards and bikes rentals. Loved the pool area, very cozy.

By on Nov 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2018

Thanks so much for the review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your trip and I look forward to hosting you again with us. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel