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Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Sunset Beach Inn places you within a few miles (5 km) of Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum. This 46-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. Gulfside City Park and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Sunset Beach Inn's 46 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests staying at Sunset Beach Inn enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and free use of bicycles.


  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Private beach

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Situated on about four tropically landscaped acres, the resort fronts 350 feet of private beach with spectacular views of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico. The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, home to many native species of birds, reptiles, and mammals, is within two miles, as is Periwinkle Way, the island's “main street,” with galleries, restaurants, and boutiques. The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, where guests receive discounts, is five miles away.

The resort's outdoor pool is one of the largest on the island. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guests enjoy free use of bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards, beach chairs, and beach towels. For tennis lovers access to the courts, racquets, and tennis balls are provided for free. Guests can play the courses at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club for a discounted fee that includes a golf cart.

Charcoal barbecue grills and picnic tables are also on site. Guest laundry facilities are available for a surcharge.

The Sunset Beach Inn is smoke-free.

Golfers can enjoy the links at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club for a discounted fee. Tennis court access including racquets and tennis balls is also part of the resort fee.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 46 
  • Picnic area 
  • On private beach 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Outdoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sunset Beach Inn offers 46 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room microwaves and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Desk 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Microwave 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Sunset Beach Inn serves a daily Continental breakfast basket (included in resort fee) with fresh breakfast breads, fruit, juices, and coffee.

The resort serves breakfast only, but numerous dining options are in the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Rassa Steaks & Seafood




Island Cow

Doc Ford's

Nearby Things to Do

The resort has its own 350-foot stretch of private beach and offers complimentary chaise lounges for sunbathing. Sanibel Island is famous for its shell-strewn beaches; beachcombers are likely to be rewarded with striking specimens of the island's many indigenous mollusk species.

A heated outdoor pool, surrounded by chaise lounges, is one of the largest on the island. Adjacent to the pool area are two shuffleboard courts and a tennis court. Tennis rackets and balls are provided by the resort. Free bike rentals are also available.

Guests receive discounts at the semi-private Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, five miles away. The back nine of the Dunes golf course is an Audubon-sanctioned wildlife preserve, where many species of native wildlife can be observed. The club also has seven Har-Tru tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Volleyball on site 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Sunset Beach Inn
  • Sunset Beach Inn Sanibel
  • Sunset Beach Sanibel
  • Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel
  • Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
  • Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

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