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4.7 out of 5

"Excellent in every way we hope to comeback. The cottage was excellent except that is not sound proof and you can here your neighbors because it is mo ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 03 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Sanibel Island Southern Beach

On the beach

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this Sanibel hotel, you'll find Sanibel Island Southern Beach and Periwinkle Way. Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and Sanibel Historical Village and Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Private beach, dining

This smoke-free hotel features a private beach, 2 outdoor tennis courts, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 49 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include iPod docks and microwaves.

Gulfside Guest Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room Dec 6 - Dec 7

House, Beachside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 12 Max

Gulfview Deluxe Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cottage, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Luxury Suite, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gulfview Kitchen Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Island Inn ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Island Inn

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent in every way we hope to comeback. The cottage was excellent except that is not sound proof and you can here your neighbors because it is more like a town house. And the hotel you can also hear the upstairs guests.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
Right on the water. Loved all the little things - hammocks in the shade of trees, first drink in the bar was free for my entire family, parking is free, beach towels & chairs are plentiful, shuffleboard right next to the pool. Pool is a little on the small side for a place this big, like that it goes to 8' though. Loved the 1st floor room- could walk right out of the screened in porch, cover about 100' of sand, and then I was at the water's edge! Staff super friendly and helpful, had no problem letting us hang out and use the outdoor amenities & free parking even though we were several hours early for check in. Cannot thank you enough for that

Posted by , from So Flo on Jun 1, 2019

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Inn right on its own private beach!

Pros: Gorgeous rooms, right on its own private beach, bicycle rentals, restaurant and bar, beach chairs and umbrellas, wonderful staff
Cons: It was all perfect!
Location: The location is perfect, because you are steps from a private beach, covered in billions of sea shells. Its very close to everything you'd want to do
This beautiful inn had everything! Lovely, comfortable rooms equipped with the most modern appliances, flat screen tv's, gorgeous bathrooms, lovely tile floors and a screened-in patio where you can sit and watch the ocean. There were bicycle rentals right at the Inn, which we took advantage of, because the whole island has wide, paved bicycle paths that will take you to shopping, restaurants, grocery stores and the wildlife reserve. We rode for two hours, and only the threat of rain brought us back. The inn also has kayak and paddle board rentals, along with a lovely swimming pool, shuffle board, volleyball, and many games to play! The staff was wonderful and helpful, giving advice for places to go and dine. And there is a wonderful restaurant right there at the inn, with live music and dancing. All in all, I can't imagine staying anywhere else and having such a perfect vacation. I can't wait to go back to the Island Inn. I think I left my heart there!

Posted by , from Indiana on May 27, 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely vacation

Our check in was flawless and our room was very nice. I loved the screened in porch which had a superb view of the water. The bathroom was large with double sinks and the water was soft!! Our ice maker wasn't working and maintenance was there within the hour. We enjoyed the beach and shell hunting very much. The breakfast was good and the staff so pleasant and friendly. We also ate at the restaurant and my husband's grouper was very good and my petite filet was excellent. We would certainly stay there again.

Posted by , from Brandon, SD on Feb 9, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay on the island!

Exactly what I was looking for...open up my lanai and step onto the beach! Great room and they thought of everything such as a flashlight to go shelling at night. Staff was friendly and helpful. Free wifi and a light complimentary breakfast was perfect. We will be back!

Posted by , from Nebraska on Dec 12, 2016

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5 out of 5

WONDERFUL SANIBEL ISLAND HOTEL AND COTTAGES

Pros: LOCATION, STAFF, AND CONDITION OF PROPERTY.
Cons: BREAKFAST. SO-SO. BUT FREE.
Location: SHOPPING, WATER SPORTS, AND RESTAURANTS. CLOSE TO CAPTIVA ISLAND AND FORT MYERS BEACH.
WELL MAINTAINED WITH PRIVATE BEACH AND POOL. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT BUILDINGS AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCOMODATIONS. THEY ALSO HAVE A RESTAURANT ON THE SAND WITH VIEWS OF THE GULF SERVING DINNER AND AN INCLUDED BREAKFAST BUFFET. THE HOTEL STAFF WERE VERY FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING. GAVE US EXCELLENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LUNCH AND DINNER. WE ARRIVED EARLY AND GAVE US THE ROOM 2 HOURS EARLY! THE HOTEL IS IN THE CENTER OF THE ISLAND ON THE GULF WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE THE GOOD RESTAURANTS ON CAPTIVA ISLAND ARE ONLY A 15 MINUTE DRIVE. SANIBEL RESTAURANTS ARE EVEN CLOSER. SHOPPING IS EXPENSIVE SO BUY GROCERIES BEFORE DRIVING ONTO THE ISLAND. OVERALL GREAT VACATION.

Posted by , from VENICE, FLORIDA on Aug 3, 2016

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5 out of 5

What a wonderful place

The staff was wonderful and the place was amazing. We will stay here again

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

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4 out of 5

Beautiful hotel and great stay.

When we arrived we were excited to be back on Sanibel,it was our first family vacation my husband myself and our beautiful 8 month old son. It being our first vacation as a family unit we had so many plans and high expectations . We arrived early at the hotel about 2 1/2 hrs before check in , we had a long car ride and we're eager to check in and get our 8 month old out of the car seat for he needed to be changed and fed . I went to check in but as expected we couldn't check in until 3 . I understood this yet the front desk seemed to be rude, I was a little taken back from the attitude. I have never been spoken to like that on the island before at the hotel I use to stay at. But thankfully that was the only problem the entire trip and some minor mysterious stains on the sheets in our bed. The room was beautiful and very spacious and had a crib set up for our baby. All the other staff were so incredible and treated us great. We loved our free cocktails when we checked in and coupons! We would definitely stay there again on our next sanibel trip.

Posted by , from Dade City, Florida on Jan 15, 2016

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Property Features

Simply step outside to unwind on the hotel's beach. Have fun in the sun at Island Inn with summer activities like surfing/boogie boarding, snorkeling, and volleyball. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a terrace. Self parking is free. This 3-star Sanibel hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 8 buildings
  • 2000 sq ft of conference space
  • 186 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1895
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Southwest Florida Intl. Airport (RSW) (46.5 km / 28.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Island Inn offers 49 accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Sanibel hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Traditions on the Beach - This restaurant is located on the beach. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach, outdoor tennis courts, and an outdoor pool.

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

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 25

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 5:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Inn Island
  • Island Inn
  • Island Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Island Resort Sanibel
  • Island Inn Sanibel
  • Island Sanibel
  • Is Sanibel
  • Island Hotel Sanibel
  • Island Inn Hotel
  • Island Inn Sanibel
  • Island Inn Hotel Sanibel
  • Island Inn Near Sanibel Island Southern Beach

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.