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Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool

On the beach

You'll find J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Sanibel Island Southern Beach within 2 miles (3 km) of this hotel. Periwinkle Way and Schoolhouse Gallery are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Private beach, outdoor pool

A private beach and an outdoor pool are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Enjoy a day at the beach kayaking, or relax with sun loungers. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Partial Gulf View Guestroom 1st Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Partial Gulf View Accessible King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Garden View Guestroom

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Garden View Accessible King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gulf View Guestroom Top Floor - Partial View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sunset Beach Inn ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sunset Beach Inn

Everyone (12) Couples (5) Family (6)
3 out of 5
Reserved a king bed. We were given a room with 2 queens after complaining we were given a king. There was NO internet service during our stay. First told that lightening had hit the antenna then a bird flew into the receiver... At checkout the staff could NOT print a receipt nor even tell me the total charge. 3 days later still no receipt in our e-mail. That being said we had an enjoyable stay. Short walk to the beach. Enjoyed the pool. Would have appreciated more information about things to do on the island.

Posted by , from Vero Beach on Sep 5, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 6, 2022 by Anvar

We appreciate you sharing your feedback and bringing this to our attention. We strive to make guest experiences the best they can possibly be and we're sorry we couldn't do that for you. We apologize for the technical difficulties and we'll make it our top priority to review check out procedures with our staff. Your receipt has now been e-mailed, feel free to respond with any questions. We hope we'll see you again soon! -Anvar

3 out of 5

Posted by , from Petal on Jun 29, 2022

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4 out of 5
Lobby was small, dated and less than pleasant looking. Room was marginal. Grounds were great! Chairs and umbrellas included and bikes available. Hot water was out for multiple days. Staff were amazingly pleasant and accommodating.

Posted by , from SPRINGFIELD on May 20, 2022

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5 out of 5
Very clean. , right on the beach which was great and staff was excellent

Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

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3 out of 5
The condition of the hotel needs some improvement; carpet wrinkled, stove was rusted & burners were not level. The pipes in bathroom were corroded & shower/bath didn’t drain properly. The sliding glass door was not secure & the bed frames seemed broken. The current covid policy was housekeeping every 3 days but it never happened & if we asked for new towels, it was like pulling teeth. The lobby staff was not very friendly, as well as the rest of the staff. The bikes were not big enough for adults & weren’t in the best condition. It was nice that they had lounge chairs for the beach & umbrellas but they could have been pressure washed. The breakfast was basically prepackaged baked goods. The pool was huge, heated & pretty nice. There were kayaks & paddle boards you could use. The screened in porches were nice but don’t let the booking options fool you. Only maybe 2-4 rooms you can fully see the gulf. All rooms you can see the “garden” which overlooks the tennis court & shuffle boards. The stairs are pretty steep too so if you have trouble walking or in wheelchair, keep that in mind (there is a ramp in front of building). The hotel is right on the beach & the shelling was good. We really enjoyed the shell washing table. On-site free parking was a perk. Lastly, you can get a nice sunset picture on the 2nd floor by the last room. Overall, it needs some updates and improved staff friendliness but it’s a decent place to stay. Budget friendly but you get what you pay for.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021

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4 out of 5
Great location, steps to the beach. Our first room did not have a working key (room 205) and the front desk person blamed us. The following morning we requested to move rooms based on our rude and loud neighbors. The manager upgraded our room free of charge and it was great! Make sure you wash your dishes and bring bottled water. Will definitely go back.

Posted by , from Stuart, FL on Oct 25, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 29, 2020 by Jason

Greetings Traveler, Thanks so much for coming to stay with us and I appreciate the time you took to let us know how we are doing. I'm so sorry to see that you experienced an issue with your door and am very glad to see that our staff was able quickly remedy this. Thanks again for being our guest and we will be anticipating another visit from you soon! Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5 out of 5
Clean laidback facility with a courteous staff. Great location on the beach.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 27, 2020 by Jason

Greetings Traveler, Thank you letting us know about your visit to Sanibel and your stay with us. I appreciate the time you took to let us know how we are doing. If you can think of any areas where we can do better, just let us know! If your travels return you to our island, I hope that you will allow us to host you once more. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 30, 2020 by Jason

Greetings Traveler, Thank you letting us know about your visit to Sanibel and your stay with us. If your travels return you to our island, I hope that you will allow us to host you once more. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

3 out of 5
The morning breakfasts bag were very nice, no available morning coffee.

Posted by , from Bradenton, Florida on Jul 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 29, 2020 by Abe M. Innkeeper of Sunset Beach Inn

I'm so sorry that there was no morning coffee. Usually we do have coffee in the lobby but due to our effort to keep our guests safe from Covid-19, having our usual coffee in the lobby would pose a threat since it is a dispenser that multiple guest would touch as well as guest congregating in the lobby. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back in the future.

4 out of 5
bathroom very clean, bed linen excellent, breakfast was left at the door inside bag, very good, amenities all accessible. they have bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, beach towels, excellent service. For being 2020 covid, it was a good stay. Only one thing they need to do, fumigate kitchen, found small roach.

Posted by on Jul 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 17, 2020 by Jason

Greetings Traveler, Thanks so much for the review and I appreciate all of your points and suggestions. I will pass these along to Management so we can get these taken care of as soon as possible. I appreciate your recognition of our efforts to provide a safe and relaxing experience withthe added challenges of CoVid-19. Our team trians and retrains to keep on top of this. I hope that we will be your destination of choice on Sanibel wen you make your return plans. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from October 4 2022 to December 31 2023 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Simply step outside to unwind on the hotel's beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Sunset Beach Inn like an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and complimentary bicycles. Free breakfast is served. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. This 3-star Sanibel hotel is smoke free.

  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sunset Beach Inn offers 46 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies. 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. This Sanibel hotel provides complimentary wireless 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.

  • Private balcony
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Nearby Activities

A private beach, an outdoor tennis court, and complimentary bicycles are featured at the hotel. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor pool.

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 20.70 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Newspaper

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
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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.