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Island Inn

2.3 km from Sanibel Island centre
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5697
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Beallsville, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our second time staying here. There's something very magical about this Inn. It's very pretty, neat, clean, and quiet. I love the way the lodging is low and scattered throughout the property. It makes for very beautiful views of the gulf. This trip, my hubby and I stayed in a deluxe Kimball Lodge gulfview room. When we arrived,...

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Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed 5 nights at Island Inn. What a great place to relax! You never need to leave the property. They have a great beach, great dinner restaurant, wonderful rooms with kitchenette and patio/balcony--everything you need is right there. This was our second time staying there and it won 't be our last. Love it there!

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were looking for a quiet spot on the beach and this was perfect. It is an older property but very nicely updated. Rooms are scattered among a few small buildings and cottages. Everything was very clean and the staff was friendly. This is a good hotel if you want to relax on the beach. It is not a fancy...

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mpls
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, right on the beach. Very pretty, nice rooms that were clean and comfortable. Great place for kids to stay. Pool was nice. Breakfast was simple and a good way to start the day. Will definitely be back:)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just left the Island Inn having spent a 4day weekend here. Stayed on second floor of Matthew's Lodge. Had a fantastic view of the water. Room had a beachy cottage feel. Very comfortable and clean. Loved that the porch was totally screened in as we left the door open all the time fir fresh air, even at night for the...

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Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Island Inn on Sanibel Island is a step back in time with all of today's modern conveniences. It is easy to imagine an earlier time when there was plenty of room to spread out on prime beach real estate. Island Inn has lots of open space and a spectacular beach. The rooms are large and modern for mid century...

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

It sounds as though you had a good time. We'll take your comment pillow under consideration. We have to be conscious of people's allergies, so we will do our research to find out what type of pillows might be good replacements.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never having been to Sanibel, we didn't know what to expect or where to stay. My research turned up What looked like decent 3-star places that reminded me of motels -- with balconies facing the beach. And the beach is certainly the highlight...calm water, plentiful shells, unspoiled beaches. A few things about the Island Inn stood out. 1) the "inn"...

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the thorough and excellent review. It means so much when our guests take the time to explain the Inn to others on Trip Advisor. This is a great overview of the property and our amenities. We're happy you experienced the beach walk, we offer that because we feel that adds so much to guests enjoyment of their...

NYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time on Sanibel Island. Loved it... quiet, laid back with great restaurants and beautiful beaches. Lots of nature preserves and shelling opportunities. The hotel is spotless with upscale room decor. Plenty of drawers and mirrors, nice furniture and high end hardware in bathroom. All with a beachy feel. We had a full kitchen which allowed us to shop...

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Waynesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here in late Jan. This was our first time staying on Sanibel. I absolutely fell in love with the island. This property is clean and beautiful!! All the staff are very friendly. It is very quiet and laid back. The shelling is absolutely fantastic!! We were in the Matthews Lodge. We were there for only...

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Boston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely older style beach resort with motel style building as well as separate cottages spread out in a large property. Our unit looked like it was recently renovated with a modern beach decor and had a small kitchen with full refrigerator and a screened in porch. The views and sunset were beautiful. The resort was quiet and there was plenty...

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Fishingflats, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review & giving future guests a good idea of what to expect when they arrive. Along with providing guests with a comfortable room, we believe that making our guests feel at home from the moment they walk through the door is an integral piece of what Island Inn is about. We hope you'll return to enjoy...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted "Best Inn on the Island," the Island Inn, with its combination of old Florida cottages and modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5697
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $229 - $593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Island Sanibel
Island Resort Sanibel
Is Sanibel
Island Inn Sanibel Island, Florida
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Kimball Lodge rooms on the first floor have walk out screen porches onto the beach and great views!”
 of 5 bubbles hortlady, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I prefer Kimball Lodge as it is closer to the beach, but Wilson is OK too.”
  • Private patio/balcony at Wilson Lodge. Loved it!
 of 5 bubbles FatmanRob, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“some gulf view”
 of 5 bubbles Active_traveler403, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get an upper floor if you want a view. Most are from an angle, not straight on.”
 of 5 bubbles ohiowills, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Matthew Cottage is located on the beachfront. All rooms in this cottage are similar with nice views.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewR566, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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