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Tarpon Tale Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 26 June 2013

came to visit last year for a little romantic weekend getaway. We checked in late so they left our key for the "light house" room on the cork board outside of the office. Rooms are so clean, beds are comfy and our room had all necessary items in the kitchen. If I would have known that I would have brought...

2Thank Caitlyn_Alexandra
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Stayed 1 week mid-June 2013; 3 nights in Lighthouse II and 3 nights in Seashell I. Both rooms were in excellent shape, very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable beds and sofas, necessary dishes and utensils (can openers, wine openers, knives, forks, wine glasses, coffee cups, plates, paper towels, etc). Both rooms had coffee maker & microwave. Seashell I is a much...

5Thank alwaysjerseygirl
Coral Springs, Florida
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Once again our goal was met. We wanted complete relaxation as well as beach access and no crowds. We got it! Further the inn keepers, Joe and Dawn are wonderfully helpful and just as friendly as could be. One week here is not enough, we are shooting to double our stay here next year. Surrounded by great food and pleasantly...

3Thank chiefnomo
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 May 2013

My husband and I stayed in Sea Shell II in early May and had a wonderful visit. The room was very clean and the inn had all the amenities for preparing a meal as well as a cozy table in our room. Dawn was very gracious and helpful about questions we had about Sanibel (beautiful island). She also suggested watching...

Thank C A
West Sussex, England
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed in Historic Lighthouse II. The room was plenty big enough for two and, although on the main road with pavement alongside, was secluded and quiet. Amenities included free wifi, private parking, a fridge, microwave, a private verandah, which was great for eating a breakfast bagel from the deli 20 metres away (and included the addition of a breakfast friend,...

1Thank Garj
Furlong, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Just spent 4 nights here for a relaxing girls weekend and absolutely loved it! It is a quaint little inn, spotlessly clean, well maintained, and absolutely lovely. We enjoyed our rooms and the sitting areas outside, sharing drinks with a neighbor. A quick walk across the street is the Lighthouse Cafe and Pinocchio's with some of the best and biggest...

Thank Dana L
Loveland, Colorado
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Convenient to breakfast at Island Grill?? Bikes and all beach equipment included. Two blocks to beach or a mile from the Lighthouse. Great for miniture/micro shelling at this end of the island. Traffic is a lot lighter at this end of the Island but room faces Periwinkle. Traffic noise is covered up by AC and everything goes quiet after sunset...

Thank rich c
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Dawn and Joe very nicely accomodated us when our flight arrangements couldn't meet the reservation nights. They set us up for one night in the Bird House room then moved us to Tarpon room. Roomy, clean comfortable bed and sofa. Quiet nights, great location with breakfast, beaches and the lighthouse nearby. We ate out every day and night as the...

Thank bruce g
Portland, Maine
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We really enjoyed spending five days on Sanibel (actually April of 2012), and considered ourselves fortunate to find such fine place. Each room has its own terrace under the trees, and location is fabulous: walk a few blocks in either direction to reach the ocean or sound. Having bikes provided merely added to the pleasure of staying here. We look...

Thank Mainemal
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

While I have vacationed on Captiva Island since I was five (almost 30 years now!), I have never booked anything on Sanibel. I thought it was time to mix things up! I read all the wonderful reviews and booked two nights for my husband and I, following two nights on Captiva. The inn was simply adorable!! I had called the...

3Thank laurajennings
Dawn R, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

We hope will come back soon Dawn

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tarpon Tale Inn is a charming, family run property on the east end of Sanibel, a short walk from the island's famous shelling beaches, the lighthouse and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Each of our cottage style accommodations has its own distinct character, and range from cozy efficiencies to spacious one bedroom suites. We hope you'll choose the Tarpon Tale Inn as your home on Sanibel. You'll find the Florida you're looking for! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarpon Tale Inn

Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $222 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Tale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Tarpon Tale Hotel Sanibel Island
Tarpon Tale Inn Sanibel Island, Florida
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Lighthouse I perfect location!”
PETUNIA1985, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Talk with Dawn the innkeeper to decide on the best of their rooms for your needs.”
238bobh, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a Cottage at the back of the hotel... for example Island Cottage”
Tschnukklers, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Opt for the larger room to get a homier feel.”
janetg2000, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Captains Cottage had the pull out sofa bed if you have kiddos with you and need extra space”
amandah149, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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