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Island Heights, New Jersey
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been looking forward to visiting Sanibel Isl. for a long time & only had a couple of days here. The accommodations were good as inn was a bit older than most but we found it clean, bedding excellent & the snack basket a bonus! Perhaps my biggest compliment is to the receptionist as we arrived to find our reservation... More 

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Nalcrest, Florida
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259 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

we enjoyed our time here. it was great being so close to the beach. everyone here is so helpful. the grounds are lovely & well maintained. the rooms are a bit tired, but there are signs of updating. we would stay here again.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great place to stay! We booked our room in August for this busy Thanksgiving Holiday and were concerned there might be a reason it still had rooms available. We were so wrong. The staff was so pleasant and helpful; especially Kim. The rooms were very clean and stayed that way due to the great cleaning personnel. They had... More 

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1 Thank JimOKelly
Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jim, Thank you so much for sending such a raving review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sunset Beach Inn and found so much to love about your stay on the Island. Thank you as well for all of your nice compliments of our staff - I will be sure to pass these along so they... More 

Parsippany, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunset Beach was an excellent choice. I reviewed responses from this site when choosing a hotel so i wanted to also leave a review of my experience. The staff was friendly; the room was very nice. The pool was so nice and tennis courts! We loved biking around sanibel. We found nice shells and the sunset were gorgeous. Wonderful stay... More 

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1 Thank Anonymouswe239
Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Anonymouswe, Thank your for starying with us and for taking the time to send such a nice review of our resort! I'm glad you had such a fun and memorable visit - you did indeed make an excellent choice and I'm sure other visitors appreciate reading your impressions of your experience. We hope you'll stay with us again when... More 

Alabama
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunset Beach Inn was the perfect choice for a relaxing beach vacation. The price for the amenities cannot be beat. Bikes are provided and that was a HUGE plus. My husband and I ended up not driving most of the week because of the bikability of the island. The only drawback to this amenity is there is a 3 hour... More 

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2 Thank Trish_Reids
Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Trish, Thank you for sharing this nice review of your stay with us. I'm glad you had such a great time! You obviously made the most of your visit and we hope you'll continue to make Sunset Inn your home when visiting Sanibel for a relaxing getaway in the future. We'll look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely, Bill... More 

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86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's just OK. Positives......Good location on the beach, plenty of car parking, rooms are a decent size. The shame was the general lack of customer centricity. At check-in it was a very cold greeting, most un-American in my experience. I tried a bit of chat, but the reception was having none of it. It was a case of.........."These are the... More 

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1 Thank Charlie S
Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, Thank you for sharing your impressions. While I'm glad you enjoyed the beach and hotel, I'm so sorry that you were not greeted and welcomed in a way that conveyed how very glad we were to have you stay with us. As I'm certain you will see from our other reviews, our staff is always very welcoming and... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Overall everything billed on web site was true. Our 2nd floor garden view room was spacious and clean with a kitchenette, balcony and two queen beds. The front desk staff were so enthusiastic and proud of the Island and gave us some great information about shelling, places to eat and other things to do on the Island. The woman at... More 

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Thank JanerNiner
Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear JanerNiner, Thank you for sharing your expeience. I'm very glad you found the resort to your liking. It's great to see that our staff showed how much they love working here and taking care of our guests and I'm glad your daughter has such fun memories of her shelling experience to take home with her! Please accept my apologies... More 

New York City, New York
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great hotel! My room had a kitchen and made it super easy to eat all the left overs I accumulated. Excellent nightly views of the sunset. The staff was very friendly and nice. The room was comfortable and suitable.

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Thank RayMaxNYC
Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear RayMaxNYC, Thank you for taking the time to write such a rave review! I'm so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the Sunset Beach Inn. Your nice words regarding our staff are much appreciated and I will pass them on so they know how much their service is appreciated. We hope you will return soon to enjoy more... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

At first sight room was nice; large, pleasant with blue and beige colors, king size bed, and balcony overlooking pool and gulf. Upon further observation there were noticeable spots on carpet that should have been cleaned. The fabric on the chairs at the breakfast table were just plain filthy! The worst offense was when we were enjoying a late afternoon... More 

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Joan, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. While I'm glad that your first impressions of the resort were positive, I'm very disappointed at the spots left on our carpet and chairs as well as our handling of the smoking situation next to your room. I will address the cleaning issues immediately - we take pride... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sunset Beach Inn includes forty-six guestrooms and suites nestled on 4.5 acres of tropical Sanibel Island. Our 360 feet of beach along the Gulf of Mexico offers beautiful shells, tranquil sunsets and pristine sand. Relax by the pool with the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon.Each morning prepare for an activity filled day with a complimentary Continental breakfast, with an assortment of fresh fruit and breakfast breads. Play a set of tennis or ride a complimentary bicycle and explore the 23 miles of bike paths throughout Sanibel Island. Play a friendly game of volleyball with the beach just within view. Two shuffleboard courts await a challenging game near the picnic area. The resort offers two gas grills and picnic tables-perfect for a family dinner out under the graceful palms. Whether relaxation or fun filled activities are in your vacation plans, The Sunset Beach Inn provides the perfect beach getaway for families and couples. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Beach Inn

Address: 3287 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5611
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: £143 - £382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunset Beach Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel
Sunset Beach Inn Sanibel Island, Florida
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“there is a guest laundry room”
 of 5 bubbles 280kh, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The second floor rooms closer to the ocean have the best views of the gulf and of course are closer to the water (210-219)”
 of 5 bubbles JimOKelly, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2nd Floor!”
  • Incredible view from Room
  • Beach Sunset
 of 5 bubbles Anonymouswe239, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in room 203 it was totally fine in the front of the hotel. A short walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles RayMaxNYC, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was fine. There may have been some ocean views but I'm not sure”
 of 5 bubbles maryk535, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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