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Pune, India
Reviewed today NEW

We stayed here for one day on our visit to sanibel Island and it was very nice experience with hotel staff and their service. Nice and clean view from the hotel. Complimentary drink was also very good. Very good

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Island Inn has all the amenities you desire. An exceptional friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are cleaned daily with precision yet at your leisure. The room is spacious and comfortable. The screened porch is large with room to put your beach toys. The breakfast is served in the main restaurant each morning, is simple but not a full...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very short stay, only one night, but glad that my husband and I decided on the Island Inn. Our room was bright, clean and beach elegant. The kitchenette would have been great if we had stayed longer but maybe next time. All of the staff that we encountered were very pleasant. Lastly, the shelling was excellent. I had a...

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

So happy you enjoyed your stay and experienced such excellent shelling. We hope you'll return for a longer stay next trip!

vritts@stlcc.edu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply an amazing place to stay. It's in a wonderful location! You can simply walk out your door and very quickly you are on the beach. The pool was wonderful for the little one to swim. It was very nice to have a naturalist from the Shell Museum provide a nature walk right at the resort. I can't...

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

We're happy you enjoyed your Island Inn stay and took advantage of our beach walk that is offered daily and conducted by a marine biologist from The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. The pool area is gated and a good place for little ones to enjoy the water under adult supervision. We look forward to your return.

Florence, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms here are lovely and access to the beach easy. Nice educational services providing information about shells and sea creatures. They have a sweet little pool that is not overcrowded and the restaurant is quite good. Just a lovely historic place

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

Thank you for the flattering review. We're glad you took advantage of our beach walk. We hope you'll return and enjoy!

Gabriels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful, well maintained, and well located, the Island Inn is well situated for our winter visit to Sanibel Island. Sea shells can be found within a minute or two out our backdoor or veranda of our first floor room. We are very close to the "Ding" Darling NWR and it is easy to get to any other destination on Sanibel....

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

The Island Inn strives to provide "cherished memories, modern comforts". We've been welcoming people to Sanibel since 1898. The Inn works hard to maintain its cultural heritage while keeping current with the times! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay! We have a great shelling beach, which you discovered and we're located in an area that is a bit off the...

Orland Park, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Sanibel Island. We didn't know where to stay but we did our reviews on trip advisor and decided Island Inn was the place for us. It met all our expectations and then some! We were all in desperate need of a calm and relaxing get away. (Our son is in medical school and was...

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

We feel so grateful when we are able to positively impact people's lives. Providing a relaxing location for people to escape, unwind and rejuvenate is what we strive to do for each of our guests. It makes us happy that some of our "little things" made you the happiest. We hope you return under different circumstances and enjoy another stay...

Lighthouse Point, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historical site with great location and caring staff, what more can you ask for in a vacation spot. Many options from the beach, bike and paddle board rentals and a friendly staff. We had multiple rooms and all were nice and if we come back we will book earlier to get one of their great looking cottages.

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

We appreciate your enthusiastic review and hope you will return and stay in one of the cottages!

Shakopee, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my two kids to the Island Inn from Dec 19 to Dec 23. We loved it. My kids loved the breakfast and were satisfied with the variety. I would call it continental breakfast plus! The beds were really comfortable. We stayed in a kitchenette room and was nice to have a fridge. We shopped at Jerry's Foods. Also...

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

It sounds like you had a great time. Good tips for travelers that are planning to arrive. I would suggest the Island Cinema next to Bailey's. They have first run movies and the theater is very comfortable. We hope you'll come again.

Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a perfect gateway for our family. The staff was helpful and friendly. We stayed in the Kimball Lodge. Our room had everything we needed such as microwave, fridge, coffee pot, spare utensils and cups.The room was spacious, clean, and tidy. Beds were comfortable. Breakfast was pretty good. We loved everything, except one thing - the presence of the...

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

Thank you for the review. We've recently put up signs at the Inn about the no-see-ums....They occur naturally on Sanibel & Captiva and they do bite! They seem to bite some people more than others and we don't know why. For future reference, the front desk sells insect repellents that can be helpful in keeping the no-see-ums from biting.

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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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: £157 - £344 (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
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#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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