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Island Inn, Sanibel

3-star3 stars
3111 W Gulf DrSanibelFL33957United States of America

Beachfront hotel in Sanibel with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great location
Beautiful beach
Fantastic service
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Island Inn, Sanibel

from $249
  • Gulfview Kitchen Suite
  • Gulfview Studio
  • Luxury Suite, Sea View
  • Gulfview Deluxe Room
  • Gulfside Guest Room
  • Cottage, Sea View
  • Gulf Front Cottage
  • Cottage, Beachfront
  • Gulfview Cottage
  • House, Beachside

About Island Inn, Sanibel

Resort on Sanibel Island with pool and private beach

Subtropical Sanibel

Island Inn lies on a white sand beach on Sanibel Island in the Gulf of Mexico. If you collect shells from the beach, you can learn more about what you found at the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, a 5-minute drive away.

Wildlife spotting

You can rent a kayak and explore the waters of the hotel's private beach. For a chance to see amazing wildlife, you'll want to check out the nearby JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge; the nation's largest mangrove ecosystem is home to river otters, alligators, and turtles.

Free breakfast and a pool

Active travelers can play a game of tennis or shuffleboard, or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. You can start your day with a free breakfast buffet; for drinks and fine seafood, Traditions on the Beach overlooks the Gulf and will cook up fish you've caught yourself.

WiFi and HDTV

Guestrooms are located in 3 separate lodges on the hotel's 10-acre property, and feature WiFi and flat-screen HDTVs with DVD players. You can listen to your own music with the iPod® dock, and some guestrooms include full kitchens and private balconies.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Sunday - Thursday: 7 AM - 7 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 7 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Tennis on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 186
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Year Built 1895
  • Elevator/lift
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Traditions on the Beach - This restaurant is located on the beach. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.


On Site

  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Tennis on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Island Inn, Sanibel’s small print

Also known as

  • Inn Island
  • Island Inn
  • Island Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Island Resort Sanibel
  • Island Inn Sanibel
  • Island Sanibel
  • Is Sanibel
  • Island Hotel Sanibel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Island Inn, Sanibel


  • On the waterfront
  • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife - 41 min walk
  • Gulfside City Park - 43 min walk
  • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village - 2.3 mi / 3.7 km
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • BIG Arts Center - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Sanibel Public Library - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal) - 71 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 343 reviews

Island Inn, Sanibel
Wonderful family d destination
Positives outweigh the very few negatives. Negatives... bar doesn’t open til 4 so it’d you’d like a frozen drink in the afternoon bring your own, also no chairs on the beach but the last day Monday we were there a man in a golf cart asked several times if we needed anything( I wish I got his name), made reservations at the restaurant terrible service.. the host was more interested in old locals then us st the inn... didn’t go back. Now the positives....a beautiful and clean room.. maids were wonderful and polite,loved the covered porches, hopefully it will be kept up.. we were in the newer luxury suites, loved the opportunity for the shell walk at the hotel, the private beach was GREAT no need to leave just walk out your door, the kids loved the pool.. it was clean, close to lots of restaurants and shopping, if you want to do kids stuff close by. Our whole group loved the area from 66 yrs to 5 years old. We had great weather which helped. All are talking about going back! Love love loved it!
Thomas, us4 night trip
Island Inn, Sanibel
Best Inn ever
It was amazing and the staff was incredible
diane j, us3 night trip with friends
Island Inn, Sanibel
Very Good8.0
Sad, sad little breakfast, otherwise it was a great stay. The view from Kimball Lodge was stellar and the location on the beach can't be beat. Be sure to have the Island Toast in the bar; it's really good!
Susan, us2 night trip
Island Inn, Sanibel
What a wonderful island! The Island Inn was a lovely starting place for our adventure! All the activities offered was a nice offering.
Cynthia, us1 night trip
Island Inn, Sanibel
Great Ocean/Sunset View! Nice Restaurant & Bar!
Martin, us2 night family trip

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