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Island Inn, Sanibel

3-star3 stars
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL, 33957, United States of America

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

from $399
  • from $399
  • Gulfview Kitchen Suite
  • Gulfview Studio
  • Luxury Suite, Sea View
  • Gulfview Deluxe Room
  • Gulfside Guest Room
  • Cottage, Sea View
  • Gulf Front Cottage
  • + 3 more

What’s around Island Inn, Sanibel


  • On the waterfront
  • Bowman's Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Captiva Beach - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Periwinkle Way - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife - 2.1 mi / 3.4 km
  • Gulfside City Park - 2.2 mi / 3.6 km
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 46 min drive
  • Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal) - 66 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

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
  • 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
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 -
  • 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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 417 reviews

Island Inn, Sanibel
Coming back
It was great
Jason, us1 night family trip
Island Inn, Sanibel
Well kept grounds and clean, *not* exceptional
Nice property in a good location. Customer service was generally good and room was fairly clean. This is not however an "exceptional" experience by any means. Paid for a suite and the room was more cramped than in photos (common problem). The real problem was a worn out mattress that is closer to a cheap motel, squeaky and with plywood had been placed between the mattress and box spring which obviously wasn't solving the problem. Very kind and helpful staff at the desk, but little effort was made by management to make things right. It's a fine place to stay, but overpriced for what you get. The A/C units were also noisy and in need of service.
Mike, us3 night trip
Island Inn, Sanibel
If you are visiting Sanibel Island, this is the place to stay! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The inn is right on the water, and we had a beautiful view. It is close to everything. We will definitely go back.
pauline, us1 night family trip
Island Inn, Sanibel
Incredible stay at the Island Inn
My fiancé and I cam down from the Midwest for a short winter getaway and the island inn was absolutely perfect. Calm, relaxed, private, with a wonderful sun deck fantastic service and a beautiful room. We rented bikes and rode all over the beautiful island of Sanibel and would do it all again in a heartbeat!
Adam, us2 night romance trip
Island Inn, Sanibel
Seasoned traveller
Great location. Great beach. Nice breakfast. Comfortable surroundings
Ellen, us3 night romance trip

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Island Inn, Sanibel

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