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Gardens and wildlife

Set along a Gulf of Mexico beach amid the lush gardens of Sanibel Island, the inn is 3 miles from the Sanibel Lighthouse and 7 miles from the J. N. Darling US Wildlife Refuge; golfing is within 4 miles.

Pool and bicycles

Nature and comfort harmonize seamlessly at the Sanibel Inn. Butterflies and hummingbirds flit about the tropical gardens. A poolside bar invites relaxation. Use of bicycles is included in resort fee.

Balconies with views

Sanibel Inn rooms and condos feature furnished balconies with gulf, pool, or garden views, and free WiFi. Rooms have refrigerators and microwaves; condos offer full kitchens.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Nestled amid manicured grounds and tropical gardens, the recently renovated Sanibel Inn overlooks a white-sand, shell-strewn beach along the Gulf of Mexico.

The use of bicycles and wireless Internet access are included in the resort fee, as are beach chairs, paddleboards, and kayaks. The Beach Bar adjoins a heated outdoor pool. Golfers can enjoy the links at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Tennis court access including racquets and tennis balls is also part of the resort fee.

For a change of pace from numerous nearby restaurants, guests can cook up a fresh-air feast on the hotel's barbecue grills.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • On private beach 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 93 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • DVD player  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Microwave  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • DVD player 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Microwave 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

Sea Star Café and Bar - Features traditional café fare with an Island twist for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a casually chic environment. Located just steps from the lobby, the Sea Star offers menu items including breakfast favorites, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, steaks and the finest seafood from the Gulf and beyond. Open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

The Beach Bar - Casual poolside dining. Light fare such as sandwiches and salads. Cool tropical drinks. Open late morning to late afternoon.

Nearby Things to Do

Water sports and relaxation reign at the Sanibel Inn. Guests sun and swim at the on-site beach or at the heated outdoor pool. The white sands invite long strolls and shell-seeking. Use of bicycles and beach chairs is complimentary. Beach umbrellas are available for a surcharge.

Guests receive discounted access at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, a semi-private facility 1.5 miles away.

The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 7 miles from the hotel, comprises more than 6,400 acres of mangrove forest, submerged seagrass beds, cordgrass marshes, and West Indian hardwood hammocks. Activities at the refuge include birding, bicycling, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Kayaking on site 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 27.75 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

Fall Escape - 4th Night Free

Book a 4-night minimum stay August 12 - December 13, 2015 in the "Fall Escape - 4th Night Free" rate category, for travel August 16 - December 17, 2015, and receive the following:

  • Complimentary 4th night reflected in the rate paid at time of booking
  • Sports membership to The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club with discounts on golf and tennis
Must book the "Fall Escape - 4th Night Free" rate category to qualify. Details available at check-in. 4-night minimum stay required. Offer is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and cannot be used for future stays. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Resort fee is charged on the complimentary 4th night. Not applicable to existing, confirmed reservations. All nights must be consecutive. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions, packages, negotiated/qualified rate plans, and offers. Offer is subject to availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.

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