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Kona Kai Motel
3 out of 5
1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
The price is $139 per night
2.53 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (697 reviews)

"Very nice and quiet. Smelled amazing, pool was lean and relaxing. Right across from Billy's bike rentals so very convenient"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Kona Kai Motel
Sunset Beach Inn
3 out of 5
3287 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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1.74 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,372 reviews)

"Room with a partial ocean view, nice screened in porch, and easy access to the ocean, inviting area to lounge around the pool. Bring your own paper towels and wine opener, none offered in our room."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Sunset Beach Inn
Sunshine Island Inn
2.5 out of 5
642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
The price is $159 per night
3.95 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (154 reviews)

"Very clean yet dated establishment. Loved the small cozy feel of the Inn. However, the beds did not provide support especially if you’re a side or stomach sleeper. Much to soft and giving."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Sunshine Island Inn
Beachview Cottages
3 out of 5
3325 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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1.73 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (17 reviews)

"Close to the beach, quiet. Room was a little small bath room really small but loved our stay great place to relax"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Beachview Cottages
Hilton Grand Vacations Sanibel Cottages
4 out of 5
2341 West Gulf Drive,, Sanibel, FL
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2.25 mi from city center
Hilton Grand Vacations Sanibel Cottages
Anchor Inn and Cottages
2 out of 5
1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Sanibel, FL
The price is $137 per night
2.93 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (405 reviews)

"The property was very cute the managers were so nice and welcoming. The room was very clean could use some updating, but it reminded me of an old fashion style beach resort. The pool was kept clean and the were well equipped for to spend the day at the beach ...chairs, umbrellas etc We would definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Anchor Inn and Cottages
Song of the Sea
3 out of 5
863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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3.61 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,070 reviews)

"The property was a bit old! The bed needed to be updated. The pool was warm and the hot tube was nice! A very quiet place and the beach was amazing! Loved the bikes and paths on Sanibel island. Also, loved having a washer and dryer to use!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Song of the Sea
Seaside Inn
3 out of 5
541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
The price is $150 per night
4.08 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,158 reviews)

"wonderful access to the pool and the beach, great walks along the beach anytime of the day. Easy to get around the Township. Quite enjoyable overall. Highly recommend. Get a room that faces the beach is the best way to go here."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Seaside Inn
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1231 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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The price is $159 per night
3.18 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,102 reviews)

"Close to the beach! Nice pool, poolside bar, ping pong, kids loved seeing all the bunny rabbits every evening!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Sanibel Island Beach Resort
West Wind Inn
3 out of 5
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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1.72 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (2,107 reviews)
Great Location and staff

"I will be back!! This place has a great location on a quiet area of the beach. The pool is great with lots of seating. I understand the room is not high end but it was clean and met all our needs. Love this place."…"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020

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Visiting Sanibel

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Sanibel, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its relaxing setting. Top sights around the area include Lovers Key State Park, Sun Splash Water Park, and Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

  • You'll find 2330 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Fort Myers
  • The closest major airport is in Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Sanibel

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Sanibel Captiva Island, Gulfside City Park, and Bowman's Beach. Top activities include bird watching and biking, while Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and Castaways Marina are sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

In Sanibel, there are 471 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Ocean's Reach Condominiums - This 3-star condo features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia travelers love its beach locale and helpful staff.
  • Seahorse Cottages on Sanibel - Adults Only - Our customers love the beach locale at this cottage. With a stay at this 3-star cottage, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Tarpon Tale Inn - With a stay at this 3-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a library, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers love its convenient parking and nice bathrooms.

Popular places to visit around the area include Lovers Key State Park, located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from the heart of the city, and Sun Splash Water Park, which is 14.8 mi/23.9 km away.

Dressing for Sanibel

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 82°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 53°F
  • From April to June, the average is 92°F during the day and 61°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 92°F during the day and 73°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 89°F as the daytime average and 54°F as the nighttime average
  • About 55.91 inches of rain falls on Sanibel each year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 92°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 55°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Sanibel?
Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Traveler reviews also recommend Kona Kai Motel and West Wind Inn as top choices for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Sanibel, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Sanibel.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Sanibel?
For more information about changing or cancelling your trip to Sanibel, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Sanibel?
Based on reviews, Kona Kai Motel is a popular 3-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top choice for your stay on the cheap is Sunset Beach Inn.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation in Sanibel?
Waterside Inn on the Beach is a hotel with a private beach and an outdoor pool, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Anchor Inn and Cottages is another good choice for your family trip. Attractions in the area like Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach and Jungle Golf Ft. Myers are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Sanibel?
Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a favorite 3-star hotel for couples, and features a poolside bar and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for a romantic stay include West Wind Inn and Casa Ybel Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Sanibel?
Anchor Inn and Cottages is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers an outdoor pool and laundry facilities for its human guests.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Sanibel Island Lighthouse?
Sanibel Island Beach Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Sanibel Island Lighthouse. Other good choices within a few miles include Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa and The Parrot Nest.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Sanibel?
Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a poolside bar. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Song of the Sea and Casa Ybel Resort. Head to Bowman’s Beach or Sanibel Island Southern Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Sanibel?
Song of the Sea is a favorite 3-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a private beach and an outdoor pool. If you want to stay at a boutique hotel, you might also want to look at Kona Kai Motel.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Sanibel?
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a top 3-star condo resort that has an adjacent golf course and features in-room kitchens. Another good choice is Anchor Inn and Cottages if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Dunes Golf and Tennis Club during your trip.
How much can I expect to pay for the resort fee in Sanibel?
There are about 5 properties that charge a resort fee out of 1286 in Sanibel. The resort fee per accommodation averages USD 30.98 per night.

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