Rate based on Check-in: Dec 1, 2014 Check-out: Dec 3, 2014

Island Inn

3 stars
3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
61 reviews
Wonerful Vacation

Very relaxing, excellent facility and staff. Can't get any better! See full review

  • Bikerboy
  • Nov 2, 2014
wonderful stay

Very helpful staff and wonderful, beautiful room. It had everything we could have wanted and it... See full review

  • Meredith Louilla
  • Mar 8, 2014
Voted Best Inn on the Island, the Island Inn, with its combination of quaint Old Florida cottages and modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling the area has to offer. Every room and cottage, most with screened porches, overlooks our beautiful 10-acre shaded beachfront yard, just steps from the gentle warm waters of the Gulf. This priceless amenity ensures a peaceful, private and relaxing stay, as well as offering a wonderful space for the kids to play while you sit back with a book on your porch. The Inns award-winning Traditions on the Beach -Restaurant, Bar and Lounge serves breakfast and dinner in one of the islands only Gulf front dining rooms. If youre looking for a special place to slow down and relax, and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones you just found it! Cherished memories - modern comforts... enjoy it all at the Island Inn. The hotel also offers free light Continental Breakfast, free wi-fi, free parking, and there are NO RESORT FEES! Note regarding cancellation: $35.00 fee applies to all cancels. If cancelled within 5 days of arrival a 1 night room/tax fee is charged. No shows and early departures are charged 100% of the original total stay amount. If checking in after 7pm EST on Sunday-Thursday or after 8 pm EST on Friday or Saturday contact the front desk of the hotel directly at 800-851-5088 to receive late check-in instructions.

Island Inn Rooms

Gulfside Guest Room
One queen bed, private bath, tile floors, cable TV, wifi. Room features 32 inch flat screen LCD TV, iPod/iPhone docking station and DVD/CD player and in room safe.
Gulfview Studio
Extra large studio with gulf views, screened balcony, two queen beds, queen pullout sofa, private bath, full kitchen, hardwood floors, seating area, cable TV and wifi. Room features 32 inch flat screen LCD TV, iPod/iPhone docking station and DVD/CD player and in room safe.
Gulfview Deluxe Room
Deluxe guest room with gulf views, two queen beds, private bath, tile floors, desk, walk out screened porch overlooking the Gulf, cable TV and wifi.Room features 32 inch flat screen LCD TV, iPod/iPhone docking station and DVD/CD player and in room safe.
Gulfview Kitchen Suite
Spacious suite with gulf views, one king bed, double pullout sofa, private bath, tile floors, full kitchen, separate seating area, screened balcony overlooking the Gulf, cable TV and wifi. Room features 32 inch flat screen LCD TV, iPod/iPhone docking station and DVD/CD player and in room safe.
Gulfview Room
Spacious guest room with gulf views, one king bed, private updated bath, hardwood floors, screened balcony overlooking the Gulf, cable TV and wifi. Room features 32 inch flat screen LCD TV, iPod/iPhone docking station and DVD/CD player and in room safe.
Gulfview Kitchen
Spacious room with gulf views, two queen beds, private bath with dual vanity/sinks, hardwood floors, full kitchen, screened balcony overlooking Gulf, cable TV and wifi. Room features 32 inch flat screen LCD TV, iPod/iPhone docking station and DVD/CD player and in room safe.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

26.4267 -82.096
Area served
Southwest Florida.
Nearby airports
Regional Southwest Airport (RSW) is the closest airport to Sanibel and is a 30-45 minute drive. Miami International Airport (MIA) is about a 2 hour drive from Sanibel.
Area description
Voted Best Inn on the Island, the Island Inn, with its combination of quaint Old Florida cottages and modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling the area has to offer. The Inn is located on the Northwest side of Sanibel, far away from the chain hotels and public beaches.

Dining

Traditions on the Beach
This on-site restaurant offers our Complimentary light Continental breakfast and a full dinner menu. With a full bar, beautiful lounge and Gulf views, Traditions is a highly desirable restaurant venue for all.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (61)

Ratings and reviews for Island Inn

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
61 out of 61
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bikerboy
Business
Toledo ,oh
Nov 2, 2014

Wonerful Vacation

Very relaxing, excellent facility and staff. Can't get any better!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

Sanibel is sleepy, so don't for nightlife. It's just a great romantic retreat.

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kfessenden
Business
Tamarac,FL
Sep 22, 2014

Beach front

This hotel is right on the beach which makes it very convenient. Continental breakfast left a little to be desired but besides that everything was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cyndyg88
Business
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug 3, 2014

great spot for a short getaway...

We only stayed 1 night in this hotel since I was entertaining a family member on a brief visit. It was just the right spot for a short getaway! The room with 2 queen beds with ocean view & an enclosed patio on the ground floor was perfect. It was very clean and spacious with a small kitchenette.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Captiva Island is a 20 minute drive.

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shaina2005
Business
Harrison Township, MI
Jun 18, 2014

Great place to just relax

I loved just about everything about this hotel. The location was perfect the room was that perfect get a way feeling. The staff however were not the friendliest. We went there right when we got off the plane and got there 2 hours before check in time. They absolutely could do nothing for us until check in. I have been on many trips and anytime I came across this situation the hotel would work with us and get us in. Also when we wanted to rent the amenities they were annoyed with us when we wanted to pay cash instead of charging it to our room. Besides the staff I would could back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Island Cow is the best food on the island!!

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cold in Illinois
Business
Charleston, IL
Mar 17, 2014

Winter retreat

I loved the location, right on the beach. There were bike rentals at the hotel ( not free). The dinner menu was fantastic! It was also fairly quiet. My husband complained that both the room coffee and the complimentary breakfast coffee were bad. They could definitely improve their complimentary breakfast, for the price paid it wasn't much choice or very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Meredith Louilla
Business
Pella, Iowa
Mar 8, 2014

wonderful stay

Very helpful staff and wonderful, beautiful room. It had everything we could have wanted and it looked brand new, it was spotless!! Pool was wonderful too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Wonderful shops with really cute, affordable things that other shops did not have. About 45 of them in one area. Can't remember the name of them.

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tiger Ron
Business
Sanibel Island, Fla
Feb 19, 2014

Mixed Review

The staff and evening dining were excellent. There were no easy chairs int the room to watch TV in the evening. I would not call this a "Deluxe Room". Beach access was sub-standard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at "Traditions". Excellent food and service at reasonable "tourist" prices. Island traffic can be extremely heavy and frustrating. Needs traffic lights!

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MartyParty
Business
Michigan
Jan 17, 2014

Island Inn - island hide-away

My husband and I just spent a week over Christmas at the Island inn. We were immediately greeted by the wonderful staff, who provided us with various information about the resort and the island. Island Inn is in a perfect location on the island to view both the sunrise and the sunset on the gulf - one of the few places you can do this on the island! Our room was newly renovated; tile, kitchenette, and a view of the gulf. The cleaning staff was friendly and did a marvelous job the entire week. The beach is kept spotless, which welcomes all kinds of wildlife. We purchased a 7 day out of state fishing license and fished from shore each day (best fishing is when the tide is coming in). The beach is loaded with every kind of shell you can imagine. Dolphins were swimming by, less than 10 feet from the shoreline. All around, we had a fabulous experience at the Island Inn, and we will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

There is live entertainment each night on the island, including at the Island Inn. Our favorite two places we visited were on Captiva Island, just a short drive away; The Mucky Duck and Key Lime Bistro.

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nighthawk2008
Business
sudbury, ma
Dec 21, 2013

Beautiful ocean view rooms!

This hotel is right on the beach. I highly suggest ocean view room where when you open the screen door you can hear the wave. The beach is right outside of our hotel (depends on which building). 2nd floor room is nice as you can see sunset from balcony. Staff is very friendly. The free breakfast was better than some other hotels I have been to, blueberry scone is very good (I think they got it from local grocery store). The beach right at hotel is great for shelling, so if you are into that kind of thing. This hotel is great for that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Island Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Frenchie1020
Business
CT
Dec 13, 2013

Loved It!! Way beyond any expectations!

I will be going back without a doubt. Was not sure what to expect as I got a great deal. I would pay twice what I paid to stay here again. I was told I had the only room with a partial view. That was okay with me- it had a slider where I could let the fresh air in and still hear ocean. The room was gorgeous, clean and with great amenities. Everything was modern and updated. I've seen some complaints about the free breakfast. It is great compared to another place I stayed on the island that also offered free breakfast. This place is top notch and everyone was so friendly. Can't wait to go back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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