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Island Inn’s Hotel Rooms & Suites

Island Inn has six types of hotel suites to choose from. All of these accommodations are located in either our Kimball Lodges with its awesome gulfviews, Starky Lodge with its large studio rooms and Matthews Lodge with its great location and updated accommodations. The three lodges are spread around Island Inn’s 10 acres and all are within yards of the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Island Inn prides itself on providing guests with all the accommodations one would expect from Sanibel Island’s most established Inn. Rates for all rooms include daily maid service, free in-room Wi-Fi, Cable TV, iPod/iPhone docking stations, use of our private beach, free beach chairs, use of all our game facilities(tennis courts, shuffleboard, horseshoes and picnic/BBQ stations), and use of our heated pool and Sundeck.

All rooms come with in room electronic safe, flatscreen HD TVs with DVD players, are in VERY close proximity to our private beach bordering the Gulf, are close to our on-site restaurant Traditions on the Beach and all have been recently modernized. See room descriptions below:

Island Inn’s Cottages & Beach House

Island Inn has five Sanibel Island cottage configurations to choose from! We have cottages ranging in size from 1 bedroom cottages perfect for couples or small families to cottages big enough to accommodate up to twelve people. All units are located right on the beach and have been recently updated.

Our cottages were designed with large rooms, large windows and full kitchens for a wide-open feel, perfect for your group or family. Each cottage is sited a mere stone’s throw from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. All cottages are professionally maintained by Island Inn – which means no surprises, unless you count the pleasant ones.

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Guest Testimonials

 
“Quiet and relaxing!”

My husband and I stayed at the Island Inn for a quiet and relaxing weekend on the beach and we couldn’t have picked a better location. The Inn is beautiful, quiet, clean and the staff is very friendly. The beach in front of the hotel is beautiful with the most breathtaking sunsets! Offers great amenities like bikes, kayaks, paddle boards to rent. Once you arrive, park your car and bike into town. There are bike trails on the whole island. We will definitely be back!!! I would highly recommend.
TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 11,2014

 
“Beautiful Secluded Getaway” 

Clean and recently updated rooms in the Kimbal Lodge. Bright, breezy welcoming rooms. Quiet spectacular water view from king size bed suites. Looking forward to our next stay. Very reasonable in the off season, although very hot the beginning of Sept.

TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 11,2014

 
“Fantastic stay!”

We just got back from a few days in Sanibel staying at the Island Inn. It was great. The people were great – very friendly, very helpful, the room was clean and comfortable, the continental breakfast had a lot of pastries that were very fresh. Ana from housekeeping put towel art on the bed (an elephant one day and a dog another) – its little touches like that that impress us. There was also an informative talk and walk on the beach from the Sanibel Shell Museum.
TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 11,2014

 
“Everything about the Island Inn,Sanibel, is PERFECT!” 

Sanibel Island is overall beautiful, quiet, relaxed and maintains the “old” Florida atmosphere as does the Island Inn. The Inn is a perfect choice for a romantic getaway or a stay with the kids. You will enjoy every minute of your time there. The Gulf, beach , sunrise and sunset simply awesome.
TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 18,2014

 
“Great stay!” 

We spent two nights with our grown daughters at the Island Inn. We had a Gulfview studio in Starky Lodge on the 2nd floor. Great accomadations for 4. Such a short walk to the beach and pool. The grounds are very well kept. We rented bikes from the office and biked all around the island. We will stay here again when we return to Sanibel Island.
TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 18,2014

 
“Perfect in all the right ways.”

The Island Inn, beautiful hotel, excellent beach, awesome pool, good breakfast, convenient laundry, helpful staff, beautiful room, clean comfortable, recently and wonderfully renovated! (Kimball Lodge room 273) perfect view. Listened to the waves all night long. 1.5 miles from town, rent a bike at the front desk and get all your shopping done without ever getting back in your car. Umbrellas and chairs for the beach available. Don’t second guess a well made decision to stay here!
TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 18,2014

 
“Great Stay at Island Inn”

5 of 5 starsMy wife and I stayed at the Island Inn this past weekend and had a wonderful time. When I booked the room I mentioned that we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. When we checked in and entered our room, we found a pair of swans on the bed made from towels and flowers, a welcome message and a pair of wine glasses with a bottle of Champagne! A very nice way to start the weekend. The staff is friendly, the property is well kept and the rooms are updated and very nice! The ocean view from the 2nd floor of the Mathews lodge is spectacular! The pool is clean and the water a perfect temperature.The hotel restaurant is also very nice. We would recommend Island Inn to all of our family and friends and will be staying there again in the future.
TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 23,2014

 
“Excellent! Wanted to stay longer.”

Stayed here with my husband for four nights while travelling around Florida earlier this month. Had I known that we were going to enjoy it so much I would have booked a longer break but we had to move on due to other commitments.

The room had two queen beds, a modern mini kitchen and a large bathroom with two wash basins, closet with safe, and a separate toilet and bath/shower. Everything was spotlessly clean, extra towels always provided and the toiletries were replaced every day. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job and we’re always cheerful. In fact we never came across any member of staff here who was not pleasant and helpful.read more

The continental breakfast consisted of fresh fruit salad, very nice croissants and other pastries, boiled eggs, yogurts, orange and grapefruit juice, coffee and tea. The only additional thing I would have liked would have been some cereal. I must make a special mention of the breakfast staff who were very accommodating, always smiling, nothing was too much trouble.

The main restaurant was closed in the evenings for the duration of our stay so I can’t comment on the food. It would have been nice not to have to drive to a restaurant every evening but the others were all too far away to walk to.

We loved Sanibel Island. On most (every?) morning a member of staff from the Shell Museum gives a talk in the hotel and then guides the group along the beach for about an hour, identifying shells and giving information on the local shore/sea life including turtles. Good fun and worth doing. The Shell Museum is also well worth a visit.

We really liked the Ding Darling wildlife refuge. You can cycle or walk the various trails and there is a one way car drive through it. The highlight of our visit was seeing a manatee playing in the water close to the road for about half an hour or so. If you are interested in birdwatching you will also enjoy this refuge, particularly at low tide when the birds gather on the sandbanks. I want to go back there!

TripAdvisor Review
Date of review: September 23,2014

 

 

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