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Pristine Beach & World-Class Shelling

Island Inn’s pristine beach is a short distance from all our units and is extremely popular with shellers because of its great location, breathtaking sunsets and scenery, warm clean water and, of course, its abundance of shells. Island Inn provides a shell washing station for your convenience.


Free WiFi In All Accommodations & Throughout the Property

Free WiFi in all accommodations & throughout the property, just in case you need to check in with the world.


Heated Pool

Our heated pool is open year around and is a perfect place to relax and catch some rays. Dive in!

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Complimentary Light Continental Breakfast

Our complimentary light continental breakfast is set inside the dining room of Traditions On The Beach, where the Gulf views accompany the rising sun. Each morning, guests are provided with a selection of fresh-squeezed juices, coffee, tea, baked pastries, delicious fruits, toast, jellies, a yogurt selection and hard-boiled eggs to ensure a great start your next Sanibel Island adventure!


Resort Dining

Traditions on the Beach is a popular destination for all Sanibel Island visitors and locals. The restaurant, bar & lounge offers delicious dishes, such as “Wild Black Grouper Livorno,” and top-notch service that leaves guests more than satisfied. Guests of the Island Inn exclusively receive a 15% discount off of their entire bill at Traditions when their accommodations are booked directly through the Inn, either by the Island Inn’s website or by calling the Inn directly.

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Bike Rentals

Sanibel Island has over 21 miles of bike paths that traverse the island east to west and north to south. Island Inn provides bicycle rentals onsite for your convenience.

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Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

The Island Inn now has onsite kayak and stand-up paddleboards available to rent, directly from our beach! Drift along the shore while experiencing the warm waters and beautiful views of Southwest Florida. Visit the front desk for more information on rentals and other Sanibel Island things to do!


Tennis, Volleyball, Horse Shoes & Shuffleboard

Island Inn boasts two private tennis courts, as well as a variety of outdoor game courts for our guests’ enjoyment. All are located yards from the beach surrounded by the beauty of Sanibel Island.


BBQ Grills

Three commercial grade BBQ grills shaded by natural hammocks of palm and sea grape trees are spread throughout the property, providing a perfect venue for Gulf front cookouts and gatherings.


Shell Cleaning Stations

Island Inn welcomes all shellers & fishermen! Whatever you find, we’ve provided shell and fish cleaning stations for guests to rinse their treasures. Want to eat your catch? Our on-site restaurant, bar and lounge, Traditions on the Beach, will prepare your freshly filleted catch for you to enjoy at dinner that evening!


Library, Lounge & Guest Computers

Whether looking to admire the Gulf front Sanibel views or write post cards to the less-fortunate back home, Island Inn offers an array of comfortable sitting areas as well as the ability to print boarding passes. Complete with an inviting layout, fireplace, flatscreen HD TV’s & computers, the Florida Room & library are popular hangouts for many guests. Do a puzzle with the kids or grab a book from our collection and head out to lie beneath the shade of our umbrellas – there’s something for everyone at the Island Inn.


Free Parking & No Resort Fees

As a part of our island-style hospitality, we provide free parking to all guests and never charge resort fees. Just a couple of the many benefits of staying at the Island Inn.


Guided Beach Walks

As an added bonus, the Island Inn offers daily, guided beach walks with a marine naturalist from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Groups of 15 are taken each morning at 9 a.m. to walk the beach as they set out to discover shells and marine life.


Beach Umbrella Rentals

There’s no denying it, Sanibel Island gets its fair share of sunshine! For our guests’ added comfort, the Island Inn includes beach umbrellas in our range of available rentals. Contact the front desk to arrange for your shady retreat while visiting the Island Inn.



Every guest is provided access to our e-concierge which provides ideas and tips for shopping, dining, excursions and a plethora of other fun Sanibel Island things to do.


Onsite Laundry Facility

Our coin-operated laundry facilities are open to all guests and help keep you fresh and clean for your vacation.


In-Room Electronic Safes

Our dedication to providing you with the highest quality customer care is second to none! Each of our rooms and cottages are equipped with an electronic safe for you to secure your valuables.