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Our historic Sanibel Island hotel and resort – Island Inn – offers lazy leisure time along with adventurous fun, plus luxurious Sanibel Island cottages and hotel-style lodging.

The jewel in the Gulf Coast’s crown since 1895, Island Inn’s blend of elegance and casual playfulness is owed to its long traditions and harmonious approach to accommodations. The result is an authenticity that the typical modern resort simply cannot create. Your stay at Island Inn will leave you with the sense that you’ve joined a vibrant vacation community full of friends you simply haven’t met yet. Whether you stay in a hotel-style room in one of our lodges or in a darling Sanibel Island cottage, Island Inn’s horseshoe configuration provides a wonderful sense of closeness and community while maintaining ample privacy.





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Kimball Lodge’s rooms are outfitted with one queen bed, two queen beds, or as an efficiency with one King bed and a double pullout sofa. Both the Gulfview Deluxe Room and Gulfview Kitchen Suite have screened in balconies. There is a large sundeck on the second floor available to all guests, which is a favorite area for sun bathing and watching sunsets. An elevator provides easy access to the second floor. A hospitality room with spectacular views is located on the first floor





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Starky Lodge’s extra large rooms include a full, eat-in style kitchen and a large screened balcony with views of the Gulf. With two queen beds and a queen sofa bed, your room comfortably accommodates up to six guests.





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Matthews Lodge offers a choice of rooms with king-size beds or efficiency rooms with two queen beds. Each has a private screened balcony with a view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Enjoy the casual atmosphere as you laze on the beach or by the pool – Sanibel Island, Florida is all about water and water sports and at the Island Inn, you’ll find plenty of both to occupy your time!

You’ll find miles of white sandy beaches littered with shelling treasures, as well as exciting bicycle paths and nature trails, challenging canoe routes, a variety of birds & blooms for the photographer in you.

In addition, Island Inn can provide information for organized opportunities for sailing, golfing, kayaking, and many other fresh air activities designed to challenge your enthusiasm and endurance.

Whether you’re searching for sunny beaches, beautiful birds, dazzling sunsets, or exquisite dining, you’re likely to agree with many of our guests who find it is unnecessary to leave the Inn during their stay because, as they say, “the Inn has it all—birds, beaches, privacy and great food.”

Sanibel Island, Florida – a great vacation location! With plenty to do, make your reservations today!

Our spacious grounds of 10 acres and 550 feet of unobstructed beachfront are practically unheard of on Sanibel Island. The horseshoe configuration of our campus promotes a warm hospitality and friendly community.

The Beach:

From our 550 feet of Gulf beach, six miles of shell strewn beach extends in either direction. The “Sanibel Stoop” is a frequently observed condition – as shellers bend over to select treasures for their collections. Of course there’s also sunbathing and a refreshing dip in the Gulf waters, but remember the sun is hot so bring your sunscreen.

Our Heated Pool:

Play or relax in our heated pool. Even with the inviting Gulf of Mexico nearby, some of our guests prefer our enclosed pool where they can just “lay out and catch the rays”. Lawn chairs and comfortable chaises around the pool area guarantee a relaxing morning or afternoon at the pool.

Tennis Courts:

Our private tennis courts are snuggled into a setting of seagrape trees, palms & flowering shrubs.

Shuffle Board:

Two shuffleboard courts by the Gulf’s edge let you play and enjoy the scenery at the same time.

Horseshoe Pits

Two state of the art horseshoe pits, practically on the beach.

BBQ Grills

Three commercial grade BBQ grills scattered throughout the property, providing a perfect venue for Gulf front cookouts and gatherings.

Office Contact & Hours:


Sunday-Thursday: 8am-7pm
Friday-Saturday: 8am-8pm