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Island Inn is a premier Sanibel Island hotel and resort that offers the perfect place to vacation by yourself, with a loved one, or with the whole family. Island Inn is located right on the beach surrounded by the beauty of Sanibel Island. There is something for everyone including miles of sandy beaches to relax on, the calm water of the gulf to play in, and many Sanibel Island vacation activities from which to choose from. Our facilities are located right on the picture perfect beaches of Sanibel Island.Grounds Map

Island Inn’s family oriented approach to service is rooted in an enduring tradition that goes back to our very beginning in 1895. Customer comfort & the enjoyment of your stay on Sanibel Island is our number one concern. Our attention to detail when it comes to customer service really sets us apart from the rest of Sanibel Island’s other resorts. Our Island Inn facilities provide everything you need when vacationing and if you want to venture out of the resort we have a list of Sanibel Island Vacation activities to try! Island Inn’s service, lodging, location, and amenities make it a popular destination for all types of vacationers from individuals, to couples, to entire families. We also are very popular with weddings, family reunions & corporate retreats. For a friendly environment of quiet beauty, relaxing comfort, and olde South Florida hospitality come visit Island Inn at Sanibel Island.

Service & Amenities

  • Private Beach

    Island Inn’s private beach is a short distance from all our units. See Island Inn’s private beach here on our own beachcam!

  • Shelling

    It’s what Sanibel Island is best known for – shells! Island Inn’s private beach is popular with shellers because of its great location , breathtaking sunsets and scenery, soft sand, warm clean water and of course its abundance of shells! Come to the “Sanibel Stoop” on Island Inns’ private beach and you won’t be disappointed in what you find. Island Inn also has shell washing stations for your convenience. See and read more about Sanibel Island shelling.

  • Spacious Lobby

    Island Inn recently had its lobby and lounge area completely renovated. Complete with an inviting layout, fireplace, flatscreen HD TV’s and adjacent to Traditions on the Beach it is a popular hangout for many guests.

  • Heated Pool

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

  • Kayaks and Paddleboards

    The Island Inn now has kayaks available to rent, directly on the beach! Paddle along the coast and enjoy the warm water and the beautiful view from the other side of the beach. Visit the front desk for rentals and more information.

  • Tennis

    We have two private tennis courts that are surrounded by the beauty of Sanibel Island.

  • Restaurant

    Traditions on the Beach is a popular destination for all Sanibel Island Visitors. With a full service bar, delicious dishes like “Wild Black Grouper Livorno” and top-notch service you always leave more than satisfied. See and read more on Traditions on the Beach’s menu and dishes.

  • Laundry facility

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

  • In room electronic safe

    Our dedication to providing you with the highest quality customer care is second to none!  This begins with providing you with the highest quality electronic in-room safe available on the market.

  • Fish cleaning stations

    Island Inn welcomes all fishermen! Find a spot on our beach, cast away and when you make that lucky catch bring it up to Traditions on the Beach and we can cook it for you! Looking for a fishing charter? Island Inn has compiled a list of Sanibel Island fishing charters we approve of.

  • Volleyball, Horse shoe & shuffleboard

    Island Inn has a variety of outdoor game courts for your enjoyment. All are located yards from the beach surrounded by the beauty of Sanibel Island.

  • Bike Riding

    Sanibel Island has over 21 miles of bike paths that traverse the island east to west and north to south. Island Inn provided bicycle rentals for your convenience. See trail map and more information on Sanibel Island bicycling.

Things to Do

At Island Inn we have also compiled a list of nearby activities that are popular on Sanibel Island. These include tours of local attractions, marshland & estuary tours, and sea & gulf tours. We also have fishing guide information, local arts & entertainment facilities/events, and beach maps. Click here to see a list of Things to do on Sanibel Island.