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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary...was greeted with a smile and got an upgraded room (without asking) which was awesome....there was even a bottle of wine waiting for us, got there a bit early and our room was available! Awesome room, awesome view, awesome stay...can't wait to visit again!!!❤ thank you to the staff for making it such a memorable experience!...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you so much for being our guest and congratulations on your 40th anniversary. It means the world that we could be your host for the celebration and I will make sure to pass your very nice compliments of our associates on to them. Please let us know how we can make your future visits even more memorable....

Harrisburg
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Stayed in January. Front desk clerk obnoxious and rude! Basket of goodies in room had sugar ants returned to front desk was not offered another the length of our stsy. Rooms very outdated and in need of a PROFESSIONAL cleaning, not a once over with a dust rag. Went to beach to enjoy sunset in facilities lounges, was asked to...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bistrofood, Thank you for being our guest and sharing your impressions with us regarding your stay in January. I am very sorry that our service and some of our amenities and facilities were not up to your - and our - standards. Please know that these issues are exceptions to what we usually pride ourselves on as I'm certain...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I wonder if the front desk staff here actually know what the hospitality industry is all about. First, we arrive here prior to check in. I get it our room isn't ready yet.. But most other places I have stayed... Once they know you have arrived they sorta make an effort to get you into your room sooner than later.....

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Seth, As I noted in my reply to your travel partner, I'm very sorry that we fell so short on our ability to provide a memorable service experience for you. Sunset Beach Inn is known for service being our top priority and our staff being friendly and professional toward our guests but clearly we failed this time, based on...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Asked for early check in, they got us in at 3:55 instead of 4. Ok maybe they were busy. Asked for late check out, they said no 11 is the latest because another guest is checking in and they need time to clean. Wouldn't even give us an extra hour. Meanwhile during our stay the rooms were not touched until...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mara, I'm so sorry you did not receive the excellent guest service that Sunset Beach Inn is known for. As you can see from the vast majority of our other reviews, service is our top priority and I'd sincerely welcome an opportunity to hear more about your visit to help me address these issues. Obviously, since you and your...

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We spent 6 nights here and the place met or exceeded our expectations in every way. For Sanibel, this is a good value and the location is excellent. The property is older but very well maintained. It is only steps from the beach and positioned such that all top floor rooms offer beach views. We turned off the AC/heat upon...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you for the very nice review! I'm so glad Sunset Beach Inn presented such an enjoyable and memorable visit for you. Indeed, our staff, our rooms, and our complimentary breakfast baskets are favorites of many of our very loyal guests and I'm glad you had an opportunity to become one of them. We look forward to seeing...

Wheeling WV
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well...the hotel is pretty neat and a bit older but well maintained. We learned a lesson, however, We were disappointed with our room, which was titled a "Sanibel Room", however it is one of 5 in the basement. Rooms number 140 through 145 are in the basement. You read that right...basement. We looked at their website after our return and...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear WheelingWVMarty, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I will address the issue with the description of our Sanibel Rooms on Booking.com immediately and I apologize for the issues this created for you. While I'm glad you found our staff so helpful in trying to resolve the discrepancy I'm sorry they were not able better accommodate you so...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My first trip to Sanibel, and what a great hotel from which to enjoy everything! Sunrise and sunset seen right from our beach, great breakfast delivered to our room each day, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, and bikes available for our use free of charge. Clean and comfortable rooms, very friendly staff, excellent heated swimming pool that was both...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a glowing review of your visit and highly recommending us to fellow travelers! I'm glad our resort exceeded your expectations and appreciate the very nice comments. I will be sure to pass along your accolades of our staff to them. We look forward to serving you again when your travels bring you back to Sanibel...

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Sunset Beach Inn is located directly on the Gulf. On one side of our room ,we could see the sunrise. On the other side we experienced the famous sunset that the facility is noted for. Mallory Square in Key West also has a sunset but now it has been ruined by cruise ships. The Sunset Beach Inn provides a...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking a few minutes to review your stay. It's so nice see all of the wonderful things you found to enjoy while visiting us at the Sunset Beach Inn! If we do see the famous poet on the beach, we will be sure to let him know that he likely provided the inspiration for your...

Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was my first trip to Florida!! Really enjoyed the location right on the beach. Loved that they provide beach chairs, towels ect.. Also that they have bikes you can use free of charge. Only downside was our room was nothing special, could use some updating.

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. I'm glad you found so much to enjoy and that we could be a part of your first trip to our beautiful state! I appreciate your comments regarding your room - as we consider future enhancements we will certainly keep your thoughts in mind. We look forward to seeing you again soon....

Cedarhurst, New York
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked this place through Trip Advisor and are so happy with our choice.Its literally right on the shore of the Gulf. We like to exercise on vacation,so the free bike rental was awesome! The pool was so large,I was able to swim my laps whenever!! When we arrived,they had a basket of breakfast foods that worked...

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Bill W, General Manager at Sunset Beach Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bridget, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at our Inn. It's clear that you made a great choice in staying with us but I know there are many, many options and appreciate your now being one of our very loyal guests. Barbara is indeed one of our treasures - our guests frequently tell me how much joy she...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sunset Beach Inn includes forty-six guestrooms and suites nestled on 4.5 acres of tropical Sanibel Island. Our 360 feet of beach along the Gulf of Mexico offers beautiful shells, tranquil sunsets and pristine sand. Relax by the pool with the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon.Each morning prepare for an activity filled day with a complimentary Continental breakfast, with an assortment of fresh fruit and breakfast breads. Play a set of tennis or ride a complimentary bicycle and explore the 23 miles of bike paths throughout Sanibel Island. Play a friendly game of volleyball with the beach just within view. Two shuffleboard courts await a challenging game near the picnic area. The resort offers two gas grills and picnic tables-perfect for a family dinner out under the graceful palms. Whether relaxation or fun filled activities are in your vacation plans, The Sunset Beach Inn provides the perfect beach getaway for families and couples. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunset Beach Inn

Address: 3287 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5611
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $245 - $565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“There are no elevators at this hotel. All floors require stairs. It was brutal carrying luggage up 3 flights.”
happygirl4162016, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to get a first or second floor room. They have screened in lanais.”
749lut, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from rooms 140 through 145. Those are in the basement.”
WheelingWVMarty, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“3rd floor near the beach”
K390FBsteveb, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in 209. The rooms with the higher numbers, up to 219, have the better view (closer to beach as the number goes up.)”
Libby_travels_alot, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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