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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 15 May 2012

We was looking for a place in FL for a mini vacation that would not break the bank and accept my dogs without paying a pet fee that would not break the bank and since I live in FL I have been to many destinations, but I had not been to Sanibel in over 17 years and my partner had...

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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of the Sunshine Island Inn. Glad you had a great time and I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Jean Property Manager Sunshine Island Inn

Tampa Fl
Reviewed 27 April 2012

After many visits to the same place on Sanibel prior to this vacation, I have found my new favorite. We spent 5 nights in April, with my Mom and my nieces in the adjscent unit. The reason for my change was the fact that I could bring my small, well behaved dogs and not have the anxiety of trusting their...

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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

Glad you and your family enjoyed visiting the Sunshine Island Inn. Hope to see all of you in the future. Jean, Property Manager

Aston, PA
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed for 4 days in late March 2012. This was our 3rd trip to Sanibel and our 3rd time at Sunshine Island Inn. So happy to have discovered this quaint place. Everything was as clean as can be, fresh towels every day if you want, beach chairs, umbrellas and a cart provided for each unit. Across the street from...

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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy life to review the Sunshine Island Inn. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Jean, Property Manager

Bloomington, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We spent three days at Sunshine Island Inn in Feb 2012. We found it a quiet relaxing spot with easy access to the beach and other activities. We later stayed at another spot which cost twice as much and didn't provide free use of beach umbrella, chairs and towels. Laundry was also free and convenient. We love this place.

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I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at our little piece of paradise. Looking forward to seeing you in the future. Jean, Property Manager

Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2012

Just like home- quiet, clean and very pet friendly. Thanks Jean and Joanne We will be back!

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Thanks for taking the time to review the Sunshine Island Inn. Hope to see you in the future. Jean Property Manager

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 17 March 2012

This was year number 3 at the Sunshine Island Inn! And we have our reservations made for next year! This is our comfortable beach place that permits us bring our 2 Welsh Corgis who enjoy the dog-friendly Sanibel Island beach with us! We find the rooms very clean. Kitchens well equiped ( we just bring the food!). The beds comfortable....

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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I appreciate all of our guest comments. Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Jean Property Manager

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 16 January 2012

We recently followed a Lonely Planet recommendation and spent 3 nights at this inn. While the guide book did forewarn against any expectations for decor, alternatives were very limited due to high season demand. On the plus side, a layout of rooms in a u shaped building enclosing a pool works quite well and the grounds are peaceful and lovely,...

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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate any comments received by past guests - good or bad. We will take into consideration all your suggestions. I would like to note, we do purchase high quality linens and rotate quite often. As far as the 10am check out, there is only one person on duty each day with a 4 hour window to clean all the...

Corning, New York
Reviewed 29 November 2011

My husband and I (and our dog) spent a week at Sunshine and enjoyed peace and quiet in clean, friendly surroundings. Our unit had a large open area bed/ living rm/ kitchen (w/ fullsize appliances and microwave!) and bath/ changing area. Everything was clean and comfortable, and we weren't wanting for anything! It's an easy, laid back place, where you...

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Thank you for visiting the Sunshine Island Inn. I appreciate your comments and hope to see you in the future. Jean Property Manager

Bambi2040
Reviewed 14 November 2011

What a great spot! My boyfriend and I chose to stay here for our first trip to Sanibel. Needless to say we will definitely be back, and will be staying here again! Our room was very clean, big (and I believe it was the smallest on the property), with a great efficiency kitchen. The kitchen had all the essentials and...

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mgrsunshineislandinn, Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Sunshine Island Inn. I always take into consideration any comments made by our guests. Sanibel's average rainfall for October is only 3 inches - this year we experienced over 11 inches - and yes the beach path did get a little difficult to navigate. Luckily the rainey season is over and the beach path is...

East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Jean was absolutely wonderful in helping us make our vacation delightful. We stayed with our 2 small dogs, and had the Banyon Beach Cottage. The pool is 2 steps outside the door, and the beach directly across the street. There are many options for walking your dog, both on the paved sidewalks, the neighborhood behind the inn and the beach....

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It was a real pleasure meeting you both and your cute pups. I appreciate your review and hope to see all of you again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You'll discover tropical paradise and island charm at the Sunshine Island Inn. Located in Old Town Sanibel, we are surrounded by lush palms and the natural beauty of the sleepy Sanibel River. Stroll on Sanibel's famous shelling beaches directly across the street or laze comfortably at our Inn's beautifully landscaped pool. The Inn has a variety of accommodations for families, as well as, some that are especially charming for couples and honeymooners. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunshine Island Inn

Address: 642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $231 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunshine Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
Sunshine Island Hotel Sanibel Island
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#16 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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