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Island Inn

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Voted "Best Inn on the Island," the Island Inn, with its combination of old Florida cottages & modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling in the area. Serving guests since 1895, the Island Inn is the oldest, and newest, hotel on Sanibel. In 2018, the Inn opened the doors to the first new hotel building on Sanibel in nearly 40 years, Matthews Lodge, which offers 12 Gulf View Luxury Suite accommodations. Our mix of 49 accommodations are made up of five different hotel room types & cottages for couples, families, groups. All rooms have refrigerator, microwave & coffee making facilities & many have full kitchens. Guests of the Inn experience crisp, white linens on comfortable beds, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV's, DVD/CD players, iPhone docking stations & large screened porches with views of the Gulf. This serene setting is where the sound of the waves rolling onto the Sanibel shores can be heard 24hrs a day, 7 days a week!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast included
Public Wifi
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Southwest Florida Regional Airport36 km
Charlotte County Airport56 km
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and kids recently spent 3 nights at the Island Inn and it was by far the highlight of our trip. We had a room in the Matthews Lodge and would definitely recommend this property for accommodations for any visit to Sanibel. From the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Though I remembered loving Sanibel Island as a child, I hadn't been back in nearly 30 years - until we were invited to join friends for a quick weekend getaway. The property is DIRECTLY on the beach and every room is within easy walking distance...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Fishingflats, General Manager at Island InnResponded 19 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Island Inn, we appreciate your detailed review! We're happy you were comfortable in your Kimball Lodge room as well as your friends in one of our cottages and enjoyed the amenities of the Inn. Sounds like it...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My Sister Janis who lives in Horsham, West Sussex England, came to visit me and we booked four nights in the Resort. The newly remodeled areas, rooms, and upgrades, enhanced our visit. We are very impressed with the changes, upgrades, and new look of some...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed at the IslandInn/Kimball Lodge a couple of times and will continue to come back. Nice clean rooms, great beach, and a super location. Bike trails right across the street. Grounds are well kept and staff are asking if everything is just right.

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a return trip to the Island Inn for our wedding anniversary, and it continues to be perfection. The new lodge is beautiful. You can hear the surf from your patio. There are plenty of beach chairs available and the staff goes out of...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Fishingflats | Property representative |
To answer your question, things have vastly improved over the last few days on Island Inn's beach! The best way to see how current conditions are is by viewing the Inn's live beach cam on their home page. Mote Marine... More
12 January 2018|
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Response from ta_user_06152018 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is really no central area on Sanibel. It’s more like there are “pockets” around the island. Huge estates in one area, many different small shopping centers that contain restaurants and then a couple of different... More
22 May 2017|
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Response from unicornlovie | Reviewed this property |
All the rooms have a Gulf view, however none are"directly " on the water. This is mostly because there is a protected barrier of beach vegetation; grasses, sea oats, various other native plants. This is true of the entire... More
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"Suite offer full kichen and the best views."
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"We stayed in room 215. Overlooks the beach."
3 weeks ago
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"Choose an upper floor room for a better view of the ocean."
3 weeks ago
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"Ask for bottom floor of Kimball lodge so you can walk out of your room right out to beach."
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US$139 - US$341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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