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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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Southwest Florida Regional Airport36 km
Charlotte County Airport56 km
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The Island Inn on Sanibel Island, Florida is the only place to stay. First class views, beautiful beach, comfortable rooms, awesome shelling and true island feel. Love this place and stay here every time we come to Sanibel Island. We have stayed in cabins and...More

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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

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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

The Island Inn is right on the beach. The lady at the front desk warmly greeted us and gave us a personal tour of the property to help us decide which room we would like. She showed us cabins, suites, etc. We chose a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This review is for staying in Kimball Lodge gulfview kitchen suite. I enjoyed the location of the inn we where very close to the beach. The room was clean and we had no real issues with anything but the bed. The king sized bed is...More

Thank HiCountry14
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our 3 night stay in Matthew’s Lodge, just built in Jan. 2108, at the Island Inn was perfect. The top floor suite had a gorgeous gulf view, beautiful furnishings, lovely tile, and great kitchen appliances. The suite was spacious, quiet, and the bed was very...More

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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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"Ask for bottom floor of Kimball lodge so you can walk out of your room right out to beach."
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"Very quiet and extremely comfortable."
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"top floor of Mathews Lodge was unbeatable except for the mattress"
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"Matthews Cottage + all cottages are excellent"
21 Sep 2018
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US$183 - US$332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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