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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful beach vacation! Perfect location literally steps to the beach! Very clean and comfortable accommodations. Would recommend! Nice quiet location which was very important to us. Amenities included use of kayaks and paddle boards if you are into this, plenty of great shelling on a very Long Beach! Sunrises and sunsets easily viewed from room!

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

Dear Susan, Thank you for sharing your very nice impressions of your stay at Sunset Beach. I'm glad you had a great time and sincerely appreciate your recommending the resort to others. It was our pleasure to have had you as our guest and look forward to seeing you again soon for more sunrises and other great memories! Sincerely, Bill...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had the most amazing time here. Service was impeccable, extras were endless. The place was relaxing and created such a laid back feeling to me. The pool was great and the bikes provided sealed the deal. Can't say enough about this place. I loved it.

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

Dear Shannon, What a nice review of your visit - thank you for sharing! The Sunset Beach Inn team and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and sincerely appreciate your very nice accolades of the resort and the service our staff provided. We hope you'll consider us your only choice when visiting Sanibel and look forward to...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got here March 12th took them 4 hours to get my room ready for me to go in, they had me keep my bags outside with me by the pool. They said the pool was heated it was beyond freezing. this hotel was not something i will come back to. very unhappy. Also pictures on websites DO NOT look...

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

Dear Lauren, I'm so sorry you did not have an enjoyable visit with us. I would very much like to learn more about your visit and see what we can do to renew your trust in us if you wouldn't mind contacting me directly. Please know that it's never our intention to create anything but great, positive memories for our...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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: RM846 - RM2,250 (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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“Stay away from rooms 140 through 145. Those are in the basement.”
 of 5 bubbles WheelingWVMarty, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“3rd floor near the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 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.)”
 of 5 bubbles Libby_travels_alot, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“look for surrounding area hotels that have better customer service which there is West Inn, Sanibel Holiday Inn ISLAND INN much better”
 of 5 bubbles normal563, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“there is a guest laundry room”
 of 5 bubbles 280kh, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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