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Tice, Florida
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I found this a GREAT PLACE...quiet, nice pool, nice workers, clean, nice, short walk to beach but overall very nice...even has back lagoon area....very nice grounds. On east end of Sanibel Island...near many stores and restaurants...has microwave, small fridge

Thank FortMyersRecycler
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We have stayed in every room at the Inn. It is a wonderful, quiet place. The pool is literally right outside your room door. The décor is very inviting and the staff is very charismatic. I consider them family! It's just a slight walk to the gulf! Enjoy!

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Charming 'Old Florida' beach cottages. The price is right and you are right across the street from the beach. The rooms are rustic, but very comfortable and most of your time should be spent at beach or pool! They offer boat slips and you are only a few minutes off the intercoastal waterway. Steve was very helpful getting us parked...

Thank Tim N
Albany, New York
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We stayed in the Lighthouse Suite. When we arrived, we noticed that there was an outdoor eating area with a charcoal grill. The room was large with two comfortable beds, a futon, table and chairs and a very small kitchen. Sliding glass doors led to the pool, which was very welcoming after a day at the beach. Across the street...

Thank SusanKG
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Great location... You can't beat being across the street from the gorgeous beach and so close to area shops and sites. The Lighthouse is a short bike ride away. That's the way to see this island and Billy's bike rentals has the monopoly on that, but they deliver and pick up, so no complaints there. We stayed in the Tropical...

2Thank Andrea E
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I go to Sunshine Island Inn quite often just to get away from Fort Myers. I take my business files my computer I work a little in the day enjoy the pool and the peacefulness in the evenings it's a piece of old Florida. I would honestly live there if I could it has all the conveniences you need Wi-Fi...

1Thank prime34607
Dearborn, Mi
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This is a two star place, it's nothing fancy. But they do a good job at it. Yes, the walls are thin, the decor is older, the internet is spotty, but it's clean and safe and friendly, and bug free inside. If you don't require a "resort" type place, just a room with a little pool and a fishing canal...

Thank jdamianlapko
Reviewed 22 February 2016

We went for a long weekend and picked the Sunshine Island Inn due to cost and amenities. We stayed in the Banyan Suite and were very please with the comfortable bed and large layout. Plenty of room for 2, with full kitchen, large living room and 2 baths. We went to the fish market in Ft. Meyers (right on the...

Thank 1stjayhawk
East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Do not waste your money on this room...we stayed here years ago in another suite and it was OK..I had no idea that we would have such a nasty room this time. The absentee owner needs to upgrade this place and quit cheaping out. I will not return here...It gave me a real trust issue that they would rent this...

1Thank rooster2016
kcee_07, General Manager at Sunshine Island Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your bad experience. I am not sure where you stayed on a previous visit years go however the Lighthouse has been the same size since this place was built. The same bathroom is small but this is a efficiency room which is a hotel like room with a 2 burner stove and small refrig....

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This had a perfect location and amenities for our girl's getaway. There was plenty of space in the room for lounging, sleeping, and a well stocked kitchen for your cooking needs. Although it wasn't beach front, it had beach access, and you could reach the water within a 3 minute walk. It was cozy, affordable, and clean.

Thank Carrie B

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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7102
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: RM732 - RM1,456 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Only 6 rooms I believe”
 of 5 bubbles FortMyersRecycler, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are priced according to size. Tropical Paradise room is the most private. It is a two room suite.”
 of 5 bubbles SusanKG, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“One of the few economy places on Sanibel. Banyan Room is very large”
 of 5 bubbles jdamianlapko, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We loved the size of the Banyan room. Also, dogs are welcome. Made a new friend, Dunkin, while visiting.”
 of 5 bubbles 1stjayhawk, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Loved the Coquina”
 of 5 bubbles 371CarrieB, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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