We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sunshine Island Inn

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Sunshine Island Inn
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
There are newer reviews for Sunshine Island Inn
See the most recent reviews
Showing 112: English reviews
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Pleasant cozy place to stay close to everything, just right for a small family. Steve the gentleman that was on duty their very friendly. would definately stay here again. Clean room, clean pool just the right size for a dip. One thing that could be better if they had a fullsize refrigerator.

Thank Gerard s
Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Trying to think of a positive... Here's the bad, maybe I will think of something good by the end. Poor check in, they are converting the office into a room, ? Kitchen: Faucet doesn't move! The frig has broken shelves, the ice maker doesn't work. They painted over (poorly) wall paper! Two wine glasses, lol. Living Room: Wow! the furniture...

1Thank john y
Brewster, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We loved our stay at the Sunshine Island Inn! Our one week escape from the snow on Cape Cod just wasn't enough, so we just booked for three weeks next year. Palm Cottage had everything we needed. Small kitchen, king bed, table, comfortable sofa and chair. The pool is great for an afternoon dip. But the best part is the...

3Thank MacDuff1953
Dearborn, Mi
Reviewed 9 March 2015

If you are a laid back, low maintenance, not too fancy, budget minded traveler, you will like this place. We are staying in the Banyan Room, it is super spacious, has a king bed, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and dining area. 2 doorwalls out to the pool. It's clean, (no mold in the bathrooms as reported in 2013. We like the...

2Thank jdamianlapko
Topeka, Kansas
Reviewed 7 February 2015

My wife and I enjoyed the laid back feeling of this small Inn. Karen was very helpful in assisting us as first timers. Her helper, Steve, was a real plus. We had our small dog with us and the accommodations were great for her. It was a good location for access to the beach where we spent most of our...

2Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved our accommodations at this quaint inn here on Sanibel. Quiet, clean, nice location, comforts of home. Our room was clean and inviting. Affordable. Plan on making this an annual spot on our vacation list. Our stay has been wonderful. Karen was very helpful, and kind to us as first time visitors of the island.

3Thank Melindaannisnothome
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Small 5 unit Sanibel Island Inn across the street from Beach, u-shaped units surround heated pool creating loud echos when children present. Small units with double beds, kitchen and bathrooms designed for 1 person at a time. Parking just outside of units. Inexpensive Island Inn. Friendly staff.

2Thank 1Trader
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 26 May 2014

So we (Husband, wife, 3-month old and a 11y/o black lab) loved the Sunshine Island Inn, in Sanibel. Overall, if you go in knowing what to expect you will not be disappointed. So what should you expect? You should be looking for a beach cabin that is perfect for shaking out you and all of your stuff after a long...

8Thank Defender1324
Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This place was very clean. Karen and her staff were very friendly. We called several times before we arrived and someone always called us back in a timely manner. We arrived late Thursday night and we even received a phone call to check on us. We walked across the street to the beach!! The pool was private and clean. We...

1Thank 50,505
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2014

My husband and I now understand why Sunshine Island Inn was the only place on Sanibel Island that was charging less than $200 per night. The unit we had (Lighthouse) was in terrible condition: broken small window glass, broken screens that did not fit properly in main living room/bedroom and in bathroom, moldy smell in bathroom, unsanitary chipped counter top...

8Thank Marthe S

87 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (70)
Pool/Beach Area (18)
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (30)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (17)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Room/Suite (7)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sanibel Island hotels
2.5 km away
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
#7 of 19 in Sanibel Island
2,152 reviews
1.8 km away
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
#17 of 19 in Sanibel Island
1,233 reviews
0.3 km away
Seaside Inn
Seaside Inn
#11 of 19 in Sanibel Island
652 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.4 km away
West Wind Inn
West Wind Inn
#6 of 19 in Sanibel Island
1,626 reviews
6.7 km away
Waterside Inn on the Beach
Waterside Inn on the Beach
#5 of 19 in Sanibel Island
570 reviews
0.9 km away
Sanibel Inn
Sanibel Inn
#10 of 19 in Sanibel Island
1,253 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Microwave
  • 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 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: RM639 - RM956 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sunshine Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Sunshine Island Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sunshine Island Hotel Sanibel Island
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sunshine Island Inn staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Dade City, Florida, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sunshine Island Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Only 6 rooms I believe”
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.”
SusanKG, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“One of the few economy places on Sanibel. Banyan Room is very large”
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.”
1stjayhawk, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Loved the Coquina”
371CarrieB, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
5 of 5