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Sanibel Island Inn Reviews

5 star rating AMAZING STAY AS USUAL! This Inn is a hidden gem! Glory and Ken at the front desk are amazing! We come here twice a year and even though it is not the same since the hurricane, the ocean water was warm and inviting and just steps from our room. More restaurants are opening every... read more
Jeanine R 9/20/2023
positive review  We loved being back on Sanibel Island. The Island Inn made it happen! It was simply amazing that they were able to rebuild so quickly after Ian. The accommodations were fantastic! The staff was awesome. Shout to Glory - she was the best host.... read more
Rick A. 8/11/2023
5 star rating Relaxing paradise! What a gem. Absolutely beautiful place? The room was fantastic. Very large with a large kitchen. Very comfortable. Just like I imagine dreamy beach house would be. The beach was right there with complimentary umbrellas and chairs. Service was fantastic. We were there only a day (but what a... read more
Asiajensen 8/07/2023
5 star rating Still Paradise!! Our first visit post hurricane Ian , although it was very emotional to see the island so different, it definitely is and will always be paradise. We love the Island Inn and have created so many memories and look forward to creating many more. The staff is awesome , from... read more
Evelyn 8/02/2023
5 star rating The Island Inn was AWESOME! We had an amazing week and an AWESOME experience at the Island Inn! Booking, check-in and check-out was easy and everyone was so friendly and helpful! The room was clean and spacious and housekeeping was exceptional. You can definitely still see traces of Ian, but the Island... read more
ladymedic3 7/23/2023
5 star rating Amazing Accommodations Amazing renovations since Hurricane Ian. Very nice, attentive staff . A special shout out to John who puts the umbrellas out every morning and in every afternoon, and, anything else that needs to be done. Easy check in and check out was nice. The staff’s helpful, positive attitude poured over... read more
Shirley P 7/21/2023
5 star rating Piece of paradise The accommodation was excellent. Spacious, full kitchen, full refrigerator and freezer, microwave, stove. Beds were amazingly comfortable with excellent and extra pillows. There was a screened in porch with a table where you could watch the water, or use the grill, or just count your... read more
edrewes1 7/17/2023
5 star rating Wonderful Post-Ian Visit at The Island Inn!!! We just returned from our first post-Ian stay on Sanibel. We have been regular visitors to the island for 20 years and were very excited and happy to be able to return to the Island and support the local businesses. This was our first stay at The Island Inn and... read more
Lisa C 7/12/2023
5 star rating Magical One of the most relaxing vacations we’ve had in a long time. Went to Sanibel for a few days to celebrate our anniversary and the Island Inn could not have been a more perfect spot! Is there left over storm damage on the island, yes. ... read more
Kathy R 6/15/2023
5 star rating Great to be back on Sanibel after Hurricane Ian We had been wanting to help Sanibel in their recovery after Hurricane Ian. When the opportunity to book a room at the Island Inn became available, we were grateful to be able to return and help in the recovery by spending tourist dollars. We stayed 4 nights last... read more
James J 5/24/2023
5 star rating Island Inn still a gem! I love Sanibel Island so much that I was willing to return to it post-Hurricane Ian. And so, when an opportunity to stay at Island Inn opened up, I grabbed it. I am so happy--and lucky--that I did. From the minute I made my reservation with fabulous... read more
Martha M 5/07/2023
positive review  Amazing large room! Very clean and very nice staff!!! Loved it there and highly recommend.
Minette C. 5/04/2023
positive review  We’ve been coming to The Island Inn for years and couldn’t wait to get back! The staff were friendly as always. We stayed in Mathews which was perfect. The grounds were obviously damaged by Ian but the view was still beautiful and the shelling was amazing - can’t wait to... read more
Laura S. 4/29/2023
5 star rating Island Inn - Sanibel Island With all the hurricane damage, Island Inn was awesome They were welcoming and really appreciated your support. The Sharkey building is where we stayed. It has been completely redone and beautiful. Lots of the resort has been torn down and one building is still standing with... read more
Cynthia50 4/19/2023
positive review  My husband and I stayed at the Island Inn a couple of weeks ago and we were very impressed with how helpful and appreciative the front desk staff was. Our studio room was beautiful, extremely clean, and roomier than we expected! We had the beach... read more
Tracy W. 4/16/2023
5 star rating Seashells! Seashells by the bucket full! Had the beach virtually to ourselves. Staff were friendly and stay was clean and quaint. The island is still recovering. Some restaurants and a grocery are open but for more variety you must cross the causeway. Much if the foliage is disabled from the hurricane... read more
ShannahMary 4/12/2023
positive review  I am a frequent Sanibel visitor, but just had my first stay on the island since Ian at the Island Inn. I was a bit hesitant to go with the rebuild happening, but, I’m so glad I did. From the moment we arrived at the property until the... read more
Melanie C. 3/27/2023
5 star rating Serene spot to appreciate Sanibel The Island Inn suites are wonderful! These lovely, spacious accommodations include large screened porches furnished with table, chairs and comfy Adirondacks a perfect place to relax with one's morning coffee or to watch lightening over the Gulf. The Matthews lodge building survived Hurricane Ian with barely a... read more
Iowa_is_my_home 1/01/2023
5 star rating First-class people, even AFTER Hurricane Ian We are so sad about what happened to the Island Inn during Hurricane Ian. The whole island was devastated, and the Island Inn--right on the ocean--was not spared. We had reservations for exactly when Ian hit. Obviously, that wasn't going to happen. But what did happen surprised me... read more
4allisons 11/01/2022
positive review  Island Inn is always the first place we call when we're considering SW FLORIDA as our vacation destination. Their staff are awesome always ready to assist, the grounds are as beautiful as the rooms and its location to the beach is fall out the door close. Oh did I fail... read more
Barry P. 9/15/2022
5 star rating Great stay From booking, to emailing before arrival with questions, to check in, to the experience during the stay, and lastly to check out, everything was perfect and we felt taken care of. The staff we met everywhere on property was so kind. Impressive customer service. Everything was clean. We never... read more
theresatZ7601SD 9/07/2022
5 star rating Perfect stay This is a return visit here not altered at all still amazing. Check in fantastic staff very friendly and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Housekeeping very thorough and again nothing to much trouble. Great place directly on beach with great facilities. On site laundry and restaurant. Brilliant stay
maureen b 9/05/2022
positive review  Wonderful Inn with a great staff.
Dianne H. 9/04/2022
5 star rating Amazing hotel was reasonable in Sanibel standards). I have been in 5-stars hotels, and have never seen such amazing attentiom to details-they provide you all you can think of to make your vacation enjoyable. The island is beautiful, the location is great. Great beach adjacent footsteps from the rooms. Amazing balcony with... read more
725eranl 9/03/2022
5 star rating The best place on earth (in Sanibel!) I have been here many times, stayed at both the Kimball lodge in the one bedrooms, in the kitchenettes, and in the Matthew's lodge and every one has been perfect for the situation. This place makes me so happy. It is always so clean, and beautiful. Our... read more
Chiquita433 8/28/2022
5 star rating Another wonderful Anniversary stay As always we had a wonderful stay at our favorite getaway in Sanibel. We usually stay in the Matthew Lodge but this time we stayed in Kimball. Our room, 523, was steps away from the beach. It wasn’t what we were used to at Matthew but it was still... read more
BBMMOldBridge 8/25/2022
5 star rating Paradise Found Had the absolute pleasure of spending a week-end at the Island Inn, and was simply blown away. My room was modern, perfectly appointed, quiet, spacious and extremely comfortable. The staff was incredible, the resort restaurant and amenities amazing... I want to move there! Actually... found out they do long term... read more
337christinc 8/24/2022
5 star rating Paridise This was our second year here and loved it even more than the first time! They make you feel at home! Service from the front desk , housekeeping , maintenance and restaurant top of the line! Can’t wait till next year!
Trogers22 8/20/2022
5 star rating Excellent Value, Staff and Beach My friend of 51 years and I always celebrate our tween birthdays. This year we went to Island Inn and the experience was excellent. While we got the smallest room they had due to cost constraints it was a lovely room for the price. The property is... read more
MinayaSusan 8/01/2022
positive review  My sisters and I have a sisters trip to Sanibel Island every year and we always reserve one of the cottages at the Island Inn. It's the perfect place for a relaxing quiet week at the beach. The rooms and grounds are beautiful and super clean. The entire... read more
Patricia A. 7/30/2022
5 star rating 4th Time to Sanibel = 4th Stay Here! A bit of a broken record here but…clean, steps from the beach, not crowded, updated gas grills, beach chairs, umbrellas, wonderful hospitality, maintenance, and cleaning staff. There is nothing that the staff won’t do for you and do it right away. There are also a wide variety of room types... read more
5glenng 7/29/2022
5 star rating Wonderful Island Inn Vacation My sisters and I love the Island Inn! We have a Sisters Trip to Sanibel Island every spring and we always stay at the Island Inn. We love the Phister Cottage and try to reserve it every year. The Island Inn is absolutely wonderful. It is... read more
Patricams 7/28/2022
5 star rating "Awesome Location For My Sanibel Vacation" Recently had the opportunity to stay at the Island Inn, Sanibel...first time actually. The minute I walked in the main office I felt like I had been staying there for years. The staff was very friendly and I was immediately acknowledged and assisted by a wonderful employee named Kathy.... read more
AlwaysStarving 7/27/2022
positive review  Traveled more than 2 hours for the Surf &Turf, Need I say more. Outstanding ❤️
Vince L. 7/09/2022
positive review  Good family beach vacation spot. Has full kitchens in room. Stop at local grocery store before you arrive. They have lots of precooked foods available along with an espresso bar…
William S. 7/09/2022
positive review  What an absolutely wonderful place to stay! It was so clean, and inviting! We had the best time! I’m kind of a condo/hotel snob, because cleanliness matters a lot to me! This place was immaculate! The staff is wonderful! I would stay here again and again!
Dawn W. 6/30/2022
4 star rating Great stay Second time to Sanibel. The Island Inn was fantastic. The room was clean. I had a gulfroom suite that really overlooked the gulf. Room was a little smaller than I thought. I was traveling with an infant so that was probably my error. Great... read more
Jasonhughes412 6/30/2022
5 star rating Best Choice for friendly resort Couldn't be happier with this resort. Organized a family reunion and after much research and visiting the Island Inn in Sanibel, it was a 'no brainer'Brainer'. It was perfect! My entire family, who came from many different states, were very pleased. The staff, the cleanliness,... read more
KristieB200 6/09/2022
5 star rating Our third time.... We like to visit different places, but keep finding ourselves back at Island Inn. The suites in Matthews Lodge are so nice, the porches are a highlight. The beach is lovely and uncrowded, the staff is warm and friendly, and its Sanibel! Good shelling, good sunsets,... read more
lemstar 6/02/2022
5 star rating Wonderful Hotel, most relaxing vacation ever First time on Sanibel Island. The Island Inn was just fabulous. Our room, #247 in Kimball, was steps from the beach. I LOVED it. Room was a nice size, and the screened in porch was wonderful. Location of the hotel was great, not far away from anything (you do need... read more
justmitype 5/26/2022
5 star rating Great time at Island Inn We love it at the Island Inn and plan to come yearly! The grounds and amenities are perfect. The staff is very accommodating and the suites are roomy and modern. Conveniently located to everything! Beach is clean and never too crowded.
SanibelNow 5/12/2022
positive review  Everything about our stay was wonderful! We will definitely come back and stay here again.
Bobby P. 5/08/2022
5 star rating Sister getaway This was our second time staying here. It was our sister weekend and yet it again it was top notch. The room was amazing. Only complain was the water in the tub didn’t go down very quickly. We were steps from the beach and enjoyed every... read more
Cheri G 5/01/2022
5 star rating My Favorite Place on Earth! I stayed at the Kimball Lodge in 2017 and could not stop thinking about the Island Inn on Sanibel Island since then - so, I decided to "splurge" and stay in the new Matthews Lodge this year from 04/25/2022 - 05/01/2022 - I loved it! I was so impressed... read more
lisa renee 5/01/2022
5 star rating Another great vacation at the Island Inn. We have stayed here multiple times over the years and the resort was just as wonderful as always. First time in the Starkey Lodge for us - the room was perfect with a large bathroom, a nice kitchen, a screened porch facing the Gulf, and plenty of room. ... read more
Glickkman 5/01/2022
5 star rating 5 nights in may 2022 1.A great location, close to beach. 2.Love that they set up umbrellas. 3. Very helpful at check in. 4. Nice room in kimbell lodg room 268. nice screened in porch with view of gulf. 5. Everything clean 6. Liked having the (very nice) housekeeping woman on hall each day, but... read more
Sueholm 5/01/2022
5 star rating Perfect. Simply Perfect! We reserved the Sandpiper and Seagrape cottages for our family. From check in to check out everything was perfect!! From the grounds to the rooms, such a beautiful and clean resort. Very peaceful here and the beach is just beautiful. The Island Inn has thought of everything, and it shows.... read more
719Nancy 5/01/2022
5 star rating Centrally located, classic island feel We've stayed here several times, great spot just yards from the beach, with a good restaurant, Traditions, that has a comfortable feel of old Florida. Beach walking and shelling are highlights -- and if you rent a bicycle to access other must-see spots like the world-famous Ding Darling Wildlife... read more
ONEderfulworld 4/15/2022
5 star rating We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Sanibel! We just returned from a 5 night stay, our third visit since November. My husband and I stayed in Starky Lodge, and our son and his family in Kimball. Our large kitchen and big screened in porch was perfect, and the grandchildren had a blast running back and forth to... read more
M9420HEjoanneh 4/15/2022
5 star rating Gorgeous The inn is perfect for folks who just want to sit on the beach, read, and relax. An easy walk to the beach, where your umbrella has been planted for you, the view is stellar. The rooms are clean, spartan, but with a fully equipped kitchen, and the screened... read more
Phillip S 4/14/2022
5 star rating Paradise on Sanibel So beautiful and relaxing! Staff very friendly and accommodating. The room was roomy and so clean. We had view of the beach and water. Just waking u to drink coffee in the morning on patio was great. Helped melt away the winter blues. Wish we didn't have to leave.
faiths626 4/05/2022
5 star rating Perfect cottage for us. Felt like we were on the beach! We had the most wonderful stay in Matthews Cottage. With all of the windows and natural light, it felt like we were truly on the beach! We were close to the beach and the pool and everything else we could ask for. We had two private parking spots. The kitchen... read more
MBinVA_10 4/02/2022
5 star rating Beautiful Resort With a Laid Back Vibe The room was clean and comfortable and all amenities were in good shape and well kept. All staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again in the future. Family friendly as well.
Kelly P 4/01/2022
5 star rating Great Family Vacation We just returned from the Island Inn and loved everything about it! It's small, quiet and also kid friendly! The staff is so very friendly and helpful. I found the most incredible shells on my sunrise walks which was a huge bonus! I would definitely recommend this hotel and hope... read more
MereRichey 4/01/2022
5 star rating We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Sanibel! We just returned from a 5 night stay, our third visit since November. My husband and I stayed in Starky Lodge, and our son and his family in Kimball. Our large kitchen and big screened in porch was perfect, and the grandchildren had a blast running back and forth to... read more
Joanne H 4/01/2022
5 star rating Centrally located, classic island feel We've stayed here several times, great spot just yards from the beach, with a good restaurant, Traditions, that has a comfortable feel of old Florida. Beach walking and shelling are highlights -- and if you rent a bicycle to access other must-see spots like the world-famous Ding Darling Wildlife... read more
peter and jeanne 4/01/2022
5 star rating Gorgeous The inn is perfect for folks who just want to sit on the beach, read, and relax. An easy walk to the beach, where your umbrella has been planted for you, the view is stellar. The rooms are clean, spartan, but with a fully equipped kitchen, and the screened... read more
Phillip S 4/01/2022
5 star rating Paradise on Sanibel So beautiful and relaxing! Staff very friendly and accommodating. The room was roomy and so clean. We had view of the beach and water. Just waking u to drink coffee in the morning on patio was great. Helped melt away the winter blues. Wish we didn't have to leave.
Travelgirl 4/01/2022
5 star rating Another great trip !! The Island Inn is perfect if you were looking for a peaceful and quiet vacation. Having come here for years we have always found the Accommodations to be immaculate, beautifully decorated and the grounds are beautiful! The ISLAND INN has built a wonderful community of long time loyal visitors who... read more
Y7366QI 1/27/2022
positive review  The Island Inn was a perfect destination for my husband’s birthday getaway celebration! The Inn was clean and the staff was so attentive, friendly, and informative. Our room had its own balcony to enjoy, looking at the water, the sunrises, and sunsets were breathtaking! The birthday dinner was at the... read more
Kathy R. 1/21/2022