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Wondering what the best hotel Sanibel has to offer is? The Island Inn was recently awarded the 2022 ‘Best Hotel & Inn’ on Sanibel & Captiva islands in an annual polling of area visitors & residents completed by the Sanibel Captiva Islander.

Established in 1895 as the 1st hotel on Sanibel & Captiva and having undergone recent multi-million dollar renovations, the Island Inn quintessentially combines old Florida Charm with modern accommodations and amenities.

Guests of the Island Inn enjoy 550ft of pristine, private access beach with arguably the world’s best shelling, a heated outdoor pool steps from the Gulf of Mexico, on-site bicycle, kayak & paddleboards, laundry facilities, tennis, volleyball & shuffleboard courts, free wireless internet in-room and throughout the property and much more. In addition to unrivaled beach access and an abundance of amenities, Island Inn guests exclusively enjoy a daily guided beach walk with a marine biologist from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. General Manager, Chris Davison stated, “It is a great honor to the Island Inn and it’s over century-long list of guests and friends to be presented with such a distinguished award.  Here at the Inn we think of our staff, our guests and our community as family, so being recognized by such an honorable group is truly humbling. ”

When asked why they chose the Island Inn among such a well-respected group of accommodation options on Sanibel and Captiva, voters commented on the Inn’s highly desired low density, which provides a peaceful and relaxing stay during any season.  Voters also valued the onsite and award-winning Traditions on the Beach Restaurant, Bar & Lounge and repeatedly mentioned its well-executed modern cuisine, done with a Sanibel style.  Hotel guests also listed exceptional cleanliness, local knowledge, friendliness of staff and no resort fees as being top reasons to choose the Island Inn.


About Island Inn

Built in 1895, the Island Inn is the most established Inn on Sanibel and Captiva. The Gulf front Inn has been updated to accommodate a relaxing stay in a charming, historical atmosphere with modern comforts and amenities.  All rooms, suites, and cottages are equipped with Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s, DVD players, updated bathrooms, many units have a full kitchen, and all come standard with a refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. The spacious rooms and cottages feature large screened porches with views of the Gulf. The Island Inn also features 550 feet of pristine beach, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, lounge , bar and award-winning restaurant, Traditions on the Beach.

Cherished Memories, Modern Comforts – Enjoy It All at the Island Inn.