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Island Inn

  • 3111 West Gulf Dr. Map It
  • Sanibel


  • Right on the beach
  • Free breakfast
  • Laundry facilities


  • Minimum stays in season
  • Furniture and bathrooms are dated in some units

Published 09/17/2015

Fodor's Review

Choose from your own cottage on the beach, or take your pick from six different styles of modernized hotel rooms at the most established inn on Sanibel. The inn was built in 1895 as the home of Will and Harriet Matthews, whose love of entertaining turned this place into the sought-after resort that it is today. Value-enthusiasts will be happy here because there's no resort fee and most everything is included, like tennis, shuffleboard, a heated pool, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and beach chairs. If you want to spend some of your hard-earned money for dinner, do try the restaurant, Traditions on the Beach. It's worth it.

Hotel Information


3111 West Gulf Dr., Sanibel, Florida, 33957, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • 42 rooms; 7 cottages
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 09/17/2015

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