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The Lower Gulf Coast Hotels

'Tween Waters Inn

Pros

  • Great views
  • Lots of water-sports options
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Beach is across the road

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Besides its great beach-to-bay location, this inn has historic value and in 2011 was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In the 1930s, Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist and conservationist "Ding" Darling, namesake of Sanibel's refuge, stayed in the historic cottages here, which are the most charming of the property's accommodations. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife of famed aviator Charles, also stayed in one of the cottages while authoring her book Gifts from the Sea. Today, water-sports enthusiasts especially like the rentals and charters at the marina. Couples and families are at home in the beautiful multibedroom units with kitchen facilities and updated furnishings. On-site dining options include The Old Captiva House, Oasis pool bar, and Crow's Nest lounge. The Spa at 'Tween Waters Inn is full-service and a welcome indulgence.

Hotel Information

Address:

Captiva Dr., Captiva, Florida, 33924, USA

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Phone:

239-472–5161; 800-223–5865

Hotel Details:

  • 48 rooms, 24 studios, 41 1-bedroom suites, 4 2-bedroom suites, 2 3-bedroom suites, 19 cottages
  • Breakfast

Updated 05/12/2014

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Apr 6, 2010

'Tween Waters Inn Review

Great location, beautiful beach. Rooms are very basic (to the point of being shabby). The property is in need of a face-lift. This, together with a very unhelpful staff makes this hotel very bad value for money. The restaurants are decent, with good standards and service. I would not return to this establishment.

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Dec 21, 2007

Very Relaxing

My wife and I just returned from a six night stay at 'Tween Waters. We stayed in a cottage with a view of the Gulf. It was off-season (just before Christmas) and quiet. The cottages have recently been renovated and were very nice. Ours included a range, full size fridge, microwave, sink, all plates and utensils. Atmosphere at the inn is very quaint and tropical. Captiva itself is very unspoiled. The beach was beautiful. The staff was very

friendly and helpful. The accomodations include a nice continental breakfast. You can't beat being able to watch the sun set over the Gulf - everyone comes out to watch. The Old Captiva House Restaurant was top notch - expensive, but worth it. Crows Nest Bar had an interesting crowd and live music most nights. All in all, a great experience; we plan to return next year. Also, they are dog friendly.

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