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Sunshine Island Inn

Motel with outdoor pool, near Sanibel Island Southern Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, 33957, FL, United States of America
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Close to beach and with a lovely pool and good in-room facilities. Accommodation was…

    Jul 27, 2018

  • Room was all new and updated and clean. Nice quiet , low key place.

    Jul 7, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Walkable
Easy parking
Convenient
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 6 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry

For families

  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

What’s around

  • Sanibel Island Southern Beach - 19-minute walk
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse - 27-minute walk
  • Periwinkle Way - 17-minute walk
  • Sanibel Island Northern Beach - 17-minute walk
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center - 24-minute walk
  • Bailey's Beach - 26-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Banyan)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Tropical Paradise)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Kitchen (The Palm)
  • Double Room (Lighthouse)
  • Studio, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette (Coquina)
  • Efficiency, 1 queen bed (Castway)
  • Motel room, 1 queen bed (Heron Hideaway)

Location

642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, 33957, FL, United States of America
  • Sanibel Island Southern Beach - 19-minute walk
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse - 27-minute walk
  • Periwinkle Way - 17-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Sanibel Island Southern Beach - 19-minute walk
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse - 27-minute walk
  • Periwinkle Way - 17-minute walk
  • Sanibel Island Northern Beach - 17-minute walk
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center - 24-minute walk
  • Bailey's Beach - 26-minute walk
  • Dunes Golf and Tennis Club - 33-minute walk
  • Causeway Islands Park B - 45-minute walk
  • Causeway Islands Beach - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Bowman's Beach - 9.3 mi / 14.9 km

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) 37-min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 6 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email 10 days before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach towels

Services

  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

Small print

Also known as

  • Sunshine Island Inn Sanibel
  • Sunshine Island Inn
  • Sunshine Island Sanibel
  • Sunshine Island Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Sunshine Island Inn Motel
  • Sunshine Island Inn Sanibel
  • Sunshine Island Inn Motel Sanibel

Optional extras

Housekeeping is offered for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per stay

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: 3 per cent of room rate

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Sunshine Island Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gramma Dots (13-min walk), Lighthouse Cafe (15-min walk) and Sweet Melissa's Cafe (2 mi).
  • No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but The Big M Casino (20-min drive) is nearby.
  • Sunshine Island Inn has an outdoor pool and a picnic area.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hidden Jem

    What a great little place. We stayed in the Banyan room and found it clean and comfortable. Check-in was a super breeze. They even had beach accessories for you. Pool was clean and the place was overall well kept. This is NOT a resort, so there were mostly families on this side of the island. The water, wildlife, and shelling are exceptional. The beaches were clean and it seemed to us that everyone was doing a great job cleaning up after themselves and being careful about the wildlife. Saw dolphins, rays, marsh rabbits, Iguana, countless bird species and fish. The shelling was incredible; (always throw the live ones back!). Kudos to the Sunshine Island caretakers; they really nailed it for us. We can't wait to return!

    roger, 3 night trip, Jun 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent stay!

    I was a little skeptical when we arrived. Had an issue getting the key as it is not staffed 24/7 (which was clearly detailed beforehand in emails and at the hotel). Once we got into the bungalow, I was blown away! It was impeccably clean. Plates, utensils etc for 2 in small kitchenette. Beach towels, chairs etc were all available for use. Pool looked very inviting, however, with a 3-5 minute walk, we opted to spend our time at the beach. Having laundry on site was another wonderful feature. Our contact with the owners was very pleasant. They gave us a bottle of champagne because of the confusion at check in and great restaurant suggestions when we asked. Castaway is only big enough for 2, but if you are looking for a relaxing, chill get away, this is definitely it! If you want 24/7 housekeeping service etc, this probably isn't the place for you. We will be back!

    Jennifer, 4 night trip, May 31, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Peaceful stay.

    Nice stay. Quiet and peaceful. Close to town for dinner and shopping.

    Amy, 2 night trip with friends, May 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Overall we were pleased, but maintenance was a bit spotty. The bathroom in our cabin was not in great condition. The kitchen could have been better equipped.

    15 night trip, Feb 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Not as nice as last year

    This is our second visit staying at the Sunshine Island Inn. Last year it was great, but this year was a disappointment. There is no housekeeping available which we knew, but we used to have access to clean linens and replacement soap and toilet paper, but this year we had to track down a staff member (who was typically only on property for a few hours a day), so they could give us clean towels or a new bar of soap. This proved to be very inconvenient bc we had to plan our day around changing our linens. Another issue is that they allow smoking around the pool, and each room has a sliding door that opens to the pool deck, so when someone was smoking out there, we couldn’t have our door open. Overall, this place is clean and well located on the island.

    Lauren, 10 night trip, Feb 6, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We will return

    The best comment I can make is that we will most likely stay here again. It is right across the street from the beach. The pool was small but it was a great way to cool off after being at the beach during the day. The room size was average except for the bathroom which was very small. Parking for each unit is clearly marked and good. They have 2 kayaks that you can take out which is a cool plus. Overall a good stay.

    James M, 4 night trip, Oct 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Vacation! Relaxing pool and good bed. Renovated, very nice

    2 night romance trip, Sep 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect spot.

    This cute little place was nestled in just the right spot. The beach was a 5 minute walk or the Causeway Park was a short 5 minute drive to watch the sunset. Our room was very clean and we had all we needed for our 4 night stay. We will make this an annual getaway, for sure.

    Elizabeth, 3 night trip, Jul 6, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Accomodations get 4/5 stars and customer service gets one star. This is a very small quaint hotel. Pool was great, wifi was solid. We were supposed to be in the Banyan room and they called two hours before check in saying they moved us to Castaway which is too small. I accidently booked the room for one adult rather than 2 adults 2 kids. So i can see why they thought the Castawsy would work, but nevertheless that was not the room i booked and they acted as if it were no big deal to move us. I was told the AC went out, but someone was in there painting as well and there appeared to be a different guest in there the second night. I was not offered any compensation despite moving to a smaller room with no freezer and mini fridge rather than a full sized kitchen. Long and the short of it is if you sent care about customer service and have flexible expectations this is an okay place to stay, but if you want what you paid for look elsewhere. We did get to see a manatee in the canal behind the hotel so that was super cool, but I'd still stay elsewhere if given another chance.

    2 night trip, Jul 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    quiet and nice

    We moved to the Lighthouse room because the Castaway was nice, but a little tight for us. The management is very accommodating and we love the self serve service for towels. There are beach chairs and one umbrella for use and a trail to the beach across the street. Nice and quiet too. Wonderful stay.

    Deborah, 5 night trip, Mar 12, 2020

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