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West Wind Inn
3 out of 5
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
$150
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.2/5Excellent! (2,004 reviews)

"Property located by a great beach. Center of the island made it a short drive to all attractions. Morning beach walk was awesome. Saw dolphins and pelicans feeding every am. Pool was under repair but owners had two other locations for us to use. This place had an answer to any situation. One small ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

West Wind Inn
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1231 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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$121
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.2/5Excellent! (835 reviews)

"The room keys did not work properly and the required bracelets (with a threat of a $35 charge if lost) were too big. Front desk clerks were not helpful."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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$159
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.2/5Excellent! (1,911 reviews)

"Had a great time. We will recommend Sundial to our friends and family. We will return 😀"…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Sanibel Inn
3 out of 5
937 E Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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$179
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25
4.3/5Excellent! (1,697 reviews)

"Beautiful property extremely pleased with stay. Will be back sooner than later"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

Sanibel Inn
Song of the Sea
3 out of 5
863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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$189
per night
Oct 24 - Oct 25
4.4/5Wonderful! (969 reviews)

"Return visit to Sanibel and decided to try this property. Quiet and serene setting. It was nice to have the resort next door for a drink and a meal when we decided to. The pool and hot tub were great for a break from the beach. The provided beach chairs and umbrellas are put out each day and readily ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Song of the Sea
Waterside Inn on the Beach
2 out of 5
3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
$113
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.3/5Excellent! (411 reviews)

"We had such a lovely stay here even though it was a short two nights. Love how pet friendly all of Sanibel Island is, including Waterside Inn. We will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Waterside Inn on the Beach
Seaside Inn
3 out of 5
541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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$179
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.3/5Excellent! (1,033 reviews)

"Very beautiful and right by the beach. The staff were wonderful and very accommodating. We would definitely go back!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Seaside Inn
Sunset Beach Inn
3 out of 5
3287 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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$179
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4/5Very Good! (1,282 reviews)

"You cannot get any closer to the beach. Great beach access. Older property that could use some updating but worth the price."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Sunset Beach Inn
Island Inn
3 out of 5
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
$159
per night
Oct 23 - Oct 24
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,548 reviews)

"What a great place- we we welcomed with all kinds of things to do and a beautiful room with a stunning view"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Island Inn
Sanibel Arms West Condominiums
3 out of 5
827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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4.6/5Exceptional! (449 reviews)

"We loved the spaciousness of the condo and the proximity to the beach."…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Sanibel Arms West Condominiums
Tarpon Tale Inn
3 out of 5
367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
$119
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.7/5Exceptional! (215 reviews)

"Very nice rustic style property, well appointed rooms, everything you need on site, bikes, beach towels and beach chairs, even a cart to haul it all in. Beach is about a 5 minute walk away. Semi private deck with chairs and umbrella surrounded by palms and local fauna. We were upgraded to a bigger ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Tarpon Tale Inn
Kona Kai Motel
3 out of 5
1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
$99
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.4/5Excellent! (634 reviews)

"It is well located.Great resturant near by great place"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Kona Kai Motel
"fall Special" Receive $100 Refund any Oct /nov Week Booked by Sept 15
4.9/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Lovely return visit

"This is our second time booking with Michele. Her condo is always spotless and comfortable. She’s a great host."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

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Casa Ybel Resort
3.5 out of 5
2255 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel, FL
$319
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.4/5Excellent! (219 reviews)

"This property was clean, staff is excellent, beach is right outside your door. A truly beautiful place."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Casa Ybel Resort
Gulf Breeze Cottages
2 out of 5
1081 Shell Basket Ln., Sanibel, FL
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4.7/5Exceptional! (158 reviews)

"We stayed in cottage number two . Clean and quiet and everything you need. Short walk to the beach . Didn’t Find any good shells maybe it’s that time a year I don’t know. Recommend getting food at a nearby Walmart before crossing the bridge to the island. Overall had a great time"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Gulf Breeze Cottages
Anchor Inn and Cottages
2 out of 5
1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Sanibel, FL
$128
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.1/5Very Good! (358 reviews)

"The power was not working on one side of the room.Very cute and peaceful atmosphere though."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

Anchor Inn and Cottages
Sunshine Island Inn
2.5 out of 5
642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
$99
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.2/5Very Good! (131 reviews)

"We totally loved it. Everything was great, ocation, room, pool, beach access. We cant wait to go back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Sunshine Island Inn
Luxury Remodeled Gulf Front Penthouse + Private Sundeck -
4.8/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Sanibel Stay

"We had such a relaxing stay in this spacious condo right on the beach! The upper deck is a huge plus. And we really enjoyed all the wonderful restaurant options in Sanibel. Do note that the check out time is 10 a.m. even though HomeAway docs state it as 11. David is a great host."…"

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

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Beach Hotels in Sanibel

Known for its beaches and bird watching, Sanibel has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday. With 59 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this relaxing destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you look for a place to stay near the water in Sanibel, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveler reviews.

Waterside Inn on the Beach - 2-star hotel on a private beach. It features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Activities include fishing. Guests love the beach locale and proximity to shopping.

Sunset Beach Inn - 3-star hotel on a private beach. Our travelers recommend its pool and walkable location. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, and free WiFi. Activities include kayaking.

Island Inn - 3-star hotel on a private beach. It features an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and a restaurant. Activities include snorkeling and hiking trails. Guests love the beach locale and pool.

The Parrot Nest - 2-star motel near the beach. Our travelers recommend its central location and spacious rooms. This motel boasts free WiFi, free parking, and beach towels.

Ocean's Reach Condominiums - 3-star condo on the beach. It features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Activities include hiking trails. Guests love the beach locale and comfortable beds.

Planning Your Trip to Sanibel

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 92°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 55°F
  • Driest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average rainfall of 1.94 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, June, July, and September, with an average rainfall of 9.40 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Sanibel

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. If you can't wait to check out the beaches, head to Bowman's Beach or Turner Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Discover the area's island views and bird watching, and make time for local attractions like Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife or Sanibel Historical Village and Museum. Visitors also enjoy Sanibel for its:
  • Wildlife
  • Biking

Getting Around Sanibel

The closest major airport is in Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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