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3 out of 5
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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$159
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.2/5Excellent! (1,903 reviews)

"Everything you need is available there. The property is kept in pristine condition."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
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3 out of 5
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
$108
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.2/5Excellent! (2,006 reviews)

"Peaceful, quiet, great views, clean! The distance to get to everything was perfect. Loved riding the bikes the hotel provided. The landscape was also very pretty and the price was excellent."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

West Wind Inn
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3 out of 5
937 E Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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$179
per night
Sep 26 - Sep 27
4.3/5Excellent! (1,693 reviews)

"Beautiful, clean and bike tours amazing .. eco and kayak tours also wonderful"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Sanibel Inn
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3 out of 5
1231 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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$149
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.2/5Excellent! (809 reviews)

"Hotel is older, not renovated ! It is steps away from the ocean and we enjoyed that very much. Very quiet! Staff is friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Sanibel Island Beach Resort
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3 out of 5
541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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$179
per night
Oct 1 - Oct 2
4.3/5Excellent! (1,025 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
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4.6/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Nice house and pool area

"The house and pool area were beautiful , but the outside yard was somewhat unkempt. There were 11 of us ranging in age from 6 years to 74. There was plenty of room for everyone and the bathrooms were especially nice. Overall we had a good experience. The one thing we did not like at all was that ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2019

White Shell Hideaway
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3 out of 5
827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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4.6/5Exceptional! (444 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Sanibel Arms West Condominiums
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3 out of 5
845 E Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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4.7/5Exceptional! (215 reviews)

"The place is amazing! We loved the gardens and beach area."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Sanibel Moorings Condo Resort
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4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
Ready to book again

"This property is amazing and felt like home away from home. This was our first time renting a home and not staying in a hotel and Michelle made the whole process start to finish amazing ! Can not wait to rent again next year!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

"fall Special" Receive $100 Refund any Oct /nov Week Booked by Sept 15
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3 out of 5
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
$129
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,535 reviews)

"Very relaxing! Very clean and the staff was fantastic!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Island Inn
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3.5 out of 5
1246 Fulgur St, Sanibel, FL
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4.5/5Wonderful! (129 reviews)

"Great place!! Would stay here again! Beautiful view, great beach, super clean!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

Sanibel Siesta on the Beach
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5/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Wonderful place to stay in Sanabel

"Leslie and Jim go out of their way to make the Shell Basket Lane home - a home away from home! Everything is there plus lots of extras. Will consider flying in next time because all you need is your swimsuit. Great week in the sun."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

5 Star, Pet Friendly, Sunny,private Cottage With Old Florida Charn Mins to Beach
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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

Luxury Remodeled Gulf Front Penthouse + Private Sundeck -
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4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)

"No ocean view, however a very short easy walk to the beach and a very pretty garden view from our nice screened patio. Very well equipped with high quality utensils and cookware, hairdryers and comfy beds. Plenty of towels, beach chairs, umbrella etc. nicely situated mid island, yet close to all ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2019

Rare Walkout Condo On Sanibel Beach
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3 out of 5
863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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$189
per night
Sep 25 - Sep 26
4.4/5Wonderful! (962 reviews)

"My wife and I just enjoyed 4 days at Song of the Sea. It has a great location just off Periwinkle Way so getting around Sanibel is easy either by car or with one of the free bikes Song of the Sea offers. The grounds are well maintained, pool is small but clean and a short walk to an absolutely gorgeous ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Song of the Sea
Image for Waterside Inn on the Beach
2 out of 5
3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
$107
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.3/5Excellent! (401 reviews)

"Terrific experience! Carol and staff could not have done more to make our stay spectacular. Cottage was immaculate, amenities were plentiful and the entire property was meticulously maintained. Only downside? Leaving this beautiful island property. Thank you Carol!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019

Waterside Inn on the Beach
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4.8/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)

"Great condo. Beautiful views. Lovely beach and pool area."…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2019

3 BR Pointe Santo C35 - Great Views, Sleeps 8
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2 out of 5
1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Sanibel, FL
$98
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.1/5Very Good! (352 reviews)

"We loved how cute it was,everything was so clean,the pool was nice.beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

Anchor Inn and Cottages
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Where Should We Stay in Sanibel?

The relaxing destination of Sanibel is a good choice if you've been thinking about a trip with your kids. The biking trails, beaches, and island setting are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), which is located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center. Sanibel has 43 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where to stay.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

Rare Walkout Condo On Sanibel Beach - Offers in-room kitchens, an outdoor tennis court, and laundry facilities. Guests like the breakfast options at this condo.

Song of the Sea - Features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free parking. This hotel is rated 3 stars.

Tarpon Tale Inn - Offers free parking, laundry facilities, and free WiFi. Guests like the comfy beds and quiet location at this 3-star apartment.

Island Inn - Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and in-room kitchenettes. The clean rooms and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

When Should We Visit Sanibel?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Sanibel.

  • 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

What Should We See and Do in Sanibel?

While you and your family are staying in Sanibel, you might want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, and Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Lovers Key State Park, Sun Splash Water Park, and Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

Sanibel is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Wildlife
  • Biking

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