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Top 10 Hotels in Sanibel

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2.5 out of 5
642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
Aug 21 - Aug 22
4.1/5Very Good! (125 reviews)

"Had a great time, I would definitely go back. The pool was salt water which is always a plus."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Sunshine Island Inn
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3 out of 5
1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
Aug 21 - Aug 22
4.4/5Excellent! (619 reviews)

"Adorable tiki design. Easy walks to restaurants and a 20 minute walk to a beach access. Very friendly establishment."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Kona Kai Motel
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3 out of 5
541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
Free Cancellation
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.3/5Excellent! (1,013 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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3 out of 5
863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
Free Cancellation
Sep 4 - Sep 5
4.4/5Wonderful! (953 reviews)

"The resort is small and quaint. The staff is very nice and the daily breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Song of the Sea
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3 out of 5
937 E Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
Free Cancellation
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.3/5Excellent! (1,686 reviews)

"Sanibel was excellent! The staff was very friendly. We really enjoyed the bikes everyday and also the kayaks. Prices for drinks were high but if you went for happy hour it was good. Kim was a good bartender. The rooms were clean, but a little outdated but overall very good. I would totally go back ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Sanibel Inn
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3 out of 5
3287 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
Free Cancellation
Aug 21 - Aug 22
4/5Very Good! (1,264 reviews)

"If you want a really laid back Sanibel vacation, this is a great place. Very close to the beach, and the staff will bring out extra beach equipment like umbrellas, chairs, kayaks, etc... if you ask. Nice clean pool as well."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Sunset Beach Inn
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2 out of 5
3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
Sep 15 - Sep 16
4.3/5Excellent! (394 reviews)

"Felt secluded and unique. I had the feeling I owned the beach on how private it was. The place was spotless and the staff was freindly."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Waterside Inn on the Beach
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2 out of 5
1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Sanibel, FL
Aug 21 - Aug 22
4.1/5Very Good! (346 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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3 out of 5
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
Sep 8 - Sep 9
4.2/5Excellent! (2,005 reviews)

"The property was nice, well maintained, the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was small but comfortable. The photos on the site made the room look much larger than it was."…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

West Wind Inn
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3 out of 5
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
Aug 22 - Aug 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,885 reviews)

"We liked the easy access to bikes and kayaks. We liked that there were so many pools since we liked the quiet pools. The room was spacious and clean. We did not like the construction in the building next to us. We also had a restaurant charge at checkout that was different from what I signed and ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

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Visiting Sanibel

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Sanibel, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its relaxing setting. Top sights around the area include Lovers Key State Park, Sun Splash Water Park, and Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

  • You'll find 2330 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Fort Myers
  • The closest major airport is in Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Sanibel

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Sanibel Captiva Island, Gulfside City Park, and Bowman's Beach. Top activities include bird watching and biking, while Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and Castaways Marina are sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

In Sanibel, there are 471 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Ocean's Reach Condominiums - This 3-star condo features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia travelers love its beach locale and helpful staff.
  • Seahorse Cottages on Sanibel - Adults Only - Our customers love the beach locale at this cottage. With a stay at this 3-star cottage, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Tarpon Tale Inn - With a stay at this 3-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a library, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers love its convenient parking and nice bathrooms.

Popular places to visit around the area include Lovers Key State Park, located 13.8 mi (22.3 km) from the heart of the city, and Sun Splash Water Park, which is 14.8 mi/23.9 km away.

Dressing for Sanibel

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 82°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 53°F
  • From April to June, the average is 92°F during the day and 61°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 92°F during the day and 73°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 89°F as the daytime average and 54°F as the nighttime average
  • About 55.91 inches of rain falls on Sanibel each year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 92°F, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 55°F

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