Sanibel Island Beach Resort

1231 Middle Gulf DriveSanibel Island33957USA
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About Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Minutes from the enchanting Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, the Sanibel Island Beach Resort offers family friendly, beachfront accommodations with free parking.

Standard guest room amenities include complimentary wireless internet, flat screen cable televisions, mini refrigerators, and microwaves.

Guests can collect sea shells on the private beach, paddle in the outdoor pool, or relax with a cold drink while lounging in a hammock. Energetic travelers can rent bicycles from the front desk or challenge each other on the tennis court.

Open for breakfast and dinner, the onsite restaurant serves American cuisine in a casual, island setting. The poolside Tiki Bar serves cold beverages and family favorites such as cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and pizza.

The Sanibel Island Beach Resort is four miles from the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, and six miles from the N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Southwest Florida International Airport is 25 miles away.


1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL, 33957, USA
Telephone: +1(239)4724123 | Fax: +1(239)4720930 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Life's a beach..

Guests rave about the private beach access, and very much appreciate the complimentary lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels. Kids of all ages enjoy collecting shells, and some early risers have spotted dolphins. The pool gets some shade in the early hours, but is otherwise sunny and well-kept. The grounds are nicely landscaped and feature a few well-placed hammocks.

Friendly, helpful staff

Many guests give the front desk and wait staff high marks for their friendly, helpful, and professional customer service, often commenting on their smiling faces and willingness to "go the extra mile". The fresh coffee in the lobby is a welcoming gesture, and the tropical drinks at the poolside Tiki Bar are deliciously refreshing.

Clean, comfortable rooms..

Though the hotel is older, the rooms are generally described as clean and well maintained, with comfortable furnishings and cheery, tropical decor. The microwaves and mini fridges are well appreciated practical touches.

Negative Reviews

Early nights at the Tiki Bar..

Several guests were disappointed that the poolside Tiki Bar closes at dusk; as Sanibel Island is a wildlife sanctuary, exterior lights are not allowed near the beach at night.

The ups and downs of an older building..

Guests with mobility concerns or small children might want to request a ground floor room, as there are no elevators on the property, which has two floors. Others found the decor too dated, or did not care for the layout, which features room access via an outdoor walkway.

Nobody's perfect..

Some guests had unpleasant customer service experiences at the front desk or housekeeping oversights to report. Others were unimpressed that smoking is allowed in the common areas, particularly in the lounge area near the pool.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2311 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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8.1 out of 10 based on 2311 reviews