Sunshine Island Inn

642 East Gulf DriveSanibel Island33957USA
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About Sunshine Island Inn

Set on a tranquil location in Sanibel’s Old Town area, Sunshine Island Inn boasts a private dock along the Sanibel River and a solar heated pool area with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Gulf Beach is just right across the street from this pet-friendly property.

The rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned. Each is equipped with a cable TV, mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee making facilities, and private bathrooms with hairdryers. Upgraded rooms have sofa beds, dining areas, and kitchens with full-sized fridge, oven stovetop, and cookware. Cottages add patios.

Sunshine Island Inn features self-serve laundry facilities. Complimentary parking and Wi-Fi access are offered for the guests’ convenience.

An outdoor grilling area is available for use. There are also various eating spots within ten minutes’ walk away such as Sea Star Café & Waterfront Bar and Gramma Dot's Restaurant.

The notable Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Dunes Golf & Tennis Club are within eight minutes’ drive away.


642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL, 33957, USA
Telephone: +1(239)3952500 | Fax: +1(239)3954311 | 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

  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Fabulous swimming pool area

The well-maintained pool area was very accessible and perfect for guests who just needed to relax after spending their time at the beach. There was a sliding door which leads to the private pool so guests were able to have a peaceful evening while having some cocktails.

Fully-equipped rooms!

Guests appreciated the huge size of the rooms which were also fully-equipped with tables, chairs, living room, two bathrooms, well-stocked kitchens, and two sliding doors for easy access to the pool area. There were so much space for a group of people and the rooms were perfect for parties or holiday vacations for friends and families.

Awesome California-King beds

Comfortable bedrooms with huge California-King sized beds were enjoyed by guests. The beds were not just huge but were also clean, comfortable and had great quality materials- perfect for guests who have severe back problems.

Negative Reviews

Difficult path leading to the beach

Due to the narrow pathway, guests had difficulty walking this path just to reach the beach from the property. They had problems such as the overgrown vegetation, mosquito-infested area, and slippery trail especially when it was raining.

Small size of the bathrooms

Guests noted about the small size of the bathrooms, saying that it was only suited for one person. The area was so small so there was not enough space to comb their hair. Furthermore, there was no proper air-conditioning and exhaust fan was not working.

Defective air-conditioning system

Aside from the visible moulds that can be found on the air-conditioning units, guests also complained about its overall quality and performance. The two units provided for the bedroom and the living room areas were both not enough to cool the whole place and they needed to use the ceiling fan provided for a more comfortable feel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 284 reviews across the web
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8.5 out of 10 based on 284 reviews