Sanibel Island Beach Resort

ex. Holiday Inn Sanibel Island

1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, Florida, United States, 33957  show map
 3 stars
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Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Cots

Private beach

Beach access

Private beach

Overview

A tranquil boutique hotel nestled amid swaying palms and sandy beaches, Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a cherished gulf-front retreat for nature lovers, shell collectors and those who enjoy outdoor recreation mixed with great shopping and dining. Guests enjoy private beach access, as well as an outdoor pool and sundeck, bike rentals, tennis courts, hammocks and lounge chairs.

The resort’s beachfront rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and ideally equipped for beach-loving families and their four-legged friends, with in-room microwaves, mini-fridges and coffeemakers. After a long day collecting shells, kayaking or bird watching, nothing beats kicking back at the Tiki Bar for a late afternoon cocktail.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   98.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Private beach
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Boutiques
  • Exterior corridors

Guest Parking

  • Private parking is possible on site for free.

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cots

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, Florida, United States, 33957

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City Centre
  • Sanibel Island
    4.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Starfish Grille (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • The Bistro @ Beachview (cuisine: American)
    800 ft
Beaches
  • Sanibel Island Golf Club
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    98

Rooms and availability

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning, satellite TV and private entrance.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This single room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and private entrance.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This single room features air conditioning, private entrance and satellite TV.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room Disability Access
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This single room has air conditioning and private entrance

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room Pool View
Pool view
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning, private entrance and flat-screen TV.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
Pool view
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This single room has a private entrance, air conditioning and satellite TV.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This single room features a private entrance and air conditioning

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room Sea View
Sea view
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning, private entrance and flat-screen TV.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Suite
  • Room size:

    605 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This suite features a satellite TV, private entrance and air conditioning.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
King Suite
  • Room size:

    605 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This suite has air conditioning and private entrance

Sanibel Island Beach Resort Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Museums

  • Big Arts Ctr1.7 mi

Parks

  • Sanibel Parks and Recreations1.6 mi

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center1.1 mi
    1159 Causeway Blvd
  • Sanibel Sea School Day Program1.6 mi
    455 Periwinkle Way
  • Sanibel Public Library1.7 mi
    770 Dunlop Rd
  • Periwinkle Place 1.4 mi
    2075 Periwinkle Way
  • The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater1.6 mi
    2200 Periwinkle Way

Near the hotel

  • Sanibel Island Golf Club800 ft
    1100 Par View Drive
  • Whitney's Bait and Tackle3700 ft
    1554 Periwinkle Way
  • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens3800 ft
    845 E Gulf Dr
  • Islander Trading Post Antiques 3200 ft
    1446 Periwinkle Way
  • The Bait Box 3800 ft
    1041 Periwinkle Way
  • Three Crafty Ladies4200 ft
    1628 Periwinkle Way Heart of the Island Shops

Restaurants nearby

  • Starfish Grille500 ft

    Address: 1231 Middle Gulf Drive
    Phone: 239-472-7827

    80% likes this, based on 76 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Turtles Tiki Bar2500 ft

    Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive
    Phone: 877-736-4320

    73% likes this, based on 67 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 34

  • Waterview2500 ft

    Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive
    Phone: +(1)877-736-4320

    57% likes this, based on 7 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • The Bistro @ Beachview800 ft

    Address: 1100 Parview Drive
    Phone: 239-472-4394

    61% likes this, based on 64 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 46

  • Sea Breeze Cafe2500 ft

    Address: 1451 Middle Gulf Drive
    Phone: +(1)877-736-4320

    54% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    98

Sanibel Island Beach Resort Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 554 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
4.0
Service
2.0
Value
4.0
Dining
4.0

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    9.6

    walking distance to the beach, pool

    matress was too soft for myself and my kids. Just our preference...

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The location, availability to the beach, hospitality, the pool with the tiki hut. The rooms were clean and cheerful. We had a wonderful week-end.

    The sand fleas.....My wife got chewed up.....

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The location, directly opening onto the beach

    The slightly "worn" atmosphere in both of the rooms in which we stayed. The rest of the property is well maintained.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    I liked that each room was 'fresh' and comfortable given the property age. The restaurant was 'superb' for dinner and reasonably priced- our waiter even provided a container of whipped cream to take back to our room for the strawberries we brought back from Plant City Festival. The beach was well equipped, fresh towels, clean chairs, and the pool bar was lively. Bike rental was very convenient and quite fun- good activity for an overcast morning. I was impressed at how updated this facility was given the old age of the resort. Pavers on the parking lot, fresh paint, crisp colors, glass tiles at the bar surround, but very beach friendly. Kind of like my husband and me: Old but well maintained!!!

    Room 145- there was 'something' yucky in the tile grout beside my bed!!! Hard to see but I just stepped clear of it- I hope it was only food!

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The location was great. Easy to find, not overly crowded beach,convient to shopping and bicycling around the Island. The linens were fresh and odorless with no deterent scent.

    Small beds where a problem. The beds are full sizenot queen or king, that seemed to be outdated.The flat screen widescreenTV wasn't set up for widescreen viewing. The bathroom was tiny and hard to move around in it. The bathroom door couldn't be opened or closed without standing back almost in the shower.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    Location

    Air conditioner was broken & it took over 5 hours to repair. Fixed at 10:00 pm.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Comfort,convenience and staff as well as location,location,location!

  • Family with children
    10.0

    so many hotel and island activities to satify young and old.

    trafic on sanibel,but not your problem

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Susan at the front desk was very promp and helpful with the problem we had with our room. (ants)

    The ants in our room were there the entire length of our stay. Some professional extermination would benifit you! The maintenance man with a spray bottle could only resolve the problem for a few hours, and then they were back! Gross!!The room was very expensive for the dated decor and overall condition of the room.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Beach

    Food service, very slow

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Proximity to ocean. Restaurant. Staff were very accommodating. Service was quick and friendly. Only 2 stories high. Parking was extraordinary. Cleanliness of pool area, hallways, etc. Overall cleanliness. Appreciated that the live music was only from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to ensure good rest of all - we had a family with two little ones with us and they also appreciated that the music ended at 9:00. Staff was very accommodating when we requested a room with accommodations for person with disability.

    It is an older hotel. We understand the it will soon be updated. That will be very nice.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    Having beach chairs and umbrellas. Those who put them out for us (a few different men I met) were very nice.

    Bar staff, lack of waitress service at bar, and no lunch available except at bar. Not everyone wants to push in among drinkers to get something to eat for their children! It was enough to make me not return there, despite all the other positive experiences.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    quiet, immediate access to beach, sun-cover provided in three different ways for free, some of staff wonderfully helpful (especially Barbara); bikes rented were in excellent condition;

    some of staff no very helpful, poor communication (Bryan); told easy access to all parts of island without car but this is only true if you are able to bike and bike rentals add up if you are there extended time; bikes also minimal type -no gear; bike helmets in poor shape; limited access to food at Tiki bar; TIki bar closed by sunset so forced to eat a restaurant if no car; not told that biking isn't possible at night

  • 9.6

    Great hotel. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. The other staff were also nice and friendly. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The room was clean and not too small. We had 2 double beds, microwave and fridge. There was also a small table with 2 chairs. The air conditioner worked great. Large tv with directTV service. The pool is a bit small but we didn't have a problem with it as there was always room available. The deck is big and there are plenty of chairs with shade or sun...your preference. The beach....awesome. We took our own tent because we knew they didn't provide umbrellas. Not a problem. There were plenty of shells and sea creatures to keep our 9 yo daughter busy (sand dollars and starfish). If you are even a little hesitant about this hotel...don't be. We had a blast. We wanted to relax at a nice hotel on the beach for a great price and that's exactly what we got. SUGGESTION TO MGMT: We suggest that you re-open the Tiki bar and restaurant to the beach population with the tiki bar also open to the beach path. The restaurant would be a great location for a bar/restaurant for hungry and thirsty beach goers. We walked the beach all week and never saw a beach bar/restaurant that offered frosty alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage near this location on the beach. You could have a gold mine. It's not too far to walk from the beach or other hotels and would cater to the many beach goers.

    The only reason that I didn't give the highest rating on comfort is that our beds weren't super comfy. They weren't too bad but weren't awesome either.

  • 7.8

    Hotel was good staff was fine

    Unhappy with Booked.net. They did not tll me the restaurant and bar on site were closed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Sanibel Island Beach Resort Sanibel Island location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, Florida, United States, 33957

Get directions
City Centre
  • Sanibel Island
    4.1 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Starfish Grille (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • The Bistro @ Beachview (cuisine: American)
    800 ft
Beaches
  • Sanibel Island Golf Club
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    98