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Colonnades Conominium C-50
419 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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4.33 mi from city centre
Colonnades Conominium C-50
Sanibel Siesta On The Beach Unit 104 2 Bedroom Condo
3 out of 5
1246 Fulgur St, Unit 104, Sanibel, FL
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3.19 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"nice porch, spacious place, convenient to many things"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2019

Sanibel Siesta On The Beach Unit 104 2 Bedroom Condo
Penthouse Beachfront Residence in Loggerhead Cay w/ Bikes, Resort Amenities
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3.47 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great property

"Great location that was off the main road, but quickly accessable to restaurants and shops. Amazing views from the condo and quick access to the beach."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2020

Penthouse Beachfront Residence in Loggerhead Cay w/ Bikes, Resort Amenities
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Charming Sundial Condo
1501 Middle Gulf Dr, D 310, Sanibel, FL
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2.87 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Would rent again

"The room was perfect size for 2 adults. Or with one young child. Recently renovated so it was new."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

Charming Sundial Condo
Gorgeous Newly Renovated Coastal Cottage Minutes to the Beach and Free Bikes!
The price is £356 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
2.99 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Cute cottage

"The Ibis Cottage had everything we could want. It was clean and cozy. We liked that it was walking distance to the private beach. We also liked that they provided bicycles for us to ride so we didn’t have to bring our own from home or rent them at an additional cost."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2020

Gorgeous Newly Renovated Coastal Cottage Minutes to the Beach and Free Bikes!
Kona Kai Motel
3 out of 5
1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
The price is £133 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
2.53 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (737 reviews)

"Room was very clean, including bathroom and kitchen. Room had just enough space to be comfortable for my family of four. Easy check in and check out."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Kona Kai Motel
Newly Renovated Coastal Chic Cottage Minutes to the Beach! Free Bikes!
The price is £331 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
2.99 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Small clean bungalow. Enjoyed stay.

"Small refrigerator was left unplugged in kitchen area for some reason. We pushed to the side and went about our business"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Newly Renovated Coastal Chic Cottage Minutes to the Beach! Free Bikes!
Sunshine Island Inn
2.5 out of 5
642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
The price is £142 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
3.95 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (161 reviews)

"Great Vacation! Relaxing pool and good bed. Renovated, very nice"…"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2020

Sunshine Island Inn
Beachview Cottages
3 out of 5
3325 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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1.73 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (18 reviews)

"Close to the beach, quiet. Room was a little small bath room really small but loved our stay great place to relax"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2019

Beachview Cottages
Tarpon Tale Inn
3 out of 5
367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
The price is £163 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
4.32 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (248 reviews)

"Great set-up with lots of outdoor space. Tastefully landscaped and with all imaginable amenities for the beach and for lounging in hammocks and enjoying meals outside… Even a communal fresh herb garden box to use for your barbecuing. Generous, thoughtful hospitality and very well located."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

Tarpon Tale Inn
THE Palmview AND Sandpiper Inns
3.5 out of 5
706 and 720 Donax Street, Sanibel, FL
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3.11 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)
Gift for our pastor and his family.

"They loved the unit and being so close to the beach was a wonderful bonus! They had a great time getting away from the COVID situation. Overall, they had a great time and great memories."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

THE Palmview AND Sandpiper Inns
Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
2 out of 5
4819 Trade Winds Drive, Sanibel, FL
The price is £225 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
2.97 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (125 reviews)

"Great location right on the beach, quiet and off the main stream."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
Waterside Inn on the Beach
2 out of 5
3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
The price is £154 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
1.81 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (676 reviews)

"The perfect getaway! Our cottage was footsteps from the beach and it was easy to go back and forth throughout the day. No need for shoes! The room felt like our own little beach house and had everything we needed for our stay. Staff was friendly and were taking all precautions for Covid so we felt ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Dec 2020

Waterside Inn on the Beach
Seahorse Cottages on Sanibel - Adults Only
3 out of 5
1223 Buttonwood Lane, Sanibel, FL
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4.37 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
Quiet getaway.

"This is a very nice little place. A block from the bay and 2 from the gulf. Easy check-in. Bikes to use and wagons, beachchairs and umbrellas all in good shape. Easy walk to the lighthouse and several restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Seahorse Cottages on Sanibel - Adults Only
Sunset Beach Inn
3 out of 5
3287 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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The price is £156 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
1.74 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"The location is beautiful and peaceful, yet close by car to everything else on the island and to Fort Myers. The staff is hardworking and friendly. They took and enforced a lot of safety measures for COVID -- we felt safe. Our stay there was as relaxing and rejuvenating as we hoped."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2020

Sunset Beach Inn
Sanibel Arms West Condominiums
3 out of 5
827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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3.71 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (572 reviews)
Christmas stay

"Great clean room and property. Beach was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2021

Sanibel Arms West Condominiums
Anchor Inn and Cottages
2 out of 5
1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Sanibel, FL
The price is £105 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
2.93 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (422 reviews)

"Owners were friendly and welcoming. The room was spacious and clean. The location was great - right on the main road with easy access to everything and close to shopping and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2021

Anchor Inn and Cottages
Song of the Sea
3 out of 5
863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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The price is £243 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
3.61 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"Song of the Sea is a small boutique style hotel. It is a little dated and some of it could probably use a refresh (mostly old loud fridge & uncomfortable mattress in the room I stayed in) but I find it charming. I have stayed there several times because the location is great and the hotel is normally ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2020

Song of the Sea
Seaside Inn
3 out of 5
541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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The price is £211 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan
4.08 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (1,217 reviews)

"When arrived the host Jeffery was the best kind and made us felt very comfortable along with all the other hosts. We will recommend your seaside inn to our friends that will go there. Thank you for our pleasant stay even though we had to leave a day early due to family problems. You were kind enough ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Seaside Inn
West Wind Inn
3 out of 5
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
The price is £178 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
1.72 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Very laid back, old-school vibe. Could use some updates and I don't like that they won't change your sheets until the 3rd day of your stay. Other wise very nice and right on the beach."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

West Wind Inn
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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 in the city include Bowman's Beach and Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

  • You'll find 4538 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options 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 centre
  • The next closest is in Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Sanibel

Cultural venues in the city include Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Notable city landmarks like Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Sanibel Historical Village and Museum might be worth a visit. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Bowman's Beach, Sanibel Island Southern Beach and J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

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 28°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 12°C
  • From April to June, the average is 33°C during the day and 16°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 33°C during the day and 23°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 32°C as the daytime average and 12°C as the night-time average
  • About 1420.80 millimetres of rain falls on Sanibel each year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 33°C, while January and December are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 13°C

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Sanibel?
THE Palmview AND Sandpiper Inns is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star property offers free parking, and is a short 6-minute walk from Sanibel Island Southern Beach. Traveller reviews also recommend Gulf Breeze Cottages and Island Inn as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Sanibel, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Sanibel.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Sanibel?
Based on reviews, West Wind Inn is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Kona Kai Motel and Sundial Beach Resort & Spa.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Sanibel?
Sunset Beach Inn is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a private beach and an outdoor pool. Other options to stay with the children include Casa Ybel Resort and Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Sanibel?
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a favourite 3-star condo resort for couples, and features in-room kitchens and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include West Wind Inn and Casa Ybel Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Sanibel?
Anchor Inn and Cottages is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers an outdoor pool and laundry facilities for its human guests. Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Sanibel?
Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages is a top beachfront property offering free WiFi and free parking, located within a short 1-minute walk of Sanibel Island Southern Beach . Other good options to stay near the beach include Sunset Beach Inn and West Wind Inn.
What's the best boutique hotel in Sanibel?
Kona Kai Motel is a favourite 3-star property with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 19 guestrooms, an outdoor pool and free parking. Song of the Sea and Seaside Inn are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best place to stay if I'm looking to play golf in Sanibel?
Sanibel Inn is a top 3-star condo resort that has an adjacent golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Song of the Sea and Sanibel Siesta on the Beach. You can tee off at Dunes Golf and Tennis Club during your trip.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Sanibel?
West Wind Inn is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool and 2 bars/lounges. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Sundial Beach Resort & Spa and Sanibel Island Beach Resort.

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