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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This inn is lovely. The owner,Dawn,is always available to offer any help or information. It's very clean and quiet and a short walk from the beach. Beds are so comfortable. We had facilities to make simple meals. Bikes are included as well as all beach gear. We loved it and highly recommend it. Thanks Dawn for an awesome week.

Thank catmad007
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From check in to check out it was a fantastic experience. We opted for a larger cottage with a separate bedroom and it felt like home. All the amenities and no big crowds. Just a short walk or bike ride to the beach and the provided everything you would need. Will definitely stay there again.

Thank janetg2000
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 4th winter staying at the Tarpon Tale and we would stay no where else!! We are here for 5 nights and of course it's not long enough. All the rooms have everything you would need. The beds are VERY comfortable. Sanibel is very laid back and that is how you feel staying here. Dawn, the innkeeper, is...

Thank Keith N
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our cottage with kitchenette and sitting room with a sofa that pulled out into a bed for our 8yr old. Cottage came with 2 bikes as well, so we had our own transportation down to lighthouse beach. This was located on lighthouse end of the island and near the marina and we loved the laid back feel. Billy's...

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Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Sanibel and The Tarpon Tale Inn just made my stay even better. I stayed in the Seashell II and the room was very comfortable,clean and had a microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker and utensils.The outside garden area with table and chairs and hammock was so quaint and relaxing I didn't want to leave. Having...

Thank jsully52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I could not have been happier at the Tarpon Tale Inn. It may not be for everyone, but we were very comfortable there for 5 nights. We stayed in the Island Sunset "cottage" which was like a studio apartment with a small but complete kitchen. It was immaculate and artistically decorated with various "cool" prints and a...

Thank Carole P
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in the beginning of January and I had to switch my reservation around a few times and they were so accomodating. We ended up in the captain's suite and it was very nice. I spoke to the owner who has been doing upgrades and it really showed. Having the bike available was so nice and all the...

1Thank Dsquared512
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely wonderful! Very tropical setting, walking distance to Bay, Gulf and lighthouse. Unfortunately, the bed in lighthouse 2 was uncomfortable and at times sounded like it was going to collapse. East end of Sanibel, quiet and relaxing. 2 restaurants in walking distance.

Thank Robyn M
Cohasset, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Tarpon Tail Inn is a collection of attached cottages, each with its own style. They are homey in appeal and not like your typical hotel room. At first we were not sure what to expect, but it did not take long for us to feel very comfortable. It was so peaceful at this place that it really helped to...

Thank BernieMat
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We are spending ten days,or so on Sanibel Island. My wife booked a stay at Tarpon Tale Inn. I have been here for a few days before she and my son arrive for Thanksgiving. It is wonderful. A very convenient location. Dawn really makes you feel welcomed. Free bicycles to explore the island. Never a doubt where we will stay...

Thank Topgun48

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tarpon Tale Inn is a charming, family run property on the east end of Sanibel, a short walk from the island's famous shelling beaches, the lighthouse and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Each of our cottage style accommodations has its own distinct character, and range from cozy efficiencies to spacious one bedroom suites. We hope you'll choose the Tarpon Tale Inn as your home on Sanibel. You'll find the Florida you're looking for! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tarpon Tale Inn

Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: €162 - €310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Tale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Tarpon Tale Hotel Sanibel Island
Tarpon Tale Inn Sanibel Island, Florida
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“Opt for the larger room to get a homier feel.”
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