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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were warmly received. The Innkeeper reached out to us in advance via text. The accommodations were beyond our expectations. All we needed to bring was a desire to enjoy the time there. Bikes, grill, coffee, beach necessities, etc were graciously provided.

Thank Don K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having previous trip plans fall apart I decided to venture to Sanibel from Orlando solo. I have never been and went into the lodging search blind and couldn't have been happier with my choice to stay at Tarpon Tale Inn. I stayed for two nights and right after reserving received a text from Dawn at the inn asking if...

Thank Irish68Boston
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

That's awesome to hear. I am so happy you had nice solo trip. I enjoyed talking with you and I am pleased to hear you'll be back! I truly look forward to your return. Take Care Dawn

Woodstown, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tarpon Tale Inn is such a beautiful gem set in a perfect location of Sanibel. Dawn graciously greeted us upon our early arrival and made arrangements for early check in. It was like we were being welcomed to a family or friend's home, not just as hotel guests. The setting of the entire Inn is so relaxing and beautifully decorated....

Thank A80WM
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Amanda and Renee, I loved your company at the Inn and I'm so happy you were able to feel at home, relax and unwind with us. We work really hard to create the atmosphere exactly as you have stated. I love to hear what we provide... amenities, island time and atmosphere make wonderful memories. I look forward to seeing you...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is not a luxury ocean front hotel, but is a very comfortable and cozy place, with a 5 minute walk down a pleasant side road to the beach, that we thoroughly enjoyed staying at for 5 nights. It is very clean, nicely kept, and the owners generously offer bikes and beach chairs; and there's even a gas grill on...

Thank Richard H
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and for the four stars. We look forward to your return visit. Dawn

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Second accommodation from four. Lovely lovely sweet place completely on other side of island from last motel. Lighthouse area. So quaint but felt upscale. Room and bathroom was luxurious. Upscale but very cozy and host was sweet and friendly and accommodating. Everything offered for just relaxing on what Sanibel is known for, beaches. Just a few feet away. Shells galore...

Thank Leighann M
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We're glad you found us in our hide out here on slow paced side of the island. :-) We work really hard to provide just what you said ... cozy, relaxing , luxurious, and friendly accommodations. And we love to hear when you notice! Thank you so much. I hope you can return for...

Seengen, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Tarpon Tale Inn is a small but very nice place to stay while in sanibel. The apartments are stylish and confortable. You can stay in the garden, lying in some hammock or just enjoy the beach near you (300 meters walk). They provide you also beach chairs and umbrellas. for free. Also for free, you can use the bicycles for...

Thank Tschnukklers
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for the nice review. Take Care, Dawn

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2017 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
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. I love to hear when our guests have had amazing vacation. Taking a vacation , is such an important part of our lives. I am glad you had a relaxing stay with us ! We look forward to your next visit. Dawn

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 5 February 2017

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
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

We are open year round and awaiting your return. :-) The cottages are great for the traveler looking for a home away from home setting. I am glad you loved it here. See you soon. Dawn

Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Hello I miss your company at the Inn. We have been blessed over the years to have had the nicest guests from all over the world stay with us. Certain ones like you guys stand out and become , like family. Thank you for all the kind thoughts and spreading the word about the Tarpon Tale Inn. Every year we...

Plano, Texas
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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...

Thank Amanda H
Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

I am so pleased you had a great stay with you family. We look forward to your next stay and helping to make it another memorable family vacation. See you next year, Dawn

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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: €159 - €264 (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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