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Sunset Beach Inn
Ranked #16 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
scotch plains nj
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“Best vacation ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

If you are looking for a laid back , no stress, casual vaca , this is the spot. No pressure. No screaming kids. Just plenty of sunshine and sea shells and a nice friendly staff. There were bikes to ride to breakfast/lunch , after having coffee and pastry or cereal at the hotel. And a little deck to coctail in the afternoon shade. Not a ritzy place, just right.

Room Tip: Screened in deck is nice add on
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

A nice, relaxing vacation spot. Off-season so all the amenities, i.e., bikes, kayaks, ect., were included in our price. Busy main pool, but smaller pool by our unit was fantastic and not so noisy/splashy. Make sure you grab a bike and go explore the island and parks. A drive to Captiva is worth the time.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I reserved a garden view guestroom in January for this week - the description was a room overlooking the tropical palms and tennis courts. I was disappointed to find that it overlooked a parking lot and main road. I was told that the only other room available would be directly above - same view. This room should NEVER been listed as a garden view - BEWARE of what you are getting. I have attached a photo of the view from my balcony.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alloway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

This was my fifth visit to the Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort. It was like coming home! Everyone greeted us by name and said how glad they were to see us. The staff is always available to answer questions or to tell you about local happenings. The desk staff knows the answer to most questions but if not, they will get on the computer or phone and find you the answer. The cleaning staff always greets you with a big smile and seem honestly interested in what you did that day. They know we love wildlife so they let us know when the dolphins are nearby or the gopher turtle is out. You can swim in the pool, ride bikes, play tennis or shuffleboard or rent a kayak for a cruise in the gulf. The gulf is just a few steps away from your room. The shelling is wonderful, the wildlife is abundant, the birding is great, the beaches are clean and safe to walk even in the middle of the night as some of us crazy shellers do. The Resort is working hard to be green, something that impresses environmentalists like us. We left with hugs and cries of "see you next year". And they will. Look for us at the Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort next January, we wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Orono, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

Spent two nights at Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort. Exceptional on site staff. Helpful and friendly. Wonderful linens at this moderately priced property. White, pressed sheets and soft pillows with a touch of down we were told. Large white fluffy towels for pool and bath. We were in a comfortable suite with 2 BR and 2 Baths. Perfect for two couples. Walked the beach and sat at the heated pool. Enjoyed wine and cheese before heading to dinner at Sweet Melissa's which we very much enjoyed. Ate breakfast on the balcony.
Breakfast is fine if you are okay with pastries, bagels, cold cereal and coffee. We opted to head for Jerry's market for hearty muffins and fruit and made coffee in our room. How nice to have a refrigerator in the suite.
The hotel is working on updates and carpets still need refreshing. Bikes need refreshing too. But for the money, the quiet location and beach access with chairs and umbrellas cannot be beat in a tourist community with only one chain hotel.
We will return next year to bird watch at Ding Darling and beach comb. We expect improvements to continue. We are fine without room service, beach bar and restaurant on site.

Room Tip: Ask for sunset view and maybe second floor.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Sunset Beach Inn
Address: 3287 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5611
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Beach Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Beach Inn includes forty-six guestrooms and suites nestled on 4.5 acres of tropical Sanibel Island. Our 360 feet of beach along the Gulf of Mexico offers beautiful shells, tranquil sunsets and pristine sand. Relax by the pool with the Gulf of Mexico across the horizon.Each morning prepare for an activity filled day with a complimentary Continental breakfast, with an assortment of fresh fruit and breakfast breads. Play a set of tennis or ride a complimentary bicycle and explore the 23 miles of bike paths throughout Sanibel Island. Play a friendly game of volleyball with the beach just within view. Two shuffleboard courts await a challenging game near the picnic area. The resort offers two gas grills and picnic tables-perfect for a family dinner out under the graceful palms. Whether relaxation or fun filled activities are in your vacation plans, The Sunset Beach Inn provides the perfect beach getaway for families and couples. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sanibel Sunset Beach Hotel Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort
Sanibel Island Sunset Beach Hotel
Sunset Beach Inn Sanibel Island, Florida

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