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Anchor Inn and Cottages

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Why We Love It

  • Family-friendly Sanibel Island is considered “one of the best shelling spots in North America” (Travel + Leisure)
  • Perched on Sanibel island’s main drag along 22 miles of bike paths
  • On-site bike rentals and complimentary beach gear 
  • Guest shell-washing station to polish newfound treasure

Map & Directions

Anchor Inn and Cottages is approximately a 35-minute drive from Southwest Florida International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Visit one of the “Top 10 Beaches in the World” (U.S. News & World Report) with a stay at Anchor Inn and Cottages on Florida’s quaint Sanibel island. Just 30 minutes west of Ft. Myers on the Gulf Coast, the property serves as the perfect base to explore this unique, family-friendly island praised by Travel + Leisure as a “shellers’ mecca.”

The inn is ideally situated on Sanibel’s main drag of Periwinkle Way, described by Frommer’s as “a canopy of whispery pines and gnarled oaks” with extensive bike paths that make it a “paradise for cyclists, walkers, joggers and in-line skaters.”

The property’s lush grounds welcome guests with amenities like picnic and barbecue areas, a heated pool with sundeck and game options like horseshoes and shuffleboard. Guest rooms are simple but comfortable with inviting outdoor patios for guests to make the most of the Florida sunshine.

On-site bike rentals make for a hassle-free stay, and complimentary beach gear like shelling pails, towels, umbrellas and chairs means guests can pack light. Guests can conveniently cycle to nearby shops and restaurants as well as Lighthouse Beach, home to the island’s historic 19th-century lighthouse.

Be sure to cycle over at low tide to scour the beach for treasure, as Sanibel has long been claimed as “one of the world’s best shelling grounds” (Fodor’s). The inn even has a shell-washing station, where guests can clean their best finds before packing them up as souvenirs. 



  • Outdoor pool
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 10am

Know Before You Go

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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