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Sunset Beach Inn

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Why We Love It

  • Steps away from a white-sand beach on the southwest side of Florida 
  • All rooms come with private, screened balconies complete with patio furniture 
  • Find and collect shells with over 200 types along the beach 
  • Benefit from discounted prices on golf at the nearby Dunes Golf and Tennis Club

Enjoyed This
(28 Member Ratings)
"The continental breakfast comes to your room in a basket the day before so there is no hassle or time constraints and you get to enjoy a leisurely breakfast when you are ready to do so."
Jun 02, 2017
Logan, OH, USA

Map & Directions

Sanibel Sunset Beach Inn is a 50-minute drive from the Southwest Florida International Airport, servicing many airlines such as American, United and Southwest. Cab fare is approximately $45 each way. Fort Myers is a 35-minute drive and Naples is about an hour away.

Rooms & Rates

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Sanibel Sunset Beach Inn is a beachfront property on Sanibel Island in Florida, a 12-minute drive west of its sister property, Sanibel Inn. This mid-range option offers guests affordable prices along white-sand beaches for a relaxing vacation for families and couples. The area is known for attracting 200-plus types of seashells to its shores due to its East-West positioning, and visitors adopt what's called the “Sanibel Stoop” to scoop them up as souvenirs. 

Rooms are simple and modest, with full kitchens in some of the larger ones; however, all rooms include private, screened balconies. Upgrade to the Partial Gulf View or Gulf View Rooms to enjoy those dramatic, picturesque Florida sunsets. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout, and all guests receive a complimentary continental breakfast. There is a daily resort fee, but it covers many perks, such as use of bicycles, beach umbrellas, kayaks and paddleboards, plus discounts on rounds at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. The property is also home to one of the largest outdoor heated pools on the island. 

For off-site exploring, the inn is a 10-minute drive to Periwinkle Place, full of shops and award-winning dining options. Explore J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a five-minute drive, known for its bird collection.

From the press:
  • "You won't find the high rises or kitsch that some beach towns have - but instead, a variety of mom-and-pop stores, plenty of marine life, and shells. Lots of shells." -- Travel & Leisure 
  • "America's Most Beautiful Barrier Islands" -- Huffington Post



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Rates are based on two adults. Children up to the age of 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Additional guests aged 17 and older are $20 per person, per night. Pack & Plays available on request for infant's up to the age of 2: First Pack & Play is free, second is $20 per night + 11% tax. Aerobeds available on request for adults: $20 per night plus 11% tax. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A daily resort fee of $11 plus tax per night applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out page. The Resort Fee includes:

• Continental breakfast basket
• Beach chairs & umbrellas, recently updated and increased
• Beach towels
• Bicycles & helmets
• Kayaks
• Paddleboards
• Improved wireless hi-speed Internet access
• Newspaper
• Complimentary parking
• Tennis court access (racquets and tennis balls are included)
• The driving range at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
• Discounted 18 holes of golf at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club - $49, which includes golf cart

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(28 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sanibel Sunset Beach Resort (part of Interstate) over the past 15 months.
3.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The continental breakfast comes to your room in a basket the day before so there is no hassle or time constraints and you get to enjoy a leisurely breakfast when you are ready to do so.
Other Comments
The private beach is fantastic!
Joy Jun 02, 2017 Logan, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
We had to wait 90 minutes beyond the check in time for our room to be ready on arrival Friday afternoon. We had to repeatedly ask for the breakfast basket that same evening. The basket finally arrived but did not contain any milk for the cereal nor the orange juice we received the 2nd night. In other words, after asking over and over, it did arrive, but incomplete. We called the hotel manager, while waiting for our room, about the late check in and were promised a $25.00 gift certificate for a meal at their sister hotel, the Sanibel Inn. The staff at Sunset Beach said they could not locate gift certificates in that office, but promised they would get it to us Friday night. On Sat. morning, we had still not received it. Then the Sunset Beach staff us they would have to have it delivered from the Sanibel Inn. We finally offered to pick it up ourselves and did so. Good Grief, not a relaxing vaca when we had to constantly visit front desk and call manager.
Marti Jan 23, 2017 Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Closeness to beach
john Jan 08, 2017 woodbridge, Canada
Enjoyed Most
No, we left early.
Other Comments
The room smelled strongly of mold, the bikes were broken, the whole experience was disappointing.
Michelle Jan 07, 2017 Lithia, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pool and view, great staff very helpful
Eileen Jan 06, 2017 Chesterfield, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
The heated pool and access to the beach.
Other Comments
Had a problem with the chain coming off the bikes provided with the resort fee, and got grease on my T-shirt. Also, the breakfast is misleading, it should be advertised as 'snacks' provided. even though there were breakfast items, like yogurt and cereal, it was not enough for a family of 4. I will return but will be prepared to bring groceries for our stay.
Jill Dec 07, 2016 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Other Comments
The staff were very accommodating. I arrived with handicapped needs and the staff were very helpful to me and my husband. They were very sensitive to my needs..
Roberta Dec 07, 2016 Lexington, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
location ,location, location
Jeffrey Dec 02, 2016 Nalcrest, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beach!
Other Comments
Good value for Sanibel Island.
Frances Nov 26, 2016 Melbourne beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beach
arthur Nov 25, 2016 bradenton, FL, USA

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