Sanibel, FL

Sunset Beach Inn

Alice Wu
Deal Expert

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

100% (25 Member Ratings)

"The close proximity to the beach and the ease and availability of the amenities (except for the unavailability of the on-site tennis court)"
Oct 20, 2016
Knob Noster, MO, United States


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 check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). 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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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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25 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: The close proximity to the beach and the ease and availability of the amenities (except for the unavailability of the on-site tennis court)
Other Comments: The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The facility was older in style but had everything we needed and the rooms were nice-sized.
Doug Oct 20, 2016 Knob Noster, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location and pool
Janet Oct 20, 2016 Marshfield, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location and golf view
Other Comments: Carpet and dining room chairs had spots needing cleaning. Despite hotel non-smoking rules to include balcony, two people next door were smoking on their balcony. Management made only token effort to stop this.
Ed Oct 15, 2016 The Villages, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Helpful friendly staff, clean accommodations, beautiful pool, great location
Other Comments: It is a non-smoking property, but some guests were smoking outside near the pool and in the parking lot.
Patricia Oct 10, 2016 Edmond, OK, United States
Enjoyed Most: Sunsets, shells, breakfast, bikes. I liked the SBI. It was well kept; the workers were friendly; the breakfasts were a treat; the location was perfect.
Joe Sep 23, 2016 Waynesboro, GA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The feeling of comfort and serenity that it provided. Life can be so busy sometimes and this was a nice place to come to and just relax.
Elaine Sep 20, 2016 Opa Locka, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Serenity!
Other Comments: Fantastic location, exceptionally clean, great amenities, courteous and helpful staff. We not have our "go to" resort on Sanibel!!
christopher Sep 19, 2016 Lakeland, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location!
Colleen Sep 19, 2016 Tampa, FL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Only a few steps away from the beach. Chairs and umbrellas were setup on the beach by hotel employees early in the morning. Breakfast basket was really convenient
Other Comments: Turn on the lights in and around the swimming pool after dark.
Trong Sep 13, 2016 Austin, TX, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beach front, beautiful sunset!
Dalia Sep 12, 2016 Miami, FL, United States

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