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Sanibel Island Beach Resort

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Property grounds
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
Outdoor pool

Overview of Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Sanibel Island Beach Resort

3.0 star property
Sanibel beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

1,073 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
1231 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL, 33957

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Key West Express - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Southwest Florida Intl. Airport (RSW) - 38 min drive


  • The Jacaranda Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • The Lazy Flamingo - 19 min walk
  • Bennett's Fresh Roast Sanibel - 20 min walk
  • Gramma Dots - 4 min drive
  • Sanibel Café - 4 min drive

About this property

Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Sanibel. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, and guests can also take advantage of an outdoor tennis court. Sandollar Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and bar.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 98 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 1 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed (2 per room, up to 30 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Sandollar Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 25.0 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Parking

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 2 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Sanibel Island Beach
Sanibel Island Beach Sanibel
Sanibel Island Beach Resort Hotel
Sanibel Island Beach Resort Sanibel
Sanibel Island Beach Resort Hotel Sanibel

Frequently asked questions

Does Sanibel Island Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sanibel Island Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sanibel Island Beach Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sanibel Island Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sanibel Island Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Sanibel Island Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sanibel Island Beach Resort?
You can check in from 3 PM - 1 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Sanibel Island Beach Resort?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but The Big M Casino (21-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Sanibel Island Beach Resort and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sanibel Island Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Sandollar Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cip's Place (2 mi), The Island Cow (2.3 mi), and The Clam Shack (2.6 mi).
What's the area around Sanibel Island Beach Resort like?
Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a short 4-minute walk from Sanibel Island Southern Beach and 8 minutes' walk from Sanibel Island Golf Club. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

we had a great stay at the Sanibel Island Beach Resort. Few things of note are, the resort is older but well maintained, the air conditioning in the room is a wall unit and is quite noisy. The beds are not as comfortable as desired and the pillows are terrible. Bring your own if possible. Other than that we enjoyed the location, the area is quiet and the beach is beautiful. Chairs are available but not until after a certain time, could be earlier for sunrise watchers. Pool hours are a little limited as well.
Ted, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

David, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Poor service and small rooms for price
Pets were not welcomed even though advertisements said pet friendly. Even ESA animals had to pay $75 dollar fee everyday. Parking lots had unsafe access to rooms over stones and raised beds. No service of food after breakfast except at the pool. Expected better service for price. Expected bigger rooms for the price paid.
Flora, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Fantastic Resort
It was my first time in Sanibel, I was there for a photo shoot and was sceptical about what to expect of the accommodations there. At the end of my stay at this facility, I will confidently state that it ranks in the top percentile of all the hotels I've stayed in the US. There was nowhere around the grounds that I could point to and say I was disappointed. The layout is perfect, with different semi-private, well-shaded garden areas and pleasant staff. To top off the pleasantries, I ran into a few compatriots who I didn't know personally but felt so at home with them.
Leroy, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

teresa, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

...why no umbrellas...?
Lovely place, very attentive management. Marvellous beach with myriades of shells. Free beach chairs included. But we missed umbrellas to go with the chairs...the sun was strong, so we had to go back under the umbrella in the small pool, but...there were only very few....
Werner, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stephanie, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel was clean. Location was great. But hotel was dated and looks better in the pictures
Jane, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was fine. Near the beach.
DANELIA, 2-night family trip
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