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West Wind Inn
3 out of 5
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
CA $181
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18
4.2/5Excellent! (2,004 reviews)

"Ocean view is terrific. Walk to the beach is 2 less than 2 minutes. They had free rentals for bikes and kayaks, whish was terrific. Food was good. Had breakfast there every day during our stay. The only gripe I had was the floor in the room was sticky even after cleaning it."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 11, 2019

West Wind Inn
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1231 Middle Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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CA $215
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
4.2/5Excellent! (892 reviews)

"Loved our 3 days here! The rooms are nicely updated with very comfortable beds. Easy walk to the beach where lounge chairs were already pulled out waiting for us. We didn’t take advantage of the pool area at all but it looked pretty with lots of available seating. Would absolutely stay here ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 11, 2019

Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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CA $234
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.2/5Excellent! (1,955 reviews)

"One of the easiest and restful vacations ive had the rooms clean pools and amenities were nice and food was excellent"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Sanibel Inn
3 out of 5
937 E Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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CA $229
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.3/5Excellent! (1,702 reviews)

"We had a great time, nice warm pool, right on the beach, all the staff was very friendly and helpful. The food at the pool side restaurant was great. We enjoyed the screened in porch with an amazing view of the gulf. The room was clean with comfortable beds."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 10, 2019

Sanibel Inn
Song of the Sea
3 out of 5
863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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CA $309
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.4/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"The staff is super friendly. The beach is beautiful. All outside amenities are in top shape. The rooms need updating and our beds sagged so bad only one person could sleep on them. When I commented about how bad they were, they said they would be changing them out to new ones soon."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Song of the Sea
Waterside Inn on the Beach
2 out of 5
3033 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
CA $157
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.3/5Excellent! (444 reviews)

"Close access the samdy white beach, use of the beach chairs, and access to a gas grill for cooking. Friendly staff and gave good recommendations of places to eat at and places to see."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 11, 2019

Waterside Inn on the Beach
Seaside Inn
3 out of 5
541 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
CA $191
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17
4.3/5Excellent! (1,056 reviews)

"Walking distance to the beach and nice swimming pool. All the beach chairs were being used but hotel staff quickly brought out additional chairs when we asked."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2019

Seaside Inn
Sunset Beach Inn
3 out of 5
3287 West Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
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CA $206
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4/5Very Good! (1,287 reviews)

"You cannot get any closer to the beach. Great beach access. Older property that could use some updating but worth the price."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2019

Sunset Beach Inn
Island Inn
3 out of 5
3111 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL
CA $219
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,596 reviews)

"Fourth time here and it gets better every time. We stayed in one of the ‘hotels rooms’ this time instead of a cottage. We were pleasantly surprised at the updates that were done. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2019

Island Inn
Sanibel Arms West Condominiums
3 out of 5
827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
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4.6/5Exceptional! (468 reviews)

"Excellent experience for our family with the condo, beach, and activities!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Sanibel Arms West Condominiums
Tarpon Tale Inn
3 out of 5
367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
CA $195
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
4.7/5Exceptional! (220 reviews)

"Nice quiet property very laid back. We will be returning"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2019

Tarpon Tale Inn
Kona Kai Motel
3 out of 5
1539 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL
CA $170
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.4/5Excellent! (644 reviews)

"Very quiet, location is great. Easy access to everything. Overall avey nice relaxing experience. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

Kona Kai Motel
Beachfront, Heated Pool, Lots of Beach Gear
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4.9/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)
Paradise

"I would go back tomorrow and stay. The owner was wonderful to work with. Condo was clean and well stocked with many amenities we could borrow and/or use. I highly recommend Sanibel Island and this condo."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2019

Beachfront, Heated Pool, Lots of Beach Gear
Casa Ybel Resort
3.5 out of 5
2255 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel, FL
CA $378
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.3/5Excellent! (231 reviews)

"A restful spacious place to soak up the sea air, to collect shells and relax with a book."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2019

Casa Ybel Resort
Gulf Breeze Cottages
2 out of 5
1081 Shell Basket Ln., Sanibel, FL
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4.7/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)

"Great for families! Perfect spot on the beach and thoughtful amenities like bikes, water toys, beach chairs...."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 9, 2019

Gulf Breeze Cottages
Anchor Inn and Cottages
2 out of 5
1245 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Sanibel, FL
CA $125
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
4.1/5Very Good! (362 reviews)

"Nice athmosphere, a typical old Sanibel Hotel, nice room, good equiped, good location"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 12, 2019

Anchor Inn and Cottages
Sunshine Island Inn
2.5 out of 5
642 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL
CA $170
per night
Dec 19 - Dec 20
4.2/5Very Good! (141 reviews)

"We have stayed at this place twice now. I hate to write a good review as I don't want others to find this place and make it that much harder for us to get a reservation, lol. Great location just across the street from the beach, quiet low key place to just relax and enjoy Sanibel. There are two newer ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2019

Sunshine Island Inn
Luxury Remodeled Gulf Front Penthouse + Private Sundeck -
2445 West Gulf Drive, Unit E45, Sanibel, FL
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4.8/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Sanibel Stay

"We had such a relaxing stay in this spacious condo right on the beach! The upper deck is a huge plus. And we really enjoyed all the wonderful restaurant options in Sanibel. Do note that the check out time is 10 a.m. even though HomeAway docs state it as 11. David is a great host."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 8, 2019

Luxury Remodeled Gulf Front Penthouse + Private Sundeck -
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Beach Hotels in Sanibel

Known for its beaches and bird watching, Sanibel has a lot to offer the traveler dreaming of a beach holiday. With 57 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this relaxing destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you look for a place to stay near the water in Sanibel, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveler reviews.

Sanibel Island Beach Resort - 3-star hotel on the beach. It features an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a restaurant. Guests love the breakfast and comfortable rooms.

Waterside Inn on the Beach - 2-star hotel on a private beach. Our travelers recommend its good location and proximity to shopping. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Activities include fishing.

Seaside Inn - 3-star condo resort on a private beach. It offers an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi. Guest reviews highlight the central location and proximity to shopping.

Tarpon Tale Inn - 3-star apartment near the beach. It features free WiFi, free parking, and free bike rentals. Guests love the walkable location and comfortable beds.

Song of the Sea - 3-star hotel on a private beach. Our travelers recommend its proximity to shopping and spacious rooms. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, free breakfast, and a spa tub.

Planning Your Trip to Sanibel

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 92°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 55°F
  • Driest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average rainfall of 1.94 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, June, July, and September, with an average rainfall of 9.40 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Sanibel

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. If you can't wait to check out the beaches, head to Bowman's Beach or Turner Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Discover the area's island views and bird watching, and make time for local attractions like Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife or Sanibel Historical Village and Museum. Visitors also enjoy Sanibel for its:
  • Wildlife
  • Biking

Getting Around Sanibel

The closest major airport is in Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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