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sanibel island beach resort

A beloved boutique hotel on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island Beach Resort wraps guests in a warm embrace of Old Florida charm. Swaying palms and sandy beaches set the stage for days spent shelling, soaking up the sun, or taking a siesta in a shady hammock in the sand.

top reasons to stay with us

1 | You Love Shelling

Sanibel Island has been called one of the best shelling beaches in the world - and who are we to argue? We’ll send you on your way with a map to our favorite shelling beaches and directions to the must-see Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.

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2 | Old Florida Charm

If you love a retro Old Florida vibe, you’ll adore Sanibel Island Beach Resort. Our beachfront motel-style hotel is a welcome (and surprisingly affordable) alternative to higher-priced, high-rise hotels that put you an elevator ride away from the beach.

 

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3 | Eco-Tourism

Sanibel Island is beloved by eco-tourists, who revel in its sanctuary island status, pristine nature preserves (including the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge), miles of unspoiled beaches, grass meadows and mangrove stands.

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4 | We're Dog Friendly

Sanibel Island Beach Resort now welcomes your well-mannered pooch, because what kind of vacation would it be without your best friend? For further details regarding our pet policies

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  • "Relaxing"

    Great place to stay. Clean, beachfront property with Tiki bar, restaurant, complete with beach chairs and towels for resort guests. Shout out to Claudia at the front desk for keeping everything smooth from check in to check out. After 2 years.... Why go anywhere else?
    - edrewes1
  • "Great get-away"

    The hotel was in a good location, just a short walk to the beach. It was quiet and relaxing. There are two venues for food to chose from or you can drive to others around the island. Parking is free and you could rent bikes.
    - Karl C
  • “Just what we were looking for”

    The staff was very friendly. Everyone we met on the property greeted us.The tropical atmosphere was great. Loved the hammocks. The room was very clean. Beds were comfy. Can't beat the location. Enjoyed relaxing in the chairs provided on the beach, and walks for incredible shelling while watching dolphins. We'll definitely be back next year!
    - lovinwdw
  • “Seashells & sunrises!!”

    Had a fabulous time. The service was great. Our room had everything we needed---even beach & pool towels provided. Plenty of room towels. Couldn't have asked for more.
    - Mary S

Gatherings in the Gulf

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Weddings at Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Add a beachfront backdrop to your next meeting or corporate retreat! Our updated event spaces off full catering for up to 50 guests.

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Weddings at Sanibel Island Beach Resort

Planning a family reunion or birthday getaway with your BFFs? We’ll help make it magical with top-notch dining and insider intel on our favorite attractions.

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1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel FL 33957
3075 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel FL 33957
1700 Bowmans Beach Rd, Sanibel FL 33957
1100 Par View Dr, Sanibel FL 33957
112 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel FL 33957

What’s nearby?

  • Sanibel Island Golf Club - 0.5 miles
  • Sanibel Lighthouse - 2.1 miles
  • Shell Museum - 3.5 miles
  • Bowman’s Beach - 8.4 miles
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