Sanibel hotels

Sanibel hotels

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Sanibel, FL, United States
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Low season June
High season February
  Average price (weeknight): R2 484
  Average price (weekend night): R3 098

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Top tips for finding the perfect Sanibel hotel

Couples looking for luxury resorts in Sanibel will find a range of options, offering peace and comfort for a romantic getaway. Set on the beach and only 12 miles from Captiva and Bowman’s Beaches, Sanibel Moorings Condo Resort also boasts two pools and a stunning tropical garden, perfect for relaxing.
As Sanibel is only 12 miles long and three miles wide, all the best attractions, including Lighthouse Beach with its iconic 19th century lighthouse as well as the J.N. (Ding) Darling National Wildlife Refuge, are within walking distance of the main hotels. With a wealth of beaches, visitors can explore the great outdoors and find a range of hotels around Sanibel Island.
Thanks to its tiny size, getting around Sanibel is easiest on foot. With only two main roads, most of the hotels and attractions can be found on Periwinkle Way, like the convenient Seahorse Cottage, which is a mile away. Although, if visitors want to learn more about the area, the Sanibel Trolley Tour offers a view of important historic and scenic points of interest.
Most of the upmarket hotels in Sanibel are located along the beach. On the Gulf side there is a great selection of hotels and resorts, which tend to be more luxurious, perfect for couples and romantic vacations. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa offers wonderful amenities, including five outdoors pools and kayaks, while Casa Ybel Resort has a poolside bar and great dining options.
For the majority of budget hotels in Sanibel, travelers will find the East End cheap. Close to the Public Fishing Pier and the Lighthouse, there is a good selection of inns and motels, such as Song of the Sea and Seaside Inn, which offers reasonable rates.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Sanibel

How much is a cheap hotel in Sanibel?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Sanibel for as cheap as R1 213 in the last 3 days. The average price is R5 616.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
Which hotels are in the city center?
The busiest and most central part of Sanibel is Periwinkle Way. Home to great shopping outlets like the Periwinkle Mall, and restaurants including The Island Cow and Blue Giraffe, this area is a great place to book a stay. Lined with lush green trees, the wide selection of hotels, like Anchor Inn and Cottages and Kona Kai Motel are popular with families looking for a comfortable stay.
Which hotels are near important attractions?
Sanibel is best known for its abundance of shells and its shelling season. If travelers are planning to visit The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and want to be close to the beach, booking a hotel on West Gulf Drive is the best option. The West Wind Inn and Sunset Beach Inn are both only two miles from the Museum.
Are there any kid-friendly hotels in Sanibel Island?
Thanks to the great expanses of beaches, outdoor spaces and child-friendly activities, Sanibel is the perfect place for a family vacation. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is ideal for travelers with children as it’s close to the beach and has the biggest pool on the island, as well as complimentary bike rentals to explore the many bike paths.
Are there any spa resorts in Sanibel?
The best spa hotels in Sanibel are Sundial Beach Resort & Spa and Casa Ybel Resort. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is home to The Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa, which offers a free makeup application with any signature spa service booking. Casa Ybel Resort has a wide range of spa packages that can be enjoyed at the beach, by the pool and in-suite.

Where to stay in Sanibel?

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Best Sanibel hotels

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Sanibel Moorings - Sanibel - Building
9,2 Excellent (336 reviews)
R3 345+
Sanibel Siesta on the Beach - Sanibel - Bedroom
9,3 Excellent (99 reviews)
R6 158+
Island Inn - Sanibel - Bedroom
9,1 Excellent (887 reviews)
R6 500+
Kona Kai Motel - Sanibel - Bedroom
9,0 Excellent (241 reviews)
R2 498+
Gulf Breeze Cottages - Sanibel - Building
9,0 Excellent (117 reviews)
R4 221+
Colony Inn - Sanibel - Bedroom
8,8 Excellent (688 reviews)
R4 148+
Song of the Sea - Sanibel - Building
8,8 Excellent (590 reviews)
R4 733+
Casa Ybel Resort - Sanibel - Building
8,8 Excellent (408 reviews)
R9 757+
Shalimar Cottages and Motel - Sanibel - Outdoor view
8,7 Excellent (339 reviews)
R5 624+
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa - Sanibel - Building
8,6 Excellent (3 320 reviews)
R6 982+
Sanibel Island Beach Resort - Sanibel - Building
8,6 Excellent (1 930 reviews)
R5 521+
West Wind Inn - Sanibel - Building
8,6 Excellent (1 399 reviews)
R5 419+
Waterside Inn on the Beach - Sanibel - Building
8,6 Excellent (160 reviews)
R5 405+
Sanibel Inn - Sanibel - Pool
8,5 Excellent (1 376 reviews)
R5 609+
Anchor Inn and Cottages - Sanibel - Bedroom
8,4 Excellent (426 reviews)
R4 543+
Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages - Sanibel - Outdoor view
8,3 Excellent (342 reviews)
R5 346+

Best rooms in Sanibel

Tortuga Beach Club Resort - Sanibel - Building
9,4 Excellent (128 reviews)
Sanibel Moorings - Sanibel - Building
9,2 Excellent (336 reviews)
R3 345+
Island Inn - Sanibel - Bedroom
9,1 Excellent (887 reviews)
R6 500+
Sanibel Arms West - Sanibel - Bedroom
9,3 Excellent (666 reviews)
R4 557+