by Lissa Poirot
Formerly a Holiday Inn, Sanibel Island Beach Resort is located on the beach and offers its own outdoor pool and pool bar, tennis courts, hammocks, and bicycle rentals. It also offers free mesh bags for shelling, along with a special guide to shelling on the island. Families can eat at the onsite Sandollar Kitchen & Bar, open daily for breakfast (and dinner seasonally).
Oceanfront guestrooms and suites are equipped with small refrigerators, microwave ovens, and coffeemakers, with free Wi-Fi available for all guests. Suites are either studio style or one-bedroom with a separate living room and bedroom, with a sofa bed in the living area and dining sets for the small dining area.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Beachfront location
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
A find for us, we thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations here and tried to take advantage of everything. The staff was able to accommodate my request for a walk in shower and fortunately the room was closer to the pool and beach. Lover the late night pool swim under the moon. Very warm weather for this time of year provided us with warm a pool . Beach right around back of resort along with the tiki bar which closes at 6 due to the turtles. We did not eat here but plenty of nearby restaurants available in all price categories. Loved our room, spacious if using a wheelchair. Wished there was more hooks to hang towels. We will definitely stay here again as off season rates very reasonable.
Stayed from 14th to 18th of October 2019. Complex was well maintained, clean and not too crowded. We stayed in the B building and had a decent view of the Gulf. We were very close to the beach. There was alot of repairs going on as they were preparing for the tourist high season. I dont think they put new gutters on every year. So probably just bad timing. Walls a bit thin and if people are yelling or dragging chairs you can easily get slightly annoyed. The unit was nice, well appointed and had everything you needed for a stay at the beach. Ms Harris the owner was easy to work with and helped us when our travel plans hit a snag. We would definitely rent from her again!