Sunset Beach Inn

3287 W Gulf DriveSanibel Island33957USA
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About Sunset Beach Inn

Sunset Beach Inn is a beachfront hotel overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

The property provides guest rooms and suites with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, microwaves, coffeemakers, in-room safes, minifridges and flat-screen TVs; some offer full kitchens.

Guests will also enjoy a sports membership to The Dunes Gulf & Tennis Club with each reservation. The hotel also features a spacious outdoor heated pool and tennis and shuffleboard courts. Bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas are also provided and kayaks and paddle boards can be rented for a fee. A fan of shell hunting? Take advantage of the 350-foot beautiful stretch of white sand beach and rinse off shells collected at the hotel's shell-washing station.

There is a free daily complimentary breakfast. For those guests who enjoy eating outdoors, the hotel also has a picnic area with gas grills.

Sunset Beach Inn is situated just under two miles away from the Darling National Wildlife Refuge and is one hour from Southwest Florida International Airport.


3287 W Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL, 33957, USA
Telephone: +1 2394721700 | Fax: +1 2394725032 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Wonderful location.

You will appreciate being just steps away from the beach when staying at Sunset Beach Inn. The location is one of the top reasons guests enjoy staying at this hotel so much. The property is also a short bike ride away from area stores and restaurants.

Mostly friendly staff members.

A number of guests have said that generally, most staff members have been friendly and helpful, though there has been the occasional issue with an unpleasant employee or two.

Attractive amenities.

You will enjoy a number of great amenities at this hotel, such as a large pool area, lounge chairs on the beach, a complimentary breakfast, kayak and paddle board rentals and free bicycle rentals. Room amenities have generally been appreciated as well.

Negative Reviews

Buggy issues.

There have been a number of complaints about people being bugged - literally - at this hotel. One guest mentioned dealing with biting fleas around the pool area. A few people also mentioned receiving severe bites in rooms - bed bugs were suspected.

Upgrades could be needed.

People have commented about the entire hotel needing an upgrade. Complaints have revolved around issues such as mold in rooms, dirty rugs, old bedding, air conditioners not working properly and broken bathroom fixtures. One person got locked in the bathroom because a latch broke. A few people also mentioned that the lack of an elevator was disappointing.

Issues with bookings.

Several guests mentioned the rooms they booked either didn't live up to the online descriptions or they didn't receive the room type they had initially booked.

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