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Top tips for finding Sanibel hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Sanibel, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Sanibel in September and August.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Sanibel if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Wednesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Sanibel accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Sanibel found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $146, while the most expensive was $884.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Sanibel for 4 days.
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
Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Sanibel. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
Travelers who like staying near Sanibel Island Lighthouse recommend Sunset Beach Inn and Tarpon Tale Inn.
Although the average price for a double room in Sanibel is $364, $148 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Sanibel districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Sanibel city center.
Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.
Where to stay in Sanibel?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Sanibel by showing you the exact location of each hotel.