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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 hotels in Sanibel in May 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, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Sanibel found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $126, while the most expensive was $445.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Sanibel for 4 days.
  • If you are looking to be pampered during your vacation, book a room at Song of the Sea and experience spa and wellness services with professional touches. The hotel features a spectacular experience when you request a sauna, facials, body massage, and therapy. The hotel also features a heated pool and hot tub. Visit Sundial Beach Resort & Spa for more experiences.
  • Island Inn is an excellent option if you’re looking to stick to your fitness regime. The hotel has a modern fitness center with the latest equipment that will help you stay fit. In addition to cardio machines and weights, the hotel has locker rooms, desks, and helpful staff. It also features an outdoor pool.
  • Solo travelers and backpackers can visit the city and sleep in West Wind Inn because the hotel has affordable rooms and services. Still, the hotel maintains high quality rooms and services. In addition to featuring air-conditioned rooms, the hotel has complimentary breakfast and parking for free. Stick to your budget while enjoying your vacation.
  • Anchor Inn and Cottages is an excellent option if you’re visiting with your furry family. The hotel allows pets to stay for a small maintenance fee. The hotel features a convenient pet grassy area, grooming services, a kennel, and pet kits with snacks. The hotel also has a water bowl. Your pet will have a vacation of none other.
  • If you’re visiting with your family, stay at Sanibel Beach Club II and experience family-friendly services and facilities. Cribs are available in the hotel in addition to a buffet, spacious accommodation rooms, a dining area, complimentary breakfast, and parking for free. Visit Sanibel Moorings Botanical Garden, 1.3 miles.
  • 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

  • Which Sanibel hotels are ideal for persons with limited mobility?

    Shalimar Cottages and Motel has elevators accessing the upper floor of the facility, wheelchair-accessible facilities, and a designated parking lot. The hotel also features adapted baths, toilets with grab rails, and a lowered sink. Not only that but the hotel also features a wall-mounted shower chair. Island Inn is also an excellent option with roll-in showers.

  • Where can I stay on a romantic vacation in Sanibel?

    Sanibel Siesta on the Beach is the perfect place to stay with your lover. The hotel features a cool and relaxed atmosphere with a fantastic view. The hotel also features low lighting, soft music, and a cozy outdoor canopy bed. Share a bottle of champagne and complimentary breakfast. Besides, the hotel has a double jacuzzi to unwind and share unbeatable moments. Gulf Breeze Cottages is another excellent option with in-room treats and a bouquet.

  • Where can I stay if I want to sightsee?

    If you love sightseeing, stay at Tarpon Tale Inn and gain the flexibility of visiting several beautiful destinations. You’ll gain the convenience of visiting BIG Arts, 3.2 miles; Sanibel Historical Village and Museum, 3.3 miles; and Sanibel Moorings Botanical Garden and Museum, 1 mile. The hotel has an outdoor pool.

  • Which Sanibel hotels are suitable for business stays?

    If you are visiting for business, consider booking a room with Anchor Inn and Cottages. The hotel features concierge services, banquet facilities, photocopying, fax, and printing services. The hotel also has a reliable internet connection. Besides, there is an onsite business center for your convenience.

  • 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.

  • What are the best hotels near Dunes Golf and Tennis Club?

    Travelers who like staying near Dunes Golf and Tennis Club recommend Sanibel Island Beach Resort and Tarpon Tale Inn.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Sanibel?

    Although the average price for a double room in Sanibel is $336, $250 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Sanibel?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Sanibel with free breakfast.

  • Which amenities do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Sanibel?

    The most sought-after amenities KAYAK users looked for in their hotel in Sanibel are: beachfront and pool.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Sanibel?

    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.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

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