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Low season

September Cheapest month to stay with an average 10% drop in price.

High season

March Most expensive month to stay with an average 74% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$203 Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$230 Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

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.

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Sundial Beach Resort & Spa - Sanibel - Bedroom Best Family Hotel
Located in Sanibel, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is within a 10-minute drive of BIG Arts Center and Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Sanibel? This condo resort has facilities measuring 12,000 square feet (1 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite. Check availability
Sanibel Island Beach Resort - Sanibel - Building Best Resort Hotel
Welcome to Sanibel Island Beach Resort!A beloved boutique hotel on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island Beach Resort wraps guests in a warm embrace of Old Florida charm. Swaying palms and sandy beaches set the stage for days spent shelling, soaking up the sun, or taking a siesta in a shady hammock in the sand. Check availability
Sanibel Inn - Sanibel - Pool Best Location
Sanibel Inn
8.6 Excellent
$384+
Where Nature Meets The Sea Sanibel Inn is the ideal island hideaway just off the coast of Fort Myers, Florida. Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, all our spacious accommodations feature awe-inspiring views of the Gulf of Mexico. Select from 93 guest rooms, suites and two-bedroom condos. Enjoy 600 feet of private pristine beach with world-famous shelling, gulf front beach chairs and umbrellas. Included with your reservation is sports and social membership to The Dunes, Sanibel Islands premier Golf & Tennis Club. The 18-hole championship golf course was masterfully designed by 10-time P.G.A. Tour winner and world renowned golf course designer, Mark McCumber. The Dunes also offers golf and tennis instruction, live entertainment and other weekly activities for the whole family to enjoy. Use of our kayaks, paddleboards, on-site tennis court and bikes are also included in your sports membership. We also now offer our guests two new food and beverage experiences: Sanibel Inns poolside Island Time is the perfect place for a light bite or cocktail while Dantes offers more substantial breakfast and dinner fare with a full menu of creative dishes inspired by our coal-fired oven. And whether you yearn to tool around the island on one of our bikes, to take on the waves with a paddleboard, or to relax poolside, we are ready to serve you. Gas Barbecue Grills are available for all our guests. Guest room Amenities include: Screened Balconies, teak patio furniture, 42 LCD Flat Panel TV, with HBO and the Disney Channel, High Speed Internet, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee maker, Iron / ironing board, In-room safe and more! Check availability
Sunset Beach Inn - Sanibel - Bedroom Best Pool
Sunset Beach Inn
7.9 Good
$324+
The Best Value on Sanibel Island Situated along a luxurious stretch of pristine white beach, Sunset Beach Inn offers 46 spacious guest rooms and suites with the latest amenities and the best sunset views on Sanibel Island. Relax in complete comfort at Sunset Beach Innnestled on more than four tropical acres of swaying palms and miles of shell-laden shoreline with world-famous shelling. Enjoy the sunset on gulf front beach chairs. Relax in one of the largest heated pools on the island. Included with your reservation is sports and social membership to The Dunes, Sanibel Islands premier Golf & Tennis Club. The 18-hole championship golf course was masterfully designed by 10-time P.G.A. Tour winner and world renowned golf course designer, Mark McCumber. The Dunes also offers golf and tennis instruction, live entertainment and other weekly activities for the whole family to enjoy. Use of our kayaks, paddleboards, shuffleboard courts and bikes are also included in your sports membership. Most rooms feature a fully-equipped kitchen and Gas Barbecue Grills are available for all our guests. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast basket every morning - including a basket of fruit, breakfast breads, juice and coffee. Guest room Amenities include: Screened balconies, Fully equipped kitchens, 32 LCD Flat Panel TV, DVD player, High Speed Internet, on-site laundry facility and more! Check availability

Best rooms in Sanibel

Sanibel Siesta on the Beach - Sanibel Best Room
With a stay at Sanibel Siesta on the Beach in Sanibel, you'll be by the sea, within a 10-minute drive of Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Sanibel Island Southern Beach. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator. Free self parking is available onsite. Check availability
Island Inn - Sanibel - Outdoors view Best Cleanliness
Island Inn
9.1 Excellent
$445+
When you stay at Island Inn in Sanibel, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 15-minute drive of Bowman's Beach and Sanibel Island Lighthouse. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Sanibel? This hotel has facilities measuring 2000 square feet (186 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite. Check availability
Sanibel Moorings - Sanibel - Building Best Amenities
Sanibel Moorings
9.1 Excellent
$229+
Located in Sanibel, Sanibel Moorings Condo Resort is by the ocean, within a 10-minute drive of Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite. Check availability
Seaside Inn - Sanibel - Bedroom Best Location
Seaside Inn
8.9 Excellent
$272+
Nostalgic Sanibel Cottage Charm Discover Seaside Inn, with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and 32 cozy guest rooms to choose from, all with fully equipped kitchens. Updated to honor the 1960's cottage character, enjoy gracious, nostalgic style services all within steps from the Gulf of Mexico with world-famous shelling, gulf front beach chairs and umbrellas. Included with your reservation is sports and social membership to The Dunes, Sanibel Islands premier Golf & Tennis Club. The 18-hole championship golf course was masterfully designed by 10-time P.G.A. Tour winner and world renowned golf course designer, Mark McCumber. The Dunes also offers golf and tennis instruction, live entertainment and other weekly activities for the whole family to enjoy. Use of our kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes are also included with your reservation. Gas Barbecue Grills are available for all our guests, and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast basket every morning - including a basket of fruit, breakfast breads, juice and coffee. Guest room Amenities include: Balconies and porches, Fully equipped kitchens, 42 LCD Flat Panel TV, with HBO and the Disney Channel, High Speed Internet, on-site laundry facility and more! Check availability