Sanibel and Captiva Islands

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ShermansTravel experts know how to pick a good hotel. Whether in the budget, moderate, or luxury price range, the hotels we recommend always meet our highly selective criteria for what amounts to an unbeatable experience. We look at location, comparing the hotel to other offerings in the area; price range, determining where the hotel falls on the scale of affordability, and whether it merits the expense; and finally, experience, that all-important benchmark covering everything from aesthetics to service. We assess every aspect of the hotel experience, from beds and views to service and that indefinable thing called vibe.

Top Hotels in Sanibel and Captiva Islands

’Tween Waters Inn

The renovated 1931 fishing cottages named after famous former guests like Charles Lindbergh and ... more

15951 Captiva Dr.
Captiva , FL
Tags: family | moderate | great value | adventure
Cabbage Key Inn

On a hundred acres, Cabbage Key's singular and remote inn is only accessible byboat or seaplane, ... more

Cabbage Key, Pine Island Sound
Cabbage Key , FL
Tags: budget | historic | hotel bar | boating
Captiva Island Inn

With names like Hibiscus, Orchid, and Bird of Paradise, the cluster of 10 enchanting picket ... more

11509 Andy Rosse Ln.
Captiva Island , 239-395-0882
Tags: romance | moderate | great value
Casa Ybel Resort

This exclusive resort was built in the old Florida spirit during the 1890s, but it’s still ... more

2255 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel , FL
Tags: luxury | golf | expensive | editor pick | spa | smart splurge
Island Inn

Established in 1895, this quaint resort facing 550 feet of beachfront has welcomed guests to ... more

3111 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel Island , FL
Tags: family | moderate | editor pick | historic | beachfront | great value
North Captiva Island Club Resort

Renting lodging from this resort, located on pretty North Captiva Island, canbe either a smart ... more

4421 Bartlett Pkwy.
Pineland , FL
Tags: swimming pool | tennis | resort
Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa

For those seeking a high-rise experience, this complex is the place. Though not actually on ... more

17260 Harbour Pointe Dr.
Fort Myers , FL
800-767-7777 or 239-466-4000
Tags: luxury | family | golf | expensive | tennis
Seahorse Cottages

Settle onto your personal porch at this charming property, conveniently located on a picturesque ... more

1223 Buttonwood Lane
Sanibel , FL
Tags: romance | moderate
Song of the Sea

Bathed in rosy tones, this intimate 30-room retreat is ideal for couples celebrating a ... more

863 E. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel , FL
Tags: romance | moderate | views
South Seas Island Resort

A former key lime plantation, this resort’s old-world allure remains, with verandas and ... more

5400 Plantation Rd.
Captiva , FL
Tags: luxury | expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | tennis
The Blue Dolphin Cottages

A cross between a B&B and an intimate motel, the family-owned Blue Dolphin offers nine airy ... more

4227 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel Island , FL
Tags: moderate | editor pick | beachfront | b&b
The Tarpon Tale

In Old Town Sanibel near the lighthouse, this quaint inn offers efficiencies, deluxe studios, ... more

367 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel , FL
888-345-0939 or 239-472-0939
Tags: moderate | cottages
West Wind Inn

On the quieter end of Sanibel, this Inn offers two types of accommodations: studio rooms with ... more

3345 W. Gulf Dr.
Sanibel , FL
Tags: family | moderate | beachfront

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