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Things to do in Sanibel

Sanibel Island Lighthouse
Sanibel Historical Village and Museum
Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

What is the average price of a hotel near Sanibel Island Lighthouse?

Below are the 12 user recommended hotels in the area of Sanibel that is closest to Sanibel Island Lighthouse. The average price near Sanibel Island Lighthouse is $653/night, with prices varying based on several factors including time of year. Hotels near Sanibel Island Lighthouse are typically 61% more expensive than the average hotel in Sanibel, which is $252.

Hotels near Sanibel Island Lighthouse

What is the average price of a hotel near Sanibel Historical Village and Museum?

Hotels near Sanibel Historical Village and Museum are typically 61% more expensive than the average hotel in Sanibel, which is $252.

Hotels near Sanibel Historical Village and Museum

What is the average price of a hotel near Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum?

momondo users have recommended 12 hotels to users looking to stay near Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Hotels in this area have an average price of $653 per night. These prices may change based on several factors, such as time of year. Hotels near Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum are typically 61% more expensive than the average hotel in Sanibel, which is $252.

Hotels near Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

When to book a hotel in Sanibel

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Low Season
September
High Season
March

cheapest month to stay

33%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

33%

expected price increase

Price
$177 - $386
Highest day of week
Tuesday
Cheapest day of week
Monday

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Average price (weeknight)

$194

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Average price (weekend night)

$190

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Cheapest time to book
The cheapest time to book hotels in Sanibel is: 1-2 star, on the same day that your stay begins.
1-2 star
$155 - $187
3 star
$226 - $243
4-5 star
$272 - $349

Sanibel travel tips

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Which neighborhoods in Sanibel should I stay in if I want access to public transport?

Sanibel doesn’t have public transportation connecting its neighborhoods or attractions. However, the city is known for being driver-friendly, making a rental car a potential option for getting from place to place. Some neighborhoods are also particularly walkable, such as Butterknife, an area in the middle of the island that’s within walking distance from the beach. There are a few hotels in Sanibel that you can choose from in this area, including the charming Shalimar Cottages and Motel, which directly overlooks the ocean.


How much does a hotel in Sanibel cost per night?

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2 stars and under
Shalimar Cottages and Motel
#1 Most popular

Shalimar Cottages and Motel

8.5

$428

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Anchor Inn and Cottages
Best value

Anchor Inn and Cottages

8.5

$198

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3 stars
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
#1 Most popular

Sanibel Island Beach Resort

8.2

$359

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Sanibel Inn
#2 Most popular

Sanibel Inn

8.4

$378

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Kona Kai
Best value

Kona Kai

8.7

$196

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Where to stay in Sanibel

What neighborhood in Sanibel should I stay in based on why I’m traveling?

If you’ll be staying in Sanibel for work-related reasons, consider booking a hotel in a neighborhood on the east side of the city, such as the Dunes. This will put you just a quick drive from the Sanibel Causeway, a major road that connects the city with neighboring cities and their business districts. The Tarpon Tale Inn is a comfortable option that’s a quick drive from the road. Both tourists and returning visitors often enjoy staying in the Butterknife area, as it’s close to the beach and has many dining options. The West Wind Inn is a convenient choice that boasts rooms with ocean views. For a romantic trip, stay somewhere in the eastern part of the island, as this area is known for being more secluded and quieter than other areas. The Sanibel Island Beach Resort is a great place to treat yourself to luxury.


Learn about attractions and sights in Sanibel

What are the most popular attractions in Sanibel?

If you enjoy spending time in nature, make sure to pay a visit to the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which can be found in the northern region of the island. There are several different Sanibel hotels for you to choose from that will put you just a short drive from this attraction, including the Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages. For an activity the entire family will enjoy, head to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum that’s located in the Murex Lakes neighborhood. There are a few cheap hotels in Sanibel that are near here, the Sunset Beach Inn being a cozy and affordable option that’s a walkable distance away.

Which neighborhoods in Sanibel have a large selection of bars and restaurants?

For an area that has a variety of places to dine and grab a drink, consider staying in the Island Woods neighborhood, which has seafood restaurants, bakeries, and cocktail bars. If you’d like to book hotels in Sanibel that are a close walk from here, consider staying at the stylish Casa Ybel Resort. Butterknife has also become known for having a selection of beachfront restaurants that serve locally caught seafood as specialties. The Island Inn is in the center of this neighborhood and is also within walking distance of the nearby beach.

What popular events take place in Sanibel?

Held every March, the Sanibel Shell Show is a great opportunity to buy some souvenirs. The venue varies, so consider staying at a hotel that’s pretty centrally located, such as the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa. Ding Darling Days is an event held each October that celebrates the namesake of the famous J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which can also be found on the island. Join in the celebrations and take part in activities like birdwatching, kayaking, wildlife presentations, and eco-tours. Most of the events are held at the refuge, making the nearby Anchor Inn and Cottages a convenient choice if you wish to be just a short drive from the festivities.


Sanibel travel information

When is the best time to book a hotel in Sanibel?

Hotels in Sanibel are usually cheapest during the month of September, you can expect a price decrease of around 33% during this period.

How much does a hotel cost in Sanibel?

Hotels in Sanibel show a range of prices for their rooms. These are determined by factors such as availability, locale and amenities. On average, rooms will be around $352 per night.

How long do people stay in Sanibel?

Visiting Sanibel for 3 nights is the most common choice for our users.

How much does a hostel in Sanibel cost?

Sanibel Hostels typically cost in the region of $285 a night for each person. This price is taken from hostels and hotels with a 2 star or below rating. Hostels are very economical and come out on average $67 cheaper than the average price of a hotel in Sanibel.

Which day is cheapest to stay in Sanibel?

Room prices for hotels in Sanibel will be at their lowest on Sunday and peak on Monday.