Voted “Best Inn on the Island”, the Island Inn, with its combination of quaint “Old Florida” cottages and modern lodges, sits on 10 beautiful Gulf front acres, offering 550 feet of beach with some of the best shelling the area has to offer. Every room and cottage, most with screened porches, overlooks our beautiful 10-acre shaded beachfront yard, just steps from the gentle warm waters of the Gulf. Dating back to 1895, the Island Inn is the traditional resort on the island. Traditions on the Beach, the Inn’s award-winning Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, serves breakfast and dinner in one of the islands only ocean front dining rooms. If you’re looking for a special place to slow down, relax, and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones… you just found it! The Island Inn - Sanibel’s historic beachfront resort. Winter season has limited availability, with spring, summer and fall meetings up to 100 people.