Sanibel Arms West Hotel - Sanibel Island

827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957  show map
 3 stars
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Sanibel Arms West Hotel - Sanibel Island

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The world-class Sanibel Arms West Hotel is rated 3 stars and comprises 99 rooms with homely comforts. Sanibel Arms West Hotel has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 1973.

The hotel is set in the beautiful location 3.9 km away from Schoolhouse Gallery, Times Square and The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. The property is set within 8 km distance from Sanibel Island city center.

Sanibel Arms West Hotel overlooks parks and a national park and provides quick access to a white-sand beach.

Sanibel Arms West Hotel can be reached in 30 minutes by car from Southwest Florida Reg airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Sanibel Arms West Hotel come with a laptop-compatible safe, pay TV, individual climate control, a living area and cable TV with on-demand movies. Some rooms at Sanibel Arms West Hotel have a view over the sea. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

The steakhouse Sea Star Cafe & Bar is located 450 meters from the property.

Services

There are a business center, conference equipment and a photocopier available on site.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a shuffleboard court, a golf course and a picnic area. Sport facilities include mountain biking, canoeing and basketball.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   99.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Late check-in
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Private beach
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957

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City Center
  • Sanibel Island
    4.8 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Sea Star Cafe & Bar (cuisine: American, Contemporary)
    1400 ft
  • Colada Cabana (cuisine: American)
    1400 ft
Parks
  • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens
    900 ft
Beaches
  • Sanibel Island Golf Club
    5000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    99

Rooms and availability

Two-Bedroom Room
Bed type: Double bed
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  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
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    Two-Bedroom Apartment
    Bed type: 1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed
    Size: 1005 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    APARTMENT TWO BEDROOMS

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Sanibel Arms West Hotel - Sanibel Island Sanibel Island location
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      Hotel Address:

      827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Sanibel Island
        4.8 mi
      Airports
      Restaurants
      • Sea Star Cafe & Bar (cuisine: American, Contemporary)
        1400 ft
      • Colada Cabana (cuisine: American)
        1400 ft
      Parks
      • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens
        900 ft
      Beaches
      • Sanibel Island Golf Club
        5000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  10 am
      • Number of rooms:
        99

      Sanibel Arms West Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      Museums

      • Big Arts Ctr - 2.4 mi

      Parks

      • Sanibel Parks and Recreations - 2.3 mi

      Oceanfront Areas

      Local attractions

      • Sanibel Island Golf Club - 5000 ft
        1100 Par View Drive
      • Sanibel Public Library - 2.4 mi
        770 Dunlop Rd
      • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village - 2.6 mi
        950 Dunlop Road
      • Whitney's Bait and Tackle - 1.3 mi
        1554 Periwinkle Way
      • BIG Arts - 2.5 mi
        900 Dunlop Road

      Near the hotel

      • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens - 900 ft
        845 East Gulf Drive

        Restaurants nearby

        • Sea Star Cafe & Bar - 1400 ft

          Address: 937 East Gulf Drive
          Phone: 239-579-0195

          61% likes this, based on 120 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Contemporary
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

        • Lazy Flamingo II Incorporated - 2900 ft

          Address: 1036 Periwinkle Way
          Phone: 239-472-6939

          75% likes this, based on 331 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        • Colada Cabana - 1400 ft

          Address: 937 E Gulf Drive
          Phone: 239-472-3181

          70% likes this, based on 28 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: USD 8 - USD 11

        • Dairy Queen - 3000 ft

          Address: 1048 Periwinkle Way
          Phone: (239) 472-1170

          64% likes this, based on 87 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          99
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        Sanibel Arms West Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sanibel Arms West

        Average guest rating

        8.6out of 10
        Superb
        Based on 37 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        10.0
        Value
        9.0

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          10.0

          I loved this quiet place, very relaxed, free of doing whatever you want to do, we could rest and have fun 100%.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          I liked the closeness of the beach. It is a very nice place well worth the money. It is like a home away from home.

          Nothing. I liked everything about the hotel.

        • Group of friends
          9.2

          Our apartment was fantastic... the decor and fixings were outstanding...it provided everything we needed and more at an extremely good price....

        • Family with children
          9.2

          Great place to stay, but unfortunately not for snorkeling since the ocean is not clear. In the pool there was definitely too much chloride.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          It was a nice condo and liked the screen porches and easy to move around.

          I wish they had umbrellas for the beach. With flying couldn't bring your own. Chairs were great.

        • Family with children
          9.6

          The friendliness of everyone. The view and closeness to the beach was excellent. The condo was well equipped and clean. We will be back.

          You can hear upstairs guests ESP if condo does not have carpet.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          Nos encanto la cercania a la playa, la seguridad para que nuestros hijos jugaran y estuvieran dentro del mar. La experiencia de todos excavar y buscar la mejor conchita. Y lo mejor: estar juntos en familia lejos de la rutina y el bullicio de la ciudad. Nos fascino !!! Ideal para ir con ninos.

          None.

        • Family with children
          10.0

          Everything! excellent location, services, amenities,,, I will come back anytime!

          Not beach towels. When we travel to hotels such as Sanibel Arms West, we do not pack beach towels. When advised, we had to leave the island to find 6 beach towels... an expense that we did not count on. No renting of bicycles for small children. We would have loved to go for a bike ride but our girls 6 and 7 were not able to obtain a bicycle their size...

        • Family with children
          9.6

          We were a few steps away from the beach. I like that the the outside was screened in making it more comfortable to eat or sit outside.The unit was a descent size,not huge.The beach was not crowded at all making it easy to find a spot during Spring Break.

          The unit we had did not have a hair dryer. when you are on the lower level, it is annoying when the guests above you has no regard for people below them.

        • Family with children
          9.2

          Beach front location with value

          No hair dryer in condo unit, confusion regarding bike riding poicy

        • Family with children
          9.0

          This was our third time at saw, although the last time was 11 years ago. We found our condo to be very clean and well maintained. Our only complaint was the lack of basics that would have made life easier, things such as plastic cups that could be used at the pool or on the beach, beach towels, and basic kitchen items such as trash bags, and small storage bags. These are small things that are hard for a family flying into Sanibel to bring, and a waste to buy for just a few days.

        • Family with children
          6.0

          The property was well maintained and the beach access was very close. The unit was a two bedroom with a nice layout and ample amenities.

          The staff (Management company) seemed unconcerned with reported issues. The refrigerator was not cooling properly and the staff told me to wait 24 hours before it would cool properly. The next day it was the same, we had to get ice to keep our things cool. It did not cool properly for the next three days, the following day we needed to leave. The WiFi did not work. I complained multiple times and was told that the service was spotty. I was told since no one else was complaining it must be my fault. Two days later the cable truck came by to fix the problem. If you are planning to work remotely, this place does not have reliable internet service and the wifi is weak, at most two bars. Also, the cell service on this part of the island is one bar weak.

        • Family with children
          7.0

          Liked that SAW has nightly rental when weekly or monthly rental is the most common in Sanibel. Liked location right on the east side beach. Liked the caged pool area with access from back door/lanai off of the master bedroom. Liked that the condo has new tile throughout and no carpet.

          Did not like the motel feel of the place. Somewhat plain, old, dated. Didn't like that people were constantly checking in and out but that's what you get with a nighfy rental place. Didn't like that there were no restaurants within walking distance. Only wow factor is location.

        • Family with children
          9.6

          Beautiful spacious rooms. The best location, steps from the beach.

          Going rate booking directly through the condo is out of our price range.

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          I liked the two story buildings with no high rises in sight. Sanibel is a nice quiet area

          Wifi reception was iffy. We stayed a week and never found an exceptional restaurant on the island. Everything was just so-so.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Sanibel Arms West Hotel - Sanibel Island Sanibel Island location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Sanibel Island
          4.8 mi
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Sea Star Cafe & Bar (cuisine: American, Contemporary)
          1400 ft
        • Colada Cabana (cuisine: American)
          1400 ft
        Parks
        • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens
          900 ft
        Beaches
        • Sanibel Island Golf Club
          5000 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          99