Sanibel Arms West Hotel

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


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in

Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool


Self-service laundry


Sanibel Arms West is a 3-star hotel offering a tennis court, a picnic area and a solarium. Sanibel Arms West Hotel has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 1973.

The family property is conveniently placed close to a boat dock. Such Sanibel sights as The Bailey and The Island Cinema are all within reach.

The hotel features beautiful location with proximity to a wildlife park and a national park.

Sanibel Arms West Hotel is within a 35-minute drive to Southwest Florida Reg airport.


Sanibel Arms West Hotel offers 99 guestrooms appointed with complimentary wireless internet, individual climate control, a private safe, TV and a kitchenette with all the sights of Sanibel within easy access. Some rooms overlook the sea. In-room self-catering facilities include a microwave, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

The hotel is about 5 minutes’ walk from Sea Star Cafe & Bar serving American and contemporary dishes.


Guests can rent bicycles on site.


Leisure facilities include a sun terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and loungers. Such activities as mountain biking, canoeing and basketball are also provided.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   99.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site 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


  • 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


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


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


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



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 16 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, United States, 33957

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

Rooms and availability

Two-Bedroom Apartment
Garden view
  • Room size:

    1005 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.4 mi

Local attractions

  • Sanibel Island Golf Club5000 ft
    1100 Par View Drive
  • Sanibel Public Library2.4 mi
    770 Dunlop Rd
  • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village2.6 mi
    950 Dunlop Road
  • Whitney's Bait and Tackle1.3 mi
    1554 Periwinkle Way
  • BIG Arts 2.5 mi
    900 Dunlop Road

Near the hotel

  • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens900 ft
    845 East Gulf Drive

    Restaurants nearby

    • Sea Star Cafe & Bar1400 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 Incorporated2900 ft

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

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

    • Colada Cabana1400 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 Queen3000 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:

    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
    Based on 37 reviews

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    Guest reviews

    • Family with children

      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

      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

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

    • Family with children

      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

      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

      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

      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.


    • Family with children

      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

      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

      Beach front location with value

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

    • Family with children

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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 location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    827 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, United States, 33957

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