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Sanibel Arms West

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


On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Flat-screen TV


The world-class Sanibel Arms West Hotel offers a safe deposit box, an elevator and parking. The property opened in 1973 and features historic architecture.

Major Sanibel sights, such as J.N. \"Ding\ and Times Square are located nearby. A beautiful setting near a boat dock offers good public transport connections.

The hotel is easy access to the white-sand beach in Sanibel.

Southwest Florida Reg airport is a 35-minute drive from the property.


Guests at Sanibel Arms West Hotel are accommodated in rooms with individual climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop-compatible safe, multi-channel television and a kitchenette. The rooms look on to the sea. They are fitted with a microwave, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Sea Star Cafe & Bar and Colada Cabana offer an assortment of dishes within 450 meters of the property.


Guests will benefit from laundry, room service and ironing service.


A sun terrace, a heated pool and a patio are available for guests' enjoyment. The on-site activities include mountain biking, canoeing and basketball.


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 car park
  • Safe deposit box
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Private beach
  • Lift
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

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


  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service


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


  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

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

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



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

Children and extra beds


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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  • Sea Star Cafe & Bar (cuisine: American, Contemporary)
    1400 ft
  • Colada Cabana (cuisine: American)
    1400 ft
  • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens
    700 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

Sanibel Arms West photos Room
Two-Bedroom Apartment
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Two-Bedroom Condo
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Wi-Fi
Room Description:

Garden View Two Bedroom Condo

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Local attractions

  • Sanibel Island Golf Club5000 ft
    1100 Par View Drive
  • Whitney's Bait and Tackle1.3 mi
    1554 Periwinkle Way
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse 1.5 mi
    112 Periwinkle Way
  • Islander Trading Post Antiques 1.1 mi
    1446 Periwinkle Way
  • Three Crafty Ladies1.4 mi
    1628 Periwinkle Way Heart of the Island Shops

Near the hotel

  • Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens700 ft
    845 E Gulf Dr
  • Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center3300 ft
    1159 Causeway Blvd
  • Periwinkle Way4900 ft
    Sanibel Island, FL
  • The Bait Box 2800 ft
    1041 Periwinkle Way
  • Sanibel Sea School Day Program4300 ft
    455 Periwinkle Way

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:
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Sanibel Arms West Reviews

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

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  • 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 outstanding...it 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 Sanibel location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

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

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