We have everything you need for your laid-back beach vacation. The Colony Inn is comprised of 36 individually owned one-bedroom condos and two cottages, therefore each has its own unique look in terms of style and decor. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen, screened in lanai, beach chairs, Cable TV, and Wi-Fi. We offer a heated, fresh water pool with a sun deck, coin-operated laundry, on-site bike rentals, free local, long distance and WiFi, and direct access to the beach. The friendly staff and well-kept grounds will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Come see for yourself all that Colony Inn has to offer for the perfect Sanibel vacation!


A Brief History of Colony Inn and Sanibel

The Colony Inn began in the 1950's as a collection of cottages available for visitors to the island. Ideally located on the Gulf side, a quick and scenic 3 minute walk down a private path will bring you to the beach. Conveniently located on the quiet, east side of the island, one block from the shops and restaurants near the historic Sanibel Lighthouse. Today, the Colony Inn continues the tradition of quality island accommodations offering some of the best prices on the island, and one of the very few to offer one-night accommodations and flexible dates.

Sanibel is a sanctuary island, with more than 60% of the island designated wild. There are no high rises, street lights, or chains (with the exception of the one Dairy Queen). 

Sanibel Island is a quick 20 minutes from Fort Myers. The Sanibel Causeway connects Sanibel to the mainland, and it is the most spectacular 3 mile drive you will ever take, as you are surrounded by water views in every direction. Sanibel Island is 12 miles long, the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and San Carlos Bay to the east. The unique shape of the island acts like a shovel as it collects shells from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The beaches are not crowded, the water is warm and calm, and the sunsets are breathtaking.

Colony Inn Sanibel
419 East Gulf Drive
Sanibel Island, Florida 33957
Call 239-472-5151 for Reservations
Reservation hours are 9am - 5pm EST
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