Tarpon Tale Inn

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Tarpon Tale Inn

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Sanibel Island Lighthouse

9.4/10 Exceptional

316 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL, 33957
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Private beach
  • 2 restaurants
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Key West Express - 22 min drive
  • Times Square - 19 min drive
  • Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach - 27 min drive
  • Bonita Springs Public Beach - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 37 min drive

About this property

Tarpon Tale Inn

Situated by the ocean, Tarpon Tale Inn is a great choice for a stay in Sanibel. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. There are 2 restaurants, free bike rentals and in-room conveniences such as fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say good things about the beach and overall comfort.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guests will receive key retrieval information
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)
  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Private beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Free bike hire
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Cleaning supplies

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned, and disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A Hidden Gem!!!
We absolutely loved our stay at the Tarpon Tale. It was very quiet, relaxing, close to the beach, restaurants, and shops. They had all of the amenities needed, including beach stuff. And, Host Dawn, was very accommodating and pleasant. Will definitely be back!!!
Doug, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Great location BUT
Check in was easy. The location was nice, but the room smelled so bad. It was like cigarette smoke and perfume to hide it. I had to was all my clothes used and not used twice the smell was so much. Bed was super uncomfortable.
Ernesto, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location and old Florida feel
Charles, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The inn was very charming, just a short walk to the beach, restaurants across the street, bikes were a wonderful benefit, quiet and peaceful and all around great. Our hosts, Dawn and Joe, couldn't have been nicer or more accomodating. We'll definitely be back.
Josette, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

joseph, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the Tarpon Tail Inn
We loved the Tarpon Tail Inn! Darling patio and furnishings! Hosts were friendly and helpful. Great location and very quiet. Loved use of bikes! We will definitely book again!
Francine, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved Sanibel!
This cozy Inn was an oasis. Room was comfortable, loved eating breakfast on our little porch, lounging in the common outdoor area, the gas outdoor fireplace, outdoor dining area. Close to beach, restaurants, shopping, ice cream, lighthouse. Away from the crowded part of the island. We will be returning:)
4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very cute outdoor area with hammocks etc. no pool, but we were aware of that. Clean rooms and good proximity to the beach. People that worked there were committed to making sure it was a good stay.
Courtney, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We had a great stay! The property is well taken care of with pride. Very clean. All the beach things you need are provided… towels, wagon, umbrella, chairs. Grill, bikes and hammocks… they have thought of it all to make your stay great!!
Jennifer, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed staying here since the location is close to the lighthouse beach and at the east end of the island so there is not quite as much traffic. You also get use of beach chairs, umbrella & cargo wagon, which are conveniently available on your private patio. It's about a five minute walk to the beach. We used the bikes that were well maintained. Several food options are located directly across the street & in the building right next door which were delicious, especially The Fig East Side. Dawn was very helpful and friendly for checking in & even texted a weather update for an early morning storm, letting us know that it would make shelling on the beach even better after it passed. The outdoor space is beautiful with gorgeous plants & lighting for nighttime. We hope to stay again sometime.
Cheryl, 6-night romance trip
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