Our check in time is 3:00 PM. We often have the rooms prepared before 3:00, but we can’t guarantee an early check-in time. We do encourage you to come early and park your car, take the bikes to the beach after registration or have lunch at the Deli or Café.
Check out time is 10:00 AM. We’re sorry but we are unable to make exceptions to the check out time.
To reserve your room, a deposit equal to one night’s stay, including the 11% local room tax, is required.
If a reservation is cancelled prior to 30 days before the check-in date, the deposit will be refunded minus a $30 processing fee (charged to us by the credit card company). If a reservation is cancelled within 30 days of check-in, the deposit will be subject to forfeiture.
Hurricanes are an unfortunate reality for the Gulf Coast. Normally we have several days advance warning for these storms. If a hurricane is tracking to Southwest Florida and a mandatory evacuation is ordered, we will completely refund all deposits and reservations for the evacuation period.
In the event of a voluntary evacuation, we will issue a credit for a future stay for any unused portion of a reservation after check-in occurs. If the storm is down graded to a Tropical Storm or if no evacuation orders are issued, there will be no refunds for cancellations for early departures.
Sanibel has two full-service grocery stores, Bailey’s and Jerry’s as well as several convenience stores. Both Bailey’s and Jerry’s offer online shopping service and delivery, allowing you to start your vacation sooner. You can take advantage of these services by clicking Bailey’s Online Grocery Shopping or Jerry’s Online Grocery Shopping.
While daily maid service is not provided, additional towels and linens are always available at no extra charge. If you desire housekeeping services during your stay, please ask as these may be arranged for a reasonable fee.
Cottage style suites and studios include a full kitchen with range oven, cook top, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, pots, pans and cooking utensils, dishes and drinking glasses. Efficiency units include a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and toaster, dishes, utensils and drinking glasses.
All units include linens, bath towels and beach towels, and additional linens and towels are available at no extra charge. Irons, ironing boards, and hair dryers are provided in each room. Beach chairs, umbrellas, carts and other beach gear are also provided free of charge, and there is a library of books and games for check out in our lobby. Laundry facilities are available on-site.
The Tarpon Tale Inn has limited parking. Occasionally we have extra room for boat trailers during off-season months. Arrangements must be made before arrival – please call for details. Unfortunately we don’t have space for campers.
We recommend you contact The Bait Box . Space is often available behind their store for $20 per day. For reservations call 239-472-3939.
Yes, each unit includes use of two, adult multi-speed beach bikes. We’re sorry but our insurance does not permit minors to use our bikes. If you have an extra person in your party, require a specialty bike, child trailer or child’s bike we recommend Billy’s Bike Rentals here on Sanibel.
There are no phones in the guest rooms. There is a phone for guest use in our lounge area which may be used to make local and emergency (911) calls. Most cellular services receive strong signals at the Inn.
Wireless service is available and complementary to all guests.
Service animals are of course welcome at the inn, but otherwise, although we are animal lovers ourselves, pets may not share your accommodations. Please call us directly if you have any questions about our policy.
We do not serve breakfast at the inn. The popular Lighthouse Cafe across the street serves a full breakfast, and the Patisserie at Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Crea in the same center sells delicious pastries. Many of our rooms have full kitchens, and all have small refrigerators and microwaves.
No. We have no handicap accessible rooms or common areas on the property.
Our goal is to provide a wonderful experience in the desirable location of Sanibel, FL. We have built our site with ADA compliance in mind and have utilized available tools such as achecker.ca and Google Chrome’s ADA compatibility diagnostic tools. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If you have difficulty navigating our website or booking a room at our inn, we ask you to contact us via telephone or email and our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.
We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all guests. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online on https://tarpontale.com regardless of device type and whether an individual requires assistive technology. If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our property’s website, please contact us at [email protected]
This inn’s website for Tarpon Tale Inn is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:
Our hotel’s website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.
Structured, Semantic Markup
HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group.
All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.
The site is designed to conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 and use structured semantic markup.
Our Property has no Accessibility Features
Property Accessibility Features
Our Property does not have handicap accessible features.
Guest Room Accessibility Features
Our Guest Rooms do not have handicap accessible features.
Bathroom Accessibility Features
Our Bathrooms do not have handicap accessible features.
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