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By a verified traveler on Wed 28 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort near Sanibel Island Southern Beach

On the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of this Ybel resort, you'll find Gulfside City Park and Sanibel Island Southern Beach. J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Periwinkle Way are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This resort features 2 restaurants, 6 outdoor tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with beach cabanas and sun loungers. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 114 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include furnished lanais, sofa beds, and living rooms.

Beachfront 1 Bedroom Suite - King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Beachside

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Beachfront 1 Bedroom Suite - 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Casa Ybel Resort ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Casa Ybel Resort

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
nice and relaxing - beautiful view - quiet - lovely unit

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020

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1 out of 5
Overall performance of the so called 4-star resort is far less from actual experience! The following are reasons why we would not go back. 1) Beach towels not available. It’s a first come basis and overall capacity seemed low. 2) After a heavy pour, one of the windows had a leak and we could hear the drip within our room. 3) 2 cockroaches spotted and taken out in our bathroom. I noted this to the cleaning personal the next morning. 4) Furniture was old and overall room looked like it was from the 80s. 5) Early AM coffee urge thwarted with non functional coffee machine. 6) Nonresponsive front desk as I tried to report some issues. The only positive, dining room restaurant was nice.

Posted by , from South Florida on Oct 1, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020

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5 out of 5
We loved it pretty close to everything easy access to beach and so much wild life all around

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2019 by Team Casa Ybel Resort

Thank you for the excellent review. 70% of Sanibel Island is a natural wildlife preserve. We hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5
Excellent location of beach. Fun place for kids to run around. Staff was very helpful. Slightly older buildings but views from balcony were outstanding. Our oven was slightly dirty so difficult to cook. Our kids loved the experience and we will be back.

Posted by on Feb 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 26, 2019 by Team Casa Ybel Resort

Thank you for your wonderful review. Until next time!

4 out of 5

Christmas at Casa Ybel

We spent six days and five nights at Casa Ybel. The grounds and facilities are beautiful and very peaceful. The pool is great, tennis courts nice and the grounds are pristine. There's a nice, peaceful, quiet tropical vibe at the property. Our one bedroom place was nice, and it was great to have a kitchen. We had a beach view room and the screened in balcony was a great place to chill and look at the ocean. The couch in the living area was very uncomfortable which was okay since we were outside most of the time. Occasionally there was a weird sort of sewer-like smell near the tub/toilet area in the bathroom. Something you sort of resent in a very expensive hotel room. The staff was friendly and helpful and there are lots of nice amenities available. Overall this was a great property. One minor warning: food at Coconuts the poolside bar/grill is way overpriced for the quality of food. It was $29.00 for a small (think plastic medium-sized cup) smoothie, one order of undercooked French fries and 4 shrimp on limp lettuce. Just saying...

Posted by , from Maryland on Dec 30, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2017 by Team Casa Ybel Resort

Thank you for the positive review. We appreciate your visit and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the property and hope you'll join us again in the future. Warm regards from the team at Casa Ybel Resort.

2 out of 5

Not well maintained. Living on their laurels

Pros: nothing really
Cons: see above
Location: Many Local restaurants closed--even over the weekend
Dirty bathroom. Dirty dishes and no paper towels on arrival. Stuck pocket doors in bathrooms so that there is no privacy All beach chairs (rented by guests per day or by week) are removed by staff at the too early time of 5pm, well before dark and low tide--forcing us to leave the beach (the reason we vacationed ) far too early. Must turn in wet towels to stand by pool by 5 pm or carry them around --not fun at all Should spray for no-see-ums and insects by the pool/Coconuts bar/restaurant

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

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Property Features

Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sun loungers. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Casa Ybel Resort like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a garden and a terrace. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Sanibel resort.

  • 114 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 6
  • Kitchen
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Casa Ybel Resort offers 114 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Rooms open to furnished lanais. Accommodations have separate living rooms and are furnished with queen sofa beds. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star resort have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, and hair dryers. This Sanibel resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private lanai (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Coconuts Bar/Grill - This poolside restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Thistle Lodge - This beachfront restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 25

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The Casa Ybel Resort check-in is after 3 PM. The registration office is located at 2255 West Gulf Drive, on Sanibel Island. The registration office is on the right-hand side after entering the resort and is open 24 hours each day, seven days a week. Guests requiring check-in outside normal hours may contact the hotel at the telephone number provided on the reciept after booking.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 7.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 7.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Casa Ybel
  • Casa Ybel Resort
  • Casa Ybel Resort Sanibel
  • Casa Ybel Sanibel
  • Ybel
  • Ybel Resort
  • Casa Ybel Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Casa Ybel Resort Sanibel Island
  • Casa Ybel Sanibel Island
  • Sanibel Island Casa Ybel
  • Casa Ybel Sanibel Island
  • Sanibel Island Casa Ybel
  • Casa Ybel Resort Sanibel Island
  • Casa Ybel Resort Resort
  • Casa Ybel Resort Sanibel
  • Casa Ybel Resort Resort Sanibel
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.