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Song of the Sea
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2011

Excelent location. Rooms are a bit dated but OK. Rugs should be tossed out. After the psycho drama of changing rooms (This is not like checking into a 4 * hotel.), the help was very friendly and helpful. They've got bikes to ride and a very nice free breakfast - good waffles. Sanibel is a beautiful place and this hotel is fine. More of a couples place, newly weds and oldsters!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

My fiancee and I had the most wonderful trip recently to Song of the Sea on Sanibel Island. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, they make you feel so welcomed. They think of everything, they even gave us a nice bottle of wine with glasses one night that were compliments of the hotel. Our stay even included breakfast each morning on the tropical patio with fresh fruit, cereal, waffles, etc. The rooms have everything you need, comfortable bed, great clean showers, ocean views, and even have a kitchenette in case you want to eat in. It is so convenient to be located right on the beach, just a short walk leads you to a powder white sand beach with an ocean as warm as a bathtub. Beautiful shells are everywhere to be found, it's easy to spend hours just strolling along the beach. The pool bar at the sister property Sanibel Inn next door is a great place to grab a snack or drink. In fact, the burger is probably the best one on the island! There are lots of great restaurants within a bike ride or short drive and plenty of activities to do in the area. Song of the Sea is truly a gem and we will definitely be coming back again soon!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

I have been going to Sanibel since I was a kid. My husband and i stayed here between Christmas and New Years for 6 days and it was lovely. The property is indeed Old Florida Charm, and we found the room to big just fine - fairly updated considering this is Sanibel. Room was cleaned everyday by friendly staff and the beds were comfortable. Full size refrigerator a big plus.

Granted, this place does look better than it pictures but the relaxation level of this place makes it worth it.

Just a few steps from the beach and they had a decent pool as well. Free continental breakfast.

My one request is that they would ask guests to not swim in the pool before 9am - as many of the rooms surround the pool. Lots of NOISY kids waking me up at 8am on vacation? Not cool. Other than that we had no real complaints.

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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

My husband and I needed to get away for a couple days and I had never been to Sanibel.
We decided on Song of the Seas by the reviews on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed.
It was just what we wanted. Quaint , quiet and special. The beach was beautiful, the pool and jacuzzi was nice. We plan to go back. I did not like the wine, I would have another choice. The bed is a little firm, but not enough to complain about. The employees are the best everyone is so friendly and helpful, if needed. Everyone says hello.
We enjoyed our stay very much.

Room Tip: Rooms are very clean and nicely decorated.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Walked in room and had the moldy , mildewy smell that was horrible.
Chairs around pool were filled with mildew and chairs out on beach.
I know this is s a problem with beach resorts but how do some of them get by with not having that problem and otheres don't.
I think it is a lack of staff able to clean these things periodically..
Way too exspensive for old furnishings and worn beds.
Staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

We spent 4 days here and would love to return tomorrow! Everyone is friendly, breakfast is good, sights are one of a kind! The room was perfect with lots of room and comfy beds. We loved having the kitchen and even used some of the wine that was given to us when we checked in. Easy drive from airport and beautiful scenery. Close to shopping, groceries and free bikes at hotel.

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Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

After looking at many properties and reading many reviews, we decided to stay at Song of the Sea. They have mastered the marketing on the website. The grounds definetly need some work. The beach chairs and umbrellas were old, and broken. Only 1 pink beach umbrella which was broken!! The rooom was clean,except for the front door, which was full of bugs. Daily maid service was very good. Requests for extra towels and late check out was granted.The breakfast area could have used a lot of work. Location is great and although there were some children, they were quiet .A little more attention to the grounds would definetly enhance the propetrty. We will return to the SanCap area, but will not stay here unless some updating is done.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7098
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range: £161 - £352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Song of the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Song of the Sea is a romantic Beachfront European style inn located on beautiful Sanibel Island. This intimate inn offers individualized personal service with picturesque views of the beach and the warm Gulf waters on the horizon. To welcome each guest, the Inn offers a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. The newly updated guestrooms and suites feature rich combinations of mahogany toned wood and wicker combined with fabrics in shades that mimic the sun-soaked sand just steps away. After a day in the sun, relax by watching the new 42" flat panel television or enjoy a glass of wine on the screened balcony. All of the accommodations feature demi-kitchens to create the perfect vacation home away from home. Greet each morning with a complimentary continental breakfast complete with make your own waffles, an assortment of breakfast breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee in a beautiful setting on the Inn’s lanai. After breakfast, relax by the pool and spa or take a long bicycle tour of the island’s 23 miles of bike paths. The bicycles are compliments of Song of the Sea. Explore the natural beauty of Sanibel, with two thirds of the island a nature preserve, or find a special treasure in one of the shops on Periwinkle Drive. Whether you chose to relax or explore, Song of the Sea gives each guest the peaceful solitude to reconnect with nature and loved ones. ... more   less 
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