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Song of the Sea
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I researched places to stay on tripadvisor and found this perfect gem. We came down to get married on the beaches of Sanibel Island. Finding a romantic yet economical lodging was important. The grounds are beautiful and serene. The room was spacious and I found all the modern amenities we were hoping for. The bonus was a lighted makeup mirror! How convenient for my wedding makeup application. On others reviews they gave thumbs up to the breakfast and I agree. Go for the make your own waffles. Every morning I made one (or 2) and added fresh fruit and berries. Cindy is the Innkeeper there and she is the best host. Warm, professional and helpful. She answered all of our questions and was very accommodating. They offer bikes to use and we went for a few rides around town. Happily now wed, we will miss it in Sanibel and The Song of the Sea. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: Top floors offer a beach view
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Pippintwosie
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John L, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2014

Thank you so much for your great review during your special time! We are so thankful that you took the time to share your thoughts with us and will be sharing your review with our team and celebrating Cindy for her outstanding service during your visit. We do hope to see you for another stay...maybe to celebrate your anniversary!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We have 5 kids so we really wanted/ needed to get away for the weekend. Resort was very quiet. No kids splashing in the pool. It is an older property. It was definitely clean and the view of the ocean was beautiful. Do not accept 1st floor if you are paying for ocean view. You can't see. The room was very small. Tile floor was not very welcoming. The couch in the living room was tiny and cheap. The bed was comfortable, however the king size was shoved into a teeny tiny room. The bedroom was a bed. Not even space to walk around the bed. Loved the free bicycles. Rode all over the island. The breakfast was ok. The only highlight was the fresh cut up fruit. There was a waffle maker and the usual stale bread and bagels.

Overall, $355 seemed too expensive for what you get. Unless it is worth that much to you just to be ON the beach. Just be aware, it's not upscale at all in terms of rooms , furnishings, or amenities. If you want quiet , peace and serenity , and great beach access , this is terrific. If you want a room. That is inviting and luxurious , forget it.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
5  Thank Karen H
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John L, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Thank you Karen H for sharing what you loved about our property and also sharing with us your ideas for our improvement. We do pride ourselves on the quaint, intimate setting that our property provides to our guests and the ability it lends to couples who enjoy reconnecting.

We share every opportunity to improve with our team and your comments provide us valuable insight. I hope that we will see you again in the future and you will see the improvements that your comments will contribute to making.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

just what we were looking for. intimate hotel with nice size rooms and all that you need for a relaxing quiet vacation. a bottle of wine in the room upon arrival, light breakfast in the morning, chairs and umbrellas on the beach, pool and hot tub, large fridge and small stove in the room, and bikes for your use during your stay. The beach is nothing like we have ever seen. seashells everywhere you look! clean sand and of course the Gulf of Mexico! the hotel was the perfect place to sit on the beach, play in the water, or just relax by the pool. Sister hotel next door has a bar and restaurant to get a quick bite. close to all the island has to offer (restaurants, shopping ,and fishing). we will be back again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank kdole45
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

When staying on Sanibel Island, this is definitely the place to stay. The staff here is friendly and helpful. The breakfast each morning offers a great way to start the day; the fresh-squeezed juice is a big plus. The rooms are comfortable, and the views are amazing. The pool is clean and inviting. Another plus for this place is the free use of bicycles. This is our third stay here, and we will most definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank TravelerSkier
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Best trip ever. The service was stellar. The Ocean View was spectacular and our room was lovely old fashioned Sanibel. We traveled around to Captive and Sanibel. Try the Bubble Room. The Many Restaurants. Bowman's Beach. Our Beach. We made great friends. Took the Paradise Island Boat Trip to the Outter Islands. Went to the J.N. Ding Darling WildLife Reserve. Rode the Bike. We have many memories and plan to return hope as soon as next year. We have some Lovely Shells and Beautiful Pictures. Enjoy.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
7  Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This was our first visit to Sanibel and we absolutely loved this charming place!! We loved the quiet and quaint atmosphere of the Inn. From the free continental breakfast, free bike rental, beach chairs and umbrellas provided, to great location and comfortable rooms and the friendly and helpful staff this all made for a wonderful stay!!! We are definitely planning on returning to Sanibel and Song of the Sea!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank SMITH1210
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We took a seven day vacation to celebrate my wife's birthday at the Song of the Sea, Sanibel, Florida. We had a great experience. The place was great, great location. The crew at the facility went over their way to accommodate all our needs timely. We will go back again, hopefully soon.

Room Tip: Do not be cheap. Go for the best. The beach front or at least a beach view second floor rooms are th...
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3  Thank Alex L
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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: £163 - £356 (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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