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West Wind Inn
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

The people who greeted and gave me my room keys were very nice and accomodating to say the least. I had to change my room request and they were very pleasant and made the change with a smile. The evening sunset proved to be spectacular and from the room I could see the pool and hear music, it was exactly what I was looking for .The walk onto the beach could not of been any closer and there were alot of shells for the taking. Once on the island it was a pretty easy find for their location. I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

Having chosen one of the mid-range motels on Sanibel Island, and at a good rate, we were expecting adequate. How inadequate were our expectations! Very friendly, helpful service right in the door. Beautiful room, well beyond what we imagined -- closer to being on a cruise than in a motel. Excellent internet service, if you use it. Wonderful restaurant attached, the Normandie - we had breakfast there, loved the food, the service, and the decor. Very handy to the Ding Darling preserve (do check it out!), lots of other restaurants, has its own beach entrance and a hut for cleaning your shells, loads of bikes for rent parked outside the rooms. We could go back just to stay there, since we already got our shells! Please do check out the West Wind Inn if you plan a stay on Sanibel Island. We loved it.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

We love Sanibel island and this is the perfect hotel. It is the last hotel on the strip so it is very quiet. Beautiful beach to walk on. Very very clean rooms and and convenient. We always take a room with a kithenette. We like to take the gulf facing rooms on the ground floor so when you get up in the morning and walk out of the patio, you are basically on the beach. The kitchenette is very helpful as we always have breakfast in the room and pack our lunches for a picnic during our day out on the island. The staff is very helpful and the people staying at this hotel tend to be very nice. We have never had an issue with unpleasantness or too much noise. We are going back this winter and cannot wait.

Room Tip: Take a gulf facing room on the ground floor. Other rooms are good too but facing the beach is always...
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

We stayed here based on positive reviews we read. We were not disappointed. We arrived late on a Friday and were told our original room choice was not available and we would be upgraded to a Gulf front room. All good except the new room had two double beds instead of a king. We accepted the upgrade but would have much preffered the king bed. The new location was one of the best at the resort so no complaints. The room was very clean and nicely furnished. The only shortcoming was the bathroom. It was newly renovated but very tiny. The door hit the toilet when open and there was no way two people could be in there at the same time (except in the shower ;) ). Other than the tiny bathroom and the paper thin pool towels we enjoyed our stay very much and are already planning to go back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Europe
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

Very friendly place. Will stay here again. Great price for right on the beach.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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DeBary, Florida
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We chose this resort based mostly on the reviews already posted. We were not disappointed !
We had a gulf front kitchenette. It was a clean comfortable room with a beautiful view. The staff was very pleasant and attentive.

We especially liked the location. This is the last resort going north on West Gulf drive. That means if you walk onto the beach and walk north, you will mostly have the place to yourself.

We will be retuning again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bay Village, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

We have stayed here at least 10 times. Anytime we head for Sanibel, this is the first place we check for availability.
The staff treats you like family and truly cares that your stay is a good one.
It is not a fancy resort and may be getting up there in years, but it just doesn't matter. No room is more that 200 yards from one of the finest beaches on the island.

Room Tip: If you can't get beachfront, then go for poolside on the first floor.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: West Wind Inn
Address: 3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5501
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — West Wind Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Wind Inn is a peaceful beach-front resort on 500 feet of shelling beach. Choice of rooms includes standard guest rooms with garden or Gulf views; and guest rooms with kitchenettes, with garden or Gulf views. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurant, Normandie ; or go casual with food and drinks at our Upper Deck Poolside Bar. Swim, shell and stroll our endless beach. Do laps in our large heated pool; relax at our poolside bar and umbrella-shaded tables and chairs. Play tennis and shuffleboard or venture off-site. Sanibel Island is home to world-famous Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, outdoor recreation, theatrical venues, shopping, dining and historical attractions. ... more   less 
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