We stayed at the West Wind Inn for two nights with a family of four (two small children). The hotel was okay, but nothing more than that. Within our tour of Florida, this hotel received our lowest score. The room we had was dark, and therefore a bit gloomy. The room safe turned out to be unreliable. We had nothing stolen or anything, but it simply did not function correctly. The pool has only a limited number of tables/chairs with shade, leading to guests 'reserving' tables and chairs early in the day, without actually being in the pool. The size of the pool is good, and the hotel is directly on the beach. The one positive feature, unique for our tour, was the kitchenette, enabling us to prepare our own breakfast. All in all, we found the hotel adequate, but not memorable.
Something the hotel cannot help, but is important to know for travelers to Sanibel Island, is that you will most probably encounter lots of biting sandflies (a.k.a. "no-see-ums"). Bring strong insect repellent.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- West Wind Hotel Sanibel Island
- West Wind Sanibel Island
- West Wind Inn Sanibel Island, Florida