The West Wind Inn is located on a quiet stretch of sand on West Gulf Blvd on Sanibel. The location is fabulous, and the staff of the property is warm, friendly, and efficient. It has the feel of Old Florida, but with the comforts of a quiet resort. The Normandie restaurant on site is great, though was not open for dinner during our off-season stay. Our room had two queen beds, ample air-conditioning, and a screened-in lanai. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, including Sally in the gift shop who takes the reservations for beach chairs and umbrellas. Housekeeping was very generous with the towels and face cloths, and managed to get all the sand out of our room each day.
The butterfly garden is just gorgeous. We almost missed this until our last day, but it is well worth a visit. The banyan and Cuban pine trees that flank the entrance are incredible, and there really are butterflies in there! The West Wind Inn is very close to Ding Darling wildlife refuge and is right on the bike path that traverses the island.
The West Wind Inn is a great getaway location.
- 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