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Song of the Sea

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863 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #15 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this gorgeous hotel / Inn on Monday 13/14 th April , We have stayed in lots of hotels around the world and I can honestly say this one was nearly at the top of the list . If it is an idealic break you are looking for this is the place. The staff are so so friendly... More 

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Iowa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a smaller place and were glad not to be at a mega resort. Song of the Sea's best qualities include the proximity to the beach and the included breakfast. It's delightful to be able to linger over fresh fruit (we especially loved the oranges!), and choices of cereal, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, pastries and breads, and waffles... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Wetravel2learn, Thank you for taking a moment to highlight your experience at Song of the Sea! We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and were able to experience our delightful breakfast. At Song of the Sea, we are very proud of the quaint, relaxing environment that we provide, and it surely sounds... More 

Delaware
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: small hotel, the pool always had an open chair. Free breakfast daily with a good variety. Bikes and water sports included in room charge. There were always bikes when we wanted them. Super nice and easy going staff. Screen porches with chairs and great views (get a 2nd floor room though to see the water). Small kitchenette that... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear TeamFitzDelaware, Thank you for sharing your experience at Song of the Sea! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of some of our complimentary amenities. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 days/3 nights the week before Easter. We chose a gulf view room on the second floor and it was lovely. After reviewing the gulf front rooms on the first floor (only ones available at time), It seemed that we made the right choice as the ocean front view did not substantiate the cost difference from gulf view.... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Sungoddessrah, Thank you taking the time to highlight your recent stay at Song of the Sea! I am delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy every aspect of your stay. Thank you for allowing our staff to exceed your expectations and provide an exquisite visit for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again... More 

Waterford, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Song of the Sea is relaxing, very clean, comfortable, and quiet, with a great continental breakfast. We already booked a week for next year because we were so impressed! Right on the water for great beach walks at sunrise and sunset. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly!

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear 23Deb, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts on Song of the Sea. I am so glad our quaint, romantic location provided such a fantastic getaway for you. Thank you for allowing our staff to make your stay memorable. We look forward to seeing you again next year! Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stopped and asked for a tour of the hotel as we are looking for a spot to stay next spring. The man at the front desk told us to check it out on their website. Interestingly enough we stopped at Island Inn nearby and asked the same question and were shown three potential room types. Our guide there... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Wheatontravelers, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience visiting Song of the Sea. I am very sorry to hear that you were not treated in a professional manner. As you can see from many other reviews, the main focus of our staff is customer service and being able to go above and beyond for our guests.... More 

State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was wonderful! From the beautiful cozy room, to the free breakfast, to the chairs and umbrellas on the beach....everything! The rooms were clean, the staff were friendly. We will definitely be back!

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Rachel F, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Song of the Sea. I am glad you were able to enjoy your experience at our resort and enjoy our complimentary amenities. Thank you for allowing our staff to exceed your expectations, I will be sharing your kind remarks with them as well. We look forward... More 

Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been vacationing at Song of the Sea since 2003 - every March faithfully. My husband and I were drawn to the property because of the location, quaintness as well as the friendly staff that greeted us each time we walked in the door. I'm not fussy on vacation as long as I have clean room, comfortable bed and... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Plowhearth, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Song of the Sea. We thoroughly appreciate your continued loyalty over the past 12 years. As a repeat guest, I am sure you can see many of the various improvements we are currently making across the board at Song of the Sea. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Sanibel Island. Although the rooms are somewhat dated at Song of the Sea, we found the accommodations to be very clean, comfortable and restful. The room itself was large by today's standards and included a kitchen equipped with a full size refrigerator, small apartment-size range, microwave and coffee maker. The bathroom was small but... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Clc043, Thank you for taking the time to express your feelings about Song of the Sea. I am very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and our staff helped make your vacation relaxing and comfortable. You are absolutely right, there is no better way to start your morning than sitting on a balcony overlooking the ocean with... More 

North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The rooms in this hotel are very dated: the one large burner on the stove did not work at all. Stove was ancient. Dishes, glasses and utensils were minimal in quality and quantity. Front door to room was peeling and in need of replacement. Bathroom was small, which is fine, but very badly outfitted. The one tiny bar of soap... More 

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Charlie W, Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear LW1147, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Song of the Sea. I am very sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. As you can see from many other reviews, we aim to make each of our guests feel welcome and comfortable during their visit, and clearly we did not provide... More 

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