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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 26 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay here. Song of the Sea is small, intimate, and quiet. The staff was wonderful and helped make our honeymoon stay perfect! I loved our breakfasts on the patio...fresh blueberries and strawberries. Loved the extras although we only took advantage of the beach chairs and free bikes. Next time I plan to kayak and paddle board. Thank... More 

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

Dear Sande M, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Song of the Sea! I am pleased to know that you had a wonderful honeymoon with us and were able to enjoy some of our complimentary amenities. Next time you visit, you will become a kayak/paddle board pro! We look forward to seeing you again soon.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amzing place that is well kept and clean. We stayed in an upstairs unit and it was perfect for us. Screen in porch , comfortable bed and a ceiling fan! room was larger than I expected and the kitchen was perfect for our needs. pool was nice and clean and the view was absolutely stunning! breakfast buffet was fresh and... More 

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

Dear lornem, Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay at Song of the Sea! I am pleased to know that our accommodations were perfect your needs and allowed you to thoroughly enjoy your time with us. The Florida heat is quite strong, but luckily our delightful breakfast helped you stay refreshed. We look forward to your... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a low key relaxing week here. Didn't rent a car. Used the free bikes to go everywhere we needed. Restaurants are an easy bike away as is the grocery store. We used the grill at the hotel to cook and eat on the beach one night. Beach is directly in front and shelling was great. Great walking and... More 

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

Dear Ann G, Thank you for sharing your experience at Song of the Sea! I am very pleased to know that our staff was able to take great care of you while providing an excellent vacation. It sounds like you were also able to take in some of the great sights that Sanibel has to offer while you used our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at Song of the Sea from June 4-June 8th. We were very pleased with the resort itself. It's a smaller, intimate resort and you get the feeling you're the only one there, even though they were totally booked. The room was very clean, a little worn, but totally comfortable. The bed was extremely comfortable giving us both a great... More 

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

Dear Francesca995, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Song of the Sea! We are so pleased that you were able to take advantage of our many complimentary amenities while enjoying your time with us. We are also glad you enjoyed the delicious cinnamon bread included with our breakfast! We look forward to serving you... More 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This hotel, located directly on the beach on Sanibel island has a west Indies vibe that most travelers will find quaint. I stayed at this hotel about 10 years ago, and I can tell you that the décor and furnishings have not changed - only a little more worn and tired looking. The daily breakfast buffet is delicious and well... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you love to swim in a calm ocean and collect beautiful sea shells, this is the place for you! Relaxed, very comfortable, and has everything you need for a stress-free vacation. Although it is a tad expensive, the kitchenette, free breakfast, free beach chairs/umbrellas, and free bicycle use saved us enough each day to make it work. The screened-in... More 

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

Dear GABeth, Thank you for sharing your experience at Song of the Sea! We are so glad you were able to enjoy a stress-free vacation while relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of Sanibel. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First time there, the staff were so very friendly the entire time, big bonus! Included was a great continental breakfast, bikes, kayaks, umbrellas, shuffle board, pool, and paddleboards.We were there off season, beginning of June so it wasn't too busy. My only regret is not paying more for an ocean view, extra money but if I had made the reservation........ More 

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

Dear Suesmcd, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Song of the Sea! I am pleased to know that our staff was able to provide a wonderful first experience for you, while allowing you to take advantage of our various amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Sincerely, Charlie Watkins Assistant General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Just got back from our first visit to Sanibel Island, FL. We stayed at the Song of the Sea and absolutely loved it. Very pristine and quiet.. We loved the screened in porches, small kitchenette and terrific beach. Susie, who set up, stocked, cleaned and sometimes even served the continental breakfast each morning was a gem. Her loving greeting each... More 

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

Dear Julie L, Thank you taking the time to share your experience at Song of the Sea! I am pleased to know that our staff was able to provide you with a wonderful first visit to Sanibel. Susie is certainly a warming presence, we are so proud to have her as a valued member of our team. We look forward... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We can see why people keep coming back year after year. It’s not the fanciest place, but has so much more to offer than that! The staff was Awesome and so nice!!! They made our stay there so enjoyable. Our room was immaculate and had everything we needed in it. Our bed was comfortable, the air conditioning worked well, the... More 

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

Dear Nep2nesreef, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your recent visit to Song of the Sea! I am very pleased to know that our staff was able to go above and beyond to provide you with an exquisite stay. We always enjoy seeing and hearing about the memorable shell collections that our guests gather right outside our doors.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We just returned from 4 nights here..room was clean..beds clean and comfortable. .kitchenette slightly dated but frig and sink was all we needed. The lady that took care of the breakfast (suzie) was so friendly! We never had trouble finding a beach chair and that staff was very nice as well! It was a little pricey but for us well... More 

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

Dear lovebbb, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Song of the Sea! I am pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and our staff was friendly and helpful. We understand that you have many desires when choosing a resort, so we are very proud that you continue to choose Song of the Sea as your... More 

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