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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 #17 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
carandken Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first impression of the property was not particularly favorable. From the outside, a bit worn, dated and something from another era. But once you got into the daily routine, my opinion changed for the better. These folks aim to please. Just ask, and it's reasonable no problem. The maintenance of the property is very through and pool area is... More 

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

Dear Carandken, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Song of the Sea! I am pleased to know that our staff made you feel welcome at our resort and provided you with a fantastic vacation! As an experienced traveler, we understand that you have many desires when choosing a resort, so we are very proud that... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

clean, friendly, loved the bikes, view from room awesome..nice make up mirror in bathroom, they left wine and decorated with flowers and swan towels for our anniversary...breakfast great.. comfy beds.. nice heated pool and outdoor hot tub... nice tiki bar at hotel next door...very quiet and great for couples..also provided beach towels which was very nice..overall a really great place... More 

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

Dear Benn05, Thank you for highlighting your wonderful visit to Song of the Sea! I am so glad you were able to celebrate your anniversary with us while allowing our staff to go above and beyond to meet your needs. We are pleased that you were able to experience all of the wonderful complimentary amenities that we offer at our... More 

Atlantic Beach, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited this property on May 6th 2015 and left on May 9th 2015. The visit started off well, we arrived from the airport at 10;00am and our room was ready. We checked in and proceeded to the beach. There were no beach chairs available to us! so we sat on the sand and about an hour... More 

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

Dear Territory145, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts of Song of the Sea. I am sorry to hear that your stay with us was not as you desired. With all of the amenities we have to offer, I am disappointed that you were unable to enjoy some of them, especially the use of our beach chairs... More 

Bern, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stay at the hotel was excellent. The gulf view top floor suite enjoys a beautiful view over the Sanibel beach, which is particularly nice due to the restrictions of the nature reserve. Downside is that only a limited number of beach chairs are allowed on the beach (never enough for everybody) and people already reserve chairs in the early... More 

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

Dear OliverB832, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your recent visit to Song of the Sea! I am very pleased to know that you thoroughly enjoyed being at our resort. Thank you for allowing our staff to meet each of your needs and provide you with a perfect stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at Song of the Sea. The staff was so friendly. Our room was clean and pleasant. Quick walk to the beach. Although we didn't use the kitchen in our room it was fully equipped and we would definitely use it on our next visit. We would stay here again.

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

Dear Robin S, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your recent visit to Song of the Sea! I am so glad that our staff was able to go above and beyond to provide you with a wonderful stay. I am also pleased to know that the accommodations in your room were very fitting for your needs. We look... More 

Kissimmee, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

Dear Crawford H, Thank you for taking a moment to share your wonderful experience at Song of the Sea! I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed every single aspect of your stay with us. Thank you for allowing our staff to exceed your expectations provide you with an unforgettable vacation. I have shared your kind words with the... More 

Iowa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 

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