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Song of the Sea

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   863 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #12 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Sterling5231 Tampa, Florida
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location is fabulous, but some improvements needed. We had a gulf front room, but having to crawl over the bed (as there is barely six inches between bed and wall) was some what comical! Bathroom nicely redone with good shower and thick towels. No ice bucket in the room though. Having read that securing a beach chair and umbrella could... More

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Boynton Beach
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

3rd times a charm.... This was our 3rd Birthday in Sanibel at the Song of the Sea. We had such a relaxing time. It is such a charming hotel. The staff are very helpful. Though we miss Cheryl :( I would recommend the Song of the Sea if you want a nice quiet place on the beach. We will be... More

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Plant City, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just got back from our third visit to Sanibel Island, Fl. We have always stayed at The Song of the Sea Resort, it never disappoints. The resort is small and personal, a very nice change from the large resorts that the guests sometimes don't get that extra home feel from the staff. Cindy and Natale at the front desk... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small property with a great location. It is beachfront and has a pool and hot tub. When we were there the pool water was almost as hot as the hot tub, so we never went in the hot tub. Beach chairs, umbrellas and bikes were included and generally no problem getting them when we needed them.... More

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Staten Island, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from Sanibel Island, and Song of the Sea, and we already miss being there! We loved everything about this hotel, from having a pool-side room to the breakfast to being a short walk to the beach. The service was very friendly, the rooms were very clean and very welcoming, the staff was very friendly, always with smiles... More

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Mason City, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here with our children 21 and 18. All of us had a great time. Enjoyed the room and the beach was fantastic. Everyone was very helpful and curtious and liked the fact of the laundry facility! We would stay here again.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice beach hotel on a nice island. Not fancy or state of the art, but adjacent to the beach with a nice pool and spa (hot tub). Beach chairs and umbrellas provided by hotel. Complimentary breakfast was very basic and after first day went out for breakfast. There are a number of shops on the Sanibel Island, but they... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are headed home from our 5 day stay at Song of the Sea. We came here to join close friends (who have been coming here forever!!) We all had a fabulous stay!! The experience was so pleasant and relaxing and carefree. Loved Cindy in the office, she was wonderful. Loved everything about this small, quaint, beach front property. We... More

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Naples, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here recently. We arrived a couple of hours early for check-in, but the room was ready. We had a"gulf view" room with a kitchenette. It was a nice view, overlooking the pool and the grounds and had a decent view of the gulf. There was a screened-in balcony, but we never sat out there long... More

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Export, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was our first trip to Sanibel Island and we weren't disappointed. We decided on the Song of the Sea from reading other reviews. What we really enjoyed about staying at Song of the Sea was the feel and ambience of being in "old Sanibel." Yes, this facility was built 45 or 50 years ago so you aren't going to... More

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Address: 863 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Song of the Sea 3*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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Song of the Sea is a romantic Beachfront European style inn located on beautiful Sanibel Island. This intimate inn offers individualized personal service with picturesque views of the beach and the warm Gulf waters on the horizon. To welcome each guest, the Inn offers a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. The newly updated guestrooms and suites feature rich combinations of mahogany toned wood and wicker combined with fabrics in shades that mimic the sun-soaked sand just steps away. After a day in the sun, relax by watching the new 42" flat panel television or enjoy a glass of wine on the screened balcony. All of the accommodations feature demi-kitchens to create the perfect vacation home away from home. Greet each morning with a complimentary continental breakfast complete with make your own waffles, an assortment of breakfast breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee in a beautiful setting on the Inn’s lanai. After breakfast, relax by the pool and spa or take a long bicycle tour of the island’s 23 miles of bike paths. The bicycles are compliments of Song of the Sea. Explore the natural beauty of Sanibel, with two thirds of the island a nature preserve, or find a special treasure in one of the shops on Periwinkle Drive. Whether you chose to relax or explore, Song of the Sea gives each guest the peaceful solitude to reconnect with nature and loved ones. ... more   less 
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