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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 #14 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here in March of 2014 and want to go back. We had a a great room which was perfect for the two of us. The room was clean and well kept, there was not a lot of room in the bedroom. The king size bed took up the entire room. We had a view of the beach and... More

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We're delighted your recent stay at Song of the Sea was a positive experience, and we look forward to your return visit! The continental breakfast is a big hit with our guests as are the complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas that you mentioned. We'll see you next year! More

Tampa, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Customers pay mainly for the location and breakfast--both were very good. There is no computer available for customer use, however; customers are expected to go to the public library where an account will be created for them to check their email. Checking email becomes a two-hour affair because of the traffic on the main road. When I inquired about a... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you prefer smaller hotels to larger resorts, then you will like this hotel. The rooms are ok, they could do with a little modernisation, and some mats for the tiled floor. The bathroom is also quite small, but it's functional. The free breakfast is surprisingly good, with a good range including fruit, cereals, bagels, pastries and even make your... More

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Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited for a three day escape from winter weather and loved it. Our goal was to both see Sanibel and also have a base from which to visit Spring Training Red Sox games at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. Song of the Sea was perfect and we will look forward to returning to the same hotel when visiting the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

'Song of the Sea' is what Goldilocks was looking for: Just right! This quiet, comfortable, friendly hotel is perfect for adults looking to get away for a break. Everyone is very helpful, rooms are large and well-equipped with a mini-kitchen, comfortable beds (that means medium firm) and a nice nature view. The pool is heated, breakfast is real (real juice,... More

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Eight of us got together for a long girlfriend weekend. We reserved the 4 ground floor adjoining rooms, which had us right on the beach behind a small sand-dune. This allowed us to walk the beach at dawn and do some amazing shelling. Trust me shelling and dawn were not on my agenda but they were just fabulous. I will... More

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Pasadena, Maryland, United States
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed for two nights in February, and enjoyed it thoroughly. The sandy beach had plenty of shells and remarkably tame bird life -- posing for dawn portraits in perfect light. Breakfast on the patio was comfortable and plentiful. The only hitch was checking out. Although we were all paid up, no one was available to check us out for... More

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Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We have stayed at the Inns of Sanibel 's other facilities and Song of the Sea is the best in our book. We liked having a fully tiled room (no carpet) . The room was quiet, kept clean by excellent housekeeping staff. Bath room is a bit small but tolerable. Furniture needs updating, chairs uncomfortable. The location is perfect, easy... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

There's nothing better than being able to leave your room and walk barefoot to the beach! We stayed in one of the gulf front rooms on the second floor. The view was amazing from our lanai. The rooms are furnished a little strangely though. The bedroom only had enough room for a king bed and two night stands. No place... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We had a great, quiet time at the Song of the Sea. From the continental breakfast to the pool to the hot tub to the free bikes! The staff was great starting with Cindy when we checked in. Our short walk to the beach was breath taking. We will definitely recommend staying here. Thank you!

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  • Free bikes(12)
  • King bed(6)
  • Complimentary breakfast(5)
  • Very clean(5)
  • Hot tub(4)

Additional Information about Song of the Sea

Address: 863 E. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Song of the Sea 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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