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West Wind Inn

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3345 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #17 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Hampton, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 5 nights at the West Wind Inn on Sanibel Island. Very enjoyable visit. The rooms appeared to be recently renovated with new bathroom fixtures. Room has a screened in veranda, ours was facing the pool. Bath room was a bit small, but I didn't stay on Sanibel to spend time in the bathroom.

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Elon College, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The West Wind is old, but well maintained. The rooms and grounds are kept very clean. The inn is on the beach and offers chair and umbrella rentals. They have a nice pool, pool bar and on-site restaurant. Rooms have stoves, refrigerators and microwaves. My only complaint was that the towels were nearly threadbare. I'd stay here again.

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Roswell, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Sanibel Island before and really enjoyed the natural beauty- the shells, nature, clean. I did not know much about West Wind before making a reservation, and I felt a bit apprehensive because I feared it would be too far from the beach I used to frequent. However, I have been pleasantly surprised. The property is steps from... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I (from St. Louis) love Sanibel - no high rises, pristine beaches, lots of nature activities (even for those of us who aren't positively keen on nature, the Tarpon Bay kayak tour is WONDERFUL!). This was our first time at West Wind Inn. We selected this property because it is the last commercial property - to the... More

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Janet F, Public Relations Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing West Wind Inn as your Sanibel vacation destination. We appreciate your compliments on our rooms, the beaches, our pool, and much more. If you enjoyed your kayak tour, during your next stay with us, you should definitely take advantage of the bike rentals and over 30 miles of trails the island has to offer. Please be... More

Newmarket, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visitors to Sanibel. Family of four, mom, dad and two school age kids. Stayed for nine nights. Our room: Second floor, facing the Gulf. In room: two double beds, bar fridge and microwave, desk, dresser, coffee table, 2 large chairs. Medium size modern bathroom with huge shower and long counter. Granite counter tops in bathroom and on dresser.... More

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Janet F, Public Relations Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing West Wind Inn for your first Sanibel vacation destination. We appreciate your compliments on our quiet up-to-date rooms, our staff, the cleanliness of our grounds, and much more! During this time of year Sanibel Island is at its' peak in high season, we highly recommend considering bike rentals to help with the traffic on the island... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was not the first time that I have stayed on Sanibel Island, but was that first time that I had stayed at the West Wind Inn. I must say that the stay was very enjoyable and would stay there again. Room: The room was huge with two full beds (had room for queens) and also had a full kitchen... More

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Janet F, Public Relations Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at West Wind Inn for your vacation. We are happy to hear that your experience with us was enjoyable. We endorse your compliments on our huge rooms, the pool, and our beaches. Unfortunately during the high season, we apologize for the beach chairs being sold out and are currently working on ordering more to... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time I've stayed at the west wind. The first time made an impression. Staff was helpful and location was storybook perfect. I cannot explain how many staff problems we experienced this time. From promising a room they couldn't deliver, stating it was impossible and accusing me of being mistaken (I confirmed it multiple times), to attempting... More

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Janet F, Public Relations Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

West Wind Inn appreciates your choice to stay with us again during your vacation. Thank you for taking your time to write a review and bring to our attention your experience. We apologize for the miscommunication and confusion with our staff with a room you were promised. Thank you for understanding that mishaps like this do occur, but we want... More

Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

For the most part, we enjoyed our stay at the West Wind Inn. First the pros: the location is nice and quiet, the beach and pool facilities were great (we actually enjoyed it more than Bowmans Beach), we loved the private balcony, the restaurant had great breakfast, and the front desk staff was very nice and helpful. However, the rooms... More

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Janet F, Public Relations Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation with us at West Wind Inn. We appreciate your enjoyment of our location, the beach, our pool facilities,the restaurant, front desk. and much more. We are currently in the process of updating and renovating some of the rooms during our high season. Our guests' concerns and suggestions are very important to us... More

Sanibel Island, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I haven't stayed at this hotel but have eaten there several times. This restaurant is a hidden gem that was wonderful for breakfast as well as lunch. They have an interesting variety of omelets. The orange juice is fresh squeezed and the coffee is great. For lunch on a Sunday I had the grouper sandwich with sweet potato fries. It's... More

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Janet F, Public Relations Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to continouslly dine with us. We agree that we are a hidden gem and a quiet place on the end of the island. Please let us know about your experience when you dine with us next, and don't forget to ask for recommendations on our menu! More

Cresskill, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We usually try to find time for a trip to Sanibel in the Winter! By February, we want to escape the cold of the north, even if for a few days. I appreciated the location of this inn. Quieter area of the island, and not far from JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, which we biked through every day. There were... More

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Janet F, Public Relations Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing West Wind Inn to beat the cold up north. Your compliments on our quiet location, well cleaned rooms, and pool is greatly appreciated. If you enjoyed biking, on your next visit please inquire with the front desk staff about renting kayaks as well. We are looking forward to your next visit with us. More

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Additional Information about West Wind Inn

Also Known As:
West Wind Hotel Sanibel Island
West Wind Hotel
West Wind Sanibel Island
West Wind Inn Sanibel Is
Address: 3345 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#13 Romantic Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — West Wind Inn 3*
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