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West Wind Inn

3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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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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Medina, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spend three nights at hotel and we really ejoyed ourselves. Rooms were a little small with 2 double beds but they had a nice fridge and stove to cook a few things and make the stay much more relaxing. Staff was so nice and helpful. Pool bar had good food and drink options at a very reasonable cost. I... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We'd stayed at another place last year during our first visit to Sanibel but hoped to find something a little nicer, frankly, while still not too pricey. We hit the right mark with this one. Remote enough to be off the most-traffic-beset roads but very accessible. Accommodations were clean, spacious and very comfortable. Nicely appointed kitchen for folks who need... More 

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WWI-Guest-Services, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear Rachel T, Thank you for you recent stay and honest review of the West WInd Inn. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay as much as you did! I agree that our location and services provided for the value are 2nd to none of the Island of Sanibel. If you could please reach out to me at... More 

Duluth, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The West Wind is very well located. The rooms are clean, with each having it's own screen porch.Front desk staff attentive and friendly. The swimming pool is well maintained with a large surrounding veranda for sunbathing.Gulf beach access is unobstructed . Great beach for walking and shelling.

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WWI-Guest-Services, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bruce2243, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the West Wind Inn. I would agree that our location and services provided for the value are 2nd to none on the island of Sanibel. As you pointed out, our "well maintained" pool area has been modernized recently with all brand new deck loungers and and umbrellas. Thank you... More 

Delaware, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I booked at the West Wind, I asked if they had rooms with showers instead of tubs, and the reservationist assured me that they had a room which would satisfy my request. That's the only thing good I could say about the room we had. The bathroom was tiny--it surely couldn't accommodate a wheel chair but it was billed... More 

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WWI-Guest-Services, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear MJR869, Thank you for your recent stay and honest review of the West Wind Inn. I would like to converse with you some more so that I can see where any short falls came in the reservation process. In regards to your request to have the room cleaned early, we do have 103 rooms on property and it has... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I had a few days to get away and booked this inn based on its positive reviews and gulf front location. Boy were we disappointed! Our room was cramped and musty smelling. The rooms were advertised as recently updated, but that was not the case. The bathroom was so small that you could not get in and... More 

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WWI-Guest-Services, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Ddeerob10, Thank you for your recent stay and honest review of the West Wind Inn. As you and others can see from our mostly positive reviews, your experience is concerning to me. I do apologize for the huge housekeeping oversight in your room. If you could please reach out to me so that I can ascertain the room number so... More 

Saline, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

West Wind Inn has a lovely location and the grounds are well groomed. Gorgeous beach, pool, bar, shuffle board areas are fantastic for families. Bike rentals are available as well as tennis courts. The two story room facilities are cozy around the pool area and close to the beach. Where the Inn falls short is in the rooms. The rooms... More 

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WWI-Guest-Services, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lorna H, Thank you for your recent stay and honest review of the West Wind Inn. I am glad you enjoyed our amenities such as our gulf front pool and Upper Deck Pool Bar with sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. I would also agree that our rooms have either 2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed and... More 

Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at West Wind Inn from April 2 until April 12, 2015. This was our 5th visit to the Inn and again we weren't disappointed. The people on the front desk are welcoming. Bob is very kind and helpful. The rooms and kitchettes, although small by some standards, are efficient and very clean. Each one has... More 

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Connersville, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were happy that we could find a room on Sanibel during the peak season! The rates were reasonable through the week, for a couple of days, but weekends a bit pricey, but one could expect that right on the beach. The room was cozy and bed and bedding very comfortable. We were pleased with the updated decor and bathroom... More 

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Carp, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights in March and found our room to be satisfactory for two travelling companions. The price of this hotel clearly reflects the accommodations. Our room, albeit small for a long stay, was clean and the location is amazing. Couples and families were enjoying the shuffleboard and pool but we preferred the absolutely gorgeous beach. A bonus was... More 

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WWI-Guest-Services, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dedi91, Thank you for your recent stay and honest review of the West Wind Inn. I completely agree that our location is 2nd to none on Sanibel Island! We strive to both meet and exceed the demands of the leisure guest but also offer value and make your stay as relaxing and convenient as we can by offering Breakfast,... More 

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

cloudy & dirty wine glasses, lipstick on my coffee cups & dirt & old food under my bed. i needed a break from work, the city, etc & altho the location is fine the accommodations weren't less the appeallng. spend about $300 a night for a room that just didn't match the cost. internet?? you need it? for get it.... More 

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