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West Wind Inn

3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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    4.5 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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Franklin Square, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay at the West Wind Inn. The rooms were clean and comfortable, staff very friendly! We loved that the hotel was right on the beach. It has a nice pool and a tiki bar! The restaurant was also enjoyable, great dinners and service.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took a chance on booking a hotel in Sanibel and really hit the jackpot here. Looking for the 'Doc Ford' experience and investigated the area seeing several of the places that Doc would frequent. The West Wind is on the beach, with a pool and a restaurant and extremely clean. The room had fresh cotton comforters and a nice little... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just came back from this trip and I'm already planning to come back. Excellent location, very well maintained facilities, loved the depth of the pool, nice to swim at more than 5 ft, the beach is fantastic. What most called my attention was to see many families and no kids playing with electronics devices. Visited the hotel with my wife... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes I agree this place is slightly over priced but it was clean and we had no problems with our stay. Loved that we were just steps away from the beach and our room was clean. Normandie restaurant's food is pretty good too. Overall would recommend staying here.

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On the beach, beautifully landscaped property, clean rooms, our oceanfront room had an amazing view, and wooden rocking chairs on the screened porch. Mattresses were firm and extra soft cotton linens provided a restful night sleep. Bathroom has tiny floor space however it was sparkling clean with storage in the vanity drawers and cabinet. Our room seemed newly redecorated however... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been going to the Hotel for over 20 years and am always surprised how little the personnel care about repeat customers. I know that they have a thriving European market, but the reservations should and could be a lot friendlier and acknowledge repeats especially with the prices having risen so much. Additionally, if you are going to charge... More 

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

Dear southmiamibeachbum, Thank you for your most recent stay and honest review of the West Wind Inn. As with most businesses that have managed to thrive and survive for the past 45 plus years, the guest experience that turns into return business is key. We did have an issue with our main server this past year that wiped out all... More 

Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have stayed at the West Wind for the past 20 years in the summer low season. This year, the hotel has new owners. The price of our favorite rooms (gulf front view with kitchenette) have doubled. The hotel which used to attract couples and middle aged/older people is now over-run with children in the pool. You can't even... More 

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

Dear Pepper D, Thank you for your review and for your patronage over the years. There was a rate increase of about 15% across all room types from 2014, far below the "double" in your review. I would agree that the hotel is popular and occupancy is much higher than previous years. This does have an unintended consequence of more... More 

Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time to the island and I did a lot of research trying to find a good hotel within our family budget. West Wind Inn did not disappoint. When we first arrived, our room wasn't ready, but the staff was friendly and assured us that the room would be ready soon. Initially I was disappointed because I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. It's right on the beach with small screened patios. Plenty of things to do. Clean room. We rented an umbrella and chairs for beach. It was the best! I look forward to going back!

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From check-in to check out this hotel accommodates. All rooms have a balcony or patio and a nice view of pool or gulf. Quick walk takes you to the gulf. Daily fee for chair/umbrella and they set up for you. Property fronts the gulf with sunset view. Conveniently located to shopping and wildlife reserve. Bike rentals available too. Our room... More 

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