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Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4819 Trade Winds Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #6 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 2 teenage sons and I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 day weekend we spent in cottage #2! The cottage was comfortably appointed in beach casual style with everything you could need. Stephanie and Luke are the nicest hosts and go out of their way to make you feel at home and help in any way they can. They provide a... More

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know about your wonderful stay! It is our pleasure to ensure your experience at Tropical Winds was extraordinary. We are glad you enjoyed bike riding and visiting our beaches! There is so much here to do, be sure to sunbathe and relax at our pool on your next visit! Please make sure you... More

Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from our first trip to Sanibel Island yesterday. I can't say enough about our stay at Tropical Winds. The beach is full of shells and is not at all crowded. My boys ran for hours in the tide pools and on the sand. The best part is that I didn't feel like they were disturbing anyone. It... More

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Betsy for your review! We are very happy to hear your family had a great stay with us. There are tons of things to do here on Sanibel, and it appears you made the most of them. Next time you come and visit be sure to rent some bikes and enjoy over 30 miles of trails here on... More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Had a great time, Luke and Stephanie were great hosts...worth the trip just to see the stars at night down on the beach, I personally can't wait to return.we were finishing off our vacation from a busy 9 days in key west and had a very relaxing 4 days on sanibel island

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and for choosing to stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed the stars here on Sanibel. This April is unique in the fact that there are two eclipses this month and we would love to have you back to view them with us! Let us know when you come back at the front... More

Westerville, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My wife and I and our dog recently spent a week on the Island and found the owners and staff of Trade Winds to be very friendly and they worked hard to accommodate our needs and recommend things to do. The site is on the west end of the island and was very nice "old Florida". We stayed in both... More

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thomas, thank you for your friendly review. It is our absolute pleasure to ensure you have a wonderful stay and we strive to go above and beyond for all our guests. Come by and show us all the wonderful shells you gathered on your next visit. Thank you so much for choosing Tropical Winds! More

Inverness, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Spent a few days here in early Jan. and the hospitality was wonderful. Not only did they welcome our small dogs, they provided information on where they would be welcomed on the island. No guesswork there and that allowed us to focus on our vacation. Our weather was marginal, but there were plenty of activities we did get involved with.... More

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Priscilla for letting us know about your stay. We absolutely love animals and are very happy that we are able to accommodate you and your small dogs! Your guest experience with us is very important and we are more than willing to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Don't forget to check out our pool next visit as... More

Coral Springs, Florida
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We don't even look to stay anywhere else. EVERYTHING is clean and the location is great. Absolutely love that the beach is so private. We've used the beach chairs they have available to watch the beautiful sunsets on the beach, just down the trail from our room. Stephanie and Luke are awesome hosts. Stephanie has helped in having flowers that... More

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Lynn, for always choosing to stay here at Tropical Winds. We love that you take full advantage of our private style beaches and sun chairs for your pleasure! Please let us know the next time you come what flowers you would like or any other thing you may need to request. We look forward to seeing you on... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you are looking for a clean, quiet, pet-friendly place to stay on Sanibel, the Tropical Winds is one you should consider. The units are perfectly located to explore the natural wonders of Sanibel, whether by foot, bike, or kayak. We have been coming to Sanibel for many years, have stayed at the Tropical Winds for more than 20 years,... More

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Ray, thank you for traveling with us since 2008! We love that you are able to experience all of Sanibel's natural outdoors while staying with us. It is our pleasure to ensure a wonderful stay for all our guests and their satisfaction. Don't forget to check out our pool anytime and relax there as well. We strive to be knowledgeable... More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We have stayed at many different places on the Islands over the years, but decided on this short visit to try somewhere new. We landed at Tropical Winds for our two night stay and were immediately made to feel welcome by Stephanie and Luke who went out of their way to ensure our stay was excellent. The accommodations have an... More

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SanibelTropicalWinds, Public Relations Manager at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Tropical Winds. We appreciate, greatly your compliments on accommodations and your notice on our Florida feel. We are happy to hear you enjoyed shelling, the beaches, our management, and many other experiences. Please make sure to allow our staff to continue to make excellent recommendations for dining options and activities for... More

Miami, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had a great time. All the units have kitchenettes and small set of pots and pans. Right on the beach quiet place to relax. barbecues for each unit. My wife has have been coming for over 30 years. Luke and Stephanie did a great job.

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

You simply cannot find a better place to stay on Sanibel. Steps to a quiet, seashell filled beach- which is my only must but Luke and Stephanie made it so much more. They are such friendly and genuine people! My search for accommodations on Sanibel is over, I'll always return here.

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Also Known As:
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Address: 4819 Trade Winds Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience Sanibel with the charm of Old Style Florida! Located on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the west end of the island, Tropical Winds is tucked away in a very secluded, private setting within a small residential neighborhood. Enjoy one of our beachfront or nearby cottages in our own tropical paradise! ... more   less 
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