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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 #8 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Secluded part of beach where shelling is fantastic! Pet friendly, quaint beachy cottages with lovely screen porches! Perfect sunsets, wonderful pool in tropical setting. Managed by Luke and Stephanie, who are the friendliest, sweetest people that make sure everyone is greeted like family and comfortable with all their needs taken care of. Cleaning crew is very attentive to details! Second... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't typically write reviews but I just stayed at Tropical Winds this weekend with my two little dogs and fell in love with this place. It provided me with the perfect atmosphere to unwind and recharge after a hectic week. What I particularly liked was the terrazo floors, cleanliness of the unit, and closeness to the beautiful private beach.... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tropical winds is a true gem!! My husband and I just got back and are already planning to go back in a couple months. Stephanie and Luke are amazing people. We really loved our stay, very clean, love the decor, everything you need. I really love the screened porch and very short walk to private beautiful beach. Best place we... More

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Pierson, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After 6 months of intensive cancer treatment, I needed a mini get-away. We always travel with our Basset Hound, Stretch, so we needed a pet-friendly place to stay. I found Tropical Winds on Trip Advisor, and called Stephanie. I knew, after talking with her for a few minutes, that this was the place to stay. She was wonderful to talk... More

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port st lucie, florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We loved Tropical Winds. It is the best location for going to the beach. Every morning we were at the beach there was never more than 12 people, one day it was us and another couple. It was like having your own private beach! The pool was clean, and most of the afternoons it too was very quiet. The cottage... More

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Quincy, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed here for a family vacation in Cabin #2. Our cottage had a bedroom with 2 twin beds, a bathroom, living room (with hide-a-bed couch), and kitchen. As for the size, it was all we needed and more – more space than you would get with a hotel. It was nice having a full kitchen (with dishes), full refrigerator,... More

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

Thank you Justin for your positive comments. We're glad that overall you enjoyed many of the great things about staying at Tropical Winds. We're sorry you didn't care for the full size beds in the cottage. They are firm mattresses, in the past we've found that firm mattresses hold up better but we have noticed an industry wide move towards... More

Greensboro, Alabama
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed here on a whim on our way to the Keys - and we are SO HAPPY that we did! Steph and Luke are so nice and accommodating and our little cottage was heaven. I loved the screened porch and just the "old Florida feel" of the place. Spotlessly clean and so very relaxing. We look forward to visiting... More

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Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I specifically looked for an "old Florida" beach cottage and that's exactly what I got! I loved this place and can't wait to go back. :) This property is run by Steph & Luke who are only a phone call away for any needs on the property. I called ahead to let them know I was booking a surprise trip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just spent a week renting Cottage 3 on beautiful Sanibel Island. King bed, bathroom with tub and shower, kitchen with full-size fridge, pull-out couch & TV in separate living room. The very first thing that I noticed upon check-in was the friendliness and helpfulness of our hosts, Stef & Luke. Such a hard working couple! They went out of their... More

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Quincy, IL
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

PROS: The owners are helpful and nice. The property is a short walk away from a private, quiet beach. We stayed in a cottage and had a good size kitchen which was great for preparing your own simple meals. I love that the kitchen was stocked with most everything you need to prepare food. I also loved that there was... More

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

Hello Jennifer - I think you're related to the reviewer Justin above. While we're glad you both enjoyed your stay at Tropical Winds overall, we are sad you didn't find the accommodations up to the standard of a more commercial or chain hotel. We are taking your comments seriously and reviewing the bedding in this unit. While it is firm... More

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Address: 4819 Trade Winds Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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