I'm looking for some inside info and opinions on the Holiday Inn, Sanibel.
We normally stay at West WInd in early January, have been trying to book for Jan 2007 now since Jan 2006 when we visited last. No response to e-mails, and when I call the response is "try calling next month, maybe we will be taking reservations then".
To be honest I'm less than impressed at the attitude and despite 3 previous stays at West Wind I'm seriously looking elsewhere.
What we liked about West Wind was the location - on the beach, on West Gulf Drive and the hotel pool where there was plenty room and a nice bar by the pool. We liked the stretch of beach by the Inn for strolling each morning and late afternoon. The rooms were ok, at the Inn, I would like a nice room but the big thing is it has to be spotlessly clean.
The only other location we have stayed at is Waterside and we wouldn't wish to stay there again.
We really want to stay on the gulf side of the Island and thought Holiday Inn may be an option. Reading the reviews on TA, the impression I get is that it may have been remodelled after the hurricane and the reviews seem to have improved greatly over the last 18 months.
I would appreciate any feedback, however negative from regular visitors to the Island or maybe local residents.