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“Great value for an oceanfront inn” 4 of 5 stars
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West Wind Inn
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3345 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #13 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great value for an oceanfront inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Stayed here with husband in mid-May 2012. I'd never been to Sanibel/Captiva Island, so it was kind of a shock when I searched for 'good deals.' West Wind Inn is not just a good deal, it's a great deal. From check-in to check-out, the experience was a 'breeze.' We got there pretty late in the night but the front desk clerk was very cheery. She upgraded us to a pool side suite. We were delighted, but when we got to the room we found the A/C was not working. (we're from Alaska, so that was pretty important.) My husband went back down to the front office, explained the situation, and requested another room. We didn't expect anything more, but the clerk switched us to an oceanfront suite. We couldn't believe it. That made a huge difference. The grounds were clean, the staff very friendly.

The restaurant that served the area was a little out of place - the entrance was 'sea-worthy' but the restaurant itself seemed like it belonged in an upscale city. I guess that would be okay for some people but for me, it didn't feel quite right for the place.

All in all, the location, staff and other amenities were terrific. Will recommend and be back again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Janet F, Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for your rave review. It means a great deal to us when satisfied guests let us know about their experience.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This a very clean hotel and the accommodations were perfect. Very close to the beach and the pool is very nice as well. Added bonus...the newspaper at you door every morning!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Janet F, Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
We are pleased that you were pleased by your stay here. Our staff works hard to maintain a clean and hospitable resort. We will share your comments with them.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Very modern and clean. Beach is so close. Very nice and clean pool. Nice poolside bar.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for your very favorable review of West Wind Inn. We're always happy to hear from guests, especially when they have enjoyed staying here as much as you have.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The location is perfect. Our room on the upper floor had a wonderful view of the beach and had all the facilities which we needed for a few days quiet recuperation after some long journeys across the US. It is a simple place, and all the better for that. The pool area is good and we enjoyed the food served at the pool bar. The reception staff were very friendly and obliging. Who wants more?

Room Tip: Upstairs - for the views.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for your thoughtful review. We try very hard to be "special". We appreciate hearing back how close we have come.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The Inn rarely disappoints. Fishing the beach behind the Inn is best from June to September. Lots of tourists during the winter season keep the island itself and the Inn quite busy. Book during the off-season.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for reviewing West Wind Inn. Your praise is appreciated and we'r sure other visitors will benefit from your insights.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I spent 5 days at West Wind Inn with my mom. This was a first time trip to Sanibel Island. I thought the location was perfect. It is centrally located so you are no more than 5-10 minutes from any of the major attractions/shopping areas/restaurants on the island. The Inn itself is also in a quiet area, right on the beach. The place is older and the rooms are small, but we found everything to be well maintained and clean. The kitchenette had everything we needed. We ate breakfast and dinner in and had lunches out. The screened balcony was also nice. We enjoyed the large pool as well. We met may nice people, everyone was friendly. We had drinks at the bar the first night, which were really awful, that would be my one complaint. If you are looking for luxury, this place is not for you. If you want a quiet location on the beach with simple comforts, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Rooms on 1st floor have easier access to pool and beach.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Thank you for your comments. Your review reflects the goals we try to achieve. PS: What kind of drinks were they? Our philosophy is, if you order a drink and is isn't what you expect, send it back for a different one.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

West Wind Inn was a wonderful place. This was our first time to Sanibel Island and we will be back. This place is simple, but well run. Oceanview and easy access to the beach. Pool area is clean and nice. Wildlife is great, also.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
So glad you found West Wind Inn to your liking. We appreciate hearing from you so we can learn from guests how we are doing. We look forward to your return visit, and promise to deliver the TRUE SANIBEL experience that our guests expect. -
Rene Affourtit, General Manager
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Additional Information about West Wind Inn

Address: 3345 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — West Wind Inn 3*
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