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3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5501
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
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West Wind Inn is a peaceful beach-front resort on 500 feet of shelling beach. Choice of rooms includes standard guest rooms with garden or Gulf views; and guest rooms with kitchenettes, with garden or Gulf views. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurant, Normandie ; or go casual with food and drinks at our Upper Deck Poolside Bar. Swim, shell and stroll our endless beach. Do laps in our large heated pool; relax at our poolside bar and umbrella-shaded tables and chairs. Play tennis and shuffleboard or venture off-site. Sanibel Island is home to world-famous Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, outdoor recreation, theatrical venues, shopping, dining and historical attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Business Center with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Diving
Fishing
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
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Private balcony
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Family Resort
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English
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Sandi wrote a review Sep 19
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Very disappointed. I wanted to surprise my husband with a long weekend getaway over Labor Day weekend, so booked a room with a gulf VIEW at another resort. After thinking further on it, I decided I really wanted to get something GULF-FRONT, and the first hotel didn't have anything available. I logged onto Travelocity and found that the West Wind Inn had 1 more GULF-FRONT room available. It was quite a bit more than the other hotel, but that stood to reason, since it right on the water. When we checked in, we were put in a standard room with no view at all. I've made SEVERAL attempts to explain this to both Travelocity AND the Inn, yet the only reply I receive is, "You ordered a handicapped room and they're not gulf-front." I didn't order a handicapped room. While the ad showed an "Accessible" room with GULF-FRONT", I didn't even know what "Accessible" meant until check-in--nor did I care. I just wanted to be ON THE WATER. So..... I sought out a gulf-front room; I found a gulf-front room on Travelocity; I booked a gulf-front room; my receipt SHOWS a gulf-front room, and I got nothing even close. While I don't expect a full refund, it would be nice to get even something, but more importantly, some acknowledgement that the Inn made an error in their listing. VERY expensive weekend in a standard room. POOR listeners and I won't be going back, nor will I be referring anyone.... BEWARE! Call before booking!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: CALL FIRST! An error in their ad on Travelocity cost me a lot of money & time!
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dtwinford wrote a review Sep 17
Cape Coral, Florida1 contribution
Tropical storm Sally was bearing down on us, thought we would go ahead and keep our reservations anyway, as we live close by and the weather was going to be the same home or there. Everyone was very friendly and helpful during our stay. The pool bar was not open, but that was to be expected. Another fun stay!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Jeferson Dos Santos, Guest Services / Front Office at West Wind Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for coming to stay despite the weather!! We are glad that you enjoyed your visit again and look forward to your next stay!
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jeffreykehler wrote a review Sep 15
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Located in a very nice location. Decent pool and the beach is only a few steps away. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are on the small side and mine was a bit musty and needed to be aired out and freshened up. If you are looking for a nice weekend getaway and don't need a lot of frills, I would consider this place.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Jeferson Dos Santos, Guest Services / Front Office at West Wind Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Maintenance is an ongoing issue in an older property where we are trying to balance old Florida style with a high standard of service, but we will ensure the 'musty' odor is addressed. We hope that you will come back and enjoy our service again soon.
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bocagirl72 wrote a review Sep 14
Boca Raton, Florida36 contributions13 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay but the beds are not very comfortable and the room has a very musty smell. Other than that it was nice. The staff was very nice and helpful. The frozen drinks at the pool bar were not very good.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Jeferson Dos Santos, Guest Services / Front Office at West Wind Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We have made sure that the 'musty' smell has been addressed and hope you will come back and stay with us again.
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TrishaDell wrote a review Sep 3
Salisbury, North Carolina13 contributions1 helpful vote
Nothing like deciding on a Tuesday morning you NEED to get away for a quick trip, you call & make reservations and you are watching the sunset on Thursday. This is one of our favorite places to stay on the island which this is our 5th time staying at this location. They had made lots of upgrades to the rooms since we were there 3 years ago. Very friendly staff that treated us to a very warm welcome.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Jeferson Dos Santos, Guest Services / Front Office at West Wind Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Trisha...thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are delighted you had such a good time and look forward to you staying for another "run away"!
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PRICE RANGE
$224 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
west wind hotel sanibel island, west wind sanibel island
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSanibel Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
103
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Frequently Asked Questions about West Wind Inn
Which popular attractions are close to West Wind Inn?
Nearby attractions include Sanibel Island Farmer's Market (2.0 miles), Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.9 miles), and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Wind Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at West Wind Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at West Wind Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Wind Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joey's Custard, Bleu Rendezvous Bistro, and Coffee Bar @ Bailey's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at West Wind Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at West Wind Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to West Wind Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.9 miles) and USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef (0.1 miles).
Does West Wind Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is West Wind Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.