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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 staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/23/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/23/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#10 of 19 in Sanibel Island
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
West Wind Island Resort is a peaceful resort located on 500 feet of beach along the Gulf of Mexico, perfect for shelling. Choice of rooms includes standard guest rooms with garden or Gulf views; and guest rooms with kitchenettes, with garden or Gulf views. Resort guests enjoy dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner at our on-site restaurant, Normandie Seaside Cafe. Live music, food and drinks are served at our Upper Deck Pool Bar. Swim, shell and stroll our endless beach. Do laps in our large eco-thermal heated pool. As the closest hotel to J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, it's only a 10-minute bike ride through canopied trails to the entrance.
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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
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Diving
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Gift shop
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
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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accia0041 wrote a review Yesterday
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Closest pool to the Gulf of any Sanibel resort, BUT, ery difficult to find a chair or table to sit at the pool.. ie. get more chairs and tables for guests. Deck Bar and view of Gulf was outstanding. Rooms a bit ragged looking.
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Danielle C wrote a review May 23
New Jersey4 contributions5 helpful votes
My family and I had a great time at the West Winds. The location is great, and our room was only a few feet from the sand. The pool was beautiful - perfect ending to our day. The bar/restaurant is very convenient for a quick lunch. We also loved taking a morning bike ride every day before breakfast, and there were always plenty of bikes available to use.
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Response from Front Desk, Guest Services / Front Office at West Wind Island Resort
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Danielle, Thank you for choosing West Wind Island Resort as your vacation location. We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy and relax at the pool/beach and enjoy the food and drinks at the pool and restaurant. All of our employees strive to do our best to make your vacation all that you hope for. Toni
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clkmjk wrote a review May 21
Ballwin, Missouri1 contribution
I already provided the review on the previous page. I was grossed out by the 3 long black hairs in the bathtub on arrival. It would have been nice to have two bars of soap in the bathroom instead of just one. For as hand soap by the sink and one in the shower.
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jsctraveler2022 wrote a review May 21
Franklin, Tennessee3 contributions
Our first trip to Sanibel could not have been better. Great location and service at West Wind. Very clean and comfortable room. Our goal was to just relax and enjoy which we did! Only minor complaint was the limited number of umbrellas and chairs on the beach but we chilled by the pool. Recommend reserving beach chairs and umbrella in advance.
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mullje22 wrote a review May 21
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We have been here in the past and had a great time. Rooms are nice and comfortable. Super close to the beach, which is most important to us. Love that they include bicycles with your stay. FYI, If you’re a big partier and looking for a nightlife, this ain’t it. This place has a chill laid back vibe where you can relax and enjoy.
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richp264 wrote a review May 21
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The place was clean and a decent value for the price. We would stay there again. Bikes and Kayaks are included in the price of the room. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas for $20 a day. They have live music by the pool every afternoon.
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debrahearne wrote a review May 21
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West Winds Resort is a great place to stay. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and fresh. Make sure you reserve a beach setup or you’re going to be too hot and uncomfortable to stay on the beach for a long amount of time. The Normandie Cafe has great food but not enough wait staff.
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Marilynal wrote a review May 20
Fort Myers, Florida37 contributions18 helpful votes
We are local people and have stayed at WW several times always with our cat and have paid the $35 per day upcharge He is neutered & declared and never been a problem. This time we couldn't stay in our usual kitchenette rooms because they had been updated. We ended up in a room with a view of a brown stick hedge a refrigerator so low I had to get on my knees to use it and no place to plug in our toaster except the bathroom Please note my wife is gluten intolerant it is important for us to have a safe breakfast and lunch in room. Second issue for the first ever there was no beach service because it was sold out! They have a no reserve policy for beach service. As locals' the reason we are willing to spend $1,000 for a 3-day stay is to sit on the beach! A plus staff arranged for 2nd and 3rd day beach service. Al & Marilyn Longo
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DME wrote a review May 20
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The good points are the location, access to the beach, and great staff. But the rooms are in need of paint and minor repairs. The shower was almost impossible to get into because the door opened inwards and blocked access to the water handle! I’ve never seen this before!
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randymigliano wrote a review May 18
Stuart, Florida1 contribution
This place had great atmosphere fantastic beach wonderful friendly helpful staff perfect location good entertainment beautiful pool and you didn’t feel like you very far from any stores. Bicycles are available and cycling to Ding Darling is wonderful
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PRICE RANGE
$227 - $362 (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 Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to West Wind Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Sanibel Island Farmer's Market (2.0 miles), Bailey's General Store (1.5 miles), and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at West Wind Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at West Wind Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at West Wind Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at West Wind Island Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to West Wind Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joey's Custard, Cielo, and Bleu Rendez Vous French Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at West Wind Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at West Wind Island Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to West Wind Island Resort?
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 Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is West Wind Island Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.