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Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed Sept 5-9 2016 in motel/beach efficiency #9. It was the same room I had on my first time there in 2015. I enjoyed it as much as the first visit. The motel/beach section is from the 1950's and is very attractive. It's not a luxury property nor is it very large. The cottages are just across the small... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you came back and especially happy you enjoyed it again! Tropical Winds is known for our retro 50's look, serenity, and secluded beaches. We have many guests tell us that is why they come back. As you saw, we have upgraded the interiors in the beach efficiencies.... More 

Miami, Fl
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed over Labor Day weekend there. Our first time at this place and we had a good experience. Now, this is a no-frills, very simple place, but it is super close to the beach (we were in #1 and it took us only a couple of minutes to get there) and super quiet day and night. The room was... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback! We strive to offer a great experience for our guests. We are glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to your next visit. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for2 nights Jul 27-29. Arrived on time, met Elsie. She showed us to room#1. This is the worst place I have ever seen in my life, it was filthy. Black hairs on the bed and pillows, overwhelming smell, don't know what it was. Dirty cupboards, dirty baseboards, hair on floors, hair ball on the bedroom floor, filthy carpet in... More 

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

We again apologize for the poor experience you had during your stay with us. As you can see by our other reviews your experience is not a typical experience for our guests. We have since hired a new housekeeping staff after reviewing your situation. We attempted to make it right with you, by offering a different room, providing you a... More 

Plantation, Florida
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233 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very surprised to find this hotel accepts pets. We arrived and were greeted with a small pet basket including a nice treat for our puppy. However, we were given the "quaint room". It is the smallest room they have. The room was clean so we were very happy with that. There was no where to just it and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and next time make sure to book one of our spacious rooms. More 

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this place is quiet, clean and staff is very friendly. Is 1000 feet from the beach but they have wagons that you can borrow. Also is a pet friendly hotel and you can barely see other dogs or people at the beach.

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your review!!! So pleased to see you had an enjoyable time with us. Think of us the next time you come to the island!! Danielle Sales and Marketing Tropical Winds, Sanibel Island FL More 

Mount Dora, Florida
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were pleased to find the cottages were on a private beach since most of the public beaches are congested with people and traffic. We were greeted by a friendly person who immediately gave us tips on places to eat and directed us to the location of the private pool where we could find guest umbrellas, chairs, shovels and toys... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind review! It was my pleasure to give your Mom a ride to the beach. Our guests happiness is very important to us. Next time, do not hesitate to call if you needed soap. We do supply soap, not shampoo at this time. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward... More 

Ft lauderdale
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Stay in the cottages directly on the beach. Nothing like waking up early in the morning to the sound of the waves. You're just steps away from the best beach I've ever experienced. Stayed for almost three days in July and maybe saw a total of 15 people on the beach total - paradise. So many shells collected by my... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Tropical Winds. We are espicallly gald we are your go to Motel on Sanibel! We look forward to you and your families next stay! Cheryl & Luke Lawrence Managers More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

If you are looking for a quite beautiful beach this place is on the beach. The cottages are quaint and everyone is friendly. The beds were comfortable and we felt at home. You can rent bikes right there - cheap - like $5 per person. The beach is breathtaking!! You can walk for miles and sometimes not see a person.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you & your family enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay! Cheryl & Luke Lawrence More 

Hollywood, Florida
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Topical Winds is a great place to stay if you want great service & clean rooms, steps from the beach. The on-duty manager, Elsie is outstanding! She went out of her way to ensure that we had everything we needed. The location is only 15 minutes from downtown Sanibel. We can't wait to go back as this is our new... More 

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

Thank you Larry for your kind review! We are so glad you found us and will be repeat guests of ours. You are right, Elsie is kind and helpful! She is a great addition to our team! We look forward to your next stay with us! Cheryl & Luke Lawrence Managers More 

rio rancho
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I have been visiting the tropical winds Motel for over 50 years! The first time there as a kid in the 60's I shot out of the bathroom when a 4 foot snake crawled out of the bathroom drain. It hasn't been upgraded since I am sorry to say. The air conditioners could be replaced each day for what they... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, responded to this review

I am sorry to see that you feel we haven't upgraded our units. Which in fact ALL of our beach units were upgraded fully just last October. True we have not had the chance yet to upgrade our cottages, but that is on the books hopefully within the year. All of our beach units received complete updates from new floors,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come experience Sanibel with the charm of Old Style Florida! Located on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the west end of the island, Tropical Winds is tucked away in a very secluded, private setting within a small residential neighborhood. Enjoy one of our beachfront or nearby cottages in our own tropical paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages

Address: 4819 Tradewinds Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2605
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $106 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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