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Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages

4819 Trade Winds Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ft lauderdale
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Sanibel Island, Florida, Usa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cottage was clean and comfy but the walk to the beach was quite far. Having asthma kept us from that long walk in the July heat after the first trip down to beach we didn't go back. Also disappointed we didn't get the puppy basket as promised. We went to lighthouse beach instead due to walk to beach. Their... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry about the puppy basket. That is something we do for everyone with a puppy.In the future, please let us know about your health condition as we are able to take guests with medical needs to the beach on our golf cart! We would have been more then happy to do that for... More 

Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect place for our first time stay on Sanibel Island. The room was relaxing, the beach was beautiful, the price was perfect.....a wonderful time was had by us in June of 2016. Make sure you go to the Island Cow for Breakfast and Doc Fordes was also a great restaurant. Bring your sand bucket and scoop up some of the... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next stay with us. Cheryl & Luke Lawrence Managers More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here this weekend. Our usually spot was booked so we booked here. Very surprised we never heard if before. Great little cottage roomy. Great beach very quiet! They even had little carts to use for carrying stuff to beach. Great neighbor hood. Staff very friendly even help out by letting us check out an hour late. All in all... More 

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

It was our luck that your usual spot was booked. We are happy you found us. We hope to be your usual spot going forward. Once again, thank you for your kind review. Cheryl & Luke Lawrence Managers More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Was the worst experience I ever encountered in my travel history. My visit was actually 8/14 however it took me this long to recover from such a horrible experience. We checked in for our girls family weekend away and noticed it was warm. The AC unit was broken and never repaired the entire weekend. I was promised it would be... More 

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

Lisa O - I am sorry to hear that your stay that looks like it occurred almost a year ago wasn't up to your satisfaction. I truly wish you could of brought any of your issues up to the staff back when these items occurred. As we have a new Management team since your stay and no way of knowing... More 

Whitehall, New York, United States
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Tropical Winds is a nice quiet spot to enjoy a beautiful beach. The staff was wonderful, very friendly and accommodating. When we travel we travel with our pet cockatoo, so it is nice to find a pet friendly hotel that accommodates more than dogs. Elsie is a delightful young woman and our room was nice. We stayed in a cottage... 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. Elsie is a great addition to our staff. She truly cares about the guests and it shows. We have updated all of our beach efficiency's and the cottages are the next on our agenda. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next stay with... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you are looking for a modern hotel with all the amenities and a bustling rowdy beach scene...Tropical Winds is not your place. If you want a quaint small (mostly quiet) motel with a great beach this is it. The location is just far enough away to lose the crowds but close enough to restaurants, shopping etc.The managers Cheryl and... More 

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

It was great having you spend time with us at Tropical Winds! We are glad your vacation was so enjoyable. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Hopefully, we will see you again in the near future! Sincerely, Cheryl & Luke Lawrence Innkeepers More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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 Trade Winds Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $157 - $331 (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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