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“Quiet, relaxing, friendly place to stay.”
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Song of the Sea
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We can't say enough about our stay. The only bad thing is the time went by too fast. We had a one bedroom suite that had obviously been updated recently. Like others have said, the bed was soooo comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and the outdoor setting was quaint. Cheryl & Kristy started off our mornings with a smile. Toughest decision of the day was pool or beach first? Both were beyond our expectations. Great time of the year to come here, no crowds, and with only 30 rooms, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. The guests that we did meet were as warm and friendly as the staff. Special thanks to Ted the maintenance man for hooking up a DVD player for us for evening enterainment. We'll be back next year. Wish it were sooner.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed 4 days at the Song of the Sea for our anniversary. We cannot say enough great things about this place. The bed is the most comfortable bed EVER. Even better than our bed at home considering this is a hotel bed. Cheryl and the entire staff are super nice and friendly. They go above and beyond to make sure you have the most memoriable vacation. It was a purely magical experience and we are looking forward to our next visit.

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Reviewed September 15, 2012

My wife and i spent 7 days at Song of the Sea. The room was great, bed and pillows were outstanding. The grounds were well kept.The breakfast was good and plentiful.
i must say that Cheryl and Kristy were two of the very best and most friendly people i have ever met at any hotel, they went out of there way to make you feel like you were home. All in all we will stay there again

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Spent 5 nights at Song of the Sea and can't say enough good things about our entire stay. The room was clean and comfortable with the most comfortable bed and pillows we've ever slept on. We had a 2nd floor room overlooking the pool, but had a view of the Gulf from our lanai. The continental breakfast was more than adequate and convenient. We would take the very short walk to the beach 1st thing in the morning, then throw a cover-up over our bathing suits and go to breakfast before heading back to the beach. The atmosphere was relaxed, friendly and comfortable. The staff was attentive and very friendly, but not intrusive. Many times we felt we were on our own private island. We enjoyed the pool and Jacuzzi almost as much as we enjoyed the Gulf. Would recommend the Song of the Sea to anyone that wants a relaxing, comfortable, convenient and affordable vacation.We know we'll be going back.

Room Tip: Second floor had beautiful views and we didn't have to worry about anyone walking by.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

This is the perfect location if you are looking for a relaxing get-away either as a couple or a guys/girls weekend!! You are greeted by friendly staff, a clean and updated room, beautiful views, perfectly manicured property, a bottle of wine and the sound of the gulf waves. With free breakfast on the terrace, free parking and free bike rentals this little piece of paradise is definitely worth the nightly rate. Once you arrive you never have to drive again, all of the local restaurants, attractions and beaches are within a bike ride...and the island provides beautiful bike paths with rest areas and water fountains along the way. We absolutely LOVED our four day weekend at Song of the Sea on Sanibel Island and will be returning as soon as possible!!

Room Tip: In our opinion there is no bad room...with only 30 in-site...everyone is quiet and has a beautiful v...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

My husband and I booked 3 nights at the Song of the Sea and enjoyed our one day and night but had to come home due to the storm. We stayed in one of the beachfront boutique suites and it was lovely. The view was amazing and we always love having the convenience of a full kitchen. The day on the beach was windy but there was a gentleman coming by to make sure our beach umbrellas (a perk of the resort) were secure and the chairs were up to par. The night was noisy only due to the wind otherwise the parking lot was full but we did not hear any noise. We are generally chill people but the one thing that may not make everyone happy was the size of the bedroom in the suite. There was a wonderful king size bed but it filled the whole room and was difficult to get around! I think a queen size bed would have been a better fit. The front desk was very kind when we told them we needed to go home due to the storm and there was no issues with the bill. We were bummed we had to leave and look forward to our return. FYI if you like birds you will love the many species on the beach!

Room Tip: beachfront boutique suite is worth the bit of extra $$
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7098
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $208 - $476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Song of the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Song of the Sea is a romantic Beachfront European style inn located on beautiful Sanibel Island. This intimate inn offers individualized personal service with picturesque views of the beach and the warm Gulf waters on the horizon. To welcome each guest, the Inn offers a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. The newly updated guestrooms and suites feature rich combinations of mahogany toned wood and wicker combined with fabrics in shades that mimic the sun-soaked sand just steps away. After a day in the sun, relax by watching the new 42" flat panel television or enjoy a glass of wine on the screened balcony. All of the accommodations feature demi-kitchens to create the perfect vacation home away from home. Greet each morning with a complimentary continental breakfast complete with make your own waffles, an assortment of breakfast breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee in a beautiful setting on the Inn’s lanai. After breakfast, relax by the pool and spa or take a long bicycle tour of the island’s 23 miles of bike paths. The bicycles are compliments of Song of the Sea. Explore the natural beauty of Sanibel, with two thirds of the island a nature preserve, or find a special treasure in one of the shops on Periwinkle Drive. Whether you chose to relax or explore, Song of the Sea gives each guest the peaceful solitude to reconnect with nature and loved ones. ... more   less 
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