We visited for a three day escape from winter weather and loved it. Our goal was to both see Sanibel and also have a base from which to visit Spring Training Red Sox games at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. Song of the Sea was perfect and we will look forward to returning to the same hotel when visiting the area in the future. Since it is close to the causeway it was easy to get to and from Fort Myers. Song of the Sea feels almost like a bed and breakfast. The staff is friendly, the hotel is not big, and the breakfast area is a perfect place to meet other guests.
The Song of the Sea is perfect not only for adults but also for families (if the kids don't mind a quiet place without many other kids there and without planned kids' activities). We loved the breakfast and the free use of bicycles to get around. Locks and helmets are provided free of charge. We also thought that the bottle of wine at arrival was a wonderful touch.
The staff was very friendly, and we particularly want to recognize Natalie who was there when we checked in after a late arrival. We were hungry and she found a place that was opened late, called them to make sure we could get dinner and then gave us directions on how to get there.
The shells that wash up on the beach in front of the hotel are fantastic. Go on-line to learn when low tide is... There are many more shells to choose from at that time of day.
The screened porches were a highlight. The kitchens are small but very handy, as they include stove, microwave, and refrigerator, and are furnished with plates, glasses, silverware and some pots, pans and cooking utensils. The stove didn't work correctly one day. But when we told the staff, maintenance was immediately dispatched to our room and they fixed the problem right away. The bathroom was modern with a granite countertop, and there was plenty of hot water for the tub/shower.
We will look forward to staying here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Song Of The Sea Hotel Sanibel Island