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West Wind Inn
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Sarasota, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“We found a new favorite”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

My fiance and I recently stayed a couple of nights at West Wind Inn on lovely Sanibel Island. Our room was ready on time, and we received a free upgraded room that was directly gulf front just steps from the beach. The room was perfectly clean and came with everything we could need in the charming updated kitchen. There was a 32" flat screen with wonderful channel selections, and a DVD player. The king bed was comfy, plus there were two nice lounge chairs in the room. The screen porch had excellent views and the landscaping made us feel secluded. The hotel grounds were very well kept, and the staff was quiet and almost unseen. We enjoyed the terrific little pub for breakfast, and there was a nice computer room, which was needed since the wi-fi was a little too weak for our devices. Parking was okay, although assigned spaces may be a good idea. The beach was perfect, however we wish we had been informed about the option to ask for chairs and umbrella. We will definitely consider a return visit to this well located and well-run hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lowkey place to stay, ideal to discover captiva, sanibel, bowman beaches and more.

The welcome by the reception desk was warm and informative: a lot of tips where to go for cruise, eating, grocery shopping, sea shelling,...

We really enjoyed our stay here with our family of 4. Family rooms are modern, clean and with all amenities (fridge, microwave, oven, ...) You need. Ours even included a pack of popcorn to pop in microwave. Pool area also pleasant and tidy.

And last but not least: we were pleasantly and positively suprised by the on-site restaurant Normandine, where we enjoyed really fresh breakfast and lunch.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This hotel has everything you need at a very good price. Right on the beach, nice pool area and bar (good pina colada), small screened in patio. Even the breakfast at the hotel restaurant was good. I've stayed at only comparable priced accommodations in Sanibel and enjoyed the location of this one much more.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights. Our room was clean, the beds were comfortable. we had all the adminaties we needed. dishes, fridge, microwave, etc.... were very happy with our stay. very nice beach front property, with great access to the beach. you need to check the tide charts for shelling(low tide is best) they have a laundry room, ful size pool, kiddie pool. &pool bar for adults. call for other assistance. very nice place to stay!!!!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We came from Naples so when we arrived we were a little disappointed mainly because the rooms were so dark. The outside patios to the rooms are covered by mesh to stop the flies but it's like sitting in a chicken coup. However the pool was very nice but we were surprised that the bar and restaurant are closed this time of year in the evenings so you have to go out to eat. The shells are beautiful on the beach, plenty to choose from. I was told it was rustic but I think a little modernisation may be a good idea at this inn.

Room Tip: Possibly an upper floor room may have more light.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My stay at the West Wind Inn was absolutely amazing. i read the reviews online and im so happy that I did. We had a room with a view of the ocean and pool side. And although I was right next to the pool, they noise of other guest in the pooling playing was not loud. The size of of the room was perfect, very accessible however the bathroom was too small but other than that the room was perfect. The bed was comfortable and all the linens where clean. And the Front desk staff was very kind, friendly and knowledgeable about what to do on and off of the island.

Room Tip: Request for a room facing the ocean!! absolutely gorgeous
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We booked with the Westwind Inn based on the reviews here and we're so happy we did. We had adjoining rooms on the bottom floor with a lovely view of the pool and the ocean. The rooms were clean and large enough for all six of us to move around comfortably. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchenette was very convenient. We can't express how nice of an experience we had at this hotel. Be sure to check out the butterfly garden!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: West Wind Inn
Address: 3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5501
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — West Wind Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Wind Inn is a peaceful beach-front resort on 500 feet of shelling beach. Choice of rooms includes standard guest rooms with garden or Gulf views; and guest rooms with kitchenettes, with garden or Gulf views. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at restaurant, Normandie ; or go casual with food and drinks at our Upper Deck Poolside Bar. Swim, shell and stroll our endless beach. Do laps in our large heated pool; relax at our poolside bar and umbrella-shaded tables and chairs. Play tennis and shuffleboard or venture off-site. Sanibel Island is home to world-famous Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, outdoor recreation, theatrical venues, shopping, dining and historical attractions. ... more   less 
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