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Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

Great deal and a surprise upgrade just was fabulous! Its aways clean and its nowhere near other hotels----love to walk down to the beach and only see a handful of people. 2years ago I introduced my brother and his family to it and now they love it, too. Its a tradition. (they no longer stay at the congested south end of Sanibel). They really know how to treat their guests!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

My family has been staying at Tropical Winds for nine years. Managers are always friendly and accommodating. Access to the beach is great. Facilities are well maintained and linen/maid service is top shelf. Amenities for cooking are good. Beds are comfortable. Beach chairs are available if you don't have your own. It almost our home away from home now and we are disappointed when we have to stay anywhere else on Sanibel. The friendly residential neighborhood makes for a calm setting to relax and yet it is very accessible to Sanibel shopping and dining as well as the delights that Captiva has to offer. Pricey, but it is Sanibel.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

First of all this wonderful little cottage is not fancy...but it is clean.
Everything is provided for you, full kitchen etc. that you would need for a week-end or a week's stay. We stayed for five days and I wished we could of stayed longer. I think it is a treat to be able to bring your dog..our little dog became a 'Beach Bum' while we were there.
I would recommend Tropical Winds to everyone, with or without their pets. We will be back next year for sure!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

My husband and I were looking for a beachfront cottage that was also large dog friendly for a quick weekend trip to recharge. We found everything we were looking for at the Tropical Winds. We stayed in one of the cottages which were just a few hundred feet back from the waters edge. The cottages were extremely spacious and clean, and the kitchen was a great asset. The staff was very friendly, and they even provided complimentary beach chairs and an umbrella. The wi-fi was also complimentary, and we had a strong signal the entire time we were there. We chose to stay in one of the cottages rather than one of the connected beach front units, as we felt the dogs would be less likely to disturb other guests since we only had one other room adjoining to our unit. In addition, there was a yard right outside our door. If you are traveling with pets, I would strongly encourage booking one of the cottages. The next time we need to relax and recharge, we will definitely book at the Tropical Winds!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2009

It is so important for me to be able to travel with my little Shih Tzu. I do not travel without her, and our friends travel with their dog, too. So, of course we can only go to "pet friendly" places. Often when I travel with my dog, I'm put into rooms that contained smokers- which is awful! But the cottage we rented at Tropical Winds was so clean and had no cigarette smells. It's also a very quiet location. They have a sea shell rinsing area which prevents a lot of sand from entering into the room.
It was a warm, welcoming place and we will definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 17, 2009

My mom and two sisters had a girls week end. The price was great. The owners were helpful. My mom has a problem walking, and they arranged a special beach wheel chair for her. They also notified us that the alley was closed and assisted us in finding another route home. They also directed us to the best eating establishments. We really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank skirvinm
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Reviewed June 8, 2009

We truly enjoyed our stay at Tropical Winds. The cottage we stayed in (#2) was very clean and kept up. The kitchenette was stocked, although very basic, we had everything we needed. The management was very nice and hospitable. The beach being down further than we usually stay, was a nice stretch of seclusion which we loved. The location allowed for gorgeous sunsets. We took our dog and had a great trip. We will definitely come back to the Tropical Winds again and try one of the beachfront units. Affordable, relaxed and secluded.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages

Address: 4819 Tradewinds & Jamaica Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2605
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $131 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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