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Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
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“Can't wait to come back- again and again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2010

We had to find a way to celebrate our daughter's sweet 16, and immediately thought of Tropical Winds. With our two dogs and 3 teens on board, we headed for this slice of paradise on Sanibel. We only had one night, and were happy that our cottages were ready early when we arrived. As ALWAYS, they were clean and lovely. We hit the beach in the afternoon for some shelling, and the dogs enjoyed the surf as much as we did. The girls came and went and we hadn't a worry, since the property is so safe and well managed. Back to the beach for a gorgeous sunset, and a relaxing evening. Morning gave us one more chance to enjoy the warm, sparkling Gulf waters. Am chomping at the bit to get back again before summer is out!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2010

The best part about your place is its location. We love that the beach is never crowded or loud and that it is always clean. The shell collecting is also the best. The room was clean and accommodated our family adequately. We appreciated the helpful staff who were always willing to bring us anything we requested (which was not much since the place is well appointed.)
We especially liked that we could bring our new dog so she would not have to sit home alone during our trip. She had a great time too!
We had a wonderful holiday stay and can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2010

We selected Tropical Winds because we wanted to take our dog. He was made so welcome, given his own towels, and was delighted by the close proximity to water. Accomodation a little dated, but all we needed and spotlessly clean.
The location is fantastic, a quiet haven, but close enough to amenities and restaurants if required. It was too hot to do anything but relax and swim.
We will certainly go back at the earliest opportunity.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2010

If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, this is the place. We have stayed twice, once in one of the beach front rooms and this last time in cottage #3, we found the cottage larger and very private. This hotel is in a residental area, no high rise hotels and depending on what time of year, very few residents, very secluded. The hotel is very clean and the staff is wonderful! The beach is just steps away. This is not a luxury hotel, this is a beach hotel, we love it and we also get to take our pets along.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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oxford ms
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2010

the cottage was very clean and staff was great it was so great to be able to take my pets. there is not a more beautiful view on the island than this very secluded beach. what a great affordable place. Stay just like you are!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Coconut Creek, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2010

Tropical Winds Motel was the perfect Memorial Day weekend getaway for me and my family. The owners Kathy and Greg were fantastic and made sure we had everything we needed. They even supplied chairs, umbrellas, sand toys and pool toys. We stayed in unit 10 closest to the beach. It had a fully stocked kitchen, so we only dined out once. It was nice to just shuffle in from the beach and grab a quick sandwich or snack and then head back out. The unit was older but very clean. If you want fancy, go someplace else. This is for those looking for the "flip-flop, bathing suit all day" vacation. The beach was amazing!!! It was postcard perfect. We caught tons of fish and the shelling was phenomenal, as were the sunsets. My only complaint was the bed was a little soft for me. That and the fact that I wanted to stay longer. We can't wait to come back next year.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2010

We stayed in a 2-bedroom beach unit with our 3 kids. You step out of your unit into the sand, a very short walk along the path brings you to the beach. No crowd, even on the week-end with 90 degree weather. Seashells galore, the kids loved it (and so did I). The staff was helpful, giving me a lift to the laundry room, printing out our boarding passes, all with a smile and a "no problem". Very friendly and helpful. Our unit was clean and spacious, with a nice screened porch w/ dinette where we ate all our meals, kitchen stocked with dishes, pans, utensils, etc., large tv w/dvd player, 3 beds and pullout sofa. We loved it!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Property: 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 #12 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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