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Island Sands Inn
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

The location was perfect for anyone interested in the bars, restaurants, and shops along the bustling Wilton Drive. The unit was well-appointed, spotless, quiet, and just perfect for my stay. There is an off-street parking spot for each unit. The private patio and pool area was truly an oasis and the heated salt pool was great - no chlorine to damage your skin, hair, and eyes. Every night, you leave your breakfast request card on your doorknob, including the time you'd like to eat your included breakfast, and it shows up at your door promptly with a smile. I can't say enough about the owners, Jim & Mike. They're friendly, accommodating, helpful with tips throughout your stay, yet leave you to your privacy when you want it. Awesome place!

Room Tip: There are only a few rooms in the place, so book early and don't miss out.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Best location. Best price. Best hosts. Awesome pool. Comfy beds. Lick the floor clean.

We stayed for a week with four friends in another room. Our first time and their second. We will be back.

You wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

What a find ! I travel to FLL frequently and am always searching for a special/unique/top rated and flawless place to stay. Found it and Island Sands Inn is now my destination property in FLL. Totally enjoyed my initial stay over New Years and am returning to Island Sands in February, March and most likely April.

The experience begins with Mike and Jim. They are awesome and define perfect customer service. They are better than best !

The grounds and pool are are beautiful. It takes no effort to head from your room to the intimate, quiet and immaculately clean pool. Comfortable lounge chairs with thick luxurious pool towels. An ideal setting for relaxation and sun. In addition, a wonderful place to enjoy your delicious complimentary breakfast.

The guest rooms are tastefully appointed. High quality from the furniture to the bedding to the bath lines and other amenities. I enjoy having a 'fridge' in the room so I can have the 'makings' close by for an AM 'bloody' and then chilled gin for a martini before venturing out for dinner. You can easily walk to nice bars and restaurants. Not needing a car was a plus for me.

I tend to be a neat/clean 'freak'. The entire property is impeccable with attention to every detail when it comes to cleanliness and organization.

Could add more but think you 'get my drift'. My expectations were totally exceeded. A GREAT value to 'top it off'. "Try it. You'll love the overall experience.

Room Tip: Just checkout the website as the photos are 'right on' as to what they show is what you get...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you like first class service, friendly comfortable environment and your hotel stay to be a real highlight of your travel, book and stay here when in Ft. Lauderdale area. As two Professionals that travel regularly for business and pleasure we have both seen the exceptional and the train wrecks of hotels. Mike and Jim go out of the way to tailor your stay and exceed you expectation. The pool is heated, the breakfast is fresh, the coffee is gourmet, greeted with a cocktail, furnishings are quality and attention to detail in every aspect is second to none. I have Stayed at the Ritz-Carlton, Charleston Place (Orient), Waldorf Astoria, and a hundred others with Hilton, Hyatt, and the like. These guys have the right mix of boutique and simple comfort in their property. I will recommend and stay there every chance I get!

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Just spent a wonderful, but oh so short stay at Mike and Jim's Island Sands Inn. What a wonderful place just to chill out by the pool, and meet wonderful people. Island Sands Inn is a three unit oasis, with wonderfully accommodating owners. Mike is an adorable aim to please owner and Jim who seems to be the business end does just that. The accommodations are spot on and right by the pool. Be you a single person or couple you will feel right at home. Tom and Jerry

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

What a great stay in Wilton Manors.
It was our first stay in the Fort Lauderdale Area and it wouldnt be our last :-)
A vey nice place to stay . We had a two bedroom condo with a kitchen/livingroom area.
Everything is very nice and new and very well decorated.
The owners are very nice and if you need something they do everything for you.
We feel.like home.
Thanks a lot Mike and Jim - we will come back soon.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

My partner and I arrived to the Island Sands to surprise a coworker for her birthday this weekend! Upon our arrival we were greeted by Jim, who from the start made us feel right at home. While we had plans for the birthday girl filled with dancing and such we managed to spend all day and night Saturday around the pool which was delicious! Everything was perfect, relaxing, and just enjoyable. The place is immaculate, and peaceful! You two were so accommodating, warm, helpful and funny! You will definitely see us there again and we will highly recommend your spot to all our friends!

Thanks for making us your priority!
Terri and Caryne

Room Tip: If you want walking distance to night life and fun and good food this is the place to stay!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Mike C, Owner at Island Sands Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

What a great group of guests!! We are so happy that all of you enjoyed your stay with us along with a birthday celebration. It was a pleasure to have all of you enjoy our property & location. Next time I will requests that mother nature pull back a little on the rain in the evening hours. Granted her rain did not prevent your enjoyment poolside. We hope to see you all in the future. If we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to reach out to us! Thank you!!!!!

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Additional Information about Island Sands Inn

Address: 2409 NE 7th Ave, Wilton Manors, FL 33305-1209
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Wilton Manors
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Wilton Manors
Price Range: $134 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Island Sands Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Wilton Manors Hotel - Bed and Breakfast is located right on Wilton Drive in the Diverse Arts and Entertainment District where you can Walk to over 18 Restaurants-Cafes and 15 Bars. We are located in the center of the city of Ft. Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Beach and downtown Las Olas are only 2.5 miles away. Our Tropical Oasis offers a choice of Rooms, Suites or Condo Villas with luxurious bedding for a great nights sleep. All of our updated contemporary rooms have private entrances & bathrooms with Free Wifi and Parking. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast at our Inn and Full kitchens in our Condo Villas. Don't forget to save a lazy afternoon to relax around the Tropical grounds in our Large Heated Swimming Pool. ... more   less 
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