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Dayton, Kentucky
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Sanibel is a non-commercial area. That said, there are very few places to stay that are not weekend through weekend. That said, the West Wind Inn was a wonderful place for us to crash for 5 days. We were able to see the ocean at a distance from our room. The pool area is well maintained. The beach is much...

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Woodstock
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to stay on Sanibel. We loved that it was at the far end - where it seems to be a little bit quieter. Nice clean rooms, very close to the beach, great pool, and pool bar. The shops and restaurants are a short drive away. The only thing we wish had been included and was not, were...

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General-Manager-WWI, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sheridan B, Thank you so much for the kind words about our Inn and I'm happy you so thoroughly enjoyed yourself. We are limited by the city of Sanibel to how many chairs and umbrellas we can place on the beach so by charging a small fee that helps alleviate the greater demand for beach chairs than we can...

Northborough
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place was very nice. The help did not seem happy, and at times they really seemed stressed. It wasn't just one person, itwas actualky the majority. Not to seem harsh, but customer service is my Business and j know that my attitude makes or breaks my businesses rating. Vacationers pay your bills and gratitude expressed for that would go...

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General-Manager-WWI, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear U357DDrobinw, Thank you so much for your feedback on your recent stay. Our mission statement reads and directs us to "deliver a warm, friendly and memorable island resort experience that provides value for all our guests resulting in a desire to return." Clearly we missed the mark in our interactions during your stay. I will share your comments with...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure of what to expect as I booked this hotel through Expedia. It is a nice hotel and I am so pleased. We have a ground floor room with a nice screened in porch overlooking the pool. You can even see the ocean from our room. I love the system of having our chairs and umbrella reserved with...

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The West Wind is a great hotel with a wonderful location close and with easy access to the beach. We had a good room with our patio facing the pool. My cousin and her husband were also staying there at the same time. It was great to spend time with them. The only problem we had (and it was significant)...

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Dear lindatP1801VD, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the West Wind inn. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay overall. though I apologize that the chairs and umbrellas were all rented out. We are limited by the city of Sanibel to the amount of chairs and umbrellas we can put on the beach. With 103...

Connecticut
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

West Wind Inn is a little slice of heaven. This is not a condo but rather an inn. You get a room with a kitchenette and a bath and a little lanai. We were right on the water and it was lovely! We often ate at the pool, the food was great. The people were wonderful. We will be back...

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General-Manager-WWI, General Manager at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

Dear kannobe, Thank you for visiting "our little slice of heaven!" We pride ourselves on providing a wonderful vacation at a great value to our guests...we can't wait to host you again in the future. Kind regards, Brett Gooch General Manager bgooch@westwindinn.com

Mountainside, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was picked solely on the reviews we read. And they were spot on. This place did not disappoint. It's not the most glorious but it's a gem, none the less. And the most important piece is it's location to the beach. Just a few steps from the pool and your toes are in the sand. Absolutely loved the...

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Dear Travelwsb, We also thank Trip Advisor and guests like you who continue to make the West Wind Inn a must stay on Sanibel. We appreciate the positive review and can't wait to host you again in the future! Kind regards, Brett Gooch General Manager bgooch@westwindinn.com

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a fun hotel, like a mini club med. We had a very comfortable room 2 full beds, granite counters in bath and with full kitchen on the garden level, which was wonderful, as we could walk right out to the pool, beach, shuffle board, and we could listen to the concert on the patio lania area. The hotel...

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Spring Lake
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are a bit rustic but always clean. We stay at West Wind Inn for the pool/pool bar, the beach, and the on site food! All are exceptional! The Normandie Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner - all reasonably priced and delicious! Love this place!

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Aventura
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay on Sanibel Island. I've stayed at fancier hotels on the island but would choose this one over the others. The staff made our stay memorable and the amenities were great. The memories of my Sanibel trip will last a long time in part due to our stay at West Winds. Loved it!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about West Wind Inn

Address: 3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5501
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $268 - $486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — West Wind Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
West Wind Hotel Sanibel Island
West Wind Sanibel Island
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Choose the garden/ocean view room.”
mwo41074, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If cigarette smoke is a concern for you, ask for a room away from designated areas.”
, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best views are on second floor, but the hotel is right on gulf and you can get a great view there as well”
JMG1930, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the pool are noisier but fun, and have an ocean and/or sunset view”
williamroy3, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for gulf view, second floor with balcony facing gulf.”
SeaviewKing15, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
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