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Lumberton, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I stayed at Song of the Sea 11/18 for one night. I have been going there for 20 years. I booked through Orbitz because they had the best rate (by $10). The room was advertised as "ground floor ocean front". For those who have not been, this is a pretty small resort. The back shutters are generally brown wood, there...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Bubble0309, I was very concerned to read your impression of our resort. Please accept my apologies for the disappointment you experienced regarding your view as wel as the condition of your room, which is and I'm sure you can see from every other review of the resort, not our standard. We welcome hunderds of Orbitz trevellers every year and...

Illinois
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were only able to spend one night here, and we will definitely be coming back. The staff was great, we were very early for check in and even though our room wasn't ready they let us know all the things we could do while we were waiting for them to call. We walked right on down to the beach,...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Irish, So nice to hear about your visit! It looks like you were able to take full advantage of all we offer our guests at Song of the Sea during your short visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. I hope you'll visit again when your travels bring you back to Sanibel Island. We look...

Lake Delton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

A romantic yet cozy resort right on the gulf. Clean,quiet and homelike. Free continental breakfast every morning. Stay busy shopping or just rest by the 🏊 pool. A bottle of complimentary wine 🍷 awaits your visit in your room. Come and 😊 enjoy.

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Sear Sixxpak, Thank you for sharing the impressions of your visit. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and found the romance that we hope all of our guests will be fond of. Please let us know when your travbels bring you back - we look forward to hosting you again! Sincerley, Bill Wellman General Manager The Inns of Sanibel 239-472-3181...

Sterling Heights, Michigan
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Very nice Eclectic type Motel efficiency units. The rooms were clean, pool was very nice. Pool was little cool and the hot tub a little too hot. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The bike's were free to ride but hard to ride long term, old fashion bikes that you peddle backward to stop. Speed limit on the island is 35mph...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for the very nice review of your stay! I'm glad that your enjoyed your visit overall and sincerely appreciate your resounding review of our restaurant (Sea Star Cafe) - I will make sure to pass that along to the staff there. I'm glad you also found our beds to be as comfortable as a Ritz-Carlton bed;...

Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed song of the sea. The view was lovely and you cannot beat such a short walk to the beach. The included breakfast has fresh fruit. We enjoyed our screen porch balcony. The room and furniture were fine but nothing special.

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Timothy, Thank you for choosing Song of the Sea for your honeymoon getaway. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and found so much to enjoy about the resort. Congratulations on your wedding and I hope you'll return to celebrate many more special occassions with us! Sincereley, Bill Wellman General Manger The Inns of Sanibel bwellman@theinnsofsanibel.com 239-472-3181

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is our 5th visit, our first being in our honeymoon 21 years ago. This is a small, intimate hotel, lovely grounds, spacious rooms with all the amenities to self cater if you wish, a glorious pool and jacuzzi. It's worth staying just for the breakfast alone which is one of the few hotel breakfasts I've had where I've been...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

I'm so glad you found a great place to unwind, and can't thank you enough for your loyalty over so many years. Your very nice comments about our staff, our breakfast, and our facilities are very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions - we look forward to welcoming you back to paradise soon. Sincerely,...

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Song of the Sea for our anniversary. The seashell pink colored buildings were not impressive at first glance and we never found an elevator to get to our second floor room. However, our room was very spacious with beach-themed furniture and decor. It looked newly painted. The bathroom, while on the small side, had been updated...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Eileen, I'm so glad we could be part of your very special celebration. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and the details of your impressions with other travellers. We work hard to keep the property looking great and make sure our guests have memorable experiences when they visit. Please let us know when you plan...

London
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Came to Sanibel as I had heard good things and wanted to check it out. The hotel is lovely, not too big and right on the beach the people who work here are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble . There is not really anywhere within walking distance to eat, unless you don't mind a long walk. Overall...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your review of Song of the Sea with other travelers. You're description of your stay helps us know that we are creating the atmosphere that this resort is famous for - intimate, relaxing, and lovely. Your very nice compliments of our staff are appreciated. I will make sure to pass them along! Sincerely,...

Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We booked our Gulf View room online. Upon arriving, we weren't pleased with our view. They had no openings the first night, but moved us our 2nd - 4th nights to the second floor with Gulf View #4109. Beautiful view! There was a $20/night up charge, but the view was so worth it!. (See pic). The rooms were clean and...

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Dear Teena, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful visit to Song of the Sea! It's always great to see how much our guests enjoy the resort and I'm glad we could be part of what looked to be a very memorable vacation. Your compliments of both Janet and Susie are appreciated and I will share with both of...

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Very pretty and clean! We had a suite with a kitchen and screened in porch. View of pool/ocean. Ocean is a short walk with chairs and umbrellas provided. Great place to walk the beach and search for shells. Beautiful swimming pool and hot tub. Towels provided and front desk. Free use of bicycles which I highly recommend. The bikes glide...

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Dear cmt2013, Thank you for sharing your impressions - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to take advantage of so many of our complimentary amenities to make your visit to Sanibel Island so memorable. I'll be sure to pass along your nice comments to our staff regarding the maintenance of our bicycles, the property in general...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Song of the Sea is a romantic Beachfront European style inn located on beautiful Sanibel Island. This intimate inn offers individualized personal service with picturesque views of the beach and the warm Gulf waters on the horizon. To welcome each guest, the Inn offers a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. The newly updated guestrooms and suites feature rich combinations of mahogany toned wood and wicker combined with fabrics in shades that mimic the sun-soaked sand just steps away. After a day in the sun, relax by watching the new 42" flat panel television or enjoy a glass of wine on the screened balcony. All of the accommodations feature demi-kitchens to create the perfect vacation home away from home. Greet each morning with a complimentary continental breakfast complete with make your own waffles, an assortment of breakfast breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee in a beautiful setting on the Inn’s lanai. After breakfast, relax by the pool and spa or take a long bicycle tour of the island’s 23 miles of bike paths. The bicycles are compliments of Song of the Sea. Explore the natural beauty of Sanibel, with two thirds of the island a nature preserve, or find a special treasure in one of the shops on Periwinkle Drive. Whether you chose to relax or explore, Song of the Sea gives each guest the peaceful solitude to reconnect with nature and loved ones. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Song of the Sea

Address: 863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7098
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: RM1,027 - RM2,291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Song of the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Song Of The Sea Hotel Sanibel Island
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“Rooms on the beachside have amazing views of the ocean and are wonderful for early risers”
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“upstairs suites facing beach quietest and great sunrise sunset views from porch”
 of 5 bubbles eyresearcher, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“room 4101 was and excellent location close to breakfast and walk out to pool even see the beach at distance.”
 of 5 bubbles johnq718, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor gulf front suites offer the best views.”
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“Two buildings next to pool have indirect views from second floor only. Third building has a direct ocean view from the second floor only.”
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