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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is located in beautiful Sanibel. The location of this hotel is wonderful but - its more of a Motel. At check in The staff was courteous. They recommended I buy the $15.00 No seeum lotion...which didn't work. I came home with over 30 bites. So don't buy their lotion. The room was a solid 3. Small but was nice... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived on an early Mid-November afternoon, and checkin was a breeze. The room was beautiful with an ocean view from our screened in patio (I think all the rooms had ocean views). The setting was spectacular, and the location is what makes it. Somehow, (due to the fall "tilt" away from the sun), this location had sunrise AND sunset... More 

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Millville, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The West Wind Inn is located in a great location, and has a wonderful pool and restaurant BUT the staff are not friendly, the beds are very uncomfortable, the bathrooms are tiny & the air conditioning is VERY loud. I stayed here in October and November 2016 but if you want some sleep, stay elsewhere as the air conditioning and... More 

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

Dear CoryDKross, I do apologize that you didn't enjoy your return trip to the West Wind Inn. I disagree that our staff are not friendly, the bulk of our reviews would support that. I agree that our location and amenities are 2nd to none on the island of Sanibel. When we replaced all the bedding 2 years ago we tried... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked the West Wind Inn. We stayed for 2 nights on our way to Key West from Fort Meyers. It is simple but very clean and how can you beat being right on the ocean! The bar pool-side was great. The Inn was preparing for parking lot paving but let us know upon check-in. We had breakfast at... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here two nights. Built in 1969. Well kept up. Had great time.Super pool area an grounds. Two choices on rooms one with kitchen or not.One with out we had. Mico , Refrigerator worked just fine. There's a great restaurant on the property. People there an hotel super nice an helpful. Will stay again

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a week. Have been coming here for over a decade. Absolutely perfect. Gulf view room. Full kitchen. Wifi stinks, I know, who cares, you are on an island, but the teenager does;) Pool area is immaculate. Will definitely continue to visit!!!

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

Dear Alyson D, Thank you for your most recent stay and honest review of the West Wind Inn. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay again and I appreciate the kind words about the property. I do apologize about the wifi on one side of the property. We had some lines get fried recently and we are working... More 

Foxboro, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The West Wind Inn is a property with a very beachy feel. The room has a kitchenette which is fully stocked with fairly new appliances including a refrigerator and stove, coffeemaker, dishes, pans and utensils. It is modestly but nicely furnished. PROs - Large room with a very nice lanai and oceanview, Short walk to beach and pool area. Nice... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have am bartender and server and I know good service when I see it! Linda who was more then accommodating! She was efficient and attentive! Not to mention her personality was completely amazing! My first time here and I will be back! Linda you are one of the best bartenders on the island by far thank you for your... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a first trip to Sanibel and we chose the West Wind inn based on them having a restaurant and an outside bar on site. We were not disappointed. We spent time at the pool and outside bar each day. The staff were very friendly and made our stay wonderful. Would definitely recommend the West WInd Inn!

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

Dear BucketListTraveler88, Thank you for the wonderful review and I am thrilled to hear that your 1st visit will not be your last! As you pointed out, we have a beautiful Pool Bar with a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. We just finished a refreshing of the Pool Bar with new tables, chairs and large umbrellas. Thank you... More 

International Falls, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the West Wind and we enjoyed it as much as the first. The ocean/beach is 50 paces across the lawn or you can sit around a nice pool, enjoying drinks/snacks from the pool bar. Each room has a screened in patio. The beach is beautiful with an endless selection of shells and the resort... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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
  • Meeting Rooms
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: RM661 - RM1,952 (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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Two story buildings. We liked upstairs”
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 of 5 bubbles bynner, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront rooms on 2nd floor will have best view of beach.”
 of 5 bubbles meconnor55, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“End rooms facing ocean are quietest. Although it is a laid back hotel with only 2 floors.”
 of 5 bubbles ikeepmyshells, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for second level facing the Gulf”
 of 5 bubbles Swolfg1, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are directly facing the gulf - choose 2nd floor for the best view over the beach grass.”
 of 5 bubbles beckyh625, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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