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Berwyn
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We spent almost a week at the hotel. Had a wonderful stay, the location is perfect! The beach is beautiful, and the pool area was large and very clean. Sanibel is a lovely place to visit and I would highly recommend the West Wind!

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Coral Springs, FL.
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Small bathrooms... AC not very cool..some front desk employees not very helpful/ friendly... Great location and easy access... Parking difficulty finding spots... Nice outdoor pool/ restaurants/ shuffle board

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Port Charlotte, Florida
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Recently rediscovered the West Wind Inn and could not have had a better experience. From reservations to checking out staff bent over backwards to help make our visit one to remember. The room was spotless and the grounds were enchanting. And it sits right next to one of the best beaches in Florida!

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Thank Alan H
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We only ate at the pool. Our food and drinks were good. Had a room by the Koi pond. It was nice. Had a small fridge and a microwave which was handy. Pool was nice. Staff was friendly. Conveniently located between Sanibel and Captiva. They gave us coupons for discounts there and at another hotel. The only complaint was rhat...

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West Palm Beach
Reviewed 1 June 2016

West Wind inn has very good location,the beach is excellent and relaxing,the rooms have all the necessary you need for comfortable stay,the services is excellent and friendly.the pool zone is beautiful and relaxing too.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

just dont stay here. It is one of the worst places we have ever stayed. It wasn't even clean. the tiled floor is filthy. You need to put shoes on to go into the room. hair in the bathroom in all the crevices. slime in the sink overflow.

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

Dear SJM18, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the West Wind Inn. I am very concerned about your stay and experience as it isn't consistent with the bulk of our reviews. If you could reach out to me at bgooch@westwindinn.com so that I may ascertain which room you were in so that I can fix any issues...

Mechanicsville
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The West Wind is a little hidden gem on the amazing Sanibel coast. As the last lodging option on Middle Gulf before you get to the residential area, its an ideal location for a a quiet week of true rest & relaxation. There's plenty to do too- shuffleboard and tennis, bike and beach chair rentals, and even a new set...

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Hudson
Reviewed 30 May 2016

While the location of this motel is good, the facility is tired. There is quite a disconnect between the photos on the website and the reality of the condition of the facility. The vibe is 1960's motor court that has not been updated or particularly well maintained. Entering our room confirmed the vibe. Ancient avocado colored carpet that is grimy...

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Dear Markdu3540kq, Dear SJM18, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the West Wind Inn. I certainly agree that our location is 2nd to none on the Island of Sanibel. We are constantly upgrading our facility and we have many projects in the final planning stages, including the installation of brick pavers throughout the parking lot. Thank you...

Palm Coast
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Overall OK, location great ... Dining staff (Evening) very poor (Food OK, Server terrible) based on that experience did not return to dine there apart from breakfast ... Rooms kept clean, pool and pool bar good, Reception manager at checkout very pleasant and competent easily and without fuss corrected an error that had arisen in billing that I had been...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The hotel was a very good value. Situated right on the beach with bike rental right on property. The restaurant on the hotel property was good. I liked the nostalgic walk up entry from the outside, I know some folks don't like that but I do. The screened in porch was a nice touch. I could bike to restaurants, shops...

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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
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  • 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: RM845 - RM1,321 (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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#4 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#6 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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