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Missouri
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in January 2016! Right on the beach. Convenient location on Island. Clean. Loved having access to wash sand off when returning from beach. They have a shell cleaning station which was a huge help. Good restaurant though limited menu and a bit pricey. Would stay there again.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Imagine a screened in balcony porch facing the Gulf! Other amenities-large refrigerator stove -and an onsite restaurant which serve 3 meals a day. The only downside is the free wifi-access inside of the room is impossible but the balcony access does work.

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

Dear jasherwo, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the West Wind Inn. I am glad you enjoyed the property but I apologize you had issues with the wifi. I will have my IT team make sure all the access points are working as they should. Kind regards, Brett Gooch General Manager bgooch@westwindinn.com

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My sister and I stayed here with our kids and had a fantastic stay! Every one of the rooms had either a screened in balcony or patio that was wonderful for looking out over the pool and beach! It was wonderful having a full kitchen in the room when the kids were tired! If we decided against maid service for...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

To those who are considering staying here. The reception is wonderful and the rooms are nice. If you decide to venture to the upper deck pool bar buyer beware. The women who work there are very unfriendly and rude. We had the displeasure of two named Kim and Karrie. I don't know the other one's name. On two separate days...

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LAURENTBO19, F&B Director at West Wind Inn, responded to this review

LAURENTBO19, F&B Director at West Wind Inn, responded to this review Dear MRS Kim, I regret that we provided you with a poor customer experience at the pool bar; it is the exact opposite of what we pride ourselves on. We value our customers and understand how important it is to offer exceptional service. poor customer experience is something that...

Marblehead
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a room that included a microwave and refrigerator and that had a small balcony overlooking the pool and, in the distance, the ocean. The amenities were pretty basic, and at first I found the room rather dark and gloomy, but I had a great time! There were no dishes or cutlery, so please pick up some paper plates...

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

Dear MarbleheadCooper, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the West Wind Inn. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our guest rooms fit your needs. For the benefit of the reader, our guest rooms are equipped only with a microwave and refrigerator. We also have studios that have fully equipped kitchenettes with plates, pots/pans and...

london ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our first trip to Sanibel Island and we had no idea where to stay. We drove south and turned into this spot to check on a room. They were so nice at the front desk. They allowed us to see the room first and it was spotless. That sold us. We took a room on the second floor...

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Shelton, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time on Sanibel and the West Wind was an excellent choice. We had a great room facing the beach and water. Sanibel beaches are perfect if you enjoy looking for sea shells. The island isn't huge so pretty much where ever you stay is going to be a convenient location, and West Wind is no exception. A quick...

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

Dear felicitym14, Thank you for your recent stat and review of the West Wind Inn. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your first trip to Sanibel and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I agree our location is 2nd to none on Sanibel and, as you pointed out, very close proximity to the attractions on the...

Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back again to the West Wind Inn the first week of December for a little shelling getaway before the holidays. This was my 9th visit (!) and I couldn't get the smile off my face just parking the car. I opted for the full kitchenette this time and liked the option of cooking a few meals 'in', It was well...

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

Dear rejectsbeach, Thank you for your most recent stay and review of the West Wind Inn. That is absolutely fabulous that you have come back so many times over the years! Thank you for all the kind words about our property and we can't wait to host your a 10th time very soon. Kind regards, Brett Gooch General Manager bgooch@westwindinn.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Senibel is not a cheap area which is why this hotel cost what it did. It was okay - we had a rubbish bin right outside our door, and we enquired about the possibility of having a room with a beach view and was told it would cost even more. It was a reasonable room. It had a nice bathroom...

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted a quiet relaxing weekend for my birthday -- 100% successful in my quest! Jan 19-22 I enjoyed a perfect weathered weekend at West Wind Inn with my best friend and cannot express the degree of my satisfaction! Only reason one star left off was due to parking lot construction that made it a little uncomfortable walking to and...

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

Dear Dawn O, Thank you for your recent stay and review of the West Wind Inn. First, let me say Happy Birthday and I am thrilled to hear you felt you made the right choice to celebrate the occasion. I am happy to report that the parking lot project is complete and we now have added about 30 parking spots...

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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
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  • Tennis Court
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 14,719 - ₹ 31,118 (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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“Ask for room 252 or the one blow it for easy beach access”
 of 5 bubbles jasherwo, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lots of rooms face water, but some have better views. Call the Inn direct to talk to someone about room that best suits your needs”
 of 5 bubbles felicitym14, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor makes for an easy time getting to all of the amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles foxlivingwell, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Shoot for 2nd story room with kitchen”
 of 5 bubbles tjsear, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The 200 range (210-230ish) has beautiful views of the sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles ChadB18, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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