The Staff was excellent!!! Very kind, friendly and presentable. They were all very knowledgeable about place to visit and eat on and off the island. All the staff made you feel at home. I will be backGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent place to stay on Sanibel"
We were making a last-minute type trip for a quick get-away to Sanibel, and this was our first time at the West Wind Inn. This was at the height of the tourist season and we paid a premium rate. That said, we did not have premium accommodations. They were decent, clean and pleasant. The bathroom was very cramped although it clearly had been recently […] updated (but not enlarged). The room was comfortable but not luxurious. The overall facility is a little tired-looking. We ended up feeling ok about our stay, but have to say that the West Wind Inn would not be at the top of our list for the next trip to Sanibel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
staff was great.if you go get room 231 232 233 best view of gulf and poolRestraunt was great only had breakfeast but it was great and very well priced.Short walk to beach and the shelling was great go to cvs and get a shell net and scoop its the best. You can rent a bike for 40 for the week I cant say enough the place is great pay the extra money for […] the kitchenette its worth it ask for recommendations for places to eat there are some bad ones Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Nice spot for a weekend getaway"
Very much enjoyed our stay - room is basic but clean. Beach access was wonderful, enjoyed the pool, and very much enjoyed our weekend getaway!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Relaxing vacation experience"
Guest services was pleasant and cheerful, our room was very clean, the location is close to the water - we could walk out our hotel room right down to the beach and overall we were very pleased with everything and would definitely book there again. No complaints at all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Needed A Break"
Room was clean and the staff was very pleasant, just spent the weekend, would do it again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice room with screened porch, close to beach"
I recently stayed at the West Wind Inn and had a great stay. The room I reserved had two double beds, kitchenette, bath and a private screened porch. The room was very clean and appeared to have been recently remodeled. My only negative comment is that the bathroom was so small. It was clean and met our needs but two could not get ready at the same […] time. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, as well. On the day of our arrival, we were given an early check in without complaint. The pool side bar makes decent drinks and the restaurant on site has excellent breakfast. They were understaffed the day we decided to eat there. The service was slow due to this but they were doing the best that they could to keep up with the crowd. The entire week I was there I only heard our neighbors once. Very quite. Had a great time and would definitely stay here again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We booked the West Wind only by customer reviews. The choices in Sanibel were fairly few. We wanted a hotel adjacent to the beach. We wanted a quiet couples location. We wanted a quiet beach. We wanted western gulf exposure. We wanted some hotel amenities. We got it all with the West Wind! The room and property was noticeably clean and well maintained. […] AC worked great (so needed in the late May temps). The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and well maintained. Hot water could have been a tad hotter, and cold water could have been colder, but that's splitting hairs.The beach was a 1-2 minute walk from our room. The pool bar was very nice, happy hour Friday was super, the property restaurant was great (we only ate breakfast there), and the computer room was perfect (2 PCs and printers). The hotel was very quiet (again, exactly what my wife and I wanted), parking close to the room, and pricing very reasonable. We were so satisfied that we wanted to post a review commending the management for an absolutely wonderful 4 day stay - we were sad to leave. Be sure to reserve the beach set-up daily (umbrella and two recliner chairs that they set-up early mornings) - it was an extra $20/day, but well worth it. We will go back to this property in the future - very satisfying experience! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
loved my stay, walked out my room onto the beach, loved location , close to all restaurants as well as not far from captiva. service at hotel was very good. Everyone was very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to relax great pool great service friendly and helpful front desk. Rooms are very cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice secluded get away"
Great location ,very comfortable to off load your vehicle .the inn is very clean and cozy what A great get away.the room was nice and the bathroom had marble sinks and was superb,hay also rent bikes on site ...and the beach was very secluded not to many people .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Shells, Shells, ShellsT"
I love this hotel because of the location to the beach, shells, and the sunsets. This is my fourth time to stay here and I will be coming back next spring for my yearly trip. I love this place.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Gulf View Property"
This is by all means a beautiful hotel on the Gulf of Mexico with a crystal clear swimming pool, and a pool bar for drinks and light meals. A beautiful property! The rooms could use some careful detail cleaning(dust on lamp shades) and the bathroom fixtures were old and painted over but the rust was still visible. The towels are very thin and not of […] luxury grade. The staff was pleasant but not very helpful with problems in the room. The kitchenette was lovely and the refrigerator was perfectly clean. Room service was minimal,trash was emptied and the bed remade with the same sheets but the ironing board was left up and standing in the middle of the kitchenette where I had left it to cool when leaving the room. The trash can under the sink in the kitchen was not emptied until I left it out and then it was not put back where it belonged. Small niceties such as this are important when paying a high rate for a hotel. In general I would go back without hesitation and would recommend it to friends and family. I think children would do well here although I did not have any with me. The shells on the beach and the cleaning hut would be a great activity for the children. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Relaxing and beautiful"
From the moment we met Kim upon check-in to the day we left, this hotel was superb! The view from the room was great of the pool and beach. We cooked fresh seafood every night in our kitchenette. Every room has a screened balcony or porch. The landscaping was lovely; we really enjoyed the koi pond. Everything was very clean and orderly. The staff was […] friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. I'm ready to go back already! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Recommended Sanibel location"
We rented a unit with a kitchenette so we wouldn't have to eat out as often to save money. The appliances were older but were functional. The location and beach access were very good. Onsite pool and tennis courts were also nice. The grounds were well kept and staff were friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice vacation destination"
This hotel was beautifully landscaped. Excellent breakfast at the hotel restaurant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for families"
This is the nicest motel I've ever stayed in. I spent 5 days here with my 6 year old daughter; there were lots of other children around so that was good for her. While there I was trying to think why some have commented that it seems "dated"; the only obvious things are that the bedspread pattern was garish, and the chairs in the room weren't particularly […] stylish. The only negatives were that the bathroom was a little cramped, and they ran out of dry towels by the pool one evening. The bathroom had been recently updated, and the grounds and heated pool are beautiful and well-maintained. Breakfast at the on-site restaurant was delicious, with good service. Would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Rent a car"
Location was nice ( right on the beach) but a $15 cab ride was needed to go or get anything. They do not serve dinner during the week. Our bed was like a hammock made of wonder bread(soft and curved). The. Beach was nice and the pool area was fine but overall we over paid for this stay during peak season.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gentlemen, start your englines!"
With two rooms rented and family coming together from England, Germany, Florida and Kansas, we were looking forward to a quiet Easter weekend on Sanibel. We arrived Thursday evening and had hoped to enjoy Friday at the hotel, with no other plans other than sleeping in and enjoying the facilities. Alas, the hedge trimmers arrived at 9 AM Good Friday […] morning and kept at it, starting/stopping at a lazy pace, until mid-afternoon. It just went on and on. People left the pool to sit in their rooms, but it was no better there, and all of us in the poolside rooms were wondering why this had to be scheduled at a time when the management must have known the hotel would be full. After a few hours, we asked if it were necessary to have this kind of lawn work scheduled for Easter weekend and if the noise could stop, at least for a while. The manager checked with the landscaper, then told us only they were "almost finished." They were not. When you are paying peak season prices on a holiday weekend, you expect to be able to sleep past nine am and to enjoy the pool and sit on the patio. Our second complaint, two hours later, was met with sarcasm; apparently, many others had complained and the manager was fed up. We were not offered any apology. The hotel is average but who cares, right? You come to be outside and the heated pool and other facilities are great. But don't reserve here unless you are assured that the landscapers aren't scheduled for your weekend. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great spot for a getaway"
The location of this hotel couldn't be better - right on a beautiful beach without a lot of people. Rooms were nice and kitchenettes were updated and convenient. If you go during high season and know that you want to rent bikes, beach umbrellas, etc., make sure you reserve them in advance because they will run out.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent choice for singles, couples or families."
Very well-located and well-maintained hotel. Our room and bath were clean and spacious and the screened porch on each unit is a wonderful bonus. The staff could not be more pleasant or accommodating. Lovely pool/pool bar area. On-site bike rentals, tennis, shell-cleaning area. Everything we were looking for and more.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Dated and disappointing!"
Hotel/resort is quite dated and needs updating. Our room had an odor similiar to a nursing home and there were some black areas of mold (?) in the shower. The beach was also disappointing - small, too much sea debris. It did not appear that the beach was cleaned very often. The resort charges to rent chairs and umbrellas, which most resorts include. On […] a positive note, the restaurant next door, Normandie, offers a nice breakfast and lunch. This hotel appears to be popular with mature guests and would not recommend for a family with children. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice get away"
This was our second stay, very nice place, great location. Normandie restaurant is not worth the rice, so many other god places to eat.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fabulous! Second time staying there. Excellent location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great find on Cedar Key"
Very comfortable-great view from our deck overlooking the marsh. Really appreciated the washer/dryer in our unit. This would be a great place to settle into for a week-full eat-in kitchen, deck, pool-all the amenities for a comfortable stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"You can't beat the location"
This hotel is well run and located right on the beach. One can use the pool or enjoy the beach. The sun sets right there, over the Gulf of Mexico. Bikes can be rented for $15 a day and can be used to tour the Nature Preserve nearby, a few flat miles away, all connected by bike paths. Everyone seems to bike everywhere--all ages on all types of bikes. […] (The nature preserve also has a section for renting kayaks to tour a mangrove swamp which is also one of the highlights of the visit.) There is a good restaurant at the hotel for breakfast, but it only serves dinner on the weekends. Many people--mostly retired seniors--stay there for two, three or four weeks, year after year and know each other from their vacation here. The staff was very helpful all the time. In fact, I discovered that I left something in the room and called them when I got home. They graciously volunteered to mail it off to me at once. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great anniversary get away!"
My wife and I celebrated our 35th anniversary and our 6 day stay at the West Wind Inn was great! The staff was helpful and courteous. We were given excellent ideas for places to eat. Our room was very clean and we loved the screened in porch. The only downside to our room was the small bathroom, but then we did have an efficiency room. We were so close […] to the beach and the sunsets were beautiful each evening. We enjoyed the pool area as well. We were able to rent bikes from the Inn and that saved us going to the bike shop in town. We were close to the grocery store which was great. The biking on the Island was superb. There wasn't anything about our stay that disappointed us. I highly recommend The West Wind Inn. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very happy with this choice!"
We really liked this hotel. We liked being away from the crowded road and businesses. There are bicycle rentals right at the hotel, although they had already been rented out for the day by the time we went to rent in late morning. The rental rate seemed very reasonable. Since the island is flat, everything was convenient to get to. Everyone has a screened […] in porch that looks at the gulf. There is a nice size pool. The bar there offers lunch at reasonable prices. The bathrooms are a bit tight, but updated, and much was made of the space that they did have. Modern glassed in shower. An additional long shelf the above the counter, below the mirror. Full size closet with good hangers. A safe that we didn't use. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The A C blew directly on the bed. Has to turn off to sleepGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very friendly and accommodating staff, wonderful room and facilities, beautiful beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
Motel 6 in a great location. WAY overpriced. No one there under 80 yo.Genuine Expedia guest review
"most relaxing place ever"
My family and I had a great time at the West Wind Inn. Very close to the beach and far enough away from the main roads. A lot of shells to collect and nice pool area. We will stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenience and Relaxation"
The location was wonderful. We spent much time on the beach. Shells were plentiful. It was conveniently located to the wildlife refuge for birding and hiking. Accommodating Staff, convenient microwave and frig. They even supplied the popcorn!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK but a bit dead"
hotel room was damp and musty but was clean. The hotel was a bit remote and after dark the area was dead. Situation on the beach was very good and the pool area was very nice too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"3rd stay this year"
Can't beat the location. Staff is friendly and accommodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location on West Gulf Drive. Service was good. The room had a very musty odor--the pillows were lumpy and need to be retired!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Stay During November Vacation"
Hotel staff was very helpful with my needs during my week stay. Restaurant was very nice and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is a well run Inn, but Sanibel Island is not a place I will retrun to visit. Lots of shells on the beach, but mostly old, walked on rejects. 30 mph speed limit even when there are no houses makes going out to eat or shop an ordeal. No problems with the hotel, the people there are great, but it is a boring island.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"down to earth, clean, pleasant"
Loved it. Clean, tidy, good service. Rented bikes and rode everyday. Beautiful sunset views. Dolphins swimming right off beach. Last hotel before residential area, so felt like we had a private beach. Mid-century era buildings renovated to modern look and cleanliness.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for anyone seeking relaxation"
Great Stay. Really enjoyed the sunsets from my balcony and pool bar. Love Sanibel!! Resturant was excellent! Enjoyed breakfast there 3 times and had an excellent dinner there one night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Run by the Crabist Clan"
Front desk was not friendly and even rude. I think we will stay down the street next time we are on Sanibel Island.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was looking for a weekend get-away and it was between West Wind and Island Inn. I choose West Wind since it seemed closer to the beach and for the price. I read all the reviews, even the one that gave it a 1 star stating that the rooms were in poor condition. What I found upon arrival was beautifully updated room!! I had a view of the pool and the […] beach; the beds were awesome (wish I had one at home), soft linens, wonderful shower, small frig, microwave, safe, flat screen TV, etc., etc., etc. If you're looking for a quiet place to stay and VERY close to the beach, then choose West Wind Inn, you won't be disappointed!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was wonderful,The West Wind Inn restaurant food was fabulous.The lovely waitress recommened the grouper,scallops with the shrimp meal that came with a risotto that was so delicious we are still talking about how good the meal and service was, the meal came with a fresh salad and the house red wine was great! We will difinitely be going back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice vacation!!! We will be back!:)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
it has been 17 years since my last visit to Sanabeil Island and I was not sure what your place would be like and needless to say I will be coming back next year with more of my friends and we will be staying at the West Wind Inn. I truely can say that when we left I was at peace with myself. The view from our room was just beautiful even with the Gulf […] as ruff as it was it was still beautiful and the sun sets WOW, your staff and grounds are fabulous. All of my hopes were taken care of by staying at your resort. By the way I went back to work today 11-4-12, and my staff can not believe how calm I was today.Thanks for everything. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Near the water and very comfortable"
We were very pleased with the location to the beach, shell hunting and ding darling reserve.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Sunsets are beautiful and shells plentiful....."
Our stay was perfect. From check-in to check-out entire staff were very friendly and helpful. We ate breakfast twice at hotel restaurant and you have to try coconut and bananaberry french toast - delicious !!!!! Staff was again very helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Hope to return in the future...........Thank you !!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
everything was perfectGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for an Anniversary Getaway"
My husband and I went away for our 10th Anniversary. We loved the West Wind Inn. Our room had a beautiful view of the Gulf and the huge pool, and we found having a refrigeraor and microwave very convenient.Genuine Expedia guest review
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