"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
"Really nice place to stay"
We really liked staying here. The only exception was that the bathrooms are smaller than pictures showed and the shower pressure was more like a soft rain.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Will Go Back!!!!"
The staff was so nice and accommodating. We had the best time there. Definitely a place to revisit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great get away location"
I recommend this place, clean and beautfiul rooms on the Gulf.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great getaway"
This is the second time staying at the West Wind Inn. It is a great hotel that we will go back to again. Our room had a great veiw of the Gulf...second floor is key for that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect Location World Class Staff"
This was the perfect location. Central to everything. Kayaking, Biking Ding Darling, eating out. Great Beach, pool, and pool bar. Very clean and quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"could of been better."
It seems that we always have a room in the back of the resort or farthest away from the pool or beach. Disappointing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and amenities"
Beachfront is everything... and the beach is great, like a private beach. The Hotel installations are fair, but could have some improvements / updates. Overall I had a great time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very pleasant experience. The bed was uncomfortable and could use some sort of padded cover. The bath and beach towels could be replaced. Pillows need replacing. The staff was very nice and the room was quiet and access to the pool and beach was wonderful! Would return in the future.Genuine Expedia guest review
WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS . WE STAYED THERE LAST YEAR AND IT WAS THE SAME AAA FROM CHECK IN TO CHECK OUT. KEEP IT LIKE THAT. THAT IS OUR PLACE TO GO. CLEAN FREINDLY CONVIENENT FUN AND GREAT COFFEE.STAFFS WONDERFUL AND ALWAYS HELPFUL. NICE POOL GREAT ACCESS TO BEACH STORES PLACES TO EAT BUT THE FOOD IS BETTER AT THE HOTEL AND CHEAPER THEN THE OTHER PLACES […] TO EAT. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"This was a Mother daughter vacation!"
It was a wonderful hotel, nice room, beautiful beach, Reminded us of old time Florida! It rained but we didn't mind, we just relaxed. We would go back againGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is situated next to one of the nicest beaches in Sanibel. It has a great view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Weekend Get Away"
The Inn was comfy and folksy. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves: the pool, the poolside lounge, and closiness of the gulf, all of which were in very, very short waliking distance. The restaurant where we had breakfast each morning, we found also very satisfactory. Plenty of great places to eat closeby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great beach and acomodations"
i would definitely stay there again- hopefully soon !!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
nice quiet hotel, right on the beach. enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a good choice if wheelchair bound"
We were in a handicapped room by necessity. We found the bed mattress hard and too low. The pool was accessible, but the Tiki bar was not. The paths to the beach was soft sand and impossible for me to access the beach in my wheelchair.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Found our new favorite spot in SouthWest FL"
Loved West Wind Inn! The staff were all professional, but made you feel like family. Location was right on the beach. We were on the island for three nights and never had a need to leave. We'll be returning for sure!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a family"
Very nice hotel, clean rooms, the only complain I have is that they have a tiny, tiny, bathroom. Besides from that, the hotel is very good and clean. I strongly recommend it. I will return, no dubt about it.Genuine Expedia guest review
West Wind Inn exceeded my expectations..! Great property, with friendly staff. Clean rooms with balconies overlooking the large pool and the beach! Restaurant's breakfast was one of the best... beautiful location. Will go return again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
dirty room, dirty hotel, people smoking every where even at the pool with kids swing and playing. dogs on the beach terrible stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Nice Place to Stay"
Everything was very good about our stay, except that the bed was very hard; like sleeping on a table. It was very nicely situated on the Island. Everything we wanted to see and do was close. We enjoyed the beach behind the motel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was very clean with minor defects here and there but not enough to downgrade the hotel. The staff were very pleasant and easy to deal with and willing to do whatever it took to make your stay great. The restaurant on site had great food and very pleasant staff and the housekeeping staff were very efficient and did a great job.Genuine Expedia guest review
Stay was great. Best part of hotel is location. Beach access from pool area. Pool a bit small and crowded with kids. Was able to be in the pool a bit after sunset. Bar at the pool serves lunch from about 11 to 2PM, pizza after lunch. Decent prices, happy hour from 5-6:30.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
West Wind was a nice hotel. Location on Sanibel is good and the room was nice. A little dated but it was clean and well kept + the view of the pool and Gulf was excellent. I thought they could have done a better job of keeping up the grounds (grass, shrubs, landscaping) but I guess for the price it is what it is. The grass was mostly weeds and it seemed […] there was little effort/desire to improve it. Resoding with St. Augistine grass would improve the looks of the grounds 100%. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great beach location"
The location of the room in relation to the beach was terrific. The staff in the front office were not very friendly. Both bartender"s at the pool were very friendly. Rooms were not swept daily and front office claims they are a motel and did not know what the cleaning standard should be, as they outsource the service. Cleaning staff was responsive […] if you had a request. The location to the beach would make this a good choice and we would return. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant place to stay"
The staff were pleasant and helpful. I liked that they had someone on duty at the front desk 24/7. It was nice to have restaurant on premises for breakfast and lunch. We loved the screened in balcony with a view of the water. The beach was literally 2 minutes from our door.Genuine Expedia guest review
We just came back from our trip. The hotel was very nice, clean, and quiet. The beach was just a few steps from our room. The pool was incredible. Very clean and not crowded. We took advantage of the beach chairs and umbrella one day and it was great. We ate lunch at the pool bar area and the food was very good. Staff were polite and friendly. We went […] out to eat at Doc Ford, Bubble Room, and took advantage of Baileys a local grocery store. We opted to rent a car and glad we did! All places were family friendly...have an 11 yr old and 8 yr old. We really had a great time. Did some local shopping, Shell Museum, Captiva Dolphin Cruise, and a trip to the Everglades. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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