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West Wind Inn

3 stars
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL, 33957, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Sanibel beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool

  • Free WiFi and free parking
Beachfront hotel on Sanibel Island with seaside pub

Minutes from Shell Museum

West Wind Inn is on the south shore of central Sanibel Island overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, a 4-minute drive from The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. A 4-minute ride will get you to Island Cinema, and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a 7-minute drive away.

Darling Wildlife Refuge

Shelling on the beach is one of the most popular activities on Sanibel Island, and nature lovers can admire the 6,400 acres of J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For a break from the sun, you can check out art and music performances at BIG ARTS Center.

Drinks by the pool

Normandie Seaside Pub serves breakfast, and meat and seafood dishes for lunch and dinner, while The Upper Deck can provide you with drinks right by the large heated pool. The hotel also has a shuffleboard court and tennis courts, and parking is free for guests.

Scenic views, free WiFi

Summery, light colors fill the 102 guestrooms, each providing a view of the gardens or the Gulf of Mexico from a balcony or patio. You can make snacks using the compact refrigerators and microwaves, and rooms come with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

Main amenities

  • 104 smoke-free guestrooms
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Gulfside City Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
Excellent4.2 / 5
  • Aside from the construction which started daily between 8-9 am, the West Wind Inn was a…Nov 26, 2015
  • A very nice hotel on the beach in a lovely area. Staff was friendly and helpful. Lots of…Nov 19, 2015
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Hotel Info: ‎866-539-8117‎

from $132
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen
  • Guest Room, 2 Double Beds, Gulf Front
  • Guest Room, 1 King, Gulf or Garden View
  • Gulf Front Kitchenette
  • Studio, 1 King, Kitchenette, Gulf Front
  • Guest Room, 2 Doubles, Gulf or Garden View
  • Double Room, 2 Bedrooms (SWEET deal 2 for 1 with kitchenette)
  • Standard Room, Pool View
  • Studio, 2 Double Beds, Kitchenette, Gulf Front
  • Studio, 2 Double Beds, Kitchenette, Gulf or Garden View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 104 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Accessible parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Barbeque grills
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Disabled parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Normandie - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Upper Deck Pool Bar - This poolside café specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

West Wind Inn

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