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West Wind Inn, Sanibel

3 stars
3345 West Gulf DriveSanibelFL33957United States of America, 800-491-6126
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Excellent4.2 / 5
Beautiful beach
Bar is awesome
Great pool
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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West Wind Inn, Sanibel

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $135
  • 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
  • Studio, 2 Double Beds, Kitchenette, Gulf Front
  • Standard Room, Pool View
  • Studio, 2 Double Beds, Kitchenette, Gulf or Garden View
  • Double Room, 2 Bedrooms (SWEET deal 2 for 1 with kitchenette)
  • Guest Room, 2 Doubles, 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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • West Wind Inn
  • West Wind Inn Sanibel
  • West Wind Sanibel
  • Wind Inn
  • West Wind Hotel Sanibel Island
  • West Wind Sanibel Island

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

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 a common area
  • Barbecue 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
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 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, Sanibel’s small print

Also known as

  • West Wind Inn
  • West Wind Inn Sanibel
  • West Wind Sanibel
  • Wind Inn
  • West Wind Hotel Sanibel Island
  • West Wind Sanibel Island

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.2 /5 from 925 reviews

West Wind Inn, Sanibel
Excellent4.0 / 5
Convenient location, beautiful grounds & pool area
The West Wind Inn was located on the gulf beach side of Sanibel, about half-way on the island; this location meant that you were closer to Captiva than many other hotels/resorts, which was a plus given there is ONE road between the two islands. It also means that to go anywhere, one must drive, but that is pretty much the case at any hotel/resort on Sanibel. We were relatively close to the J.N. Ding Darling entrance, could easily bike there.
4 night romance trip
West Wind Inn, Sanibel
Poor1.0 / 5
Nice Location, but Not-So-Nice Inn
I don't think I've ever taken the time to write a negative review, but I thought it might be helpful to those trying to choose a place to stay in Sanibel. I would not recommend this Inn. The property is right on the beach, which is about the only great thing about it. The rooms are small and outdated. The mattress is uncomfortable and the quilt did not appear to be clean. The bathroom is so small you can hardly turn around. (Plus, they store the coffee maker in the bathroom?). Our bathroom door didn't latch shut let alone lock. Our room smelled so bad when we first walked in. We never complained about any of this - maybe we should have. The front desk gentleman seemed to be bothered with the presence of guests in general. He was quite cold and unwelcoming. When we called on our first night about our broken remote control, he stated "Well - it's a universal remote, so it should work. I can't help you." In the morning, the housekeeping staff barged in without knocking and proceeded to stay in the room while I was in only a towel to ask us if we needed linens. While the beachfront location is beautiful, we weren't impressed with the hotel and would not recommend it. With all that being said, we did get to meet the manager at check-out, and he was very kind. We wish he was there when we checked in. Maybe we would've gotten a better first impression.
3 night romance trip
West Wind Inn, Sanibel
Fair2.0 / 5
Was supposed to have a Garden/Ocean view, but the view was a wall and door to another room. Front desk said we could upgrade for $30. Hotel listed beach loungers as included which was not true, another $20 for that.Asked for a half hour late check out as the alarm in the room went off in the middle of the night and kept us awake...nope! A maintenance worker then entered our room in the morning without knocking 2 hours PRIOR to check out! Oh, and there were no Kleenex. This hotel is lacking in hospitality and details with unfriendly staff.Was looking forward to a wonderful island getaway for 2 year anniversary.We will be staying somewhere else for our third!
1 night romance trip
West Wind Inn, Sanibel
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Wonderful stay!
I was so pleasantly surprised with our room at the West Wind. We stayed in Room 223. I got a great price on and was not sure of what the accommodations would be like. Our room was fantastic. Perfect for three to four people. We had a gulf/garden view double room. The balcony directly looked at the beautiful pool area and we also had a view of the gulf, as well as the lovely grounds surrounding the hotel. All of the employees were incredibly friendly and helpful with any request that I had. Free coffee is served in the lobby from 6:30am to 10:30 am and coffee is provided in the room to brew along with creamer and sugar and sweetener. Microwave popcorn was also provided! The room was very clean and roomy. The pool area is very pretty and the location to the beach is perfect! I cannot wait to come back!
3 night family trip
West Wind Inn, Sanibel
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Paradise on Sanibel
Wonderful experience! We are going to make Sanibel Island and the West Wind Inn an annual trek!!!
2 night romance trip

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West Wind Inn, Sanibel

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