$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 3, 2014 Check-out: Nov 4, 2014

Song of the Sea

3 stars
863 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
51 reviews
Awesome quiet and private place for couples!

Everything about this place was wonderful! We will continue to go back there and will be... See full review

  • cpmp
  • Jun 2, 2014
Romantic, quiet getaway

Stayed for a week, great room and view, friendly staff, free bikes, beach chairs and towels, great... See full review

  • MomRox
  • Mar 23, 2014
Intimate Sanibel sanctuary for couples
Song of the Sea is an intimate retreat for couples in need of peace, quiet and privacy. Deluxe accommodations, with lots of extras, an inviting staff and no big-resort commotion make this an ideal spot for guests looking to recharge and reconnect. Stroll the white sand beach, savor a sunset, soak up some sun and snuggle in at Song of the Sea.
Highlights
  • Complimentary breakfast served on the terrace
  • Welcome bottle of wine
  • Free use of bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Heated beachfront pool
  • Outdoor barbecue grills
Rooms
Song of the Sea’s 30 guest rooms and suites each feature screened balconies or patios, 300-thread count bedding, warm mahogany furnishings, large cable TVs with DVD players, irons and ironing boards, hair dryer and kitchenettes with coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave and cooktop. Suites have separate living space. Choose from beachfront, pool or garden view accommodations. All rooms at the Song of the Sea are non smoking.
Features
Guests of Song of the Sea are treated like members of the family at nearby Sundial Beach Resort and Golf Club, which offers complimentary access to all of its amenities, including a state of the art fitness center. Golf packages also are available at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club.
Transportation
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (26 mi/41 km)
  • Free parking
Attractions
  • Beachview Golf Course (0.8 km/1.3 km)
  • Dunes Golf Club (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge (6.5 mi/10.4 km)
  • 21 miles of bike paths on the island
Business
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, local calling and daily newspaper

Hotel Map

26.441 -82.0369
Area served
Sanibel, Captiva Islands.Fort Myers
Nearby airports
Southwest Florida International Airport

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Song of the Sea Rooms

Top Floor
Located on the top floor, these 368-square-foot Gulf View Guestrooms provides beautiful views of the pool and Gulf of Mexico across the horizon
Top Floor
Perfect retreat for couples, these 564 sq-ft Gulf Front Suites offer breathtaking direct views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico.
Top Floor
The spacious 368 sq-ft Partial Gulf View Guestroom offers the warmth of the sun soaked beach from the rich amber tiled floors to the warm rich mahogany of the furnishings.
1st floor
The spacious 368 sq-ft Partial Gulf View Guestroom offers the warmth of the sun soaked beach from the rich amber tiled floors to the warm rich mahogany of the furnishings.
1st Floor
Featuring a king bed, full bath with granite countertops, a dining area, and kitchen amenities, this accommodations provides a large, private screened balcony overlooking our tranquil pool area, with views of the Gulf of Mexico.
1st Floor
Perfect retreat for couples, these 564 sq-ft Gulf Front Suites offer breathtaking direct views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Outdoor pool
Golf
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Song of the Sea

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Linday19
Business
California
Aug 29, 2014

Relaxing intimate getaway

The price is a bit higher than some other hotels on the island but the location is good and it has a smaller more intimate feel. Enjoyed watching the thunder storms out on the gulf from our screened patio at night. Very relaxing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cpmp
Business
Wisconsin
Jun 2, 2014

Awesome quiet and private place for couples!

Everything about this place was wonderful! We will continue to go back there and will be recommending it to everyone we know!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Less than a mile from hotel

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Review of Song of the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TomNY
Business
Nassau County NY
Apr 14, 2014

Romantic getaway.

Very nice except for pool heater being broken for two days. Staff were unaware.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Song of the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MomRox
Business
Fort Wayne, IN
Mar 23, 2014

Romantic, quiet getaway

Stayed for a week, great room and view, friendly staff, free bikes, beach chairs and towels, great breakfast, nice pool and hot tub. A small resort, not crowded or lots of noisy kids running around. You could relax by the pool, or it's a short walk to the beach. Quick to get to off the causeway, and not far from many restaurants. There is also a great tiki bar next door, however, we don't recommend eating at the hotel restaurant next door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

George and Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille by Baileys grocery store is an excellent place to eat!!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
2Xhavingfun
Business
St. Charles,Il
Mar 6, 2014

Once a year get away

Everything was great, from the time we arrived to the time we had to leave. Really enjoyed the breakfast which consisted of waffles, fresh cut pineapple and strawberries, fresh juices, bagels, variety of Danish, cereal, coffee, tea, hard boiled eggs and more. My wife told me it was the most relaxed she has ever seen me on a vacation! Highly recommended. We enjoyed getting up at sunrise and walking along the beach. Many, many shells. Saw starfish, horseshoe crabs, sand dollars, sea urchins, porpoise and much more! Enjoyed miles of bike riding with the bikes that were provided, at no extra charge.Grilled out several times with the grill that was available for anyone's use. Enjoyed several places for dinning, many of the local shops, the Bailey-Matthews shell museum and the J.N. "Ding" Darling national wildlife refuge. The many shore birds are incredible. Very entertaining watching them run up and down the shoreline and away from the waves coming in. Looking forward to our next visit there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get out to do what your going to do early. There are a lot of people that come on to the island to work. Take advantage of available bikes.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bubbles and me
Business
Sanibel island florida
Nov 14, 2013

Great getaway

Can't ask for better location or amenities for a couple to get away and just enjoy one another Staff is attentive but discrete

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Island cow assume menu

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Review of Song of the Sea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Neptune's Trident
Business
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Jun 18, 2013

Best value for doing nothing

My wife and I wanted relaxation and an opportunity to collect shells. This small property has a nice pool and spa area and a short boardwalk to a wide, shell-strewn, Gulf Coast beach. Umbrellas and chairs are first-come, first-served and are not quite enough to accommodate demand. Continental breakfast gets a B+ (a little light on the fresh fruit). Rooms are old in sort of a "faded Tommy Bahama meets summer camp" fashion. Good WiFi strength in room (free). Mattress, pillows, and sheets were Five Star Fabulous, but the king bed was tightly wedged into a bedroom built for a double (or bunks). Sister property next door provides restaurant (B+ food, C+ atmosphere, B- service) and outdoor Tiki bar (B, B-, B). Innkeeper Cheryl is the star that shines brightly enough to help you ignore the short-comings in service and amenities. If you want rest, it's an A+. If you're looking for sparkle, action, nightlife, etc., keep looking. We' ll go back for peace and quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tada
Business
louisville , ky
Apr 29, 2013

honeymoon!!

I felt like i was on my honeymoon even though we weren't ! This quaint little place is perfect for people who dont want alot going on around them. beautiful sunrises!! I highly recommend for couples! Bikes, beach chairs, umbrella, and wonderful breakfast all included! Clean, well kept . They could use new pillows and mattresses. I wish I had tipped the woman who makes the breakfast, but didnt think about it in time. Staff very friendly and helpful!! I will go back to song of the sea again someday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Relaxed Lady
Business
Severna Park MD
Apr 1, 2013

Romantic getaway with husband

It was wonderful from the moment we arrived and Natalie checked us in and gave us a dining guide with suggestions for various types of restaurants on the island. Our room was so lovely, the decor was beautiful! The bed and bedding was truly one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in! The Innkeeper Cheryl was delightful to chat with each morning while we enjoyed the continental breakfast, she would show genuine interest in our plans for the day and what adventures we had experienced the day before. The grounds were lovely and there were bikes for us to use to ride on the bike trails throughout the island. We enjoyed searching for shells on the beach as well as relaxing on the lounge chairs provided for our use on the lovely beach. all in all it was sch a relaxing vacation and we will definitely be returning and recommending Song of the Sea to family and friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

We loved the island Cow,great food, fun atmosphere. Really enjoyed the basket of fried gator! very tender and tasty.

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Review of Song of the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pat v
Business
spring grove, il
Mar 5, 2013

island get away

Everyone was very helpful and acomidating the hotel was very well kept. I enjoyed the casual atmosphere with class

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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