$148 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 23, 2014 Check-out: Sep 25, 2014

West Wind Inn

3 stars
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
102 reviews
wonderful place to stay

They supplied plenty of information for things in the area, staff was super friendly, location was... See full review

  • Raelle
  • Aug 24, 2014
just perfect

staff exceptional room & view delightful pool and bartenders great convenient to shops, restaurants... See full review

  • PghPatty
  • Feb 21, 2014
Quiet and casual intimate Sanibel resort
The Westwind Inn is a laidback beachfront resort for guests who enjoy glorious sunsets and some of the world’s best shelling, but not the hubbub of giant resorts. Lodging Hospitality calls The Westwood Inn one of its Top 10 Performers, because it offers guests simple, yet comfortable rooms, a beachfront pool and family- friendly extras like free cribs and a wading pool. The Westwind Inn is a great resort for vacationers looking for easy R&R.
Highlights
  • Free use of hard surface tennis courts and loaner racquets
  • Free in-room Internet access, local calls and newspaper delivery
  • Shell cleaning hut
  • Heated beachfront pool
  • All non-smoking rooms

 

Rooms
The Westwind Inn’s 106 guest rooms and kitchenettes each feature screened balconies, large cable TVs with DVD players, irons and ironing boards, hair dryer and coffee maker. Guest rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave, while kitchenette units have a stove, refrigerator, microwave, sink and utensils. Choose from beachfront rooms or pool or garden view. All rooms at the Westwind Inn are non-smoking and baby cribs are free.
Features
Bathing suits are welcome at the Westwind Inn’s Upper Deck Pool Bar; the perfect place for lunch, cold drinks and sunset watching. The Normandie Seaside Café serves breakfast and lunch daily, plus dinner Fridays and Saturdays from November through May.
Transportation
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (27 mi/43 km)
  • Free Parking
Attractions
  • Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Beachview Golf Course (3.4 mi/5.4 km)
  • The Dunes Golf Club (4.2 mi/6.7 km)
Business
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, local calling
  • Small meeting room for up to 75

Hotel Map

26.4276 -82.1026
Area served
Sanibel/Captiva Islands, Fort Myers
Nearby airports
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).
Area description
Located on beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida.

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West Wind Inn Rooms

Standard
Room with one king bed or two double beds (bedding type is subject to availability) includes small refrigerator, microwave, coffee service, screened terrace/ balcony, cable TV/ DVD players, wireless internet access, in-room safe, full-size iron/ board, hairdryer and daily newspaper delivery. All guestrooms are non smoking
Efficiency
Rooms with 1 king bed or 2 double beds (bedding type is subject to availability) includes kitchenette: stove, refrigerator, microwave, a sink and utensils, screened terrace/ balcony with pool/garden view or Gulf view, cable TV/ DVD players, wireless internet access, in-room safe, full-size iron/ board, hairdryer and daily newspaper delivery. All guestrooms are non smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Upper Deck Pool Bar
The "Upper Deck" pool bar is open daily from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. Limited restaurant luncheon menu from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. Happy hour with live music on Fridays from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Full bar service available in pool bar and restaurant.
Normandie Seaside Cafe
The Normandie Seaside Cafe serves breakfast and lunch daily with a limited luncheon menu offered at the pool bar daily from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm. During the months of November - May the Normandie also serves evening dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Full bar service available in restaurant and pool bar area.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (102)

Ratings and reviews for West Wind Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
102 out of 102
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leaper1
Cape Coral FL
Sep 15, 2014

Stay Husbands Birthday

The West Wind Inn is always a relaxing and laid back experience. Located at the west end of Sanibel, the beach is not crowded and is very clean. Enjoyed our stay, though the room could use a bit of updating, and the outdoor light that shines through the door was a bit bright at night.

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

3
5.01.0
Lucky Old Girl
St. Augustine, Florida
Sep 12, 2014

1st Time Visit to Sanibel

The Inn was easy to find. Being during the week, and after Labor Day, everything was pretty quiet. I think we were the only people on the 2nd floor of our building. The room was good enough - very clean, and we had a great view of both the pool and the ocean. Our screened balcony was nice and also very clean. It was convenient to have a microwave and small fridge, but there was no space to make a sandwich or sit a glass and pour a drink. We didn't mind the plastic cover on the mattress, but there's a definite need to find an answer to the fitted sheet sliding off the mattress every time you roll over. The pool was relaxing and the grounds were lovely. We didn't have an opportunity to try the pub or the pool bar because the Inn is within close proximity to so many other nice restaurants. The ONLY thing we absolutely hated about our visit was the "no-see-ums" - next time we will bring lots of Skin-So-Soft!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Have dinner on Tuesday night at George & Wendy's - the food is excellent, the entertainment is great and they treat you like a local.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
We love Salt life
Florida
Aug 25, 2014

Fantastic

Great place to stay enjoyed, been to sanibel lots of times first time at this establishment very impressed would defiantly stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

George and Wendy's seafood grill great place to eat with great entertainment

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Raelle
Ohio
Aug 24, 2014

wonderful place to stay

They supplied plenty of information for things in the area, staff was super friendly, location was absolutely beautiful, pool bar was nice. Cons: Wish they had a hot tub, only restaurant is terribly expensive, and the sand fleas (basically think tiny tiny mosquitos that aren't mosquitos so dont carry all those diseases) were terrible; we got ate up and we only stayed one night. Maybe some bug spray would have taken care of it, though. Overall, wonderful place for the price (137/night), and we're considering a longer stay next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Not Applicable

The only food at the hotel is very pricey, and many nearby restaurants are too. Plan ahead for food

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rockstar with class
Long Island NY
Aug 18, 2014

Ahhhh

Hotel was clean convent n nice However bathrooms weren't very spacious n foyer n bathrooms were very warm. No air conditioning going through vents.

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

4
5.01.0
new wife 20
sanibel, florida
Aug 9, 2014

really nice

We had a really great stay. They cleaned the room and made the bed each morning.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Do some food shopping at Walmart or you could end up spending a lot on eating out on the island.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Piggypooh1231
Orlando, fl
Jul 16, 2014

What a great mini-getaway

Decided on going to Sanibel for our first anniversary. Chose West Winds Inn based off price and reviews. What a quaint little hotel. Very maintained and nothing could bet having beach front access! Wish we would have booked the kitchenette - would have cut down on food costs! Overall, I recommend West Winds Inn for a great experience in Sanibel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Beach Access!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Smarter
Fort Myers, FL, USA
Jun 9, 2014

Great Value on Sanibel

Great location on the Gulf. Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Small rooms but who needs a big room when you are beachfront anyway.

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

3
5.01.0
Jeru the damaga
Taylorville, il
May 19, 2014

Good location but dated

Nice place with room for improvements. Clean but dated for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cosseboom
Elon, NC
Apr 12, 2014

Excellent value in a beachfront hotel

The West Wind Inn is older but well-maintained. It is directly on the gulf beach at Sanibel and also has a nice pool and pool bar. The property has an on-site restaurant and is less than 2miles from town. The rooms are clean. The staff is friendly. We will return to the West Wind Inn.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Doc Ford's Seafood Restaurant. Get there early to avoid the line.

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