$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 15, 2014 Check-out: Sep 18, 2014

West Wind Inn

3 stars
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
102 reviews
just perfect

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

  • PghPatty
  • Feb 21, 2014
Very nice stay

Nicely kept property with a great location and understanding staff. There was one problem, but the... See full review

  • Older semi retired couple
  • Jan 30, 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
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Services
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:
4.4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cked out
Cary, NC
Jul 13, 2010

Great place right on the beach!!

If you are traveling to Sanibel, this was a great location for shelling! We had a great time! The staff was very friendly and helpful!!

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

The beach is right out your door, nice kichenette, screened porch, separate area to wash your shells.

Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boca Raton, FL
Jul 4, 2010

A great stay and wonderful time!

Decided to take some time off before the holiday and relax over on Sanibel. We had a great time and really enjoyed the hotel. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a relaxing time. The only negative I could think of was the room size, but most of the hotels have similar rooms that size; so personally I don't think of it as a negative. When you are going to spend most of your time at the beach and pool...who really cares is you have a super large room!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rochester NY
May 13, 2010

Nice Inn

Our stay was great. The Inn is older and not "fancy", but it is nice and attracts a quieter crowd. The pool is nice and is clean. They have a bar next to the pool that serves food as well as beverages, which is a plus. The staff were friendly.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pop Mc
Warrenton, VA
Apr 21, 2010

Relaxing, comfortable place to stay

My wife and I enjoyed staying at Westwind Inn. It is close to shopping, good restaurants and Ding Darling Park. Our room was comfortable, a good size, and we liked the small porch.

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

To see the most bird and animal life, take the drive in ding Darling early in the morning.

Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
northfield, MN
Mar 28, 2010

great location

I loved being able to walk out the room and onto to beach, which was not crowded at all. you could walk for miles in either direction. I also liked the balcony where we could enjoy morning coffee and see the gulf.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

renting the bikes on the first day and then using them to get around the island was fun, great exercise, and easy. the island is clearly bike friendly.

Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Jersey Shore
Mar 27, 2010

excellent

Great place, clean, everyone was extremely friendly. The restaurant was great for breakfast. Would definitely go back.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Just Okay...
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 13, 2010

Just okay. Good beach for shells.

Nice location right on the beach. Good for shelling. The pool is small, but there were plenty of chairs. Pool bar open for a limited time each day. Restaurant was open only for breakfast during the week. Probably wouldn't eat dinner there anyway. Rooms are clean enough, but not great. This hotel is old and run down. For what we were there for, it was okay, but not more than three stars. I wouldn't spend an entire week there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colorado
Feb 16, 2010

Great Spot,Room facing the Water

Great location, room facing the water, our stay was only overnight, but throughly enjoyed walking on the beach, surprised by the enormous amount of shells in the sand, picked up souvenirs, would walk to the lighthouse on my next visit!

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

Most everything is only a short distance away, if you had bikes you could get anywhere, but you wouldn't want to return via biking after the sun went down.

Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Santa Rosa, CA
Jan 27, 2010

Practical relaxing stay

Great location with convenience of in-room microwave and fridge so you can have option to feed yourself. Friendly staff and clean room! Great shelling and birdwatching very close by.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great little grocery store within a short drive.

Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
SrTraveler
Oklahoma
Jan 22, 2010

Ripoff

Not a good stay for the money. Not enough hot water (each rooms water heater too small). Very small rooms. No elevators and would not accommodate us on 1st floor. Sheets did not fit bed and kept bunching up under us. Bathroom faucets, stoppers, etc. had somekind of funky spray-on white covering that was flaking off to show older brass coverings--wierd. Staff was definitely not friendly. We spend two weeks before this stay at places that were half the cost and twice the room and on the seashore. Let me hasten to give kudos to the Normanie Restaurant and staff. Great food, reasonably priced and service staff was absolutely outstanding.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Normandie Restaurant on the premises was outstanding--great food, reasonable price, terrific service staff.

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