$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 29, 2014 Check-out: Oct 31, 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

5
5.01.0
Sanibel Lovers
Business
Newton, MA
Jan 20, 2010

An excellent visit

We've stayed in many places on Sanibel and this was one of the best. [...]The staff was friendly and helpful, bike rental there was very useful, and they gave us until 12:30 to check out.We'd recommend this place.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Trader's has good food, nice waiters, and shopping too.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orlando, FL
Jan 18, 2010

Beach Dream

A private, cozy spot right on the beach... steps from our room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bif
Business
New Hampshire
Jan 15, 2010

Surfside Relaxation

Very friendly reception at this low-key hotel. Wonderful location with great pool and on the beach. Quiet clientele. Rooms were spotless and spacious-we had a small kitchen. Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner some days-restaurant OK. We would love to return here for another stay.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Wonderful restaurants nearby. Timbers, Traders, Mezaluna all were fine. Lunch and dinner available at both places. Mezaluna a happening place. Bailey's large supermarket close by, convenient for grocery items.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Daytona Beach, FL
Jan 5, 2010

Excellent place to relax

We chose the Westwind Inn for the beach location and quiet atmosphere. It definitely delivered on both points. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Check in took only two minutes. The rooms were very nicely decorated and clean. Everything was in tip top shape. No shabby corners anywhere. The beach was very nice for shelling. It was too cold to try out the pool, but it was clean and well kept. Landscaping was well maintained. The on sight restaurant had a good variety of items on the menu and service was prompt. My only complaint (and it's not really that big a deal) was the bathroom was a little too small. We would like to make a return trip to the Westwind Inn within the next couple years.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you get the chance try the Segways of Sanibel EcoTour. It takes just over two hours and we had a great time.

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Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hiram ME
Jan 4, 2010

Lovely island getaway

Unfortunately, was on Sanibel during one of the coldest spells in 15 years. Still managed to walk the beach bundled up.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
poor mom
Business
boston,ma
Dec 20, 2009

the worst hotel

This is the worst hotel I had ever been. The standard room is very small and had bad smell. I was told the room had been empty for long time. I had the rash after first night stay. I moved to a big room. The room still had strange smell. It caused bad allergy reactions on me.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Freezing Northern Illinois
Nov 11, 2009

Can't wait to stay here again!

The view was impeccable. Watching the sunsets over the Gulf from our screened in deck was WONDERFUL. Only steps away from the beach. The whole experience was unforgettable in the best way imaginable.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Go kayaking in the mangrove forest along the Commodore Creek water trail. I've done it every time I've visited Sanibel, and I introduce someone new to it each time as well. They all LOVE it.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mariamichaela
Business
pompano beach
Nov 1, 2009

Nice place, but buggy

I guess we just picked the wrong season...There were swarms of "noseeums" that literally did not allow us to stay outside in the early evening....

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

Business

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Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Johnny & Katrina
Business
Montevideo MN
Oct 19, 2009

Sanibel Paradise

Great beach was very close. Pool was large, clean, and the walk up pool bar was especially nice. Friendly staff and visitors from the island made the conversation interesting and informative.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Timbers restaurant and the connected sports bar were the best we sampled on the island. Sanibel Bean was a real treat for those who like a coffee, mocha latte and a great muffin or sandwich!

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Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Pierce, FL
Sep 8, 2009

Easy access to Gulf

Just planned a one-night stay, but will definately go back if possible. Great location. Quiet. Comfortable beds and plenty of room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Doc Ford's Bar and Grill on Rabbit Road

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