$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 18, 2014 Check-out: Dec 21, 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

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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

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 102
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rockstar with class
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Early morning riser
Business
Michigan
Mar 7, 2013

Brief break from reality

Great access to the beach, can't be beat. Easy enough to walk or bike to the grocery store and some restaurants. Rooms aren't anything special but really, who goes to Sanibel to stay in the room all day. Will definitely be back.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
INTraveler
Business
Indiana, USA
Oct 31, 2011

Good getaway, good $

Very nice hotel, rooms were great, staff was friendly but they did botch my check out date (was resolved with apologies). No breakfast provided but there's multiple spots on the island that are excellent and for a good price. They don't advertise free wi-fi but the hotel pool bar has it and you could easily access it in your room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cape Coral, Fl.
Jul 14, 2011

Beautiful Beach Spot

Spent 2 days with great friends at this beautiful beach location. Had everything we needed to make for a very nice visit.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

George and Wendy's corner grill is the bomb.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Staten Island, NY
Jun 29, 2011

Reunion

Needed a place on Sanibel for a short stay on very short notice. The staff at West Wind Inn were very accommadating and cordial. Rooms were very clean, the bathroom sparkled. Great to be right on the beach. Parking a bit tight.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robin Bobin
Business
Miami, FL
May 21, 2011

Perfect for the price

This was a spur of the moment getaway and the West Wind turned out to be a gem...perfect for the price!! The management was very friendly and accommodating. Our room was clean and spacious and just steps from the beach. We shelled and swam in the ocean all day and then moved to the pool for happy hour and live music. We got up the next day and did it all over again. I'm just sorry that we couldn't stay longer. I will certainly return and recommend West Wind Inn for anyone looking for a simple, casual hotel for a relaxed getaway.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

On your way to the hotel, stop in town at the liquor store and market and stock the in-room refrigerator with what you might need.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Grantmaster
Business
Upstate NY
Mar 31, 2011

Island Hideaway

This hotel looks like an updated 60's hotel, but is comfortable. Air conditioners run constantly and are noisy. However, you are right on the beach and there is a pool. Staff is very friendly.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Periwinkle Drive has all the shopping that one needs on an island. There is even a small movie theatre for quiet or rainy nights with new comfortable seats.

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Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ohiorita
Business
Ohio
Sep 28, 2010

Very Nice

We walked the beach, and saw D.Darling Preserve, and shopped. Lots of places to see..

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

See the historic village in Sannibel, we missed it, discovered it after it closed and were leaving the next day.! It is back where municipal buildings are off the main street.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cked out
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of West Wind Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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