West Wind Inn - Sanibel Island

3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957  show map
 3 stars
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West Wind Inn - Sanibel Island

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Handicap parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant


Coffee shop

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Self-service laundry

Kitchen facilities





Featuring a sun terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course, the 3-star West Wind Inn offers 103 en-suite guestrooms.

This quiet hotel is situated 3.1 km from J.N. (Ding) Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Periwinkle Way and The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. The distance between Sanibel Island city center and the property is 3 km.

West Wind Inn lies near gardens and a wildlife park as well as a sandy beach.

West Wind Inn can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Southwest Florida Reg airport.


West Wind Inn provides guestrooms appointed with an in-room safe, free Wi-Fi, a patio, climate control and IDD telephone. Some rooms overlook the sea. Decorated in Mediterranean design, the rooms offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries as well as a small fridge, coffee/tea makers and a microwave for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The hotel’s Poolside bar serves seafood and steaks along with refreshing drinks. Offering various dining options, Traditions on the Beach are about 5-minute walk away.


The on-site bicycle rentals are also available.


West Wind Inn offers such leisure options as a volleyball court and a tennis court. The hotel's activities include mountain biking and fishing.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   103.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fishing


  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view
  • Pool view
  • Street view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Clothes dryer


  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



  • from  3 pm


  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957

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City Center
  • Sanibel Island
    2.1 km
  • Gulfside City Park Beach
    2.2 km
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  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 263 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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    Bed type: 1 Single bed or Twin beds or Double bed
    Size: 320 m²
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      Hotel Address:

      3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957

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      City Center
      • Sanibel Island
        2.1 km
      • Gulfside City Park Beach
        2.2 km
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      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
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      Popular areas

      • City Center - 2.0 km


      • Bailey Matthews Shell Museum - 1.4 km
      • Big Arts Ctr - 3.0 km


      • Sanibel Parks and Recreations - 3.2 km
      • Sanibel Recreation Complex - 3.8 km

      Local attractions

      • The Island Cinema - 2.1 km
        535 Tarpon Bay Rd
      • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife CROW - 2.5 km
        3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road
      • BIG Arts - 2.9 km
        900 Dunlop Road
      • Gulfside City Park Beach - 2.2 km
        Sanibel Island, FL
      • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village - 2.9 km
        950 Dunlop Road

      Near the hotel

      • Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation - 1.4 km
        3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road
      • The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum - 1.5 km
        3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
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        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
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      West Wind Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at West Wind Inn

      Average guest rating

      8.4out of 10
      Based on 59 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Couple

        Great location and price. The hotel was very quiet and clean.

        Was not made aware that a credit card was mandatory or pay an extra 22percent charge that wil be refunded later by the bank after ccheckout.They didnt explain the beach chair and umbrellas if they where available. The room where clean but had mildew smell.

      • Older travelers

        Great location and the pool was nice.

        The rooms were small and out dated. The bathroom was remodeled, but the woodwork was filthy and beat up. The door to outside had glass panels and the outside hall lights kept us up at night. We found several cockroaches in the room.

      • Older travelers

        Would like to see how the redone rooms look, everthing was nice.

      • Older travelers

        quiet, clean and private rooms with private screened balconies.Lovely view of courtyard and shell loaded beach looking at the Gulf of Mexico. Being at the end of hotel row, very few people on the nice, quiet beach. Will come back again.

        Would like to have seen a couple of plates in the kitchen, along with a fork/knife or something. That and the dog that was yapping on the balcony more than once in the room next door... when no pets are allowed. Will Still come back ...

      • Older travelers

        We have been long time visitors to Sanibel, usually to condos, but were very impressed with the comfort of staying in a motel without the motel feeling. Well located, good restaurant, very convenient. We would stay there again.

      • Older travelers

        -The newly remodeled bathroom -location is ideal for shelling and long beach walks -the restaurant serves good food in an upscale environment

        -Retro design

      • Older travelers

        Value and location. Had everything needed for a private weekend.

        Setting and location. Pool, beach, people, freindliness, rooms with porch to enjoy

      • Group of friends

        Easy booking at this time of year. Prices was right. All convenient amenities such as laundry,daily bed making,nice bar,and excellent and friendly staff.

        the ants in room were plentiful, however were exterminated quickly in unit #220. I sliped and fell trying to get off the beach. You need a set of steps down to small beach area. We intended to set on the beach, however there was almost no where to sit due to erosion. A deck close to the beach with steps down to the beach would have been lovely. Guest could then enjoy the gulf and sun on a deck near the small beach. All in All we had an enjoyable time. Please let me know if you install a sun bathing deck near the beach with acess to the beach. I would like to visit with you again. Thank You, Beverly Ann Bump

      • Single

        Great location! Located steps from the beach. Nice full size kitchenette.

        No elevator (at least in the building I stayed in) and I had to drag 80lb suitcase up and down the stairs.

      • Older travelers

        Very pleasant and relatively inexpensive stay, quiet, with a good breakfast at its restaurant.

      • Older travelers

        Excellent value, nice and quiet for a relaxing get away.

        Thought the bed was a little hard...I think you could replace beds with better quality/pillow top.

      • Older travelers

        The atmosphere...friendly people, super clean room and bathroom, on-site restaurant with excellent, friendly service and great food (we only ate breakfasts there), sparkling clean pool with lots of lounge chairs and tables, pool-side bar/cafe, and the obvious to-notch maintenance of the Inn and grounds. The beach is beautiful...one of the best for shelling with a productive sand bar at low tide. We'll definitely go back and having been home only one day, we'd go again tomorrow if we could.

        There was nothing to dislike.

      • Couple

        They have bed bugs. We check out immediately that morning upon making the bed when we noticed the bugs. The staff came and saw the bugs for themselves. They offered us another room but that hotel is filthy. We left and thank god holiday inn had a few rooms left and we spent the remainder of our trip there without any further bed bugs. When we arrived home we put everything in the garage an immediately washed all of our belongings not even bringing the suitcases into our home. West wind inn needs to do a serious overhaul of their facilities.

      • Couple

        The atmosphere was relaxing.

        Would be nice if the pool bar or the bar in the Normandie stayed open till 1 am . If I'm driving, I have 1-2 drinks. That said, if either bar had "bar hours", they would get more business & not have customers driving back drunk from somewhere else.

      • Family with children

        The small ledge in the shower that holds the shampoo broke off when I put the shampoo on it and could have hurt my 3 year old daughter. When we called to report what happened, the hotel staff just said they will fill out a service report. Never asked if everyone was ok. 3 days later I have a huge bruise on my shin from blocking it so it wouldn't hit my daughter.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel West Wind Inn - Sanibel Island Sanibel Island location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, United States, 33957

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Sanibel Island
        2.1 km
      • Gulfside City Park Beach
        2.2 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms: