Fodor's Expert Review West Wind Inn

3345 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel, Florida, 33957, USA

Families and couples flock to this resort for its upscale, West Gulf Drive location on the residential side of the island. Rooms vary from regular guest rooms with efficiencies (microwave and mini-fridge) to those with larger full kitchenettes, and all have been updated with high-def TVs, modern bathrooms,and simple, casual decor. Views vary, too, from pool to Gulf to the sought-after directly on the Gulf. The oversize pool area is lined with plenty of umbrella-shaded tables and loungers. A favorite spot is the elevated pool bar and grill, showcasing spectacular water views. Look for dolphins playing in the surf. Another on-site restaurant, Normandie's Seaside Pub, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner year-round.

PROS

  • on the beach
  • quiet side of the island
  • laundry facilities on-site

CONS

  • Wi-Fi can be sporadic
  • pool towels are small and wafer thin

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
On the beach
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 239-472–1541

HOTEL DETAILS

103 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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