West Wind Inn

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach umbrellas
Outdoor pool, a heated pool

Overview of West Wind Inn

West Wind Inn

3.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
3345 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, FL, 33957

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationClinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife4 min drive
  • Popular LocationBailey - Matthews Shell Museum5 min drive
  • Popular LocationSanibel Historical Museum and Village6 min drive
  • AirportFort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.)45 min drive

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About this area


Located in Sanibel, West Wind Inn is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Sanibel Island Southern Beach and J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, while Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village are cultural highlights. Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf and Jungle Golf Ft. Myers are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife - 4 min drive
  • Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum - 5 min drive
  • Sanibel Historical Museum and Village - 6 min drive
  • Gulfside City Park - 6 min drive
  • Sanibel Historical Village and Museum - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Southwest Florida Intl. Airport (RSW) - 45 min drive


  • Over Easy Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market - 5 min drive
  • The Clam Shack - 5 min drive
  • Rosie's Cafe & Grill - 6 min drive
  • The Great White Grill - 6 min drive

About this property

West Wind Inn

3-star hotel on the beach, near Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum
At West Wind Inn, hit the beach, dine onsite at Normandie Seaside Cafe, or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges.
West Wind Inn offers 103 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–11 AM: USD 5-15 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar and 1 poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Normandie Seaside Cafe
  • Upper Deck Pool Bar

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space (1128 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 35.00 per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room (up to 40 lbs)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 34.95 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: USD 35.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 35.00 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

West Wind Inn
West Wind Inn Sanibel
West Wind Sanibel
Wind Inn
West Wind Hotel Sanibel Island
West Wind Sanibel Island
West Wind Inn Hotel
West Wind Inn Sanibel
West Wind Inn Hotel Sanibel

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 548 out of 1000 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 328 out of 1000 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 76 out of 1000 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 30 out of 1000 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 18 out of 1000 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pool and beach what more could you ask for?
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The proximity to the beach is great. Pool and bar are also very close and good.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We like the fact that it had a tiki bar on the property one of the few bars along the beach
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We started off a bit on the rough side but the manager Dawn came to the rescue and immediately corrected the issue. We had a great stay, beach was breathtaking, pool was also a welcome change. The rooms are clean, not huge but certainly adequate since not much time was spent inside. Lanai was refreshing in the evening. The outside bar offered live music most nights which I truly appreciated. Surrounding area offered fine dining. Don’t forget to rent a boat and go fishing, another great way to spend the day. Definitely family friendly as is the island. Would go back again. Beware the no-see-ums, bring bug repellent although they feasted on me my husband didn’t get one bite!
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We had a great stay! The property is beautiful and we loved the fact that it was a relatively quiet resort (no partiers). The amenities were great (bike rentals, kayaks, paddle boards) and the staff were all super friendly and helpful. The room was clean and had a cute, beachy vibe, with a great view! We would definitely stay here again!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved our stay, will definitely return!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

3/5 Okay

Start okay finish bad
Good pool, nice upgrade to queen beds, daily bed made, and good response by cleaning staff. Surprise charge at end ver disappointing!!!
Stayed 14 nights in Jan 2022

3/5 Okay

West Wind resort
The room was not the same as pictured. The Check-in process was not smooth, billed me again upon check-in. Great location and clean. Older building and can hear everything. Poor cell and internet signal. Great pool, bar and food on property.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2022