The white pelicans at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Florida.
Tip: if you have a National Parks Pass there is no entrance fee
#TroveOnTuesday #MyHometown
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#DingDarling #Sanibel An intent juvenile green heron is looking for lunch at the Ding Darling Wildlife habitat on Sanibel Island in Florida.
#FindingtheUniverse Tarpon Bay Road Beach on Sanibel island. Perfect blue sky, sandy beaches and best of all lots and lots and lots of sea shells. One of my favorite places on earth Get out of my mangrove, said the cute little bird. So many great birds to see in the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Strolling for dinner at Ding Darling on Sanibel Island.
#FindingtheUniverse Always fun to take a drive through the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For a small admission you can drive the six miles throughout this marvelous haven for wildlife - you never know what you may see - pictured is a roseate spoonbill that makes his home in the refuge . Home to alligators, crocodiles and white pelicans too! #MyHometown #reflections #Sanibel #usnationalpark #roseatespoonbill #Sanibel
Egret at sunset
If you need peace and contact with nature, this is the place. Head shot of a juvenile green heron at Ding Darling.
#FindingtheUniverse Considered one of the best places in the world for collecting sea shells, the beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida are also one of the best places for long time lovers to take a long anniversary stroll. It is also an exceptional area for bird and wildlife watching. Learn more here: http://www.sanibelisland.com/ #Waterlust The JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for it's amazing migratory bird populations and is home to over 245 species of birds. Lighthouse Newest Blog Post from #Sunny #Sanibel!!!
http://onelungtravels.blogspot.com/2014/10/sunshine-in-sanibel.html The cool thing about this beach there are thousands of sea shells along this beach- beach goers are encouraged to take as many as they want, an carry, load or lug with them. #Sanibel
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If you need peace and contact with nature, this is the place. Crab in the mangroves A day at the beach Take a break from shell collecting on the beach and visit 8 historical buildings in a village of Sanibel from 1880-1940s, including old post office, packing house, tea room, school house, general store, and this Sears kit home. Alligator in the sun
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Get an overview of this hotelWaterfront hotel with an outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

Location

Nestled on the beach, this Sanibel hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sanibel Captiva Island, Periwinkle Way, and Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Gulfside City Park and Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

At West Wind Inn, hit the beach, dine onsite at Normandie, or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges.

Room Amenities

All 104 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include cable TV, DVD players, and coffee makers.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at West Wind Inn like an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

West Wind Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Beach bar 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 104 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8:30 AM and 11 AM.

Normandie - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Upper Deck Pool Bar - This poolside café specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 19.95 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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