Location & pool
Posted Mar 14, 2017
My wife and I recently enjoyed a 5 night stay at West Wind Inn. We put this vacation together somewhat last minute, so the only room available when we booked was a 2 x double garden view room. Room was average, but did the trick for us. The shining gem for this property is the pool set-up. Nice sized pool/deck with plenty of chairs, nice views of the gulf, awesome raised upper deck pool side bar ( with even better view of gulf) and literally steps away from the beach. Nice shuffle board court next to the pool and happy hour with live music every evening. We biked everyday, so we also found the location of this property to be a big plus. Easy ride to Tarpon Bay, restaurants & shops, Bailey general store, Bailey tract trails, Ding Darling wildlife drive trails and shell museum. Also a super quick drive to Captiva. Front desk and housekeeping staff super friendly and helpful. Only negatives would be that the on site restaurant and even the pool bar seemed to be under staffed while we were there and the service was very average at best. The only other item would be that it is nearly impossible to reserve/rent beach chairs & umbrellas or bikes from the property. They do not have very many of either. You can rent all of these items from an off site vendor (Billy's), so it's not that big a deal as long as you are aware going into it. We really love the old style Florida charm that Sanibel delivers and the property lived up to that billing.