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Quebec, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped for just one night and I wish we had more time to spend there. Very nice beach with chairs and umbrellas. Free bikes to ride. Nice room with tiled floor, a screened porch a very nice pool and hot tub and finally an excellent breakfast. The only very minor improvement would have been to have soy milk at...

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Elkhorn
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a nice time here, very well kept up and a beautiful beach! The only problem was that the restaurant was closed for renovations so that is the reason for 4 stars. The tiki hut at the sister hotel was ok.

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Terri, I'm glad you had such an enjoyable stay and appreciate your very nice comments regarding the upkeep of the property and our lovely beach. Please accept my sincere apologies for our restaurant at the Sanibel Inn being closed. We will have an amazing new dining experience for you when we reopen later this spring. We hope you'll stay...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family chose this, as we had stayed here in the past, as our family holiday gathering hotel. It was a perfect place to stay with extended family as there are a range of activities, the location in amazing and super convenient for biking around the island. Having bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, beach chairs and umbrellas available makes it super...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Thank for sending such a glowing review of your stay with us! I'm glad you and your family found Song of the Sea to be the perfect place for your family holiday gathering and found so much to enjoy during your stay. Your compliments our staff are sincerely appreciated and will be passed on to them. I appreciate your suggestion...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has stayed at this lovely small hotel on the beach twice. One time over Thanksgiving in 2015 with a few of us and then again with extended family over Christmas holidays. Both stays were just lovely. The rooms could have more updated patio furniture, but the rooms are sunny, bright and clean. Beds extremely comfortable. We stayed both...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear eyresearcher, So glad you had a great stay! Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your review. We know our guests have become very loyal to Song of the Sea and it's clear from your experience why - so much to enjoy while also being a quiet place to relax. We hope to see you here again...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Song of the Sea is located essentially on the (uncrowded) beach in quaint Sanibel. There is a short walk via boardwalk from the hotel to the ocean. The room itself was a kitchenette: small oven/stove, microwave, sink, dishes and utensils, refrigerator, cabinets, coffee maker, and blender. The bathroom was small (unable to open the door fully due to interference from...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Stingray, Thank you for sharing such a complimentary review of your experience. It's great to see our guests enjoying themselves and finding so much to like about the resort. I have to agree, our strawberry-orange juice is indeed one of the highlights of our complimentary breakfast and I'm glad you enjoyed it! We appreciate your staying with us and...

Tucson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to stay, close to the beach and the staff was very friendly. Continental breakfast only but very clean, I would stay here again. Beach chairs available was a nice touch. Close to restaurants and shopping

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Terrie, Thank you for sharing your very nice review of the resort. I'm glad you had such a great visit and hope we can continue to be your choice for accommodations when visiting Sanibel Island in the future. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely, Bill Wellman General Manager bwellman@theinnsofsanibel.com 239-472-3181

Burlington, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our stay. It was my husband's first time in Florida. I loved watching his face as we walked on the beach. He really enjoyed all the shells. The room was clean and breakfast wad great! Will definitely come back!

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Tracy, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm glad your husband was happy with your choice of vacation spots and I'm honored that we could be your host for your his first trip to Florida. Thank you for taking the time to share your very nice impressions. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, Bill...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Song of the Sea is our favorite place to stay on Sanibel Island. Over the years we've tried other hotels but always return to Song of the Sea. The quiet setting is wonderfully relaxing and the white sand beach uncrowded in late November. The location at mile 1.5 makes it a good beach walk down to the lighthouse and back....

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Karianne, Thank you for sharing such a complimentary and very detailed review of your stay. It means the world to our staff and me that we've become your favorite resort on the Island! I'm glad you found so much to your liking and glad that the issues you mentioned didn't diminish your desire to return. Please make sure to...

Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

After many repeat visits (9) the , we have given up on The Song. They refuse to replace worn out appliances, furniture, tile, etc. . They never clean the tile and bathrooms have mold. Last visit had stains on all the furniture. Grounds well kept and quiet but there are better options on the island where management is committed to...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear RickMartha, While I appreciate the time you took to share your impressions and sincerely apprecite your loyalty, I'm sorry to hear that you have continued to find issues with your stays at Song of the Sea. I would like to do more than apologize as it is very concerning that we would lose a loyal guest over issues that...

CT
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Stayed for a week at the beginning of November. Second visit for us and happy to find all was just as it had been in 2013. We arrived right at 5pm when the office closes and there is a notice to go to the sister inn next door to register and get the key (which we had to do the...

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Bill W, General Manager at Song of the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Jewelee, Thank you for sharing such a nice review on Trip Advisor. I'm certain other travllers will enjoy learning of your wonderful experiences during your visit as much as I did. You very nice comments regarding our staff and I will be sure to pass this along to them so they can see how much their efforts to make...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Song of the Sea is a romantic Beachfront European style inn located on beautiful Sanibel Island. This intimate inn offers individualized personal service with picturesque views of the beach and the warm Gulf waters on the horizon. To welcome each guest, the Inn offers a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival. The newly updated guestrooms and suites feature rich combinations of mahogany toned wood and wicker combined with fabrics in shades that mimic the sun-soaked sand just steps away. After a day in the sun, relax by watching the new 42" flat panel television or enjoy a glass of wine on the screened balcony. All of the accommodations feature demi-kitchens to create the perfect vacation home away from home. Greet each morning with a complimentary continental breakfast complete with make your own waffles, an assortment of breakfast breads, fresh fruit, juice and coffee in a beautiful setting on the Inn’s lanai. After breakfast, relax by the pool and spa or take a long bicycle tour of the island’s 23 miles of bike paths. The bicycles are compliments of Song of the Sea. Explore the natural beauty of Sanibel, with two thirds of the island a nature preserve, or find a special treasure in one of the shops on Periwinkle Drive. Whether you chose to relax or explore, Song of the Sea gives each guest the peaceful solitude to reconnect with nature and loved ones. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Song of the Sea

Address: 863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7098
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $307 - $684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Song of the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Song Of The Sea Hotel Sanibel Island
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Rooms on the beachside have amazing views of the ocean and are wonderful for early risers”
 of 5 bubbles xxyyxx16, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“upstairs suites facing beach quietest and great sunrise sunset views from porch”
 of 5 bubbles eyresearcher, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“room 4101 was and excellent location close to breakfast and walk out to pool even see the beach at distance.”
 of 5 bubbles johnq718, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor gulf front suites offer the best views.”
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“Two buildings next to pool have indirect views from second floor only. Third building has a direct ocean view from the second floor only.”
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