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Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 8 June 2013

The best hotel by far with private beach, cute old florida cottage on beach. Oscar our dog loves it here, staff is very accommodating for dogs with welcome baskets including treats and beach towels. Staff is knowledgeable about area and have list of restaurants for you and the dog.

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Sarasota, FL
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We have stayed at Tropical Winds at least five times. We love it...so does our dog. The new managers are wonderful and the place is clean and well kept. If I had one complaint, it would be the furniture. Since Sanibel is not known for its night life, you do spend your evenings in your room. The furniture is so...

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Dunedin, Florida, United States
Reviewed 29 April 2013

What an amazing weekend. Renewed our vows on the beautiful beach at sunset. Beach is amazing, tons of shells and our cottage was perfect. Rented the 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage with another couple and it was immaculate. Luke and Stephanie (managing couple) make you feel at home the moment you arrive and couldn't have been nicer. They were on top...

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Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed here for two nights, as quick great away. Luke and Stephanie are great. Very helpful. We stayed in #10. It is the one bedroom cottage, by the beach. A short stroll to the beach. From the living room, you can see the beach. Not a fan of the window A/C, but it works. Good times with the dog....

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 18 April 2013

I would highly recommend Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages to anyone visiting Sanibel Island! It is an oceanfront property with an outstanding location near the Sanibel/ Captiva Island exchange which allows you to maximize every minute you are on the island. The owners/managers are truly lovely and know the island extremely well so can give you great recommendations on whatever...

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Ohio
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We just got back to Ohio today after 8 wonderful days on Sanibel Island. We once again stayed at Tropical Winds. It is such a beautiful beach there and we loved the new managers, Luke & Stephanie (and Holly, of course!) Very friendly people and willing to help make your stay comfortable and relaxing. This is not a high traffic/party...

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Detroit
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Need to escape and spend some quiet time on the beach?... this is definitely the place for you. We booked here specifically for their beach location (for a fashion magazine photo shoot) but fell in love with Tropical Winds immediately. We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage and it was absolutely perfect size for 3 adults (and a ton of...

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Crown Point, Indiana, USA
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We always love this seaside room. Perfect weather, sunny and hot. Perfect managers - kind and caring. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spring break vacation. Thank you so much for always taking care of us!

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Winchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Our second visit to this wonderful spot. Casual cottages with an uncrowded beach two minutes stroll away. Great shelling - my wife found a Cabrit's murex the first day! As during our last stay, people are friendly and relaxed, helpful without being intrusive. The new managers Luke and Stephanie are exceptional -- they are informative and helpful hosts. And such...

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Edgewater, Maryland
Reviewed 6 April 2013

A delightful little set of cottages on the west end of Sanibel...our cottage was not ocean front, but was a very short walk - a minute or so - to an excellent, uncrowded private shelling beach. We came to Sanibel for the shelling, and visited many of the renowned shelling beaches only to return again and again to our own...

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Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come experience Sanibel with the charm of Old Style Florida! Located on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the west end of the island, Tropical Winds is tucked away in a very secluded, private setting within a small residential neighborhood. Enjoy one of our beachfront or nearby cottages in our own tropical paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages

Address: 4819 Tradewinds Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2605
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $309 - $586 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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