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West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

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West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

We have booked at both Song of Sea and West Wind Inn and I'm looking for some feedback as this is our first trip to Sanibel. If you are familiar with these hotels you will have an idea of the type of place we are seeking.

We will be on Sanibel for just 3 nights (DH, myself, and DD5) for some very laid back beach time. My DD LOVES to hunt for shells so that is why I picked Sanibel.

Just wondering which hotel might be better for us of the two booked or if someone has a better suggestion. We want beachfront, with a decent pool, nice rooms but don't need a kitchen or sitting area. SO not really interested in condos or cottages.


Hell, Michigan
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1. Re: West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

SOng of the Sea allows children, but is geared toward adults. I would choose West Wind Inn of the two - but also look at Seaside Inn or Sanibel Inn. They all have nice reviews, so I think you'd be happy at any of them. There is also a holiday inn that is in a nice location.

New Jersey
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2. Re: West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

I do have to agree with Sunny. We have a 6 year old daughter and stayed at Seaside Inn for a week in November. We really enjoyed our stay there. It's a nice size room and there's a small trail right out to the beach. And we came home with a huge amount of shells. We bought two small glass containers to put some of the smaller shells in for my daughter's room, and have plenty left.

North Carolina
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3. Re: West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

We love West Wind Inn, which is absolutely perfect for a laid-back, relaxing vacation. Great shelling on the beach right there, big clean pool, good food at the pool bar. Rooms a nice size, with wonderful staff and service. I can't wait to go back there! :-)

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4. Re: West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

WWI would be my preferred choice of your 2. It's a much quieter location.

Also nearby is Sunset Beach resort which is similar to WWI.

Fairfax, Virginia
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5. Re: West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

Am heading to the West Wind Inn with spouse next week for the 17th year in a row. Clean rooms, nice staff, excellent location for walking the beach and tons of shells; child friendly; also, the pool is beautiful and well-maintained with a nice deck above it for lunch with a wonderful view. The lunch deck includes the very nice pool bar which is quiet but fun as Happy Hour approaches. With 2 reservations for the same time, I hope you give them plenty of notice if you're not going to stay there.

Southeast PA
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6. Re: West Wind, Song of Sea or other?

We loved the West Wind Inn when we went last May. Made our reservations to go back this year too. Our girls are 10 & 2. Both had a blast! Loved our Family Beach special!(available starting in May I believe) Adjoining rooms: one w/king & other with kitchenette and 2 dbl beds. The onsite restaurant had great deal (we went for breakfast)kids ate free! Great staff and pool as well. Superb beach access and shelling. The more I type the more excited I get...can't wait to get back! Good luck & have fun!

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