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“Nice Relaxing Hotel with Great Staff!”
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Song of the Sea
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 December 2011

We stayed at Song of the Sea for two nights before Christmas. Great location, on a quiet part of the beach. We opted for a second-floor King Coastal Room. Through the view is distant, it's really nice, plus you can see the lush pool area/grounds. Very Relaxing on the balcony and you can hear the waves at night. Staff was really helpful. The hotel isn't super impressive upon entry, but grown on you. It isn't brand new by any means, but is clean and functional. Very nice morning breakfast included and the free bottle of wine a nice touch.

I would stay here again for sure!

Room Tip: I liked the King Coastal room. Don't forget $6 for the toll each time you enter Sanibel.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

My wife and have visited this hotel 4 times now in 5 years, most recently the first 2 weeks of Dec. 2011. This place is scenic, comfortable and easy to get to, being right off to the left of the end of the road coming from the causeway from the mainland. The rooms are nice enough, designed well to easily clean up tracked in beach sand. We have been in king, queen and beachfront rooms. In the king and queen rooms the bathrooms are a bit small, but serviceable. In the beach facing high end rooms there is plenty of room for two people. As a home base for excursions any of the rooms are great. If you want to cocoon on a rainy day the beachfront rooms are the way to go, if expensive. The staff is pleasant and responsive. Song of the Sea is part of a larger chain of hotels on Sanibel, so they have more resources than you would think on 1st look. If the normal day's complement are taken and you need beach chairs and umbrella, stop a staff member or call the desk and they appear. Extra towels or a larger coffeemaker? Delivered without a fuss. On our last day this year, Martha at the front desk got us a day's worth of a discount on our stay without our asking. There are lots of nice places to see on Sanibel, but the beach at the hotel is charming and hard to pull away from. We are eventually going to try some different places on the island, but the people at Song of the Sea aren't making that easy.

Room Tip: Beach facing rooms are the roomiest. Some of the other rooms can seem cramped by comparison.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Hengest
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

My wife and I have spent time in several of Sanibel's rentals and we enjoyed this the most. Excellent location with a short walk to the shell strewn beach and a short drive or moderate walk to some of the islands shops and dining in the "old" town. No need to leave for breakfast as there is a terrific choice of continental breakfast items on site. The unit we stayed in was clean and nicely appointed and competitively priced. We hope to return often.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Ralph O
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

This was our eight stay at Song of the Sea and was wonderful as allways.
Staff is execptional ! Very concern about each guest and most helpful with any questions.
Martha make the experience the best is can be.
If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vactation this is the place.

Room Tip: Not for those with small children.
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

This was our first visit, but not our last. The rooms were nice, location maginificent and service outstanding. Martha and Jackie (the breakfast hostess) were, warm, welcoming and accomodating for any needs. The rooms were clean and property friendly. We are already looking forward to our trip next year.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Song of the Sea

Address: 863 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7098
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $273 - $632 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Song of the Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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