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“Good, basic accommodations” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Song of the Sea

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Song of the Sea
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Bloomington, IN
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Good, basic accommodations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Song of the Sea offers good, basic accommodations in a great location. Amenities like the kitchenette, the complimentary breakfast and the free bicycle rental helped add value. Fine value at a pricey destination.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

My husband and I just returned from a one week vacation from Song of the Sea. I agree with the majority of reviews that rave about the location. The property is lovely and well maincured, proximity to beach is great, the pool is well cared for and the serene atmosphere is unparallelled for couples wanted to get away and relax. We did however have some concerns that will prevent us from returning to this property again. I found the rooms to be dark, dingy and dirty. The mattresses were so soft and bumpy that we woke regularly throughout the night and every morning with major lower back pain. Although the rooms have been recently painted the mold is visible along the base of the unclean floors. The tiles and grout are not only stained but extremely dirty. The cleaners wipe them down by spraying and mopping the dirt around which creates a sour odour when wet, particularly in the small bathroom. They really need a good clening. We won't return.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dearborn, Mi
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91 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Third time we've stayed here and we love it. It is what it is! It's not a 4 star place, but as a 3 star place it excels. Beautiful landscaping, clean sparkling pool, staff that's top notch! Although there aren't a lot of beach umbrellas, we always found a spot, and the place was full. The breakfast is a little carb heavy but it's much better than what we've experienced elsewhere. Make your own waffles, yogurt, juices, always enough fresh fruit, cereals, danish rolls, muffins, and a NY times and cute patio with a fountain to leisurely have breakfast. Rooms are super clean, poolside King had great view of pool area and beach is a close walk. Free bicycles, a little laundry area was a nice touch. This is a small, intimate place where we've found a good value for the price.

Room Tip: we love the poolside King, first floor or second floor has ocean view. Nice screen porch with chair...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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High Point, North Carolina
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161 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

We had a nice overnight stay here. The shell collecting beach is steps away from the rooms. The pool is small. The room is comfortable. I think they gave us a complimentary bottle of wine also. It was fun.

Room Tip: Unfortunately, I discovered that I am allergic to the bites of the noseeums that come out at dawn an...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

My boyfriend & I recently spent 5 nights at Song of the Sea. It was a cute, quaint, cozy place. I had by far the best customer service ever! The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I loved the view, and having our own private beach with chairs provided. Great pool. Cute, clean room. Great free breakfast & free bike use. I would highly recommend to couples looking for a romantic get away. I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!! Thanks to Martha, Susie, and Katie especially for being excellent staff!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Song of the Sea

Property: 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:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price range (per night): $295 - $679
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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