Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages - Sanibel Island26.4509010229598, -82.1420346130617
ex. Tropical Winds Hotel And Cottages
The charming Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages is placed near to the beachfront.
The property lies within 6 km from The Bailey. Guests can get to Sanibel Island city center, which is 4 km away.
The hotel enjoys a convenient location within 45 minutes' drive from Southwest Florida Reg airport.
Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages offers 10 guestrooms appointed with a ceiling fan, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe, a fridge and a wardrobe with all the sights of Sanibel Island within easy access. Some rooms at Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages have a view over the ocean. Guests can make use of a bathtub, a shower and a bidet.
There are bicycle rental services on site.
The beach facilities include chairs, umbrellas and towels.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.
Number of rooms: 10.
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Off-site car park
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Private swimming pool
Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
- Bicycle rental
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Private swimming pool
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Sea view
- Beach view
- Air conditioning
- Sitting area
- Dining table
- Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
Rooms and availability
The staff was very nice. Our cottage was clean but small and very basic. I have not stayed at a place like this since I was young.
The major problem was that the island was infested with no-see-ums, small sand flea type bugs. When we opened the back door they got into our rooms and we were eaten alive at night. My husband stopped going out on the third day because he was so horribly bitten up. I am not exaggerating when I say he had at least 100 red itchy bites. We even started spraying ourselves with bug repellant day and night time and we were still bitten to excess. I would never go back, even with the beauty.
We enjoyed the short walk to the lovely, quiet beach, where we shelled (obsessively), swam, communed with the abundant wildlife, and watched spectacular sunsets. Barbecuing the fresh local catch on the grill provided us with delicious, relaxing dinners when we didn't feel like going out. The staff was friendly and always helpful. The location of our cottage, in a residential neighborhood further down the road from the beachfront cottages, was peaceful and quiet.
The ammenities were very basic, if not inadequate. The wifi was sporadic. There was no dvd player. The window cranks were broken, making it impossible to open some of them, or to close the one in the bedroom, compromising comfort and energy efficiency.
We had our wedding ceremony on the beach at the Tropical Winds. It will always be a special place in our hearts. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in one of the cottage units which are not on the beach, but are just across the street. They are quaint, charming and "old Florida." We had plenty of privacy and thoroughly enjoyed our short time there.
The only improvement that I can recommend is to replace the 2 double beds with one queen or king bed.
Great and friendly staff. They had some bikes from a large rental company right on site. Very convenient.
Quiet, close to the beach. Comfortable and clean. Staff friendly and helpful.
No iron, ironing board, or hair dryer. May have had these to borrow, but I did not ask.