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4.5 out of 5

"My husband and I chose Sanibel Island for a short get away. Song of the Sea was perfect. We had a 2nd floor room with a balcony looking out on the oc ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 27 Feb 2017

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Sanibel Island Lighthouse

On the beach

Your stay at this Sanibel hotel places you within a 10-minute walk of Sanibel Island Southern Beach and Periwinkle Way. Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Private beach, outdoor pool

A private beach and an outdoor pool are featured at this smoke-free hotel. Enjoy the outdoor tennis court and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking. There's a spa tub on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also offered.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 30 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Balconies, DVD players, and premium bedding are also available.

Partial Gulf View Guestroom 1st Floor

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$239 per night

Gulf View Guestroom Top Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gulf View Guestroom 1st Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gulf Front Suite Top Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Gulf Front Suite 1st Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Partial Gulf View Guestroom Top Floor

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Song of the Sea ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Song of the Sea

Everyone (7) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
I can’t describe just how nice John and the rest of the staff from the breakfast lady to the cleaning staff were. We felt welcome like special friends. The mattresses were super comfortable and the linens were soft and high-end. Song of the Seas is directly on the beach, has a lovely hammock for two, a nice pool area, FREE BIKES, and a great continental breakfast with waffles and fresh fruit. The bikes were well maintained and we enjoyed the perk immensely. Dinner at Dante’s (at Sister hotel next door) was out of this world and very reasonably priced. Get the pepperoni roll appetizer & burger & you’ll be singing their praises too. Great staff, creative food, and quick service. We would definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from Houston on Jan 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 30, 2019 by Jason

Greetings Tamia, Thank you so much for the review and for the kind words for our team. I always appreciate a detailed review when I travel and I know our guests would feel the same. I am especially happy to see that you used all of our amenities to help you relax while here with us. Thank you for coming to visit and letting us know about your visit. If your travels bring you back to our island, I hope you allow us to host you again. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5 out of 5
Great staff John and Susie were great, as well as the other staff! Great experience!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 14, 2019 by Jason

Thank you for letting us know about your visit to Sanibel and your stay with us. I appreciate the recognition of our staff and I will be sure to let them know how you enjoyed your stay here. If your travels return you to our island, I hope that you will allow us to host you once more. Regards, Jason Trimble Reservations Manager The Inns of Sanibel

5 out of 5

A friendly place to stay with a beautiful view

Pros: View of the room, friendlness of the staff and full breakfast in the morning
Cons: Beds were extremely soft which was a problem for my husband who has a bad back.
Location: Location is right off the Causeway getting on to Sanibel which is helpful. And there is the beach and pool right there on the grounds.
My husband and I chose Sanibel Island for a short get away. Song of the Sea was perfect. We had a 2nd floor room with a balcony looking out on the ocean. The room was comfortable, (although the bed was very soft) and we had a full kitchen and sitting room. There was a very varied continental breakfast every morning in the lobby that included fresh fruit as well as the typical fare. Staff was very friendly and accommodating including the housekeeping staff that straightened the room each day. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others. A small suggestion though - identify a place to recycle papers given there is a huge amount of travel pamphlets and newspapers and perhaps include a broom in each room for the inevitable tracking of some sand.

Posted by , from Cambridge Mass on Feb 27, 2017

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5 out of 5

Home away from home

1st time in sanibel and wouldn't stay anywhere else but Song of the Sea. The staff and guests were so nice. The pool was heated and 10 yards from the back door of the room and the beach is 100 yards away. The hot tub was a big hit as well. there is only 30 rooms and it was very quiet and relaxing. I wish the tiki bar was open later but it was a short walk but it was about 1 mile walk to dinners. Can't wait to go back.

Posted by , from ohio on Jan 17, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel, Great Location, Everyone Loved it!

Pros: Very clean, staff was great, access to the beach was great and the room was very clean.
Cons: Really can't think of anything of the top of my head.
Location: We didn't do much outside of the hotel besides eat. Island Cow is over rated, the Blue Giraffe was our best meal.
Stayed here for Labor Day Weekend, the whole family loved it! We arrived and were greeted by a very knowledgeable and gracious employee. Gave us the hotel map, island map and could not have been any more helpful. The room was clean, smelled great, and the air conditioning worked extremely well. There was a nice little screened balcony overlooking the pool area with a couple chairs. The beaches were also extremely clean unlike the east coast of Florida where we are from, littered with crash, glass and cigarette butts. Someone else mentioned bugs, during our stay it there was a constant breeze off the ocean so there didn't seem to be any during our stay. There are attendants available to bring you chairs and umbrellas on the beach if you need them. For the most part there were always some available so it wasn't necessary to ask. The attendants are the ones who also get you the paddle boards and or kayaks if you want to use them. There are also bicycles to use if you want, everything is included in your stay. They were also very polite and couldn't do enough for you. All and all it was a great getaway and we will be staying there again next year.

Posted by , from Fort Lauderdale, FL on Sep 10, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 13, 2016 by John L.

Dear Lauderdale, Thank you for staying with us for your Labor day getaway! We are so happy that you enjoyed your room, our beach, our amenities, and our team. We take great pride in providing an outstanding product but even greater pride in our service levels. Thank you for a review that allows that pride to show through. We look forward to your return visit next year!

3 out of 5
Hotel was good. No complaints. Just wasn't great.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015

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4 out of 5

Sanibel "Gem"

Pros: Location, cleanliness and friendly accomadating staff
Location: Captiva island is only a few miles up north
A very nice quiet and relaxing spot on Sanibel island. Went in mid-October and loved the location on the island, the staff (Cindi at the front desk), and the ease to various restaurants and locations. Remember to buy supplies in Fort Meyers before going over to the island.

Posted by , from Canton, Ohio on Mar 27, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice place to stay

Room very nice. Breakfast great. Pool conveniently located. Very short walk to beach. Great place to stay.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA area on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location and beach access.

We booked this from the pictures and reviews on travelocity and it was perfect, exactly as shown and review. The staff is great and we had comp breakfast every morning plus a comp bottle of wine in our room when we arrived. Loved the screened porch.

Posted by , from Monmouth Cty, New Jersey on Nov 5, 2013

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5 out of 5

Song of the Sea

We had a very relaxing vacation.  Our room was very nice.  The staff was excellent.  Song of the Sea was small (30 rooms) and we met people from all over the country.  We had a lot of fun shelling.   Swimming, shelling, and shopping.  Great time !!!

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Jun 27, 2013

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Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Song of the Sea like an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and complimentary bicycles. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. This 3-star Sanibel hotel is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) (40.2 km / 25 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Song of the Sea offers 30 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, cookware/dishes/utensils, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Sanibel hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

A private beach, an outdoor tennis court, and complimentary bicycles are featured at the hotel. An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Song Sea Hotel
  • Song Sea Hotel Sanibel
  • Song Sea Sanibel
  • Song Of The Sea Hotel Sanibel Island

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.


Added Resort Fee Benefits

Book a stay in any room or rate plan and receive access to the following activities and amenities with your resort fee: Bottle of wine at check-in; bicycles (with helmets); kayaking; paddle boarding; free Dunes Golf & Tennis club membership which includes free use of driving range, discounted round of golf, 15% off dining room and bar purchases, 20% off all golf and tennis apparel and rental clubs; organized guest activities throughout the week, such as guided educational beach walks, historical bike tours, nighttime telescope stargazing, scavenger hunts, beach kite flying, and night-time kayaking.

Full details at check-in. Food and beverage discount details provided at check-in. Offers are subject to season and availability. Guests must contact the property in advance to arrange tee time and tennis court booking; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.