Book Your Island Getaway to Sanibel, Florida

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Sanibel Florida

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Sanibel Island is one of Florida’s best kept secrets, offering both beauty and adventure to all who visit. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy on the island, like biking, bird watching, and golfing. Most people, however, come for the water sports. Sanibel is perfect for a day of fishing, boating, or even snorkeling. Sanibel also has a lively nighttime scene where you can experience local theater and live music after a day of playing in the sun. No matter what you decide to add to your itinerary, you can be sure you will have a comfortable hotel room to come back to at the end of the day. Sanibel is home to some fantastic boutique hotels. Here are five to consider while planning your trip.

West Wind Inn

Sanibel is a beautiful island, so why not choose a room with a view? Guests of the West Wind Inn are treated to some incredible views of the Gulf and the hotel’s gardens. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, safe, and television with cable service. Complimentary wireless internet access is also available to help you stay connected to the outside world. When you’re ready for a bite, head to the hotel’s on-site restaurant, the Normandie Seaside Cafe, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Song of the Sea

If you’re looking for a home away from home in Sanibel, look no further than the Song of the Sea. Guests are greeted with a complimentary bottle of wine upon arriving to their tranquil room, which is equipped with a kitchenette, granite countertops, and high-speed internet access — all the comforts of home. In the morning, take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary continental breakfast before heading out for a day of fun.

Casa Ybel Resort

The beautiful Casa Ybel Resort is one of Sanibel’s most upscale boutique hotels. Each of the hotel’s beachfront suites is equipped with a full kitchen including a coffee maker, dishwasher, and an oven. You will love relaxing in the comfort of your luxurious bed while enjoying the cool breeze coming in from your balcony. If you would prefer to relax by the water, head down to the hotel’s Coconuts Poolside Bar and Grill for a signature cocktail.

Sanibel Inn

The charming Sanibel Inn is a true oceanfront gem that won’t break your travel budget. The decor of this beachfront hotel is casual yet modern, and the rooms are packed with all the amenities you need during your stay. Choose from a standard room that comes with a refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave or upgrade to a condo that boasts a full kitchen.

Sunset Beach Inn

Another reasonably priced beach hotel is the Sunset Beach Inn. While this hotel isn’t on the water, it is only a short walk from the beach. Each room includes a kitchenette and television with cable service. There is also an on-site laundry facility and available weekly rates, making this boutique hotel an excellent option for guests looking to book an extended stay.

SeaTac Hotels for Every Budget

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Last week, I introduced you to SeaTac, a bustling Washington State community located in between Seattle and Tacoma. Travelers are attracted to SeaTac because of its convenient location and close proximity to a number of popular sights and attractions. We’ve already explored a number of accommodations in the area, but in case you still haven’t found just what you’re looking for, here are even more fantastic SeaTac boutique hotels that are perfect for any budget.

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport

If you’re looking for luxury accommodations near the SeaTac Airport, look no further than the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport. DoubleTree is known for providing guests with top quality accommodations and exceptional service, so you can trust you’re in good hands during your stay. This hotel is just steps away from the Amtrak station, making it easy to navigate your way to Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and other popular attractions in the area. Don’t forget to grab your free warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in!

Skyway Inn SeaTac

The Skyway Inn SeaTac is a no-frills hotel that offers a good number of amenities while allowing you to stay on a budget. Each of the 58 rooms at this boutique hotel is air-conditioned and comes equipped with a coffee maker, ironing board, and hair dryer. Wireless internet access is also included with your stay. For guests flying in from out of town, the Skyway Inn offers free transportation to and from the airport.

Sea-Tac Crest Motor Inn

Another great budget-friendly option in SeaTac is the Sea-Tac Crest Motor Inn. This boutique hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport which is located just 1.5 miles away. For guests traveling by car, the Crest Motor Inn also offers a Park-Fly package which gives you the option to stay for one night and park on the hotel premises for up to seven days at no charge. Long term parking is also available for an additional charge of $6.99 per day.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Sea-Tac

If you’re traveling to SeaTac with the whole family in tow, consider the La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Sea-Tac for your stay. Each of the 143 rooms in this boutique hotel is equipped with everything your family needs to feel right at home including a flat-screen high-definition television, desk, coffee maker, ironing board, and hair dryer. During warmer months, grab the kids and head down to the hotel’s sparkling outdoor pool. As an added bonus, your family can enjoy free continental breakfast before heading out for the day’s adventures.

Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport

While the rooms at the Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport may be cozy, the warmest thing at this boutique hotel might be the staff. The Red Lion prides itself on providing guests with excellent service and anything else they might need to enjoy their stay in SeaTac. Rooms include a number of amenities like flat-screen televisions, free wireless internet, refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers and hair dryers. For guests traveling on business, there is a comprehensive business center on the hotel property where you can get some work done.

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