5 on January 14, 2017
We loved our stay. Mike is awesome! Can't wait to go back for a wonderful weekend!
5 on January 11, 2017
There is no other place to go in Ft Lauderdale...short walk to several great places to eat and the best gay clubs in Florida only a few steps. Location makes this place the only choice. Pool outside your door, 100% privacy. Only need rental car for the beach
5 on January 05, 2017
This is our second stay here and both times we were very impressed. The owners are the perfect hosts. We will definitely be returning.
4.8 on December 11, 2016
To those considering staying at Island Sands Inn....do it! My room was spotless, well furnished and decorated, and the service was outstanding (thank you so much for bringing my breakfast to me!). The cost was very reasonable and surely was much better than staying at some dated motel for the same prices. The location is great for those that want to enjoy Wilton Manors or surrounding Fort Lauderdale.
5 on November 30, 2016
I booked at the last minute for Thanksgiving. I was very happy with the room, it was a good size and the bathroom was huge. It was an easy walk to everything I wanted to do. Would definitely stay there again.
5 on November 19, 2016
We had a wonderful experience! Guest service was amazing, the room was beautiful and clean. We cannot wait to come back for a longer visit.
5 on November 03, 2016
Really enjoyed my stay at Island Sands Inn. Clean, very private and owners, Mike and Jim, were the perfect hosts. Will definitely stay there again when I visit Fort Lauderdale.
5 on October 05, 2016
Me and my wife we spent our honeymoon September 16 2016 here and our first stay was back in February of 2016 when we went on our cruise. It was amazing both time and jim and mike are always nice n loving. The environment was so warm we are going back every year.
5 on August 23, 2016
Loved the location and the place was very nicely appointed. I wouldn't hesitate to book again.
4.8 on July 23, 2016
Staying at the Island Sands Inn is a special treat. This is cozy inn is well furnished, clean and is designed to meet the needs of guests.. The owners are especially knowledgeable about the area and very invested in the comfort of their guests. I felt extremely welcome by their hospitality.
5 on July 06, 2016
outstanding location to all of the activities in the Wilton Manor area . walking distance to all of the shops , restaurants , and Bars. Condo was located off the main street and was very clean and quite neighborhood . Already reserved our our next vacation here.
5 on April 30, 2016
Mike and Jim always make sure your stay is GREAT!!! Never hover over you but there if you need something G.
5 on April 13, 2016
Excellent place and location Mke and Jim are amazing I travel a lot last minute and the always take great care of me. Love staying with them and look forward to the next time.
5 on April 06, 2016
Stayed for a weekend and it was close to Wilton Drive. Had a great time here. The owners are amazing and the property is very well maintained and comfortable. Pool was great to relax and read around even rest if you wanted. Rooms are in great shape and are very clean.
4.8 on March 25, 2016
This place was adorable! I was looking for a cheap hotel close to Wilton drive. What I got was so much more. My friend and I stayed in a tastefully decorated large room with 2 queen size beds and a high attention to detail. Mike the owner was ready to answer all of our questions and checked in daily to ensure we were getting the most out of our vacation. The grounds were small but the amenities were large. The lush landscaping was nice to look at and the saltwater pool was crystal clear. This is a small boutique spa without the massages and facials. Stay here and walk to the drive for a pedicure.
3.8 on March 19, 2016
The hotel room (a suite) was big and clean. Very confortable beds and ok furniture. The complementary breakfast is served in your room (on a tray) and it is great...with a few options which were all very good. The hotel is small (which is nice) and has a very nice heated pool in the back with a great landscaping. The best thing about this hotel is that it is actually run by its owners and they are extremely nice and friendly, always willing to give you all sorts of information about what to do in town and also always very attentive. I highly recommend this hotel.
5 on March 14, 2016
I have stayed at the resort many times and expectations have never been disappointing. The Managers are amazing and treat guest like family Jay H. -Orlando
4.6 on February 23, 2016
The Island Sands Inn in Fort Lauderdale is a wonderful place to stay. The B&B is in a great location near local bars, clubs and shopping. Our room was very comfortable, clean and included everything we needed and more. Jim and Mike are excellent hosts and willing to assist you around the clock. The pool/patio was clean, warm and a great retreat. Definitely we will be back. Mike and Victor
5 on February 11, 2016
The location, space, and value are outstanding.
4.8 on February 03, 2016
We recently stayed at the Island Sands Inn. When we arrived we got more than what we had bargained for. Mike and Jim were very welcoming. Upon check-in, they welcomed us and asked us if it was our first time at Wilton Manors. As we revealed that it was our first time, they provided us with a map showing us how to get around, the spots we'd like to check out, etc. After this, they mentioned that we should call them if we needed them for anything, should we get lost or should anything come up. Unfortunately something did come up that landed one of us in the hospital. We called from the hospital as they were the only local number we had. They received the call around 4:00 a.m. and were very helpful. At check-out, we couldn't thank them enough for their hospitality. At our surprise they welcomed us back anytime despite how we had inconvenienced them. If you're looking for a very friendly, welcoming stay at Wilton Manors, Island Sands Inn is the place for you!
4.0 on January 29, 2016
This is a great place to go if you're in Fort Lauderdale for business or pleasure. The rooms are nice the location is really great. There is so much to do on Wilton Drive. I really enjoyed myself.
4.8 on January 26, 2016
The location is on (1/3 block from) the restaurant and bar strip. 1 minute away walking. No parking problems. Everything is clean new and updated. Nothing is broken leaky or peeling. The people are there allways for anything you want.I will be back.
5 on January 25, 2016
when planning my trip, I saw the glowing reviews and let them guide me here. well, like almost all other people, I was more than satisfied. this location, can not be beaten, period. the room had everything you could ask for. no question I will stay here again, no looking around will be needed
3.6 on January 18, 2016
I was in Fort Lauderdale for some business but I also wanted to find a place where I could go out after working. This is a great little hotel with several nice properties located right off Walton Blvd. There were a lot of restaurants and bars all within walking distance. Once I was done with being a responsible adult, I could park my car and venture out. The offerings around my little condo were really nice. The room itself was big and the sitting room was really a nice bonus. The space was well designed and was fully functional. . I would definitely recommend this hotel and I would definitely come back.
4.0 on January 14, 2016
Very nice clean place with nothing broken or peeling. This is next tro the bar and restaurant strip in Wiltron Manors. It is the best location in florida. The owner is there for anything and everything.I will be back , for a longer stay.
4.2 on December 03, 2015
I am a repeat visitor there. Moving to the area and is where I tell all my friends to stay. Five star service for one start price.
4.6 on November 24, 2015
Great place in the heart of Wilton drive.
5 on September 14, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at the Island Sands Inn. Not only is it located in an awesome neighborhood with amazing restaurants and bars within walking distance, but it manages to have that cozy privacy that make B&B's great places to stay. Mike and Jim took excellent care of us and even brought our breakfast out to the pool area. This was our second visit and we are already planning another.
4.8 on September 05, 2015
This was my 4th time staying here , and that being said should indicate how pleased I am with Island Sands .. Modern ..clean and cozy.. Already planning my next trip back!!! Thanks Mike and Jim..
4.8 on August 02, 2015
We will be back! First visit... won't be our last! Already recommended to friends. Private, quiet... yet just a block from the action... dozens of bars/restaurants all within very easy walking distance. Owners were very friendly and our room was very nice. Super clean. Private and nice salt-water pool. Breakfast served when you want it in your room... nice touch. Gave them outstanding for onsite dining as there are so many great restaurants within a couple of blocks... they are as close to the room as an in-house hotel restaurant is to some rooms.
5 on July 18, 2015
Perfect place for a gay man to stay in Ft. Lauderdale. It is walking distance to all the nightlife, but you aren't sacrificing quality for convenience. The rooms have everything, and are very comfortable. The pool deck even has lotions and bug spray available for you. (I didn't have a bug problem but just in case.) And breakfast served in room is a special treat. Host Mike is super nice.
4.0 on May 29, 2015
just had the best experience staying at the island sands inn. The rooms were very comfortable and the service was excellent !!! They catered your needs everything was clean we got the best bang for our buck .Defiantly got our moneys worth can't wait to go back again. Dan from Omaha
4.6 on May 29, 2015
This Inn is great for small groups to book together. You can have the entire place to yourself. The staff were attentive and informative.
4.6 on May 28, 2015
Michael, Jim, Wil and Ray were all wonderful host's. This is our second stay and it was just as we have come to expect of Island Sands Inn. The room was spacious and bright and we liked the landscaping around the pool area. Check in was quick and efficient. I had pre arranged to have champange and flowers in our room and Michael made it happen!! We would definitely stay here again. It is in walikng distance to many restaurants, shopping and bars. We met some very nice people at Sands Inn, it's just that kind of place.
5 on May 28, 2015
Extraordinary personal service and attention to detail. The property is beautifully tropical and meticulously maintained. The location is perfect...walking distance to everything that makes Wilton Manors great and a short drive to the beautiful beaches of Ft. Lauderdale. All in all, a fantastic experience and we'll definitely be going back.
4.4 on May 25, 2015
Perfect location & service. Well furnished apartment with Parking for a car & for visitors.
5 on May 06, 2015
We discovered Island Sands Inn through google maps, so we thought we'd try it. This stay was our second one, and we will be coming back again as soon as we can. Mike is so very kind, caring and attentive to detail that I couldn't imagine staying any place else in Ft. Lauderdale. The rooms are equally awesome with everything that you'd need when away, along with a fantastic warm pool and tons of privacy. I rated the food "outstanding," but we've not eaten there due to our schedules, but I can only imagine that it's fantastic. This review service should allow for a N/A rating! Island Sands Inn is where you should stay in South Florida. -Rev. Fr. Bryan & Deron Demeritte
4.8 on May 04, 2015
The room was large with everything one would need - frig & microwave - coffee and even wine. Very comfortable beds and the pool was heavenly! Close to restaurants and thrift stores. We walked to most meals. Mike was great and I would definitely go back. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - Very relaxing - great place to unwind! Thanks Mike!
5 on April 17, 2015
I loved everything about this place. Especially the service. Everyone was very welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and assist us with everything we needed. Rooms were clean and cozy. Location was perfect and walkable to lot of different places. Minutes drive from the beach. Will definitely come back and stay at this place.
4.6 on April 17, 2015
Unlike most B&Bs, you fill out a card for the breakfast selections you want the next morning. The guys who own the place are very friendly and helpful.
5 on March 13, 2015
Hands down the best place to stay in Fort Lauderdale. Service was outstanding.
3.6 on March 13, 2015
The Island Sands Inn is a quaint spot right in Wilton Manors. Close enough to restaurants and night life, but removed from the hustle and bustle. Michael is a sweetheart who was most gracious. Since our flight was delayed and we couldn't pick up our rental car, he gave us a ride the next morning to grab our wheels. Since we were pasty white girls from Pennsylvania, he even lent us his chairs and umbrella, so we wouldn't suffer a Florida sunburn. Great place, Great room and a really good experience. I would recommend this bed and breakfast as a great place to stay. Donna and Jane
5 on March 11, 2015
perfect location an friendly knowledgable inn keepers who are in tune to their guest wants an needs an there for you!
5 on February 27, 2015
The owners were very assisting and personal. The room was styled with beautiful wood furnishings. The beds were exquisitely big and comfortable. The pillows a cloud of heaven. The room was spotlessly clean. A wonderful breakfast delivered in the morning. A serene enclosed backyard with tables and pool provided a relaxing hangout area. Best of all was the friendly owners
4.4 on February 24, 2015
This is our second time staying at the Island Sands. You can't beat the location in the Wilton Manors gayborhood. The rooms, the heated salt-water pool, all perfect!
5 on February 20, 2015
We stayed at the Island Sands Inn for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners, Mike and Jim, are so friendly and hospitable. They went out of their way to acclimate us to the area and made helpful suggestions for places to eat and things to see and do. Breakfast each morning was delicious, too! We felt welcomed and at home right from the start of our visit. Very highly recommend staying here!
5 on February 09, 2015
I can not express enough how much I loved staying at Island Sands Inn! From the service, to the accommodations, through the breakfast, everything was exemplary! I will stay here whenever my travels bring me to the Lauderdale area!
4.0 on January 30, 2015
Mike and Jim provided excellent customer service! The location of the Inn was very ideal; several shops, restaurants and bars were in the immediate vicinity. Also, the Inn was only a short cab ride to the beach. The room was very cozy, clean and comfortable.
5 on January 20, 2015
My room was spotless, convienent to everything. Will stay again
4.0 on January 06, 2015
Close to many restaurants and night spots. Clean and roomy. Excellent hosts.
4.6 on December 23, 2014
The owners of the Island Sands Inn could not have been nicer. Breakfast was served by the pool each morning. The Inn is in a great location. Everything was within walking distance. I strongly recommend the Inn for those visiting Wilton Manors and the surrounding area.
5 on December 10, 2014
Mike and Jim went overboard for me. Was a difficult day getting there and idiot iPhone died. Was able to pass needed messages using their cell phone til I was able to get to ATT the next day. Everything was excellent. Will stay again Grahame.
4.6 on December 10, 2014
Had a very pleasant stay. Overall an outstanding experience and look forward to returning in the future. Quiet and convenient to the local venues.
5 on November 16, 2014
My Boyfriend and I stayed at ISI for 4 days this past week on our first vacation together. It felt like a honeymoon!!! We were treated with respect, flexibility, romantic understanding, and perfect hospitality!! We could not have asked for more from Mike and Jim. Mike was the best innkeeper we have ever experienced!! No regrets or down-sides!!! Thank you! Looking forward to being back with you again soon!!! Jeff and Manny
5 on November 14, 2014
I can't say enough about the Island Sands. My room was large, comfortable, quiet and nicely decorated. The location near Wilton Drive is perfectly located. The hosts couldn't be more accommodating, providing way beyond expected service. Highly recommended without any reaervation!
5 on October 08, 2014
We live in Key West and came to the mainland to do a little shopping and enjoy some time at Wilton Manors with my partner's son and his GF. Mike and Jim were the consummate hosts and catered to our every desire. The place is beautiful and immaculate and every need has been thoughtfully addressed. We can't wait to go back!!
4.8 on August 10, 2014
I am well-traveled and jaded; however I was wowed by my stay at the Island Sands Inn. The service & attention was impeccable & genuine. Long story short I went to Ft Lauderdale to explore moving to the area. My friend from Miami was going to meet me at the airport & we planned to explore the neighborhoods & look at the houses the realtor had already set up appointments for. The night before my friends ended up in the Hospital so I had to scramble to get a rental car & go on my own. I also spend Saturday morning visiting him in the hospital. I was anxious and on overload. Mike and Jim spent time with me on Saturday afternoon providing honest opinions to my off the wall questions & concerns I had about moving down there. Jim even took the time to drive me around Ft Lauderdale & some surrounding cities so I could see the neighborhoods I am trying to rule in or out. I left Sunday feeling I had accomplished much of my purpose for the visit &my anxieties were gone. I arrived home refreshed even after all the last second changes. If you want a building that gives you a wow when you walk in, stay someplace else. If you want an experience where you feel recharged and – wow that was awesome - then I recommend the Island Sands Inn. I will be staying there on my future house hunting trips.
5 on August 09, 2014
It's a very cozy place where Mike and Jim, the owners, make you feel like you're home. Island Sands Inn is just a walking distance from all Wilton Manors' main attractions! Great place to stay!
4.6 on June 02, 2014
We had the best time ever! Mike and Jim are absolutely the most charming and delightful hosts! With just 4 units I am hesitant to recommend this outstanding B&B fir fear it will always be booked! But that won't stop me! I felt like we were staying our rich uncles and we had just won the lottery! We will be back, many years go come! Shopping, restaurants, bars all within walking distance and the beach just 3 miles away! Loved it!
4.8 on May 23, 2014
Top notch customer service, great location, and a very nice room. Couldn't ask for more.
5 on May 17, 2014
A friend and I recently stayed there and we couldn't have been more impressed with the service, room, and friendliness of the owners. They went above and beyond our expectations, this is exactly the type of personal service one seeks in a guesthouse. -Great location -Newer, well-kept & spacious rooms -Great pool and patio Most of all, the advice given by the owners as to when/where to go was excellent. Highly recommend!
4.2 on May 11, 2014
great hospitality from mike from reservation to car ride to train depot
It was a pleasure meeting you both and hope to see you again in the near future. We hope you enjoyed your train ride back home. Next time we hope to have you as guest just a few days longer. PS: The neighborhood already has two more new restaurants (to add to the over a dozen of existing ones)on Wilton Drive with opening dates.
4.4 on May 07, 2014
it was recommended by a friend.... and thanks to him he did.. it's a great place... super friendly guys, very nice place and great location as well.. definitely, will stay in it next time I am in town... keep the good work Mike and Joe...
Thank you for the kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for sharing your experience us and our future guests. Have a great summer and we hope to see you again in 2015.
5 on April 30, 2014
Perfect location, able to walk to clubs, dinner, etc. Was staying by myself and Mike and Jim made me feel welcome. They had great suggestions on where to go. I'll be returning.
Thank you!!! If you find yourself headed back this way, please reach out to us prior to your trip if you need any additional information in planning your stay here in Wilton Manors/Ft Lauderdale.
4.8 on January 30, 2014
Beautiful room and very quiet. Incredibly clean and the decor was only top notch, from the comfort of the bed to the tile in the shower, everything was very tasteful. The owners went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. Thanks, guys! I'll be back. Brent A.
Much appreciated Brent!! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our future guest(s). It was a pleasure to have met you and we hope to see you again. Have a great 2014.
5 on July 27, 2013
This was my 3rd time traveling to the area. Island Sands is definitely the best out there! Our expectations were exceeded from the moment that we arrived. The property is beautiful, clean, modern and comfortable. The room was also very spacious and perfect for my 2 friends and I. Mike is a great host and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience! The room and property include everything that you could want or need during your stay and tons of extra's. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!
Thank you! Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our double queen suite with your friends. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, request, etc. about a future stay or events taking place in Wilton Manors/Ft Lauderdale.
5 on April 04, 2013
I wanted to get away for a nice relaxing couple of days from NYC and was not disappointed in choosing the Island Sands Inn. What you see on the web site and the reviews are true to form and even more, but the hospitality shown by Mike and Jim is superb. Having breakfast delivered by Mike with his bubbling and pleasant personality starts your day off with a positive energy. I enjoyed my stay and this will be my home away from home while in Ft. Lauderdale. You wouldn't be disappointed staying here. Best Wishes and continued success. Thanks again.
We would like to express our thanks for supporting us with the details you have shared regarding your stay. More importantly we are glad you had a great stay!! Hope to see you during your next trip to South Florida.
5 on March 14, 2013
Room was large , very clean , nicely decorated. Our host was very friendly and attentive could not have been nicer. I would definately stay there again.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Hope to see you again!
5 on January 16, 2013
my partner and I had a fantastic experience, met and made new friends while there, The owners take care that every detail and never in the way, Just the correct amount of attention,we could not have been happier
5 on December 10, 2012
The Best bed and breackfast ever, impecable attention to detail. Owners are soo accomodating and frienly. Near everythig. The room was decorated beautifully.
5 on December 05, 2012
I recently booked a week there for a work trip and was so pleased from the minute I arrived! Mike and Jim are very welcoming -- they even let me check in earlier than usual since I had an early morning flight. Every bit of the property is beautiful -- all the rooms are tastefully decorated and the patio/pool area is picture perfect. It's also conveniently located, just steps from restaurants and bars, and I felt very safe in the area (being a single female traveler). That will be my #1 choice for accommodations when I go back to Fort Lauderdale!
Thank you for the great review. It means alot to us to make every guest(s) stay a memorable one. We look forward to seeing you again!!!! Please let us know if you have any request(s) prior to your next arrival. Thank you very Much!!
5 on December 05, 2012
My friends, and I, drove up from Key Largo for a Girls night out, in Wilton Manors. Per a recommendation, we made reservations at Island Sands Inn. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surrprised to find a little spot of paradise! The rooms, pool (great for evening swim), and breakfast were perfect! Words can not describe what wonderful Host Mike & Jim were. HIGHLY suggest you check it out, or better yet, just make a reservation....you'll not be disappointed!
WOW!!!! We cant wait to have you all stay at Island Sands Inn again!!! Thanks for the kind words and details of your stay. Please let us know if there is anything we can do prior to your next visit to ensure you have another memorable stay!!! Thank you and Happy Holidays!
5 on December 03, 2012
what a wonderful place to stay for a getaway in warm florida sunshine.you will love everything about Wilton Manor .Its beautiful .The rooms are so nicely done comfortable beds .I was so impressed with how Mike and Jim make your visit great.You will leave considering them friends, wilton manor is so close in walking distance to great restaurant grocery store great bars..tThe pool area makes you feel like your at the beach soaking up the warm sunshine.you will be glad you made this your choice to stay
5 on October 30, 2012
I spent a very long weekend here and I had the best time I have ever had at a B&B! Great service, clean, wonderful owners. I even extended my stay here. I would highly reccomend this place. Great location for local night life.
5 on October 29, 2012
What a relaxing weekend getaway! Mike and Jim where fantastic hosts. We felt very welcome and comfortable. The inns location was very convienent to bars, resturants, and nightlife. We can't wait to go back!!
5 on October 10, 2012
Look no further you have found the best place for your friend or romantic getaway. I am a male and I was taking a trip with a couple of my friends who are lesbians. I was looking for a nice gay owned resort or bed and breakfast for us to all stay in near Wilton Manor because we wanted to enjoy the nightlife together. What I soon found that even though many places said they were GLBT friendly that was not the case. Most would not allow my female friends to stay. Location: EVERYTHING Wilton Manor has to offer is around the corner from this place. Service: These proprietors are what anyone in the hospitality service strives to be. Two complimentary glasses of wine ready for me in my room! I had forgotten toothpaste and asked if they had an extra travel size. They were out of the travel size and to my surprise brought me a giant new tube of regular toothpaste! Rooms: Simply gorgeous. The full size refrigerator was stocked with sodas and juices. The alcove above the toilet was filled with BIG fluffy top quality towels. Beach towels near the front door for the pool. It is super clean and spotless. The bedroom area had stunning crown molding, wainscoting, and other architectural elements that showed someone cared when putting craftsmanship into this room. The crisp white linens were luxurious and the mattress so comfortable! Lots of different pillows to choose from just added to the luxury. Huge flat screen worked great for watching TV on the couch. We did not do much of that but it worked just fine. There were snacks available under the TV. (very small charge) Amenities: Great pool area!!!! (Bathing suit required) Clean and perfect temperature. Completely surrounded by luxurious tropical plantings with giant fan palms as focal point. This is a bed and breakfast and unlike most where you eat in a common room, you have your choice of pool side or in your suite. Just mark on a card what you would like the night before. Wonderful coffee!