hotels with a view in Villas, FL

1. Latitude 26 Waterfront Resort and Marina – Fort Myers Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

With a brightly painted, tropical-themed exterior overlooking the canal, this casual resort is 2.8 miles from Times Square shopping center and the fishing pier.The casual rooms with traditional decor all have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, and either minifridges and microwaves or kitchenettes with full-size fridges, and stovetops.The hotel has a fishing dock and a marina that rents boats and kayaks. There’s also a heated outdoor pool and a picnic area with barbecue grills, as well as a business center and laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms
  • 5 min drive to Fort Myers Fishing Pier
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the beach sports

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott Deibert

Many good things to say! Most notable is the pool and cabana area, wasn’t expecting that! I let my lovely wife pick this spot and I’m glad she did We booked our room with Katie she’s amazing, and Rob is rockstar who made it a point to show us to our kayaks Brittany brought us extra towels when we went over to the pool! And last but not least the owner sent us an email and thanked us for our stay! That’s what hospitality is all about, outstanding! Thank you!

Sydney Gruszka

OMG! First thing, Bonny! The sweetest host! She was kind and attentive and made sure we had everything we needed We extended our stay 2 extra nights because we loved this place so much and herSecond thing, Rooms! Spacious, modern, cute, clean and comfortable

Beach vibes! No complaints about the rooms! We moved rooms when we extended our stay and both rooms were incredible (19 & 3) 3 was our favorite I brought my 2 year old and she was comfy as well and we werent crowded Plenty of space for our things and even a little table to sit and eat TVs had hulu, netflix and disney plus Microwave and fridge Breakfast was every morning and it was nice, coffee was good The hotel is on the water and is peaceful and quiet But also next to a nice bar and restaurant&& Third, Amenities Bikes, kayaks, beach chairs you can use for free Which was awesome when we decided to head to Sanibel The chairs by the water have a fire pit that was easy to use and modern and perfect for winding down at night Grill was great and lounge area was so tropical and nice!! 🌴 pool area was clean and nice A little warm but id rather that then it be too cold! Nice beach chairs to lay in and fenced in which was nice for the kid! No kid pool but it wasn’t needed for usSafe to say I would stay here again and again And for the price, (we got a pretty good deal) it was nicer than any other hotel in the area

Brantley Moore

Katie at the desk is the sweetest girl and she gave us the warmest welcome We were leaving too early in the morning to board the key west Express to enjoy the complimentary breakfast and she voluntarily gave us plenty of breakfast snacks she had to give and showed us the free bicycles to enjoy as well as kayaks to go out on the harbor All complimentary! No additional fees ! The sunset was gorgeous that afternoon as well

2. Best Western Plus Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this relaxed, beachfront resort hotel is a 16-minute walk from Bowditch Point Park and 20 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport.Airy rooms and suites come with full kitchens, private balconies and gulf views, as well as 32-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; some have pull-out sofas.Amenities include a private beach and an outdoor pool offering gulf views, along with a shuffleboard court. Hot breakfast and parking are complimentary. Boat rentals and an airport shuttle can be arranged.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Lynn Hall Beach Park and Fort Myers Fishing Pier
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests mentioned “parrots” 16 times
  • Guests praised the gulf views
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jon Herod

Hotel is in a great location Every room has a view of the water and beautiful beach There was not however, a local bar, discounted beach loungers, or adult only time for the pool

The pool is heated, this is a necessary luxury if you plan on using it no matter what time of year The hotel staff were very accommodating with few things we asked for Breakfast is the average 4/10 free hotel breakfast as in any hotel The building and grounds are well taken care of and are comfortably welcoming This hotel is a mature adult hotel much different from some a half of a mile away Would recommend!

KaSondra Giardina

This hotel is excellent The staff was friendly and outstanding The free breakfast buffet was good, had lots of variety, and we loved it

The pool has the most amazing view of the beach whether you’re in the pool or on the pool deckThe rooms were laid out very nicely, had a good sized balcony and the most gorgeous amazing views! They were also clean, and bug free The kitchen was a nice addition, but the hotel also has a filtered water dispenser and provided a pitcher in the room- which I thought was an excellent bonus! There was always ice available in the machines – it never ran out and the ability to do laundry and not fly home with stinky clothes was niceOur entire family absolutely loved this place and we can’t wait to go back!

Beckey Rickett

Overall it was pretty good We enjoyed our little weekend away However, there are some things that need improvement

We were on the 5th floor and the palm trees blocked over half of our balcony view The landscaping is pretty, but we want to see the beach! Definitely need to trim them up Breakfast was pretty good, but it says that Breakfast is open til 10:30 We went down at 10:02 and the lady told us they weren’t putting more food out because it was almost closing time

3. Beach Shell Inn (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set opposite Matanzas Pass Preserve, this straightforward hotel is 1 block from the beach and 6.6 miles from Lovers Key State Park.Simple rooms come with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves, plus free Wi-Fi. Some add private patios. Suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms offer full kitchens and private balconies with gulf views.Free perks include parking and morning coffee. There’s also a heated pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 5 min walk to Matanzas Pass Preserve
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Trevor Gundlach

We really enjoyed our stay here Clean rooms, great location, free chairs and umbrellas for the beach, beach towels, comfortable king bed, clean bathroom, warm pool, nice seating under an overhang if it is raining, owners and cleaning crew were kind and respectful, free coffee in the morning, and we could even check in early since our room was ready (or leave our bags at the front) I highly recommend for someone traveling on a budget but not wanting to sacrifice comfort

It isn’t a resort, but it is way better than your average motel New floors and paint in rooms made it feel updated One recommendation: A quick power wash of the siding would really clean up the exterior appearance!

Chris Vrabel

The rooms here are very basic and have not been updated in a long time The room I stayed in had a pretty strong musty odor that stuck with us on our clothes and luggage The front desk staff are not in the office during office hours and instead have you push a button for service

We waited anywhere from 5-10 minutes for help during times that should have been staffedThere is quite a bit of noise at night from the main road and from other rooms/tenants The rooms do no block much noiseLocation near the beach is the only positive

Nicole Zambrano

The worst costumer service I’ve ever experienced My husband and I reserved this place for our honeymoon It had a great location and we were honestly excited

However, the day before our trip we tried to check in and we realized we couldn’t because we are both under 25 years old, a policy that should be stated clearly in their booking process We tried to call the hotel and ask for an exception as we were not going there to “party” but for a relaxing weekend to celebrate our wedding We had no response We called several times at 11am and nobody answered We unfortunately had to cancel, and they are refusing to give us a full refund because of “their policy” It is imposible to reach them unless you use a third party Thankfully we used Expedia, because I don’t think we could have reached them without them Awful experience Beware

4. Shipwreck Motel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

On Estero Island, this kitschy motel on a lagoon is a 3-minute walk from the beach and a mile from Bowditch Point Park.Relaxed, airy rooms and suites come with kitchenettes or full kitchens, as well as coffeemakers and TVs. Some have pull-out sofas, flat-screens and/or pirate-themed decor.A patio features thatched-roof sitting areas and lagoon views. Other amenities include a private dock, 2 outdoor pools, charcoal BBQ grills and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have refrigerators
  • The rooms have coffee makers and microwaves
  • 3 min walk to Fort Myers Fishing Pier
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests liked “the gift shop”, mentioned 15 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Becky Milicevic

I stayed there last weekend with my best friend We had a girls weekend The shower in our premium room that had two beds did not work

They opened the room downstairs for us to use to shower in They offered for us to move to that room but the problem was it only had one bed not two and the shower was a quarter of the size of the room we were staying in We ended up checking out a day early When I asked for some kind of compensation because they never got our shower working I was told no because they offered us a room that was the same as what we were staying in The room only had one bed! I love my friend and all but we weren’t sharing a bed No one has reached out to me to apologize or anything or offer any kind of compensation Who wants to pay for a “premium” room when they can’t even use their own shower?

Daniel Vernay

I would never recommend this hotel all because I lost my key after hours and the office was closed so I would’ve been sleeping on the beach I popped the screen out and went in the window and they put me on a do not rent list for that nothing was broken no charges were billed but they still put me on a no rent list over losing a key they should have 24 hour office or step into the real world and give them more modern key not the old metal ones The Lani Kai not only has 24 hour office but give you a nicer keys that are on your wrist and waterproof

Rj Petruska

Disgusting rooms, terrible staff, false advertising of a pool The pool has been replaced with a “personal beach” The beach is not connected to any water

So its just a giant sandbox Pictures of a pool are all over the website and google When you book there is a small print on the confirmation email stating “we no longer have a pool”My unit has one window, and minimal water pressure The sink in the kitchenette was backed up when we arrived A guy came to fix it and did nothing and left I reached out to the front desk at 7:30 pm (had to call like 5 times inorder to speak with someone) to ask for towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags They responded by telling me the house keeper is gone for the day so i will have to wait After reminding them that they are a hotel and i paid money to stay here The front desk lady reluctantly told me she would deliver the items shortly Been over an hour

5. Dolphin Key Resort (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 1502 Miramar St, Cape Coral, FL 33904
  • Phone: (239) 945-0060
  • Ratings: 4.1 (862 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Dolphin Key Resort
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Casual rooms at a tropical-style property with breakfast, a heated outdoor pool & a tiki bar.

About this hotel

Located 7.8 miles from Sun Splash Family Waterpark and 8 miles from the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, this relaxed low-rise hotel is 2.4 miles from the beach and tennis courts of the Cape Coral Yacht and Racquet club.The tropically influenced rooms come with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minifridges; some offer pull-out sofas.Continental breakfast is available. A heated outdoor pool is surrounded by lounge chairs and palm trees. Food and cocktails are served at a tiki bar and American restaurant overlooking the pool, which also hosts regular live music on weekends.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 11 min drive to the Alliance for the Arts
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “musical ensembles” 38 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the clean outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


I stayed here for seven days July-August of this year This place is fantastic Comfortable beds, clean rooms, great pool and Tiki bar/restaurant

The staff was fantastic and very accommodating Cold A/C in the roomsThis is not the Ritz-Carlton and they’re not trying to be Nothing fancy but everything you needThe only “con” I have is that they could use some more healthy options at the restaurant!

Haley N

We had a wonderful time at the Tiki Hut Great entertainment and I have to give a shout out to the Bar Boy That kid looks to be loving life and always has a smile on his face

Also, the front desk ladies were very pleasant! The rooms are very simple and that’s just fine with us We only used them to sleep in 😀We will definitely consider this place again when we venture back to Florida

g h

To anyone reading this that is looking for a HOTEL/RESORT, do yourself a favor and AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTSFirst of all, this is NOT a “resort,” this is a motel This is a fact

Go into street view to get a good look at the place from the outside along with the general area it’s in Then Google the definition of “motel”The photos they have on booking sites are all flattering angles of the few redeeming qualities of this place that are not at all worth the stay They knowingly omit and hide all of the unappealing things that greatly outweigh the goodHere’s my story: I booked this place for my mom to enjoy Mother’s day We were both under the impression that this would be a very nice resort to stay at because of the nice pictures they had and the overall star rating of the place We were both looking forward to it When we finally arrived, we almost immediately realized that this place is a motel We decided to still go ahead and check in The room was exactly what you would expect from a motel Low quality beds, a tiny television, a very weak air conditioner, etcWe thought it was a mistake and so we asked for another room, which they granted, and it was the same We paid about $160 for a night a crummy motel fronting as a resort What an absolute jokeLong story short, they denied our request for a refund and we found an actual hotel (Holiday Inn) literally one block from there for cheaper ($140) on a same day notice, providing a much higher quality experience I could see the miserable place from my balcony from how close it wasTrust me Avoid this place and save yourself the money and disappointment I was convinced that this place is a scam the second they refused to give me my money back Although I admittedly should have looked deeper into the place before booking it, a business with real integrity that stands by what it provides would not hesitate to provide a refund for an unsatisfied customer WHO DID NOT EVEN USE THEIR SERVICES There is no ethical justification to that and they simply took advantage of the fact that they are not obligated to provide a refund once the refund period has expiredEDIT in response to the owner’s smug response: The agency I paid through told me that the business must authorize the refund before they can go through with it Therefore your intentionally bad analogy of buying a book from Amazon and asking the author for a refund just reinforces the lack of integrity I initially wrote about Also, the prices I stated in my review were accurate for when we booked it, which was Mother’s DayHow about taking responsibility instead of trying to underhandedly save face while trying to seem like you are being graceful?

6. Casa Playa Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This secluded all-suite resort features a colorful tropical exterior painted by a local artist, and is situated towards the north end of Estero Island, facing the Gulf of Mexico. A trolley stops at the hotel, and it’s less than a 10-minute walk from the restaurants and shops at Fort Myers Beach.Relaxed, individually decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi, cable TV and private screened balconies. Suites overlook the Gulf of Mexico and add full kitchens. Efficiencies provide views of Estero Bay and have kitchenettes.Beach chairs are complimentary. Additional amenities include a heated pool, a picnic area, guest laundry facilities and a BBQ grill.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers and refrigerators
  • Walking distance to Bowditch Point Park and Fort Myers Fishing Pier
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Umbrella” 16 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Rene Zerquera

Arrived late and key and car parking tag were left for us The next morning we went to check in it was quick front desk staff was amazing I’d like to give a special thank you to Sandy for making our staff better than expected

I booked through another site then call the hotel and they upgraded me to a beautiful ocean view suite which was absolutely lovelyThe resort is clean, well taken care of, the unit was very nicely appointed with everything that you need The beach is amazing, lounge chairs, chairs, umbrellas and beach toys for the kids are provided They thought of it allThank you for a wonderful stay and thank you to Sandy for making it happenThis quaint resort is within a 10 minute casual stroll to everything you need in “Time Square” We walked there on the beach and on the sidewalk and it was all just lovely

Jessica McElroy

Last year, we took our young kids on their first trip to the beach We all had such a wonderful time! This is a perfect location on a calm, quiet beach We are going again this year and staying at Casa Playa again

We had some issues finding affordable flights this year and needed to modify our reservation Franchesca and Ed provided excellent customer service over the phone, and made it very easy to adjust our stay so that we could line up more affordable flights We are thankful and really looking forward to our stay!

Kristi Gast

Casa Playa is in a great location Halfway between Bowditch and the pier We stayed in a beachfront studio and it was perfect for the 2 of us

The view from the screened in balcony is wonderful Getting to the beach is an elevator ride and short walk The chairs and umbrellas for guest use are definitely a plus! The pool is great, too!

7. Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Caloosahatchee River, this upscale hotel is 16 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport.Polished rooms provide Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minibars; some add river views. Upgraded rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, living areas and/or sofabeds.A sleek seafood restaurant has a terrace. A top-floor bar, and a casual eatery inspired by classic diners also offer views of the river. There’s a coffee shop and a lobby bar. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool, a sundeck and a gym. Event space includes a ballroom. Parking, valet parking and breakfast are available, as are cookery classes.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have minibars
  • Walking distance to Arts For Act Gallery and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “cocktails” 17 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the river views
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Mary Alice McElheney

As a loyal Marriott traveler for work and personal trips, the Luminary is one of my new favorite hotels The staff were all extremely friendly I was greeted with a tasty welcome cocktail and a gorgeous view

Something to also be really proud of is the delicious food and speedy room service delivery The salmon dish on the room service menu was just fantastic I cannot say enough great things and I will be a repeat visitor to this hotel Stayed for 3 nights and leaving as a very happy customer

Angeli M.

Where to begin?! The hotel is beautiful, modern, and feels new The views from the rooms and rooftop bar are fabulous Walking distance from all things downtown

But what really sets the Luminary apart is the service Everyone is so accommodating, and dedicated to ensuring a fabulous stay Special kudos to the front desk staff Another particular standout was Bobby at the bar, who makes the best drinks and smilingly accommodated my (admittedly high maintenance) request for a special wine glass Not only did he get it, but had another ready for me two days later when I returned Five star service

Lary Patrick

For the price you pay, you’d think they would disclose up front that the roof top bar blast their till 2 am but yet they provide 35 cent ear plugs by your bed Water is nasty, half the staff we experienced for our two night stay were rude or condescending

If you have a guest staying on a pull out couch, better put a blanket over the barn door style door on the bathroom as the gaps in the door allow someone to see in The toilet seat wasn’t even mounted straight and yet this is supposed to be a signature hotel Disappointed beyond belief Positives, the food at the diner was fairly priced and good Rooms are nice Complimentary drink while you wait for check-inMy daughter’s wedding was this particular weekend and she had a room there as well The only reason we stayed at this high price hotel was because it was close to the wedding venue I will never stay at the luminary againPlease don’t bother with your standard, lip service, response to this review It’s not merited

8. Latitude 26 Waterfront Boutique Resort – Fort Myers Beach

About this hotel

Facing a canal, this relaxed hotel is 2 miles from Fort Myers Beach, 9 miles from Highway 41 and 13 miles from Sanibel Lighthouse.The understated rooms provide flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Studios add kitchenettes. The 1- to 2-bedroom suites offer kitchens and separate living rooms. Some add sofabeds, fireplaces and/or water views.There are loaner bikes, kayaks and paddleboards. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, continental breakfast and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators and coffee makers
  • 5 min drive to Fort Myers Fishing Pier
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “paddleboarding” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned “kayaks” 23 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah Chambers

I had an absolutely wonderful time staying here at Latitude 26! I stayed here in October with 2 friends The staff were all very personable, friendly and more than willing to help with any request The amenities were unlike any hotel I had stayed at anywhere else

Gas BBQ grill, gas flat top grill, outdoor gas fire tables just to name a few all of which we used with zero problem! The pool was phenomenal and the view at the back of the property was amazing as well! I HIGHLY recommend staying here if you’re ever visiting Ft Myers! The location is just minutes away from “Times Square” and several entrances to the beach!

Regional Truck

Latitude 26 was an amazing place to stay Honestly, I was so pleased with the cleanliness, The service, the atmosphere, The employees the management Overall made my stay in Florida great

So easy going ! They offer so many FREE things there breakfast, grills , bikes, kayak, paddle boards, beach supplies as needed and more I can keep going Shannon and her team there were great people and work so hard to keep that place looking awesome! The location is vary convenient right down the street from everything you want or need ( like the ocean ) I Can’t wait to go back and stay again!!!!!!!!! Sterling

Jeremy Pohl

Stayed here while visiting the area with family, and we all had a wonderful time at this fantastic resort!! It was one of the highlights of our trip actually The amenities (kayaks, bicycles, fireplaces by waterfront, etc) were very much enjoyed, as well as the beautiful grounds and plants Staff was all super friendly, helpful, accomodating, and prompt

The entire property was clean and well maintained (some more plants were being planted as we were there)VERY relaxing! A much needed get-away Thank you Latitude 26!! Five stars for you all, keep up the good work!

9. The Neptune Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on Fort Myers Beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, this straightforward hotel is less than a mile from the Fort Myers fishing pier, as well as the bars and restaurants on Old San Carlos Boulevard.Casual rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add kitchenettes; some have private balconies with gulf views. There’s also a 3-bedroom suite with a full kitchen, plus a washer/dryer.Amenities include beach access, as well as 2 heated outdoor pools, a fitness center, a convenience store and coin-operated laundry facilities. Parking is included.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean, large rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Matanzas Pass Preserve and Fort Myers Fishing Pier
  • Guests liked the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Barbecue grill” 13 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests liked the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Joseph Rathan

Great resort right on beach with everything you need right on site The room was clean, beds comfy, and plenty of toiletries available Kitchenette allowed us to make breakfast daily in room and small but deep fridge held all our drinks and snacks for room easily

2 pools on site helped the pools not get overcrowded, and resort also provided beach chairs at no charge as well as the 2 chests filled with sand toys was a nice bonus for my little guy They also have BBQ grills on site and many families were taking advantage of them Will definitely be returning!!!

Ashley Papiska

My stay at Neptune was great! It was super nice, clean, and comfortable I booked the room last minute on the fourth, because I had just planned to go to the beach for the day I forget the name of the lady at the front desk working (she had red hair), but she was amazing and so friendly

She did everything she could to accommodate me when I checked in I booked the room last minute and she made sure I got the best room she could give me that was available It’s also in a great location! It’s right on the beach and has a huge beach front It’s a close walk to a bunch of the bars and restaurants I highly recommend staying here!

Janine Hesford

Upgraded us to a better room because there was availability! We didn’t even ask! That’s service ! 2 pools to enjoy as well as the beautiful beach! Complimentary water in lobby along with a little snack section for purchase Close to town and great little food shops and restaurants close too! Amazing views and each room has little efficiency Staff friendly and kind

This was a day of reservation and it surpasses our expectations!

10. Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers Sanibel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern extended-stay hotel is 1.8 miles from the beach and 3 miles from Zoomers Amusement Park.The relaxed studios come with full kitchens, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels, as well as sitting areas with pull-out sofas and desks. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living spaces.There’s free hot breakfast (daily) and an evening social with snacks (3 nights a week), as well as a grocery delivery service and a convenience store. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room, plus laundry facilities and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Bunche Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some thought they were unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “outlet stores” 22 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


Loved the 2 bedroom room, plenty of space, full kitchen, and was quiet We enjoyed breakfast each day and service was friendly No issues with the location either

My only complaint was the ac in the room it never felt cool and the room always felt “damp” like The carpet could definitely be replaced One of the bathrooms water pressure wasn’t the greatest or “hot” which wasn’t a problem for me since I just used the other shower But might be issue for bigger families that stay there I didn’t complain since we were only there couple of days and was doable Overall the stay went well

Joel Webb

Breakfasts are top notchRooms were spacious and modernLobby had small meeting nooks, a large breakfast area, outdoor pool, and a great workout facility

Outside exterior was being painted at the time, but construction wasn’t disturbing to residentsHotel is close to the beachAquarium in the lobby is nice touch alsoDidn’t hear any noise from neighbors or upstairs/downstairsOnly negative issue is we found a live huge cockroach in our unitInternet Speed test came in at 461Mbps

Svenja X

We really loved our room: lots of space, cozy beds, a cute kitchenette with even a dishwasher! The staff also was very friendlyBUT: our toilet absolutely did not work Whenever we used it it got clogged! We went to the reception and maintenance fixed it twice after every time we used it

We then stopped using it because apparently something is wrong with the pipes Having a room with no functioning toilet really isn’t something I was expecting from Marriott!The other problem was the breakfast: very poor choices, usually some things were already gone no matter when you came to eat I would’ve expected more from that as well

11. Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off US-41, this relaxed hotel is 7 miles from JetBlue Park at Fenway South and 11 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport.Offering free Wi-Fi, the warmly decorated rooms also have flat-screen TVs, desks and pull-out sofas, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add microwaves.Parking is complimentary. Amenities include a sports-themed restaurant and bar, as well as a casual bistro, an airport shuttle, a gym and an outdoor pool. There’s also a business center, plus 10 meeting rooms and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • 9 min drive to Lakes Regional Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 16 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica Tschida

We were so pleased with our stay! We went on a family vacation and had no clue what to do and where to stay Our stay was great, clean rooms, friendly staff

they gave us great recommendations for family stuff to do in the area! I thought it was weird the bathroom door didn’t have a lock on it but that’s was minor We would absolutely stay here again!

Pamela F

If you have children & are planning to stay a couple of days, then I’d say you can “tough it out” The pool/sun tanning area in the back courtyard is perfect for kids & adult relaxation (no lifeguard) It’s updated & has lots of “curb appeal’

But if you’re a couple & want a better or upgraded experience, this may not be the hotel for you No central air Their units work, but not at optimal performance The room is musty & damp The rug never seems to be 100% dry I think the filters need to cleaned or replaced Mattress too “sunk-in” Staff friendly Excellent parking (front & rear)


Our morning flight was canceled and we quickly booked a room at the Crowne Plaza Ft Myers at Bell Towers Megan, at the front desk, was extremely helpful and understanding

She held our bags and let us know as soon as our room was ready (way ahead of check in time) Restaurant staff and housekeeping/maintenance staff were also helpful and courteous Nice workout facility and pool This is a great location with plenty of things to do to fill a day of unexpected down time

12. Silver Sands Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the road from the beach, this casual resort is a 4-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Times Square Bazaar.Functional cottage-style rooms come with flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add full kitchens. Most have porches or balconies.Amenities include a business center, a heated outdoor pool, gas barbecues, a picnic area and a library. There’s also beach access, plus boat docks.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 25 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Barbara Harlow

We’ve stayed here several years, but this year was my last, my grandk8ds were in the pool playing Marco Polo, and here comes Andrea yelling no no no you will not play Marco Polo or I will kill you , we all were shocked But my 9 year old grandson was very upsetit took me over a month to write this but hopes this will help how she talks to kids

Hes still upset over this thinking he did something wrong,I’m still in disbelief how she acted

13. Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

An 11-minute walk from the restaurants and shops of the River District, this relaxed hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, and a 14-minute walk from the Murphy-Burroughs House.Straightforward rooms and suites have minifridges, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites offer kitchens and living areas. Some suites have balconies and waterfront views.Continental breakfast is available. Other amenities include a heated swimming pool and a 5,000 sq ft deck with a tiki bar that overlooks the marina. There’s also a fitness room, an on-site massage therapist and coin-op laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to River District and Centennial Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Emily Jones

So so happy with our experience!! Check in was super simple & speedy The room was clean and spacious We checked in for one night, in the middle of the week and because they were slow they upgraded us from a regular room to a waterfront suite, at no extra charge

That was so thoughtful and we really appreciated that gift We spent the entire evening watching a gorgeous sunset from our balcony Thank you for great service and a beautiful room! I just have to share a picture because it was breathtaking No filters needed 🙂

Julia Kelley

Wonderful location The views are beautiful! Quick walk to restaurants and shopping Mr Bob the night security officer was super helpful! Heads up: the tiki bar has not yet reopened :/ The new owner stated they are working hard to complete that project

Nothing fancy about the room but it was fine for what we needed Clean and comfortable!Would definitely stay again!

Cynthia Drake Morrow

You can tell this used to be a nice place but staffing shortages have hit hard They would not clean the room while we were here—not even once—and the pool was dirty The little bar by the pool didn’t open the entire time we were here

There were bugs all around the pool area I can tell the owner is trying, but ultimately, I’m sorry we stayed here

14. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to Tarpont Point Marina, this upscale resort is 9 miles from Sun Splash Family Waterpark.Plush rooms offer flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), plus minibars, desks and rainfall showers. Airy 1- to 3-bedroom suites feature water views, screened balconies, and living areas with kitchens and laundry facilities. Some add whirlpool tubs, wet bars and/or pool tables.Parking is complimentary. There’s a refined restaurant and a casual seafood grill/bar, as well as 3 outdoor pools, a hot tub, a spa and fitness center. Other amenities include activities for kids (surcharge), kayak rentals and tours. Breakfast is offered for an additional cost.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms
  • 20 min drive to the Sun Splash Family Waterpark
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “dolphins” 10 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the water views
  • The fitness center has free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Stacey Kelly

Wonderful experience and clean resort Top notch Breakfast Buffet excellent

Enjoyed Naughty Mermaid, Gather which is near, ice cream shop near, boat ride to Ft Myers Beach, loved the marina, walking in the morning, workout facility Hotel pool booked quick and people left towels out all day even when not there We enjoyed other two pools but it would be nice if this was monitored Check your bill before you leave We had slight discrepancy but they fixed quickly Management was always on top of everything and everyone was very helpful No beach but we drove to some and enjoyed the resort The rooms were spacious, clean, well equipped

Karen Greer

Very nice enclosed free garage Small boardwalk with a few shoppes and 2 seafood restaurants Excellent customer service front desk, restaurants, maintenance, room service

Restaurant staff especially friendly and happy! Restaurant with inside / shaded outside seating, generous portions, limited menu due to off season but able to order Grub hub, etc Although menu said blackened grouper you could also get it fried or grilled Large pool with multiple seats, 4 cabanas, hot tub Beautiful Scenery on marina side Ceiling fan in our room Large shower with excellent pressure and hot water Maintenance changed out our patio fan due to not working, changed out our refrigerator that was frozen All quickly and without complaint Our only issue was the sliding glass doors to our patio were very dirty on the outside, marring our beautiful view My husband easily wiped them down himself though We opted not to have daily housekeeping, instead asking for extra towel sets and trash bags upon arrival It was easy to get anything else we needed from housekeeping as we saw them on our floor We opted to have a microwave at a daily charge of $10 Los of activities near the pool A little off the beaten path Not within walking distance of other restaurants or activities, more secluded Very relaxing Daily boat shuttle to Ft Meyers Plan on definitely returning!

Jonathan Gibson

Oh my goodness, this hotel was amazing Wow, what a place! The marina was very well laid out, the property was beautiful The rooms were spacious and clean, with good amenities

Absolutely loved the layout and design They have a beautiful “boardwalk” along the water with all sorts of shops I will definitely be returning to this location and hopefully for a longer stay Highly recommend Also, the Valet deserves a promotion

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15. Hideaway Waterfront Resort & Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual resort is 7 miles from Sun Splash Family Waterpark, 9 miles from Lakes Regional Park and 4 miles from Tarpon Point Marina.Simple rooms come with cable TVs, free WiFi, kitchenettes and pool views. Suites add full kitchens; some offer waterfront views.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, bocce and fishing, plus a waterfront deck with BBQ grills. A paddleboat, kayaks and bicycles are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 14 min drive to Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked “a deck”, mentioned 14 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 11 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Joy Christensen

The positives are that the staff is friendly and happy to help! The staff truly made my stay enjoyable The prices are affordable and it’s a huge plus that they are dog friendly The canal view is wonderful and a great place to relax and read a book

However, the staff decided to hang a TV on the most beautiful aspect of this resort and it obstructs the view and is a terrible eye sore Bad idea to hang a TV out on the back canal space!! Who is going to watch TV anyway?The rooms are clean! The location is great and super convenient for most places on Cape Coral!If you are a smoker, this is the place for you! I don’t smoke so the constant smoking on the patio was horrible I smelled anything from cigar, cigs and marijuana smoke while I stayed hereDuring my stay, I did hear chain saws for 4 days while they were doing landscape work to palm trees and that was annoyingThe walls are very thin so I heard everything from the next door neighborThe fire alarms are so sensitive that I could not use the toaster in my room My dog was traumatized by the constant fire alarms going off whenever a guest decided to cook anything

wayne sheplak

When we originally checked in we were told room 100 on the second floor the door code would not work on room 100 on the first floor but did work on the one for the second floor Then when we tried to get back into the room and the code wouldn’t work the girl acted like we were trying to break into someone else’s room even though I grabbed my wallet from the room and showed her my ID the same one she had check me in with The air conditioner in the room barely cools the room

The refrigerator was not cold when we checked in because they wire had gotten stuck between the door and the frame of the refrigerator keeping it open Then on Saturday when we were going to go swimming there was a large group of people with coolers and food having a get-together at the pool so we chose to wait a while and give them room once we went down there we got in the pool for all of ten minutes at which point the party left and the associate working came out and informed us that even though it was only 7:30 she was closing the pool because she was leaving Then I saw her get into the vehicle with some of the people that we’re having the party around the pool I understand that we are just guests staying here but the rules should apply to everybody and that would include the pool staying open until dusk to where we can use the amenities that are listed on the website This is not our first time staying here and every other time the visits for wonderful but this time it is a total letdown and certainly not the hotel we grew to love due to what has happened we are no longer going to try to book 8 rooms and bring our family here because on a spur of the moment the amenities that we pay for can be taken away You have my information on file so the owners more than welcome to call me

Lesley leake

I’ll start with the good stuff:The staff is professional, the beds are comfortable, it is dog friendly, it is affordable, and the back deck is pretty and relaxingThe not so good:(Note: I tried to discuss this feedback with the motel via email before leaving a review, but never received a response)Within five minutes of walking in we discovered the coffee table was broken – the top was not attached to the pedestal and it fell off exposing screws and splintered wood We told the staff immediately but it took two days for someone to remove it

Around 7:30 on our second night our smoke detector started chirping There was no staff on site, we called a number posted on the office door and did reach someone, but they couldn’t/wouldn’t do anything so we removed the battery so we could sleep At 4am the second smoke detector started chirping every three minutes We stacked up some furniture to stand on to take it down but the whole experience was miserable I understand smoke detectors can be finicky but I in my experience testing them and changing the batteries regularly can prevent the chirpingOther things that were broken around the room:–The doorknob receiver on the bathroom door wasn’t attached–The hair dryer didn’t work (but someone did replace it while we were there!)–A kitchen light flickered off and on–One window in the bedroom wouldn’t open, but the other one did–The door to the room had a metal strip across the bottom that screeched loudly against the floor every time the door was open

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16. DiamondHead Beach Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This beachfront resort hotel is a 13-minute walk from the Matanzas Pass Preserve and 7 miles from Lovers Key State Park.Traditional rooms and suites with kitchenettes and balconies offer separate living spaces, flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. A resort fee covers in-room Wi-Fi.A resort fee includes gym access, beach towels and parking. There’s a pool, a hot tub and a spa, a beachfront bar and grill, and an upscale restaurant with a lounge and live entertainment. Activities include yoga, volleyball and crab races. Jet skis, sailboats, paddle bikes and beach chairs are available to rent.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and liked the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Fort Myers Fishing Pier and Matanzas Pass Preserve
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Umbrella” 19 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers


Excellent from check in to check out Vicky at guest services was more than accommodating John the bellman was extremely helpful when we extended our stay and changed our room

Nicole from housekeeping made sure our room was clean and had fresh towels Kevin and Randy from the bar made sure we were taken care of while we spent time relaxing down by the pool Updated, clean rooms Beautiful gulf view Easy access to the beach Before we left we made sure to book our next stay! We loved it!

Rebekah Owens

The location is perfect, the views from the room are beautiful Access to the beach is extremely convenient However, our stay this time was a little disappointing

The room was not that clean unfortunately Someone’s hair was all over the pillows in the bedroom Maintenance had to come and fix one of the TVs The toilet constantly ran The tile floors in the room were dirty with some film, so we had to wear socks while in the room The bed was beyond firm, it was hard We asked if maybe there was a pillow top to place on the mattress but they did not have any The front desk was kind enough to offer another comforter instead We were there for two nights and on the second night the inside restaurant was closed which is fine, however the bar and outside restaurant closed at 6pm So pretty much everything in the hotel shut down at 6pm The bar staff were unapologetic Not very convenient when you’re paying the rates they are asking for

Marlys Battema

Everything was great We did not go to the pool but it did not look particularly clean Beach chair and umbrella set up was great

I did not rate service 5 stars because the bar closed at 8 pm which seemed a little early and room service for food was only on certain days Also no cleaning service in the rooms They did have a towel exchange system that worked well If you set the trash out in the hall someone picked it up Maybe they are working around staffing limitations We would come back for another vacation

17. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

On the Gulf of Mexico, this beachfront resort with a marina is a 7-minute walk from Bowditch Point Park and 2 miles from the 60-acre Matanzas Pass Preserve.Airy rooms and bright villas with Gulf views and contemporary decor feature screened-in patios and kitchenettes with granite countertops, plus cable TV and Wi-Fi. Villas add kitchens, washer/dryers and pull-out sofas.In addition to beach access, a marina and water-sports equipment rentals, amenities include a spa and a fitness center. A lagoon-style pool with a waterfall is among the 3 heated pools. There’s a daily breakfast buffet, a kids’ camp and a poolside bar/grill.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to Bowditch Point Park and Lynn Hall Beach Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “kayaks” 59 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the gulf views

Feedback From Real Customers

Alliston Brown

First time staying at this resort and it definitely will not be my last! Every room has a beautiful balcony view of the Gulf of Mexico 🇲🇽 😍, the rooms were spacious! Definitely enough breathing space for a family of four although I was here on a company award trip along with 20+ other co-workers (no kids) and we had a blast!! Great place to vacation for singles, couples and those with kids! Make sure to eat at Bongos which is one of the restaurants on property and have their Grouper sandwich That was my first time having Grouper and it was amazing 😋 You will not be disappointed staying here!

Mary Cris Baralla

Our stay at The Pink Shell Resort was an excellent break from winterOcean front, gorgeous pool areas, beautiful bar and restaurant, excellent service and very well appointed rooms We stayed in Gulf front room on the fourth floor and the views and sound from the beach were splendid! Beyond the relaxing atmosphere of the room, the next best part was the fantastic food and excellent service at the Restaurant

The complimentary breakfast are the best as well The staff was very attentive, professional and friendly Mercy was wonderful and very friendly A very fun vacation for our anniversary

Monica Grater

We loved our stay at the Pink Shell! The resort is kept very clean and everything is super convenient Three beautiful pools and their own private beach provide for endless fun They have their own water sport rental station that provides kayaks, paddle board, jet ski rentals and more

Our room had the most beautiful view and was very clean Breakfast was included and was very good They have a few different places to eat and all were great We also opted for a private dinner on the beach one night and it was one of the highlights of our stay All of the staff members were so kind and happy and made the stay even more enjoyable We highly recommend the Pink Shell and will be back!

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