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Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1538 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33904   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Cape Coral
Ohio
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great place to stay! Would definitely return!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The staff at this hotel is wonderful, especially Shirl who works in the morning. Breakfast is very good, changes daily we had omlets, biscuits & gravy, eggs, sausage, etc. and the pancake maker is wonderful. The pool is very nice. We were in town for a wedding and everyone loved this place. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were good size. Good location to Ft myers, Sanibel, and Pine Island. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexcapecoral, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us for the wedding! It truly is extremely flattering to hear such great things about our hotel from guests like you. We can't wait to see you again!
Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This hotel was just what we wanted as first-time tourists to this area! From our clean, fluffy beds to the blue, sparkly pool....everything was very enjoyable. We enjoyed the coffee and breakfast ready downstairs so very early in the morning. Exactly 7 mi. down the road is Sanibel and the beaches. Thank you, Holiday Inn...this one's a winner!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexcapecoral, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. And as always, we thank YOU, the guest, for choosing the Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral! We strive to make each and every guest's stay comfortable. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.
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Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My family loves Holiday Inn and HI Express hotels as they offer value and service together. I'll start off with the positive for this particular hotel. The staff was very friendly and responsive to our needs. They went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The location was good as well--centrally located but still out of the way enough. One note: there is a toll bridge to get to Cape Coral so everytime you leave the island, you have to pay $2 to get back on.

Now for the bad. This hotel is aging and is in need of renovation. I'll list some of the issues--it's up to you to determine if they are trivial or not. Firstly, the air conditioner in the room had the "constant fan on" feature disabled to save on energy costs. The net result of this was that I was awoken every single time the air condition came on and again every single time it cycled off. Not the best night's sleep. Secondly, the toilet did not flush correctly. A water-savings device was installed in the toilet but was not adjusted correctly. After flushing the toilet, it would take ten minutes to refill and able to be flushed again. Thirdly, the shower head was an extremely low-flow shower head and was dismally poor. Add to that the fact that, even with so little water flow, the shower/tub did not drain properly, and the bathing experience was less than ideal. A short shower still left 1-2" of standing water in the tub. I certainly undertand the need for cost-cutting measures as a way of maximizing profit, and I wholeheartedly support ecologically conscious measures to reduce water and power usage, but there are definitely existing technologies that reduce waste but still offer good performance.

Due to the problems with the room, we asked for another room. The hotel staff was extremely helpful and quickly found a room in which the air conditioner did not have the "constant-on" feature disabled. The problem was that when we went to the other room, it was instantly obvious that someone's cat had urinated in the room. The smell was overpowering. Back to the front desk and yet another room was found.

Our third room was much better, but the shower still drained slowly and the shower head barely got you wet. In all three rooms we saw, as well as in the hallways, the carpets were stained, the decor was outdated and tired, and the hotel was long overdue for a makeover. The pool was large and the water was clean, but the pool itself was in need of resurfacing. As with the rest of the hotel, it was old and tired.

Overall, the hotel offers a place to spend the night but fails to rise to any level above that.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your most recent stay. We apologize for any inconveniences you may have had. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accomodations. The feedback we receive from our valued guest, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necesssary actions to ensure similiar situations can be avoided in the future. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate departments, as we welcome any opportunity to improve.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Upon travels with our cat, we have been in many pet rooms. There are many that are not nice but this one was great and it was an "enclosed" hotel. Just entering the lobby itself, I knew we had found a great place and close to where my best friend lives. We will stay there each summer - without a doubt.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Thank you very much for your review! We go to great length to make each and every guest comfortable, even those with furry little friends. We can't wait to see you again soon!
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Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The good -
- Friendly staff
- Comfortable beds
- Quiet
- Balcony

the not so hot -
- The breakfast had a decent variety, but the quality of the hot food was VERY poor. Stick with the bagels.
- Pillows - Bed was comfortable. Pillow's were soft and lumpy if that makes sense.
- TV - We didn't watch much TV. When we did the picture was grainy. Nice to see flat screen's, though.

We didn't use the pool but it did look like it was good size.

Everything is very clean.

As other reviewers point out the AC is noisy but that didn't bother us.

Room Tip: 5th floor, even numbered rooms (south side of building) provides a quiet night.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexcapecoral, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel from your recent stay. It is our goal to provide superior service and we apologize for any problems you may have experienced. Your feedback is very important to us, and we use it to avoid these issues in the future. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again soon!
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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I was in the bridal party for a wedding and we all got ready in the room of this hotel. It was very clean and the staff was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place to any family or friends who would be in town.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexcapecoral, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind words! We strive to make every guest happy and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.
Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in April 2012. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms have a balcony which was wonderful to sit out at night. Everything was very clean. The breakfast was GREAT! Had bisquits and gravy one day, was disappointed that they didn't have it the next though. Even if you go for one day, you Have to go to the pool. The deep end is 6 foot 6 inches deep. It is not only Huge, there are plenty of lounge chairs for sunning and the decor made me feel like I was on an island somewhere. It is on a busy street, so you do hear the traffic but it honestly didn't matter because the pool is So Nice! I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexcapecoral, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you so much! We love to hear when a guest loved their stay. I posted your comments for all our employees to see. We hope to see you again soon!
Sincerely,
Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral
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Address: 1538 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33904
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Cape Coral
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 hotels in Cape Coral
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral/Fort Myers Area 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral - Fort Myers Area is located in the center of downtown Cape Coral, FL allowing convenient access to many attractions... Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island & Captiva Island The University of South Florida The Edison State College The Florida Gulf Coast University The JN 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's winter homes, botanical gardens and laboratory Sun Splash Family Waterpark The Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island Sound are world-class fishing areas for Tarpon, Snook, Trout and Redfish. The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox have Spring Training facilities nearby. Lee County has become a sports mecca for golf, tennis and water sports. In addition to the convenience of local attractions, the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is only 15 miles from the hotel. Don't miss our famous Express Start hot breakfast served from 6AM to 10AM, 7 days a week. If you're in the area for business or pleasure, be sure to Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Cape Coral Fort Myers Area ... more   less 
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