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“Great Stay for Super Low Price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway

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Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9740 Commerce Center Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33908   |  
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Ranked #22 of 61 Hotels in Fort Myers
Pompano Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Stay for Super Low Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were very weary of the low price and were afraid this might have been a bad choice. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. This is a newer hotel and it felt and looked like it. The staff we very nice and welcoming. The rooms were very clean and updated. We loved the full size fridge and built-in ice maker. We really wanted to stay on Fort Myers Beach but couldn't afford the holiday prices. This is the perfect distance away from beach. It was a 4-5 minute drive away from the bridge, very close to Publix grocery store, and some fast food restaurants. Do remember that this is a extended stay hotel, which means you only get house keeping every 7 days (don't freak out). They do have free laundry and the staff is always willing to give you fresh towels and toiletries. This was a pleasant stay and I would definitely recommend it if you plan on visiting Fort Myers Beach. Sanibel, and Captiva.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TeamCandlewood, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
You came at the right time of the year! The rates during that time are the lowest we have through the year. It is definitely a great value. We are located just minutes from the Beaches, Downtown, Restaurants and Shopping.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Love love Candlewood. The hotel was awesome. Free laundry nice rooms. They have a very nice pool with a grill to the side and nice outside eating area. I would stay here over and over again. We always stay at Candlewood if its in the area we're at. If you have a family and you like to save money on vacation you have a fridge and a stove and you can cook in your room to save money to do more things with your family. My husband works on the road so we stay in many hotels this is by far the best hotel we have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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TeamCandlewood, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review! We always want to make your stay great. All of our Suites feature full kitchens and full size appliances, even a dishwasher! We are perfect for that long weekend or long term rental.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I was very disappointed in this hotel. We stay in IHG hotels all over the country. This hotel was half full and they gave us a room next to the elevator. The ice maker was not turned on in the refrigerator yet the hotel did not have a central ice maker for our use. When asked where the ice maker was, we were told to turn it on in our refrigerator but it might take awhile to get any ice. Te room was small and the bedding was just ok. I would not stay at this hotel if I am back in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TeamCandlewood, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
I am sorry you were disappointed in our choice of room for you. If you had any issues, we would have been happy to change rooms for you. We are getting the new Comforts of Home Bedding and Bath package in our hotel, fresh white linens and super-fluffy towels! There is an ice-maker in every room in the freezer and it takes about an hour to start to fill the ice-bin. We have studio suites with a queen bed or 2 full size beds and larger 1 bedroom queen suites with a full size sofa bed in the living room. Free parking, free wi-fi, free laundry, a Candlewood exclusive, free fitness center with a universal, an outdoor pool with 2 free grills, free local calls.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We stayed here for 10 days the last of December 2012. We booked this hotel as it was close enough to Sanibel Island / Captiva Island. The staff were very helpful, I believe Charlie was his name and he was extremely accommodating. We travelled with 2 smalls kids aged 6 & 3 and we found that this hotel suits our family just fine. Rooms have dvd player, so if you're travelling with small kids, make sure you take advantage of the free movies as soon as you check in. Supermarket was just 5 minjutes away and the outlet mall about 15 minutes away, 20 minutes to Fort Myers Beach/Time Square. We also took a short cruise and drove to Miami Port and it took us approximately 2.15 hours and the drive was easy and quite relaxing until we hit Fort Lauderdale/Miami then the heavy traffic.

Anyways, we had a fabulous time in Fort Myers and we would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Corner rooms were quieter. They have DVD player - so get your movies once you check-in. Free Laund...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TeamCandlewood, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
We are Family Friendly! With an outdoor pool and the beaches just minutes away, I am glad your family had a great time. Our staff treats you like you are staying in our home. Just a short drive to almost anywhere in Fort Myers, we have a great, quiet location suitable for families or local business people.
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55 hotel reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Got a great rate here and stayed just 1night although would have been happy to stay longer. Not a wonderful location but fine if you have a car. The suites have a kitchen, sitting area as well as a bedroom and bath.

Would have no hesitation in staying again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TeamCandlewood, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thanks for the review! We always look forward to our return guests. We are 4 miles from Fort Myers Beach, 10 from Sanibel Beach, and minutes away from Downtown shopping and restaurants. All our rooms feature full kitchens; microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, full size fridges, cookware, dishes and silverware.
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We were moving to Florida and needed a place to stay upon arrival. The queen suite was great. The bed is in a separate room. The living area includes a fully-equiped kitchen and a large living area. The FREE laundry faiities were wonderful. They have a nice pet area with clean-up bags provided. The staff was great. They faxed documents for us. The pool area also had two nice grills for cooking out. Wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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TeamCandlewood, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
We are pet friendly with a large area for your pets. Our outdoor pool area features 2 grills. The guests love the FREE washers and dryers, perfect after a day at the beach!
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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My girlfriend & I stayed @ this property for 4 nights during spring break & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Our queen studio suite was very nice & clean, we had a great view of the pond & the alligator, and I can't say enough about the two ladies who worked the front desk -- Linda & Carol.
They were very friendly and very helpful during our stay. They answered all my questions & gave me some great local information & directions. Any hotel would be so lucky to have these two ladies working for them!!! I would highly reccommend this property to my family & friends & I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for the 4th Floor on the back of the hotel facing the pond.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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TeamCandlewood, General Manager at Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thanks for the great review. All our staff takes pride in making sure your stay is pleasant. We are an extremely quiet hotel, in a cul-de-sac, away from the main road going to the beaches adjacent to the large pond.
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Address: 9740 Commerce Center Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Fort Myers
#16 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway hotel conveniently located at Summerlin and Bass Roads, near Lee Memorial HealthPark and Lexington Country Club. This extended stay, all suite property is located near Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel-Captiva Island and is minutes from Everglades National Park, Manatee State Park, Tarpon Tournaments and just a short drive to Naples and Marco Island. At Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway, we put the amenities where they really count in your room. Our guests can cook meals in their fully equipped kitchen, relax in the overstuffed recliner while watching movies from our free movie library. Business travelers will work more efficiently utilizing the executive desk with 2 separate phone lines and free high-speed and wireless Internet. Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway provides our guests a free fitness center and a comfortable place to do laundry in our free guest laundry room. Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway is located nearby to many local favorite restaurants. For those guests that prefer to dine in , a fully stocked Candlewood Cupboard provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as sodas, snacks, and ice cream.Earn more with each night's stay! Priority Club Members earn points and rewards every day at the Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel! ... more   less 
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