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“Room for improvement” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Myers- The Forum

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Myers- The Forum
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3427 Forum Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905   |  
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Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Fort Myers
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Annapolis, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Room for improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I have stayed at many Holiday Inn Express Hotels and this is ranks very low on my “like” list. The room was the dirty. There were hairs on the bathroom floor and cookie or cracker crumbs on the room’s carpet. Friendly staff, but they all looked tired and over worked. One of the maids told me she had to clean 27 rooms the previous day, and they were short handed now because 2 of the other maids quit. The front desk seemed equally frazzled. The internet connection repeatedly crashed and I had to call the front desk and they would reset the router. At breakfast there were no bananas (or fruit of any kind for that matter), no yogurt, and the only milk choice was 2%. I asked about the bananas and was told they did not get their shipment. The mattresses were “tired” and need to be replaced. Not a horrible experience, but it did fall short of a good experience. And it was one the most expensive Holiday Express hotels I have stayed in.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HIEgm33905, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Myers- The Forum, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
I apologize for the difficulties you incurred while staying at our location as well as the delay in responding to your experience. The property did have some hiccups in regards to staffing as can happen in any business from time to time. I am by no means justifying or discounting the troubles you had and just wanted to make you aware that I am the new General Manager at this location and would welcome the chance for you to try our location the next time you come to the Fort Myers area. If you contact the property, I will personally ensure that you leave our property with a changed opinion and feeling of confidence about your stay. Our customers are crucial to our success and your input is very important. Thank you for taking the time to respond and hopefully you will try us again.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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 February 9, 2012

We gathered together for a wedding and we enjoyed every moment at this hotel. It was clean and comfortable. Everyone smiled especially in the morning. Breakfast was just the thing to get us going and Gloria (breakfast staff) made getting up much easier. The big tv in the louge kept the men busy and the close by shopping was great for the ladies. We will return. By the way the price was affordable.

Room Tip: Suites were great for families and again affordable
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  • Stayed February 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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012 via mobile

I would stay here again, but the rooms are getting a little TIRED.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The hotel is clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly. Typical HIE breakfast was nice but I do wish they offered more fruit options. I had the basic 2 queen room which also had a desk and fridge which was nice. The hotel isn't near anything touristy so it's really just a nice stop on your way to where you might be going. There are plenty of restaurants nearby - fast food and sit down. Shopping right across the street including a Target, Petco, Ross, Home Depot and there's a Starbucks within walking distance that opens at 5:30am during the week. The hotel also has a nice fitness room with treadmill, bike, elliptical and a weight machine.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Darien, Illinois
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33 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This is among the best Holiday Inn Express we have stayed. Fresh, clean rooms, abundant hot breakfast and friendly staff.

The hotel is near the Colonial Bivd and I-75 interchange, but sufficiently far away that you do not hear the road noice. Shopping center with several restaurants is just across the street.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Wichita, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

We like to stay at Holiday Inn Express for short stays because the service and quality is consistent from city to city. My wife has health issues and Holiday Inn Express does everything they can to make our stay comfortable, even though it is always for a short period of time. The staff at the Forum in FT. Myers went the extra mile. They are exceptionally courteous and professional, and they facility is very clean. They met/exceeded all of our needs and expectations. We will continue to stay at The Forum H.I.E., in FT. Myers and would recommend it to everyone.

Room Tip: This is a great location for anyone needing to access I 75, and/or the airport.
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  • Stayed January 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Last December my basketball team stayed in the hotel for a basketball tournament" Queen of the Palms". Lucie took our reservation with great thoughtfulness and consideration, which made me feel very comfortable about our stay before we arrived there. The location was also very easy to access from I-75. On our arrival the staff was there to greet us with COURTESY and PROFESSIONALISM. The hotel staff was very helpful with directions to places in Ft. Myers. The breakfast was just what my team needed in the morning to get our day off to a GREAT start. The rooms very clean and the beds were very comfortable. My team and parents enjoyed their stay very much.
Our stay was outstanding and we will HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel to many of the teams here in Palm Beach County.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Myers- The Forum

Address: 3427 Forum Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Fort Myers
#2 Green Hotel in Fort Myers
#4 Family Hotel in Fort Myers
#12 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Myers- The Forum 2.5*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites-The Forum is the premier lodging choice in the Ft Myers area! Conveniently located off Interstate 75/Colonial Blvd. and just 7 miles north of the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ft Myers-The Forum is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. Property is just minutes from Ft Myers business district, Lee Civic Center, Harborside Event Center, Florida Gulf Coast University and Germain Arena. For those moments to relax, pristine beaches, golfing and kayaking are minutes away! Be sure to visit some of Ft Myers many attractions, including Spring Training for the Red Sox and Twins, Manatee Park, and the historic Edison/Ford Estates. Enjoy live theater at the Barbara B. Mann Hall or the Broadway Palm Theater. Shoppers will enjoy the brand new Mall at The Forum, Miromar Outlet Mall and Bass Pro Outdoor World. Spend time by the water at nearby Ft Myers Beach or Sunsplash Family Water Park. Just a short drive away is access to Sanibel/Captiva Islands, providing breathtaking views and endless dining options. Whether business or pleasure, Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ft Myers-The Forum where you ll find comfortable accommodations with just the right mix of services and amenities to satisfy all your travel needs. ... more   less 
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