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“Not a Holiday Inn, but a good motel” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Fort Myers Downtown Historic
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2431 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901   |  
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Ranked #27 of 60 hotels in Fort Myers
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Not a Holiday Inn, but a good motel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Staff was very friendly and helpful. If you are a frequent traveller, you know the difference between a full hotel with services and a Holiday Inn Express. The latter is great for a one night stopover. This is located on a huge boulevard with nothing around it but a Dunkin Donuts next door. Don't be fooled by the "downtown historic Ft. Myers" description. Yes , the physical distance to downtown is technically correct and close by car, but it's not like the downtown hotels where you can walk near the river at night or walk to a number of restaurants. As a woman, traveling alone, safety and full amenities are essential. The elevators and long hallways do not offer a secure feeling. This is a several story motel. And, while the food was good...chef's ahi tuna was spectacular and breakfast options terrific. the room and bar for eating is like a school cafeteria. OVerall, very clean and nice motel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Downtown Historic, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear SusanjaneS,

Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. I am pleased to know you enjoyed your overall stay with us.
I have taken note and wish to thank you for your feedback. This enables us to further improve the quality and services we offer and to surpass the very high standards our guests expect.

Once again, thank you for your candid feedback. We look forward to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Joel B
Case Manager
IHGCare
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This hotel was recently re-modeled. Very clean, almost sterile look. Not a lot of ambience. But, it is very clean and the beds are comfortable. It's downtown, near Lee memorial hospital and about 4 blocks off the river. Free sit-down breakfast was very good. All of the employees were very helpful. Dunkin Donuts in the front parking lot. Price was very reasonable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This property was reserved for us by another travel companion. We were able to get a restful night's sleep once we got a room that was suitable. The first room we were given had not been completely cleaned by the housekeeping staff. I think it was a simple tagging mistake, but it did take us a little extra effort to get into our room. The front desk staff was very apologetic, and was very quick in getting the issue resolved.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Renovation of the fourth and the third floors are complete and nicely done. The room was nicely appointed. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Would recommend this motel for those who want to visit the Edison & Ford estate. Breakfast was delicious, and Ally the waitress was friendly and helpful.

The coupon for the menu order breakfast went a long with the price. Don't forget to ask for the $20 coupon.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

What a totally unexpected find. Excellent service. Clean updated rooms. Efficient room service with delicious food. This is a throw back to the way Holiday Inns were run when I was a kid in the sixties. HIGHLY recommend this property.

  • Stayed May 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Downtown Historic on a trip through Florida. It was not what I would consider Historic Downtown. The location was not that great. They are currently under renovations so I am sure they will be updating things. The room was a good size. The shower had a nice big shelf for our shampoo, conditioner, etc. The bad part about the shower was that it had a partial glass shower door & a shower curtain for the back part. The water just poured out onto the floor. We had to use all of our towels to soak it up. The HVAC unit was extremely loud & woke us up throughout the night. It would not keep the room at a constant temperature. We traveled with our 2 Yorkies. They are pet friendly however there were not any marked areas to walk your pet & no pet clean-up station so you can imagine the rest! I did like that the room we were in was tiled. That is much cleaner than carpet when staying in pet rooms. Overall the hotel was average. We did not deal with the hotel staff other than at check-in & they were fairly friendly. We would probably chose a better location next time we are in Fort Myers.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Downtown Historic, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Dear CrystalCamacho,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We're sorry you were not fully satisfied with the location of our hotel. We hope that you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask the Manager on Duty.


Sincerely,
Jaime W
Case Manager
IHGCare
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

I stayed in this hotel after a family get-together in Sanibel. Worried having read other reviews, I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff were all extremely pleasant, especially Jen at the front desk and the waitress in the Grille. All went out of their way to make our stay special and we felt very welcome. It is on the main road, which is unattractive, however we got the free shuttle to the "historic" part of town - a five minute drive at most - downtown is full of eclectic stores and outdoor cafes (again with super pleasant staff). There is also the waterfront with a small marina. The hotel room was clean, beds comfortable and the pool area lovely. Thanks Holiday Inn staff:)

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Fort Myers Downtown Historic

Address: 2431 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Fort Myers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Fort Myers Downtown Historic 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District Fort Myers hotel. You will know we are a step above the rest as soon as you walk into our large, recently renovated, contemporary style lobby. Soon you will be greeted by an outstanding front desk agent solely concerned with your satisfaction. After checking in, enjoy the Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District s fully renovated rooms, business center, and restaurant, Cafe 2431. With high-speed wireless Internet access in public areas, meeting space, and guest rooms, you can catch up on work any where you would like even while relaxing by our tropical pool. The Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District is located in Historic Fort Myers near the River District and is within walking distance of the Boston Red Sox Training Stadium, local businesses, dining, shopping, and entertainment. The Holiday Inn Downtown Historic District Fort Myers Hotel is just minutes from I-75 and approximately 20 minutes from the Southwest International Airport (RSW) so you can be to your home away from home in no time! ... more   less 
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