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“Greeted by smiling, friendly faces; rooms were excellent, clean and perfectly equipped.” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20371 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908   |  
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Louisville KY
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“Greeted by smiling, friendly faces; rooms were excellent, clean and perfectly equipped.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly located for access to Sanibel Island, shopping outlets across the street, or the beach.
Friendly staff will help you find anything you need. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful, good variety.
We had a 2-bedroom suite per adult couple- plenty of privacy, but rom to share as well. Each bedroom had its own bath. Clean and cherful decor.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We arrived in Ft Myers and stayed here one night before traveling to Key West. We left this motel and stayed 2 nights in Key West, then returned here for 4 nights.

This motel is just wonderful. They even lent us a cooler on our first night here and told us we could use it for our trip to Key West & return it when we came back from the Keys. They even had beach chairs, rafts, and various other items that they said we could borrow. How great is that? I'm sure supplies are limited, so if you need any of these items, ask at the front desk when you check in.

We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite. Each bedroom had a king size bed and each room had its own bath. We had a complete full-size kitchen along with a smaller sitting area (living room).
Everything was immaculately clean.

The pool & hot tubs were very nice too. I saw electric grills in the pool area, but we did not use them.

The breakfast was wonderful and changed each day. (sausage, ham, eggs, potatoes, waffles, fresh fruit, along with all the other usual breakfast items) The breakfast eating area was very large.

On our 1st Tuesday evening that we were there, they had hard and soft tacos along with a beverage and dessert. We were tired from our trip, and just had this as our evening meal. Very tasty.

The location is excellent. Very close to Sanibel. On several evenings, we walked to the Tanger Outlets. The Publix grocery store is also very close by.

I must admit, this was one of the best motels I have even stayed. I most certainly will return and will recommend it to any friends that are visiting the area.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This was by far the best deal we got. The rooms are amazing. Really big and very nicely equipped! The staff was really friendly and very polite. The hotel is perfectly located between Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach! They offered complementary sandwiches and hot dogs in the evening and the breakfast was included in the price as well!

  • Stayed September 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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Pam M, General Manager at Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us.

I willl be sure to pass along your posting to our staff, as they truly feel great pride when they know that what we do has been appreciated!

We hope to be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the future.

Yours in hospitality....
Pam Miller
General Manager
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were very pleased with our recent stay at Residence Inn on September 13th. The hotel exceeded our expectation for overall quality, amenities, and service. Very clean and well manicured property, and the breakfast was excellent-easily a 20.00 value for our family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed here for two nights, and were very impressed. I have stayed at quite a few Residence Inns, as they suit us- giving our grown up son ( and us) privacy,whilst still staying as a family unit.

We arrived fairly late, but were immediately impressed by the welcome given, in this modern, clean, new build facility. We had booked a one bed suite, but were given a comp upgrade to a two bed suite on the fifth floor.

The suite was exactly as expected in a Residence Inn - very clean, with comfortable beds and excellent facilities, three flat screen cable TVs. The hotel has a very nice pool, which is unfortunately in shade during the morning.

The breakfast is always a variable factor in my opinion of the hotel - this one was excellent, nice hot food, a good selection of fruit and yoghurts and the staff were very quick to clear away tables and did a great job keeping the buffet re-stocked, even though the area was fairly busy. The one gripe was no sliced bread for toast, but plenty of bagels and muffins.

The hotel is right opposite the Tanger Outlet Mall (though we much preferred the Miramar Mall a few miles away) and is very handy for the lovely Sanibel / Captiva Islands.

All in all, a very nice place I would certainly return and have no hesitation in recommending it. The staff are a definite plus to an already good hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This was a last minute reservation and I am so glad we stayed here. This hotel is less than a mile from the island bridge which is what I wanted. It is located next to a shopping area that has a Publix and liquor store plus a sports bar

We arrived early (around noon) and just went in to see if our room was ready. The front desk clerks were very nice and pleasant, they even upgraded our room to a balcony room (Room 512). The balcony over looks the BBQ pit (did not use) and you can see the bridge and the Sanibel lighthouse!

The feeling I got when I walked into the main lobby was a fresh breath. It is very open and decorated with bright colors. Very inviting and pleasant to stay at

The room was very clean and well put together. The bed were comfortable with lots of pillows (requested) and aery plush comforter.

The suite was two rooms, with two LG flat screen TVs ( great reception) free WIFI (no problem connecting on my tablet) The kitchen was quaint, with a full size microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and garbage disposal. Utensils, ;pots and pans, plates and glassware are provided along with paper towels and dishwasher soap, bar towels. This sitting area was comfortable and the balcony looked out towards the island.


We used the pool area at night and it was pleasant and quiet. I did notice the taped bricks near the hot tub but didn't think anything of them. The pool area was very clean and maintained

We took advantage of the breakfast and it was very pleasant and laid out in a typical fashion of a continental breakfast. Nothing spectacular but it was edible.

Being that we went to the island everyday, sand returned with us and luckily they have an onsite laundry facility ($1.50 for half hr washers and dryers, they have soap at the desk for a charge).

The front desk agents were very nice, offering tips on where to go and tings to do. They even lent us beach chairs, umbrellas and floats for our adventures. That was great!

All in all this was a VERY nice hotel and reasonably priced. As the title says if I can't afford to stay on the island then this is the closest thing to paradise you can stay.

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  • Stayed September 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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Winter Park, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

We decided on an impromptu trip to Sanibel to celebrate my mother's 56th birthday. After looking through a couple of hotel books, saw an ad for this hotel, and thought we'd stop and see. Boy were we surprised! The lobby decorations are bright and cheerful pinks, lime greens, hammered silver, bamboo and creams. Very modern and fun without being over-the-top. The rooms are beautiful as well. Ours was done in rich reds and dark woods - again with a modern flair. New LG HDTV flat screens, granite counter tops in the full kitchenette and bathroom vanity. Full sized dish washer and fridge in the kitchen, however - disappointed that there is only a two-burner flat cooktop. There is also a full sized microwave, two-slice toaster and a small coffee maker. All kitchen essentials are provided as well. The living room is small, but functional. The sofa pulls out into a full size sleeper bed. Our room had a small balcony with the option to leave a screen door open of we wanted. The separate suite bedroom had two queen-size pillow top beds, with really nice quality sheets. Breakfast was complimentary and delicious! Handmade waffles, eggs, sausage, biscuits/gravy, oatmeal, muffins, bagels & toast, yogurt and fruit. Pool is beautiful, but not heated. Very nice whirlpool spa. There's a nice fitness center and a 2 computer "business/Internet" center if you need to use a computer, or print something. Overall - a really nice hotel, and one we will definitely be coming back to!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20371 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Fort Myers
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers
#7 Family Hotel in Fort Myers
#20 Business Hotel in Fort Myers
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel 3*
Number of rooms: 127
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