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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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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A very nice surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were delighted with this property for several reasons. The one bedroom suite was just perfect for my husband and myself. It was great to find that it was just across the causeway to Sanibel where we went to the beach to relax. The staff was most willing to help to make the guests comfortable of possible. There is an excellent buffet style breakfast each morning that is better than most hotels. Although the hotel was completely full, it was still generally quiet and not crowded feeling. The staff at the front desk is very willing to make suggestions for restaurants(which were all good). They even offered us the use of beach chairs and shelling equipment. That made our outings special and we so appreciated all of the efforts from the staff to make every thing as we would like. Great place to spend some time! The presence of a very professional manager seems to be a very good influence on the overall smoothe functioning of the hotel. We hope to return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Made a last minute reservation when we realized we would not be able to get to a friend's home in Naples FL before too late. We were warmly greeted by the front desk personnel (two lovely ladies) with warm chocolate chip cookies and immediately given our room keys and very good as ice on dinner. The room was very quiet, well appointed and comfortable. The dinner recommendation was also very good and within walking distance. Definitely will stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed March 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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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We spent 2 nights at the Sanibel Residence Inn. The first was the evening before our early morning departure on the Key West Express and the second was upon our late-evening return 2 days later. Where do I start? We were soooo impressed! The location was great. Right on the entry to Sanibel Island, across the street from an outlet mall, next to a Publix Grocery store and a casual restaurant. Our suite was beautiful - large living room/kitchen and 1 bedroom with 2 queen beds with a balcony overlooking the pool/hot tub/basketball court. We had our bicycles and asked if we could leave them stored while we were in Key West. Of course! We noticed there was a bike path that went right by the hotel. When we asked about eating dinner, the desk made reservations for us at the Lighthouse Restaurant right down the street. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. The free breakfast buffet was amazing. Lots of tables in a large, sunlit, attractive area. Eggs, potato and sausage mix, waffles, fresh cut fruit, and other things you would normally have, but with extras such as French Vanilla cream for coffee as well as 2 other choices, nuts for waffles, hot chocolate, choice of 2 different syrups, several muffin choices that were not pre-packaged, etc. Several times, someone came to our table to take dirty plates and ask if we wanted more coffee! We noticed dinner was also offered a couple nights each week in the breakfast area. Check-out time was not until 12:00 noon, so we spent a delightful morning lounging by the pool before we left. I can't say enough good things about our stay!

Room Tip: We stayed in a room with a balcony overlooking the pool - loved it.
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  • Stayed March 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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chcago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is our fourth stay at this hotel - we couldn't be happier.
Since we need a handicapped room, everything was perfect, especially the walk- in shower.

The front desk staff were very pleasant, especially Cheryl and Tim??
I mustn't forget the breakfast staff, especially Shannon and Rita.
Shannon always greeted guests with a smile and a "good morning":
Overall, we had a very pleasant stay every winter, and look forward to future stays.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Utica, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was our second visit to the Residence Inn at Ft. Myers-Sanibel but it will not be our last. We stayed for three weeks and loved it. The accommodations are very comfortable, the amenities are excellent, and the staff is just terrific, friendly, pleasant, proactive, and responsive. The value is excellent. It's the staff that brings it all together. The best example is a woman who works the breakfast area. Her name is Shannon and she was welcoming, solicitous, helpful, very hard working, and seemed to genuinely enjoy her job and her guests. The Fitness Room is excellent, as are the pool and whirlpool. The only real complaint we had, and it is more of an annoyance than anything else, was the selection of television channels. It was limited and did not include PBS or MSNBC and the only movie channel was HBO. But that was minor. This is a great hotel for families, people traveling with pets as we were, and couples. It's also located within easy access to Sanibel-Captiva Islands and Ft. Myers Beach. If you get a chance, stay there!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Framingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Very nice accommodation. Rooms were fairly roomy. All appliances were relatively new and working well. Lots of well lighted parking and within a 150 yards of a small mall containing a Publix food store. The Inn has a full breakfast each morning with plenty of choice lots of seating for parties of two up to twelve. Old Town Ft. Myers is about a half hour ride. Sanibel and Captiva are only a few minutes.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Dublin, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is my second stay at this hotel. I arrived on a Wednesday night with my husband and had reserved a one-bedroom with with two queen beds and a balcony overlooking the pool. Check-in was quick and efficient and I received the room I had booked. The staff seemed to be pleasant, so no problem there. I must say that the hotel was fully booked and it was not as clean and maintained as my last visit. The computers in the lobby were filthy with spill marks all over the screens. The floors were sticky and so were the tables in the dining room. My room was also not so clean. The glass sliding doors to the closet had all kinds of splash marks and who knows what on them. The stainless steel appliances in the kitchen were filthy on the outside. I advised the front desk that this room needs a "really" good cleaning, so maybe they will do that. The fitness room also was dirty. I wanted to go to the pool, but it was packed. There are only eight chaise lounges and all were taken at 10:00 a.m. The "chicken barbecue" on Wednesday night was disgusting. They served a frozen chicken patty along with some barbecue sauce. I have stayed at the Residence Inn in Port St. Lucie for barbecue night, and they served real chicken barbecued and it was delicious. Also, beer and wine were NOT served as most Residence Inn's do on Monday-Thursday.

Again, in all fairness to this hotel, February is prime season in this area and it is a very busy time. I suspect this might be the reason the hotel was not up to par. Everyone wants to check-in and get settled and no one wants to wait to have their room ready. But, no one wants a dirty hotel either.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel Hotel Fort Myers
Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel Hotel
Address: 20371 Summerlin Road, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Family Hotel in Fort Myers
#14 Business Hotel in Fort Myers
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Fort Myers Sanibel 3*
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