My husband and I selected Lovers Key based on location. We wanted to be in Fort Myers beach area without being right off of Bonita Beach Rd, where there is a lot of traffic & congestion and were not looking for the typical hotel amenities for this trip.
The upside was that the area is secluded, quiet, in walking distance to a private beach, access to pool & marina and great for relaxation. The downside is that it is not near any other restaurants excpet for Flippers Restaurant located on hotel & condo property, no shopping or stores at or near the hotel and you need to drive thru Fort Myers beach to get to your destination. The drive itself is very nice and scenic, but not convenient if you want to be near your hotel.
The hotel room was a very cozy, spacious 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen, jacuzzi tub and balcony. We booked floors 9-12 which are more expensive but have beautiful views of dolphins swimming and Estrero Bay. I don't get the reviews about the hotel room being out of date, it is not a full service hotel such as the Hilton or Westin. It has a nice laid back waterfront condo feel to it. If you are looking for a fancy room, or a hotel with entertainment, activites, room service, concierge & spa services, etc. this is not the hotel for you, but is great if you are with adults and are looking for rest & relaxation.