First of all - I would like to thank BRIAN at the Lovers Key Resort - He is the most incredible, wonderful front desk person, my husband and I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
For our 8th Wedding Anniversary we planned a trip on the motorcycle around the east coast of Florida, down to the Keys and back up the west coast - and after making our way to the lighthouse motel in fort myers, (saw a coupon in a book and headed there) after a thunderstorm on the bike through alligator alley (everglades) on the motorcycle (which was pretty scarey! btw) We arrived at the lighthouse motel in fort myers and were left to feel like joseph and mary! we spoke to the owner's husband, as he told us, and because they only had 3 rooms left and certainly didnt want to give it to us unless we would commit to at least 2 days on a Sunday and Monday, as the owner explained to us his wife would kill him if he rented one to us, instead of waiting for a better deal (kinda sucks when you have travelled from the keys and are so ready to find a room and a thunderstorm is heading our way) - we were kind of stuck - so we headed onwards and were lucky enough to find a restaurant on the ocean - a fabulous restaurant called Doc's on the beach, that we ended up having a couple of sandwiches at and they allowed us to put on the laptop and power up so we could find somewhere else to stay - on trip advisor of course - we saw good reviews for Lovers Keys - and we felt we could make it there - no matter how tired we were - my biggest worry was that perhaps we wouldn't look like the 'right clientel' for this hotel - how wrong i was - BRIAN at the front desk was professional and curteous and treated us as though we just walked into his hotel with tuxedo's on! (we weren't - we were weather worn and tired after being through a rain storm, on a motorcycle - so not looking our best!) - he not only gave us a good rate - he put us up on the 12th floor to enjoy the view of the sunset, one of the best places in the hotel - he took such wonderful care of us! i was able to enjoy the whirlpool bath, see a beautiful sunset, relax on the couch and watch some tv and enjoy a fabulous bed with comfort we had not enjoyed on our trip so far ....for breakfast - we had complementary vouchers at Flippers - the hotel restaurant - so we watched dolphins swimming first thing in the morning before the rest of our trip - it truley was manificent - and made my trip ! We also recieved a lovely thank you letter from the resort for staying with them in my email box the next day - ....thank you to Brian for your abilty, not to judge us by walking in as 'bikers' and turning us away and allowing us the opportunity to experiance a wonderful stay at your hotel - i work at a Ritz Carlton and now - i tell everyone of our guests heading that way to Estero, Fort Myers about YOUR wonderful hotel too! KUDO'S BRIAN! thanks so much! We may even come back ourselves one day! It's that Good!