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“Clean, friendly, and on the beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Edison Beach House

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Edison Beach House
830 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931   |  
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Ranked #3 of 46 hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Clean, friendly, and on the beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

It may not be the Ritz, but it was unsurpassed for friendly service. In particular, the lovely lady at the reception desk.
We arrived hours before the 3pm check-in time, but couldn't wait because we had 1pm tickets to a Spring Training game. I had no problem leaving suitcases in the trunk of our rental car, but did not want to leave electronics and other valuables, including fresh flowers, in a very hot car. Instead, we left them with the front desk, stored safely in their closet. It was a very nice gesture which was greatly appreciated.
The room was a fully equipped studio with extra pots, pans, glasses, dishes ... more thoroughly equipped than any VRBO we have ever stayed in. No complaints there.
There was a flat screen tv in the room, with a couple of tilting lounge chairs. Actually, the chairs, while very comfortable, were a bit too large for the room and took up valuable floor space.
The room had been meticulously cleaned, and a slight stuffy smell was eliminated within minutes from the breeze that wafted in from the balcony.
We did find it curious that while they stress it is a non-smoking hotel (Thank You For That!), they do allow smoking on the balconies, just one step outside the room. We did smell the smoke of another guest on an adjacent balcony while we were out there enjoying the view.
There were two queen beds, and a decent bathroom, though the exhaust fan was a trifle loud. We did not use the washer/dryer, but they would have been handy had we stayed more than one night.
The elevator is painfully slow, but we were usually the only ones using it. No problems getting luggage in and out.
Location is perfect for Ft. Myers Beach, as you can walk a short block to the "entertainment district", where there are a number of bars and restaurants, and more than a few t-shirt and souvenir shops. (We did NOT eat there. Please see a separate review for Fresh Catch Bistro, a short drive away.)
There is also a 7-11 store directly across the street, convenient, but costly, for last minute items like fruit, yogurt, etc.
They manicure the beach every morning, and there is a small pool, with lounge chairs, all private and separated from the sand.
One word of advice.. if you approach along Estero Blvd from the south, as we did, prepare to join a conga line. The traffic in season is pretty heavy on the 2-lane road.
Altogether, it's a good value, well located, and friendly little hotel. There are others further down the beach, but this is the closest to town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I, our two teenage daughters and two of their friends stayed at the Edison Beach Hotel in February 2013. I cannot say how perfect this accommodation was for our group. For starters, the hotel is in the perfect location: just north of Times Square, away from the hustle-bustle but close enough to walk to everything. Second, our 2-bedroom suite was IMMACULATE! No scuffs on the walls, stains on the carpet or anything that could be viewed as dated. The kitchen had everything you could need in order to cook, and the desk drawer even had a ruler, scissors, paper clips and Post-It notes! The pool, which is on the smallish side, overlooked the beautiful white-sand beach. I really could not recommend this hotel more highly for a family vacation!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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 February 16, 2013 via mobile

Love this place - first time to ft myers beach- picked edison beach house based on reviews - the rooms have full kitchens, the rooms each have a stackable washer/dryer, the views of the gulf are great, there is a convenience store across the road, the trolley (3 day pass for $3) stops out front of Lynn Hall park located next door, Times Square shops are 2 blocks away as are many restaurants - there is live entertainment in many many spots and of course the beach is absolutely gorgeous! Very nice place to stay and so many things to do we are glad we didn't rent a car (although if you do there is parking on site)

  • Stayed February 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We have stayed at The Edison 5 times over the last few years. We always choose it for its great location and cleanliness of the rooms. While this is an older property and some rooms are showing it, it's always been very clean, but that was not the case this last stay. The housekeeping staff needs to be spot checked. Our bathroom was not cleaned (hair in shower, soap scum). I will say that the towels and bed linens had their usual clean smell and look and it is very nice that all bedding is washed for each new guest, including bedspreads. They have installed new auto shut off lights in the bathroom, and while I am all for saving energy, it is very inconvenient to have the lights continually shut off while you are in the shower. You must open the shower door and wave your arm to get the lights back on! An inconvenience. On a final note, we noticed a very loud noise coming from underneath our unit during the night that happened ever 45 minutes or so and lasted 30 seconds. I sleep with ear plugs and this noise was so loud that it woke me up. When I inquired the next morning about the noise I was rather abruptly cut off and told that, yes, it was a compressor and they would tell the maintenance staff to turn it off tonight. Obviously I was not the first to complain about this noise because she immediately knew what I was referring to, so why not shut it off EVERY night and allow your guests a peaceful nights sleep? Really not a good way to treat customers. I had planned to book for April while I was there, but will now, after 5 years, find another place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

On the beach, good views, excellent service, clean rooms, up to date, good beds, pillows. Big screen tv's in bedroom and living area. Nice heated pool. 100 yards from the water. Helpful staff, good toilitries, nice kitchen, daily local and US A today papers, across the street from a 7Eleven store. Easy walking to shops, stores, entertainment, and restaurants. Great week at the beach!!

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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton, Iowa
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19 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We have traveled almost all of Floridas gulf side and this is by far the best place we have stayed. Always exceptionally clean, quiet and a staff that delivers first class customer service. Still amazed to see them rake and clean the beach over the entire area in front of the hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Booked this hotel for a long weekend with my girlfriends. When we booked it, the room we wanted wasn't available for our entire stay so we had to switch rooms while we were there. They made it very easy for us to do this and allowed us to stay in our first room as long as we needed to so we could make the most of our beach/pool time. Our first room was one of the larger 2 bedroom suites facing the pier and then we moved to a 2 bedroom suite facing the opposite side (pool view). The first room was larger but the second had a larger balcony and better view so if we went back, we would have to decide on which we would rather have. The hotel is quiet and although it is close to everything, it is very low key. No bar or restaurant on site but with the full kitchen in your room, you can bring in everything you would need. This hotel is laid back and seemed to cater to an older crowd. We aren't "youngsters" but we were probably the youngest people we met while we were there. It was just what we needed - a few days to take it easy and relax by the pool or beach.

The only negative that we encountered was that when we arrived, it was late (after the front desk was closed) and we noticed the hallway smelled very strongly of paint and our room smelled even worse. We opened our balcony door and turned on the ceiling fans but all of the other windows were screwed shut so we couldn't do anything with those. When we went down to the desk the next morning to say something, we were told they had only painted stairwells and we were mistaken if our room smelled. What? We weren't making it up and had the headaches to prove it. Then the next day, just as it got a little better, the painters had showed up again and when we went upstairs to our room, the nook in the hallway next to our room where the maids kept supplies was roped off with a sign saying wet paint. They couldn't have told us that their painters were scheduled to be there the whole time during our stay? Instead they told us the paint fumes we were smelling weren't that bad and our room didn't smell at all? Which wasn't true. I don't understand why you would argue with the customer and not be up front about the painting that is happening with the property.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 830 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Edison Beach House Hotel Fort Myers Beach
Edison Beach Hotel
Edison Beach Fort Myers

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