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“Great Location, Oceanfront” 5 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
South Portland, Maine
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Location, Oceanfront”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just back from our 2nd visit to the Edison Beach House. It is on the Ocean and close to the Pier.
The location is perfect for walking everywhere (shops, restaurants and of course the beach)
We parked our car and did not move it until we left Estero Island.
The units were very clean and updated and included a full kitchen and washer/dryer.
The staff was very friendly, especially the office manager.
We have stayed at other spots along Ft. Myers Beach but this is by far a favorite
for our family.
Looking forward to next year.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hollis, New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We actually had 2 different rooms while we're at this hotel. RM 305 was ok. View from balcony was nice but the rooms was rather small and the bathroom needed to be updated. RM 301 was a 2 bedroom unit that we shared with my in-laws. This unit was beautiful with updated bathrooms and great shared space and bedrooms. The location of the Beach house is awesome - right on the beach and close to many restaurants. The staff was helpful in meeting our needs - moving rooms mid-stay. We were very happy with our choice and would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My husband, one year old daughter and I just returned from a four night stay at the Edison Beach House (first family vacation). Everything about it was great. Location - especially with having a one year old it was great to just stroll down the street to restaurants, shops, etc. Loved the area of the beach we were on. Had we stayed on the other side of the pier it could have played out to be a different trip altogether since that seemed to be where the spring breakers were staying. We stayed in 207D which had the most perfect view on the beach over the ocean. Every morning while our daughter napped we'd sit out on the balcony and every single morning the dolphins would come swimming by. We were provided a high chair and crib which was key not to have to lug a travel crib. The room was equipped with everything we could need. We were able to pack super light knowing we had a washer and dryer in unit. We were a two minute walk from a couple of great restaurants - Yucatan and SOB. Beds were really comfortable, pool was heated and super clean, beach in front of the Edison was cleaned every morning, free parking, etc. I could go on and on but we obviously chose this place based on the existing Trip Advisor recommendations and I'm so glad we did. I would definitely return again.

Room Tip: 207D has two queen beds and a view directly on the beach/ocean. Could not hear anyone above us or in...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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!

Room Tip: We stayed in Suite 301A, and it was absolutely perfect for our group of 6: It had 1 bedroom with a K...
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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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Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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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 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
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Edison Beach Hotel
Edison Beach Fort Myers

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