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BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   684 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931   |  
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Ranked #2 of 46 hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great place to stay and enjoy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Celebrated our 1st year anniversary here. Got a beachfront room with an awesome view. The 1 king size bed room isnt huge by any means, but its big enough~! Plus its not like we spend most of our time in it. The fridge, microwave & stove top come in handy if you want to make breakfast, lunch or even dinner! But with the free continental breakfast the hotel offers, you will want it! A wide arrange of breakfast items sure to something you will like, but get there fast because it goes fast! The staff has helpful and very polite. The "times square" area that is just a short walk from the hotel was spectacular! Everything from eating, shopping, entertainment and so on can be found there! We even found a guy that did sketches of people there for FREE (just tips), but we had no cash on us, so he told me to "pay it forward". We ate at a pizzia place there and they knew who he was, so I bought him a slice, good until he got it. The staff there were very understanding and willing to help me pay the guy back for the sketch of us. You can rent ski-doos, boats, wind surfing, and many other things thier to enhance you fun and play! I recommend a dolphin tour, we took one and were greeted by 3 playful dolphins, they showed off for us and kept us wondering where they were! And for any bird lover, check out "bird island" its a bird sanctuary with many types of birds, even some i have never seen. My wife loved the area and we plan on taking the whole family next time. I couldnt get her off the beach! Soft white sand and so many shells, so little time! The people that were there were from all over, we met some from SWEDEN, NORWAY, RUSSIA, SWITZERLAND and even some from close to home! I cant give you a real good rundown on the room, since we were'nt in it that much. However it was clean, had everything you need, except a DVD/ BLU RAY player. The area was cheaper than most and had lots to do! Dont miss out on it if you get the chance to go! Oh and take in a sunset or 2 or 3!!! Its fantastic!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Tim M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
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Thank you for the review. We know there are many accommodations on Fort Myers Beach and we are happy that you choose to stay with us and we met your expectations. Looks like you were able to enjoy just about everything our Island has to offer.
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had not been back to Ft. Myers Bch since our Honeymoon 20 years ago!!! I was searching hotels on the beach for our upcoming stay this past sept on the internet, when i came across this hotel!! I booked the room because of the view. I was amazingly surprised on how the pictures on the internet didn't do the resort justice!!! This place was awesome!!! The hotel along with the room are Wonderful. *You walk outside and you are steps away from the beach. Meeting "Coco" the resort's parrot whom greets you is simply adorable!!!! I believe he has been a resident here for about almost 30 years!!!The continental breadfast here at this hotel was delicious!!! My husband loved making us fresh waffles every morning. The ocean view was breath taking!!!! Very well located..close to shops, restuarants & night life. The staff was fantastic. We will definitely make this place our yearly getaway because you feel like you are in paradise. ;0) The Best Couple

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Tim M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Wow, what an awesome review, thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Happy Anniversary and we hope to see you again in the future. Coco has been here longer than any employee we have, he is a great asset to our team.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We have stayed at this beachfront property off and on for the past 20 years. They have completely remodeled the hotel and the property since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Of all the places we have stayed beachfront, this Best Western property has the best landscaping by far.

Rooms are sufficient but not roomy; two people fit nicely but a family would be crowded. All rooms are gulf front, with balconies overlooking the property. Word of warning-many tall coconut palm trees grace the landscaping, so this might give you an obstructed view!

Breakfast is plentiful with many different choices- from a large variety of Dunkin Donuts to Jimmy Dean sausage biscuits to make your own waffles. Add to that fresh fruit, cold cereals...too much to remember. The breakfast area has tables and chairs, or you can carry it all outside to the plentiful chairs under the shade of the trees.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tim M, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Our beach front landscape is a great asset to our location, we work very hard to keep this area well-manicured. Thank you for the great review and remember, we do have 1 and 2 bedroom suits available also. Thanks again for the kind words.
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Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here two years ago...we would have stayed this past year but wanted to try another Hotel. We loved our stay there...Wonderful free breakfast every morning..you're a stone throw away from the Beach! Walking distance to the wonderful little shops, FANTASTIC restaurants and if you like to fish right near the pier! They have a terrific swimming pool thats great to lay out and still have the view of the Gulf!! Would love to go back again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Tim M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We love to have a repeat guest, that really says something about our property. We have worked hard since the completion of our renovation to keep the place looking new for great repeat guest like you and your family.
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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful beach, amazing view from the balcony, full size fridge, range top, incredible free breakfast! We stayed only one night during a college tour trip, but will definitely go back for a longer stay. We were able to walk along the beach to the little shops and restaurants of times square and the pier. Mainstream shops (target) and restaurants were a short drive away. Amazing experience!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Tim M, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Well we can’t wait until you come back. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. We look forward to accommodating you in the future.
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Putnam Heights, Connecticut, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

One of the best attributes to this place in indeed the location. Far enough away from Times Square, yet an easy walk. The North end of FMB is allways perfect. Less traffic, quiet and clean. The check in was easy and I was pleased to see as we entered the room a kiitchenette with a FULL size fridge!!! The room was clean and well appointed. The bed was a tad uncomfortable... you could feel it in the morning!! The other really nice thing was the complimentary breakfast in the morning. Not just a muffin and coffee but make your own waffle, fruits, cereal and hard boiled eggs and an assortment of breakfast sandwiches. I think it was one of the nicest "free" breakfasts I have seen. All the rooms are right on the beachso the view is perfect. You might want to ask for an upper roon because there are a line of palms that would give an more "peek-a-boo" view of the ocean, but it provides nice privacy. I the pool if very clean and right on the beach. I doubt if anyone would think this place is a flop.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tim M, Owner at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review. It is always nice to see that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. The North end of the Island is perfect, you can enjoy our peace and quiet or you can walk down to all of the action at Times Square. The Palm trees just got their yearly hair cut so the view is better.
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Just stayed 4 nights here.Sept 6-10, visiting family. Excellent place, no negatives at all! Room was very clean, location is awesome, staff is very friendly and helpful.Balcony overlooking the beach. The kitchenette was good to have. Get up in the am, make coffee, nuke a breakfast sandwich.Fridge for a six pack. Maybe a quarter mile walk to "time square", where the restaurants and shops are. Will definately stay here again, and look forward to it. Stay here , you won't be sorry, I value these travelers ratings when planning a trip, so I wouldn't mislead you. You'll like it.

Room Tip: Had room 415, there are 5 floors. The upper floors have a better view of the beach and ocean.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Tim M, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Thanks so much, It never gets old hearing that our guests enjoyed their stay with us.
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Address: 684 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come discover the BEST WESTERN PLUS Fort Myers Beach Resort Hotel, located in the City of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Our resort is located directly on a secluded beach at the north end of Estero Island overlooking the Gulf of Mexico where fiery sunsets will leave you spellbound ... more   less 
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