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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
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“Comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Hotel spotless, staff very friendly and helpful. Location to stores and eateries perfect. Beach front well maintained. Very relaxing experience. All rooms are beach front with great views of beach and gulf. Price a little on the high side but place made you feel that it was well worth it. Plenty of water sports available; sailing, jet ski, parasailing.

Room Tip: Price a little high, but place made you not mind.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Tim M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you for the nice review. Most of all we hope you come to see us again. Thanks
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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
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Plus. We paid extra for a larger room, and were delighted with it. All rooms have beach views.
The location is hard to beat - the far northern (quieter) tip of Fort Myers Beach, but within 10 minutes' easy stroll of the shops and restaurants at Times Square.
This hotel has won quite a few "in house" awards, and it's easy to see why. All of the staff that we encountered (in a 10-day stay) were friendly, welcoming and helpful: the chief engineer, the breakfast staff, reception, housekeeping - the hotel should be proud of them.
The room was spotlessly clean; the bathroom was fine, and toiletries were replaced daily. The kitchen includes a microwave, toaster, two rings, and a coffee-maker, although we never used the latter as free (excellent) coffee was available 24 hours a day from reception.
We had two double beds, which were ok, not the most comfortable I've ever had, but nothing to complain about.
Free pool towels are a bonus, saving space in our suitcases, and we enjoyed using the pool (when we weren't on the beach).
The free breakfasts were incredibly good - we have had far inferior breakfasts which we've had to pay for. Fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts, oatmeal, muffins, danish pastries, lots of different types of bread, bagels, hard-boiled eggs, branded hot sandwiches (ham, sausage), fresh waffles, dunkin'doughnuts, plus juices and hot drinks. We enjoyed taking our plates of fresh fruit salad and toasts outside to sit in the garden, overlooking the beach (especially as it was February and it was snowing back home!)
The trolley bus leaves from right outside the hotel, and you can travel the length of Estero Island, including the excellent Lovers' Key State Park, for 50 cents each. There are also trollies which go to the local (Edison) shopping mall, an outlet mall etc, so if you don't want to use the car, you don't have to. Many people used the trolley on an evening, to go to restaurants which were a bit further afield, so they could drink.
If there was a minor niggle, it would be that chairs, parasols for the beach had to be rented (although most people chose to buy cheap ones to use every day), but it is quite difficult to think of anything wrong with this place, in my opinion.
To sum up, we both loved this place, and didn't want to leave...

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors probably have better views of the beach.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
We are very happy you enjoyed yourself while staying with us. Your review was outstanding, thank you for staying with us and we hope we see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at this hotel January 1-4, 2013, and had a two bedroom suite, kitchen, and large seating area with a pull-out couch. The place is amazing! Very clean, very comfortable big rooms. Easily had plenty of space for our family of 5. Wonderful breakfast and beach staff. We loved the parasailing experience = great staff from the guy who reserved our timeslot to the crew. We ate on the island each night, and because our keycard had the Yucatan restaurant on it, we got a discount when we ate there. Most everything is within walking distance, shops, eateries, and ice cream! Wish we could have stayed there longer than we did but they were booked up. Would truly love to go again in a year! :-)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, February 22, 2013
We hope you can make it back as well! Thank you for the nice review, we did a 100% renovation in 2008 and we are working hard to keep it all in like new condition.
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Toledo, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had never been to the Gulf side of Florida. The Best Western Plus was a great choice. The location was in a quiet, picturesque area with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. Shopping and restaurants were within a short walk.

The room was very modern and exceptionally clean. There were two of us and it was roomy enough for us. If you have more than two people you would need something bigger than a standard room. It had a nice sized balcony with a great view of the beach and the ocean.

The staff was friendly and very helpful. They helped arrange transportation from the airport and that was even an excellent experience. We didn't have car but they tracked down an umbrella so we could walk to dinner on a rainy Valentine's Day!

The breakfast was good but the eating area was small. We ate outside under a grass hut which was much better vthan staying inside.

We are looking forward to a return trip to Fort Myers Beach and the Best Western Plus.

  • 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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Tim M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for the very nice review. We will continue to do our best to keep guest like yourself to come back year after year.
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Hanau, Germany
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Me and my husband came from Germany to that hotel and it was a wonderful stay. We was there for 14 days and we enjoyed it very much. The nice Lady from Georgia at the Breakfast was very helpful and she took good care of us. At the Reception the staff were also always helpful and very friendly. Ann from Housekeeping took good care of us and our room was always very clean. All in all we was very satisfied and hope we be back some day.

Heidi and Mike Jones from Germany!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 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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Tim M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The beach is the Thing, after all. The hotel has a nice pool, is wonderfully well kept clean and neat, breakfast is quite ok but a little short on seating. Service is adequate. Rooms are adequate but I was not pleased with 2 doubles but the Beach is the Thing. ALL rooms face the beach but get a 4th or 5th floor room if you want to see anything. 1st floor is ok if you have small children but a few of these rooms are just a few feet from the pool. I would come back to the BW+ but only with a single king bed room. If you want to watch any television you have to prop up on the bed anc omputers eith on your lap or on the kitchen counter. Still the location is excellent at the North end of Ft Myers Beach - 5 minute walk to restaurants bars and the pier. It's nice to be able to park the car and walk to a few places rather than be bound to the car.

Room Tip: As stated in review, 5th floor for view, 1st for children and easy access to pool and playground.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tim M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for the review. We hope you come back to see all the great beach front views and if there is anything we can do better we always like to know. Thanks again.
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Toledo, Ohio, Usa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great hotel with clean, accessible rooms. All beach front views. The hotel features contemporary finishes throughout and looks like it was recently renovated. It's on the quiet end of the beach, which we liked, but the pier and times square are an easy walk. Being on the north end of the island means you will spend a lot less time fighting traffic to get on / off. The average room is a bit small, fine for a couple but would be challenging with kids. The breakfast area is also a bit small, but it's fine if the weather cooperates and you can sit outside. Breakfast was always well stocked. The staff was very friendly and responsive.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, February 17, 2013
That is the beast compliment we can get "We'll be back - better than expected" that pretty much says it all. Thank you for staying 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 Business Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#2 On the Beach 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach Hotel Fort Myers Beach
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