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“' HAND'S DOWN...THE BEST'” 5 of 5 stars
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DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2000 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931   |  
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Ranked #14 of 46 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“' HAND'S DOWN...THE BEST'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

5 year's ago on a whim from our travel agent we took a shot at the DIAMONDHEAD ...We can't get enough of this place...Estero Blvd.is packed with plenty of fantastic restaurant's..which includes Chloe's the Resort's in house dining experience...the Trolly service takes you from one end of the strip to the other...the Staff is cordial...and a good sign is we see the same employee's year in and out...not a bad view in the entire setting...and the evening trip to the beach to watch the sunset get's better and better each trip!!!

Room Tip: Beachfront or Sanibel sunset side.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunStream M, General Manager at DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2014
Dear Jed,
Thank you very much for staying with us throughout the years, nothing makes me happier than knowing we can continue to give you an exceptional experience. I'm glad your travel agent recommended us! Fort Myers Beach is a special place, it has a wonderful laid-back feeling to it and you like you said, the sunsets are the best. Thank you again for staying with us and on behalf of the rest of our team, we truly do look forward to seeing you back soon.

Sincerely,
Neil Hopgood - General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When we arrived at Diamondhead, we received a very friendly welcome....we were the New Yorkers! Jeff the maintenance guy, Dylan the bartender and the bellman (not sure of his name) were very friendly and accommodating. Dylan recommended a few different drinks and they were fantastic! Dylan definitely knows how to make a good rum runner...loved them! Dylan also recommended the lunch special on the day we left as he was waiting tables that day...the BLT hoagie with mozzarella was delicious...I had a rum runner with it too! Thanks Dylan! The bellman that helped us with our bikes was also very helpful and accommodating...he even took pictures for us! We had a great time at Diamondhead and would highly recommend it! It was my first visit to Florida and I wish I was still there! Thanks for the great memories and the wonderful atmosphere and hospitality! Thanks a bunch Dylan!

Room Tip: a room above the 5th floor with a view! This was the advice we received!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunStream M, General Manager at DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Girlstrip2014ftmy,
Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at DiamondHead Beach Resort for your first trip to Florida! I'm excited to hear that you had a great experience and I'm glad Dylan did a great job of taking care of you. He is a great asset to the resort. Our team is definitely the reason why we have so many repeat guests and are thought of as the best place to stay on Fort Myers Beach. Thank you again for staying with us and we do hope to see you back soon.

Sincerely,
Neil Hopgood - General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm writing this review 7 years after my last stay. It relaxed me that much I'm only just getting round to it! :)

I have visited Florida year after year for over a decade and have stayed all over, from orlando to the keys, and places inbetween.
I usually stay in Orlando for 11 nights then go to a beach resort for 10, as two weeks just doesn't seem enough here. Florida will cedrtainly not be to everyones taste, but for me it is the perfect holiday, and I could visit here every year and not feel bored with it!

The Diamondhead:

After having visited Naples and Fort Myers, I fell in love with the relaxed atmosphere of this area, the laid back sleepy beachside towns and tranquil beaches (spring/summer break excluded) and the convenience of having plenty to do surrounding you.
The Diamondhead Hotel is situated on Estero Blvd, about a third of the way down the beach from the pier. There are plenty of places to eat and drink within a short walk from the cheap and cheerful to upmarket restaurants. Live entertainment can be found at many of these places and the locals are extremely nice and friendly.
The hotel itself has a prime spot right on the beach, a lovely pool with it's own bar and snack bar, and plenty of sunbeds. The food was always spot on, and the prices decent.
The rooms (suites) were very spacious with massive screened balconies and amazing views.
I stayed here four or five times and the rooms on the side with a view to the pier end of the resort were nice, but the front rooms facing the gulf and the pool were amazing.
The rooms have probably changed quite a bit in the years as they were being refurbished on my last visit, so I can only assume they are better now (the beds though huge, were far too soft for my liking and gave me backache each morning)

The staff were very accomodating and greeted us back each year with a smile and a bit of chat.

Just a short drive down the boulevard brings you to Lovers Key state park, possibly one of my favourite places I've visited. Powder white sand, clear blue/green water without a ripple, and just the sound of the odd small wave lapping the shore, or bird flying past. Pure bliss. (Keep an eye out for stingrays though, I saw a few while there, although they get out of the way if you bang your heel on the sand!)

You can easliy visit nearby Naples from here (a lovely place in it's own right) and downtown Fort Myers is a half hour leisurely drive, where you will find many places to visit, and shopping malls/multiplex cinemas etc.

From here you can also easliy visit the everglades national park, travelling down "alligator alley", where you can even sometimes spot the Florida panther!!!

A car is a must in Florida, and don't be scraed to drive. The locals are always used to foreigners mooching round their roads and are usually very patient with cars that don't know where they're going! Roads are massive and easy to navigate, signposts are everywhere and well laid out (though on freeways, certain exits pop up on you quickly) and I actually find driving there a great part of my holiday.

The sunsets are wonderful, and if you are visiting Times Square of an evening, possibly having dinner at The Beach Pierside Grill (highly recommended, lovely food and staff, fantastic views), you can take a safe walk down the beach after midnight, under moonlight, with your toes in the water back to your hotel. (Just don't get "clotheslined" by the volleyball wire ;-) )

If you are trying to decide on resorts, personally, I've stayed in Clearwater, Naples, Sarasota, Palm Beach and visited many others, but Fort Myers Beach for me is the best. Naples a close second but much busier. The Florida keys are also another must visit place if not just for the drive over the overseas highway. Wow, I could waffle on for hours. I really must go back, it's been too long!!

Room Tip: Get a high room, with a view over the pool looking out to the gulf!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunStream M, General Manager at DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Monkeymafia,
Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to give us your detailed review. I can't tell you how pleased I am to know that we made such a strong impression on you that you still wanted to write about us 7 years later. A lot of positive changes have happened since your last stay and we are eager to show them to you. We have redone a good portion of our rooms, completely changed and upgraded our Cabana's Beach Bar and so much more. We would like to invite you back to experience us again. Fort Myers Beach is indeed a special place and I'm glad to hear you love it just as much as we do. Thank you again and we do hope to see you back soon.

Sincerely,
Neil Hopgood - General Manager
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

DiamondHead Resort is made up of suites, so its has a small kitchen with refrigerator and dish washer. The resort is part time-share units. The bathroom in our suite was nice and modern. Balcony is screened in with outdoor furniture. The pool area is clean with plenty of lounge chairs. The pool bar, Cabana's is a fully bar with a bar menu. Access to the beach is right past the pool and bar. The beach rental hut is right at the runaway of the beach. The entire resort staff were friend, engaging and helpful from the time we arrived to the time we left. I was so pleased with my two night stay at DiamondHead Resort. It is definitely a first class resort. I would recommend this resort to everyone I know who plan on vacationing at Ft. Myers beach.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the beach. It is beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunStream M, General Manager at DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Ray G,
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at DiamondHead Beach Resort. I'm excited to hear that you had a fantastic time and enjoyed your large suite and balcony. We strive to give all our guests the best Fort Myers Beach experience possible. We do that with the best staff on the beach, the best location, and a host of amenities. Again, I'm very happy to hear about your positive experience and we do hope to see you back on your next visit to southwest Florida.

Sincerely,
Neil Hopgood - General Manager
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

DiamondHead is amazing! Checked in on August 12 for 3 nights and loved it. Had originally rented a beach house Fort Myers Beach and for unforseen reasons had to seek alternate accommodations. We were a group of 10 checking in around 10pm and the staff was amazing at booking our rooms and accommodating us all on the same floor.

Very friendly staff. Pool is slightly small, but not too bad. Didn't seem crowded on our visit. Beach has powdered sugar sand. Parking was never an issue. The hallways are open air. Rooms are great (and clean)! Very spacious and amazing beachfront view from our room. Balcony is to die for! King size bed and sofa bed. Showers were a little short for everyone else, but perfect for my 5'2" height ;) Loved that we had a mini fridge, toaster, microwave, and dishwasher.

Drinks are reasonably priced at Cabanas. We had a great dinner experience at Chloe's also! Jeremy our server was very friendly and patient with our group. Petite prime rib was delicious.

There is a $15 resort fee that includes parking onsite, wifi, newspaper, use of pool towels, etc. I would definitely return to DiamondHead if I'm ever in the Fort Myers Beach area again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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SunStream M, General Manager at DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear ritaventures,
Thank you very much for staying with us at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa. I'm so happy we were able to give you and your group a fantastic experience. We are in the business of creating special memories for our guests and I'm glad we could help do that for you. I'm also happy to hear you had a great experience at Chloes Restaurant, Jeremy is a great asset to our team. Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon.

Sincerely,
Neil Hopgood - General Manager
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

On our night before a trip to Key West we stayed in the Diamond Beach resort. Derek is a friendly guy a advised us to take a 'rental bike' to visit the pier. We had a nice plain dinner (schrimps) at 'Pete 's' with live music and street artists. The pool at the hotel is somewhat small if you stay longer, but the parking facilities are excellent.

Stayed August 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stayed here for two nights in a club room on the 7th floor which had a fantastic view of the ocean. The room was very well equipped with fridge, dishwasher, cooking utensils - even a cork screw! The bedroom was an acceptable size but the wardrobe was small. Lots of drawer space, room safe and free wifi which was good. The shower area was very clean but looked a little tired. Pool area was good although the sun beds were very close to each other. Direct access to the beach with foot showers just off the pool area. We ate at the restaurant and had a very nice meal. We did not eat breakfast at the hotel. Self parking was very straight forward with a good size parking lot. The location was very good both for beach and restaurants/ shops.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SunStream M, General Manager at DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Paul G,
Thank you for staying with us at DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa. I'm excited to hear that you enjoyed your well-equipped suite. We strive to give our guests that home away from home feeling and want to make sure you are relaxed and completely comfortable. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed our on-site restaurants and beach front location. Thank you again for staying with us and we do hope to see you back the next time you visit our beautiful area.

Sincerely,
Neil Hopgood - General Manager
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Address: 2000 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa is the premier choice for Fort Myers Beach lodging. It offers 121 one-bedroom suites with a king-size plush pillow top bed, private bath, living room with queen-size sleeper sofa and a fully stocked kitchenette. WiFi internet connection throughout the resort. Enjoy casual dining right on the beach at Cabana's Beach Bar & Grille and upscale dining at Chloes and Chloes Lounge. Amenities include The Esterra Spa & Salon, watersports, two outdoor hot-tubs, heated Gulf-side pool, exercise room, piano bar, private screened balconies and spectacular Gulf of Mexico sunsets. ... more   less 
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