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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Lagoon View
Full view
49Car recommended
Grade: 49 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
10Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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I enjoy 4-star and 5-star hotels as much as anyone. But this older hotel is so convenient and comfortable, that I would choose it every time. Two minutes after Travis, the owner and manager, greeted me by name as I arrived, Ifelt as if I had known him for 30 years. He offered
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This is a very efficient and clean hotel offering studio rooms in a very good location on Estero Island. The people who run it (owner Travis and his assistants) all go out of their way to help you. The front of the hotel is on the main road while the back is on nice canal
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We stayed here with family members and had a brilliant time. Everyone enjoyed what the Dolphin Inn had to offer which is a lovely pool area, kayaks, bikes, BBQ and just the setting being near the beach and waterway at the back. We saw Dolphins and manatee in the waterway which
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From check in to check out everything was tip top . Lovely spacious clean room . Everything we needed in the kitchen . We started here about 9 years ago and we are so pleased we came back what a difference . It’s had a huge facelift it’s simply lovely . Close to the beach . FREE
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We stayed at the Dolphin Inn because of the location and cost. We did not want to stay near the bridge and touristy area. We prefer the lass crowded side of the beach and drive to the areas of interest We knew most of our time would be spent on the beach and outside of any
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The Front Apartment at the Dolphin Inn
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The Bay View Apartment at the Dolphin Inn
Lanai room on the bay
Blue crabs from the Gulf
No Jacuzzi, but the pool was very nice. They did have Kayaks I believe they were free to use.
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any chance it is dog friendly?
Sorry, don't know but they did have a house cat that hung out around the pool .
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Sorry I don't know- please call the hotel, Travis will certainly be able to answer your question. Enjoy.
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The motel is a couple miles south of the contruction, but it was a real mess up near the bridge and times square. When we needed to get off the island, we went south to Bonita Beach most of the time. Now it was a little better up there after 3 on Friday, and for the weekend.they had 2 lanes going. so I imagine they will quit Wed afternoon of thanksgiving week and not start up again til Monday, But that is just a guess..good luck!
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can't say about that bedroom but ours had a small deck outside the bedroom from which you could see the canal it also had a spiral stairway which led down to the large patio area and grills. For dining we tried the BLUEWATER BEACH GRILL, near the jetty in Fort Pierce and we had a most enjoyable meal.
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"Great place to stay when you have many people!!"
"Our room overlooked the canal on the first level. Easy access and great view."
"Bay view rooms are on the back side of the building away from noise of Estero Blvd."
"Pool side rooms are larger than bay side rooms."
"They all have kitchenettes so easy on the wallet to grab some groceries."
$121 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
dolphin hotel fort myers beach
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastFort Myers Beach
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