This is a "get what you pay for" hotel. I guess if you aren't looking for any frills, then you won't be disappointed when you don't find them here. This hotel has a convenient location. If you are in town for business it is probably just fine. But if you are on vacation, while convenient to the beaches and restaurants, it has absolutely zero ambiance or charm. No view. Nothing that would even make you feel like you are in the state of Florida, including the decor. It could be a hotel located anywhere - Ohio, for that matter. As I said, if you know this going in and these things aren't important to you - "a room's a room" - then you shouldn't be disappointed.
When I read the review posted just before mine, I had the sense that this guest and I had the exact same experience. Same issue with the unprofessionalism at the front desk. No, "Hi! Welcome to Fort Meyers!" (Or even, Candlewood Suites!) Just, "Name?" Then searching for our reservation. "Robert?" "No, William." "I don't have William! I have Robert! Oh, wait a minute, there you are . . . " Not friendly, not professional. I had the same reaction to the room itself. It was really awkward with the bed pushed up against the wall. Fortunately my husband is a good sport, because sleeping on that side of the bed would have made me feel totally claustrophobic. The linens - sheets and towels - were the one thing in the room I could give high marks for. They were of good quality and not worn. The mattress itself, however, seemed to sag in the center, and my husband complained of his back hurting each morning when he woke up. The room and bathroom were fairly clean, but there was a good bit of black mildew around the edge of the tub at the wall. Yuck. The tub drained extremely slowly, so by the time you finished your shower you were standing in four inches of sudsy water.
I had no idea that they didn't offer daily maid service. I have never encountered that in a hotel before! We also had to go down to the front desk for more towels. I would advise them to prominently feature signs in the rooms letting guests know this AND to have more towel hooks/bars in the bathrooms so that you don't throw your towels on the floor in a pile as you do in most hotels. If we had realized their policy and had adequate places to hang our towels re-using them wouldn't have been a problem.
All in all, just OK. Not saying no one would enjoy staying here - but it's not for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway hotel conveniently located at Summerlin and Bass Roads, near Lee Memorial HealthPark and Lexington Country Club. This extended stay, all suite property is located near Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel-Captiva Island and is minutes from Everglades National Park, Manatee State Park, Tarpon Tournaments and just a short drive to Naples and Marco Island. At Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway, we put the amenities where they really count in your room. Our guests can cook meals in their fully equipped kitchen, relax in the overstuffed recliner while watching movies from our free movie library. Business travelers will work more efficiently utilizing the executive desk with 2 separate phone lines and free high-speed and wireless Internet. Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway provides our guests a free fitness center and a comfortable place to do laundry in our free guest laundry room. Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel Gateway is located nearby to many local favorite restaurants. For those guests that prefer to dine in , a fully stocked Candlewood Cupboard provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as sodas, snacks, and ice cream.Earn more with each night's stay! Priority Club Members earn points and rewards every day at the Candlewood Suites Fort Myers/Sanibel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway Hotel Fort Myers