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Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway
Ranked #13 of 59 Hotels in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Watertown
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Greatest place we have ever stayed at”
Reviewed March 16, 2010

This is a wonderful location for an extended vacation traveler. Location was away from the hub bub, but attractions were easily reached. Extremely easy to get to Sanibel Island and Hammond Stadium.
Staff was great, suite was great, bed was comfy. Didn't mind the lack of housekeeping when you look at the price. We cleaned up after ourselves and spent the saved money elsewhere in their economy.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2010

We stayed for a week in early March '10. The weather was awful, so we spent rather more time indoors than expected. Candlewood has a lovely feature called a living room that was a great relief -- too much time in one room drives me gonzo. The living room is quite large, maybe 15' by 30'. It has a public use PC, a quite large screen TV, several couches, comfortable chairs and ottomans arranged in separate groupings. A nice retreat. A useful little self-service store with snacks, detergent, drinks, etc. was handy. For long stays, FREE washers and dryers.

Suites have full-size refrigerators, two burner stovetops, microwaves and dishwashers. Plates & silver for two only. I appreciated the desk/table with Internet connection and plugs. Beds were comfortable and well-pillowed.

The location is great for going to the beaches or jumping on 75 or 41/45 south, but it's a schlep downtown. There is nowhere walkable from this location, but there is a Publix/Walgreens strip mall nearby.

My one disappointment was that since it's a suites hotel, they only clean rooms once a week unless guests change. The floors got pretty crumby (literally) in six days. They did say we could request interim cleaning, but by the time it really bothered me, we were leaving anyway.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Stoney Creek NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2010

Excellent location an helpful staff. Very good value.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

Actually the location that I stayed at was on Bass Rd. It was an ideal location to have quick access to the beach and to Health Park South, a well rated Cardiac hospital. It was tucked away from the road so you had quiet and privacy.
The staff was very pleasant and was more than willing to help with any questions or concerns.
The room was exceptional for the price. Large, clean, and comfortable. I can't say that I have anything negative comments, and what I liked the best was location, location, location.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Altoona, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2010

We spent just one night here, flew in late, headed to Sanibel the next day. Booked the room at the adance purchase rate which was a great value. This is a Holiday Inn brand, a fairly new property. Rooms are clean. The kitchen is a plus, although we only used it a little. Free internet, flat screen TV and DVD player and free DVDs to borrow from the front desk. I would stay here and commute to the beach!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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45miSWofChicago, IL
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Reviewed February 7, 2010

The hotel still had "new hotel smell" when we walked in. The front desk area is small but efficient; a vending room across from the front desk has various snacks and some basic toiletries, if needed. Most important to us, the room and bedding was clean and comfortable; the bathroom and shower was really nice. Full fridge, stove, dishes was great, especially if we could have stayed longer. Nice feature is the "living room" area downstairs, which was a separate doored-off area near the front desk with a computer and printer available to all guests, plus couches, big screen TV on wall. I was able to access the computer and print out some great coupons for attractions during our trip to Fort Myers/Key West. Wish we had more time here, would absolutely recommend. Fantastic value for what you get; have seen same accommodations for twice the price. They'll all be lined up at the door as soon as more people find out it's there, for sure!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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fort myers fl
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Reviewed February 7, 2010

I can't say enough good things about our stay at Candelwood. The suites are great, big and roomy, nice beds and linens, good size fluffy towels. The kitchen is equipped with enough plates, cups, and silverware for four and pots and pans are also included. They are pet freindly including a pet play area to the side of the hotel. Free wifi ,plus wired internet to each room. Plenty of Free Parking and within five miles of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel.
The only negatives are that it is hard to find, and no food within walking distance. However those things pale to the great value, friendly atmostphere, quite setting, and all around professional atmostphere provided by the incredible staff at this property.
We have had a two month stay while opening a new business in Fort Myers and all I can say is STAY HERE ITS GREAT !!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway
Address: 9740 Commerce Center Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33908-3624
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Fort Myers
#14 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers
#19 Family Hotel in Fort Myers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Candlewood Suites Fort Myers Sanibel / Gateway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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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