If you get a good price on this hotel and you get a renovated room then this hotel is good value.
I'm not one to stay in Holiday Inn's normally as they can often be over-priced and in a need of a make-over but I wanted to stay in the historic downtown and this was the best priced option.
As others have said, the hotel is not in the historic downtown but it is close. It is only about a 3 minute car drive or a 20 minute walk but it's not the most pleasant walk I've ever had. Cleveland Avenue which the hotel is on is a very busy wide road which you have to walk along unless you walk in a round about way through a suburban area. We did catch the free downtown trolley back which takes you close to the hotel but you still have to walk through a dark area if you come back at night. I did feel quite safe, however.
Hotel staff were very friendly and a lovely lady on reception was very helpful when our car broke down after we had checked out.
The hotel was under renovation when we visited (Jan 2013). We stayed on the executive floor and these rooms had been renovated. The rooms were fresh with nice decor and a comfortable bed. The restaurant was mid-renovation when we visited for breakfast. Breakfast was fine although I thought it quite odd there was no breakfast buffet, you had to order with a waiter. Thus if you were in a hurry, you weren't going to get your breakfast before you had to leave as it wasn't the quickest.
A good value hotel and once the renovations are done, I'm sure it will be very pleasant. Again, be mindful of the location though if you think you're going to walk downtown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Edison at Midtown. You will know we are a step above the rest as soon as you walk into our large, recently renovated, contemporary style lobby. Soon you will be greeted by an outstanding front desk agent solely concerned with your satisfaction. After checking in, enjoy our large comfortable rooms. With high-speed wireless Internet access in public areas, meeting space, and guest rooms, you can catch up on work any where you would like even while relaxing by our tropical pool. The Edison at Midtown is located in Historic Fort Myers near the River District and is within walking distance of local businesses, dining, shopping, and entertainment. The Edison at Midtown Fort Myers Hotel is just minutes from I-75 and approximately 20 minutes from the Southwest International Airport (RSW) so you can be to your home away from home in no time! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Fort Myers Downtown Historic Hotel Fort Myers
- Fort Myers Holiday Inn