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“Did not meet expectations...” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rock Lake Resort
Ranked #37 of 58 Hotels in Fort Myers
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“Did not meet expectations...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2005

Made reservation thinking I was getting a cottage. Instead received a small motel room across the street from the cottage. Room was clean, staff was friendly - however -Red Sox Fans- Desk clerk had never heard of City of Palms Park and was not able to help us with directions. Also, there are dumpsters located to the right of the motel. We had a late arrival and when we pulled into the parking lot there was a homeless man picking through the garbage. The breakfast place was open and served up a reasonable breakfast at an affordable price. Motel served its purpose but I would not stay here again. The website is misleading in regards to reservations and Resort management should have addressed and acknowledged the issue of the reservation being a motel room instead of a cottage.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2005

I'm afraid I don't share the 5* reviews on here. Stayed here in Feb 20005 in one of the motel rooms on the opposite side of the road to the lake (it is a split site).

Rooms were quite small but pefectly clean. The heated pool is across the busy road adjacent to the pool. At the rear of the lake is a boardwalk through approx 100 yards of swamp.

Someone has mentioned the area as being run down - that is coreect but we felt perfectly safe there. There is a breakfast diner to one side of the motel and a disused small shopping precinct on the other.

As it is on a one way street, it's a little awkward to get to if approaching from the south.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2005

I made a reservation at this hotel based on positive reviews shown here, but I am convinced that the reviewers must have been at a different venue.

Rock Lake "Resort" is located in a VERY seedy run-down part of town, on a street filled with pawn shops, liquor stores and check-cashing outlets. The eating place next door is closed.

I had prepaid for two rooms but when we arrived we wanted to see the rooms. The lake is a very small pond located on a very busy highway and the bungalows were neatly furnished but reeked of perfumed room deodorizer which couldn't cover up the musty smell. The doors have TWO PADLOCKS which I think must be for a good reason.

While we were waiting to see our room, an English couple very came to complain, angrily asserting that there was nowhere to eat within walking distance and that while the hotel might be within 1/2 mile of downtown, the downtown area is so blighted that it made no difference.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2004

My hubby & I were looking for a weekend get-a-way for our anniversary. After reading the reviews here, we decided to take a chance and make reservations at Rock Lake. The staff was so nice over the phone and were just as warm and friendly when we arrived. The cabins are adorable and have been completely renovated. We usually prefer to stay at places that have character and charm rather than the typical hotel and this place didn't disappoint. It's "old Florida style" with all the modern conveniences. We loved the canoe and the nature trail behind the cottages was great. We were a little worried about staying in the area because of possible hurricane damage, but everything was gorgeous. They also have a nice pool and tennis court. Oh...if you like sushi & Thai, drive to Edo Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar on Ft. Myers Bch (239) 466-4558. It's about 20 minutes away, but so-oo worth it on Friday nights. They have a $16.00 all you can eat special and it was some of the best sushi and thai we've ever had. As you can tell, we had a great trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2004

Amazing Price-Little cottages that sit on their lake right outside of Downtown Fort Myers. It felt like a home away from home. The Housekeeping staff is INCREDIBLE! The rooms were immaculate! The office staff was the absolute best-they made sure we were as comfortable as possible-asking if we needed extra blankets and pillows, pool towels, etc... and were genuinely pleasant. Many amenities-Heated Pool, canoeing, tennis all included. We plan to have our next family reunion there! Thanks again to the staff for their obvious hard work!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2004

The staff at this resort was wonderful, also the room was very clean and neat. House keeping was there everyday. I like how they had all of the efficient available in the room, even a coffee pot, cups and utensils. Also the price for this kind of service was great, especially when you have everything at hand. Rock Lake Resort is the place to go for a vacation!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2004

I stayed at the resort for my senior prom. the staff was very helpful. i movedf uot of state now but i will alwasys sty there if i visit fort myers again.

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Additional Information about Rock Lake Resort

Property: Rock Lake Resort
Address: 2937 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916-1504
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Fort Myers
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rock Lake Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rock Lake Resort is within walking distance of downtown Fort Myers, 4miles west of I75 & 1/2 hr to Beach- kitchenette cottages overlook tranquil lake-beautiful landscaping-Handicap & hearing impaired accommodations-small pet welcome-amenities include lighted tennis court, ping-pong, canoeing (all equipment provided) - picnic/grilling areas beside creek-heated pool-housekeeping provided-laundry facilities on premises. We are so confident that you'll like our resort. Give us a try! You will be happy you tripped onto our resort. ... more   less 
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