Overall, my family and I enjoyed our recent stay at the Crowne Plaza. You can't beat the location if you're doing the baseball spring training thing - their free shuttles to the Red Sox and Twins facilities make getting to/from games a snap. The two-minute walk across the parking lot to the Bell Tower Shops (but where are all the shoppers?) and its variety of restauarants and stores is also a boon. The hotel pool is decent size and pretty, surrunded by palms and flowering plants. Space around it can be precious at times, especially when the sun sets late afternoon. (Towels are provided, but they were out a couple times, and would be nice to have a water cooler out there.) Shoeless Joe's can be fun and the food mostly exceeded our expectations -- great burgers, nachos, and grouper (fish) bites! Our room, two double beds on 3rd floor, was clean and comfortable, with good beds and linens. Bathroom was kinda small though, with the sink, toilet and shower standing area all pretty much the same 2x3 ft space, which made it tricky to maneuever with more than one in there. Surprised there was no room safe, too, which I've come to depend on. A/C worked great, albeit a little loud. Staff was very helpful and the shuttle drivers are a hoot and great source of local tips and info (thanks, Ralph and Ed!). Again, free shuttles to the airport and ballparks is a big plus.
As a few others have noted, this hotel is starting to show a little wear, mainly in its rooms, but overall offers a solid value and is very well situated in Ft. Myers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Fort Myers Hotel is adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops where you are at the heart of Fort Myers with upscale shopping, dining and entertainment within close walking distance. The hotel offers free WI-FI, updated fitness center featuring Precor equipment, free business center with remote from room printing capability, female traveler rooms and upgraded Club Floor. Guest rooms now feature 4 power outlets bedside for charging and 8 oulets on the desktop for charging phones, laptops and electronics. Female traveler rooms feature ultra high power hair dryers, flat irons, make up remover, yoga mat and yoga DVD as well as added bath amenities. The Crowne Plaza location is central to Fort Myers, Cape Coral (5 mi), Naples (15 mi)and the beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands (9 mi). The Bell Tower shops is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and includes such stores as Chico s, Banana Republic, Jared's Jewelry, Victoria s Secret, Bath and Body Works and Jos A Banks and Bath & Body Works. Enjoy dining at one of the many unique flavors that the Bell Tower Shops offers such as Cru, Bistro 41, World of Beer, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar, T.G.I Fridays and Cantina Laredo. Also located at the BTS is The Fresh Market featuring the finest gourmet foods, wines and beers. While in Fort Myers, visit the Thomas Edison/Henry Ford Winter Estates. The Crowne Plaza Fort Myers Hotel is located near the Boston Red Sox(JetBlue Park) & Minnesota Twins (Lee County Sports Complex) Spring Training facilities. Shoeless Joe's Sports bar located in the hotel is the best place to watch a game, and enjoy family fun and great food. The hotel Club level offers extra privacy and comfort. With over 10,000 square feet of meeting space our meeting planners and culinary team can handle all your meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops Hotel Fort Myers
- Fort Myers Crowne Plaza