I stayed here due to the fact that it's a 5 minute drive from the Barbara Mann Center for the Performing Arts. It's also right across from a shopping mall, which is convenient. The staff was friendly and my room seemed clean, but the facilities are very, very old. The toilet looked super old, the doors around the room was scratched and also very old, and everything just seemed dated and like it had been there for a century. I seriously felt like I had stepped back in time. I believe the room WAS clean, but at times it didn't seem that way because everything had such an "old" look to it. I've stayed at several Crowne Plaza's, but this one was not the nicest. It had a very "motel" feel to it rather than a hotel.
It's interesting to me that others have said the same thing about the water. It WAS extremely hot. Scalding, in fact. I nearly burned myself. Painful!
Also, I agree about the air conditioning comments. It was loud. Luckily, I always travel with earplugs, so those helped, but even with the earplugs, I could still hear it! There was also some sort of rumbling noise. It might have been the air also, or it could have been the soda machine down the hall. Not sure. I did get a good night sleep, but if I hadn't had my earplugs I would have been out of luck.
All in all, I would stay here again if I was in a bind, but it wouldn't be a first choice. It just really, really needs an update and it's a little too noisy. For the price, it needs an update.
That being said, the staff was friendly and my room did seem reasonably clean. Plus, the parking was free. That's why I'm giving it three stars.
- 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 offer numerous upscale shopping experiences including such stores as Chico s, Talbots, Jared's Jewelry, Victoria s Secret, Bath and Body Works and Jos A Banks and The Fresh Market. 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. The Fresh Market features 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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