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“We are owners who have not been back since the early ninety's...” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Windward Passage Resort
New York
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“We are owners who have not been back since the early ninety's...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We did not notice many positive changes.
Always felt that we were a bother if we stopped into the main office with a quick question.
Our unit was clean and quiet.
Loved the Smokin' Oyster Bar in Ft. Myers Beach!!!
The majority of guests were seniors.
Some of the beach chairs need replacing with comfortable ones. Why are guests charged for chair pads?
Uncertain if we will return...

Room Tip: Request a gulf front room. Head for S.O.B's for a drink and oysters!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Trupes
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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soleil2jours
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had so much fun at the Windward Passage thanks to the staff and mother nature. We changed our reservation to the WP at the last minute from another location just down the street and were so thrilled we did. It is a very family-friendly location, near to numerous restaurants and shops but far enough to avoid most of the noise and traffic. The staff was helpful with area attractions and other service-oriented requests. The ocean was healthy and full of various creatures and shells. We watched dolphins playing in the wake of the hydrofoils from our balcony. You can also walk down to the end of the point where there is a park with land tortises, as well as a great spot for spotting dolphins near shore. It was recommended we take the pirate cruise as we have young children and it was entertaining. Sanibel Island is just a short drive away and is also beautiful and full of wildlife as well. While our unit was smaller than anticipated, it suited our needs just fine (so glad it had a dishwasher!). We ran into a family from our hometown there who had been going there for 15 years, as did several of the other families. It truly had that family feel. There were scheduled activities throughout the week. The paddle boards and kayaks trial was great. Parking was easy and the tennis courts above were fun. Would gladly go back again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank soleil2jours
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Maryland
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282 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Direct oceanfront property: unit # 308: wonderful unit, screened in porch from living room to bedroom. Immaculately cleaned. Comfortable king size bed. The furniture is slighly dated but clean. Time share property that was very quite and plenty of parking. Nice property: free beach lounge chairs and you could rent a beach umbrella for $5 for the entire week. Nice swimming pool and jacuzzi. A beautiful walk along the beach to Times Square where there is plenty of shopping and restaurants. I would definately recommend: the property is clean, excellent view and overall a great experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank ontheroadagain33
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

The place is ok to stay for a short period of time. As 1200 for the week being the cheapest rate its ok for the value. You can always hear the air conditioner in the other rooms and the ones in the room are a bit loud but work awesome. This place is definitely for older people to stay at. If your looking for a place with a bar that's open daily and want to party this place is not for you.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Ex331
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Auburndale, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

we loved it here!!! loved Klaus the manager. loved the location on the island. I am so glad that this resort had an available unit. I have knee problems and walking to the water's edge was a piece of cake. Even the other guests were nice. You'll love it here!

Room Tip: we liked the building perpendicular to highrise. this did not have a view, but all activities are s...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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7 Thank sanbet
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Love it. Clean. We are in two br and two bath room with full kitchen with dishwasher overlooking the pool and the beach with huge balcony. Walking distance to shops. Huge sliding glass doors from master bedroom and livingroom onto balcony. Ocean views from every room. Beach is not crowded. We will be back.:)

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Resa U
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Royston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
201 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Location, Location, Location! This is certainly a superb location right on a wonderful clean safe beach. A 10 minute walks along the beach or the side walk to the vibrant Times Square district of Fort Myers Beach.
The units are however very small, however you aren’t going to spend much time in them are you? The resort is showing signs of age but everything seems to work just fine. Plus points include; A/C very cool, Free washing machines and dryers a useful addition to travellers, Free Wireless internet and a unique tennis court located on the roof of the car park. Bad points; A/C unit noise, swimming pool can become crowded, very light in rooms at night due to most external lights staying on throughout the night and usual hassle of trying to reserve sun beds!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Mark H
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Property: Windward Passage Resort
Address: 418 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2098
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Windward Passage Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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