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Lighthouse Resort Inn And Suites
Ranked #19 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
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“Great Location BUT”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here and thought the grounds and location were good but the bed was the worst I've ever slept on which says a lot. The rooms are awful. They should have paid us. Our backs hurt for days. You get what you pay for. This hotel is just there for the tiki bar.

  • Stayed December 2012
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

You roughly get what you pay for here although the room was not clean when we checked in. I am usually not picky but this was below even my level... Hopefully an exception as other guests seem to think it is ok.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

at 116.00 dollars a night for a "Beach Hotel", this was a JOKE and it was Nasty.... when arriving there was first .. No p;pace to park, the parking lot in front of the place was closed off, and i had to park in the street, (no curbs - IN the street), to get to registration, i was told, O... its happy hour but after 7 there will be parking... Really?? , then to the room, this 1960 room (not updates since), i certainly wasn't expecting this, it had a 2 burner stove top that looked like it came out of an antique travel trailer, right down to the dirty ripped albumin foil wrapping the burner dish... WHAT?????, light switches that didn't work, had to turn on the main light with a chain hanging from the fan... early 70"s ho motel furniture, but the ABSOLUTE worse... was the SMELL, the bedroom was so musty, that i opened the windows, turned on the wall furnace to high and left the room, 4 hours later came back to a "minimized smell", tis pace was Nasty... and a waste of maoneyy, and ever worse, the staff had no customer concern, didn't even ask when i was leaving... STAY AWAY and save your self the disgust.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Loved this place, it's so unique, I would like to Thank Gail, for making it poss. for me to stay longer than I needed too. I planned on 3 days, but when I saw the rm. and grounds, I ended up staying 6 . Loc. is Great, there are #2 really nice pools, one turns purple at night. The Tiki bar and restarant is Great. The food is good, They have music almost every night. All I cold say is it is a really cool place. I had a Great time.The beach is right across the st. Ex. location is Great too.

Room Tip: I would think all the rooms are Great to stay in. Did not use fitness Ctr. they might have one,
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We had reserved a 2 bdrm unit non-smoking..it reeked of smoke & was humid & stuffy.The fan they put in the rm didn't touch the odor. the suite was very small..they transfered us to a 1 bdrm deluxe..better..but next to smokers on both sides. This is a great location but book here if you like smoke,loud party people till all hours of the day....will not stay here again!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We had a miserable stay here. Our in-laws booked a 2-bedroom suite. It was supposed to be non-smoking, but we opened the door and the place reeked of cigarettes. The office gave us a fan to help the smell, but it never went away. It didn't help that the room was also stuffy and humid.
The "suite" was very small. It was not filthy, but definitely not clean. It included a small kitchen and two bathrooms. The living room consisted of a loveseat and rocking chair. Not comfortable for five people to hang out in. The bed sheets were cheap and scratchy.
We stayed out as late as we could (we had a five-year-old with us) to avoid returning to the room, but eventually we got tired. We should have stayed out longer. The Tiki Bar downstairs had karaoke going ALL NIGHT. For hours, we listened to people singing terribly and loudly. The bar didn't close until the early morning.
When it was finally quiet, it was still difficult to sleep given the stench and the uncomfortable bed.
We considered leaving in the middle of the night, but ended up checking out first thing in the morning.
I guess there are two pools here. One was closed during our visit. The one that was open did not look clean or family friendly. It was surrounded by people smoking and drinking.
Parking is also a challenge here. You may find yourself a ways from the elevator, dragging your luggage through the Tiki Bar.
Our in-laws dined at the Tiki Bar on a Sunday. They said they were given a full menu. When they went to order they were told they were only serving three items.
I always try to come up with something nice to say about a place, but I find myself challenged to think of anything good about the Lighthouse other than that it's in a decent location to Fort Myers Beach and the nearby restaurants.
This is a misuse of the word "resort". It was at best a cheap motel. We left and went to the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa. It was recently remodeled, had very reasonable rates and was a true resort.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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ybslighthouse, General Manager at Lighthouse Resort Inn And Suites, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
I appreciate the feedback, and take all issues to heart and try to improve our product for the next guest's experience.

The case of the rooms being non smoking. All the rooms are non smoking, and when we find someone has stayed in a room that was smoked in, they are charged a cleaning fee. Unfortunately some people are more sensitive than others when it comes to smoking, we do our best to make it better, including using an ionizer, but sometimes the only way to remove the smell is time. I think this stay was on a Friday night since Karaoke was mentioned, so we may not of had another Two Bedroom Suite available to relocate you to that night. Also by the sound of the review, you stayed, or part of your party stayed through the weekend, as you mentioned an issue getting food on Sunday.

As for the food available on Sunday. We have our menus on the tables at all times. On Sunday afternoons, because of football, we have a Tailgate BBQ. We have 7 or 8 items that we cook out on a grill in our courtyard, we also offer pizzas, wings, & nachos from our kitchen. It is a very popular destination for football watchers from all over our area, as we have all the games, along with contests and giveaways during the day, for the football fan, its an event!

Parking at this resort is difficult at times. Being a beach resort with suites, we get a lot of multi family bookings where more than one car is used to come here. And the popularity of the Tiki Bar at times creates a premium on parking. During times when we anticipate these premiums, we have a lot attendant to keep an eye on things and to help guests find a place to park, but it sometimes means that you will not be able to park directly next to where the room or elevator is. This is an issue I personally have experienced as well at hotels I have stayed at.

I believe that the Lighthouse Resort gives the amenities that one looks for when they want to come to a beach style resort; Key west style colors, lush tropical landscaping, two pools, tiki bar with breakfast, lunch, dinner, live entertainment and functions, suites with full kitchens, economy rooms for those on a budget, and across the street from the beach and all of its activities.

Sanibel Harbor Resort is a Gorgeous resort, and I am sure that reasonably priced is in the eye of the beholder as you most certainly will pay a lot more for a nice motel room with two beds there versus a nice suite here that will accommodate up to 6 people. Plus you must drive to everywhere you want to be versus being able to walk to all the activities that Ft Myers Beach has to offer.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We used to stop once a year an evening in Fort Meyers Beach. Usualy we slept at Lani Kai, but it is realy up to date. This time we try the Lighthouse resort. It was a good surprise. The room was large, nice, overlooking the pool with a large balcon on the third floor. We parked just in front of the elevator, it was very convenient. The beach and the restaurants are just across the road. The price also was good. I will come back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Lighthouse Resort Inn And Suites
Address: 1051 5th St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2699
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lighthouse Resort Inn And Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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