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The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites
Ranked #19 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Walled Lake, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“not what we thought”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

We were very disappointed in this "hotel". It was very old and dilapidated. The land-line phone in the room didn't work and when we told management they said they knew about it! It didn't work for any of the 5 days we were there. We decided to leave early each morning and come back to the room late at night because the room was so dingy and uninviting. We would not recommend this "hotel" to anyone. It is more like a very cheap motel, and for the rates they charged, we felt shortchanged.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I can whole heartedly agree with the Bootgirlsfriend's review. We also were hoping for better. Our experience was very similar. We were offered an upgrade but it only had a king size bed for us 2 single women. We had to make due. We were near the pool and the bar so there was a great deal of noise when we were trying to sleep. The room was shabby and in need of a great deal of remodeling. Our phone did not work and when we complained the explanation was very inadequate. It appeared that the management had no intention of rectifying the problem. On the plus side, there was a computer in the office with a printer for our use. The location was central to much nicer areas. Lastly, we blew a fuse in the bathroom on our last morning but the pool guy was able to quickly run in and find the switch so we could continue to dry our hair. I know there are people that probably love this place but it certainly was not up to our standards.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We found this hotel to be extremely loud (music from the bar) and not very clean. The location is great, but the noise level, dirty carpet and bathroom were very disappointlng. We had reserved a one bedroom, but what we got was a large studio. I was hoping for much better........

Room Tip: If you decide to stay here, ask for a room on the opposite side to the Tiki Bar, it is sooooooo loud...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Oak Harbor, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The location of the hotel was excellent and the tiki bar had good entertainment. The room was old and not kept in good repair. My biggest gripe is that I left a nice North Face coat in my room and they claim no knowledge of it. It was a heavy winter coat and I can not see why the cleaning staff would want to take such a heavy coat. Unfortunately they must have thought they needed it more than me. I hope they sweat profusely when they wear it!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place! Great location and fun place to stay! Nice rooms, nice beds. Fun party atmosphere, loved the pools and all the balconies. Felt like Key West. Easy access to everything. Covered parking was nice. Didnt get food, but would HIGHLY recommend. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

After my wife posted her review (beadingdawn), we immediately received an email reply from the manager (Brian) and were quite impressed with his response. He replied with a very well written email addressing all the concerns from our stay giving us a generous partial refund. He even went as far as to offer us the option of contacting him directly to reserve a room for our next stay in Fort Myers should we decide to give the Lighthouse Inn another try stating he would give us one of his best rooms at the best possible price. Great manager and good business practice. We sincerely appreciate his prompt response and I'm pretty sure we will give the Lighthouse Inn another try next year.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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dublin
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7 reviews
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

What a nice clean place stayed Feb 26th and left the 27th. Wanted to stay longer! I love the kitties they have at the place. Staff and guest were very friendly. Well worth the price we paid. Only down fall our tail light got busted on our rental car in parking lot? Not the hotels fault just rude people. Hoping to go back in August and stay for a longer time!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites
Address: 1051 Fifth Avenue, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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 — The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit beautiful Fort Myers Beach and stay where you play – The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites! Our World-Famous Tiki Bar – poolside in the center of the hotel – is one of the most popular bars on the island. Join us for live entertainment nightly and the best bands on the beach on weekends. The Lighthouse Resort is located in the heart of the exciting Times Square entertainment district. We are 200′ from the Gulf of Mexico – an easy walk to the best Fort Myers Beach has to offer! Wade in the surf, rent a Wave Runner or fish off the pier. Shopping, dining and open air Key West style bars are just steps away. ... more   less 
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