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“Ft Myers stay-cation” 5 of 5 stars
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Lovers Key Resort
Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Ft Myers stay-cation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We are having a great time at Lovers Key Resort. Fantastic bay view from unit #1105. Very good free breakfast at Flippers, we are seeing manatees, dolphins galore, lots of rosette spoonbills and white pelicans.

I highly recommend this resort for a vacation while visiting the area or for a relaxing getaway close to home!!

Cheers, donna and dave

Room Tip: Upper floor with a bay view is our favorite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chester, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

my Husband and I was at this beautiful place October 3 to October 11 , we celebrated our 31 wedding anniversary there , The staff was great , the views fantastic , we stayed in the pint house over looking the bay, the bedroom has a picture window , so every morning when you wake , you see dolphins, sea turtles , so many different kinds of birds , the pool and hot tubs so relaxing , flippers right next door , the best food ; people we would meet in town would ask if we ate at flippers , I think its a house hold name, the price we paid for a week, you cant beat it for everything you get at this resort , you get breakfast every morning at flippers , that is in your package, so if you want a great place at a great price , to spend with the one you love , try lovers key resort , we are making plans for next year, thank you to the staff , for making us feel at home , see you next October for our 32 anniversary.

Room Tip: the pint house number 4 over looking the bay
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed at Lover's Key Resort for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. Staff was friendly and efficient. The building is older but well maintained. Swimming pool is large with a beautiful waterfall in the center. The hotel has a restaurant onsite called Flipper's; we only had breakfast but were completely satisfied with our complimentary breakfast. The view was exceptional from our balcony and the accommodations were very nice. The resort is situated right on the bay, however, their "beach" is only accessible when it's low tide. But, Lover's Key State Park is just across the street and has a wonderful 2.5 mile stretch of beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico so we were OK with that. We will definitely recommend to friends and family and will more than likely be back ourselves.

Room Tip: All the rooms have private balconies; I would suggest asking for one that faces west so you can enjo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stayed at Lovers Key Resort a couple of nights, location is perfect, close to Ft Myers Beach and Bonita Beach. Very clean suites with breathtaking views.
Service is impeccable. Our waitress Lora was very sweet and professional... We'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit to this resort - what a treat and great value. We had asked for a high level floor for the view and were not disappointed with 1105 - spectacular. Big room with lounge, kitchen area, bedroom and shower/bath facilities. Lovely balcony in the shade first thing and in the sun last thing. The guys couldn't have helped anymore and for a quiet 3/4 days or weekend this is a perfect location. State park just by and Fort Myers Beach only 5 mins away in a car. Flippers is great for breakfast, drinks, lunch and dinner. I can't rate the Resort high enough.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed at Lover's key over the Labor Day week and had a wonderful time ... Nature all around, the water was full of fish, birds everywhere and plenty of space to just walk or beach. We traveled to Sanibel, Fort Myers and Naples. All were close 1/2 hr or less. The beaches where all good and we went to many of them. Standouts were Vanderbilt Beach .. Sand and water was very nice almost as nice as Siesta Key Beach. We had an equipped kitchen but ate out most of the meals. Nervous Nellies had a good menu ... seafood was good and priced right, Smokin' Oyster Brewery. The SOB beer was good and the seafood was fresh and Island Cow had good food and service. The resort itself was nice and clean and staff friendly ... Pool was nice and maintained well. Room clean and equipped with most of what you may need to use. Kitchen could have been updated. We had fun at Flippers the restaurant that is at the resort... Bucket of fun was good and the kitchen made some SPECIAL appetizers that I asked for. Both lunch and dinner food was good.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This was our first stay at Lover’s Key Resort and I would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

Location: Located off the beaten path from the crowded and touristy Fort Myers beach. Location is absolutely perfect if you want a relaxing, quiet, beach, pool vacation. Located right next to Lovers Key State Park – Literally across the street and the park is huge with kayaking rentals, bike rentals, beach, trails, etc. There is one on site waterfront restaurant that was very popular with locals, guests and passing boaters – so the afternoon next to the pool/bar will add some fun to your visit. A great option to have right downstairs as there are no other restaurants nearby! Great pool downstairs which is right next to the restaurant and overlooking the bay – amazing views and you are guaranteed to see dolphin and manatee. We brought our paddle boards and woke up every single morning and launched literally directly in front of the resort. Perfect place to bring your own paddle boards, canoe or kayaks. I was very happy to be away from the crowded, touristy, and traffic of Fort Myers Beach. On one night for dinner, we drove into the town square which was about 20 minutes away. There is zero shopping or stores within walking distance of the hotel. The location is not ideal if you’re looking to shop or try different restaurants and nightlife – but absolutely perfect if you want to relax in peace and enjoy nature and the beach.


Resort/Room: The resort is actually a condo / apartment building. There are some people that live there full time, but I think a lot of the owners rent via the “resort”. Check in was super easy and the staff at the desk extremely nice. We stayed in PH4 (penthouse) one bedroom apartment. Gorgeous views from every room and the balcony. We watched countless number of manatee and dolphin, and you can enjoy both a sunrise and sunset from the balcony. PH4 was very clean, comfortable and had every single thing we needed – kitchen fully stocked with plates, wine glasses, wine opener, silverware, pots pans etc. Our room was located at the end of the hall on a corner and was extremely quiet. The only noise we heard were from boats and jet skis, and since we also overlooked the pool and restaurant we would occasionally hear some noise during the afternoon – however perfectly quiet at night. There is a fitness center (which we didn’t use as we got our workout paddle boarding!!). The pool is great - the lobby will provide you with beach towels, and there seemed to be plenty of chairs. The is a waterfall in the center of the pool, a hot tub on the side, and the pool is directly connected to the patio/outdoor restaurant for you to easily get drinks and lunch. The pool is directly on the water and there are great views.

Beach – During low tide the resort has a small beach. High tide it is very tiny to almost nonexistent. However, a very short walk across the street and you’ll have miles of beach to enjoy any time of day – Lovers Key Park beach is directly across the street and you will find no shortage of white powdery sand to enjoy! The hotel not located directly on the Gulf – instead is located on a bay, overlooking a huge estuary – however, you are directly across the street from the Gulf and the Gulf beaches.

Overall I would stay at Lover’s Key Resort again and I would definitely recommend it to others. However, as mentioned, if you are looking for a party scene and want to go out nightly to the bars, restaurants, etc then this place is probably a little too far from those areas.

Room Tip: PH4 had amazing views!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lovers Key Resort

Property: Lovers Key Resort
Address: 8771 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#12 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lovers Key Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled within the islands of Southwest Florida is a tropical oasis known for its impeccable beauty and amazing wildlife. Escape to an intriguing island getaway where dreams become reality. •Situated on a small almost private island •Centrally located between Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs and Naples. •Breathtaking Views of Estero Bay, Lovers Key State Park, Gulf of Mexico •Adjacent to Lovers Key State Park with unspoiled beaches and secluded hideaways •Featured with Lovers Key State Park as number 4 on the Travel Channel's Top Ten Florida Beaches •Of course, we can't forget to mention our sensational SW Florida sunsets and star gazing in the evenings from your private balcony. See for yourself why our guests consider us their personal hideaway. ... more   less 
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