I had the opportunity to stay at the Sandpiper for the first time last week with my two boys, ages 10 and 7. We had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and nicely decorated, with a large balcony overlooking the beach. There were 2 queen sized beds, a small sleeper sofa and chair with a coffee table, and a kitchen table with 4 chairs in the kitchenette. The furniture appeared in new condition and so did the carpeting. The room is much like a small studio apartment. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and meticulously clean. Because it is a smaller resort, it is much less crowded than other places we've stayed on Ft. Myers Beach. I loved the kitchenette which has a full sized refrigerator, a sink, a microwave that appeared to have other cooking functions, and a 2 burner cook top. All the pots and pans, silverware, cooking utensils, glassware, and plates, etc. are provided. There is a small coffeemaker in the room, but the resort has free coffee at the main building, so I would just bring my small coffeepot down there in the morning and fill it with coffee compliments of the resort. There is dish soap, a dishcloth and hand towel in the kitchen, but they don't supply paper towels, napkins, or any condiments of any kind. This is standard for all of the condo type places we have stayed in the past. There is a Publix grocery store just north of the Sandpiper. We popped in there and stocked up on all of the extra food, snacks and necessities. Mid Island Watersports is right on the beach and from there you can rent jetskis, set up to go parasailing, do dolphin tours, and rent nicer beach chairs and umbrellas. The pool is not extremely large (we only used the family pool), but it was very rarely crowded and I never had a problem finding a lounger while the boys were swimming. Everyone on the staff at the Sandpiper was extremely helpful and accommodating.
The property is a sister resort to the Pink Shell which is about 4-5 miles north on Ft. Myers Beach. When you stay at the Sandpiper, you get to use all of the amenities at the Pink Shell, and your parking pass at the Sandpiper allows you to park as well. We went up to the Pink Shell and used their dock on the intercoastal waterway to fish, but didn't take advantage of the pool, restaurant, spa, etc. We have stayed at the Pink Shell a few times in the past. It has many amenities to offer, but we were happy with our beach stay at the Sandpiper.
I would love to see them add a small gift/convenience shop so that if you forgot something, you could pick it up at the resort.
All in all I would be happy to recommend the Sandpiper to anyone looking for a place to stay on Ft. Myers Beach. It is an excellent value on a beautiful beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a truly charming and intimate Gulf front oasis on the white sands of beautiful Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Sandpiper Gulf Resort is a seaside escape set on the softest 315 feet of sand in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. With just 63 suites, newly remodeled in classic British West Indies style, the Sandpiper sits on a breathtaking stretch of beach in the heart of Estero Island. Stroll the perfect white sands. Grab a wave runner and fly across the calm Gulf waters. Take a refreshing dip in our Gulf front pool. Wake up each morning and sip your coffee on a private balcony or lanai overlooking the turquoise waters. The Sandpiper is your tranquil paradise. Yet, we're also just minutes from all sorts of activities including championship golf, fishing and boating charters, tennis clubs, shopping centers and movie theaters. You enjoy the best of both worlds - a Florida vacation that truly feels like an escape with all the conveniences you desire right around the corner. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper Gulf Hotel Fort Myers Beach
- Hotel Sandpiper Gulf