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Sandpiper Gulf Resort
Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
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Monticello, Minnesota
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“Will return, year after year!!”
Reviewed March 3, 2011

Our first impression when pulling into the hotel was very good. The grounds were well kept, the outside is painted a beautiful inviting yellow and it's just a good feel when you walk in. The first thing my husband said when we walked in the room was "I would DEFINATELY come back here again!" We stopped for groceries before we got to the hotel, and to our surprise the kitchen was totally stocked with plates, bowls, silverware, cups, wine glasses..pots & pans. Pretty much everything you need to cook in a kitchen. The convection oven was also a great added feature. We had a 3rd floor ocean view room with two queen beds, and a fold out couch. The view was breathtaking! We traveled with 3 small children (8), (6) & (3) and it was very nice knowing that the kids could go down and play in the sand while my husband and I watched from the balcony. The beach was very well maintained, and not a long distance from the hotel to the water like some places are. There were also cabanas that you could rent for $15/day and they were really nice to have especially with the kids, or if you like to be by the water but wanted the shade. They gave us fresh beach towels which smelled great! and we used them for a few days, and then traded them in for new ones whenever we wanted to. The atmosphere there was nice, mostly families and older couples. Many of the older couples we met had been coming back for 30 years!! What does that tell you about this place? We absolutely loved every minute of our stay at the Sandpiper...it was VERY hard to leave!! Thank you staff at the Sandpiper!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights: ocean front ground floor unit. It had 2 queens and a kitchenette, table seating 4, couch, and patio overlooking the beach. Fort myers beach is a small beach resort community. there is nothing else except the beach. it is close to Naples. we have family there.
liked the room: clean, great set-up for us. full fridge, very useful. it is not a fancy place. we stayed in the high rise, Point Estero resort a few years back, and that was a full condo and much fancier. would be happy to stay at either place again.
the pool was small, clean, and heated to a fabulous 90 degrees.
Overall I would rec this place. lots of older people, but looks great for kids.
Wi-fi included, easy to use.
we never had to interact with staff, as we came in late, and left early. no problems with either.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

The room was just ok, with a very strong smell. Opened the balcony door first thing.
I am not sure if the day shift desk clerk realized that I was a guest, for he certainly did not treat me like one. I approached the front desk to request that the shower be fixed, as it was not turning on. I got no "good morning", or, "can I help you". Just a look, as if to say,"what do you want?" The evening before we called the front desk to check on availability of internet service, and to report a burned out light bulb. Had to leave a message on a machine. The message was never answered. Was informed next day that there is no clerk after 8PM. Surprise! That is not written down anywhere. No apology offered.
Asked for a late check out. Mistake. "We have people checking in. I only have 3 housekeepers for 9 rooms." Blah ,blah, blah. Was that my problem? The dude was rude beyond words. Incidentally, check out time was 11. Check -in time was 3. I was only asking for a 12 noon check out, for goodness sake.You sure will not find any hospitality at this place. Stay away!! Nicest part about the place was the maintenence man who came to fix the shower. He made it go on, but then it wouldn't shut off!

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Regionalmanager, VP Regional Resorts at Sandpiper Gulf Resort, responded to this review, February 23, 2011
Hello Junezeln

I am sorry to hear that you didn't receive the stellar service and experience that The Sandpiper is well known to provide.

I am providing you my e-mail as I would like to know who treated you in a than a service oriented approach.

I am Thankful that you brought this to my attention and would have liked to have handled your issue at the time it occurred.

In regard to office hours they are posted on the lobby, in your welcome folder material and also in the Guest room guide.

We have a Guest service agent that is on the property from 8pm until 4am to keep an eye on the Resort and provide for urgent requests.

Please e-mail me so I can follow up with you.

Thank you

Perry L.




You can e-mail me at Plandis@thecontinentalgroupinc.com.
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Florida
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

Stayed in second floor oceanfront unit (#262). Perfect views of the beach, ocean and sunsets. Loved relaxing on the balcony. Rooms not extravagant but well done and have all you need including kitchen with full size refrigerator. Property was clean inside and out. Even though the temperature fell to the 40's overnight, the pools were comfortably heated.
Definitely a great place to stay for a weekend or vacation on the beach!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Ohio
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Reviewed February 15, 2011

This is our third Jan/Feb stay at The Sandpiper and we intend to be back. Sandpiper is right on the beach, the rooms are large, comfortable, the grounds are well kept up, clean, the office staff, maintenance staff and cleaning staff are friendly and courteous, two heated swimming pools. They have little things like a grill in the courtyard for use by anyone, free bottles of water, more. It's been a quiet place...not a lot of noisy parties. I highly recommend this place.

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Lebanon, Kentucky
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Reviewed February 14, 2011

We were totally delighted by the Sandpiper Condo/Hotel. The accomodations were great! Two double beds, kitchette, dining area, and living area were very clean and nicely decorated. The Sandpiper was right on the ocean and could be seen at all times.
The staff were very courteous and made you feel that they were there for you every whim.
We have plans on future years with this Resort.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dania Beach, Florida
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

This was part business part leisure trip. Travelling with family is sometimes harder than expected, but this was a flawless trip. The resort was beautiful and the staff at the property extremely courteous.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Sandpiper Gulf Resort
Address: 5550 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4196
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#11 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandpiper Gulf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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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