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Beach Club I
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great location near town. Every unit beachfront. Not fancy but very comfortable. Excellent wifi. Very small complex. The beach here is white sand, easy to walk on or even ride a bike. Lots of shells. Great for a family. We've stayed at a lot of places and this is one of the best. Donna in the office was very helpful. We would definitely return again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

The property management is excellent. The room has everything you need for your week stay. It is not a fancy resort but has a warm character that is created by the management and the people that stay there. I've stayed at 5 Star Resorts that are new and have all the emenities but have an atmosphere that is lifeless and cold.The resort is right on the beach. The beach view from the balcony was stunning. The property is in an excellent location. It is within walking distance to Times Square but in an area on the beach that is less populated. So you have the best of both worlds, things to see and do close by but more private when you want some quiet time. It's a great place to vacation and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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No Va
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41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

I've been an RCI member for 18 years and have stayed at many top resorts. Is Beach Club I a 5 star resort? No, but location is perfect and if you don't need your day planned for you, it's ideal. Don't expect a fitness room and room service. It's basically an apartment for a week. If you run low on toilet paper etc., get some more from the office.

When we first walked in, I admit, I was a little disappointed. The decor is not fancy. It's rather minimalist. A full kitchen, living room/dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and two really nice screened in balconies. The balcony off of the living room faces the beach. Beautiful!

We went to the Publix a few miles down the road and fixed most of our meals there. There's so much to do in Fort Myers. You just need to do a little research.

The building is about 30 years old. The laundry facilities are on the main floor and there's one elevator.

I really grew to love this place! My mom, with whom I traveled with, even looked into purchasing a week here. Unfortunately, the week she wanted wasn't available. I would go back in a heartbeat!

I uploaded some photos to give you an idea of the decor etc.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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USA
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127 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

The good
The resort is beach front, the management is very concerned and was excellent. The pool is nice with great beach access. The living room/dining room was comfortable with a sofa, 2 chairs, TV with DVD. The sleeper sofa was resort quality that was comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with all items needed, but think your Mom’s kitchen from 1980 – it really looks like it! The unit was well stocked and was clean upon our arrival. The pool was clean, but often felt we should just leave due to the other owners. Nice BBQ area with items needed to fix your dinner.

The not so good to BAD
The bedrooms were similar or worse than a Motel 6. They had old blue indoor/outdoor carpeting, stained curtains, broken safe, marked doors, peeling grey wood panels – yes you read that correctly wood panels – think 1970. The tiles in hallway are cracked, the fridge was rusty, all walls and doors were marked or scuffed. This could be corrected by cleaning or with a little paint. Many items in the unit need replaced or updated, items mismatched – from door handles, towels, sheets, to towel racks. It just felt like a very cheap hotel room with a nice view. It really did feel like it was built in 1979, if you like retro – this may be the place for you.

They do not provide shampoo, beach towels or even a hair dryer. Most units are occupied by owners, the maintaince fees are very low – so one might assume this is the reason there are not many updates. The living room was updated after a Hurricane – but that was 6 years ago. Many other items are very old, even the kitchen faucet was just left without a top – why replace it – it still works?

There are no planned activities, if you are renting or trading into the property, be prepared for the possibility of a less then warm welcome from other guests. One family was wonderful and very friendly. Many others made us feel like the unwanted new boyfriend at a family reunion – not very pleasant for your vacation.

We would not return and I wish someone had written an unbiased review from an outsiders view. We would not recommend this property even with the beautiful views and wonderful manager.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Hampton, Minnesota
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177 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2011

Since 1990 we have stayed here every year. It is well located, clean, updated, and very peaceful - yet close to the action! The pool is the best - warm and one the west side of the building (important for sun :) . It is a small building - only 15 units so the pool is never crowded! Then you can walk right from the pool to the ocean....beautiful views and great for walking!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank c3pon
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Ohio
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

Our family has vacationed at Beach Club I many times. Located right on the beach overlooking Sanibel Island, it is a perfect family beach vacation destination. The 2 bedroom condos are very large with 2 baths and a large living area and kitchen area giving the family plenty of room to be comfortable.. The onsite manager is diligent and the facilities are updated and well maintained. There are only 15 units in the building, so the pool is seldom crowded and the owners and guests are friendly and courteous. The location is ideal, as the condo is located near the end of the island and traffic is at a minimum. The beach is usually quiet and relaxing, but if you are interested in shopping, restaurants, the pier, or more activity, it is a short walk along the shore to "Time Square", or even closer is a beautiful county beach and park with beautiful sunset views and you might catch a glimpse of one of the gopher tortoises that live there.

Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2006

My family and I have been vacationing here since I was 1mo's old and I love it. It is the perfect blend of family fun, night life, and romance all in one beautiful place. I want everyone to experience this island because it is well worth every minute and every penny spent.

  • Stayed July 2005
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3 Thank sgtema
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Property: Beach Club I
Address: 326 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2015
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Fort Myers Beach
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Club I 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Beach Club i Hotel Fort Myers Beach

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