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Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

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Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

I’ve been working my way through the TA listings for Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island and the vast majority seem to be condos or elderly motels. I don’t really want cookers or dishwashers or kitchen sinks etc., just a nice bedroom with a gulf view and with breakfast & restaurant nearby. Could anyone shortlist some “proper” hotels 3 or 4*, (I’ve found Holiday Inns).

Many thanks in anticipation.

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Tiki On The Beach
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1. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

Check out the Best Western Beach Resort, a great hotel directly on the beach, within walking distance to restaurants, shops, bars, the pier, one of the best locations on FMB.

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2. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

I think the Best Western is your best bet, Holiday Inn is more south on the wider part of the beach.Pink shell may have regular rooms, check it out.Sanibel has the Inn Between & Captiva has South seas beach resort.

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3. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

Sanibel Island - Sanibel Inn, Seaside Inn, Song of the Sea, West Wind Inn, Island Inn, Sunset Beach.

More upscale would be Casa Ybel and the gulf view rooms at Tween Waters on Captiva, also Harborside waterview rooms at SSR.

Restaurants on site at Sanibel Inn, West wind Inn, Island Inn and Casa Ybel, both Tweenies and SSR are resorts. Song of the Sea and Seaside Inn are walking distance to Sanibel Inn's restaurants.

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4. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

on FMB

Pink Shell

Best Western

Edison

Diamondhead

Island Beach Club

Neptune Inn

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5. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

Most def the Pink Shell. Awesome pools and location.

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6. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

Thanks for your help everyone. Unfortunately, although the Pink Shell may be great, everything I can find on their website is what in England is called self-contained or self-catering, i.e. with kitchen etc. Same for Edison & BWBR. Diamond Head website is a bit short on details but it probably does have ordinary hotel type rooms.

However, Sanibel Island seems offer several “hotel” type choices, so back to the TA reviews to select one!

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7. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

Can you tell me which is beat Edison Beach House or Best Western?

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8. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

I'm afraid my experience is just a few days in FMB earlier this year, staying at the Casa Playa, which was OK.

The Edison is nearest to the pier and associated facilites, but you'll see from aerial vews the south rooms face a large public car park (parking lot in U.S?). The beach is very busy around there.

The BWBR is a bit further away from the centre (center) so quieter, and has a large beach front, one of the best in that area. However, when I tried to book in there (2009) they were most unhelpful. Maybe they've improved since.

Perhaps if you put your query as a new topic folks who've stayed in either/both will pick up on it and give (hopefully) objective views.

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9. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

We just stayed at the Best Western Beachfront.- I highly recommend it.

All rooms face the beach, includes a nice breakfast. Lots of shade, nice smallish pool. The rooms are remodeled and seem to be brand new. Nice bedding, and new furniture. It is much nicer than the typical best western hotel.

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10. Re: Guidance on hotels - NOT Condos - please; FMB & SI

Grumbleweed give Miami a try, all kinds of "proper" 5 star hotels on the beach with a view over there!

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