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The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites
Ranked #19 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Spent 4 days here and could not believe how horrible this place is! Elevator broken ( we were on the 3th floor) TV cable goes out also! Internet horrible, furnishings dated, towels smell, outside walkways could use a good power washing, black mold on buildings. Some kind of jackhammer or drilling notice outside our room at 8:00A.M. ( office had no idea someone was working there!)
No apologies for any of this. Guest book in the room states "100 percent satisfaction guaranteed"
Could of fooled me! Also do not provide beach towels, beach chairs or umbrellas

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Joan F
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This was my 6th trip to Ft. Myers Beach and 5th place I've stayed. We chose it because our last 2 trips we often ended up at the Tiki Bar, so why not try staying here? We had a one bdrm suite above the Tiki Bar, which caused some initial concerns about noise, because we aren't late night partyers, but it wasn't a problem at all. Most nights the bar was pretty quiet by 10:00 p.m. and even on Friday & Saturday the noise did not keep us awake.

The room itself was like having a small apartment, which was great. It showed a little wear & tear, but everything worked & everything was clean. We did get a little confused by housekeeping, as we seemed to get partial housekeeping every day. Didn't always get new towels or the beds weren't made, but our last 2 stays were in Timeshare rentals with zero housekeeping, so even partial housekeeping was a bonus.

The best part for me was the location! So central to everything in and around Times Square. Last year we were right on the beach, but further from all the action. We spend more time bar hopping & people watching than laying out, so this worked out better for us. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Trippin042
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We first got there late and basically slept the first night but we had a great view of the waterfall pool. the elevator was broke and we were on the second floor and had an eight month old which made things very hard. My husband loved the tiki bar and i loved eating at the yucatan. It was close to shopping and the beach. The pool was heated. House keeping only came the first day. never after that did we receive more towels, tp, or soap. the trash never got taken and was overflowing. it was a small can and we were there for a week. though we did have everything we needed for the kitchen we had to wash it extremely well because we did see at least three small roaches but we still had a great time.

Room Tip: i suggest a second or third floor room because the views are amazing.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Stephanie N
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

This a quaint property, with nice staff and a small courtyard with a large Tiki bar and small pool.. They had bands playing the nights we were there and they played until 1:30 AM. Rooms look out on the open air courtyard and a lot of people were reveling in the atmosphere, however, we like to turn in around 10 - 11 pm and the noise was very disruptive to a good nights sleep. Once the band finished and the Tiki closed, we heard the other guests returning to their rooms. It is a great location to the beach, restaurants and shops. It was a poor choice for us, but for some it would be a lot of fun.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rusty1224
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

This was a nice hotel. Very clean. We had the deluxe Junior Suite and it was very spacious. Within walking distance to beach,shopping, and just about anywhere you would love to eat. The Tikki Bar at the resort is a lot of fun. Something going on every night.

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1  Thank Shellyd28
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

I have been there several times the hotel is an older place but charming. the staff is great and the food is really good. The special that we had was a large meatballs sandwich and FF for $5.95 and it was excellent. Will be there again in 3 months cannot wait!

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This is not a 4 or 5 star hotel. This is definitely a nice 3 stay with a cute bohemian vibe! The staff were great! The girls at the check in were the best! DO NOT try to cross the bridge into Ft. Myers mid morning! before 9 am or after 2!!!! We were in traffic for about 3 hours - icky. Our room was not ready so we went to the Tiki bar and had some lunch and drinks. This will be another favorable review...

The room was fine - got in by 1:30 - clean. There is nowhere to put more than one suitcase so we had to ask for another luggage rack - no problem. Very small closet area. Nice bathroom amenities and plenty of bath towels. Small stove, sink, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, all of the kitchen supplies.

The pools are small and they are salt water. Bring your own beach towel. There is the towel game at both pools and I really hate that but you can usually find somewhere to hang out. They play alot of Buffet by the pool that is near the Tiki bar and there is a waterfall at the other pool and it is quieter. We had no problems taking our own beer down to the pool - no glass - duh.

They do have a small population of feral kitties (I counter 4 or 5) but they pretty much stay out of the way - they live there and they are pretty friendly. I enjoyed that. I saw on a review before I left that there was cat poo all over and this is very over exaggerated. If you did not see them, you would not even know they were there.

10 minute walk to the beach. Maybe a block from Times Square!

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2  Thank sparky3141
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Additional Information about The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites

Address: 1051 Fifth Avenue, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range: £107 - £309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit beautiful Fort Myers Beach and stay where you play – The Lighthouse Resort Inn and Suites! Our World-Famous Tiki Bar – poolside in the center of the hotel – is one of the most popular bars on the island. Join us for live entertainment nightly and the best bands on the beach on weekends. The Lighthouse Resort is located in the heart of the exciting Times Square entertainment district. We are 200′ from the Gulf of Mexico – an easy walk to the best Fort Myers Beach has to offer! Wade in the surf, rent a Wave Runner or fish off the pier. Shopping, dining and open air Key West style bars are just steps away. ... more   less 
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