Most of my experience at the GullWing is similar to what others have written...large condo, very clean, great beach, good location, etc. Those are all some of the reasons my husband and I chose to stay here.
However, as I run my own business, the only way I can get away for a few days in the Winter is if I have a connection to high speed Internet. I would never be able to stay in a place that does not have this. And since the condos are spacious at the GullWing, I felt it would be comfortable enough to work in, while being close to the beach and warm sunny weather to enjoy when not working.
Of course, the GullWing advertises that they have high-speed Internet in all of their condos. We confirmed this as well upon check-in. But after unpacking our things and getting settled, I tried to connect to the Internet and was not able to. I immediately called the front desk, at which time they informed me of a problem with their Internet Service Provider, which had resulted in them not having service for days.
This caused a major problem for both me and my husband. Since we had prepaid for our stay, we could not check out early and go elsewhere. So the first three days of our trip were spent struggling to log on to nearby hotel hotspots, and continuously trying to connect to the condo's Internet. Although the problem improved to intermittent service (at best), it made it impossible to do the things we needed to.
I have always been able to operate my business remotely with success during prior getaways like this one. The only thing I need is a quiet place that has a high-speed Internet connection. Needless to say, what should have been a nice break from our NYC Winter, turned into several days of mostly stress! We were not compensated by the Management company in any way for the inconvenience. And it was a very big inconvenience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked into the charming south end of Fort Myers Beach on the widest stretch of sand, GullWing offers 66 condominium 1-, 2- & 3-bedroom suites with complete home amenities, including in-room laundry and a full kitchen. Enjoy a beachfront pool, elevated tennis court, fitness room, guest bicycles, barbecue grilling deck, poolside snack bar, and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gullwing Beach Hotel Fort Myers Beach
- Gullwing Beach Fort Myers
- Gullwing Fort Myers
- GullWing Beach Resort Fort Myers Beach, Florida
- Gullwing Resort