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Dolphin Inn
Ranked #18 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Morrow, Ohio
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2 reviews
“What a great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Before we arrived on July 4th we got a call from Travis that asked how far away we were. He told us how to go around since the traffic would be heavy at the bridge because of the fireworks. No hotel does this, but he did! He told us how to get in the room and that we could check in the morning. We had a great time and found everything we needed in the room. The kitchen was basic but equipped with what we needed. He was very helpful in setting up our day and calling places for us. The only drawback I had was that our private bedroom was right inside the door and our grown boys had to walk thru to get outside after we went to bed. Other than that, we had a great time. We will DEFINITELY be back.

Room Tip: The little apartments are very nice and plenty of room for families.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Loved it! Our room was very small but, had a great view of the channel. We saw 2 Manatees while staying at the Dolphin Inn. The staff is friendly and helpful and the location was perfect for us. We certainly would return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

The place is not beautiful! But we were not buying it lol we enjoyed the beach which is just across the street and the staff there was very nice and helpful. Planning on staying there next time and recommending the place to everyone I know!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DENITALBE
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We chose to return to the Dolphin Inn as we had such a great chilled out holiday here last year, and we were not disappointed!
On arrival we didn't expect our room to be ready as it was only 11am but we were allowed to use a room to change into swim wear and we were given beach towels, so started relaxing straight away at the pool and on the beach which is just across the road.
We chose the bay view room again as we just love sitting outside there for breakfast and BBQ in the evening. There are 2 large gas BBQ's which guests can use and plenty sunbeds, tables and chairs. The pool is heated so is very pleasant for a dip.
The rooms are fairly small with 1 double bed, but have everything you need and we spent minimum time indoors due to the great weather.The only problem is the air conditioning units are very noisy at night but there is a celing fan too.
We went on day trips to Naples and the Everglades and to Lovers Key state park nearby.
The nearest supermarket is around 5mins drive from the hotel and there is a 7-11 5mins walk away. Santini Plaza is also walkable in around 15mins and there are shops, good bars and restaurants there. We liked Castaways - great pizza, hot wings,pitchers of beer and live bands!
The trolley stops just outside the hotel for getting to Time Square where there are lots of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops but very limited free parking.
The staff are helpful and friendly and I am sure this will not be our last visit here!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

I recently stayed at the Dolphin Inn and my stay was excellent. Great location, friendly staff, nice pool and very reasonably priced. The bed was very comfortable and the room facing the lagoon was very peaceful. Short walk across the street to the awesome beach. I recommend renting a bike and taking an early morning cruise on the beach. Will stay there again when I am back in the area.

Room Tip: I like the rooms facing the waterway. Very quite and peaceful at night.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike N
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Calais, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

I loved that the beach was right across the street and that Travis was helpful in every way possible. I had a room with a full kitchen and it had everything you would need to cook anything you wanted!! All the utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls, coffee maker, microwave, the works!! Grills are available, as well as bikes and kyaks. We used the pool in the evenings after a day at the beach. It was clean and pretty quiet. There are plenty of chairs and tables available. Good restaurants within walking distance and loved the fact that I could do laundry!! It is not the most fancy place to stay but it was well worth the money and we will certainly go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank JanaK416
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Mayfield, Ohio
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69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

I stayed here before and really liked it, so since I was going back to Ft Myers, I decided to stay again. It was absolutely perfect, AGAIN! The staff is kind, fun and helpful. We had a front bedroom apartment. It had a full kitchen complete with all utensils which made it very economical as places around there can be expensive to eat out constantly. It was neat, clean and bug free! It's a quaint little place just across the street from the beach with a nice pool. Worth every penny. Already planning a return (for a third time). I love this place! It was PERFECTION, AGAIN!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank way2gorjus4u
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Property: Dolphin Inn
Address: 6555 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4499
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#18 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#18 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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