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Pointe Estero Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Indianapolis
1 review
“Great room and pool”
Reviewed 27 October 2009

The room was incredible with walkout balconies for both main bedroom and guestroom. You could see the beach and the pool of the hotel next to us. The screened in porches took away from a perfect view but you could still see well enough. The walk from the hotel to the ocean takes about 3 minutes which made it a little more challenging to see the 'goings on' at the beach. Bring binoculars to watch the dolphins go by twice a day.

Once you are at the beach, the dolphins are maybe 100 feet from shore. My son and I had a dolphin come within in 7 feet of us while we were wading. The water was very clear which helped us to find buried shells including conch shells. There were thousands of sand dollars too. So much wildiife where we stayed, osprey, pelicans diving for fish, seagulls and a large variety of other birds. Birds were not a bother at all but nice to see them fly around.

Very quiet where the hotel is. Not a lot of restaurants near there but you can find some within driving distance. The pool and surrounding area was very nice. No restaurants at hotel plus no room service which is why I didn't give the high marks as everyone else has. Definitely not a 5-star resort. It does have the spa and a very small workout room. The landscaping was very nice. Small lobby. They do provide morning coffee which is not really great quality at all plus they don't put it out until 8:30am. Go to Publix for your breakfast and lunch needs. The food at the two restaurants close by were very pricey and of low quality. There is a Holiday Inn with a restaurant but the food is of low quality for the price you pay. Better deals closer to the pier plus shops.

We used our rental car to get around but there is a trolley. Not sure how timely it is. On the beach, you could rent sea-dos or a sail boat for $65/half hour or $99/hour, although the seado does sit up to 3 people. They also had parasailing. There were cabanas and chairs with umbrellas to rent. Chair and umbrella was $25/day or if after 1:30pm $15/day. You could also just rent the umbrella. Not sure how much the cabanas were but they weren't too close to the beach.

But overall I had a great time. Was not too concerned that there was not a restaurant at the hotel. I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

My wife have traveled a lot in our years together, and Pointe Estero exceeded our expections for a condo in every way. I did extensive online research before finding this place, and the unit we stayed in (#903-Gulf View) was absolutely spectacular. Not only was the interior outfitted beyond the normal requirements, but the views of BOTH the bay area and gulf were awesome. The views were actually BETTER with a gulf view room than a gulf front room in our opinions, because one could see a lot more in both directions. The grounds were also immaculate in every way, and had a certain "South Seas" feel with the palm trees, walkways, and rock waterfall. Staff was very friendly and attentive also. Too much so, in our case, because we were acting like teenagers and hanging out in the jacuzzi after curfew, when the "pool gestapo" guy (security guard) politely asked us to leave. ;-)
I'm dismayed by reading some of this nonsense about the beach being too far away. All that tells me is there are some very lazy people writing reviews. Part of the charm of this place is the wide beach, and it is great not to be laying or sitting right under someone's balcony. I'm a senior with a torn ACL, and it honestly took me about 3-4 minutes to walk from the pool area to the gulf waters, no longer. Great at night also - sitting out by the lapping waves and looking up at the stars in a very dark sky. Enough to get the romantic juices flowing again. ;-)
You need a car if you come to Pointe Estero, but why wouldn't you have a car in the first place in SW Florida? With no car you miss all the cool things like Sanibel Island, Edison Museum, Everglades, Corkscrew Swamp - the list goes on. If you are concerned about the cost of a car, you can save $ by shopping at the Publix a mile up the street, and getting gourmet take-out from the Sandy Butler on San Carlos Blvd, at less than half the cost it would take to eat out. There's your car $ for a week.

All in all, this rivals any condo we've stayed at , and exceeded all our expectations. My very picky wife, after our initial walk-through we always do, turned to me and said, "Kirk, you're the man!" I did good, and so will you if you pick the Pointe Estero Resort.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 16 October 2009

Traveled with another couple to Fort Myers Beach and stayed at Pointe Estero. We were very pleased with our choice.
The resort is very well maintained. The staff here also really seems to care about the guests and was happy and helpful. From the moment we checked in, and any time we stopped at the front desk the staff made you feel welcome.

The two bedroom-2 bath condo we had was perfect. Very clean and well maintained and the kitchen had everything you could need. All furnishings were comfortable and in very good shape.
The master bath was wonderful with a huge Jacuzzi tub. Both baths were spotless and in great shape. The second bath also contained a washer\dryer combo which came in handy.
The master bedroom was very large with a king bed and plenty of closet space. I think we all agreed that the only thing we would like to see changed as far as the interior of the condo went would be to replace the two twin beds in the second bedroom with perhaps two doubles.
We also loved the fact that you could access the wonderful screened balcony from any room. The view we had was perfect. We spent a great deal of time out there enjoying the weather and the view.
The walk to the waters edge was a short and we did enjoy plenty of time on the beach. The pool area at the resort was very nice as well and maintained to the same standards as the building. Gas grills were located outside the pool for grilling as well some wonderful areas to enjoy a meal outdoors.

We also enjoyed the location of this resort. While there isn’t much to do right outside the door, everything is a short car or trolley ride away. We used to trolley a couple of nights to get to the Times Square area and then had a cheap a fast cab ride back later in the evening.
I know that we would not hesitate to return to Pointe Estero. If the continue to maintain the same standards that we experienced they can’t go wrong.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Alton, NH
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

Large condo, enjoyed the outdoor grills. Nice beach and pool.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Monument, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2009

From the moment we walked into our condo we were pleased. The view was spectacular and the furnishing were tropical and comfortable. Enjoyed the beach, Gulf, and even the tremendous rainstorm that lasted 1/2 hour. The pool, spa and bbq were great. The staff was friendly and anxious to help us with anything we needed. We'll be going back in November.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Wisconsin Rapids
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Reviewed 16 August 2009

We stayed there from Wed-Sun check was easy and fast the front desk people were very wonderful with everything....... The room was big and nice but for the 2nd bedroom it only had twin beds for the kids but they had a wonderful view we did the beach front on the 7th floor it was a awesome view from every room! Very quiet and spacious. The only downfall was the LONG walk to the beach and the beach is very shelly. The pool was dirty but other than that they had bbq grills that you could use which was nice cause it was kind of far away from everything. It takes about 15 min to get to time square by car or by trolley which the trolley was awesome if it only came more then once a hour and the last pick up was 8:30 from time square other wise a taxi ride is about $15 one way. I would recommend this hotel if you were just there to hang out at the hotel and do nothing. But for the money it was a nice place!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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New York
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Reviewed 21 July 2009

Great service, friendly and helpful staff. Room was excellent! Wrap around patio balcony had views of the beach and pool area. Jacuzzi bath in master bathroom. Great furnished kitchen with modern appliances. Nice pool area with well manicure grounds. Barbecues located near the pool. Walk out the back and the beach is right there. Beach chairs/umbrellas available for $20. Great shelling along the beach with parasailing/wave runner rentals next door. Only thing lacking was a restaurant on site but there is one next door. Also, less then a 1/2 mile is a strip mall with restaurants/gift shops. My recommendation is the Bayside Bistro which is located a little north of the resort. A Publix is also located there. Definitely rent a car since the trolley runs every hour.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Pointe Estero Beach Resort
Address: 6640 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4512
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pointe Estero Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A casual beach resort featuring 60 condominium suites, located directly alongside the sun-drenched Gulf of Mexico. Featuring 1- & 2-bedroom suites with complete home amenities, including in-room laundry and a full kitchen. Perfect for the whole family and large groups. Enjoy the pool, jacuzzi, tennis court, fitness room, barbecue grilling patio, and more. ... more   less 
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