Southwest Florida Visitors' Guide: Accommodations

BY January 12, 2017

You may book your stay in Southwest Florida for a vacation, but what you’ll truly find is rejuvenation. With full-service spas, sprawling pools and secluded rooms, many of the accommodations dotting our area offer the chance to be pampered on a world-class level. For couples seeking a romantic getaway, boutique hotels and private bungalows offer an intimate setting. Bringing the whole gang along? Experience family-friendly luxury at resorts with multiple pools, children’s activity centers and private stretches of sand. In the area for business? Find the professional services and elegant meeting rooms you need all within centrally located hotels.

No matter which type of accommodation you select, it likely will have you requesting a late checkout.




COMFORT INN, 9800 Bonita Beach Road, (239) 992-5001. A non-smoking property featuring a heated pool, complimentary hot breakfast and high-speed internet access. comfortinn.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES BONITA SPRINGS, 27891 Crown Lake Blvd., (239) 948-0699. A newly renovated 108-room hotel close to attractions, restaurants and shopping. Outdoor pool. Three miles from the beach. hiexpress.com

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON BONITA SPRINGS, 8901 Highland Woods Blvd., (239) 949-5913. Upscale inn 3 miles from Bonita Beach. Standard and boutique studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, fitness center, high-speed internet access, concierge service. homewoodsuites.com

TRIANON BONITA BAY, 3401 Bay Commons Drive, (239) 948-4400. Boutique hotel with 100 guest rooms and suites, outdoor heated pool, hot tub, continental breakfast, conference room, lakeside restaurant and bar/lounge. trianon.com


CAPE HARBOUR VACATION RENTALS, 5828 Cape Harbour Drive, Suite 100, (239) 540-1851. Two- and three-bedroom condominiums surrounding a 76-slip, deep-water marina. Marina features shops, art galleries and restaurants. capeharbourvacations.com

CASA LOMA MOTEL ON THE WATERFRONT, 3608 Del Prado Blvd. S., (239) 549-6000. Guest rooms with kitchens. Heated pool, boat and fishing dock, and recreation room. casalomamotel.com

THE WESTIN CAPE CORAL RESORT AT MARINA VILLAGE, 5951 Silver King Blvd., (239) 541-5000. Offers luxurious accommodations featuring sophisticated décor and impeccable service. One-, two- and three-bedroom guest accommodations feature private screened-in balconies and views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caloosahatchee River. Features Westin’s signature “Heavenly” products. westincapecoral.com


CAPTIVA ISLAND INN, 11508 Andy Rosse Lane, (239) 395-0882. A bed-and-breakfast, including multiple private cottages, 360 steps from the shore. Nearby bike, kayak and WaveRunner rentals. Pool, with award-winning restaurants within walking distance. captivaislandinn.com

SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT, 5400 Plantation Road, (239) 472-5111. Reaching 330 acres on the northern tip of Captiva, the recently restyled resort features multiple restaurants, lagoon pool and cabana complex, nine-hole executive golf course, children’s programs, yacht harbor and water sports. southseas.com

’TWEEN WATERS INN ISLAND RESORT, 15951 Captiva Drive, (239) 472-5161. Beachfront resort featuring a collection of guest cottages, studios, guest rooms, and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. Multiple dining options, marina with boat rentals, exercise area, pool and hot tub. tween-waters.com


EMBASSY SUITES FORT MYERS-ESTERO, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, (239) 949-4222. Separate living room and bedroom with a wet bar, pull-out sleeper sofa and easy chair. Pool, fitness center and complimentary breakfast from on-site restaurant. fortmyers.embassysuites.com

HAMPTON INN & SUITES FORT MYERS-ESTERO/FGCU, 10611 Chevrolet Way, (239) 947-5566. This hotel has 94 nonsmoking rooms. A heated swimming pool, fitness room, business center and meeting room. hamptoninn3.hilton.com

HYATT PLACE COCONUT POINT, 23120 Via Villagio, (239) 495-1395. All rooms are smoke-free and offer free Wi-Fi. Fitness center, outdoor pool, coffee and wine bar, guest kitchen and daily complimentary continental breakfast. coconutpoint.place.hyatt.com

HYATT REGENCY COCONUT POINT RESORT & SPA, 5001 Coconut Road, (239) 444-1234. Set among 26 acres overlooking Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, this four-diamond resort features 454 guest rooms and suites, multiple restaurants and lounges, 19,000-square-foot spa, golf course, lagoon-style pool and a waterslide, fitness center and access to a beach with pavilion via water taxi. Awarded Three Palm certification as a Florida Green Lodge. coconutpoint.hyatt.com          


COURTYARD FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL, 4455 Metro Parkway, (239) 275-8600. Redesigned, located close to downtown Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport and the beach. marriott.com

CROWNE PLAZA FORT MYERS AT BELL TOWER SHOPS, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, (239) 482-2900. Modern high-rise with recently renovated guest rooms. Sports café, outdoor pool, fitness center. Adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops. ihg.com/crowneplaza

HILTON GARDEN INN FORT MYERS, 12600 University Drive, (239) 790-3500. All guest rooms equipped for business. Outdoor pool, fitness center, 24-hour business center and meeting space. hgi.com

HOLIDAY INN FORT MYERS AIRPORT AT TOWN CENTER, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, (239) 561-1550. Guest rooms and two-bedroom suites. Restaurant and bar, outdoor heated pool and fitness center. Within walking distance of Gulf Coast Town Center. hiftmyersairport.com

HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON FORT MYERS, 5255 Big Pine Way, (239) 275-6000. One-bedroom suites with full kitchen, complimentary breakfast and high-speed internet. Pool and exercise room. Located within Bell Tower Shops. homewoodsuites.com

HOTEL INDIGO, 1520 Broadway, Suite 104, (239) 337-3446. Stylish boutique hotel in the Fort Myers River District. Oversized guest rooms, rooftop pool, martini lounge and restaurant. hotelindigo.com

*LA QUINTA INN & SUITES FORT MYERS-SANIBEL GATEWAY, 20091 Summerlin Road, (239) 466-1200. Featuring outdoor heated pool, whirlpool spa, fitness center, high-speed internet. Pets allowed. lq.com

SANIBEL HARBOUR MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA, 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, (239) 466-4000. Four-star, four-diamond resort set among 85 acres of gardens. Featuring guest rooms, suites and condos. Multiple pools, whirlpool spas, kayaking, six restaurants, full-service spa and fitness center. Participant in TripAdvisor GreenPartner. sanibelmarriott.com


BEST WESTERN PLUS BEACH RESORT, 684 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-6000. Oceanfront rooms. Heated pool, playground, picnic areas and water sports rentals. Provides complimentary breakfast and high-speed internet. bwbeachresort.com

DIAMONDHEAD BEACH RESORT & SPA, 2000 Estero Blvd., (855) 516-1090. This 12-story resort with 124 one-bedroom suites features a heated outdoor pool, two whirlpool spas, fitness center, casual/upscale dining options and water sports rentals. diamondheadfl.com

GULLWING BEACH RESORT, 6620 Estero Blvd., (239) 765-4300. A luxury condo resort features one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with full kitchen, washer and dryer. Amenities include a fitness center, beachfront pool, whirlpool spa, beach cabana rentals, tennis court and gazebo. gullwingfl.com

LOVERS KEY RESORT, 8771 Estero Blvd., (239) 765-1040. All suites feature fully equipped kitchens and private balconies. Heated lagoon-style pool with waterfall and spa; restaurant and high-speed internet access. Adjacent to Lovers Key State Park. loverskey.com

MATANZAS INN RESORT, 414 Crescent St., (239) 463-9258. Bayfront resort featuring cottages, guest rooms and villas. Heated pool, hot tub and restaurant on site. Dockage available for boaters. matanzas.com

PALM TERRACE RESORT, 3333 Estero Blvd., (239) 765-5783. Eight rental resort apartments situated around a courtyard with heated swimming pool, grill area and shuffleboard court. Beach access across the street. palm-terrace.com

PINK SHELL BEACH RESORT & MARINA, 275 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-6181. Four-star resort located on 12 acres. Amenities include undersea fantasy pool, 200-foot fishing pier, dockage, poolside bar and children’s programs. pinkshell.com

POINTE ESTERO BEACH RESORT, 6640 Estero Blvd., (239) 765-1155. Sixteen-story beachfront tower condo resort. Tennis court, pool with whirlpool spa, volleyball, access to trolley service and nearby water sports rentals. pointeestero.com

WYNDHAM GARDEN FORT MYERS BEACH, 6890 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-5711. Oceanfront resort features outdoor pool, fitness facility, lounge and restaurants. Kids eat free. wyndham.com


*HILTON MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT AND SPA, 560 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 394-5000. Newly renovated four-diamond resort featuring 16 luxury rooftop guest rooms and suites, and seven ground-floor guest rooms and suites with direct pool access. Heated pool with whirlpool spa; multiple restaurants and lounge; watersports rentals. Non-smoking. hiltonmarcoisland.com

JW MARRIOTT MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT, 400 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 394-2511. Recently renovated Balinese-style resort features 726 guest rooms and 63 suites. Two outdoor pools, game room, 18-hole championship golf course, water activities, casual and elegant dining. jwmarco.com

MARCO BEACH OCEAN RESORT, 480 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 393-1400. Luxury one- or two-bedroom suite resort with balconies, fully equipped kitchens. Spa services, rooftop gardens, swimming pool and meeting rooms. marcoresort.com

MARCO ISLAND LAKESIDE INN, 155 First Ave., (239) 394-1161. Nineteen suites decorated in Old Florida style and situated by the only freshwater lake on Marco Island. marcoislandlakeside.com


BELLASERA HOTEL, 221 Ninth St. S., (844) 898-4184. This four-diamond, Tuscan-inspired resort offers a choice of studio, one, two or three bedrooms. Heated outdoor pool with whirlpool spa, fitness center and restaurant. bellaseranaples.com

*COVE INN, 900 Broad Ave. S., (239) 262-7161. Located on Naples Bay across the marina from the Naples City Dock, just blocks away from the beach and the shopping and dining districts of Crayton Cove, Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South. coveinnnaples.com

DOUBLETREE SUITES BY HILTON NAPLES, 12200 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 593-8733. Designated twice as a Palm Green Lodge, this hotel has 101 one-bedroom suites with some overlooking the Cocohatchee River and wildlife preserve. Includes a fitness center, business center and meeting space. doubletreenaples.com

EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL, 1901 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., (239) 403-2000. All-suite hotel featuring two heated pools, fitness center, indoor and outdoor dining. Golf courses nearby. edgewaternaples.com

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES NAPLES, 3808 White Lake Blvd., (239) 530-3355. Located east of the highway. Offering business services, laundry and complimentary breakfast. marriott.com/fairfieldinn

FAIRWAYS INN OF NAPLES, 103 Palm River Blvd., (239) 597-8181. Secluded environment yet minutes from beaches and shopping. Heated pool, gas grills, internet access and light continental breakfast. fairwaysinnnaples.com

HAMPTON INN NAPLES-CENTRAL, 3210 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 261-8000. Heated pool and complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary wireless internet access, located north of downtown. napleshamptoninn.com

HILTON NAPLES, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 430-4900. Florida Green Lodging Resort and four-diamond hotel featuring guest rooms and suites, beach shuttle, fitness center, heated pool, bar/lounge and Shula’s Steak House. hiltonnaples.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES, 1785 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 261-3500. Heated outdoor pool, exercise room, laundry and business center.  ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

HYATT HOUSE NAPLES/5TH AVENUE, 1345 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 775-1000. Brand-new 183-room hotel with many amenities overlooking the Gordon River and located just steps from the shopping on Fifth Avenue South and Tin City. naples.house.hyatt.com

INN ON FIFTH, 699 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 403-8777. A boutique hotel on Fifth Avenue. Featuring a rooftop pool and hot tub, fitness center and full-service spa. Six blocks from the beach. innonfifth.com

INN OF NAPLES, 4055 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 649-5500. Featuring outdoor pool, fitness center and complimentary continental breakfast. innofnaples.com

INN AT PELICAN BAY, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road, (239) 597-8777. Featuring oversized rooms with lake views and private balconies. Heated pool and spa, fitness center, lobby bar and hot breakfast. Golf courses nearby. innatpelicanbay.com

LAPLAYA BEACH & GOLF RESORT, 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, (239) 597-3123. Beachfront resort featuring 189 guest rooms and suites, waterfront dining, golf course, pool and full-service spa. laplayaresort.com

LEMON TREE INN, 250 Ninth St. S., (239) 262-1414. “A touch of Key West in the heart of Old Naples.” Features heated swimming pool, a courtyard garden and 34 tropical-themed guestrooms. lemontreeinn.com

NAPLES BAY RESORT & MARINA, 1500 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 530-1199. Tuscan-styled tropical luxury waterfront resort. Suites, cottages, spa, multiple restaurants and marina. naplesbayresort.com

THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL & GOLF CLUB, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., (239) 261-2222. A 125-acre resort featuring 319 renovated guest rooms and suites, spa and fitness center, newly renovated championship golf course designed by John Sanford and Jack Nicklaus, award-winning tennis center, children’s programs, beachfront pool and four restaurants. naplesbeachhotel.com

NAPLES COURTYARD INN, 2630 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 261-3870. Tropical inn with oversized pool, chickee bar area and complimentary breakfast. naplescourtyardinn.com

NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT, 475 Seagate Drive, (239) 227-2182. This waterfront hotel on 23 acres offers more than 500 rooms. Guest rooms, suites and bungalow suites are available. Three pools and a 100-foot water slide, private cabanas, multiple restaurants and lounges, fitness facility, 15 tennis courts, spa and over 83,000 square feet of event space. Privileges at Naples Grande Golf Club. naplesgrande.com

PARK SHORE RESORT, 600 Neapolitan Way, (239) 263-2222. Botanical walkways and a private lake with two waterfalls. One- and two-bedroom condo suites, heated pool, spa, tennis court all on 13 acres. parkshorefl.com

PORT OF THE ISLANDS EVERGLADES ADVENTURE RESORT, 25000 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 394-3005. Studio and cottage suites located 30 minutes from downtown Naples in the Everglades. Restaurant, pool, tennis court, game room, nearby skeet and trap shooting. poiresort.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON GOLF RESORT, NAPLES, 2600 Tiburón Drive, (239) 593-2000. Boasting two Greg Norman golf courses, three restaurants, coffee shop, bar/billiards room and lounge. Heated outdoor pool, fitness center, tennis, Nature’s Wonders and use of the amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Named the top golf resort in Florida by Golf Digest magazine in October 2009. ritzcarlton.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON, NAPLES, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, (239) 598-3300. Recently renovated, offering views of the Gulf of Mexico and three miles of beach, six restaurants, world-class spa, a bar, tennis, three pools, high-tech entertainment lounge, children’s programs and water sports. Guests enjoy golf at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples at Tiburón. ritzcarlton.com

STAYBRIDGE SUITES NAPLES-GULF COAST, 4805 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 643-8002. Studios and one- and two-bedroom suites. Business services, fitness center, outdoor heated pool, whirlpool spa, chickee bar, barbeque grills and free Wi-Fi. One mile to the beach. Pets welcome. ihg.com/staybridge

TRIANON OLD NAPLES, 955 Seventh Ave. S., (239) 435-9600. Located in residential Old Naples, the Trianon offers elegant suites and guest rooms, lobby lounge, outdoor heated pool, continental breakfast and concierge services. trianon.com

VANDERBILT BEACH RESORT, 9225 Gulf Shore Drive N., (239) 597-3144. Fully equipped guest rooms, junior suites and condominiums. On-site waterfront dining at the Turtle Club. Beachfront with heated pool, boat docks and tennis court. vanderbiltbeachresort.com


TARPON LODGE, 13771 Waterfront Drive, (239) 283-3999. Choice of 20 guest rooms and two efficiencies. Feature highlight is the 1926 historic lodge. Amenities include a pool, available boat dockage, restaurant and lounge with live music. tarponlodge.com


BEACHVIEW COTTAGES, 3325 W. Gulf Drive, (239) 472-1202. One- or two-bedroom cottages and studio apartments with beach views. Heated pool, bicycle and beach chair rentals, pet-friendly. beachviewsanibel.com

CASA YBEL RESORT, 2255 W. Gulf Drive, (239) 472-3145. Featuring luxurious one- and two-bedroom suites. Nature sanctuary, tennis, both Olympic-sized and wading pools, spa services, kids’ club, and poolside bar and grill. Dine at the scenic Thistle Lodge. casaybelresort.com

CASTAWAYS BEACH & BAY COTTAGES, 6460 Sanibel-Captiva Road, (239) 472-1252. Cottages, efficiencies or motel units with marina, canoe rentals, private dock and pool. Pet-friendly. castawayssanibel.com

HOLIDAY INN SANIBEL ISLAND BEACH RESORT, 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, (239) 472-4123. Standard rooms and suites available. Private beach access, bike rentals, restaurant, outdoor pool, tennis courts, beach cabanas and wireless internet. sanibelbeachresort.com

THE PALMVIEW INN, 706 Donax St., (239) 472-1606. Six charming suites in a quaint and tranquil setting. Steps to the beach. Amenities include beach chairs, bicycles and umbrellas. palmviewsanibel.com

SANDPIPER INN, 720 Donax St., (239) 472-1606. Modern suites in a tropical setting. Amenities include bicycles, hammocks and rocking chairs. sandpiperinnsanibel.com

SANIBEL INN, 937 E. Gulf Drive, (239) 472-3181. Nature-inspired beachfront resort. Restaurant on premises, heated pool, gardens, bikes and beach bar. theinnsofsanibel.com

SANIBEL MOORINGS, 845 E. Gulf Drive, (239) 472-4119. Condo resort/rentals with one, two or three bedrooms. Two swimming pools, tennis courts, large barbecue grill area, canoe and kayak rentals, and dockage. sanibelmoorings.com

SANIBEL SUNSET BEACH INN, 3287 W. Gulf Drive, (239) 472-1700. Offers 46 guest rooms and suites. Complimentary continental breakfast, heated pool, private cabanas, tennis and shuffleboard courts.theinnsofsanibel.com

SEASIDE INN, 541 E. Gulf Drive, (239) 472-1400. Beachfront inn offering 32 guest rooms, including suites and cottages. Complimentary continental breakfast, heated pool, kayaks, paddleboards and shuffleboard courts. theinnsofsanibel.com

SHELL ISLAND BEACH CLUB, 255 Periwinkle Way, (239) 472-4497. Two-bedroom villas overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Two heated pools, whirlpool spa and sauna, tennis court and picnic area with barbecue grills. shellislandbeachclubsanibel.com

SONG OF THE SEA, 863 E. Gulf Drive, (239) 472-2220. Thirty guest rooms with kitchenettes. Heated pool, whirlpool spa, Wi-Fi, use of bicycles and complimentary breakfast. theinnsofsanibel.com

SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPA, 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, (239) 472-4151. Provides studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom suites. One mile of beach, five swimming pools, volleyball court, six tennis courts and fitness room. Playing privileges at Sanibel Island Golf Club. sundialresort.com


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