10 Best Hotels in Fort Myers and Surrounding Beaches and Islands

Recognized as a destination for both tourism and business, Fort Myers and the surrounding Gulf Coast Islands offer a wide range of hotels to meet the varied standards and desires of discerning tourists.

If you looking to unplug and unwind in a tranquil island atmosphere try South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, an historic property that offers tennis, golf, private beaches, boating and excellent dining.

Or if you’re more interested the city scene, then choose Hotel Indigo, located in Fort Myers’ downtown River District. It’s a funky spot that often hosts live music on the rooftop bar and is within walking distance to the all of the hottest spots downtown.

As the weather up north gets cooler, tourism heats up in the Fort Myers area. Peak season ranges from November to April, with a spike in March, when spring breakers are flocking to the beaches and filling up waterfront properties like the sprawling Pink Shell Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach. At the same time, spring training season with the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins brings in hordes of baseball fans. During these peak times, hotel rates go up and it is advisable to reserve your rooms well in advance.

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops
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The Crowne Plaza may not be anywhere near the water but it still has LOCATION. The hotel is less than a fifteen minute drive from Southwest Florida International Airport. It's even closer to Hammond Stadium where the Minnesota Twins spend Spring...  Read More

Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport-Town Center
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This hotel is ideally situated for visitors who want to be close the airport (two miles) but still have convenient access to other great Fort Myers offerings. Located just off of I-75 the Inn is right across the street from one of the hottest...  Read More

Hotel Indigo Fort Myers River District
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Located in the center of downtown Fort Myers, in the bustling riverfront commercial district, Hotel Indigo is a chic boutique hotel with comfortable rooms. Its rooftop bar often boasts live music. The hotel's lobby spills into an atrium with...  Read More

An historic Captiva Island property and longtime favorite for fun, Tween Waters Inn and Resort stretches from beach to bay with basic rooms and historic cottages. There's no need to ever leave this resort: it has beaches, restaurants, bars,...  Read More

DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel
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Located in the heart of Fort Myers Beach and on the Gulf of Mexico, DiamondHead offers a variety of water sports and fantastic sunset views. Relax under the thatch roof at Cabana's Beach Bar & Grille, adorned with flat-screen TV's behind the...  Read More

This stately resort is situated just off Sanibel Island, on 80 acres with a view of San Carlos Bay. Sporting both indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as children's programs, babysitting, 13 tennis courts, and full spa activities, you...  Read More

This full-service resort on Fort Myers Beach truly has a little something for everyone with wide beaches, a bayfront marina, bike and boat rentals, restaurants, kids programs and a rejuvenating spa. Among other things, the Pink Shell is famous...  Read More

Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Resort
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Found on 23 acres of beachfront property, this resort offers wondrous views of the Gulf of Mexico, along with well-appointed rooms. These one and two-bedroom condos come fully equipped, including WiFi if you just have to stay connected. A full...  Read More

South Seas Island Resort
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This luxurious, beautifully manicured beach-to-bay resort is situated on the northernmost two and a half miles of exclusive Captiva Island. Once you check in, ditch your car keys and take a trolley from point to point. Or rent a golf cart or...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
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This award winning resort is much more than a beach destination near Fort Myers, its secluded location and wealth of amenities paint a perfect picture for romance. The beautifully manicured grounds come alive at night with tiki torches and...  Read More


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