Fort Myers' Family-Friendly Hotels: Enjoy Rooms with a View, Plenty of Space

If you're looking to spend time away, in the company of your kids or relatives, and without sacrificing privacy with your spouse, you'll be happy to know there are plenty of quality options in the Fort Myers area.

Beach accommodations are some of the most sought after when visiting Fort Myers and its barrier islands. Thankfully, many resorts have extensive kids programs to keep the young ones busy while mom and dad enjoy some downtime. The Pink Shell on Fort Myers Beach has sailing schools and treasure hunts, while Casa Ybel on Sanibel provides tennis clinics and lizard hunting. 

Almost all offer activities that are fun for the entire family. Maybe it's not the activities but the space you need. GullWing has the peaceful beach view and as many as three bedrooms per unit.

If driving to the beach for a day is more appealing than staying there, try the Embassy Suites Fort Myers. Offering spacious rooms, a hot breakfast and a location right off of the interstate; a superb location for exploring all that the Fort Myers area has to offer. 

The logistics of a family vacation don't have to be intimidating. Once you settle on one of these 10Best family friendly hotels, the rest of the planning can asily fall into place.

The spacious rooms at the Embassy Suites surround a huge atrium that is reminiscent of New Orleans. This hotel offers a great location for families on the go and at a good price. The pool overlooks the 16-acre Estero Bay Preserve and State Park,...  Read More

GullWing Resort provides condo-style accommodations with one to three bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens. There are separate living and dining areas, as well as in-room laundry to make you feel just like your at home; except for the phenominal...  Read More

The 19-story resort offers beautiful views of both the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico. The luxurious accommodations include one, two and three bedroom, fully furnished condo's with full kitchens. You'll feel like your staying at a...  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, boat rentals, sunset cruises, 13 tennis courts, and...  Read More

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Located along beautifully maintained acreage, the Sundial Beach Resort offers an inviting environment in which to relax and soak up the Florida sun. A longtime favorite for locals and tourists, the Sundial recently underwent a multi-million...  Read More

DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel
Photo courtesy of DiamondHead Beach Resort

Located in the heart of Fort Myers Beach and on the Gulf of Mexico, DiamondHead offers a variety of water sports, delicious dining and fantastic sunset views. It is the only full-service, all-suite resort on Fort Myers Beach. The suites have a...  Read More

Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Resort
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Found on 23 acres of pristine, beachfront property, this resort offers wondrous views of the Gulf of Mexico. The one and two-bedroom condos give ample space and come fully equipped. They are even baby proofed for your peace of mind. If you need...  Read More

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
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This lush, award winning resort is much more than a beach destination near Fort Myers; its wealth of amenities are a family's dream. When rounding up the troops for travel, something always gets left behind, whether due to lack of space or...  Read More

South Seas Island Resort
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This luxurious, beautifully manicured beach-to-bay resort takes up the northernmost two and a half miles of exclusive Captiva Island. The lodging options are fantastic for families, with villas facing the Gulf of Mexico for spectacular sunsets...  Read More

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


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