Enjoy Easy Airport Access from These Fort Myers Hotels

While it is wildly popular to overnight at the beaches of Fort Myers, it is not always convenient for exploring the region. And while airport hotels sometimes have the reputation of being industrial and at times sterile, the ones in Fort Myers are anything but.

The area around the airport has seen quite a bit of growth. You’ll be close to Florida Gulf Coast University and both stadiums that host baseball Spring Training games by staying in the airport area.

There are also two fantastic shopping and dining centers in close proximity to the airport. Find the Embassy Suites just across the interstate from the award winning Miromar Outlets. The hotel’s bar and atrium add a festive environment.

The Holiday Inn offers more than just a business center, with live music in the bar and fire pit outside for that time of year when temperatures get a little cooler. 

The Hilton Garden Inn is closer to Gulf Coast Town Center, an area that has exploded with dining and nightlife, as well as shopping. The hotel also has good dining selections on premise and a free shuttle to the airport, less than five minutes away.

In fact, most all of these 10Best airport hotels offer free transportation although hours may be limited if you have an extremely early departure or a late arrival.



Best Western Airport Inn

The Best Western is a trusted favorite located off of I-75 and within a ten minute drive to the airport terminal. This is another hotel that is a bit closer to the sports stadiums hosting baseball spring training games, and convent to a nice selection of restaurants and bars. In addition, the hotel is friendly to your four legged travel companions. Here you will not only find complimentary shuttle service to the airport, but also a complimentary breakfast bar, full of nourishing morning goodies. The rooms also have microwaves, refrigerators and lots of space to spread out, whether your by yourself or with your family.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This pet friendly airport hotel offers free shuttle service, complimentary breakfast and a pool big enough for short laps.

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fort Myers Airport
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More than just the usual lodging, this nifty Fort Myers, FL airport hotel's all-suite accommodations are the closest thing to home that you can find. Whether you're planning to stay one night or a week, you'll love that the suites are 25% larger than comparable hotel rooms. An updated look, free Wi-Fi access, free airport shuttles and the complimentary breakfast make this one a great value. In fact, the hotel prides itself in offering more than the standard breakfast buffet. Here you'll find salsa for your eggs, and granola to top off your Greek yogurt. The convenient location makes it ideal for road warriors and vacationers alike.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This colorful all suites hotel has large rooms, a fantastic complimentary breakfast and free airport shuttle.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Myers Airport
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If location, value and service are important to you, then this Fort Myers, airport hotel has the accommodation combo you are looking for. The hotel boasts spacious, pet friendly rooms with all the modern perks you expect and deserve. Plus, you'll be less than five miles from the airport with free shuttle service. This hotel is close to the interstate and baseball stadiums where spring training games are held. The free breakfast ensures a bright start each day, while the fitness center and indoor pool offer ways to unwind. There are even a few restaurants within walking distance if desire to get out and stretch your legs.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Located less than five minutes from the airport, this hotel offers affordable rates and is pet friendly.

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Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers I-75/Gulf Coast Town Center
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This hotel, close to the airport has rooms equated for both business and vacation. Relax outside under the shade in rocking chairs or gaze at the lovely fish tank inside. The pool is refreshing and the fitness center invigorating. For breakfast, choose from the buffet or have a hot meal, cooked to order. The hotel is within walking distance to the shopping and dining mecca of Gulf Coast Town Center. And when it's time to go to the airport, the free shuttle will get you there in about five minutes. Located just off of the interstate, this hotel is perfect for commuting to other Southwest Florida cities.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: With well lit rooms and lots of areas to relax, this hotel offers a free airport shuttle and is also close to shopping and dining.

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This Spanish inspired hotel is found six-miles northwest of Southwest Florida International Airport, offering free shuttle service upon your arrival and for your departure. This hotel is perhaps one of the best options for visitors wanting to catch Spring Training baseball games at the JetBlue Park (Boston Red Sox) or Hammond Stadium (Minnesota Twins). The rooms offer the basic amenities including coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators. You'll also enjoy an outdoor pool for sunning and cooling off. There are dozens of fantastic places to eat within a ten minute drive and the award winning Miromar Outlets for shopping is just two exits south off of I-75.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Located just off of I-75 and the well traveled Daniels Parkway, this airport hotel is close to dining and stadiums hoisting baseball spring training games.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Airport/FGCU
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Although you may not plan to fall in love with hotels near the Southwest Florida International Airport, this gem is likely to inspire that warm fuzzy feeling. Each welcoming suite has everything from a flat-panel TV to a well-equipped kitchen and a luxurious bed. Start the day with a hot breakfast, and end it with a swim in the outdoor pool or burn some vacation calories off in the fitness center. Dine in the hotel at night or at the neighboring Gulf Coast Town Center. The free airport shuttle makes it easy for those guess without cars or trying to catch early morning flights.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: One mile from the airport and close to popular dining and shopping, this hotel is welcoming and full of amenities.

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Comfort Inn and Suites Airport, Fort Myers
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If you're searching for hotels near Southwest Florida International airport that have a free airport shuttle and offer easy access to the beaches, shopping, baseball spring training games and I-75, you can't go wrong with the Comfort Inn & Suites. Located a mere three miles from the airport, guests rave about the spacious accommodations, free Wi-Fi access and extras like a flat-panel TV, refrigerator and microwave in every room. After a day of travel, the indoor pool and spa are perfect for a little R&R. Even though you have the means to eat in your room, take advantage of the free breakfast buffet to get you going in the morning.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This hotel offers spacious accommodations with a touch of home, along with free airport transport.

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Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport/FGCU
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Hilton Garden Inn feels comfortable from the minute you walk in the lobby. The hotel offers a well-kept fitness center, a refreshing pool and relaxing whirlpool. This location is ideal if you are visiting Florida Gulf Coast University, want to take in some Spring Training Games or want to be close to the airport for an early morning flight. It is also right across the street from Gulf Coast Town Center, one of the area's hottest spots for dining and entertainment. The Garden Grille & Bar provides a variety of food options if you don't feel like venturing out and there is a 24-hour convenience store to soothe any midnight cravings. With pleasant guest rooms and suites, and a free shuttle service within a five mile radius, this hotel gives a lot of bang for your buck.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A clean and comfy hotel with dining that even locals come to for hearty breakfast.

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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, an interesting place to explore during your visit. If you are attending an event at Germain Arena, Florida Gulf Coast University or attending Spring Training baseball games, book a room here. The complimentary breakfast includes a hot buffet and the bar offers a complimentary cocktail at the end of your day. Take a free shuttle from airport, which is only 7-miles, then rent your car from the Hertz desk in the lobby. The free shuttle will also take you anywhere within a five-mile radius, including the spectacular shopping at the award winning Miromar Outlets.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: The suites are spacious, the pool inviting, the service friendly and the atrium bar area is relaxing before or after a flight.

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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 areas for shopping, dining and night life; Gulf Coast Town Center. It's also an ideal location if your trip into town takes you to Florida Gulf Coast University or Red Sox and Twins Spring Training games. The only thing the hotel is not close to is the beach. However, the facility overlooks a large lake and has a refreshing pool. Guests can enjoy a fire pit, a restaurant and lounge where there is often live music and a free shuttle that services select golf courses among other things. Expect the typical business amenities and a fitness center to burn those vacation calories.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This airport hotel has entertaining amenities for guests such as live music in the bar and fire pit overlooking a lake.

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