Surf, Sunsets and a Great Night's Sleep on Fort Myers Area Beaches

People come to Fort Myers for many reasons, but one of the most popular is to enjoy the beautiful, shell filled beaches. While some visitors are content with one day in the sun, others would like a few nights as well; as in overnights.

It's a good thing that the beaches are lined with places to land; hotels, motels, resorts and condos. While most are adequate, some have that motel mildew and sandy carpets.

To be certain you’ll be greeted by nice rooms with a great view and fantastic service, check out the family friendly Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa on Fort Myers Beach. Located on a quiet stretch of beach, this full service hotel has exciting water sports, a relaxing spa and everything in between. 

The Gullwing Beach Resort is on the opposite end of Fort Myers Beach, offering condominium accommodations so you can save money on dining out. 

On the tropical Sanibel Island, Casa Ybel has an old Florida Feel, beautifully maintained grounds and a quiet beach to sing you to sleep and gently wake you up in the morning.

All of these 10Best beach hotels have rooms that are just steps away from the sand. 

Outrigger Beach Resort
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If your idea of heaven involves sun, cool waters and a gorgeous seaside retreat in Fort Myers Beach, this hotel's accommodations are just the ticket. A variety of room types and views makes it easy to pick one to match your vacation style....  Read More



GullWing Resort provides condo-style accommodations facing the beach, 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...  Read More



The Best Western Beach Resort is a great find on Fort Myers Beach. The hotel is on the north side of the island where it tends to be a little quieter. However, the walk to where the beach action begins is a short three blocks. There you will...  Read More



An historic Captiva Island property and longtime favorite of multiple generations, Tween Waters Inn and Resort stretches from beach to bay. While the main hotel rooms are quite basic, visitors who want a special room book one of the historic...  Read More

Diamondhead Beach Resort and Spa
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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. In 2013, renovations were completed at the popular Cabana's Beach Bar & Grille; a new thatch roof,...  Read More

Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach
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Famous for being the site of the American Sand Sculpting Championship competition, the Wyndham Garden also enjoys one of the prettiest stretches of Fort Myers beachfront. The wide beach is a prime spot for national beach volleyball tournaments...  Read More

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa


The Sundial Beach Resort offers an inviting environment in which to relax and soak up the Florida sun. In the middle of Sanibel Island, this longtime favorite for locals and tourists, recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project...  Read More

Sanibel Island
Casa Ybel Resort
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Found on 23 acres of pristine, beachfront property, this historic resort offers wondrous views of the Gulf of Mexico, with a short walk to the beach. The one and two-bedroom condos give plentiful space and come fully equipped. The Kids Club has...  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 with varied lodging options that are all fantastic. There are villas facing the Gulf of Mexico offering...  Read More



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


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