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What travelers to Fort Myers are saying

It is a nice and attractive town. I can recommend the Ford museum, bit pricey but very interesting. If you like to do something special before going to Sanibel or Captiva Islands This is the place to rent a wave runner, too. Have fun. Also FYI if you wish to buy certain items like beach chairs or other beach ware Walmart is less expensive than renting it on the Islands. Have fun under the sun
happy. Jun 29, 2015
We were visiting family here and it's a nice little town, good beaches, overall pretty quiet and peaceful. A relaxing little bum-around type place. A good variety of restaurants and the city overall looks and feels clean and safe. The beach is definitely the main attraction with the pier and tourist shops. The type of shops you laugh and roll your eyes at but go in and buy some junk anyway.
BellydanceChick Jun 18, 2015
We went out to Ft. Myers Beach which has been updated. Loved the many little access points to the beach along the main road which kept a few parks from being inundated with people. Be sure to also check out old downtown which also has been undergoing a renaissance!
Joyce P. May 11, 2015

Relax and explore historic Fort Myers, Florida

From its picture-perfect beaches to its newly restored downtown, Fort Myers offers something exciting around every corner. This classic Florida beach town recalls a bygone era when the pace of life was slower, and there was room for relaxation every day. When you visit, you can spend your time playing on the area's white sand beaches, get back to nature on the barrier islands, tour historic sites or simply explore the town.

Where to go

Beaches and islands

Fort Myers' gorgeous Gulf beaches are a major draw. Pristine barrier islands are found just offshore. Snorkeling, parasailing, and sailing are all popular activities, and Sanibel and Captiva Islands have world-class shelling. Those looking for the ultimate getaway shouldn't miss Pine Island—the island doesn't allow cars but instead has miles of winding nature trails and unbeatable ocean views.

Visiting the past

Henry Ford and Thomas Edison both had winter homes on the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers. Today, the area adjacent to their homes is called the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and features over 20 acres of botanical gardens, historic buildings and the Edison Ford Museum.

If you want to go even further into the past, Useppa Island has archeological sites and museums where you can view artifacts left by the Paleo-Indians who settled the area as early as 8,000 B.C. Later, the island was claimed by Spanish, Cuban and American governments and was a battleground in the Seminole Wars.

Downtown Fort Myers

Fort Myers' newly renovated River District is home to the area's historic downtown. The neighborhood has over 60 gorgeous historic buildings and is the city's nightlife center. Seafood and Cuban cuisine are especially popular dining options, and dancing well into the night is a favorite local pastime.

When to visit

Southern Florida is mild all year long, so every season is a great time for a visit. Summer is best for enjoying the ocean to the fullest, although sailing and scuba diving continue well into the winter. Fall and spring are lovely in Fort Myers, and these seasons are both significantly less crowded than summer, except during Spring Break. Winter is a quieter time, but if you're looking for relaxed solitude, a beach vacation in January would be perfect.

The temperature rarely dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even in the dead of winter, but be sure to bring a jacket and some warm clothing for the occasional chilly evening if you visit outside the summer season. Fort Myers is home to many seasonal festivals, and the most famous is the Edison Festival—Florida's largest nighttime parade. This fantastic procession happens every February, and features a Parade of Lights to honor one of the area's most famous residents and an electricity pioneer, Thomas Edison.

How to get there

If you're traveling to Fort Myers by air, you can fly into either Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), 10.5 miles away, or Charlotte County Airport (PGD), 20.5 miles away. If you're planning to drive, the city is right off I-75 from the north or south. From the east, Highway 80 is your best route.

Where to stay

If you want to stay within the city of Fort Myers, downtown is the place to be. This area combines affordable accommodations with a wealth of dining and entertainment options. Hotels along the Caloosahatchee River also often have excellent views and are great for a romantic getaway.

If you prefer to be right on the beach, there are plenty of Fort Myers hotels on the waterfront. These can fill up in the summer; book early if you're planning to visit between late May and early September. The barrier islands just off the coast have some of the area's most laidback accommodations, so if you're looking for a real getaway, these small islands are a great choice.

Recently Rated Fort Myers Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Shalimar Cottages and Motel
Sanibel and Captiva Islands
4.5 / 5
4 reviews
3 stars $195
Travelodge Fort Myers
3.0 / 5
89 reviews
2 stars $55
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Fort Myers
3.3 / 5
30 reviews
2 stars $55
4.0 / 5
66 reviews
3 stars $85
La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft Myers - Sanibel Gateway
Fort Myers Beach
3.7 / 5
264 reviews
3 stars $69
Days Inn & Suites Fort Myers Southeast
3.8 / 5
62 reviews
2 stars $75
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Airport/FGCU
4.1 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $95
Howard Johnson Inn - Ft. Myers FL
2.5 / 5
122 reviews
2 stars $41
Baymont Inn & Suites Fort Myers Airport
3.6 / 5
49 reviews
3 stars $75
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Myers Beach
4.0 / 5
97 reviews
4 stars $154

Featured Fort Myers Hotels

From $69

1 La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft Myers - Sanibel Gateway

3 stars
3.7 / 5 264 reviews

20091 Summerlin Rd

Spacious, comfortable rooms, free breakfast and a heated olympic-sized pool are among the highlights at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Myers Sanibel Gateway, where guests have easy access to...

Pleasant stay
Hotel is very well located, I would recommend people wanting to visit the area not to stay in Sanibel but take the causeway and the go to Fort Myers Beach, which is very nice, Fort Myers and...
Jul 26, 2015
From $41

2 Howard Johnson Inn - Ft. Myers FL

2 stars
2.5 / 5 122 reviews

4811 Cleveland Ave.

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The Howard Johnson Inn – Fort Myers is a simple, budget motel, conveniently located on Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) and near spring training camps. For guests on the go, the Howard Johnson Inn – Fort...

Nice trip
Overall ok hotel. Lisa the front desk girl was really helpful .
Jul 14, 2015
From $165

3 Sanibel Inn

3 stars
4.0 / 5 74 reviews

937 East Gulf Drive

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The Sanibel Inn is a casual beachfront resort for guests who enjoy a peaceful, nature-filled setting for their vacation. Stroll the beach, hunt for shells and savor the shaded respite of the...

Sanibel 2015
The Sanibel Inn once again made us feel like home. There are many places to stay on Sanibel, but we always feel like the Sanibel Inn is the place to stay. It is always clean, comfortable, and...
Jul 27, 2015
From $154

4 Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.0 / 5 97 reviews

17260 Harbour Pointe Drive

Rate includes breakfast

Overlooking Sanibel Island on 85 lush acres of landscaped waterfront gardens, the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa is a serene, 4-diamond resort that recently joined the Marriott chain of...

Sunset Trip Suprise
My boyfriend and I decided to watch the sun rise on the east coast of Florida and set on the west coast in the same day. We chose the resort based solely on its location on a map and the cost. What...
Jul 9, 2015
From $75

5 Baymont Inn & Suites Fort Myers Airport

3 stars
3.6 / 5 49 reviews

9401 Marketplace Rd

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Enjoy the sunny Florida hospitality at this Baymont Fort Myers Airport, just off Interstate 75 and minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport, beaches, Florida Gulf Coast University and...

Clean, Comfortabe, Good Value
Great location and the staff were helpful! I enjoyed my stay. The only problem I experienced was they didn't not provide a early shuttle to the airport. The staff called the Taxi company and made...
Jul 28, 2015
From $84

6 Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers-Colonial Blvd.

2 stars
4.4 / 5 19 reviews

4350 Executive Circle

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

a beautiful year-round retreat...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Myers Colonial Blvd.A bustling metropolis with historical, ecological, and cultural attractions, Ft. Myers is better known...

A wonderful experience
I stayed here over labor day weekend for a family event. The hotel was in a great location about 15 to 20 minutes from everything. The staff was very courteous and professional. The room was to die...
Sep 5, 2014
From $75

7 Days Inn & Suites Fort Myers Southeast

2 stars
3.8 / 5 62 reviews

10150 Daniels Parkway

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Thank you for choosing our Baymont hotel. We are located off of I-75, and are only 3 Miles from Southwest Florida International Airport. Baymont is a leading global brand in the economy segment...

Great stay!
Was very pleased with staying here while a family member was interviewing for a job nearby. We had everything we needed and staff was pleasant and accommodating. Will stay here again!
Jul 15, 2015
From $141

8 Residence Inn Fort Myers at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

10054 Gulf Center Drive

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Welcome to the Residence Inn by Marriott® hotel in Fort Myers at I-75 and the Gulf Coast Town Center. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine...

Best Marriott I've Ever Stayed In
Super spacious rooms with all the amenities. Modern decor. Free wifi. Separate living, kitchen and sleeping areas. And like the title says, easily the best Marriott I've ever stayed in. It's...
Nov 21, 2014
From $85


3 stars
4.0 / 5 66 reviews

13051 Bell Tower Drive

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The Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops is the spring training hotel for the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins and is adjacent to the upscale Bell Tower Shops, anchored by Saks Fifth...

One night stop over
Needed a hotel close to Ft Myers Airport after a 10 day trip through Florida. Clean room but 2 very long hallways branching off the elevators leads to a lot of noise from guest walking through if...
Jul 17, 2015
From $66

10 BEST WESTERN Fort Myers Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 60 reviews

4400 Ford Street Ext

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Guests staying at this beautiful Fort Myers hotel will be close to Captiva Island and Bonita Beach. The BEST WESTERN Fort Myers Inn & Suites offers outstanding customer service and proximity to...

Very nice
This is a very nice hotel, we came in late and the service was very fast and friendly. We can recommend this hotel. This was our second time we stayed here! Clean and good breakfast too.
Jun 30, 2015
From $71

11 BEST WESTERN Fort Myers Waterfront

3 stars
3.4 / 5 15 reviews

13021 N Cleveland Avenue

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The BEST WESTERN Fort Myers Waterfront is located on the banks of the Okeechobee Intracoastal waterway, the Caloosahatchee River. Large private balconies, most with great views of the river and the...

great location to see the sights in fort meyer (ie ford/edison museum and Ft MEyers beach!!
great trip with the gals. Clean with good seafood restaurant nearby and IHOP across the street!
Mar 4, 2015
From $103

12 Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers

3 stars
4.0 / 5 22 reviews

5255 Big Pine Way

Free hot breakfast and high speed internet access

Old-style Florida Hospitality in a Modern All-suite HotelHomewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers, with its newly renovated rooms, gives you the space to do things your way in this charming South...

One Night Stay
Homewood Suites are always a great hotels. No complaints I always look for them when visiting a new city.
Jun 10, 2015
From $94

13 Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers

3 stars
3.8 / 5 30 reviews

12600 University Drive

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Be it a business or leisure trip in Fort Myers, vacationers book a stay at the comfortable Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails are available daily in the Great...

Quiet Oasis
Made reservation when my other usual hotel was full. This was a very quiet, restful place at the end of a busy day.
May 12, 2015
From $79

14 Hampton Inn Fort Myers-Airport and I-75

3 stars
4.4 / 5 22 reviews

9241 Market Place Rd.

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

a tropical getaway for all ages...welcome to the Hampton Inn Ft. Myers-Airport I-75.Have a beach party or an island adventure when you visit Fort Myers, which offers a family-friendly atmosphere as...

Good as always
Although the hotel was very busy with a baseball tournament, the breakfast was refreshed continually and the staff very courteous.
May 25, 2015
From $68

15 Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers/ Cape Coral

3 stars
3.7 / 5 25 reviews


Rate includes breakfast

The Courtyard Fort Myers Cape Coral combines comfort, style and convenience to meet any business or leisure travel need. Our hotel in Cape Coral, FL is centrally located and is near I-75, Gulf...

Nice Hotel
This was a very nice hotel, very comfortable. First room had bed bugs in it so they moved us to another room. Creeped me out a bit, but it happens. They offered us complimentary dinner but we had...
Jan 19, 2015
From $87

16 BEST WESTERN Airport Inn

3 stars
3.7 / 5 85 reviews

8955 Daniels Pkwy

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Spring training fans and travelers heading in and out of Southwest Florida International Airport will find a comfortable, affordable night’s sleep at the Best Western Airport Inn. Basic, yet...

Family Reunion
Although my stay at this facility was around three years ago, I believe it was a pleasant stay. We only stayed for one night because of our travel plans. We didn't check in until around 11 pm if I...
Dec 30, 2014
From $45

17 Days Inn Fort Myers South/Airport

2 stars
2.2 / 5 56 reviews

11435 S Cleveland Avenue

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Spring training fans and travelers heading in and out of Southwest Florida International Airport will find a comfortable, affordable night’s sleep at the Days Inn Fort Myers South/Airport hotel....

Only stay if you cannot find a better hotel
It was not a comfortable stay. The room was not dirty or clean. I did not feel comfortable leaving the room during the night because of the general surrounds and people that were staying at this...
Jun 27, 2015
From $190

18 Tween Waters Inn

3 stars
4.2 / 5 16 reviews

15951 Captiva Dr

Here across 13 gorgeous Gulf Beaches-to-Bay acres, with our charming blend of warm hospitality and barefoot style that dates to 1931, you'll enjoy a gracious, comfortable, historic, tropical beach...

Loved this place
Hotel was a pleasant surprise, rooms were modern and comfortable. Restaurant didn't have much atmosphere, but the food - chef were A+. Definitely plan to return and spend more time. Location was...
Jan 24, 2015
From $93

19 Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport

3 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

13600 Treeline Avenue South

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Experience the City of Palms. The Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport makes it easy for you to get around and see the sights. Were the closest hotel to Southwest Florida International...

hotel that dont trust their guest
did not like a $50.00 hold on my credit card that was not credited on my departure
Jul 28, 2014
From $55

20 Travelodge Fort Myers

2 stars
3.0 / 5 89 reviews

4760 South Cleveland Ave

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Come and experience comfortable accommodations, a relaxed atmosphere and true Floridian hospitality at the Travelodge Fort Myers. Located on U.S. Highway 41 with easy access to I-75, our hotel is...

Awful Hotel
This hotel was absolutely horrible! First, we booked a non-smoking room and the room we received smelled of smoke. Secondly, there were ants in our room! The ants were in our food that we boxed up,...
Jul 21, 2015