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There wasn't house keeping service. The breakfast wasn't much of anything

What a waste of what could be an amazing property! The location and surrounding amenities are awesome, right by the waterside. Several nice places to eat, Fisherman's Village for shopping, water activities, nice walking available, incredible views of Charlotte Harbor and the Bridge, close to downtown activities. But this is a super old and run down hotel that is in bad need of updating and/or tear-down and rebuild new. Our room was clean as could be, given the old furnishings and carpet. Staff was friendly and doing the best they could with resources provided. The area packs in guests and the hotel is usually booked, and the rooms are not cheap. This location truly deserves a top-notch hotel chain!!! Owners should either spend some money or sell to someone who would appreciate what the area deserves!!

The internet did not work in our room the entire stay. They said it was a weak signal.

Overall location was great, staff was nice and helpful. Building was a bit rundown and the hot water didn't work in our sink, the shower water pressure was terrible, toilet had flushing issues.. But we got a fridge and microwave which was didn't expect . Served our purpose for an overnight stay.

Great restaurant IN the building! Live music and dancing most nights. Right on the water next to a park. Very peaceful.

Facilities are in huge need of renovation. Rooms are poorly maintained. No towel service and floors were very dirty and worn. Customer service was non responsive to requests. Walls were dirty and need of cleaning and painting. Beautiful location on river. Bar and restaurant was nice and food was good.

Great view. Close to everything. Will be back soon.

We had very nice stay, Can tell that you are updating the property ! Front desk staff were very helpful. Breakfast was nice.

Nice staff. Place is dated but thats gulf style. Good parking. Nice walkaway outside.

There was a general disregard for covid precautions in the breakfast area. Open loaves of bread/ English muffins. Too small of a space for the amount of people.

It was a nice room overlooking Charlotte Bay. The room was very clean. The hot water for the shower was quick to the tap and long lasting. Only problem was that the arm for the desk chair was a bit loose and the rolling table had one loose leg. All else was good. The pillows and blanket were very soft.

ac was broken in the room they switch our room for one that kinda worked and no towels available in our room just one.

Great place to stay. Mellow, peaceful. and private. PS: barbecue in the park.

Safe and clean. Great location. Tiffany was terrific as usual.

Quick and hassle-free check-in. Excellent location, close to everything.

Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fishermen's Village
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Historic District, Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel and Suites is next to A. C. Freeman House and Gilchrist Park. This hotel has 188 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Hurricane Charleys, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Rooms

The 188 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 39-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hydromassage showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel and Suites have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Limited parking is available. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Bay View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

One King Bed, City View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel and Suites

Everyone (46) Couples (24) Family (22)
3
Family

There wasn't house keeping service. The breakfast wasn't much of anything

By on May 2, 2021

Review comment responded on May 3, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback about your recent stay. We appreciate the kind words about our staff. I am sorry, however, to hear that other aspects of your stay were less than satisfactory. I hope we have the chance to welcome you back again. Thanks

3
Partner Couples

What a waste of what could be an amazing property! The location and surrounding amenities are awesome, right by the waterside. Several nice places to eat, Fisherman's Village for shopping, water activities, nice walking available, incredible views of Charlotte Harbor and the Bridge, close to downtown activities. But this is a super old and run down hotel that is in bad need of updating and/or tear-down and rebuild new. Our room was clean as could be, given the old furnishings and carpet. Staff was friendly and doing the best they could with resources provided. The area packs in guests and the hotel is usually booked, and the rooms are not cheap. This location truly deserves a top-notch hotel chain!!! Owners should either spend some money or sell to someone who would appreciate what the area deserves!!

By on Apr 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback about your recent stay. We appreciate the kind words about our staff. I am sorry, however, to hear that other aspects of your stay were less than satisfactory. I hope we have the chance to welcome you back again. Thanks

2
Friends

The internet did not work in our room the entire stay. They said it was a weak signal.

By on Apr 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to give your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! But are sorry to hear our some of our services were not up to the standard you have come to expect from us. These matters have been addressed with our staff to ensure improvement on your future stay.

3
Everyone

Overall location was great, staff was nice and helpful. Building was a bit rundown and the hot water didn't work in our sink, the shower water pressure was terrible, toilet had flushing issues.. But we got a fridge and microwave which was didn't expect . Served our purpose for an overnight stay.

By on Apr 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for your stay with us and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We were pleased to read you liked the location, and we appreciate your kind words about our staff, but we were sorry to hear there were some issues with hot water. Please rest assured we have addressed this with the team to ensure we improve on this.

4
Everyone

Great restaurant IN the building! Live music and dancing most nights. Right on the water next to a park. Very peaceful.

By on Mar 31, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2021

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our hotel; our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. Thank you,

3
Family

Facilities are in huge need of renovation. Rooms are poorly maintained. No towel service and floors were very dirty and worn. Customer service was non responsive to requests. Walls were dirty and need of cleaning and painting. Beautiful location on river. Bar and restaurant was nice and food was good.

By on Mar 28, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

5
Partner Couples

Great view. Close to everything. Will be back soon.

By on Mar 18, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 21, 2021

Dear Guest, We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us this review. Our hotel puts guest satisfaction as top priority, and we are committed to our guests. Guests like you make our job wonderful. We look forward to you staying with us again.

4
Family

We had very nice stay, Can tell that you are updating the property ! Front desk staff were very helpful. Breakfast was nice.

By on Mar 17, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 21, 2021

Dear Guest, We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us this review. Our hotel puts guest satisfaction as top priority, and we are committed to our guests. Guests like you make our job wonderful. We look forward to you staying with us again.

4
Family Family

Nice staff. Place is dated but thats gulf style. Good parking. Nice walkaway outside.

By on Mar 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2021

Dear Guest, We are grateful that you took the time out to leave us this review. Our hotel puts guest satisfaction as top priority, and we are committed to our guests. Guests like you make our job wonderful. We look forward to you staying with us again.

3
Partner Couples

There was a general disregard for covid precautions in the breakfast area. Open loaves of bread/ English muffins. Too small of a space for the amount of people.

By on Mar 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We encourage our guests to wear gloves and a mask that we provide when preparing their breakfast. We also offer several seating options including outdoor patio seating to ensure social distancing is in place.

Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel and Suites

300 Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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