It's just me, and I don't know how much I should plan on spending. No one will talk to me about renting an apartment because I’m 1,314 miles away and they think it’s a prank. So, how much should I plan on spending for my stay at the hotel? When I went to my brother’s state track meet my parents got a room...
When you rent a hotel room, the price is the same for either 1 king or 2 queens. It is very very expensive to stay long term in a hotel/motel.
Your initial thought was correct. You should rent an apt/house not stay in a hotel!
Don't try to find an apt on craigslist. Thats not going to work. Contact a licensed realtor or property management company in the area in which you want to live and go through them. http://www.bbb.org/west-florida/accredit... http://www.zillow.com/directory/Fort-Mye...
Make sure you check out the property management companies, and then make your choice. You're going to get a better response thru a prop mgmt co than just surfing the internet for a place.
2. stan l
There is this amazing thing called "google!! If you were to take the time to google "fort meyers motels", You would find a plethora of info.
Look at hostelworld.com also look at couchsurfing.com (I use that a lot myself: totally free and very nice when it works).