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La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Myers - Sanibel Gateway in Fort Myers, FL

La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Myers - Sanibel Gateway in Fort Myers, FL

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The La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Myers - Sanibel Gateway offers newly renovated rooms, quality accommodations, and friendly service all in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.  We are located minutes from the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva Island.  There are lots of activities to keep you busy here, from deep sea fishing charters to boat rentals, many of your favorite water activities are within easy reach. There's plenty of shopping nearby for those moments you're away from the beach.

 

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Rating: 2.43

Address: 20091 Summerlin Rd, Fort Myers, FL, 33908
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Comments (14):

1. Donald R.
Not good got here and the guys were pressure washing the Building between the water in the noise it was very unpleasant work guys Going to restroom in the bushes got up the next morning to go to breakfast free continental breakfast very picked over Very cold coffee came back to room but could not get in due to the guys pressure washing the building Soaking the door lock in the door is not The maintenance man had to break into room said he would be back in 15 minutes to fix door and it took almost an hour to two hours before he came back the rooms are very nice in the rate is very nice I think we just picked the wrong time to come we are not getting any help from the front desk being told that there is no management on duty today

29/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
2. Ayesha S.
This place is pretty awful.

12/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Charles H.
I stayed here as part of a convention that was being held at the spectacular Sanibel Harbour Marriott (superfluous u aside). Unfortunately that property was sold out by the time I was allowed to register for the convention, as was the Residence Inn within walking distance of the La Quinta. This La Quinta is the unwanted, red-headed spawn of a Motel 6 and Country Inn & Suites. I recommend seeking other properties. The staff is friendly, the rooms are below average; I just got a "crappy" vibe surveying the property.

10/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
4. Greg R.
The room was extremely small, shower nozzle was hard to turn, toilet did not drain right, no roll-away beds available, the walls are paper thin, breakfast was mediocre and hard to navigate in such a large crowd, plus no fresh fruit available. Would not stay here again.

19/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
5. Mandy M.
Rude front desk employee. My debit card was charged twice and no one seemed to be able to do anything about it and didn't seem to care. Rude about the whole situation. Room smelled very musty. The pool was big and pretty nice.

03/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Roland L.
Spent the night here since I was taking the Key West Express that was a couple of miles away. The room was very clean and the bathroom was huge. There was complimentary continental breakfast at 6am the morning so it was nice have that before we left for the boat at 6:30. The only drawback I saw for the place was the location of the elevator. It sets back behind the rooms near the courtyard. Had to drag the luggage from the parking lot to that elevator. Besides that issue it was a perfect place for the wife and I to stay at.

12/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. D M.
Live here locally and was having remodeling done. My family and I have been staying here for years on vacation and it is good for a short stay. Sommer at the front desk has been more than helpful with everything!! Hate to say it tho, this place is going downhill. It's clean enough, but it could use alittle help( and updating). Great location.

01/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
8. Frank C.
You get what you pay for. The hotel itself is pleasing such as the large pool/hottub dining area. And even a ping pong table which was great. The room was okay. Nothing to brag or complain about. Its as average as you can get. The hotel can get a rowdy crowd with baseball teams staying and at times the pool was pretty much unusable. Close to Sanibel Island Overall it was an average experience for a good price!

24/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Traveler F.
Ideally set right before the causeway to Sanibel and Captiva Island, Florida, this hotel stands as an alternative to the ultra expensive cottages and villas on the islands. Although there were some dog friendly accommodations in these islands, most were on a "call ahead" basis. Having stayed at another La Quinta property in Naples, this seems like a safe bet.

The hotel is a three story U-shaped property with full liquor bar in the lobby and a pool in the middle. The lobby also houses a small fitness center. There are elevators, soda, and ice machines throughout the property. Most of the lawn is covered in mulch but there is a little grassy patch by the pool and in front of the hotel for our furry friends who prefer grass to do their business.

The check in process was effortless and welcoming. It is nice to see front desk agents working together without one requesting a task from the other. One agent check me in on the computer, the other got the key package ready. Good teamwork. The agent was kind enough to point out main hotel amenities and offered to suggest dining options. I deferred dining options to later after we settled into the room. Upon return there was a crowd. We conferred with social media once again and made up our minds on a particular place.

There are ample parking spaces around the hotel. The rooms either face the pool or parking lot. Our room had a big king size bed, with chaise lounge, large shower bath, and enormous vanity space. All expected amenities were present. It appeared very clean until next morning when we noticed flea on our dog and parts of the carpet. We notified the front desk upon check out. Being a dog owner, I am not alarmed by this incident. This infestation is so hidden it could come without anyone knowing. One moment that room is bug free, the next a dog checked in carrying eggs, next day infestation. No big deal. The front desk radioed housekeeping immediately while I was still there and I am sure they fumigated the room.

As we walked out of our room in the morning there was a nice housekeeper who said "Good Morning" with a smile. That was a nice touch. Happens we forgot something in the room and she had to reopen the door. The service in this hotel was very friendly and accommodating. The location was perfect if visiting Sanibel or Captiva Island. I would stay here again if my adventures led me back to these parts.

26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Chris U.
We normally like La Quintas, and this was an OK choice.  The room was large and well appointed.  However, the air conditioner was slightly noisy, the breakfast was worse than we are accustomed to (but might be typical for La Quintas), the shower broken so it was hard to figure out where hot water was, and the beds and pillows were uncomfortable.  The beds seemed to be of good quality, and we got two full queens, but neither my wife nor I ended up sleeping well.
The location was convenient...close to Sanibel and the Wa Ke Hachee rec center, and not too far from Ft Myers.

13/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Mima A.
I had stayed here before that's why I booked it this weekend.the hotel looks outdated.it was pricey for what we got.if they give you a room facing the gas station it's noisy you can hear the traffic all night.the pillows are terrible.the free breakfast was waffles and toast.where they had the free breakfast was dark.the room was blah.the shower didn't work we couldn't get it to medium I boiled like a lobster .the shower is tiny.its far from restaurants unless you eat at sanibel.will not be returning.wi f I was terrible.

26/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
12. Stephanie P.
I expect to get what I paid for. But this experience was definitely less than what I paid for.

At first, the front desk lady was very friendly and helpful. The pool area is very spacious and nice too. There weren't any pools towels so my friend asked the front desk lady for some, and was told she would bring fresh towels out. Those never came.

Once we got to our room we noticed that it didn't smell too fresh. It smelled like cigarette smoke and thought maybe we were given a smoking room. We headed down to the pool and when we came back into the room we agreed- definitely a smoking room. I called the front desk, spoke to the same lady (only one there), very rudely, she said there wasn't anything she could do for us expect send up a bottle of air freshener (picture provided). She also made a point at saying the hotel is all smoke free, and no one is allowed to smoke. I guess that'll have to do I thought. While I had her on the phone I also asked for an extra towel (it was four of us in the room and was only provided three provided). She answered me back with an "mhm."

Ultimately the air freshener did nothing, and as I was getting ready for bed I noticed the fire/smoke detectors (picture provided) were extremely yellow- meaning that room at some point contained a lot of cigarette smoke. Now, this just leads me to believe at some point this room used to be a smoking room, and it clearly all still lingers.

Last but not least, our bathroom door did not shut all the way and therefor did not latch either. That certainly was very uncomfortable with four people in a room.

All in all were glad it was just for one night.

27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
13. Melissa T.
We booked a king room for seven nights, but checked out after one night! If it wasn't already late at night, we would have left immediately!

Upon arrival to the hotel, the rude desk clerk, Nicole, informed me that I would need to pick the 2 days that I wanted my room to be cleaned and when I told her that I wanted it cleaned every day and she told me that was not possible!

We are traveling with our 2 dogs in a beach town and like everywhere I have EVER stayed, I want my room cleaned every day! She confirmed that I was NOT informed of this policy when I booked this room at the La Quinta.com . This is just not acceptable!

When I asked if we could move from the second floor to the first floor starting night 2, Nicole refused to look to see if that was possible!

We got to the room only to see poo and pee stains all over the carpet and the couch! The room is so gross and we are paying $129/night. Just before we went to sleep, we found 2 roaches in the bathroom!

We left the next day and went to another pet friendly big chain hotel that services our room everyday and it is clean with no bugs!

10/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
14. Jessi L.
I'm honestly surprised at the reviews for this hotel! We just finished a stay here and it was lovely. La Quinta is our hotel of choice while traveling, and we weren't disappointed with this one. The lady who checked us in was very warm and inviting, and our room was clean and inviting. After we got settled in our room, we headed down to the pool - because I'll be honest, the #1 reason I picked this hotel is because of the -amazingly- huge saltwater pool and hot tub. We had no problems with towels, which were stocked plentifully and replenished as needed, and the ONLY downside was the pool water was a bit cold - but once I got used to it, it was perfect for a warm November day! The breakfast was standard continental breakfast fare, but they kept it stocked and fresh. Our room was made up nicely the next day, and everything was in order. Today, we had to leave extra early, and we couldn't remember if breakfast started at 5 or 6 - so when we called to ask, the man at the front said it started at 6, but he could tell we were up early and good to go so he'd get it set up for us early. Sure enough, 10 minutes later it was freshly stocked, and we were able to fill up before our drive back to the airport and long flight back to Seattle!

Really, my only complaint (other than the cold pool, haha) is that the bathroom, while large, was a bit dark - there's no light over half of it, so it was dark in the shower. The shower's water pressure was dismal at best. The bathroom also had a pocket door, which I think is charming but could see how that would be awkward for a group. Funnily enough, the rest of the bathroom was -very- large and very nice, so this was a hit and miss!

Overall though, our stay here was very pleasant and we'd definitely stay again if ever in the area!

13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0