We stayed here before--about a year ago. There have been improvements in breakfast, especially the coffee! It's a Folgers machine, but is drinkable; the last time we were here the coffee was so acidic it curdled the cream. That's been fixed.
There's a list for the breakfast menu for each day of the week on the table; nice addition. There's fresh spinach, grated cheese, salsa and tortillas available for anyone who wants to make breakfast burritos, in addition to the usual breads, pastries, cold and hot cereals -- some days they have oatmeal, some grits. There are also gluten free products available upon request. The daily selection of protein changes; they always have yogurt and hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, but the selection of hot food rotates; there are usually scrambled eggs or omelets and either bacon, sausage or canadian bacon, sometimes potatoes. It's a decent hot breakfast. They also have real butter and two kinds of milk available.
There's an automated pancake machine -- you can watch your pancakes cook on a conveyor belt. There's no microwave, presumably to keep people from putting the hardboiled eggs in and blowing them up! --and no waffle machine either, so there is a lot less mess, no extra heat and no lines of people waiting around to eat. I think these have all been good changes. Breakfast is available until 10 which is also nice.
We had an enjoyable and quiet stay; our room was clean and comfortable; the room is a bit small, but adequate for our needs and there were enough accessible plugs for recharging electronics. The pool (outdoor) was nice; the accent tiles could do with a bit of scrubbing, but the water was clean and pleasant. The Hot tub was nice and made relaxing a pleasure. Bring a watch; the clock at the pool is broken which makes it difficult to gauge how long you've been in the pool and the sun, but that was a minor issue; the pool deck gets REALLY hot in the sun, so wear flipflops or shoes. There are a few chairs and tables around the pool -- something for shade in the Florida heat would make the pool a lot more enjoyable though. Pool towels are available at the desk and also just inside the door to the bathrooms--you need a key to access that door.
We had 2 queen beds -- clean and comfortable. A microwave, in-room coffee and a refrigerator. There are safes in the room. The ac is a bit noisy, but cools the room well.
One the main floor there's a workout room, business center with computers, guest laundry and sitting area with a tv near the breakfast room.
They also have a shuttle for the airport.
This hotel allows pets, but I believe there's an extra fee. There's a nice place to walk your dog behind the hotel and a pet clean up station there.
Within walking distance there's a nice Starbucks, a 7 -Eleven, Walgreens and Publix. There's plenty of fast food around and some other restaurants as well.
The staff is professional, yet friendly. Soheir, our breakfast attendant, was cordial and made us feel welcome and appreciated; she does a fabulous job preparing the hot food and making sure everything is clean and well-presented. Barbara, head of housekeeping, remembered us from last year and she made sure that a minor issue was taken care of promptly. Both women are a great asset to this hotel. We will definitely stay here again when in Ft Myers. less