Monday, November 18, 2013

La Quinta Inns and Suites South on Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, Florida

Business trip to Ft. Myers. We stayed in all kinds of hotels and we never had a very bad one. This trip is about making money and so the least expensive option was what we were looking for. Surprisingly La Quinta Inn South came in as the second lowest. On top of that we are rewards members and love to use this option. So we booked it for 50$ including tax,which that is a great deal.
Check in was starting T 3 pm, which worked great for us. Found it easily as Cleveland Avenue is a large main road in this town. Christiane checked in and was very happy when she came back to the car.
The young man checking her in was very friendly. We requested a room with very good WiFi.
Not only did we get that, but we got a room right by the pool and it was an upgrade to a king size bed. I liked right away. Parking was close.
The room was very clean and clearly a non smoking room. Everything was in order and all items like soap and so on where stocked.
Room has a fridge, microwave, alarm clock and TV. Everything in working order and clean. Nice table with two chairs. A great room for that price I must say.
Photos of King Size Room at La Quinta Inn South in Fort Myers

Only 20 minutes into me being on there the
front desk called to find out if WiFi is working good enough and if all is OK, which I told him it is.
My next step was to go swimming on the pool and to work with my laptop. Pool area was clean . Pool was clean as well. They have chairs,tables and some sun chairs. They were also clean.
Umbrellas looked good and they even had a lift for handicapped guests. WiFi worked great here as well.
I spent about 45 minutes out there and it was nice. Water was perfect and it was quiet. The pool is set back on this property and there is a nice fence separating it from the parking lot.
Had some snacks from the vending machines after that. Good price and all functional as well.

Slept really well on the mattress. A/C worked good and it was quiet. The breakfast they served the next morning was simple but good.

Bagels, bread, waffles, oranges and bananas, different cereals, hard boiled eggs. Orange and apple juice was there. The coffee was actually not bad at all. Different kinds of jelly, cream cheese and some spread. So it was all good. I liked the milk. 2 % and pretty good. What was different was that the bread was packaged one at a time. Never saw that before. But once in the toaster it does not matter.

Considering that years ago there was no breakfast in most of those places, this was pretty good.

Check out is at noon. That is great because we could go swimming one more time and get things ready without any stress.

Overall this is a nice place for a stop on the way. Remember, that these hotels are very old places which were renovated by this company. Do not expect that the building is brand new. You can see that this place is older. But the way they did it, it is clean and comfortable. That is what counts and for the price of app. 50 $ you can not complaint.

Make sure you bring all your discount options like AAA, ARRP or whatever you got. Also if you have a rewards card make sure you mention it.

I am satisfied with this hotel. Not a place where I would spend a 3 week vacation, but while on the road or for a couple or 3 days, this is totally sufficient and affordable. When we are back working in this area, we for sure will consider the La Quinta Inns & Suites South in Fort Myers. The location is good. A good place to stay when you travel through.

1 comment:

  1. Update: we stayed November 24 2013 again atq this hotel. This time we got a room which was not by the pool. Little humid it smelled. But it was clean,stocked and had TV,fridge and microwave. Internetrouter was in the room so we had eexcellent WiFi. The bedding was old and had holes. Small holes. Was a two full size room. Breakfast was as expected. The ladies in the front were not as friendly,but the cleaning ladies were smiling and remembered us. Went swimming and the pool area was in very good and clean condition. For that deal we get this hotel isgreat. Two times satisfied considering the price.