Hotel at a Glance: Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport
This Four Points by Sheraton hotel is conveniently situated near the Fort Myers airport and the city’s top attractions. A short 5-mile drive will bring you to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve wetlands, while the popular Fort Myers beach is just 15 miles away. After taking a nature walk or splashing in the surf, you can relax in your recently renovated guest room’s whirlpool tub and get a good night’s sleep in a custom-designed Comfort Bed.
- Mix and mingle during the hotel’s Best Brews events, where local beers are provided for sampling.
- Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or hot tub.
- In-room amenities: a 32-inch LCD TV, mini fridge, microwave, and free WiFi
- Go green: In an effort to conserve water and energy, guests are awarded a $5 voucher or 250 Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints for each night they decline housekeeping.
Fort Myers, Florida: Sun-Soaked Beaches and Historic Homes
When Henry Ford and Thomas Edison needed a break, they both vacationed in Fort Myers. It doesn’t take a genius to get the appeal of the city: it has consistently pleasant weather and an attractive location along the Caloosahatchee River and the Atlantic Ocean. A hundred years later, tourists still take to the town for swimming, parasailing, or sunbathing on its dozens of beaches.
Though the coast is Fort Myers’s main draw, there’s plenty to do further inland, too. For one, the city pays tribute to its famous winter visitors at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. You can tour the inventors’ winter homes and see early automobiles, exotic flowers, and one of the country’s biggest banyan trees. The Southwest Florida Museum of History sheds light on the native tribes, Spanish explorers, and early American settlers who shaped the region. Meanwhile, kids can touch sea creatures or do a mock dinosaur dig with the hands-on science exhibits at the Imaginarium.
Rows of palm trees flank the pier near the downtown River District and art galleries are scattered throughout the area, housed in century-old buildings and empty seashells. Try some fresh-caught seafood at one of the restaurants here, or check out one of the boutiques stocked with apparel and knickknacks.