Hotel at a Glance: Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside overlooks the sparkling waters of Charlotte Harbor from its perch in the heart of Punta Gorda. Guests are a short walk from restaurants and shops in the historic downtown and a short drive from sandy beaches, wetlands, and marinas. They also have direct access to a paved hiking and jogging trail that runs along the waterfront.
- Sleep easy on Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Beds outfitted with crisp duvets and hypoallergenic pillows.
- American cuisine: Use your $10 daily dining credit toward spicy, firecracker shrimp and craft beers at Dockside Grill.
- Go swimming in a heated pool in the hotel's palm-lined tropical courtyard.
- Award-winner: The hotel won Four Points by Sheraton's hotel of the year in 2010 and 2011, and regularly appears among the top three finalists.
Punta Gorda, Florida: Waterfront Town with Old-Florida Charm
The town of Punta Gorda lies on the shores of Charlotte Harbor, about 30 miles north of Cape Coral. Its historic downtown has a bit of old-Florida charm with royal palms, vintage street lamps, and tin-roof homes lining cobblestone lanes. Fisherman's Village, a waterfront development in western downtown, is a popular hangout spot. The development harbors restaurants and specialty shops, the Military Heritage Museum, and a 98-slip marina where you can book sailing and deep-sea fishing excursions.
Look beyond the town's developed waterfront and planned canals, and you'll find acres upon acres of wetlands waiting to be explored. Head east to the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area to go hiking, cycling, birdwatching, and fishing for trophy-size bluegill in the wet pine flatwoods. To the west lie a handful of city parks with sandy beaches and multi-use wetlands trails leading to scenic observation points.