Pet-friendly Bonita Springs hotel with outdoor pool and free breakfast near Everglades Wonder Gardens
Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Naples North - Bonita Springs
This family-friendly hotel is just a 5-minute drive from Everglades Wonder Gardens, where native butterflies flutter in a butterfly garden, flamingos parade around, and dozens of alligators lurk in a pond that you can cross by way of a swinging bridge. Lover’s Key State Park’s sun-kissed beaches are less than 15 minutes away by car.
- Rise and shine: The hotel serves up a complimentary breakfast of bacon, eggs, and fresh fruit each morning. Sink your teeth into a gooey cinnamon roll, the hotel’s signature item.
- Make a splash in the heated outdoor pool, surrounded by boulders, palm trees, and lush tropical foliage.
- Stay connected with free high-speed internet and cable in your guest room.
- Pets can tag along for an aditional fee.
Bonita Springs, Florida: Picturesque Beaches Along the Gulf of Mexico
Bonita Springs is less than 25 miles south of the bustle of Fort Myers, but it feels much more remote. Referred to as “The Gateway to the Gulf,” the charming beach town tucks up against miles of pristine coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. One of the most popular pieces of shoreline is Bonita Beach, where white sands meet warm seawater. Here, you can play a match of sand volleyball or take a scenic walk amid the grassy dunes that fringe the coast.
Bonita Springs is also home to several state parks and nature reserves that showcase southern Florida’s flora and fauna. In nearby Estero Bay on an island reachable only by boat, Mound Key Archaeological State Park is covered by a lush mangrove forest and features numerous mounds—comprised of fish bones, seashells, and pottery—that were created by members of an indigenous tribe known as the Calusa, or “fierce people.”