April 27 2011 by Amy Graff
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort sits right on the beach, steps from southern Florida's pretty pale green waters. It's the sort of place where you could easily spend a week, walking the sugary white sand beach in the morning, playing a game of shuffle board in the afternoon, and falling asleep every night to the sound of the crashing waves.
Every room has its own private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, where dolphins frolic in the surf, kite boarders jump over waves, and fiery sunsets turn the water bright orange and red.
The rooms are light and airy, and the beds are comfy and covered with soft white comforters. Many rooms are equipped with small kitchens, and if you're traveling with kids, you can book a two-room suite.
The hotel is located in Fort Myers Beach on the north end of Estero Island; the airport in Fort Myers is only 45 minutes away.