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Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: FORT MYERS
  • Distance From Hotel: 5.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-05:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 12:00 PM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
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  • Minimum check-in age: 21
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  • Number of Rooms:8
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  • Service Animals Allowed



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Only service animals are allowed. There will be a pet penalty fee of 100.00 for pets that are not allowed under the hotel's house policy rules. Please contact the hotel directly if there are any additional questions.



  • Number of parking spaces:150
  • Car Parking Available
  • Complimentary parking available to all registered hotel guests.


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Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
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  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2009
  • Total number of rooms:111
  • Total number of suites:28
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:55
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:56
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:111
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:8
  • Executive rooms
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:6
Welcome to Ft Myers!!! The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Ft Myers East - The Forum is one of the most popular hotels in the in Fort Myers area. The hotel's location gives you easy access to I-75, Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) and local businesses and attractions. Lodging here puts you minutes from various attractions Manatee Park, beautiful Sanibel & Captiva Islands, and Ft Myers Beach. Our hotel is located at The Forum, a shopping and entertainment destination that is near Miromar
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Welcome to Ft Myers!!! The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Ft Myers East - The Forum is one of the most popular hotels in the in Fort Myers area. The hotel's location gives you easy access to I-75, Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) and local businesses and attractions. Lodging here puts you minutes from various attractions Manatee Park, beautiful Sanibel & Captiva Islands, and Ft Myers Beach. Our hotel is located at The Forum, a shopping and entertainment destination that is near Miromar Outlet Mall and Bass Pro Outdoor World. From watching spring training for the Red Sox and Twins to touring the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates numerous attractions await you in Fort Myers, FL. Business travelers will enjoy being near Ft Myers' business district, Lee Civic Center, Harborside Event Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, Chico's World Headquarters, Gulf Coast Medical Center, and other businesses in downtown Fort Myers. A 24-Hour Business Center and conference space are available. Whether business or pleasure brings you to Ft Myers, Florida our hotel is ready to meet your needs. Complimentary amenities include high-speed Internet access, a hot breakfast bar, a Fitness Center, local calls, and an outdoor pool. We also have a 24-hour convenience store. You'll find comfortable accommodations and quality amenities at this Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites.
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During your stay, enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast bar. Start your day with a cup of hot coffee, delicious cinnamon rolls, biscuits, bacon or sausage, hot eggs, and more. Looking for something on the lighter side? Enjoy chilled fruit juice, a hard boiled egg, light yogurt and whole wheat toast.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 302 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful hotel on the beach We loved it. Very relaxing and nice hotel right on the beach. It is also very close to restaurants and shops. Chairs and umbrellas are included with your stay on the beach. There are also hammocks, ping pong, and bike rentals. This is not a "luxury resort" but it is a very nice well kept hotel and a great value. We have stayed at other places around Florida on the beach and this is by far the nicest and best value since so much is included with your stay. Not sure if all the rooms have mini fridges and microwaves but ours did which is really nice if you want to save money and bring your own snacks and drinks. We will stay here again. June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lovely and Unique Beach Hotel Highly recommend. Great value for the price, on the beach and cool tiki bar. June 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Would not stay here - Find better options on the island Although some of the amenities are great here, the rooms are old and musty and the "hotel" is actually a MOTEL. I have stayed at newer Holiday Inn Expresses that are a million times better than this in terms of lobby/room quality. Was it relaxing? Yes. But if you are looking for something a little more classy to really make you feel comfortable, this isn't it. June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent for the ocean I love this place!!! Highly recommend the hotel for your Sanibel stay. June 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Birthday Relaxation Had a great time relaxing and enjoying the amenities of the hotel but the best part was the location to ride our bikes throughout the entire island. We usuallly prefer cottages or small B June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful grounds - Beds not very comfortable The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. It's a great location. We had visited the same week in 2013 and the AC worked better this time - we were able to get the room cool enough for us to be comfortable. The mattresses were not very soft - even my 9 year old said her back was sore in the mornings. The restaurant is a little pricey. Yes kids eat free w/ adult purchase, but $25 for breakfast for a family of 3 is a little high. I didn't realize until I saw the bill that the coffee we were offered when we sat down would be $2.50 each. Also, they automatically added the 18% gratuity. I know it's optional to pay, but I didn't bother changing it. Breakfast service was a little slow - a year ago there was a buffet and we could eat immediately. We missed that and would love to see it come back. June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nice visit will stay again great relaxing place, very clean, nice pool area , wish had an area for evenings to sit and play cards or games. Pool area had nice areas but closed at dark. Beach was supplied nicely with chairs and umbrellas Maintenance man Richard was very personable and Dave in office very nice and helpful. Need some business center that is more then "only able to print boarding passes". Needed to print papers and had to go to find a library. this was not good, we are a computer society. Beds extremely comfortable. bathrooms very small, rod falling off wall. Our friends had a nice room with walk in shower and larger refrig. June 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great service, and great food Allover the the time there was enjoyed by all in our party don't have 50 words to fill in this space. June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highly recommend this Holiday Inn! I rate a 5 star assessment pertaining to our stay at the Sanibel Island, Florida Holiday Inn! June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and great service. Comfortable bed and great service.Great location amd value June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good accomadations The room was clean and comfortable. Staff is courteous and accomadating. June 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location !! Great Location to relax, Lounge Chairs available, Umbrellas in short supply, Nice small bars (outside June 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Room rated 145 The room we stayed in seriously needed to be updated... the furniture looked like it came from a thrift store. nothing matched.. The bed was comfy, pillows and bedding nice. Appearance of room not up to holiday inn standard at all... Would not stay there again . we would find somewhere else to stay on Sanibel That price... disappointing.. June 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beautiful location The staff makes you feel like family. Very responsive to your needs. Outstanding location. June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great beach location. The Holiday Inn Sanibel Island is a great place to relax an enjoy the beaches. May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay with a friendly staff Location, location, location. This hotel was fantastic and super convenient to the beach. It is a bit older but kept very clean and neat. The staff is super friendly and very accommodating plus easy parking. The hammock swing was so relaxing at sunset. I will definitely plan to stay here again. May 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Need Vacation The stay at the Holiday Inn on Sanible Island was just perfect. The staff was friendly and courteous and very responsive to all our needs. The room we had overlooked the pool area out to the Gulf which was just amazing. The beach was clean and the sand was as white as driven snow, just beautiful. The food at the pool and the restaurant was excellent and we loved our frozen pina-colita's on the beach. Sunrise on the beach was incredible as was the sunset out on the end of the Island out by the Mucky-Duck. We will be back and have recommended this place to others already...... May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Experience at Sanibel Holiday Inn We stayed at Sanibel Holiday Inn for our 3 night mini-vacation and were VERY pleased. The staff were so polite, positive and very customer service oriented. Nice room, clean and comfy. Towels everyday smelled so fresh and clean. This hotel is a smaller, older Holiday Inn that has a quaint feeling which we really enjoyed. Right ON the beach...with a nice pool, three hammocks in the palm trees, ping pong table, Shelling cleaning station, Tiki bar near the pool and beach, free beach umbrellas and chairs and a very pretty tropical landscape. The hotel is easy to get to arriving on the island and easy access to EVERYTHING...restaurants, museums, nature preserve, shopping! We agreed we would definitely stay here again having saved money and having had a great experience. May 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vacation This is our 13th time @ the Holiday Inn Sanibel over the past 7 years. Unfortunately being a platinum member and using points gains you very little recognition at this property. Again this trip not recognized for being platinum. On the positive side, Jesus, Richard, and the new restaurant bar tender / manager from Ohio are fantastic people. We love Sanibel and this property is a great location. We will be back. May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paradise Our second time here. Access to beach wonderful and tons of shells!! Free lounge chairs and umbrellas were an added bonus, just wish there were more available umbrellas. Pool area very nice, with covered patio area and comfortable lounge chairs. Easy to rent bikes to explore island. Very relaxing. Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms very clean. Breakfast delicious! Will definitely be back! April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall great vacation spot We enjoyed this location and our stay greatly. Overall our room was excellent and clean. Service was great and the front desk staff was very helpful. We did try the breakfast at the hotel restaurant and is was not the best, however there are plenty of other places to eat that are much better. The hotel provided complimentary coffee in the lobby, but my wife was disappointed there was not tea available. Nice experience overall. April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful vacation spot I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who has a few bucks to spend - it's a little pricey, but everything is on the island. With that said, staff was friendly and extremely helpful - especially the staff who takes care of the beach area - always quick to get you a chair or umbrella always a hello and a smile...overall great experience. April 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Relaxing, restful place We recently stayed here and it was a clean place with great staff. Loved the tiki bar by the pool and the access to the beach. The beach is shallow for the ocean and had very minimal waves so great for all kids. The rooms were very small and simple for the price but clean and modern. Tiny fridge and tiny microwave hidden in the tv stand cupboard. There is a restaurant on site that is convenient and good food but adds an extra couple hundred dollars to eat there per day for a family of four. I would stay here again but would bring a cooler with food or plan on going off site to eat possibly. Or find a condo for the same price that has a kitchenette so you do not have to eat every meal "out". April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Pool Area and Beach Access Spent a week at Holiday Inn Sanibel and had a great time with my family. We particularly enjoyed the pool and beach access. My son had fun playing outdoor ping-pong and tennis. Property is well maintained and staff is courteous and helpful. Rooms are a little small but clean and comfortable. Only real negative was the Starfish Grille. We only ate one meal there, breakfast. The service was extremely slow even though there were only a few people in the restaurant. Food was also not that great. My recommendation is to eat off-site as there are plenty of choices close by. All in all we had a good time and enjoyed our stay. April 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location and comfortable bed overall, we had a great stay at the holiday inn on Sanibel island. One day it rained, I tried multiple spots to find tea and then a tea bag with no success. Food service was a little slow at all locations, but typical for the island. To make this a 5 star experience, I would offer tea bags in the room and some type of pastry with the complimentary coffee in the lobby for those early rising individuals. Service at the Tiki bar and the restaurant could be a little quicker. S March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Another Perfect Stay My husband and I stay here about once a month. Each time the experience is the BEST. Staff here always goes the Extra mile. Especially Paulette! Special thanks also for going the extra mile is Claudia, David and Jesus! Thank you all for making our stay so nice! Grounds are always neat and clean. Rooms clean. Couldn't ask for more. Looking forward to our next visit! March 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great service coupled with a solid room this was my third stay in the past year and I would recommend the property to others. the rooms are clean and nicely furnished except for the safe in the room that was rusted and didn't have a key. the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. In particular, Dave at the front desk was very pleasant yet very professional. March 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't waste your money!!! Hotels looks nothing like online pictures. This place is stuck in the 70's. The only nice thing about this place is the beach. The room was terrible. Hasn't been updated in decades. The Tiki Bar was located next to the pool. My husband and I couldn't hear each other talk because of the screaming and running kids. Half of the bar stools had little kids in them. Everytime anyone entered or left the bar area the metal gate slammed. It became very annoying. This place was over priced for what we got!!!! March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 10th year in a row! We were back to Sanibel from the Great White North for the 10th year in a row. We always stay at the Holiday Inn. It is conveniently located, right on the beach, provides beach chairs and umbrellas, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff really made us feel welcome, many have been there since we started going! Victoria does an amazing job keeping the chairs on the beach sorted out and ensuring that everyone was comfortable. Richard was always friendly and helpful with chairs and umbrellas in the morning (though the hotel needs more umbrellas), and Besley was kind enough to let us finish our wine on the beach at the end of the day. Thanks to all of these individuals for making our stay so great. Also, thanks to the dolphins for coming to visit us every day, and joining us on our walks up the beach. New this year, the waiter from the bar came around and was taking orders from guests on the beach. This is a great idea. Only negative is the cost. Sanibel is an expensive place to visit, I guess that is part of what keeps is to special. March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Property is very clean. Relaxing atmosphere! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Everything was great. The only thing I would change is have the outside bar open longer and maybe have some fireplace chat tables to sit around on chilly nights by the pool. Would definitely stay there again! The beach chairs and umbrellas are very nice! March 18, 2014
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Hotel Exterior Manatee Park- Home of the Manatees- 5 miles away! Tee Time ! Hotel is close to World-Class Golf Courses! The Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Six Mile Cypress Slough Park- 4 miles away. Lee County-  Fishing, Boating & Kayaking Paradise! Spring Training Venues- Minutes Away! Miramor Outlet Mall- Welcome To Holiday Inn Express and Suites -The Forum! Fort Myers ' The City of Palms' Catch a Breathtaking Sunset while in town. Hotel Exterior
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