Unwind at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Fort Myers. Before you know it you’ll be relaxing in the sunshine on Fort Myers Beach and sipping a cocktail at sunset.
Fort Myers has been drawing winter-weary visitors for centuries. Our hotels in Fort Myers are near the sprawling Edison and Ford Winter Estates, where the two inventive men relaxed in the sunshine by their in-ground pool—a new invention at the time—and conjured up ideas in their laboratory. The Caloosahatchee River runs past both estates and the Calusa Nature Center, where tidy boardwalks wend through lush palms and swamps. Park visitors can spy fishing egrets and lazy alligators among the mangrove trees.
Start your Florida evening with a citrus juice cocktail and live music at bars in Fort Myers Beach and nearby Sanibel Island. Expect a musical mix of calypso drums, Jimmy Buffet’s laid-back hits and maybe a few Bob Marley tunes. Our Fort Myers hotels are near waterside restaurants that buy the catch of the day from Gulf Coast fishermen. Fill up on generous plates of fresh ahi tuna, grouper, shrimp and crab paired with crisp vegetables grown on farms in nearby central Florida.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Fort Myers and enjoy the best of the Gulf Coast’s beaches. Take off your shoes and walk through the warm sand just minutes from our Fort Myers hotels. Miles of golden sand stretch as far as the eye can see and the calm Gulf of Mexico waters are ideal for swimming. To the west, Sanibel Island’s seashell-rich strand draws beachcombers, and a lighthouse from 1884 makes for a perfect Florida photo-op. At day’s end, both beaches make a great spot for watching the brilliant sunset sink behind the Gulf.