Outrigger Beach Resort

Fort Myers, Gulf Coast Beaches

Virgin rating

The hotel

Surrounded by tropical landscape with all rooms just steps away from the stunning white sand beach, this is a sun-lover's paradise! Fort Myers Beach is a great place to catch some of the best sunsets, they are very colourful and great for photos, so make sure you bring your camera. Accommodation is bright and spacious, ensuring a supremely comfortable stay. The sun deck and swimming pool face the Gulf of Mexico, affording wonderful views as you laze the day away. For more active moments, there are water sports on the beach and bicycles for hire. The beach trolley costs just 75c per ride and will transport you to all Fort Myers Beach attractions, including Times Square and the Pier with its selection of restaurants and bars. For a relaxed start to your day head to the Deckside Café for breakfast. For delicious steak, seafood and a fabulous 55-item salad bar however, you need look no further than your own doorstep! Charley's Boat House Grill is a favourite with the locals and the perfect place to end a wonderful day!

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Sailing
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On a seven-mile long island, directly on the Gulf of Mexico and the Estero Bay Preserves. Lovers Key State Park is 2 miles away and Fort Myers Beach centre is 4 miles away.

Hotel information

144 rooms on 4 floors in 4 buildings with 1 lift. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen HD TV, alarm/clock radio, complimentary WiFi, telephone, coffee maker, fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 2 children, with 5th person on a rollaway bed*.

Resort View East Guest Rooms are slightly larger and overlook the Tiki Deck and Bar, with a side view of the Gulf. They have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 2 children, with 5th person on a rollaway bed*.

Standard Efficiency Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and a fully-equipped kitchen, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. They are located on the ground floor or on the 2nd floor with stairway access, no elevator.

Beachfront Efficiency Rooms are large rooms with sliding doors to a private balcony overlooking the beach. They have a fully-equipped kitchen, seating area, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 2 children, with 5th person on a rollaway bed*.

Complimentary self-parking.

Charley's Boat House Grill (seafood and steaks, open for dinner), Deckside Café (American cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), beachside Tiki Bar, picnic area and barbecue facilities.

Live entertainment daily.

Heated swimming pool. Cabanas*. Beach volleyball. Watersports rentals nearby*.

Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour front desk. Gift shop. Room service (limited hours)*. Laundry facilities*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights 11 May–13 May '19, 17 Jan–19 Jan '20.

3 nights 02 Mar–30 Apr '19, 24 May–27 May '19 and 01 Mar–12 Apr '20.

5 nights 20 Dec–01 Jan '20.

4 nights at all times in Beachfront Efficiency Rooms only.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Guests must be 25 years or older to check in. All rooms are non-smoking, there are designated smoking areas around the property.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is why I only stay in branded hotels and not privately owned hotels!!!

Apr 28, 2022 802timmyk

I stayed April 4th-April 11th and I wasn't happy about my stay. First I'm gonna list the good things about the hotel. Room was clean, bed was so comfortable, the food was good, it was walking distance to my family's place and the restaurant staff was nice. Here are the bad things about the place that didn't make my stay pleasant. When I went to… Read more
I stayed April 4th-April 11th and I wasn't happy about my stay. First I'm gonna list the good things about the hotel. Room was clean, bed was so comfortable, the food was good, it was walking distance to my family's place and the restaurant staff was nice. Here are the bad things about the place that didn't make my stay pleasant. When I went to lay down on the bed the first night I was there and there were spots of blood on the top sheet of the bed. I went down to the front desk to tell them and I was very nice and told them to have housekeeping take care of it tomorrow and the front desk people gave me no apologies or anythig they just said they would take care of it. Then a couple days later I was looking for an outlet to plug my phone in to charge and finally found one behind the bed and found it was falling out of the wall I took a picture of it and went down to the front desk to tell them about the situation and I showed them the picture (which I attached to this review) I took of it and again no apologies or anything just they would send maintenance up to take care of it the next day because they went home for the night. I told them that's fine and I left the next day and came back to see they never came to fix it! Then on my last day I was in Florida before I was to check out housekeeping came at 8 am and woke me up out of a dead sleep and wanted to come in and I told them to come back later the housekeeper rolled her eyes and told me "no problem" in a snotty tone and walked away. There was a big stain on the couch cushion (which I attached to this review also). There were loud banging noises all through the night and into the early hours in the morning. The grounds and the whole hotel looked dumpy needs huge updates. The bartenders didn't really care about their customers all they did was work and wouldn't interact with the guests unless you were a cute young girl then they flirted with them. When I would walk by to go down to the smoking area to smoke there was a worker yelling at someone on his phone in his language that is very unprofessional! When I went to check out I told all the things that went wrong with my stay and the front desk lady seemed like she didn't care again no apologies or offer to give me a discount or anything I told her I would email her GM about the situation and she didn't care about that the front desk was rude the whole time I was there! I emailed the GM about my stay and to this day never got a response! I work in hotels and have never been treated this badly I spent over $1,700.00 for a week to stay there and it was bad. I would try them again because everyone deserves a second chance but it would be the last place I stay! I would never recommend anyone stay here and steer away from this property! oh and I recommend you guys train your front desk staff how to work in hospitality! They are so rude! This is why I only stay at Brandes hotels! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great beach. views and food.. and George too

Apr 28, 2022 Dreamer24745118847

This is a great family run resort that is impeccably clean and well run. The location is perfect and all employees we interacted with were friendly helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs; especially the ladies at the Deckside cafe and Tiki bar. I don’t think the website does the property justice as the beach is beautiful the deck is huge and… Read more
This is a great family run resort that is impeccably clean and well run. The location is perfect and all employees we interacted with were friendly helpful and seemed to enjoy their jobs; especially the ladies at the Deckside cafe and Tiki bar. I don’t think the website does the property justice as the beach is beautiful the deck is huge and doesn’t list all the amenities they offer. If you can, rent a beachfront efficiency ; they are wonderful. And George is the resident snowy Egret who holds court on the deck area and is kind of the resort mascot. It was an awesome relaxing stay and can’t wait to go back. Read less
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Apr 3, 2022 colleenmD4810WC

We live on Siesta Key, Florida and went to Key West a few times. We had to stay in Fort Myers to get the Key West Express. We found the Outrigger Resort on one of our trips and decided to stay there instead of going to Key West. We told our friends who sometimes came a long and we celebrated B-days. It was our Staycation. We came in so excited and… Read more
We live on Siesta Key, Florida and went to Key West a few times. We had to stay in Fort Myers to get the Key West Express. We found the Outrigger Resort on one of our trips and decided to stay there instead of going to Key West. We told our friends who sometimes came a long and we celebrated B-days. It was our Staycation. We came in so excited and the woman Manager would just walk away. She could care less. We didn't know that check in was at 4 and to sit in the Bar etc... to wait for our room. I called the next day and said that we didn't get our coupon for a free drink. She said "If you lost it , not our problem!! We never got it!! Every time we go there we stay away from the Front Desk!! The Bartenders are excellent and the maintenance/ housekeeping were very nice. After the last trip WE WILL NEVER GO BACK!! We got her message! What a shame! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel…highly recommend

Apr 2, 2022 kimsU3290PX Minneapolis, Minnesota

What a fun hotel. Restaurant on site plus tiki bar. Right on the ocean with cabanas to rent. Clean room excellent staff. Dining inside or out. There’s a friendly crane walking around the deck and may help itself to your food! Our room was clean and spacious.
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Feb 18, 2022 A9058JCjohnm

The photos make room appear big, but very tiny. We were on 2nd floor with no elevator. There is no place to sit and have coffee or a view except the pool area in the far distance. They put 2 small plastic chairs on the narrow catwalk. The beds were super hard and undersized, not for two adults. We requested a cot , for one of two nights and… Read more
The photos make room appear big, but very tiny. We were on 2nd floor with no elevator. There is no place to sit and have coffee or a view except the pool area in the far distance. They put 2 small plastic chairs on the narrow catwalk. The beds were super hard and undersized, not for two adults. We requested a cot , for one of two nights and they charged us for two nights (disputing on cc). Staff was overbearing around pool area with bringing your own plastic cups. The majority of pool bar guests were over 65, and no music after 9pm. Read less