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DiamondHead Beach Resort
Ranked #9 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Southern Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice ... but not special with a notable exception.”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

This is a hotel and it presents itself as a hotel. Other than the location, this is not a resort.

The staff is courteous. The pool and surroundings are very nice.

The rooms are well appointed. The hotel is making changes to the rooms as they are attempting to go condo (I am not a fan of this.). The rooms have some food preparation facilities, just do not have a full kitchen which my wife and I prefer. With so much fresh seafood available at places like Beach Seafood, we like to prepare for ourselves rather than eat at a restaurant at times.

Nice place to stay if you want standard hotel fair.

The exception:
The grouper sandwich at the pool bar is spectacular. Even when we stay elsewhere on Ft. Myer's Beach, we stop by for a grouper sandwich.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

My wife and I thoroughly researched lodging options before finally choosing the DiamondHead Beach Resort Hotel. Having never been to SW Florida before, we were essentially travelling "sight unseen". From the moment we arrived at the resort, the staff was friendly, pleasant and continuously delivered great service to any and all of our requests.

After spending a week on Ft. Myers Beach and walking by and through many of the other hotels and resorts, my wife and I agreed that we had overwhelmingly made the right choice! There is no nicer, well-accommodated hotel/resort on the beach, and the staff at the DiamondHead is definitely second to none.

We can't say enough good things about this resort. How anyone could possibly write a negative review about this hotel is unfathomable to us.

Room Tip: The "pool/gulf view" rooms offer a great view of the pool area as well as the island, beac...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Our family of three stayed here in April 2011, in a one bedroom beachfront room. Room was very clean, had a nice balcony to view the ocean, and a small kitchenette. It was near the Publix grocery store, and it was a short walk to the Times Square center of time. The beach was wonderful, and we found many shells. We also enjoyed the pool area. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Chippenham UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Spent 6 nights here as part of a driving holiday. This hotel has to be one of the nicest places we have ever stayed, and we've been about a bit! We e-mailed in advance asking for a room with a view of the sunset and this upgrade was provided at no extra cost, we even got a room on one of the upgraded floors. Room facilities are superb with good quality crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils. The rooms include a microwave, double hob, sink, dishwasher and refridgerator, so self catering was easy.
The room was kept spotlessly clean and every member of staff we came into contact with was friendly and helpful.
Will stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2012

this place is fantastic! customer service was exceptional. they've done some upgrades since the pictures posted on their site. one major improvement I was told is the towel service. now, when you go down to the pool area to get towels, they have a sign up sheet with a rep there - all you do is sign your name, room # and how many towels you took. Then turn them in at the end of the day and they mark you off. there were 2 of us and each day we got 4 towels- no problem. service for food and drinks at the pool was great. they had games and we won some free drinks. time share person came through the area once to ask if anyone wanted to listen to presentation- told no and they left and didn't bother again. room was clean and the view was exactly as was advertised on site. close to restaurants/bars/shopping- about 1/2 mile from the pier for great dolphin watching. I highly recommend this place!

Room Tip: i wouldn't pay extra to get beachfront room- all rooms have an ocean view. we got a pool view an...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Columbiana, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at Diamond Head in mid February. The staff is very professional. There for any of your needs, but not over kilt. Accommodations very clean. Food very good. Beautiful pool, very warm and comfortable.:) I would highly recommend staying here I definately would return.

Room Tip: any room you select will give you a fabulous view!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Michigan
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Stayed here with two young kids and enjoyed the hotel very much. Check in was fast and the room was great. Very clean, spacious and amazing views from our screened in balcony. We had a pool view room on the 5th floor and could see a lot. Loved leaving the patio door open at night to fall asleep to the sound of waves. Pool area was very nice, the bar food was pretty decent, only complaint was that they stopped serving food at 5pm. Not good when you have young kids who are hungry and you're too tired to walk to a restaurant with them.

We could easily walk along the beach or the main road down to the pier and Times Square area, a short walk. Traffic in front of the hotel looked bad but it only took us about 7 minutes to drive from the hotel to the Times Square area.

Ordered room service several times and it was very good. Easy access to the beach area. I saw some posts about the cigarette smoke at the pool. I noticed it a few times but didn't think it was all that bad. All in all an enjoyable stay. Would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: The higher the better. All rooms seem to have a nice view
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: DiamondHead Beach Resort
Address: 2000 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3215
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#10 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#13 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DiamondHead Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DiamondHead Beach Resort is a landmark beach resort in the entertainment district of Fort Myers Beach, featuring spacious 1-bedroom suites, Cabañas Beach Bar & Grille, Chloës Seafood & Steaks, spa services, beachfront pool, guest bicycles, fitness centers, and endless recreation. ... more   less 
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