Rated 3 out of 5 by BigJman22 Overated
First let me start by saying It was not an unpleasant stay. However anytime you are in the area of Fort Meyers/Port Charlotte in March it’s a good thing. But that is the best I can say. I never write reviews but I feel this is one time where it is more meaningful than most. I was in Punta Gorda for the Snowbird Baseball for the spring and had my family along for a combination vacation baseball week.
I really have no idea why this hotel is rated as high as it is? As for the accommodations I’ll simply review what they provide you and will comment only on what I feel should be provided to meet the $275/night + $33/night room tax.
Room- went for the deluxe balcony. Don’t bother! Smaller then our friends room with the same view and no chairs on the balcony… basically a waste of space. You are also overlooking rt 41 (Tamiami Trail) so road noise certainly removes the aspects of the view of the water fishing docks. Bathrooms are acceptable other than our drains were not in good working order. Rooms do not have a Microwave and we were told at checkout they just started putting small refrigerator. What..?!?!?!
Hotel- Clean, Had a nice small pool area with hot tub. The Staff was very pleasant and was always friendly so, none of the negative aspects of my stay were at all related to staff. The Hotel provides coffee in the morning on the 5th floor. This is a Great idea but had been emptied every day in about 30 minutes. My wife and I had mentioned it to the front desk 4 out of 6 days and only 1 day was it refilled. Understand, that this is a nice feature and was very pleased with the idea had it worked well. I’m commenting only on what they provide for you money and it was not managed well at all. Simple fix was more than 1 Coffee pot. Obviously other floors used this feature on the 5th floor due to it's convenience. Breakfast Buffet was not included. Less expensive chains offer the same breakfast and are included. Cost at Four Points was $9.99. Eggs (No Omelets) fried or Scrambled, bacon, sausage patty/link, gravy and biscuits and the standard fare of cold breakfast items. Breakfast was decent but would think it was more in line with a price of $6.99 - $7.99. You can order an omelet but most items on the menu were purposely priced where the buffet was less money. IE: Omelet was $11.95 - $12.95. Other Dockside Grill fare was good. Not very good…. Just good.
Tiki bar- Was very nice and provided the same food as Dockside grill but is located at the rear of the parking area and close to the Harbor. Very nice atmosphere and definitely a standout place at this Four Points. Keep in mind you had to leave the Hotel and walk through the parking lot to get to the Tiki Bar.
Overall the Hotel was OK, room layout was not good. There was a small cabinet which held Coffee maker, Safe, and had a couple shelves and a short clothes rod and certainly not enough for 3 people in the room for the week. It was a stretch for covering 2 people for the week if you don’t want to live out of your Suitcases. Keeping in mind….. $300/night.
What would it take to make the value equal the cost? Add small dresser in each room with Microwave and refrigerator for every room. A better sitting chair in each room, we had a small waiting room style arm Vinyl chair. Make the Breakfast Buffet included with the stay. We’re talking Eggs here people… we’re not talking about Eggs Benedict, Steak, Omelets made to order. We’re talking about standard Buffet Breakfast at best.
March 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by SleepingDiagonally Should have known....
When I had to shorten my stay by one night, they had to RAISE my rates because they didn't have that rate available any longer. (Think about that.)
Upon check in I was told that I was upgraded to a room with a view of the water. Turns out I got the famous "punishment room". They gave us a view rather than a king size bed. We're longer than these beds.
The room is on top of the elevator noise. We couldn't get closer unless we slept IN the elevator. You can see a visible sag in the beds but at least we can see which one is least uncomfortable... and there isn't a single other room available in the hotel.....ah yes, but we can see the water (if you don't care that you can only hear the highway.
Here for a memorial and after a 3 hour delay on our flight, the welcome here would send me to ANY other hotel and make sure that I don't make the same mistake again. But, they are "so sorry and you do have a view of the water....."
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alpinehiker Great Staff
The staff at this hotel is it's greatest asset! I would like to say a special thanks to Melanie and Michele in the restaurant and bar. Both ladies are an asset to your organization and from my perspective, appear to be dedicated hard workers. While I am happy to leave and head back home, it's my hope that both will be a part of this hotel for some time. Never know, I may just end up here again in the future.
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kentucky7 1st impression .... AWESOME!
Pleasantly surprised at the great accommodations at such a reasonable price. It's RIGHT on the water with a beautiful sunset and only 10 minutes from the Punta Gorda airport :o)
January 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lawrie Loved the room
Super impressed with the quality of the room and the overall decorations. Would stay here again when in the area and highly recommend. We didn't experience any parking problems and there is an overflow lot in front of the hotel if the back lot is full. Loved the Tiki Bar on the water, and the overall location of the hotel.
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Veri VTomor review
This was my 2 nd time staying at the property. First visit was a business stay and returned with family for New Years. Service - front desk staff, assistant manager Josh and GM Joseph Metza were outstanding!! Love the living room and the home feeling of the hotel. The one of a kind pet friendly rooms are a great bonus for the family as we have a little dog that travels everywhere with my mom. The only thing I would improve is the coffee in rooms and lobby. Stronger brand and bolder taste. Excellent for business travelers or families. Highly recommend!!
January 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Burgoyne Good design, on walls and simple furniture
We were very please with the welcoming agent,who gave us a better room since the one we reserved smell of cigarette,
We miss the lobster night coming at 7.00
The server did her best to console me
Not enough lobster....
December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary10 A very nice Hotel
Went for a weekend getaway and booked here as the other SPG places in the area were filled. The stay exceeded our expectation. The Malbec wine was excellent and reasonably priced. The Gumbo and the shrimp dish were outstanding and the Bartender on duty was terrific and very personable. The Hotel was very clean and the modern.
December 29, 2014