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Decent Hotels Near Punta Gorda/Charlotte Co. Airport? (1 nt)

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Decent Hotels Near Punta Gorda/Charlotte Co. Airport? (1 nt)

Anyone have any fairly recent info on the old Days Inn, now America's Best Value Inn at 9035 Mac Drive, Punta Gorda??? Okay for 1 night?? CLEAN?? Comfy beds?? (Staying 3 nights on Sanibel but need to stay closer to airport the last night due to a really early flight out. Need to drop rental car and check in by 6:30 AM.) ----- OR what about the Budget Inn on Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda? Those are both really close (7-10 min) to PGD airport, but are they dirty or anything else negative?? ---- OR maybe Comfort Inn right off Rte 93/I-75 in Ft Myers, 4171 Boatways Rd (25-27 min to airport). Needs to be less than $100 and need 2 queen beds (2 adults, 2 teens). Any advice/guidance would be appreciated!!

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1. Re: Decent Hotels Near Punta Gorda/Charlotte Co. Airport? (1 nt)

TBH, with a home nearby I never stay in one of those. But they are the closest.

I might be inclined to get up 20 mins earlier and just stya the night in DT punta gorda as it is so close to the airport (only a couple mile futher than the ones you mention). At least then you could go out for a nice meal before bed instad of a grim roadside eatery.

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You can always ask to see the room before you commit.

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Thank you both! amanx: Where do you recommend for dinner in downtown Punta Gorda (reasonable prices)?

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Well I like the tapas bar up on the roof of the Wyvern hotel.

There is the dockside grill @ the sheraton, Harpoon Harry's, and there are a couple of Pubs DT too.

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Id look at the Best Western Waterfront.

For restaurants, it depends on what kind of food. You have Dean's for Mexican, Lashley Crab House for seafood as well as Harpoon Harrys within Fisherman's Village. My parents really enjoy River City Grill (not sure on prices). There are other restaurants as well. This hotel has a tiki bar right on the water.

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Thanks for the great ideas and recommendations, tchoiniere and amanx! I need to get on it....going to Sanibel in just 3 wks!! (first timer .... and my teenagers have never seen the ocean/gulf at all)

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They will love it! Rent some bikes so they can get around on their own.

Have you been to the sanibel forum for planning?

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Thank you -- Yes, I've been reading a lot on the Sanibel forum lately .... crunch time!!!! SO very helpful.......

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9. Re: Decent Hotels Near Punta Gorda/Charlotte Co. Airport? (1 nt)

I like Doc Fords, Gramma Dots, Lazy Flamingo.

I like Bowmans and Blind pass beaches.

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10. Re: Decent Hotels Near Punta Gorda/Charlotte Co. Airport? (1 nt)

Thanks again, amanx!! Looking forward to checking out those places, especially Doc Fords (just because SO many people have recommended it). Can you go on Blind Pass Beach if you aren't staying there?? I'm definitely planning to go to Bowman's. It's great to have some solid recommendations to go on : )

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