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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVE this place! It's a perfect size, never too crowded, but always people around to meet from all over the world. Across the street from a low-key, beach great for shelling. They continue to make updates including exterior paint and new tile flooring in the units. Can't wait to go back!

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RALRESORTS, General Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

Sarah, Thank you for your review. Wow 30 years is a long time and we are glad that you keep coming back. Tropical Sands does have one of the most diverse guest lists out of any of the RAL properties. We hope that you have met some wonderful people during those 30 years. Many of our Owners have created life...

Naples
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent a few days in a two bedroom unit that had been updated for the most part. It was obvious that this was an older resort but it was very well kept. There was a pool, hot tub, activities by the pool daily, a library of sorts to check out games, videos, etc., barbecues by the pool and it...

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RALRESORTS, General Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you were able to enjoy a relaxing stay with us. We try to have all the comforts of home available to our guests and like to get people involved with daily activities. We hope you will return in the future and look forward to having you again. Best Regards,...

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I like this resort. There is kind of laid back atmosphere and everyone gets to know everyone before you vacation is over. Nice pool, common area grills, complementary bicycles, and exercise room. Our room is large, clean and comfortable. There is a HD tv in each bed room and the living room. DVD and stereo in the living room. Washer/dryer...

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RALRESORTS, General Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and want to join us in the future. The large rooms offer lots of space and the ability to have all the comforts of home. Best Regards, RAL Resort Management

Illinois
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved the resort and found Sandy and Jackie both very helpful (and patient)! The grounds staff did a fantastic job keeping the area neat and clean. Our unit (3H) looked over the pool area and had a slight view of the ocean (resort is across the road from ocean). The unit was roomy and clean.

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RALRESORTS, General Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We work many hours trying to make sure that TSR is well taken care of. We hope you come back again. Best Regards, RAL Resort Management.

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were visiting my parents, who had a split stay, so we had the first night a room on the second floor, and the next two nights were in a first floor room. Both rooms were generally the same in upkeep, maintenance, cleanliness, etc. All the rooms overlook the pool and towards the ocean. The first story enclosed patio exited...

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RALRESORTS, General Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

Codie, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Lots of changes are taking place at the resort as you mentioned. The new floors will be a great improvement. We are glad you like the new exterior colors at the resort. We felt it would make the resort noticible on the south end of...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We enjoyed the fact that this resort is away from all the hustle and bustle of the center of town. You can easily get there if you want. The units are roomy, cheery, updated and have everything you might want. There is beach access right across from the resort. Very pleased with the resort and our room.

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RALRESORTS, General Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

Larry, So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. One of the best parts about the resort is that it is away from the crowds but easily accessible if you want an adventure! Also having Santini Plaza with wonderful shops and restaurants within walking distance allows for a little extra during your stay. We hope that you will choose...

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 9 April 2016

You have to cross Estero Blvd and then traverse through a little bit of shallow "lagoon" in order to access the actual Gulf beach. There is a private right of way for the resort occupants to do so from a site directly across from the property . Units are large (about 1,350 square feet) and every unit has its' own...

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RALRESORTS, General Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

Maynah, Thank you for your review. The resort is located across the street (we wish it was direct!). Very large units with the needed amenities from home make the stay easier. I do want to note that since this is a Timeshare style property yes that the units are individually owned and you can find units that are priced much...

Reviewed 20 February 2016

Very relaxing. The complex is located across the street from the Gulf, so it is only a short walk to the beautiful beaches. The property is kept up well. The pool was warm and refreshing! They have fun activities around the pool. The units have everything you need and are comfortable. My parents have been owners for 30 years, and...

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RALRESORTS, Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you liked the new improvements that have been made over the last 6 months! We hope to continue making improvements that will continue bringing your family back for another 30 years!

Clearwater Beach, Fl.
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We booked two units for 2015. The pool is the heart of this resort. We have stayed here several times over the years, and always have fun getting to know other guests around the pool. The management puts on a few daily fun activities thru the week ( bingo, root beer floats, hot dog day ) that the family looks...

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RALRESORTS, Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us at Tropical Sands Resort. The pool area is truly the Heart of the Resort. We will continue over the next few months to make even more improvements that will hopefully entice you to stay with us again.

Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

To be totally honest I was terrified about staying here after visiting it during our stay at best western last year... we had locked in plans for coming here with my wife's parents in February. The building was pink, out of the way and the rooms appeared to be outdated. Fast forward to 2/16 and the entire complex has been...

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RALRESORTS, Manager at Tropical Sands Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad that we exceeded your expectations! We are trying to make much needed improvements to the resort. We hope that you will again give us another shot! More improvements to come!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Tropical Sands Resort

Address: 7785 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4997
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Hotel Class:3 star — Tropical Sands Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Tropical Sands Hotel Fort Myers
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“All rooms are identical in both size and layout. Unit location doesn't much matter here, at least in my opinion.”
Maynah, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere would be my best tip”
campo84748, 30 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Do not choose D3 or any room at the end as you will be facing a wall.”
Dennis-and-Barbara, 9 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We ended up in a room with no view except a decorated wall. We appreciated that because we could sit out without anyone seeing us, but if your preference is to sit and look out then make sure you do not get one with the wall. If you have children who love to swim or are going to be using the grills often, then I would get one of the ground floor rooms facing the pool so you could just walk out.”
judieb216, 23 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Just don's stay here!”
1Blondie, 1 Jun 2013 | Read review
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