Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites

ex. Best Western Hotel Waterfront

300 Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, United States, 33950-3620  show map
 3 stars
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Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Coffee/Tea in lobby

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation



Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites is a 3-star venue set just 8 km from Cultural Center of Charlotte County. This hotel was opened in 1968 and renovated in 2004.

The property is set 15 minutes' walk from Punta Gorda History Park. It is located 144 km from Davenport and just 2 km from the center of Punta Gorda.

Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites is within a 15-minute drive to Charlotte County airport.


Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites offers 187 guestrooms appointed with climate control, a laptop-size safe, a fridge, a trouser press and a separate toilet with all the sights of Punta Gorda within easy access. Some rooms overlook the sea. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a spa bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Serving American and European meals, Shorty's Place is about 5 minutes’ walk away.


A business center, a meeting room and a photocopier are also offered at the hotel.


Leisure facilities include a picnic area, a swimming pool and a golf course. Active guests will benefit from a gym and a fitness center available on the premises.

Number of rooms:   187.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course
  • Fishing


  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby
  • Free cabanas
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 17 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
17 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites Punta Gorda location
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Hotel Address:

300 Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, United States, 33950-3620

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City Center
  • Punta Gorda
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    7.7 mi
  • Shorty's Place
    900 ft
  • Cubby's Home Made Ice Cream
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

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City view
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center3700 ft


  • Florida Adventure Museum400 ft
  • Old Punta Gorda Inc1700 ft
  • Charlotte County Art Guild4000 ft
  • Charlotte County Foundation4300 ft
  • Sead8.0 mi


  • Punta Gorda Parks4600 ft


  • Memorial Auditorium700 ft
  • Ymca2000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Edison Community College2.8 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Charlotte Regional Med Center5000 ft

Local attractions

  • Muscle Car City Museum3.1 mi
    3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
  • Alligator Creek Preserve4.6 mi
    10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda
  • Ollie's Pond Park6.8 mi
    18235 Avon Ave, Port Charlotte
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park4.0 mi
    4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte
  • Harbor Heights Park5.1 mi
    27420 Voyageur Drive, Punta Gorda

Near the hotel

  • Military Heritage Museum4000 ft
    Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda
  • Punta Gorda History Park4100 ft
    501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda

Restaurants nearby

  • Shorty's Place900 ft

    Address: 306 West Marion
    Phone: 941-639-2337

    70% likes this, based on 20 reviews
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 10

  • Trabue900 ft

    Address: 258 W Marion Ave

    84% likes this, based on 80 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary

  • Opus1100 ft

    Address: 201 W. Marion Ave.
    Phone: 941.575.2352

    86% likes this, based on 119 reviews
    Cuisine: American, European
    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 33

  • Cubby's Home Made Ice Cream900 ft

    Address: 264 W Marion Avenue
    Phone: (941) 637-9600

    76% likes this, based on 72 reviews

  • Jacks on Marion1100 ft

    Address: 201 West Marion
    Phone: 941-637-8800

    72% likes this, based on 144 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 28

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 48 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children

    Location was nice

    Hotel was in the process of renovation ... may be better when finished. Linens and curtains in the rooms need to be pressed. Smelled like smoke in our first room. The heated pool was not heated. Elevator was dirty with broken tiles on the floor. Poor service

  • Older travelers

    Good location

    Had to request a different room - smokers had obviously used to room prior to us. Front desk clerk stated they have had problems with that room! Then why give it to us? 2Nd room was fine.

  • Family with children

    The view was nice.

    We were never left enough towels. The pool was suppose to be heated, but was not. Majorly dissapointed!

  • Single

    Location with nice waterfront views, Beautiful park next to the property. Helpful staff with questions, quiet rooms, clean, great value

    A lot of construction, Ice machines did not work, no shampoo in the room (a lot of lotion, though)

  • Older travelers

    The water view from our window.

    First, I was surprised after having booked a Best Western, to find the hotel had changed hands. Then, it was a very tired hotel ... many things were "out of order." Front desk was talking on the cell phone when we arrived and she apologized to whomever she was speaking that she had to go and would call back as soon as she was finished. I felt compelled to strip the bed to inspect for bed bugs (didn't find any), nonetheless, never unpacked the suit cases as a precaution. Really needs an infusion of cash and TLC QUICK!

  • Older travelers

    Location on waterfront and being close to city sites was excellent.

    Seemed to me that hotel could use some maintanence to make sure everthing is in great shape. One example is that shower water was not at all warm the couple days we stayed.

  • Older travelers

    Good location, it had a good restaurant which makes it a very convienient stay, laundry room, however they need better upkeep on the washers

    Comfortable beds and pillows

  • Older travelers

    Waterfront hotel preparing for a rennovation. Friendly staff. Fire alarm sounded at 2:00 AM and again at 8:00 AM, both false alarms. Staff was conderned and uncertain with procedure for fire emergency. Local fire department responded quickly.

    Management needs to prepare a procedure for fire emergency and train employees.

  • Older travelers

    The hotel is in need of remodeling. The continental breakfast was rather meager, with very little space allocated for seating. The first clerk questioned said "We don't have shower caps ." The next day a new clerk simply reached under the front counter and retrieved one. We could hear normal conversations from the next door room. They need two things: 1. A sign on the front of the building with their name, 2. A change on their advertising indicating a new owner.

  • Family with children

    It's view although my room had a city view not water view.

    The place smells since the second you hit the hallways. The room smells musty and moldy and old. The bed was so old it sunk in in the middle. The tv was an antique and there were 7 channels ALL cloudy picture....

  • Older travelers

    1. The location was perfect for what we needed. 2. There was a park boardering the waterfront which had excellent walking paths.

    1. On our arrival I explained to the desk person that my wife was not feeling well and if possible can she put us on the quiet side of the hotel. This young blonde headed clerk tersely responded that all the rooms are quiet. Consequently, she gave us a room facing the busy parking lot right next to the restaurant/steakhouse and my wife was awakened a few times during the night. Obviously, not a great way to treat a new customer. Luckily we were only there for one night. Hopefully the new owners will hire more accommodating/experienced workers. 2. Hotel needs some major refurbishing.

  • Family with children

    This hotel needs to be fixed in so many ways. Worn out everything. Air conditioner not working right. Bedding smelled. Flea bites!

  • Single

    I have been staying at the Best Western Punta Gorda waterfront for the past eight monthes for vacation. The staff is wonderful. The view is spectacular and Benidittos next door has great food and a wonderful view. Punta Gorda is a charming town. The Best Western Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel and Suites is a wondeful place to vacation.

  • Group of friends

    My room was not wheelchair accessable. All of the handicapped parking was filled up by the resturant.

  • Older travelers

    Great location, ocean view, close to restaurants and walkways, handy local main roads, etc. Punta Gorda has a neat small town feel.

    Could be a beautiful place to spend a night or two with a lot of tender loving care and updates. We will definitely check it out in the future.

How to reach hotel

hotel Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel & Suites Punta Gorda location
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Hotel Address:

300 Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, United States, 33950-3620

Get directions
City Center
  • Punta Gorda
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    7.7 mi
  • Shorty's Place
    900 ft
  • Cubby's Home Made Ice Cream
    900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: