Luminary Hotel Review in Downtown Ft. Myers

While there are a handful of hotel chains by RSW (Southwest Florida International Airport), there isn't much to do outside of visiting shopping centers or visiting FGCU campus. 

For nightlife, dining, and more, you want to be in Downtown, Fort Myers at the new Luminary Hotel & Co. a member of the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. located on the riverfront in downtown Ft. Myers. 

Where to stay in Fort Myers, Florida

Luminary Hotel

Soaring 12 stories above downtown, the 243-room boutique hotel has everything you need from the signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie and Lobby Bar; the popular Beacon Social Drinkery; Ella Mae's Diner comfort food eatery; Oxbow Bar & Grill out on the pier; Dean Street Coffee Roaster; The Workshop culinary theater; an indoor and outdoor fitness facility, pool and more. 

Luminary's deck pool area on the 4th floor overlooks the Caloosahatchee River

The rooms are very modern with fun-colored wardrobe chests and bar carts, chic lighting and a chaise lounge with a desk. 

Plus, great views of downtown, the bridges, and the water.  

Oxbow Bar & Grill 

Located out on the pier is Luminary's new restaurant property, Oxbow! Inspired by its unique location on the Caloosahatchee River, the casual 120-seat restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating. 

Menu selections include raw oysters and other signature favorites, including the mahi-mahi entrĂ©e that I loved. 

Tip: be sure and make a reservation for sunset! The same applies for the Beacon rooftop lounge (get on the list early!), although you can have drinks in the lobby while waiting to be called up the elevator for your table. 

Beacon Social Drinkery 

This rooftop lounge has outstanding views and a social scene. It's popular with hotel guests and visitors not staying the night. One step out on this roof deck and you'll know why! The craft cocktails are creative with an impressive selection of wine and spirits, served alongside a fresh menu of small plate specialties Definitely a great place for a date, to socialize with friends or to take visitors new to Southwest Floria. 

Why is the hotel called Luminary? 

You'll notice nods to the local area's luminaries Edison and Ford with retro lighting and nostalgic photos on the walls, combined in a unique way that makes the decor and accents feel modern. 

Overall Thoughts

Even though we only live forty minutes away, we have stayed twice at this property and visited the Beacon rooftop multiple times for a reason! Great location, amenities, dining all in a luxuriously chic setting. Beyond the amazing harbor views and amenities, the Luminary is in the heart of it all. You can walk to nearby restaurants and bars as well and next door Convention Center. Perfect for out-of-towners, staycations and locals alike.

Luminary Hotel Review: Fort Myers, Florida

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