For film buffs traveling
to Fort Myers Beach for the Fifth Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival,
April 21-24, 2005, hotels along the Gulf of Mexico offer bargains for the
full week. The annual cultural event attracts people from all over the
world to rub elbows with actors and filmmakers, and to enjoy film
screenings and parties on the beach. SunStream Hotels & Resorts has five area hotels with film festival rates
from $129 to $199 per night, plus tax, available on the website at
http://www.fmbfilmfest.org/ or by calling SunStream reservations at
Silver Sands, member of the Small Superior Lodging Association, has
cottages with full kitchens or kitchenettes in the one-bedroom efficiency
for $79 per night and two-bedroom units for $115 per night, plus tax. Call
239-463-6554 or visit the website at http://www.silversands-villas.com/ .
Dolphin Inn apartments can be rented for $124 per day or $814 per week,
plus tax. E-mail them at [email protected] . Lani-Kai Island Beach
Resort offers waterfront rooms with private balconies and refrigerators at
$135 per night, plus tax. Call toll-free at 1-800-237-6133. Neptune Inn
has select poolside rooms starting at $84 per night plus tax, for a
two-night minimum stay. Call toll-free at 1-888-333-2310. Reserve rooms,
starting at $85 per night, plus tax at Outrigger Beach Resort online at
[email protected] . Pink Shell Beach Resort,
http://www.pinkshell.com/ , has Sanibel View studio units for a rate of
$229 per night, plus tax.
Hotel rates are commissionable to travel professionals at 10 percent.
The Fifth Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival includes free films on the
beach, a filmmaker luncheon and workshop, and an awards ceremony. The
festival is held each year to cultivate the spirit of visual creativity
and promote the talents of independent filmmakers. The film festival is
presented by The Town of Fort Myers Beach, The Beaches of Fort Myers,
Sanibel, and Captiva, Beach Theater, SunStream Resorts and SunTrust Bank.