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Welcome to the Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast nestled between the Edison-Ford Winter Estate and the Old Fort Myers Downtown area. It is within walking distance to the Caloosahatchee River, Centennial Park and many fine restaurants. Day trips may include Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, or the Everglades. The Inn has off-street parking and central air conditioning. The Hibiscus House bed and breakfast welcomes well supervised children 5 years and older, and is a non smoking facility.


The Hibiscus House was built in 1912 by William H. Dowling the owner of the once busy Dowling Lumber Co. of Slater Florida 10 miles North of Fort Myers. After Mr. Dowling death in the late 1930’s Ms. Hallie Dowling his widow had the home moved in 1946 to it’s present location. The sturdy a two-story heart-pine structor with abounding windows allowing for bright common space. Our guest rooms are spacious and like wise bright. At the historic Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast, you’ll enjoy the conveniences of today and the ambience of times gone by

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All guests room feature large, flat-screen televisions. The Periwinkle has a 54″ TV; the Jasmine, 39″ and all other guest rooms have 42″ televisions. We subscribe to Comcast which provides over 600 channels of entertainment. We also offer all the movie channels at no additional charge. All guest rooms are air conditioned and heated. We have one central unit for the upstairs rooms and a second for the first floor. We also have free off-steet parking. In addition, we provide free WiFi, bottled water and snacks. Each morning, we cook a full breakfast for all our guests.

Amenities Include:

  • Deluxe private baths for each room
  • High speed wireless internet
  • Private exterior as well as interior entrances
  • Walking distance to restaurants
  • Easy access to Beaches, Sports Facilities and Historical Landmarks

Welcome to The Hibiscus House

The Historic Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast is the only Bed and Breakfast in Fort Myers. Be part of its history. A charming and historical bed and breakfast located within easy walking distance of the Thomas Edison / Henry Ford Winter Estates. Many exciting and enjoyable natural, historic and sporting venues are within a 30-minute drive of the home.



James Douglas
Excellent Bead & Breakfast, we felt like home, very close to The Edison Winter Estate, totally worth visiting!
Julie Daniels
Our group stayed here for a friend's wedding. This place is unique and a gem. Is a beautiful part of history, difficult to find anywhere else. We LOVED staying here!
Mike Sandler
My wife and I stayed at Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast and really enjoyed it. From the welcoming hosts, the area and weather. It was fantastic!

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Our Partners

We have established partnerships with local businesses, to help our guests enjoy their stay.

A Charming and Historical Bed and Breakfast

Additional services that we offer: Small Catered events such as Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Birthday party’s, Social Gatherings