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The Shell Resort

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denes S Szeged, Hungary
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Szeged, Hungary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 7 nights in Shell with friends. Barbecue and pool is pretty good but inside the rooms some maintenance would be required. Toilet was continously flushing, air conditioner is way too loud. Washing machine was almost broken to apart and was loud as hell. 104 is really some, but some other rooms are bigger. Staff was friendly and nice. Close... More

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DeBary, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location is awesome. Scooter rental 1/2 mile away. Elbo Room/ Los Olas Blvd 1/2 mile away or so. Beach is 3/4 block away. Food, bars, and shops all over. I am a traveler that only required a clean room, good rate, and nice staff, and great location on this trip and I succeeded. This is an older Motel but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed at the the Shell for 3 nights on a ladies getaway, there were 4 of us total and we all agreed that we would return to the Shell in the future. You know you are not booking a luxury hotel so you need to adjust your expectations. We had some spring-breakers near us that got a bit loud... More

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Moncton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

THE SHELL We stayed at the Shell Resort for 10 nights in late February and early March. Initially we had some problems with our room on the first night but the staff was friendly and helpful in quickly correcting the issue. They transferred us in a new room for the remaining of our stay. The location is excellent just one... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This place is truly disgusting. Filthy dirty. Brown water out of the tub faucet, and a clogged drain. Went to see about changing rooms and was told that there were no more rooms. 5 minutes later a worker came to my door and handed me a plunger. The floors are disgusting. Only one vending machine that just takes your money,... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Over-rated motel. Dirty. Dust everywhere, air conditionning unit filthy, blinds have a coat of greasy dust all over them. Must not have been cleaned for over 20 years. Worse room ever for me and at 130$ a night.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The room 101 we rent had 2 double bed and a small kitchenette. When we go to cook, everything is missing in the kitchen like glass, drain plug, knife, coffee maker, ect...The beds are in poor condition and we dont have a telephone in room. So this is a clean place with a good staff and good news, in next... More

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Richmond VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed at the Shell Motel two nights in January before a cruise. This is an old motel surrounded by upscale high-rise hotels in a convenient area of Fort Lauderdale Beach. We could see the ocean from our second floor room. There is no elevator and the stairs were somewhat difficult for my wife. The cold weather further north meant... More

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New Prague, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place is conventiently located and clean. I got a bit cold at night in room, but sufficed. Wish it had a hot tub. They are do for a remodel for sure. They were very helpful and extremely nice. Felt it was a bit overpriced. Pool was nice and warm.

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Surf City,
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here last night and all of our cash was taken from the room while we were at dinner. We were only gone for a few hours and the door was locked, with no forced entry. Because I had tipped the cleaning lady using my money clip, she saw that I had a good amount of cash. We did... More

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Also Known As:
The Shell Hotel
The Shell Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Address: 3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shell Resort 2.5*
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