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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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Ranked #79 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Kims2529 Cleveland, Ohio
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first vacation alone and I was quite nervous traveling alone as a female. Many reviews about this motel were mixed so I wasn't sure what to expect. At first glance I was especially nervous...this is not an upscale property but my room was clean and had a kitchen. Cleanliness is my biggest requirement when traveling but other... More

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McKinney, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Shell is not quite a "resort", but has some unique charm. If you're looking for the Hyatt, go to the Hyatt. But if you want to experience an older, but quaint hotel near the beach, Shell is for you. It seems to have been an apartment building converted to hotel. But that in itself is unique and allows the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Wonderful courtyard, felt like being in a botanical garden. Every unit has a veranda where you can sit out and enjoy the courtyard. Staff is friendly and helpful.Fresh coffee under the Tiki hut every morning, a wonderful way to meet other guests and start the day.Rooms are dated but clean and ambiance of grounds makes up for it. Unlike the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed at the The Shell for 4 nights late April and knew going in what budget means and we were completely satisfied with our choice. We had queen / queen ground floor room 108 which was a great location since no stairs means easy access since I dont think they have an elevator. The hotel is definately dated and nothing... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

A very calm hotel and just one block from the beach. Very friendly the staff at the hotel. The manager is very helpful and excelent administrator. The room was clean and in good condition. The overall of the comun areas were cleaned too.

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Szeged, Hungary
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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
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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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Address: 3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shell Resort 2.5*
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#23 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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