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The Shell Resort

2.5 of 5 3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We travelled to Fort Lauderdale in January 2014 with our then 7 month old daughter. We therefore chose The Shell resort based on location and space (as we travelled with my mother in law........................). Faclities were in ok condition. It was clean with roomservice everyday except Sunday. The pros are by far price, location and the space in the bigger... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is an affordable hotel in a central location. It is steps from the beach and the strip with restaurants and bars. It is next to the W Hotel and steps from other upscale hotels, so you can always grab a drink there and then walk across the street back to The Shell. The rooms are basic and a bit... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed on February 2014 for the Ft. Lauderdale 1/2 marathon and it was quite nice, it's located almost right in the middle of the marathon course. We could not ask for more… besides the TV was not working well (had to hit it every 5 minutes for it to work right) everything else was nice. A... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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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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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
2 reviews
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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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29 helpful votes 29 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
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Address: 3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale > Central Beach
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shell Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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The Shell Hotel Fort Lauderdale
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#25 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale

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