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The Boat House Motel

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1180 Edington Place, Marco Island, FL 34145
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Elmira NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed at the Boat House for a quick two night stay while visiting the Sanibel area. We were visiting friends in Marco and needed a place to call home a few days. The staff were all helpful and very kind. We stayed in a queen size room--bed was very comfortable. The room was clean and basic. If I would... More 

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. We are always working to get the rooms updated and remodeled. One room at a time, we will surely get it done! We are glad that you found your room to be clean and comfortable regardless of the décor! Thanks again and safe travels! More 

Hatboro, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Boat House Motel is the best kept secret in Marco Island! But I want to share it with everyone! We loved it! From coffee on the deck to the beautiful sunsets, it was fabulous! The staff is so nice and they chat with you on the deck while we had our little happy hour!! The dolphins showed off for... More 

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you with us! On behalf of our family and the dolphins, we hope to see you on the deck again in the future! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed mid-February. Our room was clean and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Shower was great - also had big, fluffy towels. We didn't get the opportunity to enjoy the property - pool, deck - all looked nice.

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your limited time with us. Please come back and visit when you can relax, unwind and enjoy all that our property has to offer. Thanks again and safe travels! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stayed at the Boathouse for a few days. The room was comfortable. My husband loved the comfortable chair where he could relax, have a cup of coffee & read in the morning while I slept in- undisturbed. Nice!!

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We loved hearing that the two of you were able to relax and enjoy your time with us. We will look forward to seeing you again! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a small, older, family-owned hotel. We found everyone very friendly, from the owner to the housekeepers, to the people staying there. The hotel is tucked into an area on a canal in the older (much more island-like) part of Marco Island. Marco Island tends to feel like a New Jersey retirement community, complete with traffic and attitude, but... More 

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review of the property and Marco Island. While it’s true that Marco may not appeal to everyone, we are pleased that you found some enjoyment on our property. Should you ever make it back to Marco Island, we would be happy to see you again. More 

Spring
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Quiet, pretty hotel in a nice area of old Marco Island. Good air conditioner, strong shower, thick, big towels, small fridge, coffee maker, clean and comfortable. Loved sitting on the dock in the sun reading and enjoying the peace. Walking distance to good restaurants and shopping. Owner nice and accommodating. This will be the only place we will stay from... More 

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We can’t compete with the luxury of some of the big chain hotels, but we are glad you found such comfort in the little things like the shower and the towels! Thank you again for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband loves watching the boats in the canal as they enter and exit the gulf. Sunsets are beautiful. Fishing is fun. Location is great. An old style motel well preserved and stylishly decorated. Desiree is friendly and accommodating to all questions. We've stayed a few lights several times and hope to do so again.

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are always so thrilled when folks can relax and enjoy their surroundings! We will look forward to having you with us again in the future. More 

Troy, MI
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173 reviews 173 reviews
42 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It has so much potential to be a really cute retro motel. It has a nice location on the river and the staff is VERY friendly, but for almost $300/night it should be nicer. I know compared to everything else in the area that is a bargain, but the room felt like it needed a really good cleaning and/or an... More 

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that our property did not meet your expectations. We aren’t really sure what could have been outdated in the room, as we just updated the furniture and countertops within the last year. We do wish you had expressed your displeasure to us when you were still on the property that we would have a chance... More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Our welcome at the hotel couldn't have been warmer and the staff and manager could not have been more helpful. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. We watched the sun set while sitting by the dock and in the morning after a swim in the lovely warm and clean pool a pod of dolphins swam by only a few... More 

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and had the opportunity to see the dolphins go by! We will look forward to your next and hopefully longer stay with us! Thanks again! More 

Woodbridge, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The hotel is in an excellent location in old Marco near some very good restaurants. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. The dock and pool area is a great place to relax and enjoy the dolphins, pelicans and beautiful sunsets. We look forward to returning to Marco and would definitely... More 

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! We are so happy that your stay was pleasant and that you had an opportunity to explore the Olde Marco neighborhood during your visit. We are so fortunate to be nestled in this quaint area with such an abundance of good food within walking distance! Thanks again, and we look forward to having you with... More 

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