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Bridgewater Inn

Certificate of Excellence
4331 Pine Island Road, Matlacha, FL 33993
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Matlacha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
blitzer22 Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Bridgewater the last week of February. We weren't entirely sure it was what we wanted, but it was everything and more. No, it's not a Holiday Inn or high end resort, but that's exactly the point. The staff is exceptional. Everyone from the managers Bob and Diane to the motel staff Nora and Martha... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to make you & your wife feel right @ home. Also thank you for your kind words in regards to the property.were so happy that you both enjoyed yourself and look forward to seeing the both of you very soon. . Thanks Again, Bob & Diane,Nora,& Martha More 

Evansville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been coming to Matlacha for years. We always stay at the Bridgewater Inn because of several reasons. It is literally on the water. The efficiency rooms have recently been refreshed with colorful island decor. You can step out your door and relax in one of the brightly painted deck chairs and watch dolphins and manatees... More 

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newnan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed to get away from the world at Christmas 2014. I booked a stay at the Bridgewater Inn. When I made my reservation I must have been on the phone for almost an hour with Diane. She made me feel so good about my choice. I knew this was going to be a special vacation for me My youngest... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

We couldn't be happier to hear that we made such an impact on your wonderful stay with us, & that not only you but your son got the opportunity to experience it as well. We also appreciate you mentioning about the famous Matlacha drawbridge & how it does always seem to have someone on it. It was nice meeting you... More 

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16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a gem this little inn turned out to be. Consisting of only 9 units, the entire structure is built over the water. There was a small round kitchen table with four chairs, two couches and two queen size beds with a small kitchen area. It was clean, quiet and so very relaxing. We saw dolphins not far off the... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Hi again & thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your relaxing vacation. Also we are very pleased to hear that everything was to your liking & that when you come back next time, hopefully more of your friends & family decide to join you. Its always a pleasure serving our guests & we really want... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Right next to the bridge, the idea is great, but in practice there are cars and people going by at all hours. It's noisy. The rooms are dirty and outdated. Very overpriced, considering I found other places just down the road where we could have stayed for less, with great views and a lot less noise and congestion.

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sarah p,sorry to read about your recent stay in Matlacha, but my records show you as not having stayed here at the bridgewater inn last month or the month before so if you could provide us with the dates you you were her i can check with my other employees to see if they had any contact with you... More 

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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's a great place to stay! Is it the Ritz? No - It's clean close to everything that you want to see and do in the area. If your into fishing it's great! They went out of their way to assist in anyway they could. I would go back in a heart beat.

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review :) We hope to see you again real soon. More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Writing this review a little late. Stayed here August 2014, but feel this place deserves an excellent review! Planned this trip as a last get together for my sons friend who was leaving for the Air Force. We had rooms 2,5,5b,6 and 8. ALL rooms were super charming and very comfortable. The boys enjoyed being able to fish right outside... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Hi once again. Its so refreshing to hear that we made a difference in your stay & that your special times are shared with us @ the Bridgewater Inn. We are also happy to hear how Bert's was convenient & Kayaking is just one of the things to keep you happy. With this all being said we understand why you... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I Recently had the pleasure of staying at the Bridgewater Inn in Malach, Fla. I loved the uniqueness and charm if this Inn. Built on piling, you have views of Dolphins, beautiful birds and manatees right outside your door. If you love to fish, throw your rod right out side your hotel door! No worries if you forget your rod.... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review! Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just home from our first stay and can hardly wait to go back. It's not fancy, but very comfortable and clean. Owners Bob and Diane are hands-on and will go out of their way to make your stay perfect. Watched the dolphins and the color changes of the water. Great restaurants and shops in easy walking distance.

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you liked it! Thank you for the kind review! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What an amazing place! So laid back! Relax on the deck while watching the dolphins and being taken care of by amazing hosts Bob and Diane! Everyone wants to walk out on the docks here and check it out even the fishermen want a piece of the action here that's why the management has to watch out for people trespassing... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Hi again, we would like to take this time to respond to your very kind & informative information about your stay here @ the BRIDGEWATER INN. Bob,myself, & our staff take pride in making everyone feel right @ home. We couldn't be more excited to hear that you guys will be coming back a 4th time & thanks for pointing... More 

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