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“Wonderful Week” 5 of 5 stars
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Beach Shell Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2610 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931   |  
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Ranked #13 of 46 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Princeton, NJ
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

My 18 year old daughter and I spent the last week of January in Fort Myers and had a truly great time. We loved the area the hotel was in as it was out of the noisy section of town but close enough to walk to everything or bike. The Beach Shell was very clean with comfortable beds and windows that opened! (big plus for me) Although you could not see the water from the hotel, you could walk to it in less than one minute. It is owned by a husband and wife who truly seem to love their daily routine and do it with a smile. Cherl was a very gracious host and was more than happy to answer any questions we had or give us recommendations for places to go or where to eat. We had a problem with the drain in the tub and they had the plumber come and take care of it right away. The pool was clean and heated and they provided beach chairs as well as towels for the pool or beach. We rented bikes are were able to lock them to the fence right in front of our parking space outside the hotel. I was very happy to have chosen this place due to recommendations from tripadvisor and will gladly return and stay again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Beach Shell Inn. Cheryl made sure that we had everything we needed, show us great places to go and eat on the island. The hotel is small and cozy, not fancy but clean and we taken care of with a nice pool and only 100 feet to a beautiful white sand beach. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Beach Shell is a basic motel with wonderful hosts. It is close to the beautiful beach,pool is heated, rooms are clean,with fridge and micro, it not fancy. We had some health issues and Cheryl couldn't have been more accommodating in assisting us. Would recommend this place for the price and location.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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WARRINGTON
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Booked this hotel based on tripadvisor reviews, cheryl was great, makes u feel at home , far enough away from times square to avoid noise but nice to walk to morning or night , nice condos well equipped , wifi signal worked fine ,own parking space , 30 seconds to beach , will return when visiting ft myers beach

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Loved the quaint little motel. Thought it was beach front but still close enough to take walks on beach. Loved the location, away from the Time square but close enough to stores and restaurants. Staff very courteous and accomodating.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Yes, an older property. Yes, clean. Yes, Cheryl made us feel welcome. Yes, the beach is just steps away - I wish I had read more carefully because we like to be right on the beach. BUT there was something in the detergent or the bedding that made my friend cough all night. She slept on the couch for 2 nights. Why didn't we say anything? What were they going to do? Wash again in the same stuff?
Overall a nice stay even though we were getting hit by Sandy. Loved the location.
Stay again? Probably not due to not being "right on the beach."

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ellensburg, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is an older property but it's clean, the beds are comfortable, and the location is fantastic. Beach Shell Inn is just south of the very busy part of Fort Myers Beach. From the motel, the gorgeous, wide white-sand beach is at most 100 feet away. the rooms are basic but comfortable. There is a microwave and a fridge-freezer in the room. There is free coffee and newspapers available each morning. This is a well run, customer oriented property. I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2610 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Shell Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at the Beach Shell Inn, a Superior Small Lodging situated on Estero Island in the lively town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Only steps away from the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the Inn provides the comfort of home in a small, intimate setting. Choose from a selection of guest rooms with refrigerators and microwaves, efficiencies, and one or two bedroom apartments - by the day, week, or as long as you'd like! All units overlook the heated pool, have cable TV, and reserved parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Beach Shell Hotel Fort Myers Beach
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