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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
Douglas, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Chosen at random. Walked in without a reservation on Friday, Nov 29, and they had one room left. It was #14, an efficiency unit with two beds. Wow, we were lucky! Private patio, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, very clean, assigned parking, comfortably heated pool, VERY short walk to the beach without crossing the street, beach towels available, and beach chairs provided. Previous guests had even left floats and Styrofoam coolers behind. All for $109 per night. The only potential downside for unit 14 is that it does face the main drag. The noise didn't bother us, but light sleepers might want to choose a different unit. Hosts were gracious and quick to meet any need. Top notch for a reasonable price.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 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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toledo, Oh
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We only stayed one night at the Beach shell. My husband and I were in Fort Myers one day and was taking the ferry to Key West the next day. This was a very nice place to stay. It was without a doubt the cleanest room we have EVER stayed in. We had one large room containing a double and a single bed. The room also contains a microwave and small refrigerator, but no coffee makers. Cheryl, the manager, informs you that in the morning by the office she has coffee ready to go for the guests. We went to the 7-11 nearby for more coffee. This is not a high end hotel, but is very comfortable, clean, personable, and they have WIFI and a pool. It is located on the ocean side, so walking to the beach is easy to do. We could stay here again.

  • Stayed November 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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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We booked this hotel on Expedia for only one night, after driving from Orlando to see the Edison/Ford museum in Fort Myers (the Banyan tree alone is worth the trip)… did not want to drive back the same day. We are from Vancouver BC staying in Orlando for the attractions. I've been in Fort Myers' Beach before, but my wife has not….showing her the area.

This is an older "motel" but in excellent shape, newly refurbished, very clean (spotless, no sand on the carpet despite being right on the beach and on the ground floor), market right across the street, flat screen TV, fridge, microwave, lots of towels and pillows, WiFi good, etc. can't complain about anything and an excellent price point (important as I am carrying 2 hotel rooms on this stay, Orlando and anywhere else we travel to). King size bed was great. Owner asked if we wanted a coffee machine and she brought it in right away. Very friendly owner, had a nice chat about the economy.

The only reason it has lower star ratings is the lack of restaurant and other high end facilities…no need here as there are plenty of nearby restaurants. We had supper at the Red Parrot Carib Grill? a 5 min. drive back across the bridge…. very atmospheric, tropical look with a Key West feel to it. Excellent food, great table service.

We are retired mature seasoned travelers with over 40 years travel experience and would stay here again, no problem. They also have longer stay larger condos down the street, so we would certainly check that out as I would expect the same quality for a longer stay.

Room Tip: There are no ocean view rooms here, it is 2-3 buildings from the actual beach, a 5 min. walk. I thin...
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  • Stayed November 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a find, if your looking for small and VERY friendly, this is the place. An older property but extremely clean and well maintained. Cheryl the owner was wonderful, and couldn't do enough to make our stay memorable. It's location, coud'nt be closer to a lovely quiet part of the beach. Beach towels, chairs,umbrellas, all available at no charge, and free parking. Couldn't have been better, just wish we had had more time to stay here on our recent trip to Florida.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grobbenonk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

the reception was very friendly and helpfull and there is private parking for the hotel guests, good location to visit the pier of Fort Myers and the see is only a few steps away. Rooms are of a good size and clean, the only thing i would change are the keys to the door(or the doorlocks). Our door could only be locked manualy from the inside so if you forgot the key inside you locked yourself out, but thats the only remark i can give on this hotel

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Cape Coral, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were happy to see this motel was very very clean, bed was very comfortable. The woman who checked us in was extremely nice and helpful. This a small, clean and comfy motel. Although it is not directly on the beach, it's just steps away.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Little place that isn't very eye catching at first.Very clean rooms,with a courteous staff,for a good value for your money.You can't go wrong.I have to girls so I'm always looking out for the best for them.This little place I highly recommend for the family.Theres plenty of dining in the area,
but for those that like to eat at home, the rooms have kitchens with a topps supermarket within walking distance to buy your groceries.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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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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