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“Surprised by Everything!” 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 #14 of 46 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Surprised by Everything!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Everyone here was so nice and so polite. The room was immaculate. The resort is small and a little outdated but a short walk tot he beach. The location is also close to the heart of town and restaurants. Small and cozy but comfortable beds, clean rooms and a flat screen.
again the customer service was amazing!!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stay at this hotel and loved it! We had a second story balcony that overlooked the pool. It is not directly on the beach but it is very close. The service was great. They had items to borrow such as beach mats, chairs, towels and umbrellas.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We had planned to stay on Ft. Myers Beach for a night to celebrate hitting the big 50 and booked this place online based on a decent price and very good reviews on trip advisor and was not disappointed. Although it's an older Inn, they have it updated nicely with the bathrooms although small having been recently remodeled and the pool is beautiful. I always bring a topper along when we travel because the beds are usually of, you know hotel quality, but we didn't need it, the beds were very comfortable, we had 2 full size beds smaller then what we're used to, so you have to sleep snuggled up for the night which is not a bad thing. If you want clean rooms and friendly atmosphere, this is the place. We ended up staying longer cause we didn't want to leave.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stayed here for a week and had an excellent time. The price was very cheap, which perhaps isn't surprising for August in Florida. But the value received is excellent. The staff bent over backwards to make people happy; the woman at check-in lent me a beach towel when I told her I didn't have one, and also arranged for me to have a full sized coffee maker in the room. My room was very comfortable; it had a large TV and a fridge. The beach is only about 100 feet away, and they have abundant beach chairs to borrow. There's also a small pool. It's about a mile from the Times Square area of Fort Myers Beach, which functions as the downtown, an easy 15 minute walk or a ride on the Trolley. I highly recommend the Beach Shell Inn if you're staying in Fort Myers Beach!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Found online. Room was clean and reasonably priced. It's a short walk to the beach and nearby shops & restaurants. Beach chairs, umbrellas, etc were available to use on the beach. I would highly recommend the Beach Shell Inn! I know we will return!

Stayed August 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Beach Shell Hotel was like a trip back in time. Little hotel situated not far but far enough from the busy Times Square area. The beach is a short walk away and offers beautiful white sand and quiet surf. They have beach chairs and beach toys available to use if you'd like. The pool area is the place where people congregate and overall other guests are friendly. The price is very reasonable- a steal, really with its location. The rooms and grounds are older, but clean and kept up very well. I highly recommend it and would definitely return if I found myself in Ft. Myers Beach again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a one-night getaway with my wife for her birthday....

WHAT WE LIKED:

- Clean rooms, good housekeeping
- They offered beach chairs to take to the beach
- It's one the beach-side of the road, but you do have a couple of minute's walk from their property to the sand
- Affordable
- Free coffee and newspaper in the morning
- Friendly check-in

WHAT WE DID NOT LIKE

- It's not a smoke-free property, so we couldn't enjoy the pool area because of the smokers there. The pool is surrounded by the building on three sides, so the cigarette smoke permeates and spoils the deck area
- The windows are paper-thin, so you here everyone clearly talking on the pool deck while you're sitting in your room. They, of course, can hear you, too. I awoke before 8am when a man outside my room started talking.
- The window treatments either only block all light (front window), or are missing because the windows are frosted (back windows). You either get too much light in the morning, or not enough natural light without exposing your whole room
- There was a place to wash off sand before entering your room, but the spigot had no water running to it
- The beach chairs were heavy, not made of lightweight aluminum, so although they offered chairs to take to the beach, they were very heavy to carry there
- The whole facility was appointed much like a motel from the 1950s or 60s, which isn't bad if that's what you like (think: very small bathroom). Next time I visit this area, I'd just opt for newer, more spacious accommodations maybe not right on the beach, and just drive here instead. Or, try my luck at another beachside resort.

Stayed July 2014
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Additional Information about Beach Shell Inn

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 )
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#14 Family 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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