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“DON'T DO IT, THEY LIE!!!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Shipwreck Motel
237 Old San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931   |  
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Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Boca Raton, Florida
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“DON'T DO IT, THEY LIE!!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

There is a good section and a bad section. There are nice people and there are the bad people. They do NOT know the meaning of customer service. I asked the owner John, if he was a manager or owner and he said no. I asked to speak to the bookeeper Debbie, I am still waiting for her call. I have been literally lied to with witnesses around and I am a Floridian who can give them alot of business, but they just dont care. Buyer beware!!! There store is great, there nice rooms are nice but noisy, just be really careful... Go 1 room at a night!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We went to the beach on 8/15 & 8/16 2012 for a surprise birthday for a friend. Heard it was a good enough place, but had never stayed there. Was impressed... The rooms were clean & smelled clean. Service was good for what we experienced. Staff was very nice & price was good. So for a short stay & location, it's a "Home Run"...!!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We spotted The Shipwreck on our first visit to Ft. Myers Beach and decided that it was the place to stay while barhopping. It's clean, located on its own canal with a fishing dock and mini-marina, equipped with kitchenettes, and surprisingly quiet. There are two pools with tiki tables, one of which was like our own private patio. At $100 a night and within walking distance of the beach and Time Square, it was perfect for us! And despite some reviewers' complaints about rude service, everyone was cheerful and pleasant to us.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Myers, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

My friend and I booked a room for 4 nites and my son came down from Tally for 2 nites with his infant boy. Unfortunetly we booked it for the weekend the big storm was expected to come through.

We decided to go on with our little getaway anyway because if you are a Florida resident you know how it can rain for 20 minutes and then be sunny the rest of the day, well that was not the case on this weekend, we decided to stick it out for the first 2 days but it was not getting any better, so we asked for a refund for the last day and they were so rude and did not credit us for one day and we are from Fort Myers. I even asked for a manager but he/she was convienetly not in at the moment. They really screwed up on that because I will not recommend this motel to ANYONE. We have a boat and like to vacation for long weekends at our beaches and they just lost a very potentially good customer.

Not to mention how small the rooms were and the ants on the wall and the bed that was closest to that wall. My 8 month old grandson could hardly get out of his stroller because he wanted to crawl everywhere and it was storming and raining so much. We were forced to walk with him in the rain when it wasn't thundering because there was no room for him to crawl in the SMALL rooms and we had 3 rooms. They lost 3 good customers.

The location is great because it is by the water, the bars, the restaurant's, the beaches & shopping but the accomodations stink.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in April 2012, originally booked 2 nights but enjoyed ourselves so much we stayed an extra night. We had a lovely room in a littel courtyard area by one of the pools. We hardly saw a soul when we were there so it was like having our own private swimming pool. The room was clean and bright, not very big but perfectly fine considering we spent most of our time outside. The location of the motel is excellent and we were pleasantly surprised to find a picturesque canal at the back of the motel. The check-in staff were great and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in this motel for two nights which was acceptable but we would not recommend to stay there longer. The staff was not very friendly nor very helpful. The whole place was rather shabby but the room itself was ok. However, it was situated right next to crowded bars. There was no wifi. The floor was filthy but the bed and the bathroom were ok. We would not book this motel again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

We went as a Group, upon check in we found out they had moved us to the WORST Room in the Place and away from the group. We had made our reservations 6 weeks ago as a group.
The front desk additude was I really don't care what your problem is because we are sold out.
We have your money and there is nothing you can do about. DON'T STAY HERE!
Because if you get a room in the old section they are terrible.
The room was cramped and it smelled of mold. It was so bad, we didn't stay.
All I can say is if you have a CHOICE to stay somewhere else -DO IT-
This should be your LAST Resort.

Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about Shipwreck Motel

Address: 237 Old San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 46 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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