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“THE REAL STORY ABOUT "THE PINK SHELL RESORT & MARINA"” 5 of 5 stars
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Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931   |  
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Ranked #7 of 46 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Mahomet, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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“THE REAL STORY ABOUT "THE PINK SHELL RESORT & MARINA"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We have read all the less than stellar reviews about this property and are just dumbfounded that after 5 different times staying at this resort, we have always walked away with nothing but a great experience and memories. Unfortunately I think that some people are looking for fault in everybody and everything instead of making great memories to last a lifetime.

We have always requested to stay in one of "The Beach Villa" 2 bedroom/ 2 bath condo units next door to Pink Shell because of the direct ocean front views from the large screened in lanai, In unit washer/dryer, large fully stocked kitchen and the ability to hear the ocean waves crashing at night through the master bedrooms patio door or windows. That to us is the best way to be lulled to sleep after a fun filled day next to the pool, walking the beach, fishing, jet skiing, napping or going to Times Square for the sunset parties.

The 1st time we came down to stay we found out the hard way that since we used a private rental agency we found on VRBO, we could not use the " Pink Shells" amenities. That was hard to explain to a 5 year old who could look over and see the other kids playing under the Octopuss Pools waterfall.

Since then, we always book directy through the "Pink Shell" so we can use the 4 diffent pools, restraunts, poolside towels and drink service, arcade, ping pong, face painting and FREE daily breakfast buffett. There is not another Hotel, Motel or Resort on Fort Myers Beach that caters to your every need like this place does. You never need to lug towels, drinks, beach chairs, umbrellas back and forth to your room everday. Now that is a VACATION in my book.

Room Tip: Always request the Beach Villas condos next door to Pink Shell's main building. We found them t...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lansing, KS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

What a fantastic experience, from the way we were greeted by the valet parking staff, to the concierge, to Renee who checked us in upon arrival,we were treated as though we were special, even though we were 2 of MANY guests! Our suite had a magnificent view of the beautiful white sand beach and was comfortably appointed. We encountered a few problems with the suite which, when brought to the attention of the staff, were immediately rectified. The breakfast buffet offered a terrific variety of special order omelettes, fresh fruit, pastries, cereals, and other hot breakfast dishes just to name a few. It seemed as though our stay at the Pink Shell Beach Resort ended entirely too soon!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elkhart, Indiana
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Excellent establishment. Well laid out rooms with wonderful balconies and views. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Stayed for seminar at property and meals for lunch and breakfast at seminar were spectacular. Internet service was questionable. Overall very pleasant experience. Take a guest if on business will be much appreciated.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Back at the Pink shell again for the 5th time. We stayed in the White Sands building this time and really enjoyed it. The rooms are big and very clean. I loved the washer and dryer right in the room! We had awesome views of the gulf and the sunset. We also overlooked the octo-pool. I really enjoyed sitting at the sanibel view pool and the Captiva pool and reading my book. It is quieter at these two pools. the beach was great. We were close to times square and walked up there everyday for the resturants, shopping or just to sit up there. Bowditch park and close and a great place to watch the boats come and go. there were also lots of dolphins to watch. We ate at bongos and had drinks there. Nice to not have to leave the resort if you don't want to too. The breakfast is fantastic. Lots of different things to eat. the staff was very nice and helpful. We will vbe back again soon!

Room Tip: Not really a bad room there - we have stayed in all 3 buildings and all have greatr views of the gul...
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  • Stayed February 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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SeniorPSR, Public Relations Manager at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
We are so pleased that you had a wonderful vacation at our resort. There are many resorts on Fort Myers Beach, so thank you for choosing to stay with us year after year. We look forward to many more years of welcoming you back. Take care!
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Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Read 35 pages of reviews before we booked. Discovered they were all true, the good, the bad, the ugly, so there is nothing much unique to add. We had the room in Captiva villa with the double lanias and soaking tub, it was great. Every evening after the sunsets on the beach from the front we would ajourn to the bay side, soak in the tub and enjoy the boats. It was like a beautiful boat show with yachts and resort cruisers and all the ''big city lights'', extremely enjoyable after a long hard day of touring the area beaches. Don't miss the farmers market under the bridge on Fri. morning. Purchased lovely roses to place in ice buckets for ten dollars and livened up the lanias. There is also fresh fruits and local pink shrimp.Used the pink and white stripes towels ( they give you all you want)as table cloths and to cover the chaise lounges, should have brought duct tape to afix the towels as curtains to obscure the concrete section of some of the views. Very convient location to visit Sanible, Captiva, Naples and the stunning Barefoot beach area with all the mansions, great shelling, gopher turtles and quietness. Don't miss it. The bar area is busy, small and under staffed, take note on that management, that is why the staff is cranky. Drink cart service to the beach didn't occur although advertised and was a huge disappointment to me as I am recovering from back surgery and it was a long hard walk back to the bar. The reviews about the German place are all big lies and it is a scam. The breakfast at the resort is all good, all you can eat bacon! Good luck finding good dining. Better bet is to head to the Publix, visit the bakery to get your very, very, fancy desserts and breads, don't miss em'. Great place for kids but they and the exhaust fans make for a noisey place. Leave the electronics home, they wont work, tv has 35 channels, go beaching instead. Vaca is what you make it, we loved it, thank you Pink Shell, can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Request upper floors to avoid the noise, definitly without a doubt choose the soaking tub room with...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Barrie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I visited the Pink Shell for a business conference. It is a very clean hotel. The staff that provided the food service throughout the conference was tremendous and the food surpassed my expectations. However, the internet service provided in the rooms was TERRIBLE! The first day I could not connect to the internet, I called the front desk that provided me a toll free number to call. When I called I was taken through many steps to try and fix my problem. None of these steps corrected my issue. After a 30 minute phone call I was told there was nothing they could do- thanks for the help!

I called the front desk back and they told me they would contact maintenance. I did not hear from them for 40 minutes and so I called back. I was told they were busy and would visit my room within the next 30 minutes. Once the service rep arrived I had asked for a cable to connect directly- this was not an option. I then suggested unplugging the router, wait 10 seconds, and plug it back in- success!

The internet worked- sort of, very weak signal and slow speed.
When I got back to my room today… the internet didn’t work! The service desk representative was not friendly (She was not rude, but not friendly). They sent a service rep up who went back in the room with the router and fixed the internet.

Long story short- do not visit this hotel if you require internet service in your room because it is TERRIBLE and extremely frustrating if you have emails to catch up on and work to complete.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SeniorPSR, Public Relations Manager at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
We are happy to hear you had a successful conference. Thank you for your compliments on the cleanliness of the hotel, the banquet staff, and the food quality.
In the rare event that we do have a guest who has difficulty with Wi-Fi, we make the best efforts we can to fix it quickly. We will be checking all areas to be sure the Wi-Fi is functioning to its best capability.
Thank you for your review as we can only improve when we receive feedback and we hope that you will consider returning to our resort.
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Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We spent 10 days at this resort and I couldn't have been more satisfied, I had reserved a 1 bedroom suite and upon arrival we were given a 2 bedroom 2 bath suite which we found to be more than what we had expected. We were on the 9th floor which gave us an excellent view of the beach and the surrounding area. We had read that the pool area could be quite loud so I had requested the upper floor prior to our arrival, there was only one night that the noise was annoying and that was due to a wedding reception going on but it was over by 10:30. As for the staff, I couldn't have ask for nicer and more accommodating people. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly and efficient. I would not hesitate to stay here again, it is at the less busy end of the beach and that makes for getting off the island very simple.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

Address: 275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#2 Business Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Estero Island along the beaches of Fort Myers, the 12-acre Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina caters to families, couples and various groups seeking a memorable four-star resort experience. We are also a tropical premier location for destination weddings. We focus on providing our guests with attentive service and uncompromising levels of cleanliness in a surrounding that provides breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico and our sugar white sand beach. At the Pink Shell, "The Only Thing We Overlook Is The Beach." ... more   less 
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