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The Boat House Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1180 Edington Place, Marco Island, FL 34145   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Marco Island
Coral Springs, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Time As Always....Thanks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been staying at The Boathouse Motel for over 15 years now (anywhere from 1-10 visits each year), and I have never been disappointed. From a young buck fishing the docks 23 out of 24 hours a day with friends, to family vacations (now with my own kids), The Boathouse is always my first choice when looking for a getaway. The rooms are spacious and clean, the owners and staff are consistently pleasant and accommodating, and the atmosphere is contagious. I even include the owners on our holiday card list that goes out to friends and family each season..........a real home away from home. If you're looking for a place to stay, away from the "high-dollar, big shot" hotels that's comforting and clean with great views (and fishing), look no further. Thank you again for a great time! See you soon!
-The Tekulas

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Let me begin by expressing our gratitude to you for taking the time to post your thoughts and concerns about your time at The Boat House Motel.

We truly appreciate loyal guests who return time after time throughout the years. Guests like you allow us to make improvements on our accommodations and also allow us to make sure the changes we make impact the guests who stay with us in a positive way.

We hope that you return time after time throughout the years the years to come. We love seeing our guests who always chose to stay with us while vacationing on Marco Island!

We are well aware that you have many choices when it comes to accommodation on Marco Island and we thank you for continuing to choose The Boat House Motel. We really do look forward to having our repeat guests come back to us year after year! Until next time, we wish you happy and safe travels.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We arrived late and with out reservation, but the friendly host gave us a great service and we ended up with a home-cozy room with beautiful sea view. The place was clean and well organized and with facilities like pool, fishing place and free parking / wi-fi. Could easily stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Let me begin by expressing our gratitude to you for taking the time to post your thoughts and concerns about your time at The Boat House Motel. All reviews are taken sincerely.

Our guests are the top priority to us and we love when our guests were satisfied with their stay. We truly wish that you could have stayed longer with us!

We hope you decide to visit us again sometime in the near future and until nest time we wish you to be safe and happy in all of your future endeavors.
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We live on the east coast of Florida and were visiting family staying at the at a beachfront hotel. We had the opportunity to stay at the Boat House Motel. Upon checking in we found that a better room had become available. We were given the opportunity to see both rooms, both of which were very clean and comfortable. But, we chose the top end room which actually made our visit with friends into a vacation. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Very pleasant pool and deck overlooking a private island. It was a perfect place to watch the boats come in and out. Nearby restaurants made it feel like "old Florida". Thank you Boat House, our visit was perfect.

Room Tip: End rooms are exceptional.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
First off thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We take the time to read each and every one as to make sure that we are able to make the guests experience as pleasing as possible.

We absolutely love when our guests are as happy as you were with your stay! We always try to let our guest be in a room that they are absolutely comfortable in and we are glad that you were able to discover our waterfront rooms, two of the most sought after rooms in the motel. You certainly can’t beat a view like that!

Our staff does everything possible to make sure the guest is comfortable with their stay. Our number one priority is to make sure the guest is happy and pleased with their room and our facilities.

We thank you for visiting us at the Boat House Motel and we hope you decide to stay with us in the near future and until next time we wish you safe and joyous travels!
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New Hampshire
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fell upon this by accident after talking to local waitress. Terrific value and a chance to be removed from the tiresome glitz of newer places. Room was adequate and king bed was perfect. Staf was very accommodating. Great location in historic area with pool and boat access. We would have stayed longer if we could have afforded the time. My wife loved it. I would stay here again

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
First off we would like to take the time to thank you for writing a review about your stay with us. We always read the reviews and take the time to reflect upon them, using them to improve upon our guests quality and satisfactory with us.

Our motel is not a Marriott or Hilton copy-cat we are unique in every way and we take pride in our motel and the service we are able to provide to those who just want to come to Marco Island to relax and sit out on a dock, go swimming, spend the day out and about and come back to a cozy motel room nestled on the north end of the island in the Olde Marco district.

The Boat House Motel is no stranger to the residents of Marco Island! The residents always come to us when they have a friend or family member that needs a place to stay.

The owners along with the staff make it their number one priority to meet the guest’s needs. We hope you enjoyed yours stay with us and we really do hope you can take the time to come visit us again and until next time we wish you happy and safe travels!
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Wingham, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed at the Boat House last spring, and paid over $250 for a place to stay that had 2 bedrooms in it. One bed did not have clean sheets on it. The carpets were filthy and stained. I did not want to take my shoes off....and we stayed out as long as we could so we didn't have to sit in that dingy place. The room had a definite odor as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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TheBoatHouseMotel, Front Office Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Let me begin by expressing our gratitude to you for taking the time to post your thoughts and concerns about your time at The Boat House Motel. All reviews are taken sincerely especially those that are not so favorable. We depend on our guests to share their opinions so we can strive to make improvements where necessary. We do prefer a guest tell us during their stay if they aren't completely comfortable or happy with their accommodations so we can address whatever issue is causing their discomfort immediately in order to meet their expectations before they check-out.
The unit to which this guest is referring is our Gazebo house. This property sits directly on top of salt water making the maintenance of this building extremely challenging. The odor this guest speaks of is the chemicals used to treat the wood and the pilings under the house to keep them from rotting from the salt water.
It's an unusual odor but by no means is it unbearable as not any of our former guests have mentioned it at all. It has nothing to do with the unit being unsanitary or dirty.
We have a housekeeping staff that has been with us for over 10 years and they are efficient and thorough when preparing the unit for a new arrival. Under no circumstances would dirty linens be left on a bed. In fact, the occupants are required to strip the beds of all soiled sheets and towels and put them in a linen bag upon departure. So dirty sheets couldn't ever be left on a bed in error or as an oversight. If the guest wasn't comfortable with the sheets on the bed upon arrival they should have informed the office attendant who would have replaced them promptly. There is also an entire linen closet full of clean sheets and towels in the house for the occupant to use during their stay.
Again, thank you for letting us know of your concerns... they are important to us to help us achieve a clean and comfortable establishment for our guests.
We hop you have safe and happy travels on all of your future endeavors.
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Zürich
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We are frequent travelers to Florida, but first time on Marco Island as a friend of us bought a house there and recommended Marco Island.
We've been to Clearwater last year and what we did not like at all was the hotel front at the beach. It looked like in European Mediterranean tourist spots in Italy, Greece and Spain. The culture and the landscape is destroyed in favor of tourism. So our friend told us we would like the Boar House as it is not at the beach, but at one of the many canals where you can see manatees and dolphins as well as pelicans and many other birds around.
The location was excellent indeed and we enjoyed to sit on the Terrance, see the boats pass, the delphines, but we did not see any manatees.
The hotel inside is down to earth, nothing special, no luxury, even TV is not a flatscreen, but it absolutely covers basic needs and usually you're in the room just a few hours for showering and sleeping, the rest you discover the region. The shower in the bathtube is very special. It remindet us of a starting airplane (turbines), but pressure was great and also temperature was easy to adjust. Bed was extraordinary comfy! We had a small balcony. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
If going back to Marco Island we will again go back to The Boat House.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
First off we would like to express our appreciation for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your stay with us. We take every review to heart and use it to reflect upon our actions and what we can do to make the guests stay with us as satisfying as possible.

We take great pride in the wonderful area we are so fortunate as to be located in. We love when our guests are able to experience the wildlife our motel is constantly surrounded by: various types of birds and fish along with dolphins and the occasional manatee.

Our motel is an older building but we do try to keep our rooms as up to date as possible as we are a small 20-unit motel. Most of our guests are very aware that we are not a very high-end motel and we don’t really pride ourselves in the amount of money that goes into our rooms because we truly want our guests to spend their days out and about, on the dock, at the beach, exploring the island, enjoying their time and not cramped up in the room.

Our plumbing is older but it does provide a great shower and we have only ever had a few complaints dealing with noise. We do however make it a priority when a guest says that their bed is uncomfortable, we always do our best to fix the problem and we are so glad to hear that you had a restful and peaceful night of sleep in your bed.

Our staff here make it their number one priority to make sure that the guest is truly content with their room and they do everything they can to make sure the guest is satisfied. We hope you decide to visit us again in the near future and until next time we wish you happy and safe travels!
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Parrish, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I recently spent a few nights at The Boathouse Motel. While the motel is an older building, the rooms are pleasant with good bedding. We slept well. A ten minute morning coffee break on the dock saw a manatee and a school of dolphin passing by, and some huge snook swimming around the docks. In the evening catch the sunset and watch the boats setting out to the Gulf. The location is perfect, quiet little corner with a lovely view, away from high-rises and malls, but walk a block to two excellent restaurants or drive five minutes to beaches, malls etc. The management is friendly and helpful..... this is the perfect getaway spot for a relaxing "real Florida" vacation. We are looking forward to a return visit.

Room Tip: we had room 3 which was fine. next time i would hope to get the upstairs end unit with patio and gr...
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
First off we would like to take the time to thank you for writing such a sincere review about our Motel. We take the time to read each and every one of them as they help us to improve upon our service and quality of the guests stay.

Although our building is old we do try to keep our rooms as up to date as possible keeping in mind that we are a small 20-unit motel and we are glad that you were able to have a peaceful nights rest and an enjoyable coffee break out on our dock. We are especially glad to see that you were able to sight manatee and dolphin from the dock during your stay with us.

We love to hear that our guest was able to enjoy the wonderful area we are most fortunate to be located in. Surrounded by restaurants and just a short walk away from boat/bike/kayak/paddleboard rental shops is a definite perk while staying with us.

We hope you were completely satisfied with your stay at our motel and we hope to see you again in the near future and until next time we wish you to have safe and adventurous travels!
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Address: 1180 Edington Place, Marco Island, FL 34145
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Boat House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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