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The Boat House Marco Island

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#1 of 1 motel in Marco Island
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.6
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Family owned and operated since 1994, The Boat House Marco Island is a quaint, unique family style boutique motel tucked away in Olde Marco Island, Florida. In this quiet and peaceful environment you will enjoy nature at its best while being close to “civilization”. We are committed to preserving the charm of “Olde Marco”. We have a good variety of comfortably appointed accommodations to fit your budget. Our waterside pool and sundeck offers the ideal place to relax, swim, enjoy the sunsets. With a temporary fishing license, you can fish off of our docks. We have BBQ grills available for our guests. It's time to plan your next escape from the mainland! Please call us for best availability and rates. Pets are welcome with DIRECT bookings only. We do not offer pet friendly rooms through 3rd party affiliates. Please call for more information. Waterview rooms are available through DIRECT booking with our property. We do not offer waterview suites through 3rd party affiliates. Boat slips are available through DIRECT booking with our property. If you are bringing a boat, you must book DIRECT with us and not a 3rd party affiliate. We do not offer trailer parking. You must make arrangements for launching your vessel and storing your trailer. We suggest Rose Marina. Please call with any questions, we are happy to assist.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Boating
Bowling offsite
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Raquetball offsite
Tennis court offsite
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Radio
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbor View
Green
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Charlie S wrote a review Apr 7
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We had a Great Stay for my Biiirrffday. Right on the water, fished, paddle boarded, shelled. Found some new restaurants right around the corner, and the Snook Inn one of our favorites, just a short walk. Everyone was super nice and room very clean. Will be back for sure!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Fawn A wrote a review Oct 2023
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Travelled back to Marco solo to go shelling again with the amazing Treasure Seekers out of Goodland, and came across the Boat House as an affordable stay option. Needed a comfortable, safe, clean place for sleeps after long days of shelling, for a (gasp) almost Sr citizen female. Given it was almost entirely for sleep space, big name prices made no sense. As others have said, low key, walk to some shops and tiki bar/dinner, small inviting pool. Room was not "perfect" by some standards, very small blemishes that had no impact on functionality, but ROOMY, comfortable, family owned, and positively charming as can be!!! #18 had a comfy slay bed king and a double or queen?, table, comfy chairs, fridge, micro, coffee maker, screened in small balcony, and decent sized bathroom. (Oh and a cot too.) No hidden fees (cleaning or other - just dont lose the room key.) Met the Mrs. Owner briefly - who could not have been more accommodating, kind, and helpful. Have done a VRBO and a major named $400 a night on Marco. Down the way when i get to go back for more shelling.. The Boat House will absolutely be my go-to!! PS. ground floor units were flooded with the hurricane - gutted and renovations underway. Hope it stays as affordable and sweet!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from The Boat House Marco Island, General Manager at The Boat House Marco Island
Responded Nov 6, 2023
Hi there, and thank you for your authentic thoughts! We are the last family-owned and woman-operated accommodation on Marco, and we feel blessed to tend to this historic location (built in 1965) as it is part of an era of Old Florida that is almost forgotten. It's our thrill to see guests enjoy the quiet, family-style amenities and enjoy the glory of mother nature with the splashing dolphins, manatees, sunsets, and great fishing from our docks (the fishing hole is historic, too!). We hope to see you in future travels~Boat House Marco Island Team
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Timmy R wrote a review Apr 5
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Rooms are very clean. Great dock and pool area.super friendly people at the office and the staff is awsome There a place to fish off the docks and you can watch the boats go by. It's just was relaxing and fun to stay here. And you are close to a lot of restaurants
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Date of stay: April 2024
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PaulM wrote a review Apr 1
Connecticut58 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved our stay at the Boat House. Room #11 had the best views on the top floor with a great deck. We watched the dolphins every day. We loved that we could walk to the restaurants every day in Olde Marco. Definitely a great choice away from the busy areas.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Pat G wrote a review Apr 1
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Everything about our stay at the boathouse was wonderful! The staff was friendly and helpful. All smiles! Melanie had us laughing and pointed us in the best directions from dining to beaches! If our travels ever take us to Marco island again we will definitely we know where we will stay. And we will recommend to all our friends!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
So happy you enjoyed your stay with us!! Happy travels and please tell someone about us. Safe travels Thank you again for doing a review for us The Boat House Motel Team
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Celia W wrote a review Mar 2024
Warwick, Rhode Island2 contributions
The view from the pool deck is wonderful. You can watch the boats go past and enjoy peace and quiet. Rooms are comfortable and really nice bathrooms. Location is great. The owners could not have been more accommodating and the help were also friendly and kind. I like that this is a family owned business that has remained so.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from The Boat House Marco Island, General Manager at The Boat House Marco Island
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for writing a review. So glad you got to enjoy our dock and view. We do Thank you for staying with us. Travel safe. Please tell someone about us . Thank you The Boat House Motel Team
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April V wrote a review Mar 2024
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The boat motel is the CUTEST little old Florida spot and we absolutely loved our stay! The ladies at the front desk were beyond hospitable - super friendly and just made our stay even more enjoyable. The location cannot be beat - you can walk to Snook Inn for a drink, or walk to Smiths for breakfast - the area is awesome and you're right on the water. I'll def stay there again when I come back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from The Boat House Marco Island, General Manager at The Boat House Marco Island
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are not for everyone No Elevators or bell man. We are a family owned motel. Thank you so much for staying with us!!! Safe travels Thank you The Boat House Motel Team
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Roam61935072267 wrote a review Mar 2024
Moscow, Idaho4 contributions
I love this hotel. The waterfront deck is amazing to watch sunsets, wildlife, boats and just enjoy the water. Nothing fancy about the rooms, but adequate. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. Wonderful restaurants and shops within walking distance. This was my second time staying here and I plan to go back. Only complaint is early morning garbage trucks and difficult parking.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Back into parking spaces if you can. Check out the shops and restaurants across the street.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review. We are on a 4 by 7 mile island NO choise in pick up time of garbage pick up. Thank you so much for that information. Sorry Safe Travels The Boat House Motel Team
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Marcia C wrote a review Mar 2024
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Hubby and I spent one fabulous week at The Boat House. The motel is located in Olde Marco Island a few miles away from the high-rise hotels and condos. Our room was clean, spacious, and the mattress was comfortable. One highlight was relaxing on their large deck watching boats pass by. From the deck we also saw many pelicans swoop around and an occasional dolphin surfacing right in front of our eyes. The motel is located within walking distance to a handful of enjoyable restaurants, and we felt safe walking either before sunrise or after sunset. Several other restaurants are 10 minutes away by car. Melanie at the front desk was very personable and made us feel like old friends from the moment we checked in to the day we reluctantly had to return home. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for writing us a review. We are on the other end of the island we love being not by the high -rise hotel. We are greatful for guest like you!!! THANK YOU Safe travels The Boat House Motel Team
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Islandguy wrote a review Mar 2024
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We spent a Saturday night her in early March. Melanie was was fantastic. The room was comfortable and clean. We hung out on the dock for a few hours and watched the boats go by, very relaxing. The pool was refreshing and very clean. The motel is walking distance to a couple of restaurants and bars. Would highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from The Boat House Marco Island, General Manager at The Boat House Marco Island
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review. Yes we are off in OLD MARCO not on the strip with the big hotels. As for service we are in the office between 10am and 4pm but a phone number to reach management is in every room also a phone next to office door for any type of issues. Thank you again safe travels The Boat House Motel Team
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PRICE RANGE
$195 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastMarco Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boat House Marco Island
Which popular attractions are close to The Boat House Marco Island?
Nearby attractions include Island Bike Shop & Bicycle Rentals (0.4 miles), Marco Island Historical Museum (2.9 miles), and Keewaydin Island (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boat House Marco Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Boat House Marco Island?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Boat House Marco Island?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boat House Marco Island?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boat House Marco Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brooklyn Delicatessen, Sweet Annie's Ice Cream Parlour, and The Oyster Society.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Boat House Marco Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Boat House Marco Island?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Boat House Marco Island?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Boat House Marco Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Boat House Marco Island?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Collier Seminole State Park (8.9 miles).