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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our 2-nite stay. Walking proximity to nice restaurants, shops. It was a great place, great location for our last minute stay. Enjoyed being on the river, great deck for lounging, sunbathing, to watch the boats, get sun and breeze. Didn’t take long (by car) to get to the Beach either. Right price too.

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your kind words and will hope to see you again in the future!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This family owned motel is great for a low key stay on Marco Island. You won't get the amenities of a huge hotel but you also won't be paying for them. We went over NYE and the hotels right on the beach were charging almost $500/night. It's affordable, clean and the staff is super helpful. The rooms are large and...

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience with the travel community. We couldn't have described our place better! We hope to see you again and until then, we wish you safe and happy travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We weren't expecting much - but this little place was fantastic! It was spotlessly clean, with a super comfortable bed and plushy towels and a great shower. Our room was really large - and could have slept 3 more people easily. Best of all, Desiree at the front desk suggested a delicious restaurant and a great place to go for...

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for taking a chance on a family owned business. We hope to see you again in the future.

Portage, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for the first time about 16 months ago, as my fiance' sold his house on the island and we needed a place to stay. The rooms were very clean and nicely decorated. We absolutely fell in love with the pillow top mattresses! We still talk about them today! We just returned from our second stay at this...

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your super kind review. Please come back and stay with us whenever you get down this way.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love staying here. We discovered it while we lived in Florida (Orlando) and would often go there just for a weekend. The rooms are kind of 50s/60s kitsch, clean, and well maintained. Whenever we go back to FL we always make it a point to stay here. The dock often has a pelican sitting on one of the posts and...

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We simply cannot say it enough, we love our repeat guests. There is no bigger compliment that we can be paid than for you to continue to stay with us. Thank you for appreciating our retro style and our property in general. We'll look forward to seeing you again.

Barron, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best hotel stay in our travel history here. Truly felt like we were at home of friends. Great service and attention to detail. The are Island residents and guided us special experiences and sites. We will absolutely be coming back here.

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you felt at home with us. We will most certainly look forward to your return!

Manhattan, Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small motel on the waterway with only partial views of the water. Well managed, clean rooms, with a nice clean small pool beside a great dock for fishing or sunbathing. Easy to walk to nice restaurants/shopping in Old Marco area. The rooms are small with no stove, but we managed to save $$$ on meals by preparing...

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TheBoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give an honest review of our property. We appreciate it!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location but building is old and could use some updates. The view from the deck and pool area is outstanding which looks out to the Marco River and Gulf. Everything you need is in the room and a good deal for the money. But then again this is old historic section of Marco. Lots of restaurants within walking distance...

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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and take each and every word to heart. You are correct, the motel has been here for quite some time...we believe she is older than the Marriott!! We are also located in Olde Marco's Historic District which obligates us to maintain the character and charm that existed when the motel was erected. It is at times...

Avon, CT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just spent five nights at The Boat House Motel. We loved the location on the Marco River with a nice dock and pool situated on the river. It was nice to relax there and watch the boats and the wildlife. Very peaceful and relaxing. Also, the location is in the historic district of Marco Island and...

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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments. We couldn't be more thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon, in the meantime we wish you safe & happy travels!

Orland Park, Illinois
Reviewed January 14, 2017

great place to stay if you are going to marco island. the rooms were nice sized and super clean. the pool was nice and warm and the views were fantastic. every day we saw dolphins swim by. you can walk to restaurants and listen to live music. the owner was very nice and there every day..we are going back to...

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It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to seeing you in May!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated since 1994 The Boat House Motel is a quaint little place tucked away in Olde Florida. In this quiet and peaceful environment you will enjoy nature at its best while being close to “civilization”. We are committed to preserve the charm of “Olde Marco”. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Boat House Motel

Address: 1180 Edington Pl, Marco Island, FL 34145-2063
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Price Range: $149 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Boat House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
The Boat House Motel Hotel Marco Island
The Boat Hotel
Boat Hotel Marco Island
The Boat House Motel Marco Island, Florida
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“On the River (not the Gulf) but you’re not far from Beach.. Offers a swimming pool, lounge chairs. Great views. Even saw dolphins.”
 of 5 bubbles clairek968, 4 days ago | Read review
“We stayed on the 2nd floor both times, very quiet”
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 of 5 bubbles kimdL7529OA, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“second floor gives you a glimpse of water off of a tiny balcony”
 of 5 bubbles terryolson, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Looks like room #12 has a larger balcony that faces the river/docks”
 of 5 bubbles bradleyp600, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“first floor as there is no elevator”
 of 5 bubbles KerryHoliday, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
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