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The Boat House Motel

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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional-a four rating by me means nearly perfect as nothing is perfect. Clean-fresh-hospitable. Don't expect anything other than clean quiet and fairly private. Sit on the dock in the morning 10 feet from the water and just watch! There's a lot of enjoyment simply watching what passes by you. We found it via a local and felt very fortunate. Ignore... More 

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Thank bgtaz
BoatHouseMotel, Front Office Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments about the Boat House Motel. Being part of Marco Island's Historic District is an honor for us so it's important that we maintain the charm & character associated with our location in "Olde Marco". At the same time, we need to keep up with modern technology and offer... More 

Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can I just tell you that the warm welcome that we received upon checking in from Desiree, the owner, set the tone for the entire getaway to Marco Island? Here is a small family-owned business that could teach a thing or two to the big, impersonal hotel conglomerates. The warmth and care is evident, right down to calling to check... More 

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Thank indypotter
BoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to have you and we are glad you enjoyed you time here. We know that there are bigger, fancier places to stay on Marco and we appreciate folks like you who enjoy the simple, quiet comforts our small property offers. Thank you for your kind words and we wish you safe and happy travels until we... More 

New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Again it's not like booking a motel room, more like returning to a second home. Staff were wonderful and helpful in day to day transactions. Desiree took the the time to come and say a personal hello, which is something that the bigger Hotel Chains could not hope to manage.

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Thank scammedbrit
BoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We are so glad to have had you with us again! Thank you for your continued business and for posting that outstanding picture of the sunset! We will look forward to seeing you in the future. Until then, we wish you safe travels. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Extremely clean room. Very nice views. Quiet and peaceful Nice staff. When I booked online the description of the room stated it was on the first floor. When we checked in the woman said it was not.So while it was good exercise, it was not easy for my husband to make the second floor due to the stairs. That's why... More 

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Thank Lynn G
BoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review. Also, thank you for speaking to us over the phone regarding this unfortunate situation. We appreciate reviews like yours as they give us the opportunity to educate our prospective guests. If there is a special need, such as your needing a room on the lower level due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a work trip. I was surprised this motel was cleaner than a 5 star hotel. Seriously very clean! Also had excellent service from Desiree the owner. Did not have one complaint and will stay there every time I'm in Marco Island. The rooms were very big. Even had a keuirge coffee machine with several keuirge coffees.... More 

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Thank Dustin S
BoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope you will come back and stay when your trip is no work and all play! More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

On a beautiful tiny island called Marco there once was a business owner who was the last of her kind a family owned and operated motel. With vacancy and a great island rate my hubby and I were saved from the boat with no a/c! We were in a pickle and needed a place to sleep since hubby is working... More 

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Thank Caitlin A
BoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing our hard work and commitment to excellent customer service. We apologize for our rough exterior as we are in our off season and are in the process of getting spruced up for the new season! We hope you will visit again when our outside matches our inside! Thanks again and we hope to see you soon! More 

Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Was recommended to the hotel from a local. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. This was on the the best unique hotels I have ever stayed in. The room was beyond clean. The king size bed was super comfortable. The location on the water is just beautiful. I rate my stay 5 STARS. I cant imagine finding a cozier... More 

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Thank Kenparkr
BoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! If a local recommends it, its gotta be good! Thanks for taking their advice and staying with us. We'll look forward to seeing you again next time you are on island. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is like home,it's great,the owners are super, if you stay anywhere else you can't fish or swim or walk to the Snook restaurant, what a home away from home.Rooms are nice and clean , comfortable and laid back away from all the trafic.

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Thank jimpalmer1
BoatHouseMotel, Front Office Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. Having to compete with the huge corporate conglomerates on the island, we find ourselves facing some minor challenges. The one thing we pride ourselves on is our ability to treat our guests like family and offer that "at-home" feeling. To read your comments proves that we have succeeded... More 

Camden, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The Boat House Motel on Marco Island offers kitchenette, multiple opportunities for additional sleeping--perfect for families and/or destination workers. The rooms are very well appointed, a beautiful dock/deck open to the mouth of Marco River to the Gulf of Mexico, lovely pool at an appropriate temperature, year round, quality linens and furnishings AND reasonably priced. A Marco Island bargain!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

What a pleasant weekend stay! We stayed in a dog-friendly King-size room that was huge, clean, and well stocked with lots of towels and everything we could need. The full kitchen has a full-size fridge, Keurig, and plenty of dishes, and french doors lead to a large porch. There was obvious attention to detail in everything including the decorations and... More 

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Thank Erin C
BoatHouseMotel, Owner at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you and the pup enjoyed your stay with us. Sound like you made good use of all that our property has to offer! Thank you for your kind words and we will look forward to having you with us again. Until then, we wish you safe and happy travels! More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

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: $155 - $300 (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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#1 Best Value Hotel in Marco Island
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