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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, we loved...the location, the friendliness and the "old Florida ambiance". Despite having room #7 which was right on the main street, (but easy around-the-corner bay & bridge views right on the water), it was a quiet room at night. Not quite sure it was worth the $139/night price, but in honesty, we'd stay there again but would request a... More 

GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest review!! We are in the process of doing an entire remodel of each and every room. Shortly after the beginning of the year all of our rooms will be remodeled including new mattresses!! So your husbands back will be in better shape during your next stay with us!! Give... More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubby and I needed a quick and fun-filled getaway and I had long been thinking about returning across the state from our East Coast Florida residence to a truly funky historic fishing village on the state's gulf side named Matlacha. Based on a previous visit there some years ago, I recalled a motel built like a pier right over the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The first night our room was on the Bridge side of the motel, hence the name. We made cocktails and went out on the deck that faces the pass. Several Dolphins were gliding thru the water searching for dinner. The room was comfortable, nothing fancy but nice and roomy. The following night we were moved to a cottage on the... More 

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest review! So much of the time people only tell us when we are doing something wrong, its nice to see that we are doing something right too!! We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and all the wonders of the area!! Our views are some... More 

Daytona Beach, FL
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134 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

We're not inform when we made reservations but half the rooms are condemned . Upon checking in saw debris by the curb then decided to explore finding rooms with locked doors and notices on the door. Our room was dingy and the floor uneven. Bathroom could not fit 2 people at once. To say something nice the mattress was firm... More 

2 Thank PackRatiam
GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

We apologize for the inconvenience that our major renovation we have currently pending at our location has caused you. If we are planning on having construction workers working during our guests stay, we do inform them, but if there is no work happening during a guests stay, we feel it shouldn't matter, as the renovations are not happening in a... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2016

This was our third visit to one of our favorite places to stay. We even brought friends this time. I was totally shocked to find that the majority of rooms had been closed by the building department as being unsafe for occupancy. The building hangs over the water supported by pilings which need to be replaced. Only 4 rooms were... More 

3 Thank Larry H
GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Larry, I am sorry to see that you felt that we were not upfront about our current renovation situation. We have been informed by all of the contractors as well as the state and county code enforcers that the building is safe for guests. If there were an issue we would be notified and at that point we would let... More 

Zelienople, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Old school Florida for sure. Boat docks and fish. Close to ever thing ,walk to Bert's, Blue Dog and Perfect Cup. Not sure about extended time, decide for yourself. Great people, give them a try!!!!!!!

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GuestSvsMgmt, Director of Sales at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We appreciate any feedback our valued guests can provide us. We have some large suites that are perfect for extended stays...so keep that in mind if you want to come back for a week! I hope you come back and see us again in the future!! Danielle Sales and... More 

Waretown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2016

What a unique experience. A great place to stay. Clean, Comfortable and what a location. You can practically fish from your room. Walk to local restaurants and bars. I can't wait to go back!!! No room service or anything like that but this is not that kind of hotel. It is a place that will give you wonderful memories and... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, My staff and I are excited to hear the wonderful comments about your stay with us and those key factors that you kindly pointed out is just a few things that make the Bridgewater a "unique" place to stay! We are all pleased to give you some memories and our main goal is to always offer a clean,comfortable,and... More 

newnan, United States
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Bob and Diane and Martha are great hosts. They go the extra mile to ensure you are happy. If you want a resort with a pool and room service don't go here. However, if you want to watch mantes, porpoises, kayak, ospreys, fish and just chill. This would be the best. I love this place!!!

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Dear Repeat Guest, Thank you for telling fellow guests like yourself, what the Bridgewater as to offer. First I would like to say I'm happy to hear that it sounded like your third time staying with us just got better! Second it was our pleasure hosting you & we look forward to doing it again with you soon. Third as... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2015

While staying in Matlacha wanted to check out this motel for a future trip. Because they had a "vacancy" sign out front we stopped in and politely asked if we could see a vacant room. The woman who seemed in charge in the lobby (talking with the girl behind the desk) informed us she could not show us a room,... More 

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

To whom it may concern, can I just point out that you mentioned that you stayed in Matlacha & not @ the Bridgewater Inn so let's just make that clear so others will see this is more your opinion & not an actual event if you had stayed with us, because just like those 100 of guests that I mentioned... More 

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2015

Nice place, very clean, owners on site. Very friendly folks, had a nice two night stay. Matlacha is all within a nice stroll. If you have kids and want to fish, and maybe see the dolphins cruising by, this is the place for you. Rooms have better amenities than some luxury hotels we have stayed in.

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BridgewaterInn, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure having you guys stay with us for two nights & we thank you for choosing the Bridgewater Inn as your other home and my night girls and my husband Bob and myself are pleased to know about your time with us. We are also glad that we made an impact on your stay &... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Bridgewater Inn

Address: 4331 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993-9776
Location: United States > Florida > Matlacha
Price Range: $118 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bridgewater Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“By-pass this place until all structural defects are corrected.”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraY_11, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“The Cottages are great if you have a boat or kayak.”
 of 5 bubbles MissMuffet1234, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Don't know of any”
 of 5 bubbles PackRatiam, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“Get the suite at the end.”
 of 5 bubbles bobbS1475CS, Feb 15, 2016 | Read review
“Bring your fishing stuff.”
 of 5 bubbles bdog3099, Nov 22, 2015 | Read review
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