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“Great Place and Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Matanzas Inn
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   414 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620   |  
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Ranked #29 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Illinois
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Place and Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Matanzas is a waterfront inn and restaurant with an upper level sports bar. The restaurant is located on water with terrace and a constant display if Dolohins playing. The food is good both in the restaurant and in the upper level bar. Small bands play upstairs and it is a fun atmosphere for locals. Pizza is especially good. Locals frequent this place. Staff is friendly and it is just three blocks from Ft Myers Beach. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had a week off work, and we decided to visit Ft. Myers Beach for a couple night mid-week get-a-way. Some of the things that drew us to the Matanzas, were availability of rooms with their own patio or balcony, price, and location.
We weren't looking for beachfront, and liked the bay view from this location. Some things in the room were a bit dated, but we had no complaints about the cleanliness of the room, the grounds, nor the onsite restaurant and bar.
Even though it is bayside, it is just a short 10 minute walk to the Time Square/beach/pier area. Several restaurants, shops, and fun bars are along the way, so we never minded the short walk.
We could tell the management takes pride in the hotel, as the grounds were very well kept. And they were just completing a nice area in the yard overlooking the bay with shaded picnic tables for guests to use. Also, there is a couple charcoal grills available for use. One day we overheard management/maintenance talking about near future updates in the common areas, so they do seem to keep it up very well.
The staff were all very nice.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and for the price paid, feel very lucky to have picked this hotel. We would surely stay here again if we ever find ourselves looking for a place in FMB.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have their own patio/balcony. We were in what they call a 'large villa' room w...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Littleton, Colorado
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

As a couple, we have greatly enjoyed our stays at Matanzas Inn over the past four years. Great accomodations and location for the price. Beautiful views of the inner bay, wonderful restaurant, and good fun at the Upper Deck! The entire staff is always friendly and helpful. Plan to return soon! ....Ducky

Room Tip: The Villa rooms with balconies provide awesome views.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Janet M
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Norwalk, CT
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74 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This time went with family and stayed in the "motel rooms" facing the road. Everything was terrific. The pool was fantastic, very clean, perfect temperature and ideal steps for my father to walk into the pool.
Close to everything.
The staff especially Patti and Miriam were terrific. Miriam even lent us her personal beach chair! Penny was very pleasant as well.
We ate at the Matanzas Inn every night.....great views!!!!
BED WAS VERY COMFORTABLE. Towels were great.
Reasonable and a very pleasant stay.

Room Tip: We went off season so it was very quiet.....Saturday was busy but otherwise quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sheg
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Matanzas for 13 nights in May was pleasantly surprised to be upgraded from my waterside motel room to a large villa with a patio overlooking the canal and bay. Personally I couldn't fault it, the room was cleaned every day the sheets changed often and all the staff very friendly and helpful all of which helped me have a really enjoyable stay in F.M.B.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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80 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We've stayed here several times. In the past, not always first choice, however, in February, it was, two visits within just a few days. The first, in a motel room, then, in what they call a villa, a larger room with a balcony. The staff is always friendly, both in person and on the phone. The motel room has two queen beds, very comfy. There was a mini-fridge, seemingly very old, but, clean. The hardwood floors appeared to have been new. The bathroom is small, old, with peeling paint that could have been easily touched up. The bathtub fixtures need to be replaced. There is a pleasant view of the canal out back.
The villa, a second floor corner room is larger, sofa bed and a queen bed. There is a full, updated kitchen. Again, the bathroom needs work, but better. The balcony is a nice feature, overlooking the water and the adjoining restaurant and upstairs bar, which we were mildly concerned about the noise issue, but, pleasantly non-existent.
The pool is nice, clean, relaxing. I've never seen many children, if any, on the property. More for adults, I believe.
Matanzas Inn is very close to the beach without the beach prices and traffic. I hope renovations will continue. Nothing fancy, just update/replace what is needed!
Two things, hairdryers not in rooms, but just ask at the desk. Second, my photos are tagged as either the motel room or the villa.

Room Tip: The villa is nicer, not too much more expense.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank saj1001
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janesville
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68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate an amazing meal there and the setting outside with the water view was so lovely at night! Our waitress was named Crystal and she recommended the salmon that was wonderful as was my coconut shrimp. We didn't stay at the resort so our experience was solely based on our dinner but we'd definitely would go again. Such a serene setting especially outside!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Matanzas Inn
Address: 414 Crescent St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2620
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Matanzas Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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