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“Shady business - too expensive!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Matanzas Inn
Ranked #24 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Boston, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Shady business - too expensive!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2007

My family stayed here over Christmas (I know, I'm sorry it took so long to write this review), but I felt it was worth writing. We stayed in a few places throughout Florida (Naples, Clearwater, and Orlando)... this place was by far the worst hotel and it was also the most expensive. When we called to book a room, we were quoted one price, but when we checked in, they told us the price was higher and it was their policy to raise the price (I didn't deal with this directly, but this is what I understand was the problem... in any case, it didn't sit well with me).

The room wasn't anything horrible, but it wasn't great either (see pics of the bathroom that needs some attention).

Pros (or at least not completely horrible):
The beds were comfortable enough.
The fridge was nice to have.
The room size was big for 4 adults.
The pool area was nice and the location of the hotel was really ideal to walk to the main part of Ft. Myers Beach (which in itself was kind of run down and disappointing.. maybe because it was winter?). The beach was nice.
For an old shower, the pressure wasn't too bad and the water was nice and hot.

Cons:
The A/C unit was a bit loud and it rattled a bit too much.
The whole check-in scandal.
The room had a musky odor to it (even for a non-smoking room).
Key access was a regular key instead of a card access (less secure in my book).
Bathroom was in need of some rehab.. rusty and grimey (bring your own shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer... none of these are provided).

Overall we survived the stay, but I was happy to move on to a new place. I'm still ticked off at the whole price check-in thing.. buyer beware!

Stayed February 2007
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2006

Spring break 06 in Fort Myers is a mad house and we had a few days in our hotel schedule to fill. We were recommend to Matanzas Inn and it is a great place to stay. Its quiet and Location is on the channel away from the noise. We stayed in the Motel part of the Inn (They have Motel, Villa, and 2 Bedroom) and our rooms were ok. The Villa's looked good and the @ bedroom is the way to go. The Restaurant is great and the Pool is very nice. A 5 block walk to the beach but this place was priced right. Room rates are from Motel-$69.00-129.00 and 2 bed room $105-175. I would stay their again but would be my third choice.

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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 #24 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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