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“Nasty room in a basement!” 2 of 5 stars
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Beacon Motel
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1240 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2700   |  
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Ranked #45 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
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12 reviews
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“Nasty room in a basement!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was waiting for this weekend in Beacon Beachfront for 2 months and ended up dissappointed.We got a room in the basement with a fence view.The room was damp and had a nasty, moldy smell all the time.The bathroom was a nigtmare!The towels were gray (the original color was white) and with stains but the worst was the smell from the bathroom like from the septic tank!!!! I ended sick leaving this property.I won't go there again and do not recommend anyone!
The only plus was the location and continental breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Beacon motel for a week in February and really enjoyed our stay. The location to the beach and all the activities was perfect. Our room was clean and we'll supplied. We found the staff very friendly also. Our stay for next year is already reserved.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Galloway
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I read the last three reviews and they sound nothing like the experience that we had at this motel. We were there the first week of May and the people running the place (including Bonnie) were very pleasant people. The location was perfect; right on the beach and close enough to walk to the shops and restaurants at Ft Myers Beach. We were very comfortable in the suite-like room. I would definitely consider staying at this motel in the future.

Room Tip: There wasn't a fitness center, but we weren't wanting a fitness center. I rated Fitness Cen...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Darla C
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Watch out for the white trash crackheads that run that nasty place. Old lady bonnie yelled and screamed at everyone!! No manners. The other younger crackhead had her drunk friends there and her 6year old running around the pool with no supervision. Rooms were gross...at least there was a view.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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7 Thank lonnadord
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Akron, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We found this motel in a great location and more reasonably priced given the time of year. The room was not ready we were told until 3 because it was being cleaned. We had been at the pool and beach all day and finally were let in at 3 pm and found the bathroom uncleaned. The bathtub was filthy and the shower did not work. When Bonnie, the manager came to address the issue, she agreed it was not clean and told us we would have to wait for the maintenance man to get back to the island and she could not say when that would be. The maintenance man came hours later and rigged up duct tape to hold the knob in the shower up to allow a shower (after we had gone out for the night). He came back at 8 am knocking on our door (check out is 10 am) to fix the shower. None of us 3 women could shower after all day in the sun. No apologies were made, no offer or discount on the night stay, but when we approached the front desk in the morning if we could at least get a late check out, we were told, at most 1 hour. We asked for pool towels and she told us we would have to return them at 11 am check out. We couldn't even use a towel for a little bit after our experience? The young front desk girl was rude and unapologetic. It is very obvious to me that the folks here do NOT care about your experience or if you ever return. Obviously, we will never be returning.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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6 Thank amygirl34
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Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After staying here the night...(Very noisy and loud) we departed the next morning. 1 hour later I realized I forgot my phone in my room. I called the owner but she refused to go to the room. She didn't have time! She said that "IF" she found it she would send it to us.. If stolen that she couldn't do anything about it. She was very very rude and abrupt. (The owner). We reported this to a police officer that said that we can go small claims on her. What a shame...... She does not value her guest!!!

Room Tip: Check around there are better places to stay! They rent to college students that party all the time...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank chris e
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Erie, PA
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband and I just returned from Ft. Myers Beach staying at the Beacon for 10 nights.....had Unit 1 with a living room, gally kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. The sheets and towels smell wonderful and clean...the bed and breakfast is right in the heart of all the action.......we were very comfortable......only 14 units.....on the beach with a swimming pool.....breakfast room (continental)....Bonnie and her daughter are very friendly and accommodating....unlike a big hotel.......easy walking to everything........

Only negative is the "Cottage" two doors away with a live band every night...........

If you want a small hotel right in the heart of the action where all you have to do is walk back to your room and not worry about drinking and driving, this is the place for you.....

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank janbimby
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Property: Beacon Motel
Address: 1240 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2700
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beacon Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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