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“Quaint, super clean step back into the 50's.”
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Beach Shell Inn
Ranked #21 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed here the week before Easter, my Spring Break. We booked based on affordability (Spring break, remember) and the great reviews this little gem received on Trip Advisor. It seriously felt as though we were stepping back into time when we pulled up. The smallness of the place with many of the rooms just steps from the slightly heated pool around which the older folks were baking in the Florida sun.

Regardless, Cheryl was wonderful and check-in was speedy and within minutes we were walking the short walk to the beach. This 'inn' (really, an old-timey motel brought into the 21st century) is located on the same side as the beach and the walk is maybe 200 feet to access to the great expanse of white, white sand AND - this is a BIG PLUS- hardly anyone on the beach - because the beach access road has NO public parking.

Our room - # 19 was super clean and good sized for a king bed. The bathroom was a sunny yellow and white tile and very clean. Furniture was beachy, carpet had minimal stains. Wish the room had a comfortable chair rather than two rattan chairs and a small table but I spent minimal amount of time on the room so it wasn't a big deal. The flat screen TV is mounted on the wall and I wish they could hide the wires rather than hanging down.

I loved this place because while there were younger couples and a few children, mostly foreigners, it was QUIET and everyone was so nice. I hope to return to this inn again. Loved having the pool right outside the room.

In is located mid-island away from Times Square, though you could walk to it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

We just returned from a three night stay at the Beach Shell Inn. I will just be echoing other reviews, but the room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The location is great, close to the beach, market, and eateries but away from noisy crowds. We like to walk and we never moved our car during our stay.
Very very nice, helpful, friendly staff.
Not a fancy resort but an extremely well maintained property, an excellent value.
We would certainly book another stay at the Beach Shell Inn.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

The hotel has a look and feel of a by-gone era, but don't let it fool you, it is well taken care of. The location was perfect for what we wanted. 2 minutes to the beach, 2 minutes to the grocery store, 2 minutes to the liquor store. Beach chairs, coolers and other handy beach items were available free of charge. The pool was perfect for a quick dip - couples can take advantage of privacy in the evening.

Due to flight issues, we arrived in the middle of the night and the owner was still able to get us in the room. Overall, they were warm, inviting and made us feel like guests, and not merely customers. We will go again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

A terrific hotel with a wonderful and friendly owner, gave us chairs, towels, and went the extra mile to accommodate us! The pool was sparkling clear, the bed comfy and the room spotless. All this for a fair price considering the location. We will return next time in Fort Myers Beach you can count on that. The Hotel is away from the downtown area but only a short walk away. The evening was quiet and our stay was comfortable. Nothing more to want at the price and location!!

Room Tip: Great pool for evening dip, no breakfast.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank vtpat
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is an older motel but it is meticulously maintained by the owners. Excellent value and location for the beach goer. Step off the property and walk about 200 feet to the public beach without crossing the street. The rooms are immaculately clean and the owners are very personable and helpful. A fancy resort it isn't but a cozy, clean and affordable place in a great location it is.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank 1obiwan
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a small older place, but was extremely clean and comfortable. The couple that owns it do a great job of providing for your every need. About a mile from the main shopping and dining area, but easy to get to or going to the harbor at the other end was simple. There is a short walk to the beach or a pool right outside your door. I would definitely stay again. Only nitpick is having to go outside the room for coffee but found out you can get a room coffeepot on request.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank LJ M
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Unfortunately, we had to leave early due to a medical emergency at home, but I certainly would have liked to stay longer. If anyone has something bad to say about this place, it's only because they are looking for something bad to say. It's a charming little gem that I would stay at again in a heartbeat. If you are looking for a spotless room in a great location, book here.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beach Shell Inn

Address: 2610 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3308
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range: $101 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach Shell Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at the Beach Shell Inn, a Superior Small Lodging situated on Estero Island in the lively town of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Only steps away from the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the Inn provides the comfort of home in a small, intimate setting. Choose from a selection of guest rooms with refrigerators and microwaves, efficiencies, and one or two bedroom apartments - by the day, week, or as long as you'd like! All units overlook the heated pool, have cable TV, and reserved parking. ... more   less 
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