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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Beach Shell Hotel Fort Myers Beach
- Beach Shell Fort Myers