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Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Ranked #6 of 47 Hotels in Fort Myers Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cornwall, New York
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Lovely people, gorgeous beach”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Absolutely the most friendly staff I have ever experienced at a hotel! Every single person greeted me as I passed by and when required did everything they could to make my stay easy and enjoyable. The rooms are a bit dated, but frankly, that's what I'm looking for in a good beach vacation. Nothing too frilly or fragile - no worries if you track in a bit of sand. The beach was gorgeous every single day - paid for an umbrella and dragged over a free chair and enjoyed many, many hours of cool breezes, the sound of waves and several beautiful swims and walks.
Travelled alone this time but would definitely return with the family.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Visited during off season, late August, with family (3 kids) and I have to say they did not want to leave. We stayed in the main building , White Sands, in a 2 bedroom unit. The room was huge and spotless and the facilities to match. They have kids activities planned and even offer a camp for kids that runs for 4 hrs. We took advantage and had a spa day! Overall a really great family place. They even gave us several free breakfast buffet coupons ( which is in the restaurant on the grounds) that proved useful. The bar is great, located by the pool so u can sip tropical cocktails while the kids frolick in the pool. We will be coming back!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SeniorPSR, Manager at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for submitting this review to share with other travelers. Sounds like you had an outstanding vacation. Thank you again, and we hope to see you back soon.

Warmest regards,
Maredith Rizzo- Social Media Analyst
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Kitchener
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed at the Pink Shell for 6 nights at the start of August on a family vacation.

We left this resort with a great first impression.

Our stay started off with us arriving at the resort to find our room not being ready, the reservation indicated check in time was 4, and we got there at 2 so in the meantime they provided us with wrist bands so we could use the pool and look around the resort. We left our bags with the bellman, parked the car and started to look around. Unfortunately a thunderstorm ensued and we headed for shelter in the reception area to wait out the storm, as the majority of the public areas are outside. Our room was ready at 3:30...

Upon going up to the room we were a little dissapointed to see a flood of water in front of our doorway, we entered the room but ended up putting pool towels by the door to stop the water from entering the room. We requested our bags to be brought up to the room, and then a service man came to repair the A/C which we hadn't noticed wasn't working... So overall the first impression of the room was a little bit of a let down. The bellman came up with bags and apologized about the flood and immediately got someone to mop the water away.

The room was a 2 bedroom beachview condo in the main building. It had an excellent view of the gulf and the Octapool (swimming pool)... It was very spacious, had a kitchen, laundry, two large bathrooms, 3 tv's... We were all quite impressed with it.

The kids loved the pool, they spent hours in it and thoroughly enjoyed it. The pool area had one or two crafts each day which cost between $6 and $8, which we did a few of, there was also the occasional water activity which the kids really enjoyed especially a water gun fight with was fun to watch. On the Saturday there was supposed to be a 'dive in movie' where the kids would watch a movie in the pool, unfortunately this got moved indoors due to the weather.

We ate at the poolside restaurant a few times which had a good kids menu. The food was good, as was the service, no complaints.

The beach was beautiful; however, you should be cautioned that there are stingrays that nestle into the sand, heed the warning as we saw more than enough people with a foot in a bucket of solution tending to a sting they have received. They advise to shuffle your feet when walking in the ocean. This turned the children off the beach and was in part why we spent so much time at the pool. That said, we did rent a JetSki for a bit, and the staff at the beach were excellent in helping accommodate the childrens' turns on it.

The staff at this resort was excellent, our children ended up doing one of the 'camps' they offer which was a 3 hour video game one, they thoroughly enjoyed it. I did find the house cleaning staff a little disconcerting as twice I emerged from the shower to find them in cleaning the room.

You do not have a room key but rather everyone was assigned a wrist band which you held up to the door to open it... Excellent as it is waterproof and stays with you at all times, you can also apparently use it to charge things to your room although we were always asked for our room number in doing so.

We did eat breakfast at Jacks a couple of days as we had vouchers for our stay, it was a buffet in the building neighbouring the main building. They made excellent made to order omelettes but we did find the buffet a limited, and we probably wouldn't have gone to it if not for the vouchers. It would have been a little expensive otherwise...

I did find the wifi (included with the resort fee) to slow down considerably in the evenings to the point that it didn't work. In addition the TV's were frustrating, in that the picture quality was poor and they were unresponsive. The TV in the living room did have a dvd player that you could use; however, hooking up your own device (like a tablet) to watch a movie was not easy and straightforward. That said, being on vacation at a place like this it really didn't bother us.

All in all, this place felt like a Caribbean resort... I would definitely go back, and would definitely recommend it. The staff was very attentive and friendly I doubt you will be dissapointed..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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SeniorPSR, Manager at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit such a detailed review of our Resort. We apologize for the initial disappointment in your arrival, but so glad we were able to bounce back and quickly correct those inconveniences. Thank you for recommending us. We look forward to your next visit!

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Maredith Rizzo- Social Media Analyst
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Hollywood, Florida, Usa
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Highly recommend this hotel, it is beautiful, the rooms are awesome, it does not make you feel like you are in a hotel room, it's like living on the beach in your own luxury condo, (nothing beats a full ocean view). The staff makes you feel so welcome and very helpful and friendly, the food there is so good you don't need to go else where to eat and the prices are so reasonable, not expensive. I love it there and I definitely will be back!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bloomington, In
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our four-year old granddaughter had an exceptionally wonderful time on the beach and in the pool. She wasn't interested in the kids' events, so we can't rate those--but she certainly did like the pool.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Flat Rock, Michigan
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Cannot ask for a better location! Watched the dolphins from our balcony. Pools are wonderful as is pool movie nights- location is perfect and the rooms were huge! Will definitely return to this place. Beach is stunning-food at hotel was great-such a fun beautiful place for parents and kids

  • Stayed October 2012
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Miami, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have been visiting Pink Shell since the later 80's- and how it has evolved from a quaint simple place to a modern resort. Located on one of the nicer Florida beaches- still has that little town easy feeling and there is plenty to do- or just enjoy the great outdoors and relax

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
Address: 275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2012
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Myers Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina 4*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a Top Florida Resort, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina was voted the #2 resort on the Gulf coast of Florida by Conde Nast Traveler. Book on our website and you get more than a great room or suite at our beachfront resort. Every time you reserve and stay with us, and with every hotel deal we offer, you receive two breakfasts each day, two drinks, two in-suite bottles of Voss water, a Pink Shell Resort beach bag, and daily beach lounge chair and umbrella rental. The only thing we overlook is the beach! ... more   less 
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