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The Boat House Motel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews
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“We Love The Boat House”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

My family has vacationed at The Boat House for years. We love the family owned operation. It is a delightful place to relax and recharge yourself. Desiree & Nick provide service with a warm smile.
We rent the Gazebo and always have everything we need. No need to ask for extra towels, they are abundant. The pool has crystal clean water. We are always sad to leave, but always look forward to returning

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

My husband and I decided to take a last vacation Labor Day weekend. We called the Boathouse Motel because they accept well-behaved pets. I spoke to Claudine and she was such a sweet heart. I was able to book a king sized pet friendly room on a busy holiday weekend. We were so pleased when we checked into the motel. Claudine took the time out to make sure we were happy with our room. We were more than happy we were ecstatic! It had been about 12 years since we last stayed at the motel and they have really updated the rooms. We were informed that they were still under the process of renovating more rooms.

We were in room 6 and for a pet friendly room it was spotless! The entire room was tiled so there was no odors or stains like normal rooms that allow pets. The pool was so clean and cozy. We love this motel because it is on the water, there is plenty fishing opportunities on-site, it is very close to great beaches. The best part is my husband and I were hanging out by the docks and we saw several snooks swim by our fishing lines. Snooks can be such a tease. lol

My husband and I look forward to visiting this fantastic hotel again in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed here for one night whilst in Marco Island. Rooms are probably in need of modernising, but are very clean and for the price in Marco Island this is a good place to stay.
The owner is fantastic - very friendly and can't do enough for you.

Room Tip: Forget that the rooms look no frills - very good value for the location and a great owner
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Stayed 7 nights at this lovely family run motel. No frills, but clean comfortable and welcoming.
Located right on the Marco River the boat dock provides a tranquill setting for relaxing,fishing,dolphin spotting, bird spotting, manatee spotting and general boat watching.
Rooms have micro-wave and fridge so it is possible to self-cater from the local supermarket if you provide your own crockery and cutlery. We stayed in room 8 which had lots of space and a terrace area at the back.
The motel also provides barbecue facilities.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
We had visited Marco before in 2006 and one of the draws was the lovely Tigertail Beach which is about 15 minutes drive away (parking is $8 but worth it) and is a shellers paradise.
We also went this time to the Naples Botanic Garden which is so brilliant that it should be crowded but isnt.
We will definately stay at the Boathouse Motel again.

Room Tip: Two rooms have direct views over the river, but heck if you cannot comtemplate the effort of going...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheBoatHouseMotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Thank you Kent for taking the time to share your thoughts on our Motel. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in room 6 for four nights and it was a very nice stay. The room was clean and large and the bed was comfortable. One of the best things in the room was the shower - great water pressure! The owners/management were accommodating and very nice.

The only critiques I could give are that the room could use updating as it took the fridge a day or two to get cold and the decor is dated (I know they are doing this little by little). Also, there is a need for some greenery in the back patios. We never opened the coverings to the back patio because of lack of privacy. Some strategically placed potted trees and plants would provide privacy (the room faces a parking lot and adjacent two-story building), an inviting place to lounge, and a nice view.

We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Marco with our dog!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

The Boat House Motel is a little gem! Family run, big rooms which are clean and quiet. The deck out back allows you to watch the sunset and the dolphins as they swim up the river - we took some awesome photographs! They have a lovely pool and there are lots of places to eat nearby. Ask any of the helpful staff if you need recommendations. We would love to return.....soon! Marco Island is a beautiful place!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

The Boat House Motel is located in the perfect spot on Marco Island. It is perfectly clean and the staff is amazing. Dolphins play in the water way & the views are spectacular! Can't wait to go back =D

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Boat House Motel

Property: The Boat House Motel
Address: 1180 Edington Pl, Marco Island, FL 34145-2063
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Boat House Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated since 1994 The Boat House Motel is a quaint little place tucked away in Olde Florida. In this quiet and peaceful environment you will enjoy nature at its best while being close to “civilization”. We are committed to preserve the charm of “Olde Marco”. ... more   less 
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The Boat House Motel Hotel Marco Island
The Boat Hotel
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