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The Boat House Motel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 1, 2014

When we arrived we went to our room. it was spacious. That was the only good thing. It is old and needs updated.We had a no smoking room and when we went in there was a empty pack of cigarettes sitting on the patio ( very small and the screen had holes in it ) . I wet to the office and they came up and removed the pack. She told me they can smoke on the patio. The room opens to the small patio so I'm sure since the screen has holes, smoke gets in the room. The lady at front desk was very nice but we won't ever go back !!!! Too expensive for what you get. Stayed at Cape Coral Westin for the same price !

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Please allow us to express our appreciation for your taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns about your stay at The Boat House Motel. We are a small, family-owned motel that takes each and every word to heart. Whether it be excellent or unfavorable, we rely on our guests reviews to make changes and/or improvements if needed or continue to maintain the aspects that have made their visit memorable.

The Boat House Motel is a historic property and was erected in the early stages of Marco Island's existence. The building has been here a long time and we take pride in preserving the charm and nostalgia of "Olde Marco" while keeping our rooms immaculate.
By no means do we compare to the Marriott or the Hilton nor would we want to.

We admit that our style does fit everyone's liking. We also realize that some of the rooms are in need of updating and we are currently in the process of completing renovations. This process doesn't occur overnight but we are progressing quite nicely.

We are fortunate enough to have 100's of very happy guests who were kind enough to post their amazing reviews about our motel and we strive to continue to make their time here a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

We hope your future travels are safe and fun.
Sincerely, The Boat House Motel

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was a great motel at one end of Marco island. It isnt "fancy" but it was pretty nice, very clean and close to some great shops and restaurants. The rooms are large, clean and bright with nice bathrooms and plenty of towels and supplies. The pool is nice and clean and there is a small terrace and lounge chairs down by the boat dock.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We just returned from a four night stay on Marco Island, and we cannot say enough about The Bout House!!! It is a small, Family run motel with tons of character. The people were all super friendly. Claudine, who checked us in, gave us a rundown on where to eat and what to do, and was very welcoming and helpful. Desiree, the owner, stopped and chatted with us to make sure our stay was enjoyable and was truly interested in our input, and made us feel very comfortable. The housekeeping staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, always with a smile and a cheerful greeting.
Although this is an older motel, everything was clean and tidy inside and out. The dock area overlooks the water, and is a great place to relax, wet a hook, or just marvel at the views...
Overall, a great experience, plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and plenty to do on the island. We can't wait to come back to paradise!!!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank DavoNetter
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We love this place because of its facilities, informality, location and in particularly the fishing from the dock (get a license). It's been there a long time, yet the rooms are still more than serviceable, clean and comfortable. You can pay a lot more on Marco, but you'll not be in any better a situation unless you're looking for luxury.

Room Tip: Closer to the pool and dock is an advantage, but not a major concern whatsoever.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Rick K
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at the Boat House again for a week. Everyone was welcoming and very helpful. Saw several Dolphin while enjoying the deck and pool. There are several restaurants within walking distance as well as a fish market/ restaurant, beauty shop, cupcake store and a boutique. We love this motel and plan on going back again next year.

Room Tip: As far as we're concerned the rooms are all good. The King rooms are larger for a long stay but...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Eileen F
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a motel so don't expect much on accommodations. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. We booked the room a few days ahead..upon arrival we asked which room, since there are only two on the water #1 lower and #11 upper, apparently 11 was taken, even though we seemed to be the only ones there the first of our 2 days. We asked for number 1 and she told us that would be an upgrade, and charged us an extra $37/ nite, we took it anyway. The room was not the upgrade, a bit musty, king bed, table and bathroom. sliding patio door to an enclosed porch which was looking at the water and was nice. I would have given us the free upgrade since no one was staying there, but that's OK..it ended up costing us over $200/ nite when all was done. I f you want a nice location, and might see some dolphins and lots of boats going by, this is for you. We were within walking distance of some nice places too..So in summary, some very nice things..location, friendly staff..and some marginal things..Motel for that price.

Room Tip: I f you are going to spend some time there, get room 11, if not..does't matter
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheBoatHouseMotel, General Manager at The Boat House Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Please allow me to begin by expressing our appreciation for taking the time to post your thoughts and opinions about our little property. We regret that our accommodations did not meet or exceed your expectations, the comfort and happiness of each and every one of our guests is our top priority. We truly take every word into our hearts and strive to address every concern.

We are the first to admit that our image is a bit nostalgic; in fact, we embrace these characteristics and market our accommodations as such. Honestly, we agree that our motel definitely does not appeal to everyone...we simply can't provide all the plush and luxurious amenities of the huge corporate high rises with the cookie-cutter rooms nor would we want to. The rooms with a water view are in high demand, especially during our busy season and are priced accordingly.

Again, thank you for your comments. Please trust that not only do we take them all into consideration, we actually rely on them to assist us in achieving our goal of each and every guest leaving here feeling that their visit was memorable and special.

Stay safe on all of your future traveling adventures!

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Checkin was good even though we got there late. Room was clean and had a good location. Stayed there one night. Would stay there again if in the area. Desk person was friendly and helpful. Easy to make reservations vis phone. Hope I am close to two hundred characters so I can submi my review. :-) don't know what else to say. Two hundred charcter minimum should be lowered. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank barry b
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Additional Information about 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Marco Island
Price Range: $141 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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