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Toronto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this on line and were a bit worried about it being in the middle of downtown. We figured we would be kept up at night, but I talked my husband into it & told him it would be ok for a night or 2. This place is a gem! Our room was tucked away in the back by...

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

WOW!!! Thank you for the delightful review. People are always amazed to find out that we do indeed have a motel behind our gift shop. Thank you for giving us a chance. We are happy that you will now be one of our happy recurring guests!! Look forward to your next stay with us at THe Shipwreck!!

Pratt, Kansas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the place! We stayed in mid February. If you are looking for a fancy motel right on the beach with valet parking, there are several of those. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay within walking distance of at least a dozen restaurants; this is the place. We enjoyed so much being able...

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay at The Shipwreck. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our motel and our location. We are lucky to have guests that appreciate our funky little Get-Away motel. Jaye says thank you for the mention of her name and we all look forward to your next stay with...

Boston, MA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shipwreck is my go-to for visits home to Fort Myers Beach. Beachfront hotels are too expensive and lack the charms of this hidden treasure. Located only steps from all of the restaurants, bars and stores, Shipwreck is tucked away from the street to provide both privacy and convenience. The grounds are beautiful and very well-maintained. There are lovely palms and...

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for such a detailed description of your stay with us at The Shipwreck. We are delighted that you found a new vacation spot!! You are not the only guest that leaves valuables behind and I am sure you will not be the last. We are happy that we could return them to you. We have some newly carved...

Horncastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We booked this online and were expecting a normal motel near the beach, but it's not, it is tucked away behind a busy shopping street. The picture on the internet is very misleading, it suggests a motel sitting in isolation. The reception is in what can only be called a tat shop selling plastic seahorses and bits of dead alligator...

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us your views on our motel. I hope you brought the items to our attention while you were here. We have an on site maintenance man and a staff that is always willing to address any customers needs. Thank you for rating us well on our location, staff and atmosphere!!

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We love Fort Myers beach so decided to stay at Shipwreck Motel for 4 nights. What a great place. Yes, its older style, but this just adds to its charm. The Motel staff are really helpful and friendly, especially Rose, who cleaned our room. It was a little expensive but it was the time of year (spring break), so we...

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

We enjoy reading how our guests enjoyed therir stay with us at The Shipwreck. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. We will be sure to let Rose know that she is doing a great job!!! How to see you back here soon.

Shelby Twp, United States
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The motel is older, but clean. Christine at the front desk is very nice and helpful. Paula took care of our room and did a great job. It's our second time staying here and look forward to coming back.

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments. Both Paula and Christine say thank you for mentioning them. We look forward to your next visit!!

Paris, France
Reviewed 16 March 2017

When you walk into the office, which is in a huge tourist shopping store, you will get the feeling of how your stay will be. We stayed here for 2 nights, the room was cute upstairs, but the neighbors came and went at all hours of the night slamming their doors. We asked to move rooms but they flatly turned...

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

We are so sorry you did not enjoy your stay. You happen to walk in to our motel when we were at full capacity. The only room that was available was the room in which you were given. I spoke with the manager on duty that checked you in and she said that she made you aware that this was...

Salem, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We hadn't heard of the Shipwreck Motel until we stopped in the gift shop and met Christine at the Hotel Check-In desk. Christine was super helpful and really went "above and beyond" the call of duty in helping us print our boarding passes home. With so many choices for lodging in the area, customer service and friendliness make a huge...

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Front Desk M, Guest Relations Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on The Shipwreck store and motel. We are so happy when people take the time to let us know how we are doing. We hope to see you as our guest at the motel upon your next trip to Fort Myers Beach. I will let Christine know that she is doing a fine job....

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The person who checked us in was so sweet and kind. Everyone always had a smile! Our room was exceptional clean and our house keeper Rose was so kind and helpful! She went above and beyond in her ability to make us feel special and welcome! 5 stars to Rose!

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

We want to thank you for your great review. We look forward to you visiting us again soon!! Rose appreciates your wonderful comments!!

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I have been staying at the Shipwreck for years. Most the time it is simply to add an extra night or 2 to our vacation. The Shipwreck is certainly not the Ritz, it's older and can clearly use some updating. What the Shipwreck lacks in modern 5 star resorts it clearly makes up for it if you place a value...

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Front Desk M, Front Office Manager at Shipwreck Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your most excellent review of our Motel. We think you have described up perfectly! Shelly will be delighted that you mentioned her as well. Thanks again

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eclectic, Key West Style Motel. Situated on a lovely lagoon. Boat dock, BBQ grills, 2 pools. Tiki huts. Efficiency rooms, 1 and 2 bedrooms also available. Located on Famous Old San Carlos Blvd. between Times Square and the Back Bay. Walk to everything! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shipwreck Motel

Address: 237 Old San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2145
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Fort Myers Beach
Price Range: €106 - €156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shipwreck Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get a room in the back by the pool. Front building blocks the street noise.”
JER1959, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 36 has great bay view and plenty of space to spread out for a family”
G8rStyle, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“don't bother”
Scampie2013, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“canal view”
HJ-JMD, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We prefer the rooms on the back side, away from the road”
jdixon2017, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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