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Flamingo Motel
Ranked #9 of 15 Hotels in Bonita Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Detroit
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“When your tired of the hotels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Wife and I stayed a week in the villas at the Flamingo and loved the stay. The Flamingo is a great place when your tired of the hotel, lobby, breakfast experience. The villa is a separate living room/kitchen, bedroom, and bath. The villa is staying in old Florida. Bathroom is small, ours had a new shower. Have a grill which we used and a lovely tribal garden area to eat and relax. Jean Mark keeps the area spotless. Nice pool area and a great location on B Beach road. Walk to many restaurants in the area.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Shorewood, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

I would recommend this property to friends, with some reservations. This motel was as advertised, the grounds were very nice and room was quite basic with some extras like wifi, refrigerator, and microwave.

It was a nice alternative to a chain hotel, but I would not recommend it to everyone - I think the fact that it
Is an older property, is on a busy road, and has a small bathroom will not appeal to everyone.

That said, the price for a double room was very good. It seemed safe and the exterior was well lit at night. The breakfast was basic but well presented and looked after.

The biggest negative would be in regard to the bathroom - I was traveling with my mom who is in her mid 70s, and she commented that she would have liked a bar or something to hold onto when getting into and out of the shower/bath. Furthermore, the toilet and bath were in a very small room that would be awkward for a large person to use.

Stayed January 2014
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Maumee, Ohio
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51 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

The lovely photographs of the courtyard attracted me to the property. I prefer a quiet location and was disappointed to find that our room was on the second floor facing a side street with the main thoroughfare half a block away. Needless to say, the traffic noise was overwhelming. The room itself was clean with relatively new touches except for the dark brown bedspreads which cover a multitude of sins. The breakfast consisted of cold cereal, yogurt, tasty apples, and deplorable white/brown cheap bread.
We found the property overpriced compared to similar accommodations. We would not stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Barbara L
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Hubbard, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. We wanted a place that felt like Old Florida, not a multi-storied cookie cutter experience. The Flamingo Motel received excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, so we reserved a Villa for three days. The first impression is of the grounds, which are impeccably kept. The property is tucked away between other busy properties but it seems like an oasis. Our Villa room was well-appointed with complete kitchen accessories for extensive cooking. It was also spotlessly clean. The room was not overly decorated, but simple, with plenty of storage and lighting. A simple breakfast buffet is offered every morning with fruit, yogurt, pastries, juice and coffee. The best part is enjoying the landscaped areas and tiki hut, to eat or relax. The pool area was quiet and clean. A grill is also offered for anyone interested in grilling. I was surprised at the quiet atmosphere even though we were close to the street. The owner, John, is present constantly from early morning to late, cleaning, straightening, weeding. I love the pictures I took on the property and would go back in a heartbeat. Bonita Springs is centrally located between Naples and Ft. Myers, so you can easily explore the area. If you are looking for something hipster and modern, then this is not the place for you. If you want to try to experience what Florida was like before the big chains moved in, a place that is charming and personal, then this IS the place for you.

Room Tip: We stayed in Villa 108, second in from the street. Didn't notice the street noise there.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melbourne
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210 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Expected more considering all the great reviews (almost all from snowbirds), but this is just a basic motel on a busy boulevard, surrounded by malls, about a mile from the beach.

Room was clean, pool area nice, breakfast was doughnuts, cakes and bland coffee.

If that's all you need then it will suit.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TheEscapeGoat
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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Good quality motel, clean room, stayed on 2nd floor, was very quiet.
Large room with suitcase stand, bureau, night stand with light, plenty of other lights.
Clean, reasonably large bathroom, adequate soap, towels, shampoo.
Excellent breakfast buffet, juices, coffee or tea, different bread types and
pastries, toast with toaster, very nice breakfast area both indoor and outdoor.
Plenty of parking in well lit lot.
Reasonably close to I-75 but far enough away to avoid highway noise.
Did close office at 6:00 p.m. but easily available by phone.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Dennis R
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Zephyrhills, Florida
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

my hubby and I stayed there for 2 nights.....Room was very clean and nicely decorated...very comfy bed...would only like to have a couple things changed....bathroom stool I think is for midgets ..and would like to have had a coffe pot in our room.. with artificial sweetner available in the breakfast room ...we would definately stay there again...Oh and the lock on the door wouldnt work... But the dead bolt locked but would have felt a little more secure if both locks would hgave worked..

Room Tip: room 111 is a lovely room and quiet...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Flamingo Motel
Address: 4330 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34134-4007
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Bonita Springs
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bonita Springs
#5 Family Hotel in Bonita Springs
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bonita Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Flamingo Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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