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The Boat House Motel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2013

My husband has actually been coming here for about fifteen years for fishing. Only for the last three or four years have we now been coming with our kids. We love this motel! It is quiet, very clean and the staff are all super nice! We love to come for fishing off the docks at night. We have made this a must family trip at least twice a year now and never stay anywhere else!

Room Tip: They have pet friendly rooms and non pet friendly. A must if you have allergies.
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Unable to find a pet sitter, my husband and I had to find a place to stay on Marco Island with our two 80 pound golden retrievers. Not an easy order to fill as most hotels & motels have weight limits. The Boathouse was recommended by another hotel and what a great tip it was. This is old Florida style hospitality in a nicely kept two story building on the inner waterway. Very convenient to restaurants & bars with a nice little pool and a chilled back atmosphere. It's not fancy, but for the price the rooms are very clean & comfortable with good beds and really all you need. Oh, and did I mention how pet friendly they are! Our boys were allowed to stay in the room alone so we could go out to take care of business. They keep a list of pet friendly restaurants & other pet friendly spots in your room so we were able to enjoy eating out with our pets along. I'm not sure we've ever enjoyed such and overall pet friendly experience. We've had to return two more times in the last month and we're so glad we found this simple little gem. If your not looking to stay on the beach and want a priced right, clean, good place to stay, this is a great choice.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

First stay and ready to come back! It was our first time at Marco Island, and we fell in love with this paradise, in great measure because The Boat House is THE perfect lodging for such a beauty. We love the room size and setting, and the romantic private porch! Sunrise becomes a feast for the senses every morning at the gorgeous dock. Brandie (Hope the name is correctly spelled!) is all smiles and makes one feel a VIP guest. Housekeeping staff a plus. Location is unique, price is right, ambiance is charming, views are fantastic. It's Marco Island Best Kept Secret! The Boat House is a must for an unforgettable vacation!

Room Tip: All rooms are perfect!
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Hugo-Susana
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

You just can't beat this awesome place to stay! It has very clean accommodations and the unit is roomy. The beds are comfortable. the views are great and we always see dolphins swimming around the pier. You can't beat it, I would Highly recommend staying here!

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3  Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Second extended stay at the Boathouse and will certainly return again.

Small family run no-fuss no frills, just a delightful tranquil setting that is also a short drive from the attractions of downtown and Tigertail Beach.

Desiree should be declared a "National Treasure" as she makes you feel very much like a part of an extended family, really keen to make your stay as pleasant as possible and to make you feel welcome.

Yes, there are a few rough edges, but this is all part of the charm of the place. I cannot beleve the tone of some of the less positive reviews!!
Not the Hilton/Marriott or some ritzy gated "Holiday Community", and does not claim to be.
(both of these by the way would be my idea of living hell rather than a vacation).

We stayed in room 10 which has a small kitchen and a large partly covered terrace area, the housekeeping staff were friendly and flexible.

The dock at the back is ideal for fishing, taking a dip in the pool, lazing in the sun and watching the marine world go by.

Our idea of Heaven!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

The room has a king bed, a queen bed, and a single bed. There is also a small fridge, private porch, and a table to eat at. There is a small pool and a great dock for fishing and enjoying the view. Great location and unbelievable price. Family owned and very friendly.

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2  Thank Hansen352
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

This was just a 2 night stay , but we enjoyed it. We initially made the reservation for the 5th and 6th of Aug. ,but had to change it to the 4th and 5th, which was handled without problems.We had a very spacious king room . The motel is on the north end of the island, and we saw dolphins both mornings in the pass behind the motel. Fishing could have been better, but still had a few bites, including a large snook at night under the dock.(TONS of snook around!!!)Motel is just a couple blocks from Snook Inn , the most reknown restaurant on Marco. Its also much quieter on this end of the island, if you're looking for more quiet time. They even let us check in early, which is a big plus to me, since we only had 2 days there. Would stay again for sure.

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3  Thank Ken B
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Additional Information about The Boat House Motel

Address: 1180 Edington Pl, Marco Island, FL 34145-2063
Region: 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: £106 - £220 (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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