The Shell Motel - Fort Lauderdale

3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33304  show map
 2 stars
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The Shell Motel - Fort Lauderdale

 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 Swimming pool

Swimming pool

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Air conditioning

Verified Reviews:

  • Rooms are nice and clean - Grounds were immaculate - Tiki lounge area very nice
  • Friendly staff - 4 blocks away from the center - Clean kitchen
  • Nice swimming pool - Little garden - Free parking - Not very modern
  • 100 meters from the beach - Large rooms - Sitting area outside
  • Great customer service - King ocean view room - Balcony overlooking the ocean

Overview

The Shell Motel is a 2-star modern property offering an air-conditioned accommodation steps away from Las Olas Boulevard, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Stranahan House. The hotel opened its doors in 1958 and was remodeled in 2007.

Museums and galleries lie a short distance from the hotel. The property is set 10 minutes' walk away from Galleria Mall, The Gallery at Beach Place and Las Olas Beach.

The Shell Motel can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 22 rooms featuring Penthouse Suite, Large Studio and Deluxe Studio. Guests will appreciate a stunning view over the ocean. A small fridge, a toaster and a microwave as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, terry bathrobes and a shower are available in each room.

Services

Business facilities feature a photocopier and a copier.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Carte blanche

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Towels

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33304

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City Center
  • Fort Lauderdale
    4.0 km
Train Stations
  • Pocock Fine Art Antiques
    2.9 km
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
    4.0 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Casablanca Cafe
    300 m
  • Steak 954
    160 m
Beaches
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
    530 m
  • Las Olas Beach
    930 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    Penthouse
    Bed type: Double beds
    Size: 61 m²
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      Penthouse Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 56 m²
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        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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          How to reach hotel

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          Hotel Address:

          3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33304

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Fort Lauderdale
            4.0 km
          Train Stations
          • Pocock Fine Art Antiques
            2.9 km
          • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
            4.0 km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • Casablanca Cafe
            300 m
          • Steak 954
            160 m
          Beaches
          • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
            530 m
          • Las Olas Beach
            930 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2007
          • Number of rooms:
            22

          The Shell Motel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Swimming Hall of Fame - 1.3 km
          • Jungle Queen - 1.6 km
          • Bahia Mar Yachting Center - 1.7 km

          Places of interest

          Train stations

          Shopping areas

          Monuments and Landmarks

          Museums

          Parks

          • Birch State Park - 1.1 km
          • George English Park - 1.6 km

          Universities, Institutes

          • Florida Metropolitan Univ - 1.5 km

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Fort Lauderdale Hospital - 2.4 km
          • Kindred Hosp-Fort Lauderdale - 2.5 km

          Casinos

          • Sun International - 2.6 km

          Oceanfront Areas

          Local attractions

          • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - 1.8 km
            3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
          • Las Olas Boulevard - 2.6 km
            Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
          • Stranahan House - 3.4 km
            335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
          • Intracoastal Waterway - 2.0 km
            Fort Lauderdale, FL
          • Seldom Seen Gallery - 3.1 km
            817 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

          Near the hotel

          • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront - 530 m
            Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
          • Las Olas Beach - 930 m
            S Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
          • The Gallery at Beach Place - 670 m
            17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
          • International Swimming Hall of Fame - 1.3 km
            One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale

          Restaurants nearby

          • Casablanca Cafe - 300 m

            Address: 3049 Alhambra St
            Phone: 954-764-3500

            65% likes this, based on 1222 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 54

          • Shula's on the Beach - 170 m

            Address: 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
            Phone: 954-355-4000

            62% likes this, based on 336 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 35 - CAD 133

          • Starbucks - 210 m

            Address: 321 North Atlantic Blvd

            82% likes this, based on 49 reviews

          • Steak 954 - 160 m

            Address: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
            Phone: 954-414-8333

            84% likes this, based on 402 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 43 - CAD 68

          • Ilios - 190 m

            Address: 505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
            Phone: 954-414-2222

            62% likes this, based on 88 reviews
            Cuisine: Continental

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2007
          • Number of rooms:
            22
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          The Shell Motel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Shell Motel

          Average guest rating

          7.2out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 91 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Single
            8.8

            Great staff and location. Old-time charm and ambiance. Made me feel like I was living n a John McDonald mystery. Great value for the money. Really liked this place.

          • Single
            7.8

            Good price for location close to beach, shopping, restaurants. Large room for price. Nice grounds. Friendly, helpful staff.

            Plumbing problems-- needs updating. Mostly very clean, except floor needed better cleaning. Bad- found roach in the morning on floor near tv. Good- roach was dead. (Hard to avoid roaches in this climate and location).

          • Group of friends
            8.8

            If u want a great stay that feels like home definatly stay at this hotel it's near the beach shopping and close to the Hollywood fort lauderdale airport

            Their rooms look like they a little paint

          • Family with children
            7.4

            The hotel is very well located, just next to the beach. Small motel with a friendly atmosphere.

            Our room was very small and the bathroom would need some renovation.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            A/C did not work, Again! Did not work last trip. Had to change room. A little more expensive than other area motels.

          • Group of friends
            8.8

            It's an older hotel a block off Ft. Lauderdale beach in the north end of the Los Olas neighborhood, surrounded by super-resorts of Hilton, w, Westin, and Ritz Carlton. High End neighborhood. The rooms are a bit dated, but clean and well maintained. Nice Courtyard with Tiki Hut bar and gazebo available. Parking included- no additional cost. About 25% of the cost !!

            The only thing is to keep in mind that the property is "old Florida", so it's going to be a little "rustic". But there's "rustic" and there's "sleazy", and this is definitely a clean, quality operation !

          • Single
            7.4

            Easy walk to nice places in Fort Lauderdale, but away fromthenoise. Very quiet and a most comfortable bed.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            The location..close to the beach and mulitple restaurants. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

            There were two problems we encountered..first there were no hairdryers available so we had to purchase one. I had written to them earlier to reserve one and they said it wasn't necessary. Secondly, the microwave did not work. One other thing..there was no room cleaning service on sunday.

          • Family with children
            4.2

            The personel in the reception were very friendly.

            Cleaning doesn't satisfy us at all and the pressure in the shower was very low.

          • Couple
            6.6

            Sa situation géographique ! Et son prix pour la région. La dame de l'acceuil était très sympa. Très bien pour une nuit, si on veut découvrir Fort Lauderdale.

            Hotel basique niveau confort et propreté de la chambre. Il semble très veillissant et devrait être rafraichi. Mais il reste correct pour une nuit.

          • Couple
            8.8

            The staff was very nice and helpful!

            There is almost no wall between the hotel rooms, so is the noise. You hear everything and have to hope that your neighbors are not that noisy young men wanting to partying...

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            An excellent location and a splendid view over the Beach from top floor. At the arrival we were upgraded to luxurious apartment with a terrace,so we could have a bottle of wine outside ;-). The rooms were clean,kitchen with all you need appliances, and they have a swimming pool in the garden, which is hidden from the street,so surprise was even bigger :-)

            It would be nice to have some body gel in the Bathroom and some Cleaner in the Kitchen..you don't walk with cleaning gels around during your trips ;-)

          • Single
            5.8

            The office closed at 10:00pm despite the hotel having sent a confirmation email stating that it would be open until 12:00am. In pouring rain I had to go to a property down the street to check in. A rainstorm caused an electric electric outage at the hotel. There was no emergency lighting to facilitate safe movement about the property.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            Hotel was very inexpensive and clean. The staff was friendly. The room was old and basic with thin mattresses and blankets but I felt it was excellent value for the money. The heated salt water pool was a very nice extra.the location was perfect.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            view

            didnt like the idea of no smoking,had to go outside,should have a least three rooms that permit smoking in it,their were some chilly days,and rain,didnt enjoy sitting outside in the rain..would have paid extra..

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Shell Motel - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33304

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Fort Lauderdale
            4.0 km
          Train Stations
          • Pocock Fine Art Antiques
            2.9 km
          • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
            4.0 km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • Casablanca Cafe
            300 m
          • Steak 954
            160 m
          Beaches
          • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
            530 m
          • Las Olas Beach
            930 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2007
          • Number of rooms:
            22