The Shell Hotel - Fort Lauderdale

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Kids club

 Pets

Pets allowed

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

Shell is a 2-star business property offering an outdoor swimming pool. An example of Mediterranean architecture, this hotel opened in 1958 and was fully restored in 2007.

30 minutes away from Seldom Seen Gallery, Stranahan House and Las Olas Boulevard. The property is 950 meters away from Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Gateway Shopping Center and Las Olas Beach.

Nearby points of interest include galleries and museums.

The city center is 4km away from the hotel. Shell is 10 minutes’ drive away from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport.

Rooms

Staying in one of the 22 non-smoking rooms, guests can enjoy a stunning view over the ocean. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers, a toaster and a stove.

Services

Guests will benefit from laundry and concierge service along with a designated smoking area and free parking available on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in public areas 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 in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • Pets allowed
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Water Sports

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Barbeque grills

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Rollaway/Extra bed

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

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 at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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
    3.9km
Train Stations
  • Fort Lauderdale Broward Station
    6.6km
  • Cypress Creek Station
    9.3km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Casablanca Cafe
    340 m
  • Steak 954 (cuisine: Steakhouse)
    220 m
Beaches
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
    570 m
  • Las Olas Beach
    960 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

Large Studio
Bed type: Double beds
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel The Shell Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale location
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                Hotel Address:

                3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33304

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Fort Lauderdale
                  3.9km
                Train Stations
                • Fort Lauderdale Broward Station
                  6.6km
                • Cypress Creek Station
                  9.3km
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Restaurants
                • Casablanca Cafe
                  340 m
                • Steak 954 (cuisine: Steakhouse)
                  220 m
                Beaches
                • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
                  570 m
                • Las Olas Beach
                  960 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2007
                • Number of rooms:
                  22

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 3.8km

                Places of interest

                Shopping areas

                Monuments and Landmarks

                Historical sites

                • Broward County Main Library - 3.8km

                Museums

                • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens - 900 m
                • International Swimming Hall of Fame - 1.2km
                • Seldom Seen Gallery - 3.1km
                • Museum of Art - 3.8km

                Parks

                • Birch State Park - 1.1km
                • George English Park - 1.5km
                • Colohatchee Park Information - 3.7km
                • Warfield Park - 3.9km

                Universities, Institutes

                • Florida Metropolitan Univ - 1.4km
                • FL Community College Software - 3.2km
                • Broward Community College - 3.6km
                • Florida Atlantic University - 3.6km

                Medical care and Hospitals

                • Fort Lauderdale Hospital - 2.3km
                • Kindred Hosp-Fort Lauderdale - 2.4km

                Casinos

                • Sun International - 2.5km

                Oceanfront Areas

                Local Attractions

                • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - 1.8km
                  3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale
                • Las Olas Boulevard - 2.5km
                  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
                • Stranahan House - 3.4km
                  335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
                • Intracoastal Waterway - 2.0km
                  Fort Lauderdale, FL
                • Seldom Seen Gallery - 3.1km
                  817 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

                Near the hotel

                • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront - 570 m
                  Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale
                • Las Olas Beach - 960 m
                  S Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
                • The Gallery at Beach Place - 690 m
                  17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
                • International Swimming Hall of Fame - 1.3km
                  One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Casablanca Cafe - 340 m

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

                  65% likes this, based on 1222 reviews
                  Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 55

                • Shula's on the Beach - 240 m

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

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

                • Starbucks - 260 m

                  Address: 321 North Atlantic Blvd

                  82% likes this, based on 49 reviews
                  Cuisine: Coffee Shop

                • Steak 954 - 220 m

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

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

                • Ilios - 220 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 Reviews

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

                Individual 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 Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                3030 Bayshore Drive, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33304

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Fort Lauderdale
                  3.9km
                Train Stations
                • Fort Lauderdale Broward Station
                  6.6km
                • Cypress Creek Station
                  9.3km
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Restaurants
                • Casablanca Cafe
                  340 m
                • Steak 954 (cuisine: Steakhouse)
                  220 m
                Beaches
                • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront
                  570 m
                • Las Olas Beach
                  960 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2007
                • Number of rooms:
                  22