Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina

Fort Myers, Gulf Coast Beaches

The hotel

This resort nestles along a ¼-mile stretch of sugar white sand at the tip of Estero Island on Florida’s popular Gulf Coast. The resort is spread out over a generous 12 acres on which you’ll find the fun-filled Octopool freeform pool featuring waterfall, giant shells, sponges and more. Relax and unwind in the Aquagëne Spa, or around one of the three swimming pools or for the more energetic, enjoy a sailing lesson at the resort’s exclusive offshore sailing school.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Along a ¼-mile stretch of sugar white sand of Estero Bay in Fort Myers on the calm Gulf Coast.

Hotel information

209 rooms and suites in 3 buildings each with 2 lifts. Rooms have a private balcony, air-conditioning, DVD player and flat screen TV, kitchenette with hob and fridge, iron and board, and hairdryer. Deluxe Gulfview Rooms overlook the Gulf of Mexico and pool with either a king-size or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

1-Bedroom Suites have 1 king-size bed and separate living area with sleeper sofa, fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living room, dining area and private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child.

2-Bedroom Suites have 1 king-size bed in master bedroom, 2 double beds in 2nd bedroom, separate living area with sleeper sofa, fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living room, dining area and private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 2 children.

  • Free Nights: Each 7th night free for stays completed between 01 May'20-19 Dec'20. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

  • Free Nights: Each 7th night free for stays completed between 22 Apr '19-19 Dec'19. Free night offer has been calculated into the prices shown.

Trolley service (7:00am-9:00pm daily) around Estero Island costing 50c per trip. Complimentary self-parking.

Rae's on the Beach (lunch and dinner), Jacks (open for breakfast). Bongo’s Bar and Grill (open for lunch and dinner). Complimentary daily breakfast buffet for two (maximum 2 persons per room).

Large freeform swimming pool, 2 further pools. Aquagëne Spa with a range of treatments*, marina, fishing pier, rented fishing equipment*, water sports*, butterfly garden, fitness centre, bike rental*, sailing school*, family activities around the pool. Sparky's Arcade games room. Complimentary beach chairs (sun umbrellas*).

Convenience store. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry facilities*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $42 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Daily breakfast buffet for two persons - Two bottles of premium water - One signature Pink Shell Beach tote (per reservation) - Beach chairs and beach umbrellas

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Dec 4, 2019 conniehopp Waupun, Wisconsin

We had 3 of the condos in building #5, White sands Villa. There were 13 of us from ages 12 to 71. We had perfect weather the entire time we were there from November 26 through December 02. We loved the amenities of Bongo's and Rays as well as the breakfasts at Jacks. The kids enjoyed, paddle boarding, kayaking, volleyball and football on the beach… Read more
We had 3 of the condos in building #5, White sands Villa. There were 13 of us from ages 12 to 71. We had perfect weather the entire time we were there from November 26 through December 02. We loved the amenities of Bongo's and Rays as well as the breakfasts at Jacks. The kids enjoyed, paddle boarding, kayaking, volleyball and football on the beach and some did the parasailing and some did a charter fishing trip.The pool was fun especially in the evening when our older kids pretty much had it to themselves. we also wanted to mention that our rooms, 506/507/501, were kept clean and supplied with fresh towels and made beds daily (thanks to Adeline and staff) one of our favorite times was sitting on the beach to catch the sunsets! Captivating! Its no wonder we keep coming back here. Also, a special thanks to Shanika who was exceptional in helping us with our booking. We loved our stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another great stay at Pink Shell!

Dec 3, 2019 Conard10 Cleveland, Ohio

We have family that live in the area so we have stayed at the Pink Shell many times! The rooms are so spacious and clean and it's a huge plus to have a washer and dryer. Our housekeeper, Edina, was wonderful! So friendly and always did a wonderful job! We ate at Bongo's a couple times for lunch and the food and service was great. The pool is… Read more
We have family that live in the area so we have stayed at the Pink Shell many times! The rooms are so spacious and clean and it's a huge plus to have a washer and dryer. Our housekeeper, Edina, was wonderful! So friendly and always did a wonderful job! We ate at Bongo's a couple times for lunch and the food and service was great. The pool is heated and was warm, but not too warm, perfect. The beach is still battling the red tide, but luckily the winds were in our favor this trip so it really did not affect us. A huge shout out as usual to the valet guys. They are all so nice and it's actually super quick to get your car (unlike many valet experiences!). For those who have not stayed there, it's locate a little less than a mile from "Times Square" where there are a ton of restaurants. If it was just my husband and I we would probably walk it, but our 8 year old would have been a complainer lol so we easily took an Uber back and forth for around $5 each way. Lastly, I wanted to say that in all our travels I have never had better customer service from a reservation associate. While we book online, we had to make a very last minute modification to our reservation. I called the 800 number on the website and spoke with Shaneika D. She was beyond nice and funny and just overall had a great personality. In addition to that, she worked so hard to accommodate us (I honestly knew it was a long shot that wouldn't happen). Management should be very glad to have her! Read less
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Dec 2, 2019 647barryl

Our ocean view room was clean and roomy (2 adults, 2 children ages 13 and 10) and included a full kitchen and washer/dryer. This hotel has it all. Waterspoorts including kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing and waverunners. Multiple pools suited for different ages. Walk in bar off the main pool. Multiple restaurants including an excellent… Read more
Our ocean view room was clean and roomy (2 adults, 2 children ages 13 and 10) and included a full kitchen and washer/dryer. This hotel has it all. Waterspoorts including kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing and waverunners. Multiple pools suited for different ages. Walk in bar off the main pool. Multiple restaurants including an excellent free breakfast buffet. Scheduled activities every day (including margarita happy hours during our stay). An on premises naturalist (Rob) who is not only highly knowledgeable about the biology and ecology but also the history, economy and people of the surrounding area. There are multiple parks in the area including two within an easy walk of the hotel. There is a central business area on the island and the Pink Shell is an easy 3/4 mile walk from there. The staff is highly friendly and helpful from the front desk to the maintenance team (timely fix on the washing machine). There is a marina with pier and fishing available. Terrific views of the bay and gulf. The fitness room isn't particularly elaborate but the equipment is well planned and in great condition. They offer beach yoga. No issues with noise on the property. Very secure as they issue waterproof bracelets that need to be scanned to enter almost all areas and to charge your room (no credit card needed). We never really left the island but there is so much to do in the surrounding area that we're already discussing a return next year. I highly recommended the Pink Shell. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We LOVE this place

Dec 2, 2019 jlwoods23 Troy, Ohio

First long distance flight with a toddler. We love this place. Great location, friendly staff, great breakfast. We could not have hand picked a better place. The room is clean, the pool is warm and it’s right on the gulf. We highly recommend this place.
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Nov 30, 2019 547justink

I have to say the resort is amazing. The view from my upgraded suite is epic. Sunset is directly outside the window. Prices on th stay are quite affordable but I will say the amenities for basics are pretty high. Luckily, there's a awesome town nearby that feels like the old Route 66 days with neon and stainless steel, and their prices are just… Read more
I have to say the resort is amazing. The view from my upgraded suite is epic. Sunset is directly outside the window. Prices on th stay are quite affordable but I will say the amenities for basics are pretty high. Luckily, there's a awesome town nearby that feels like the old Route 66 days with neon and stainless steel, and their prices are just fine. All in all, as resorts are concerned, this one is perfect for a island get away. Read less