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Reviewed 8 February 2020

Lots of little things to add up to 'No, we won't be back.'
First, the pros:
1. The location is good for walking the shops.
2. WiFi is free and secure, although sometimes very slow.
3. TV has cable.
4. View from our 'courtyard view' is actually of docks -- better than expected.
5. The front desk person was nice enough, and the problems weren't her creation, but she also wasn't able to offer much help, either.
Now the cons:
1. Check in was easy, but we were informed that check out is at 10 am -- not the ususal 11 or noon.
2. The refrigerator wasn't working when we arrived. Front desk person was nice about it and came to assist, but determined that the repair person would have to be called -- tomorrow! (We later were able to fix the problem -- PLUG IT IN! Who unplugs a refrigerator?!?)
3. No ice -- because of said non-functioning refrigerator -- No, the office doesn't have ice, but you can drive to the grocery store -- 3 miles away! Oh wait, here's half a tray of ice from another room.
4. No hairdryer in the room -- 'we don't supply one, oh wait, we do have one.....'
5. No working lights over the table -- we were also able to fix the problem, but we shouldn't have needed to do so!!!
6. Room is basically clean,with three exceptions: the A/C unit spouts musty/moldy and the bathroom sink drain stinks like sewage and walking on the carpet makes your feet black!
7. The place needs repair, if not refurbishing. The drapery rod is falling off the wall. The front of the dresser drawer came off in my hands. The beds are uncomfortable and creak when you get in/out of them. Appliances: Refrigerator (new), microwave (unusable on top of the refrig, coffee maker or toaster -- pick two because there are only two plugs for them! The electrical breaker box door is taped shut with painters tape. At least the stove drip pans were clean!
8. The room is set up for four persons in two beds, but the kitchen is only set for three (three dinner plates, three forks, three knives, one teaspoon and two soup spoons, one coffee mug, etc.....) Ditto for towels for three persons.
9. The single closet (all 18 inches of it) has a couple of shelves and no hangers. (Glad I didn't need an iron and board!)
10. Parking is insufficient.
Bottom line -- we won't be back.

Date of stay: February 2020
3  Thank SHVA
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Reviewed 21 January 2020

If you are looking for a 4 star hotel, keep going. However, if you would enjoy a quirky , one of a kind hotel with direct water views ( there are a few rooms that don’t have a view, so make sure you ask) you can dock your, bring your dog and fish practically from your room. Ok, full disclosure, the floor slants therefore so does the bed , if you can live with little things like this then this place is for you.

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Saltybitch
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Reviewed 23 November 2019

We stayed one night, passing through the area. We were looking for inexpensive lodging - a simple, clean place just to sleep and shower. The people were really friendly. The inn is just to your left before you go over the drawbridge. There are bars and restaurants within walking distance. We ate at the Blue Dog for dinner, preferring that to Bert's. We had a wonderful breakfast at The Perfect Cup the next morning. There are parking spaces out front, next to the busy Pine Island Rd.

We stayed in Room 6, which looked west over the water. The water was two or three steps away from our door. The room was simple and small but clean. The air conditioning worked well and it had a ceiling fan as well. The carpet was damp. I'd like to think it was because they just cleaned it? The toilet ran all night due to a broken flapper but I'm sure they've fixed that now. Guests were fishing in the evening, lounging in Adirondack chairs, having a beverage.

This inn is older, the docks are worn, things are outdated but it has a certain quirky charm that is very Matlacha. Don't expect the cookie-cutter, generic highway chain hotel here.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Thank Kelly Y
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Reviewed 7 November 2019

Great food,nice room, and entertainment! Who could ask for anything more! I loved it! The had a band Friday and Saturday night! We had good drinks! I was totally happy with this place! Would definitely go back there!

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Jeanking2014
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

First let me start off by saying the staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very unique. Unfortunately we didn’t catch anything but catfish, but the views were awesome. Kids saw manatees and we all saw dolphins.

Nice area
Close to Ft. Myers, Sanibel and Captiva islands
Beautiful views
Friendly staff
Unique hotel

Room was not very clean.
We moved sofa bed to make space and there was food underneath it.
Sofa sleeper mattress had stains ( might want to provide mattress covers for the room)
Rug didn’t look dirty but it was, my kids feet were black within minutes of walking barefoot one the rug.
Bedding size showed one queen one full in one spot and two full size in another part of the website and we had not noticed.

All in all I would recommend if you like fishing or being on the water and again, staff was great!0

We will probably be b k again but try the private cottage.

Attached are pics with the wonderful view.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank dianarosson
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Bridgewaterinn2019, Manager at Bridgewater Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Thank you for your review, we enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to having you again, I will check the website to see what the description shows and correct it if its not the correct information.

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