The Shell Resort

3030 Bayshore Drive | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4209  [SEE MAP]Fort Lauderdale, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

A little hidden gem

Aug 7th, 2019

We have been to the Fort Lauderdale area 4x now and only stayed at Elita once and will definitely return. It had the small boutique hotel ambiance within a few minutes walk to the beach, hidden so it wasn’t noisy and service like a 5star hotel. Not to mention complimentary parking. The little place had coffee and iced water which we helped ourselves to. The place was extremely tidy and clean (until a few families showed up and took over the tranquility and peaceful surrounding). Even with that, the staff always kept it clean and tidy. We loved the decor of the sitting room, patio bar, pool area and our room. We had a kitchenette and 2 double beds, just perfect! The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and approachable. We loved everything about Elita. Would love it if it turned into a 14 or 16+ boutique hotel. AND please don’t hang your bathing suits, towels and personal items on the railing (last pic)... such an eye sore. Overall, great stay at a wonderful hotel with awesome staff! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Home Away From Home

Jul 5th, 2019

Elita Hotel was a WONDERFUL stay from start to finish. Joey was a delightful front desk/manager from the minute we walked through the door We were given all the information we needed on the property. It’s a gem. All staff were friendly and courteous. The rooms are very clean spacious and up to date. The property grounds are very well maintained. I loved being away from a big crowd after our day was done returning to a quiet quaint place. It’s in a great location and you have a great view of the beach from the 2nd floor deck. They have a bin with chairs and umbrellas for the beach. They provide beach towels if you ask so those 2 things saved us money. We won’t miss the hustle and bustle of the big resorts. We will definitely come back to stay at Elita. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great Location and Joe is the Man!!!!

Jul 4th, 2019

OK, this is not a five star hotel, though, I gave it an excellent rating. So what's up with that?' s about bang for the Buck and the little things! So, the obvious, GREAT location! Right across the street from the beach. Price...a bargain for the location! The little things...Helpful staff, which, Joe standouts!! Just a great guy, who truly goes out of his way!!! Nice pool, towels, coffee, snacks, cold water, nice indoor sitting area with AC. A number of nice outdoor sitting areas plus a roof top sun tanning area with chairs. OK, so the room we were in was a bit small, but well thought out, maximizing the space. One attempt at a good thing, but, could use a little more attention is the chairs and umbrellas for the beach. First, hey the price is bucks!!! So, hard to complain, especially when they hit you up for over $60 bucks at the beach for an umbrella and chairs. However, one suggestion is too upgrade a bit on the chairs and umbrellas. The chairs were old and beat up, and for older (ok, fat guys) like me, it was a very tight squeeze. The umbrella's were ok, but, again, a little bit of an upgrade would be great. Please note, that this is a bit of a nit pick. I must end on a positive note here, I would definitely come back to this place next time I am in the area and will recommend it to all!!! Unless you got big bucks for the big boy hotels, this is the place to stay!!! Hey, even if you have the big bucks, stay here and spend the money on umbrellas and chairs! LOL!!!! Seriously...Great Place with Great People!!!! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Best Vacation Spot

Jun 29th, 2019

Loved, loved, loved this hotel! What a beautiful place to stay. The staff was polite and happy to see you or even help you. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The value of the room was excellent. We had more space and paid way less money than staying in one of the surrounding name brand hotels. The walk to the beach and shops was less than a full block. Just an excellent place to stay. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5


Jun 26th, 2019

The staff was very friendly and attends to your every need. Pool and location are awesome. Great amenities snacks and things like that set this hotel apart. Very clean. would recommend this hotel to anyone. The fact that they do not allow small well behaved dogs in this dog friendly city is strange but everything else is fabulous. John O TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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