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“Very Nice, but Pricey for What You Get” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa

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Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   400 South Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 hotels in Marco Island
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 hotel reviews
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Very Nice, but Pricey for What You Get”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2005

Just got back from a 3-day conference at this hotel. Nice place, but I likely would not return on my own dime. The rooms (mine was the cheapest at $240 per night, shoulder season) are reasonably large, clean, bright, nicely appointed and have walk-out balconies with ocean views. Good toiletry amenities, too.

Room service breakfast was timely and good. The expensive restaurant, Kurrents, was surprisingly good for a Florida resort. Largely Asian-themed food, but also first-rate steaks cooked to order. As well, the beach/poolside watering holes were fun and the food was decent.

The golf course is very attractive. Green fees were $70 per person and the golf carts had GPS to tell you how far you were from the hole. Beware, if you don't have your own equipment, by the time you get done with rentals, buying balls, etc., you may well be spending over $150 for your round.

When crowded, as this place was for the last two days of my stay, service becomes quite slipshod. Several routine service requests went unaddressed, including one where I ended up waiting around my room for over an hour when I was told a staff member would be there within 5 minutes. Check-out time is 11 a.m., which is a bit on the early side and they are not very accommodating about extending checkout much beyond noon. Additionally, I observed a couple at check-out arguing that they were being charged for an upgraded room that they claimed they were told that they were being given for no additional charge. Be sure to get things in writing if you are going into a higher quality room than you booked originally.

Although it is a nice family resort, I would not likely take my own family there. Everything is a la carte and adds up quickly. If you want to do anything besides going to the pool or the beach, you will pay through the nose. Same thing with hotel dining. For what you would end up spending for activities and meals, plus the room(s), you could probably take a family of 4 or 5 to an all inclusive resort in the Bahamas or the Caribbean complete with airfare. But if someone else is paying, by all means enjoy yourself.

One final observation: There seems to be very little diversity at this resort. Save for cleaning staff and valets, I do not recall seeing any persons of color working at the front desk, and only one working as wait staff at one of the restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Arlington Heights, IL
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2005

We have been traveling to Marco Island for 25 years and have always loved the Marriott! We recently stayed there for 2 nights while visiting Naples, FL. We had already been to the resort prior so knew what to expect.

The grounds, landscaping, pools, tiki bar, rooms, and restaurants are all fabulous! We were upgraded to a partial ocean view room since we had silver elite status for marriott rewards. This was a nice bonus for us.

Quinns is perfect for a dinner at sunset! The views are absolutely spectacular! The main pool is gated to discourage non guests from using it. This is both good and bad, but definetely helped keep chairs available. The kids loved the pool and water falls.

The new spa is wonderful! Enjoyed a massage and then tea out on the rooftop balcony. Also has private pool and hot tub for spa guests with plush lounge chairs.

Only complaint was that they had kid's activities that I wasn't even aware of until the day we were leaving. Kid program is available for 4/5 and up. Would have liked to take advantage of if had been informed sooner. Also, had special activities daily (hairbraiding by pool) etc..

I would definetely recommend staying here. A bit pricey, but Marco Island is a true gem and worth the extra money. Visit in summer and avoid the crowds and high cost!

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Altoona, Iowa
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2005

We just got back from the Marco Island Marriott and had a great time. The hotel was pretty & I thought it was nice & close to a lot of restaurants & good shopping.

Restaurants: The Blue Fusion Restaurant is a must!!!! Margie the owner is a sweetie & the food is delicious! On Sunday they have a dinner show. We saw a Rod Stewart impersonator & he was wonderful!!!!!!!

Island Cafe-HORRIBLE!! We had a terrible experience there. The hotel sent us there & when we walked in, we thought the atmosphere was horrible, but decided to be nice & at least order some soup. Once we just ordered soup, the waiter was extremely rude to us. He ended up charging us $32.00 for two bowls of Lobster Bisque that had NO LOBSTER in it!

I thought the service at the hotel was good also. There was a waiter coming around the pool so you could order drinks. There were always plenty of towels on hand also. I noticed people put their towels on the chairs early in the morning so you shouldn't go down to the pool around 10 or so and expect to get a chair by the water.

Marriott Marco Island is a great place to go to relax & enjoy the beautiful beach, however like in previous reviews, there isn't a nightlife there. Enjoy your stay!!

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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massachusetts
2 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2005

My family and I have not been away on vacation in 5 years due to my health problems, I just got over a long battle with breast cancer. When I booked this hotel, I was promised that the extended checkout time at 4pm was fine. Our flight out of ft. myers is not until after 8pm. I asked them if there would be any extra charge and they said absolutely not. We are still here at the marriott and they just told me we have to be out at the regular checkout time. They told me that we would have to pay 70.00 extra to stay a few more hours. Then when we called them back they told us we couldnt even do that. We had plans to go on a wave runner excursion at 12pm and stay on the beach until 3pm after that then shower and go. This was a huge mistake coming here. Not only did they lie to us , but we just had room service and we took a bite of the calamari and got very sick. The food is horrible. Dont stay here it is awful, they are very unorganized and everything is much to expensive definately more like a 2 star at the most hotel stay.

Very dissapointed
from massachusetts

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2005

Just returned from a 1 week stay at the Marriott on Marco Island. We stayed on the sixth floor of the North Tower wit a view of the pool and the Gulf of Mexico. Our entire family had a wondeful time and truely enjoyed staying at this world class hotel. The hotel is very well cared for. Our older kids all loved the kids pool and especially the water slide. They also liked that there was a playground on the hotel property. The beach is very nice to walk with gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico and collect shells, but be sure to bring beach shoes. They have plenty of things to do on the beach including sailing, paddle boats, and jet skiing, all for an additional price though. We found the staff at the pool and on the beach to be attentive and helpful.

We found the food to be expensive, but very good. We did learn that kids under 3 eat for free at the restaurants at the hotel, which did save some money. Lunch at Quinns on the beach is very nice. We had dinner one night at the Snook Inn, but found the service and quality of the food to be very disappointing.

The concierge was very helpful in giving us ideas for the kids. They recommended Cocomos for diner for the kids, but fore warned us there was no view. We found the food here to be very good and reasonable priced. They also recommended going to the Naples Zoo (Caribbean Garden). The kids enjoyed this on one of the colder, windy days that was not a good beach day.

One thing to note, there is a new high rise being built next to the Marriott, but we did not find this to be a problem.

The hotel is beutiful with every aminity you would want. Everything is expensive, so be prepared, but it is worth the cost.

  • Stayed February 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2005

This was the first time we had stayed on Marco Island and were told the Marriott was 1st class so decided to stay there.
The hotel is excellent as is the beach miles of very white sand with(but watch out for broken shells) sun beds,parasols/tiki huts which are available at a price of $25.00 per day for up to four people.
Pool has lots of sun beds and parasols with no charge.
Our room was on the 10th floor in the North Tower, large room very clean(houskeeping twice daily) we had excellent views of the pool and Gulf, only snag we were right next to the lift, I asked to be moved but was told they had no rooms availible neither could we upgrade as all rooms are the same you only pay extra for the views?
Hotel is very popular for private business functions so rooms are always at a premium.
Food was very good from the beach bar,but not so good from the buffett dining room.
Most nights there is some sort of entertainment availible
Over-all our stay was good,all staff are friendly and very helpful especially John from the lobby bar who is a mind of information.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2005

I have been going to marriott marco island for the last 3 years. If you want to go some place to relax have a good time and nice beach this is the place.

  • Stayed April 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 400 South Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Marco Island
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Marco Island
#1 Luxury Hotel in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Golf Club and SpaCome kick off your shoes and explore paradise found at this one-of-a-kind Florida resort, now celebrating the completion of a $225 million renovation and redesign that has infused every moment here with the spirit of Balinese beauty, hospitality and well-being - and added even more wondrous experiences to this already acclaimed destination. Nestled on three miles of pristine Southwest Florida beaches, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Golf Club and Spa is the perfect destination for a family vacation, a romantic retreat, a memorable meeting or an unforgettable wedding. With several renowned restaurants, championship golf, a world-class spa and a wide range of activities and amenities, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Golf Club and Spa now offers even more - including upscale shops for men and women, a free-form fantasy pool with views of the Florida Gulf, new dining options and completely redesigned and redecorated guest rooms. ... more   less 
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