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Marco Beach Ocean Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   480 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Marco Island
Buffalo, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We truly enjoyed this getaway.Once acclimated to restaurants and shopping the relax time is a breeze.
Room service was fun.Shellimg on the beach was relaxing.The personnel were very pleasant.
Concierge helpful as well as informative.
The Valet's were friendly as well as efficient.
The weather was a plus and the Gulf sound very peaceful.
Wonderful time!

Room Tip: Try to get a Gulf view!So peaceful.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer N, Front Office Manager at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit to the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. On behalf our our entire staff I would like to say thank you for your complimentary words. We do hope you come back and stay with us again in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

While this is a nice resort in a great location that I have rated very good, there are a few things I expected based on the ratings here that did not materialize. First, it is not readily obvious from any site that these accomodations are not right on the beach. There are a couple of buildings, a restaurant and a parking garage between the hotel rooms and the beach. There is no beach view below about the 8th floor. We paid for an upgrade when we arrived based on this discovery. Second, I would expect pristine cleanliness when you're paying $300+ per night for a room and as you can see from the photos, the shower grout had visible mildew. There are few other things that indicate a level of carelessness in a hotel property to me than mildew. It's easy to eradicate and is so visible! Lastly, I would expect the furniture to be well maintained. As you can see it's needing some attention.

The pros -- exceptional service from the moment you drive on the property, beautiful beach and pool area and great location.

Room Tip: If you want any view of the water at all, 8th floor or above
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer N, Front Office Manager at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay here at our property. We were embarassed to hear that the room was not up to the standard we hold our resort to. Please be assured we take your comments very seriously and have addressed this with our cleaning staff. On a more positive note, our staff was delighted to hear your kind words about the service you received. We hope we will see you again here at Marco Beach Ocean Resort.
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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I don't think I have ever stayed at a place with a weirder layout than this resort. I can't imagine why they designed the buildings the way they did. It seems they forgot the fact that there is an ocean out there and people want to see it. Unless you are on the top floors you wont see a thing and even then you have to look over buildings to see the ocean front. The condo I was in was on the 5th floor and it had no view of anything. The condo is cramped and so poorly lit I felt like I was living in the dark. No sun comes into the 5th floor condos and there are no screens on the doors so you can't even hear the ocean for fear of a lizard will come in. It has some nice features but they are all in the wrong place. The long dark walk to the beach that starts at the parking ramp and goes around the restaurant is a long haul for people with kids or those who have trouble walking. It's a shame with such nice ocean front that the place was so poorly designed. My advice is keep looking and find something with a view and a pool by the ocean.

Room Tip: Only stay on the top floors if you want a view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sparta,nj
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed here 2 yrs ago and loved loved it. It is peaceful and very private. You can walk almost across the street to go eat pick up a few beach items etc.We stayed in the first floor 1 bedroom which was so nice because you basically get a little grassy backyard and can continue out onto the beach. As our family grew we did not stay there again...but will go back again for a couples get away.

Room Tip: first floor towards the south end! great back yard.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer N, Front Office Manager at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit to the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. We were so delighted to hear you came back to visit again. We are a family friendly resort so please, feel free to bring the entire family along with you, we are here to cater to any needs you may have. We look forward to serving you again.
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Very nice and quite hotel. Would recommend to any body. The service was very good. Room service was fast. Rooms clean. We were upgraded to a suite. The hotel is located back a little further than the other hotels because they have a wedding facility and restaurant near the beach. It is a short walk past two bars to get to the beach. Nice warm pool.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennifer N, Front Office Manager at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you for your recent visit to the Marco Beach Ocean Resort and for taking the time to provide us with valuable feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This was our first trip to the other side of Florida. We moved to the Atlantic side several months ago, and wanted to see the Gulf. The hotel was fine. That's it - just fine, not spectacular (considering the cost). We picked it because it came up clean on bedbugregistry.com. We were first given a one bedroom suite, but it was so tiny and so overstuffed with massive furniture that we did not envision ourselves spending four days in it. The bathroom was miniscule. We were upgraded to a two bedroom suite, and that was perfect. This really should be the size of a one bedroom suite (and is, at many hotels I have stayed at). We were on the 11th floor, and as mentioned by previous reviews, the higher floor, the better. But if you are on your balcony, and your neighbor is smoking a stinking cigar, the pleasure of sitting on the balcony is definitely non-existent.

The beach was strewn with shells and was very hard, not soft sand. The shells were mostly inhabited by their marine life, and thus uncollectable. We did find a few of the prized sand dollars and empty conchs, but after two days on the table on our balcony, they started to smell terribly and we had to throw them out. Not like the shells on the Atlantic, which are buffeted and cleaned by the rough waters. The Gulf is mostly limp. The pool was nice, but the heater was broken on our first day and the water was icy, which somehow escaped the maintenance crew. I mean, really? The beach lounge area was also acceptable, but as at the pool, it is filled - like every place these days - with people yakking on the phone, smoking cigars, and being just insufferable. And no, I was not impressed with the attendants.

Altogether not a repeater. Go to Marco Island to attend a convention, if you must, but for a vacation destination, stay on the East coast.

The highlight of our stay were the dinners (and breakfasts) at Sale e Pepe. More on that at my restaurant review.

Room Tip: Get a room on the South side, and on a high floor. Try to get upgraded to a 2 BR suite.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We booked with my husbands points from United. We had a wonderful suite with a kitchen, balcony and front gulf view. The service was amazing. Umbrellas, lounge chair, beach towels and lemon flavored water are all provided at no cost.

The next day we moved to the Marriott for a room using my points. Definitely would have preferred to stay at Marco Beach Ocean Resort for another night instead!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 480 S. 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Marco Island
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Marco Island
#2 Luxury Hotel in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marco Beach Ocean Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The resort epitomizes the AAA Five-Diamond standards. Marco Beach Ocean Resort features casual and elegant dining, a spa and fitness center, pool and hot tub, rooftop gardens, four miles of white sand beach and nearby golf, tennis and shopping. Complimentary smoothies on the beach and pool offered daily at 3pm. Wireless internet available complimentary to guests. ... more   less 
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