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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 #1 of 12 hotels in Marco Island
wisconsin
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23 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“back for a second year!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

this is an excellent property. while the pool is small, so is the resort so it was never crowded. the beach is wonderful and there is ample seating with attentive staff. housekeeping is impeccable (and refused to take the tips we left out). the rooms are very clean and comfortable. i do agree with others that the furniture is a bit oversized and tends to dominate the room, though.

the front desk it helpful and accommodating. and the lobby smells heavenly.

breakfast and lunches were very good and not outrageously expensive.

the layout of the hotel is odd but they must have had certain constraints when they planned it. you will not walk any more than you would at the marriott to get to the beach.

the kitchen is equipped with all of the necessities you need.

Room Tip: the higher the floor the better the view. go for 10 or higher.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, March 9, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Our first priority is to provide the service you so generously commented on. Please come stay with us again at the resort, we look forward to having you.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This resort is stunning! The rooms are immaculate and spectacular! The beach is pristine and the guys who serve you on the beach are wonderful. Brian at the front desk is most accommodating. I would recommend one of the top floor two bedroom units. Can't wait to return!

  • 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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Jennifer N, Front Office Manager at Marco Beach Ocean Resort, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for your response and for staying with us at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. We enjoyed reading your comments and we have shared them with our staff. On behalf of the entire team we truly look forward to welcoming you again.
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed at MBOR for 6 nights and particularly liked our stay because there were no worries. The best thing is the beach. At some resorts there is concern over beach seating/service. Not here. There are plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and service. The valet parking and doormen couldn't have been better. It's especially nice to return from dinner to find the results of turn down service i.e. chocolates, refreshed towels and pleasant music from the radio. The location is good too, the resort is within walking distance of restaurants, convenience store, movie theatre.

However, I did find the layout a little strange. The "beach bar" isn't on the beach and if you dine there, you are essentially sitting in a thoroughfare from the hotel to the beach. The facilities in general need an upgrade. This still wouldn't deter me from staying there again.

We had also considered the Marriott. The property itself looks very nice and we walked down to their place for lunch. It was very overpriced and overcrowded. I was glad that we had chosen MBOR over the Marriott.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, March 9, 2013
Thank you for your response about our resort! We truly appreciate your patronage and hope you will come and stay with us again very soon.
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Maine, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed five nights at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. We had never been to Marco Island and we both agree that our trip to the island was made more superior by our stay at the resort.

We stayed on the fifth floor and had a wonderful view of the gardens with the ocean in the background. The room was beautiful. The kitchen is filled with everything one might need. We used the fridge, as well as the dishes and silverware. The living room and bedroom were comfortable, with nightly turn-down service. And the bathroom was very spacious and modern. If I could rate the room individually, I would rate it 4 stars, as it is beginning to age a bit.

What bumps the rating up is the resort as a whole. We loved all of the amenities and the friendliness of the staff. The beach is gorgeous, with white sand and tons of shells. The resort provides beach chairs and towels and even beach side meal/drink service. We took advantage of the in-room dining a couple of times and it was very fast with great quality food.

And this review cannot be complete without mentioning the food from Sale e Pepe. We dined there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and the outside terrace was so comfortable and beautiful. We enjoyed every meal we ate there and would highly recommend dining there for all three meals.

Overall, our experience at Marco Beach was fantastic. I would highly recommend Marco Island and this resort for its amenities and relaxing qualities. It truly felt like we were in a different part of the world!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 compliments and comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful resort expererience. We will certainly share your remarks with our team members.

We truly look forward to seeing you again.
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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

At first impression we were greeted by a very friendly staff. It may be a little older property, but they keep it up and they keep it clean. We stayed at 4 other hotels on the East coast prior to and following a cruise. None compared with this resort. The restaurant was fabulous and worth the wait because of a local power failure.(1 hour) They gave us a cheese tray to pass the time. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The view ( from the 11th floor) of the Gulf of Mexico was fantastic, especially at sunset. Hint. Pay up front for big savings if you don't mind taking a chance, We did.

Room Tip: Get garden, ask for upgrade to higher floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 kind response regarding our resort. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time here and sincerely look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Buffalo, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Indianapolis
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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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Also Known As:
Marco Beach Ocean Hotel Marco Island
Marco Beach Ocean Hotel
Marco Island Beach Ocean Resort
Marco Beach Resort
Marco Island Beach Ocean Hotel
Marco Beach Ocean Resort Marco Island, Florida
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Marco Island
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Marco Island
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Marco Island
#2 Romantic 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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