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“Unpleasantly Surprised” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Hemingway House of Marco Island

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727 Fairlawn Lane, Marco Island, FL 34145   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Unpleasantly Surprised”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This review is long overdue. I did not feel welcomed by Marlene. I had bedandbreakfast.com gift cards that she did not seem to want to accept. Also, when shown our room it was not what I expected. The "private bath" was a closet turned in to a toilet. The wall didn't go all the way to the ceiling so that did not feel private. The shower was built into the room. When I expressed my disappointment that the bathroom wasn't a separate room but a glass enclosed shower in my room, she was obviously insulted. After that it was just awkward the rest of the few nights. We stayed in Feb 2012 and I think she said we were the first to "enjoy" the room since the remodel. Other than that, the room was clean and pool was nice. Breakfast was fine, and if you don't mind the whole bathroom thing you'd probably enjoy this place. Just be forewarned on which room you book.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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HHOMI, Owner at Hemingway House of Marco Island, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Dear reviewer,
First it makes me very happy to see a review (good or bad) posted more than 2 years after your visit!!
I am glad you slept well, that's the main reason why people stay in nice inns...
I am glad you mentioned how clean we are! We really try...
All of our guests like and enjoy our little pool and our beautiful water view, especially from the room you stayed in.
In regards for the gift cards, they were redeemed and we don't understand the problem.
In regards for the bathroom, it's private for this room, not shared with any other guest, and yes, you were the first guests to enjoy the "Dolphin Watch" room after the remodeling!
Conclusion: Thank you for your review, but we still don't understand with all your praise, how your review could fall in the "Terrible" category?!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed only one night but spent most of the time in the property. Marlene takes good care of her customers. It is a nice, clean and well maintain B&B. Nabil was also so nice with us and gave us tips on the places to go. The breakfast is good for all ages and palates. It is a good place whether you are going to relax or to have a good time. For extended families and friends it is perfect.

Room Tip: The rooms on the second floor have a nice view to the canal and the pool
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time staying at Hemingway house. Marlene did so many little things to make our vacation a pleasant experience. I don't know why anyone would want to stay at any of the large impersonal hotels when one could stay where the atmosphere is peaceful, rejuvenating and delightful. The view of the water from our room and screened in balcony was serene. We enjoyed our breakfast on the patio overlooking the pool, bay, river and soaked up all the sun we could before heading back to Chicago. Highly recommend this gem!

Room Tip: Choose one of the rooms with the waterfront view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I thought we were going to Aruba but because of ice storm and flight cancellation in Atlanta, we had to come up with Plan B. Plan B was better than Plan A. Staying at Marlene's beautiful house on Marco was the best thing that could have happened to us. She was delightful and gave us great recommendations for restaurants. We were able to use her bikes to ride to the beach. Another day we used her chairs. She made my husbands birthday celebration the best. All I can think of is how can I get back to the Hemingway House soon. Request one of the two rooms that share a balcony and look out on Bemini Bay.

Room Tip: We liked the Dolphin Room but Marlene said the one next door is the best!
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Livonia, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Hemingway House is exceptional. Marlene and Nabil are excellent hosts; like old friends, they made sure we had everything we needed, were very knowledgeable about the island and gave us many good memories to return home with. We had an excellent adventure exploring the island on the bikes; only to return to the house for a relaxing swim in the pool, eventually ending up in the hot tub under the stars. Two nights were not enough in this beautifully appointed, clean, cozy and inviting home.

  • Stayed December 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

If you like B&Bs, you will love the Hemingway House. We only had time to stay for 2 days but felt right at home in this lovely house. Nice pool, location and rooms but most of all nice innkeepers! I hope they come visit us on Cape Cod in the summer.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Stone Ridge, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It's hard not to sound trite in these forums, but the b-and-b was a completely wonderful experience. Marlene is friendly, incredibly helpful, and helped make our stay about as worry-free as possible. Really, if anyone is in the are, they'd be well advised to stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Additional Information about Hemingway House of Marco Island

Address: 727 Fairlawn Lane, Marco Island, FL 34145
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hemingway House of Marco Island is a short term rental. It's a beautiful Key west style house, every room has its own charm! King size beds, connected bathrooms, sitting area, TV, small fridge, access to the Saltwater pool/dock/water area, wrap around porches, beautiful view overlooking the Bimini Bay and the Marco River where you can see the Manatees and the Dolphins playing! Charming and relaxing! Where you can vacation and enjoy all the activities, or sit back and just relax! ... more   less 
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