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“Great Place & Even Greater Sunsets over the Gulf” 5 of 5 stars
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The Charter Club of Marco Beach
700 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Marco Island
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Place & Even Greater Sunsets over the Gulf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We look forward to going there year after year. We've been going there for the last 8 years.We're from Chicago and I can tell you that there's no place we look so forward to going to like Marco Island and staying at our condo on the top floor corner unit overlooking the Gulf and the Spectacular sunsets. It's breathtaking and quite an experience day after day.

The view of the Gulf from up top is amazing, from watching the occasional Dolphins playing early in the morning to getting a great scan of the whole stretch of shoreline along Marco. Its AWESOME. Staff is great, Grill is excellent, Grounds are well maintained/kept. Condo floor plans are very comfortable & spacious- wet bar, kitchen area with dishwasher and granite counter tops. Great master bedroom with view of the Gulf just feet away from the big balcony( our corner unit has a wrap around balcony-nice). although not nearly as new as the pricier buildings along Collier Blvd. but from I can tell you, this resort and our building sits closer to the beach than any other buildings and that is what makes this place better than most.

There's a 4 screen movie theater right across the street where you can even order food and eat while watching the movie, and lots of restaurants that are and offer a variety of flavors for every taste bud. We love to leave the sliding glass doors open to our bedroom at night to listen to the waters as the surf come in and goes back out.

And speaking of the sounds of the surf, make sure to enjoy the view of the Gulf at night. When the moon is out ,the light stretches out over the whole view but its best when there is no moon and on a clear night you'll see millions of stars that take your breath away especially when you catch a glimpse of shooting stars( and you will see many at times shooting across the universe)

The countdown is on!!! 10 days and counting...... Hope this helps and you enjoy it as much as we do.

Room Tip: The North Building overlooks the beach. rooms ending in 05 thru 08 are in the north building (ex: 1...
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  • Stayed August 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Norwich, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We have been coming to the Charter Club for 17 years. The beach and gulfview had prompted us to buy into this Hilton manged property. This outweighs the slightly below average resort style amenities offered. My biggest problem, which I have presented for several years, is the smell of urine and dampness in the unit. Since Matt Fox took over (GM) we have seen improvements - but baby steps and many times issues are resolved in a bandaid fashion (I suppose money constraints). This is a gold mine that needs to keep up with area properties as far as decor, amenities, etc... Pool does not accommodate occupancy, always screaming, jumping, diapered kids hanging out on the ladders. It would be nice to have an adult pool so you could relax without fear of someone jumping or being hit by a toy. I like the beach better.New security has helped - but come on 95% of chairs saved at 0900 and 2 people at the pool. We have also noticed a decline in the type of guests- All said I have stopped going to owners meetings to whine about the same old stuff. Considering the Marriott Club, although pricier. I guess you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: All the rooms have fantastic gulf view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

First I will start with the GREAT- the view!!! You cannot go wrong in either building. The rooms are clean and well kept. The kitchen was recently upgraded, it had granite and even a Kuerig coffee brewer. The master bath had been recently updated, it also had granite, new cabinets, wood like tile and newer fixtures. The master bedroom closet was huge with a safe, it was large enough to walk in and change your clothes. Overall the master bedroom was very nice and comfortable.

Now the good, they offer bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, hobie cats, have tennis courts, ping pong, pool and all kinds of sports.

Now the almost BAD to actually SAD - the chairs cost $25.00 a day or $105 per week. The vendor selling the chair rentals could be quite a grump. Not exactly a high level of customer friendly service.

Also there seem to be a huge amount of issues regarding the Hobie Cats, even if you took a lesson, there was an beach employee who just did not want they Hobie Cats to go out. It felt like he was being "lazy" wanted to keep the jet ski covered and not take a risk of having to do much work. We were not overly pleased with the beach folks. There was one really great guy named Chris and he did not seem to mind a little work. The other guys really just wanted to tell you how long they had "worked" on the beach or the depth of their knowledge.

Just do not go there expecting much in the way of instruction or even if you know how to sail - do not expect to be able to use a Hobie Cat - very possible that it will not happen. They should ditch the Hobie Cats if they do not want to allow guests and owners to use them.

The Kayaks and Paddle Boards were fine, the bikes were also fine. But the free sailing seemed like an unearned perk listed as a sport - when in fact it was very limited.

Also they are really hard on the kids, they almost suck the fun out of the place for the kids. Mind you in was summer, lots and lots of kids. I went down at 9 AM, there were 3 little girls with a round tube. The secuirty guard made the 3 little girls remove the tube from the pool. They were not making any noise - and yes you read that correctly - SECURITY for 3 little girls.

If I had small children, I might thnk twice about visiting this resort. A few elderly owners would not even get on the elevator when kids were present. VERY SAD!

But, even with the not so good and the SAD - we would go back. Our kids are teenagers and they seemed ok with well behaved teenagers and there were LOTS of kids. I just did not get the security guard hassling the kids. The little girls were maybe 6 years old, their Moms were at the pool with them and nobody else was around.

The rooms are comfortable, not new - but well kept and overall we had a great vacation.

We enjoyed our vacation, but it did have a few ups and downs.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We spend 10 days in Marco every summer. We stay here for a week and a hotel for a couple of days since the condo is only weekly. We see the same friendly faces every year! It's great for the kids!! My only complaint would be the pool! It needs to be BIGGER!! But it's still a great place to stay

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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lutherville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My family (Mom, Dad and girls 10,13) stayed at the Charter Club for spring break. We joined another family that has been going to the Charter Club for several decades. It was a great time. The units in the south tower have been remodeled and are excellently appointed. They are roomy and well equipped. Everything you need is there. The registration staff was nice and knowledgable. Although we were there during the busy season, it never felt crowded. The pool was a good temperature and never crowded. There were great amenities on the property as well. Shuffleboard, billiards, ping pong, bike rentals, workout facilities, There is a community gas grill at the pool that you can use for your grilling needs. It was great. We would recommend that you cook out and then eat by the pool. On the beach, there were many activities as well: catamarans, paddle boards, windsurfers, wave runners and lounges/umbrellas. Marco Island is clean, safe and comfortable. The community is older, so don't come for the night life, but it is great for family fun!

Room Tip: units that are on the ends of the building have a larger balcony an side 3 side windows. these unit...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We have stayed at the Charter Club many times. The view of the Gulf is truly spectacular. Watching a sunset from our balcony is a near spiritual experience. The resort is extremely well maintained with beautiful landscaping. A very nice pool area includes a large heated pool, kiddie pool, hot tub and a large gas grill where guys usually gather to cook, drink a beer and become acquainted. Each Monday begins with a free continental breakfast (coffee, juice,donuts and bagels) with good prizes awarded. On Wednesday there is a free poolside luncheon with tasty subs, chips and lemonade. Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented and Hobie Cat sailing is available. Free bikes are provided. The beach area is uncrowded and very clean.

Staff members are friendly and eager to help. The units are clean and well stocked with cooking utensils. There are many good restaurants in the area and the Marco Movies is only a short walk away.

This excellent resort is truly our Paradise.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Geneva, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great view of Beach, nice pool, attentive staff. Maintenance resolutions quickly. We love our timeshare. They keep updating the units year after year and couldn't be happier. Grill area large and accommodating. Kitchen stocked with the necessities and everything works. Staff is always friendly and engaging. Free bikes. Free water activities.

Room Tip: Every room has a great view and short boardwalk to beach.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: 700 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Marco Island
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 80
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