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“Fairly well appointed units, nice pool and grill area, helpful staff, but a tad too closed in” 4 of 5 stars
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Club Regency of Marco Island
500 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Marco Island
Colchester, UK
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53 hotel reviews
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“Fairly well appointed units, nice pool and grill area, helpful staff, but a tad too closed in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Arriving from rural central Florida to Marco Island, one’s first impression is how built up Marco Island is. The small Club Regency resort is 2-storey low-rise, but it is surrounded by much taller buildings, which dominate the Gulf beach. Marco Island is regarded as a highly desirable location, especially for snowbirds. Although very comfortable with excellent facilities, it was much too built-up for us. Horses for courses. Although we arrived early, the friendly and helpful front-desk staff checked us in early and swiftly, which was great as we gained a half-day in our 2-week Florida holiday. Our 2-bedroom unit in the C building, like all the units at the Club, was fairly large and well appointed, especially the splendid, lounge and lanai. However, both the bedrooms – both the king and the 2 single-bed – were small; there was barely room to move around. Apart from the shower, the bathroom was typically Hilton and small. In the quad containing the wonderful heated pool – one of the best we have experienced – there is the Club House, but HGVC members should not expect breakfast or hors d’oeuvres to be served there. The Club House has tables and chairs, a kitchen albeit with a missing stove (apparently the space is now to be filled with an ice machine), drinks machine, and a computer that, according to fellow guests, had not worked for some time (Apparently, waiting on Hilton staff to turn up from other facilities on the island). The grills outside are excellent, although since an overhead light has been out for a while, it was very difficult to see the controls – and whether food was cooked. Nonetheless, this area is one of the nicest on the property, and enjoyable for evening meals. The Club provides a list of activities at check in, but – perhaps predictably – they appear to be primarily selling exercises. One of these activities was the potentially attractive “Thank God it’s Wednesday”, which is curiously advertised as an “end of the week drink concoction at the Club House.” Wednesday – end of the week!

Beyond the property is a white sandy beach with all the usual facilities, where you watch the sun go down over the Gulf. It can be pretty treacherous under foot, however, because of very sharp broken shells. In MI itself, don’t miss the excellent farmer’s market on Wednesdays. (If only it was earlier in the week, we might have bought some of the sometimes-exotic produce on sale.) There are also lots of restaurants, including some good ones, like Marek’s. (We dined there twice in a week.) We also took advantage of MI’s location near to the Everglades National Park and drove down to Everglades City (not a city really), where we enjoyed a great ride with Everglades City Airboat Tours on Dupont, followed by a nice lunch at City Seafood on Begonia, by the canal. Also, the lovely little town of Naples is nearby, where you should spend an afternoon or a day, with excellent restaurants.

The four of us had a really lovely time at Club Regency, although we would have preferred a resort with larger grounds, and one not surrounded by tall hotel complexes. Unless you walked along the beach, you could not help feeling a tad closed in. While the front desk staff were really friendly and could not have been more helpful addressing our queries, we had several (albeit small) maintenance issues and missing items in the unit (condiments, insufficient shirt hangers, no instructions for the coffee machine, no lids for the trash bins, and a flickering light in the bedroom).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Springfield, IL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This small condo property directly on one of the worlds most beautiful beaches is a gem! Low rise units means no fighting for a chaise lounge or a premium spot at the beach. 2 br/2 ba units are very comfortable. Some have been recently renovated. The staff (Joan in particular) are incredibly helpful. Property is managed by Hilton. It has a real comfortable, family vibe to it. Sunset watches, weekly lunches and afternoon cocktails make this a perfect vacation destination. Two doors down from the Marriott resort.

Room Tip: E building is true beachfront.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Chester County, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews 162 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 97 cities Reviews in 97 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I was concerned at first wondering how the sofa bed would feel for an adult to spend a week on especially since I read that renovations had just been completed and I wasn't sure which bulldings were completed. I figured since wasn't my "home base' I had no chance of getting a beach view. I did ask but was told the owners all had them. The units in "C" building do have updated bathrooms which does help. Our guest room did not have a screen for 3 days despite phone calls and since the AC wasn't needed this was an inconvenience. W/D are outisde units and shared for 4 units. Each costs $1.25 and since many owners are there for more than a week this also is an inconvenience. The hot tub has no rules about age restrictions so there was a lot of youngsters in it. The pool heater was broken (apparently the 6th year ina row) but was replaced while we were there. Units are dark (if the LR and dining area furniture was replaced, they made a poor choice).. There was 3 Weber grills for those who wished to barbecue. Coffeemakers need to be replaced. Staff was friendly. There is no gym for those wanting to work out.

Room Tip: Ask for "E" building.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our experice is based on a trip we made to Marco Island on July 2012. We loved the location of this small resort, just a few steps from the white sand and green calm Gulf waters. There is a very convenient walk board that takes you to the beach, with showers to clean your feet and a tall faucet and sink-type structure to clean the shells that you can easily find along the shore. The pool is nice, and clean. The grounds are well kept, with pretty palm trees and flowers. Nothing exuberant or fancy, though. There are three buildings with two stories, but only one building is facing the beach. So make sure to make your reservations early so you can get one of those. Our unit was facing the pool and garden. It was OK thanks to the palm trees, but from our balcony, we could hear and see the people coming and going [they could see us, too!] The unit was clean and comfy, but really needs a facelift. The couch and chairs in the livingroom need to be replaced. The deco is outdated and creates a dim atmosphere. It desperately needs to be brigthen up. We had some problems with the shower drain; it was somewhat clogged. Other than that, everything was working well. We loved the bar area, with its own sink and everything you need to make your drinks. The balcony is ample and has a dinner-sized-table and chairs. Summarizing: great location, outdated deco, has everything you need, limited beach view.

Room Tip: Choose beachfront. In this small resort, it is crucial. Second floor rooms have double ceiling, whic...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Miami
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136 reviews 136 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This Hilton Vacation timeshare property is hidden from the street by a hotel. It is small compared to other properties so there are no extras some people may want. The three buildings are only two stories high so the people in the hotel next door do look down at you from their balconies. Only one of the buildings faces the water, the other two building face the pool area. Beware that there are no elevators so you must be able to climb stairs. The apartments also have steps inside going up to the bedrooms. Since parking is on the ground level underneath the building the first floor is really the second floor. The apartments are very roomy with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen and a dining/living area. The screened in porch is huge with a table, chairs and two lounge chairs. The beach is a short walk from the buildings and there is a shower to wash off and clean your shells. The units do not have a washer and dryer in them. There are washers and dryers in each building that cost $1.25 per load. The staff were friendly and helpful. Since this is a timeshare they will try to get you to attend a sales meeting but it is not required.

Room Tip: Ask for Building E if you want to have a view of the Gulf.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Miami, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We had visited Club Regency in Marco Island, Florida previously and had the opportunity to return for Mother's Day Weekend 2012. The property is just gorgeous. It is like paradise there. It is a 32 unit timeshare, with two bedroom units. The E building is facing the ocean and all you do is step outside your unit and you are on the beach. The poolside units are wonderful as well, as the landscaping makes the resort very unique. This resort is the only low rise timeshare in Marco Island (I believe). It is so low key - no bell men, no door men, no elevators, etc. Just pure relaxation. They have these unbelievable gas grills that come with all the accessories. We cooked out on the grill every meal that we were there. The pool and jacuzzi area have been redone and are very beautiful. The units are somewhat dated, but are being redone this September. They are still very "beachy" and neat, clean (see photos attached). Everything at this resort is very well-maintained. The balconies are spacious and give a wonderful view of the sunset each evening. I can't say enough nice things about Club Regency. If you want fancy and pretentious - don't go here. If you want pure relaxation and get away from it all, this place if for you. The only downfall is that this one of the few timeshares that we have ever stayed in that doesn't have a washer dryer inside the unit.

Room Tip: Ask for an E unit if you want a unit on the ocean front, but poolside units are also very nice. Ol...
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  • Stayed May 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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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Club Regency is a small resort right on the beach! What we liked best was that is was not a high-rise but you can walk the beach to other larger resorts for dinner or entertainment. On the beach you can rent chairs and umbrellas for the week which I highly recommend. Each unit has two bedrooms and two full baths, a full kitchen, dining area and living room as well as a screened lanai with table and chairs. An outdoor pool and Jacuzzi are also on site. Gas grills are available.Grocery stores are nearby. The staff is excellent and the units are very clean. We first stayed at the resort several years ago as a timeshare exchange with RCI. Since then our friends bought two weeks in April and we joined them for a week this year. Units are available to rent if you do not belong to Hiltonclub or RCI.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 500 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 32
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