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JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
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Boston, MA
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“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed April 15, 2006

My girlfriend and I went down for a long weekend at the end of March/beginning of April. The hotel was great and we can't wait to go back next year. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. The breakfast buffet(which was included) was great. My girlfriend said the spa was the best resort spa she'd been to for a treatment. The only negative was the response time from housekeeping. We waited 30 minutes for additional towels we requested and my girlfriend needed another hair dryer brought up (the one in the room was broken) and it was almost 45 minutes. Her hair was just about dry when it finally arrived.

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Reviewed April 5, 2006

We took our two kids, 3 and 6, here for a week. We all had a wonderful, relaxing time. Great Ocean view from the room, wonderful service everytime we needed something, great pool... The best was watching the sun set from the beach after spending the day there. You pick a spot, they carry your chair and towel there. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet- everything you could imagine. Went to some fun restaurants in Marco (Snook Inn) and Naples, and ate a few nights at the Marriott's beach front restaurant. All very casual, which we preferred. We would definately go here again and reccomend it!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed March 29, 2006

This is a wonderful family friendly resort! The food was great, the beach waters are nice & calm. And everyone loved the Tiki pool.

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Reviewed March 10, 2006

My three friends and I were looking for a girl's weekend getaway. We are all moms and wanted some time for ourselves. We stayed in one of the suites which was just gorgeous. Everything was top of the line. We also had a great lanai which afforded us great views of the ocean, pool and sunset. The Marco Island Marriott offered everything you could want. We barely left the property. All of the staff was very friendly, especially Helen at the Activity Hut. She booked us on the Sailing and Shelling Excursion hosted by the Marriott. This is a must do. It was just the four of us and the captain and he took us to a sand bar that had shells I could only buy in the store up north. As far as the restaurants, Quinn's is ok, but very convenient if you are on the beach. Tropiks was a nice restaurant. We also ventured out to Captain Brian's which had very affordable prices for good food. My friends and I are still talking about what a perfect weekend it was!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed March 9, 2006

I have been going to this hotel for over 20 years now and it has certainly changed a lot. I love Marco Island but it is no longer the remote island it used to be. The Marriott hotel is extremely nice and has something for everyone. The hotel staff is very nice and the beach is great for rest and relaxation. There are plenty of restaurants both in the hotel and near by.

My family and I had a great time at the pool and we especially enjoyed a sailing trip that concierge helped us schedule on a sail boat called Off the Hook Adventures. The captain grew up on Marco Island and was extremely knowladgeable of the 10,000 islands. We saw sea turtles, dolphins and even manatees. It was incredible. My kids are still talking about our trip and want to get a manatee as a pet. If you are trying to figure out what to do while in Marco we would strongly recommend charter the boat for either a half day or day.

Another incredible find was a French pastry shop called the Chocolate Truffle. MMMMmmmm! The truffles were incredible to see and taste..

Marco is not much for night life, but they have a really cool movie theater where you can even have dinner.

The Marriott hotel is located in the center of everything so I would really recommend staying there. They have a really cool waterfall too...

Enjoy!

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed March 9, 2006

My husband and I just returned from a two-night stay at this hotel. Overall, we really enjoyed it. We had a corner room with two balconies--one with an ocean view.

The staff was friendly and helpful, the room service was very good and delivered in a timely manner, and the view from the beach was absolutely gorgeous. My husband and I sat on the beach and watched the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. The sand was very soft and we picked up some shells our children back home.

I will say that the room could use a little updating as some of the furnishings looked a bit worn, but our bed was comfortable and outfitted with nice linens.

They offer quite a few activities for guests if you're interested--short excursions out to see wildlife, water activities, etc. It may not be the "finest" hotel on Marco Island, but we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 7, 2006

This trip consisted of four Moms getting away for a relaxing, fun extended weekend (Thurs - Sun). Flew into Ft. Myers and rented a car. Took 45-60 min. to get to the property. Driving up to the hotel, the construction was less than attractive, but once we parked in the self-park lot ($10/day) and walked across the street into the hotel lobby, we soon forgot about the construction. This beautiful, clean hotel would be our home for roughly four days and continue to exceed our expectations along the way.

Our room was a suite and reportedly newly renovated. A ton of room for four age 30-somethin' ladies, luggage and room to store clothes. Two flat-screened TVs were available - reception was not that great and the people looked "spread out" on TV, but that was not the focus of our trip so none of us minded that. The full bathroom was beautiful with a closeted toilet - great for our purposes and getting ready at the same time. Another 1/2 bath was available in our room also. Our lanai boasted a beach/pool view.

Quinn's restaurant was good. Service was average/above average. Located by the pool and beach, it was extremely convenient. Their menu was not that extensive but enough items to choose from. Drinks were approx. $9 each. During certain times Quinn's would serve drinks by the pool. There was also a golf cart that drove on the beach and would serve food and drinks from Quinn's. Convenient. Not so expensive if you stocked up on your own drinks from Publix grocery.

We also went to Kurrents for dinner, also in the Marriott. Wonderful food. Upscale dining. Excellent service.

We went to Captain Briens for dinner one night. Cozy, family-style, casual is how I would describe it. We all thought great food, so-so drinks. Service was average - not good, not bad. Within walking distance of hotel.

One thing you don't want to miss is the Shelling and sailing tour, scheduled through the hotel. Six people max for this 24' catamaran. We paid $45 per person. Our "seasick" friend even went and said it was the smoothest sailing she had ever experienced. "Captain Tom" was so knowledgable about sea life, boating and the area; we all learned some interesting & cool things that day. We stopped on a sand bar and looked for shells. Doesn't sound interesting but it really was enjoyable. Don't forget to tip your boat captain if you do this. Be sure to wear water shoes/sandals because the (billions of) broken shells could tear your feet up.

Our only complaint was not enough days planned for the trip. We wanted to see Naples, reportedly 30-40 minute drive, and maybe Sanibel Island (west of Ft. Myers airport). We wanted to see more of Marco also. We were so comfortable and well taken care of at the Marriott all four of us decided to stay in the immediate area.

We all plan to take the same trip in two years to accomplish our goal of Naples, Sanibel and, of course, more Marco Island. -pbm

  • Stayed March 2006
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Property: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Address: 400 South 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Marco Island
#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 — JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 726
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is a renowned vacation playground that opens guests up to the world around them and creates an authentic sense of place. Situated on a sprawling private white sand beach along the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the enchanting ecosystem of the Florida Everglades is at our doorstep and provides myriad opportunities for exploration and adventure. Experience true luxury in our newly renovated guest rooms and suites, feed your intellect through our locally sourced menu selections and interactive food and beverage experiences, and find balance, health, and harmony at our Spa by JW(R). Following a $320 million renovation, our resort pays homage to the Balinese-inspired Marco Island heritage and provides leisure and business travelers with everything they need. Two private 18-hole championship golf courses, three swimming pools, 10 restaurants, an array of water sports and recreational activities, and a children's Tiki Tribe camp deliver endless opportunities for relaxation and fun. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is an immersive sanctuary where guests can delve deeper into their passions while enjoying our legendary warm, attentive service delivered by those who genuinely love what they do. ... more   less 
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Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club Hotel Marco Island
Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club And Spa
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JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Florida

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