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“A charming inn on a small lake, right in Marco Island”

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Marco Island Lakeside Inn
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
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“A charming inn on a small lake, right in Marco Island”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

The only thing we regretted is that we could only stay one night as had to travel back to Miami....! A cute, lovely place on a small lake, very good quality/price relationship, nicely decorated room, very clean, comfortable, all what is needed for the kitchen, cosy sitting on the lake side, good barbeque facilities. A very nice host who had good tips on what to do and where to eat at Marco Island.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarcoIslandLakeside, General Manager at Marco Island Lakeside Inn, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you so much for writing this review and letting other guests know what a great little "find" we are! We would have loved it if you could have stayed longer too.

I appreciate your positive comments on the nicely decorated and very clean room, and am glad you had the chance to take advantage of the barbeque station and the sandy lounging beach.

We try to keep the inn as a cozy, charming place where you can count on Diane, Lily and myself at the front desk to give you advice on great places to eat and all the unique attractions on the island.

Thanks again for 5 star review and for choosing to stay with us!

We hope you will come and stay longer next time!

Warm wishes,
Marcia
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

LakeSide Inn was just what we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. It was wonderful to relax by the lake or at the table in front of our room. The kitchenette came in handy and the bed was so comfortable, I think I'll replace mine at home...LOL. The only thing that we had an issue with was the alarm clock. The thing was stuck at 9 pm, and it couldn't be changed. We used the alarm on my phone instead, so all went well.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarcoIslandLakeside, General Manager at Marco Island Lakeside Inn, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
It's so nice to hear that you had a relaxing and enjoyable vacation - after all, that's what we are here for. We try to do everything we can to help you achieve that.

I'm glad you enjoyed our comfy bed so much. The mattresses we use were voted the best mattress by Consumer Reports- they are Simmons BeautyRest pillow tops - just in case you really DO decide to replace yours!

Glad that you enjoyed the kitchenette and the lake and I apologize that our great I-Pod clock/radios are not the easiest to use. Because of your comment, I put copies of the alarm instructions in the Guest book in every room.

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and we do hope to see you again soon!

Kind Regards,
Marcia
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Ive been meaning to write this review for ages as this is a charming hotel, not your run of the mill chain type. We stopped here on a road trip initially for one night but as we enjoyed it so much we stayed for an additional night. Tucked away in a peaceful yet convenient location we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay, from the friendly welcome to our room overlooking the lake and beach to the studio with equipped kitchen and sitting area. Marco Island and the Lakeside Inn were a delight we definitely recommend staying here

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarcoIslandLakeside, General Manager at Marco Island Lakeside Inn, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you so much for remembering to write us such a nice review about your October stay- much better late than never!
I'm glad you appreciated the fact that we are not a run of the mill chain type-as we really make every effort to be a welcoming and charming hideaway from the busy world, despite being close to everything on the island.

It's music to my ears when a guest says they liked it so much they stayed an additional night!

Thank you for recommending us and for your review- we really do appreciate them both.

Warm wishes,
Marcia
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I needed to get away from the hussle and hussle of the city life. (We live in orlando). This place is cute and quiet. We only stayed for one night but wished we stayed for another. The biggest thing that I found disturbing was that they have a cute tiki hut by the lake with grills, chairs and tables. Well upon check in we were going to chill under it for a while ( as it was raining) and relax from the drive and we found the housekeeping staff having lunch there. I was very taken back as that should be for guests only. Especially since it was raining out. I think they should eat lunch elsewhere. Other than that, it was a good stay

  • Stayed May 2014
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MarcoIslandLakeside, General Manager at Marco Island Lakeside Inn, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We try to be a quiet respite from the busy world around us and still maintain that small hotel feel that is harder and harder to find.

I am sorry that the housekeepers were eating lunch when you wished to use the tiki hut, but as a small hotel, we do not have a break room and they are only there for 30 minutes during lunch, and as you said, it was raining, so there really was nowhere else they could eat.

We'd love to see you again for a longer stay and hope you'll you take advantage of both the tiki hut and the grills- hopefully it will be a nicer sunny day !

Thanks again for choosing to stay with us. We do value your patronage.

Warm wishes,
Marcia
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights - this is a lovely little hotel. Very laid back and comfortable. We really appreciated being able to prepare light meals - especially our breakfast - Winn Dixie and Publix just up the road.
Bed comfortable and plenty of hot water. Spotless.
Reception very welcoming - mix up by Booking.com easily sorted.
Setting lovely - quiet.
Laundry room very useful.
If you want some where old fashioned, unpretentious, with a bit of charm - this is for you.
Marco Island is delicious - very very classy. We will return.

Room Tip: 208 or 207 chalet / cottages
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarcoIslandLakeside, General Manager at Marco Island Lakeside Inn, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
I would like to express my gratitude for your lovely review of your recent visit with us and the time you took out of your busy schedule to write it!

It would seem that you not only relaxed here, but experienced the exact ambiance we hope to portray to our guests- an old fashioned, unpretentious, charming inn that is comfortable, spotlessly clean, welcoming and quiet.

I'm glad you found the kitchen and laundry room a plus to your stay. Should you come back to Marco Island, we certainly hope we will see you both again!

Warm wishes,
Marcia
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Swansboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We loved everything about the Lakeside Inn. Our queen studio room and bed were quite comfortable. The fully equipped kitchen was so handy since we love to prepare our own breakfast and coffee. The little lakeside beach was lovely and peaceful. It afforded us quite a few pleasant views of waterfowl, including a family of ducks and 8 ducklings. We also caught an iguana sunning on the sand. The property was well maintained and had beautiful plant life. We found the location convenient to many great restaurants, little shopping areas, and the history museum. We took the short drive to visit the Rookery Reserve which we also enjoyed. Tigertail beach lagoon was also just a short drive. We would love to visit The Lakeside Inn again for another relaxing and altogether pleasant interlude. The owners and staff were all very pleasant and helpful.

Room Tip: Our room was in building 2 perpendicular to the lake, not lakefront, but we were quite close, just a...
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Green Features: They provide a basket for used towels that you can put outside your door, or the room attendant will collect them when cleaning. Bed linens are changed frequently but not every day unless requested, though the room is straightened daily. Two containers are provided for trash and recyclables.
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarcoIslandLakeside, General Manager at Marco Island Lakeside Inn, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for writing such a detailed and charming review of our inn.I am happy you found your suite and bed to be quite comfortable as an uncomfortable bed can ruin any trip! We try to offer peaceful surroundings with abundant natural resources like the ducks, their ducklings and other birds that you saw on the lake. I see our iguana was even out to entertain you.

It's so nice when a guest has a chance to appreciate the natural environment, yet we are still just blocks from everything else you might want to do.

We're glad you commented on our "green features" as we do try to conserve the precious resources on the island and water is one of the scarcest of these,so we like to give our guests the choice of whether they wish to use their towels another day or not.

We really try to do everything we an to make your stay with us enjoyable and give you all the local information and places to go that you want!

We would love to have you stay with us again, as we really value every guest who visits us and love to see them come back again! I can't guarantee those 8 ducklings will still be little, they are growing so much every day. If you are a member of Facebook, please visit our page- I posted a photo of the duckings about 3 days ago!

Warm wishes,
Marcia
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Largo, Florida
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Expect the unexpected. ..what a treat to be sitting on this little beach and see baby ducks,
an iguana of some sort, turtles, cats playing and birds of all kinds..even the burrowing owl !!
I should have brought my binoculars..definetely next time.
I really enjoyed this property. Very nice to be treated special and attended to personally without the hustle and bustle of big time hotels and resorts.
Pleasant surroundings and close to everything. My room was overlooking the small lake and beach..very pretty. My room was very beachy and comfortable. Was well stocked with everything you need and if not there just had to go to front desk, for example I needed to make frozen daiquiris wala a blender !!! The pool was very clean and maintained. Oh the hammock was a treat huge too !! To anyone looking for a quiet resort this is the one in Marco
A hidden gem for sure Will I return Oh yeah

Room Tip: No not really they all face the beach and lake
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Green Features: very clean..no bugs no water waste natural outdoor settings
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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MarcoIslandLakeside, General Manager at Marco Island Lakeside Inn, responded to this review, April 10, 2014
Hi Chrissy,

Thanks so much for sharing your "amazing getaway"! Our new baby ducklings are really adorable and what you saw was our resident green iguana. It's a shame it sounds like our Blue Heron wasn't around when you were there, and we also have a large collection of Anahinga birds in the tree that hangs over the lake. We are blessed to be so close to so much natural beauty and still be a mere 1/4 mile from the center of town, the Marco Town Center with all of its' restaurants, shops and the supermarket.

Since we are a small property, we try to make your experience personal and treat you the way we'd like to be treated if we were guests at a friend's home.

Although our kitchens are well stocked, as you noticed we have a lot of extras, if you needs them, like blenders, pizza pans, cake pans, mixing bowls, glass bake ware, roasting pans, etc. We also are happy to loan you beach chairs, beach/pool towels, umbrellas, coolers and free DVDs.

You review is really important to us and your opinion matters not just to us, but to anyone considering staying with us, so I am certainly glad you found the room to be very clean, since that is always everyone's top priority, along with comfort.

We look forward to seeing you again- this time with those binoculars!

Warm wishes,
Marcia
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Property: Marco Island Lakeside Inn
Address: 155 1st Ave, Marco Island, FL 34145-3613
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marco Island Lakeside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marco Island Lakeside Inn sits two miles from Marco Island beaches and boasts a sparkling-heated pool and affordable rates year round. Come and enjoy the only Lakeside getaway on Marco Island. A Cozy Island Getaway. Our 19-suite Marco Island Inn offers two two-bedroom suites, 10 one-bedroom suites and seven studio suites. Our spacious and comfortable suites have been recently remodeled and decorated with a cottage chic decor reminiscent of Old Florida and Key West. Each hideaway is thoughtfully appointed with a fresh, clean white and beige pallet and select floral accents. Wicker cottage-style furniture tastefully completes the setting for an island atmosphere. Imagine French doors, private decks, lake views, tropical breezes and blue skies....You are at Marco Island Lakeside Inn. Lakeview Suites offer a screened-in balcony overlooking the Marco Lake, which is designated a natural habitat for local birds, ducks and turtles to name a few. It is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a cocktail before dinner while taking in the serene atmosphere. Our beautifully landscaped inn is located off the beaten track but close to everything. It is a serene sanctuary and a great retreat from the atmosphere of the large resorts and high rises. You will feel right at home the moment you enter. Our friendly staff is quite informative about the local area and offers a personalized experience of Marco Island. If you are looking to escape your fast paced life and slow down for a while, you will want to stay here. ... more   less 
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