We booked a single bedroom unit with a lake view through the Travel Advantage Network (TAN). For anyone looking for a budget vacation in a great location, this is it. The Lakeside Inn is almost central to all the important parts of the island as you have a great nearby marina, all the shopping you could need, and plenty of places to get to the beach. Marco Island doesn't have a ton of places to access the beach if you aren't a resident or staying at one of the more expensive hotels but the ladies at the front desk can certainly help you get to the beach and not pay an arm and a leg. They also gave us great recommendations for an eco tour to see dolphins (read the review here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g34420-d1574690-r212236146-The_Dolphin_Explorer-Marco_Island_Florida.html#REVIEWS).
Our room was beach themed (as if you had any doubt it would be) and very comfortable. The extra blankets in the bedroom closet were great for just snuggling up on the couch after a long day on the beach. We cooked breakfast in the room almost every morning and made several lunches and dinners there as well. Whatever we needed for cooking was already there and when we asked for an extra sheet pan, they office had no problem giving us one. I really do wish I could remember the names of the ladies in the office (I believe one was Marsha) but they were both just so friendly and helpful. You can tell they truly love running the place and the cleaning staff was meticulous in cleaning our room while also respecting our belongings.
While we did not spend much of our time in the room (because hey, why would you when you could be at the beach, out on a boat, or exploring the Everglades?), we did make friends with one of the inn's resident cats whom we named "Handsome" due to his unique markings and great personality. We grew so fond of Handsome that I even made him his own hamburger for dinner one night.
Thank you so much to the staff at Marco Island Lakeside Inn and my wife and I really look forward to returning.
Note: As to the reviewer who insinuated that these reviews may be false, I encourage her to contact me and check out my other reviews. Everything I post is 100% genuine.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Marco Island Lakeside Hotel Marco Island
- Lakeside Inn Marco Island
- Marco Island Lakeside Inn Florida