We have been looking for years for a property of this type in Florida. Most of the hotel rooms with kitchens are either really tacky or over priced. The Marco Beach Resort was nearly perfect in every way. We emailed ahead with a request for a high floor which was honored. We stayed in room 1212 top floor. The room, kitchen, decor, view, toiletries, bathroom, everything -top notch. Ocean view was well worth whatever extra we paid.
Supermarkets nearby and a 7-11 within walking distance. Although the fridge was a small size, it easily held all groceries for our family of three. Housekeeping gave us extra plates and bowls to use.
Ocean warm, sandy with gentle waves...we loved it. Beach attendents were really nice and attentive.
Pool was great, nice chairs and lots of towels. Here is what nearly ruined this idyllic vacation: A 'group" from a Florida health company with a "citrusy" name. While the adults must have been attending a conference during the day, the 12 or so children overtook the entire pool with cannonballs, tackle, football (yes football), and foul language in the pool. In an unruly and disrespectful way, they terrorized anyone who was brave enough to enter the pool. There was a general feeling of disgust by other guests. It was really, really...bad!
Otherwise the Marco Beach Resort was great. I wrote to the manager about the pool situation, but did not receive a reply. When we returned home we realized we had left something in the room, and they kindly Fed Exed it to us.
We would definitely return, but I will be sure that that particular group is not booked when we are.
The Marco website describes its dresscode, etc. I would like to see that management would be a bit more aware of enforcing the standards they present.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort epitomizes the AAA Five-Diamond standards. Marco Beach Ocean Resort features casual and elegant dining, a spa and fitness center, pool and hot tub, rooftop gardens, four miles of white sand beach and nearby golf, tennis and shopping. Complimentary smoothies on the beach and pool offered daily at 3pm. Wireless internet available complimentary to guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marco Beach Ocean Hotel Marco Island
- Marco Island Beach Ocean Resort
- Marco Beach Resort
- Marco Island Beach Ocean Hotel
- Marco Beach Ocean Resort Marco Island, Florida