We were a little concerned regarding the bad reviews. Here is our experience. Overall, it was nice. I rated it above average because our particular condo was just renovated and was beautifully decorated and the property itself is beautiful and very well maintained. The views are spectacular. Now the drawbacks.... We had a big group of people at this location over Easter break. Apparently, despite having four 19-story buildings on the property - it is usually pretty quiet. During spring break, however, there are a lot of kids/people and the year round residents can be VERY outspoken regarding the rules. (No jumping in the pool, shoes and a coverup have to be worn in the lobby, no toys in the pool except between 4 and 5 etc.) We don't have little kids so the toy thing was no big deal. However, a 40 year old man just stepped into the water (no cannonball!) and a resident reamed him out about it. He was yelling at people all day when another resident finally told him to back off - people are on vacation and no one was doing any harm. There was usually a security guard roaming around at night, which was nice when we pulled in late after dinner. Security also kind of tailed around the teenage boys in the group - which I don't necessarily mind either - but they did! The beach there is enormous - thus to sit by the water, it is quite a hike - and you definitely need shoes because until you get close to the water it is pretty shelly. The walk to the beach didn't bother me because the beach is beautiful and it's good excersize. Lots of good shells. Loads of space if you want to play baseball, volleyball, frisbee, etc. Lots of good places to eat both on the island and in Naples.
Overall, it is a nice place to stay. I would consider coming back - maybe not with a big group. Great location, great views, lots of rules, and a long walk to the beautiful beach.
- Also Known As:
- South Seas Towers Condominiums Hotel Marco Island
- South Seas Towers Condominiums Marco Island, Florida