We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Units 1008 and 803”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Apollo Condominiums
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I would have given 2.5 stars if I could have. The location would have been great had it not been for the construction on the beach. Our view included two tractor trailers parked on the beach with an orange safety fence surrounding them and very long ugly pipes. The construction area was quite large. I would say it took up the beach front area in front of 3 resorts. Because the south beach public access is right next to the Apollo condos and there was such a large area blocked off with construction, the beach was very crowded. Apparently the construction is going to take about 60 days to complete. Here's a news video clip about it. http://www.fox4now.com/multimedia/videos/?bctid=2219916956001 The beach is is VERY shell-y. If you enjoy shelling, you'll love it. You WILL need shoes for walking on the beach. It is not the soft white sand from the panhandle. I was very pleased with the Sunset Grill on the lower floor. It was very convenient and the crab cake sandwich was delicious. Now for the units, 1008 was a little bigger, I think. It had a king bed in the bedroom and a small island in the kitchen. But it was old and felt kind of dirty. There was a creepy dirty towel in the closet and the comforter was not clean. There was a small beach umbrella and chairs in the closet. Unit 803 had a very small kitchen. I think the microwave was the first model ever invented. It was really old! The hot water doesn't last very long so showers have to be quick. The owners allow access to their storage closet outside the room which has a nicer umbrella and chairs, and even a skim board. My daughter was a little afraid of the closet though because she was sure it held spiders. This unit was also old and felt a little dirty. The bathrooms in both units were very small. Overall, the units both need updating and a really thorough cleaning, including washing all blankets and comforters. I used two different rental companies, Century 21 and Horizon, which were both very helpful and I would use them both again. The building has 1 coin operated washer and dryer set on each floor by the elevator. Our units didn't have a lot of towels so we did need to wash. Each unit had a few beach towels too. They were thin and not very big, but they were beach towels. The units only had about a half roll of paper towels and toilet paper so you will need to pick some up. The pool and hot tub were fairly nice. There are strict rules however. No nighttime use, no drinks or food, no jumping or being loud, etc. The office has a computer screen with views of the pool area and hallways leading to the pool area. You have to check in with the office when you arrive to get a parking pass and pool bands. I believe the office hours are 10 am-8 pm. You have to use a key to get in the front door, the pool doors, the beach gate, and to use the elevator on the first floor. I found that all the condos on Marco are very strict when it comes to letting people in. My daughter had friends at other condos and it was not easy to go back and forth between them. I went to pick up my 17 year daughter at Medeira and the guards almost wouldn't let me in. They finally agreed but said I would have to be back in 5 minutes or they would come looking for me. I had the same experience at Residents Beach, trying to drop off her friends to their mother.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
3  Thank Tlminwi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (152)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

89 - 95 of 152 reviews

Reviewed March 31, 2013

Arrived late in the evening. The owner told us someone had been renting the previous week but promised a clean condo. The guy touted he avoids management companies to save money and pass the lower cost on to the renter. There was no cost savings . Same cost or more than other units available from experience.

Upon arrival we found the condo filthy. The refrigerator had food in it. The bed sheets had been made but not cleaned. Gross.. The last thing you want to do after a long day of traveling is clean up someone else mess. Or sleep in others excrement. In fact we rent condos / vacation several times a year and cannot remember ever having to clean one upon arrival?

Phoned the owner to let him know of our disappointment. Surprisingly he did not seem to care. He made so many excuses as to what could have happened. That doesn't take care of the problem. He never offered to have the cleaning company come back to clean. He pointed out there were extra sheets in the closet and we should just change them. That is not the point. We are not family we are renters with a clear understanding the unit was to be clean upon arrival.

The sliding door screens were extremely worn. Wouldn't roll nor stay on the track. So you have no screen and bugs just come in. The windows were extremely filthy. It was like looking though a haze He pointed out the cleaning supplied were in the cleaning closet.

The landlord spoke of high A/C bill. Notes everywhere telling you to keep A/C off as often as possible. Would have tried to save energy by leaving the doors open and a/c off but the screens don't work.

Also note the A/C system was so old and noisy it was difficult to sleep when it operates. The kitchen table is worthless. It is a game table. The bathroom worn. Chipped bath tub. Mold in corner of tub. The furniture generally worn and uncomfortable. The exception was a newer chair but that was of lower quality too.

It is real evident the owner really didn't spend a lot of moneys furnishing this unit. Everything reeked of low quality. Kitchen utensils and flatware low quality. TV channels very limited. BR TV is an older TV with so so picture. Reminded me of a single star hotel.

The internet is locked. There was no instructions what code to use. The owner advertised it was available , He acted surprised that we would use it. It was promised in the VRBO ad and expected as I keep in touch utilizing the internet.

Cheap plastic patio furniture. You know the cheap white plastic stuff you might find in a Big Lots. The chairs were flimy

The promised beach furniture was extremely worn and in the case of one lawn chair it was downright unusable, broken. We had to buy some chairs. There however was a new cooler.

The phots show a telescope. It didn't work. Take your own binoculars to watch the dolphins and boats.

We have stayed at Apollo several times in the past. There are so many other and much nicer units available in much better condition. Very obvious this was a lower class unit.

Ever other unit we have ever rented at Apollo the owners allowed us to use beach stuffs from owners closet. Usually a pretty stocked closet of chairs umbrellas etc etc... Not here. He kept a couple chairs on the balconey. What a joke!!!

In my opinion this was the worst unit we have ever rented at Apollo and will not ever rent from this guy again.

Stay at Apollo but avoid unit 906 at all costs.. There are too many other units available that are much more nicer.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank FreezerBob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We always stay at the Apollo condo when we come to Marco. I love the location and the balconies overlooking the gulf beach. There is nothing like listening to the sound of the waves! It's nice having the Sunset Grille on the first floor, for times when we don't want to go far! The condo isn't brand new, but they are well cared for. I've read that some of the units aren't nice, but we have always had good luck there. This is the first time we stayed in # 404. The unit is very nice. The furniture is comfortable, and the unit is equipped with everything we needed. They are all small, but it is all we need for a week at the beach! I can't wait to go back!!

Room Tip: I like to get one of the "central units". I think the views from the balconies are better...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Espma
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have stayed here several times in several different units.
The owner, Dave DeSmyter, is great to rent from.
He makes it as easy as possible.
No hidden fees. Everything is included in the expressed rate.
Each unit is furnished a little different
They have all been comfortable & well equipped.
Beach towels, chairs, noodles, paddle boards, etc... are furnished.
There is a very nice pool & hot tub, plus you are right on the beach.
The view is fabulous at sun set.
You are in waking distance to many different restaurants and a 7 Eleven.
Public, Winn Dixie, & a Dollar Tree are a short distance away for condo supplies.
We are Colt's fans and enjoyed lunch at Vandy's . Mike Vanderjagt, former Colts player, owns it and took time out from working to take a picture with us.
Try The Old Marco Lodge in Goodland.
Nice outdoor seating on the bay and live entertainment. :-) good food too:-)

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Beachbum2707
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This was our first trip to Marco and stayed at the Apollo as suggested by a friend. They rent nightly which is nice. I wasn't expecting much and I'm glad I didn't. The best thing about unit 705 are the amazing views and the beach right out front. The building is older but well kept up and clean. Our unit needed updating, though, and some cleaning. The carpet in the bedroom needs shampooing and the dresser also needs to be scrubbed. I have never seen dirty furniture in a place before. There were newer TV's but no Wi-Fi. I hope the next guests and owners appreciate the 3 new pillows we left and washclothes, we had to buy wash clothes. Make sure to add toilet paper to your shopping list. Oh, and it's right by the elevator. I would stay here again but try to find another unit.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank beachchic44
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I would love to list problems with this condo so it would still be available the next time we wanted to rent it but that wouldn't be fair. So I must honestly say that the condo was beautiful and equipped with more than we needed. The interaction with the owners made the renting process easy. Sitting on the balcony looking over the beach and the Gulf was a lovely way to begin and end each day. If I had a complaint It would be that the beach was too "shelly" in places for my bare feet but was great for finding lovely shells.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
9  Thank Plumontheroad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 19, 2012

This was our 4th stay in the Apollo at beautiful Marco Island. We waited all year for our vacation anticipating all that we love about the beach here. Normally our units at the Apollo were more than comfortable, usually the furnishings are surprisingly high quality for a beach rental.
Unfortunately this year in unit 307 we were disappointed. Obviously this unit had been furnished from Good Will. Everything was cheap, barely functioning. The dishwasher had to be repaired while we were there, and after the "repair" the kitchen sink drained into the floor. The mattress was more of a hammock. The shower curtain fell every time you tried to close it. We will not waste our week in Florida on this unit again. We will not make the mistake of renting from this owner again either.

Room Tip: Look at interior pictures closely. Read the previous renters reviews carefully.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
9  Thank travelhaney2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Marco Island
0.1 mi away
Marco Beach Vacation Suites
Marco Beach Vacation Suites
#10 of 12 in Marco Island
76 reviews
2.6 mi away
Marco Island Lakeside Inn
Marco Island Lakeside Inn
#6 of 12 in Marco Island
594 reviews
4.2 mi away
Olde Marco Island Inn and Suites
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
16.1 mi away
Naples Bay Resort
Naples Bay Resort
#7 of 59 in Naples
1,696 reviews
0.9 mi away
Marco Beach Ocean Resort
Marco Beach Ocean Resort
#2 of 12 in Marco Island
1,401 reviews
1.1 mi away
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Apollo Condominiums? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Apollo Condominiums

Address: 900 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145-6331
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Marco Island
Price Range: $191 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Apollo Condominiums 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Apollo Condominiums offers 90 individually owned beach front suites. Offering 72, one bedroom units and 18 three bedroom units. The property also has an onsite restaurant. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com and Hotwire so you can book your Apollo Condominiums reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Apollo Condominiums Hotel Marco Island
Marco Island Apollo
Apollo Marco Island
Apollo Condominiums Marco Island, Florida

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing