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“Kudos to Earl!”
Review of Sandcastles Lounge

Sandcastles Lounge
Ranked #73 of 120 Restaurants in Marco Island
Cuisines: American
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Orlando, FL
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Kudos to Earl!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love Sandcastles Lounge; always friendly, fun and relaxing! My husband and I visit Marco Island every month for about a week to get away from Orlando. One of the reasons we continuously book our room at the Hilton is Earl, the bartender at Sandcastles. He's an attraction in his own right. Not only will you get a well-poured drink to your liking, served with a huge Earl smile, he will entertain you with his sense of humor and warmth, and occasionally break in to song to the player piano! We always meet the nicest people there during and after happy hour and enjoy watching and talking sports with Earl. And so, we'll be back this month to visit the great staff at the Hilton once again and the paradise that is Marco Island. Hope you have that Remy XO back on the shelf, Earl!

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Manhattan, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great Lounge Experience”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a review of the lounge only, and not the restaurant of the same name.

This is a great place for happy hour, with two-for-one on all beers, wines, and cocktails. My wife and I took advantage during our vacation here last year, and were eager to return this year, too. Nothing has changed--still comfortable, still excellent drinks. And Earl the bartender is still as personable and fun as ever.

If you're a Hilton guest, this is the only place on the island you need to go for happy hour.

  • Visited July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We enjoyed our evening meals and breakfasts in this restaurant, they have a seafood feast 1 day each week which was good but have had better.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Aileen D
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nashville
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best Meal on Marco”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to several area restaurants on Marco Island, and found the best meal of our stay right in our Hotel. We ended up going there 2 nights. The food was very high quality and we loved every bite.

Visited June 2014
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Thank monty1915
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wonderful happy hour”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

drinks were great. Perfect place to watch the USA Men's soccer team play in the World Cup. Happy hour was one of the best on the island. Perfect also later in the evening for dessert and a night cap with piano playing in the background.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Lisa E
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