Just returned from Marco Island, stayed at the Marriott and loved every minute! The staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The beaches were very clean, the gulf was 84 degrees. The pools are fabulous, two very large pools, one caters to children leaving the other with mostly adults. Three hot tubs and the grounds are beautiful. We couldn't have been more pleased, I highly recommend the Marriott on Marco for a relaxing and fun vacation.
Loved the property ,beach is beautiful and the restaurants and bars are very nice with friendly service. The houskeeping is terrible. Pool/Gulf view room was not vacuumed and the windows were filthy with hand prints.
The front desk manager during the day was a female who was very snobby rude and unprofessional. She came across most phony with her smle and underlying sarcasim.
Have stayed at many many Marriott's The first impression was not a pleasant experience. The General Manager needs to improve the front desk.
The Hotel is nice in general, however steer away from the Free Photo Offer, you will pay, but who the money goes to is the question. We went for the free photo on the beach etc, they Photo Company took alot but we really just wanted what they were offering, a free photo. When we picked it out, we were told it would cost almost $20 for shipping and handling? we were confused. In any case we reluctantly ordered the ONE picture. It came several weeks later, and guess what, the envelope was not in great shape, and the stamp cost around $3 on it. What a scam. Marriott you should be ashamed of your self to allow your customers to be ripped off like this. I called the hotel manager and did not get much of a response or follow up needless to say.
Well mm dad is the executive chef here and he is awesome!!!!! The food is great and especially the new sushi bar! Everybody should go here. The pools are awesome and so are the rooms!! You rock dad!!!!!
Pros-Very nice inside the hotel, clean, pool was large and pool staff was friendly, not too many rules that interfered, would go back
Con- Expensive. Both the rooms and food prices were expensive. Many add on expenses such as parking and chair rental at the beach. Long walk from the room to the beach. Self parking across the street is quite a hike.
Bottom line-if you have money to burn, it is a nice vacation
We booked our reservations with the in-house reservations office 2 weeks prior. We picked a specific type of room (Gulf/Pool view) and received a rate based on our Marriot rewards membership. Upon on arrival at the hotel, the front desk clerk had no idea of the type of room we reserved or the quoted rate but insisted to give us a different room at a higher rate. After arguing with her for about 20 minutes and explaining our prior reservations, she said quote “We don’t reserve specific room numbers”. What?? … She had a foreign accent, so maybe there was an English barrier. There are about four different types of rooms / settings to choose from and we chose the Gulf/Pool view room with a king size bed. After speaking with the manager, he finally agreed to give us the room at the quoted rate. Okay, that part is fixed. Now we find out that our sons Sponge Bob breakfast is also sold out. But the manager was able to get us tickets. The manager was on a role..now it’s about 45 minutes wasted time at the front desk. All I can say is that we had least hassles at other high end hotels. The TROPIX (Spelling) restaurant has hours listed on the electronic billboard from 7:00 am to 11:00 PM. They close at 11:00 AM NOT 11:00 PM, So don’t plan on having dinner there. By the way, the rooms don’t have microwave ovens. We do NOT recommend this hotel.
The beach was magnificent, the grounds and property were beautiful. They catered to both adults and children alike. Staff was friendly and accommodating. I would go back in a heartbeat! I have only one complaint- the bathroom in my room could have cleaner. I contacted the front desk and it was immediately rectified.
My wife and I stayed on Marco Island at the Marriott for 4 days in January, 2007. The place is a nice and clean. The property had just completed a multi million dollar renovation. It was funny though to see ceilings in the lobby with water stains and loose roof tiles from our balcony. I guess 300 million dollars doesn't even buy perfection. The pools are wonderful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had to engage the wait staff at Quinn's pool side for service a few times but once they learned we had money to spend they were eager to please. The valet's seem to be a bit greedy for tips. The conceige braged to us about a celebrity staying at the hotel when all i wanted was help with a reservation. It made me feel like I was second class. About the expenses. Everything cost more then it is worth on Marco Island. A 10 dollar breakfest buffet was 19 dollars and not as nice as a 9 dollar breakfest I recently had at a 5 star resort on Kauai. Bottom line, the place is clean, the people are freindly and it is one of the few places on Marco right on the beach. If you don't mind spending 3 dollars for a soda or 10 for a mixed drink, you will have a good stay.
The Marco Island Marriott is a pristine, wonderful resort. They have a great beach and 2 nice sized pools, although neither is deep enough for a diving board. The A/Cs work incredibly well and there is none of the dampness that is often associated with beach hotels. There are many stores and restaurants in the area so you are not locked into the overpriced Marriott Restaurants. The beach area goes on for miles (3+) and folks walk, jog and shell up and down the coast, great for early mornings and late afternoons. Marco Island is diffferent than other Florida locations in that it is more like the Bahamas without any of the WaterParks or Miniature Golf areas that dot the rest of Florida. It is a quieter vacation, so be sure that is what you desire. This is a beautiful Marriott but definitely check if there is a Convention scheduled because you might wake up one morning and find an extra thousand people in the lobby - that happened to us but it still was not a problem. Forget the Chickee Hut or Cabana Rentals, they are a waste. Enjoy the live music at Quinns (but be prepared to pay $9.50 for a premixed, frozen Pina Colada). All hotels and Resorts have their problems but the Marriott has much less to point to - it is a winner.
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