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St Louis, Missouri
January 28, 2009
January 8, 2006
The Marriott had everything you needed for a vacation in Florida… beach, beach, and more beach! The beach on Marco Island was one of the widest stretches of sand I’d ever been on. Even though the resort featured not one, but two fine pools, why waste your time at a pool when you had 3 ½ miles of beach to explore? The white sand was covered with those famous gulf shells that you can’t help but pick up. Although highly developed, the Marco Island beach was so large I don’t see how it could ever be crowded. The Marriott provided complimentary lounge chairs and towels. They also had two activity booths; one for family oriented activities, such as shell gathering tours, while the other one was for water sports. The beach booths were open until 5pm, however, the pools were open and fully staffed until 10.
The rooms were perfectly decorated with calming colors and sea accents, such as starfish wall art and white furniture. The beds were fabulous, with five pillows and a thick down comforter. Our room featured a king-size bed with a sofa, coffee table, desk with internet hookup, a TV armoire and extra cabinet with a mini-fridge and coffee maker. The bath area had an extra-large closet and a separate wall-to-ceiling tiled toilet/shower room. The room also had a small balcony with two chairs.
This resort was overwhelming large. The lobby was as open as a cathedral. The south hallway led to convention rooms and the special lanai rooms that open up directly to the beach. On the north side were the two hotel towers that surrounded the family pool. Connecting them were a series of small shops. Past the north tower more meeting rooms and finally, the Spa (see separate review).
The resort boasts four restaurants, but one, Scoozies, was more of a convenience store and I bought a bag of chips and a soda before heading to the pool, but when I went back a few hours later, it was closed and I don’t remember it being open any other time.
Two places, Tropiks and Kurrents, we avoided. Way too expensive. We were told the food was good, but not good enough to justify the prices ($18 a person for a breakfast buffet). We ate every meal at the resort’s beach bar, Quinn’s (see separate review).
This resort was not damaged by Hurricane Wilma, however, a bartender told us that people were staying away because of the hurricane. Therefore, the resort decided to do some remodeling and the entire north tower was closed. The bartender said they hoped to be done by Christmas.
The Marriott was a wonderful resort and we only left it once during our stay. We had no reason to leave; everything we needed was already there.
From journal Marco Island and the Florida Everglades
by Enrique Brener
May 21, 2005
The room is pretty large but basically a standard hotel room, with a king-size bed, couch, table, etc. And, of course, there was the balcony overlooking the Gulf!
The hotel's common areas are very nicely done. The lobby is large, and there are stores between the lobby and the room towers. There are several restaurants as well.
Service was impeccable since we arrived. They made sure everything was set for our conference and were constantly monitoring that everything was going as planned, including the meals we had at the terrace and next to the pool. The quality of the food was very good as well (we had Mexican one day, Italian the next).
From journal 2 Days at the Marriott Marco Island
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