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The Shops of Olde Marco

Marco Island, FL 34145
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Was very disappointed with visit to olde marco. Only one shop opened. Think test were closed down... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Caroline B
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Dublin, Ireland
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Cute but could be cuter

This area of a handful of mainly small restaurants is tucked behind The Inn of Marco Island. The... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
LifeWithNoRegrets
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Whether you’re in search of fashion, original art, gourmet goodies or a new way to treat chronic pain, allergies or insomnia, The Shops of Olde Marco are Marco Island’s retail cornerstone. Located in the Historic District on the northern end of Marco Island, this collection of colorful shops, boutiques, and retailers (including clothing stores, a gift shop featuring home goods and jewelry, an art gallery, fish market, a salon and holistic health service center) captures the essence of our island lifestyle. As part of the Collection of Olde Marco - which includes the Shops and the adjacent Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites, be sure to check out the original Inn on site, which is currently home to Reception for the Inn and the Bistro Soleil Restaurant. It originally opened with 20 sleeping rooms, and a two-story outhouse, as reported by Ripley in his "Believe it or Not" column...the only one of its kind. The Inn stands as one of southwest Florida's oldest buildings...if not the oldest!
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  • Terrible11%
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Marco Island, FL 34145
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Was very disappointed with visit to olde marco. Only one shop opened. Think test were closed down. Such a shame because it looks nothing like pictures.

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This area of a handful of mainly small restaurants is tucked behind The Inn of Marco Island. The way to find it is to drive to the inn, park and follow the signs for "Shops". A few clothing stores, an art gallery, gelato, hair stylist...More

Thank LifeWithNoRegrets
OMIALLC, Manager at The Shops of Olde Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Dear LifeWithNoRegrets, Thank you for stopping by the Shops of Olde Marco and taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate it. Our collection of shops can certainly be referred to as "the hidden gem" of Olde Marco! However, so many of the...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

There's really nothing here to look at other than one or two shops. There are a couple of restaurants that would be worth eating at but I would advise only going there if you plan to eat there. This area really should be beefed up...More

Thank Pam C
OMIALLC, Manager at The Shops of Olde Marco, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Good morning Pam C., Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear you were pleased with the selection of eateries on site. We currently have 5 full service restaurants on the property, as well as a gelato shop! In addition there are two boutiques,...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place has had stores come and go, but this time around with the addition of an excellent tapas bar "The Blue Mermaid", new life is continuing to come back here. This place along with the Lee Be Fish, Petite Soleil, and a gelato parlor...More

2  Thank marydK9702ZH
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We've been going for years and have watched the ups and downs, went recently and found all the shops to be full, our new personal favorite is the Blue Mermaid, a beautiful little spot in a keywest style setting with live entertainment (its kind of...More

Thank HardleyMarcoisland
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This could be such a cute spot to poke around and shop for memories of Marco Island. My daughter and I went into the 3 open shops this morning - one sparsely inventoried with soaps and scrubs, one with resort wear and another with jewelry...More

Thank jebish14
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We thought we would hit olde Marco for a bit of difference but was disappointed when we got there. Shops were shut and it was only 3/4 in the afternoon. Couldn't find much about it either.

2  Thank Shorty2103
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Read the reviews here and thought we should check it out. Ito start, it's tiny, a handful of shops and some restaurants. Everything was closed except for a restaurant.

Thank ISilva76
Reviewed 11 January 2015

This area looks very quaint but in terms of shops I didn't rate it. I was very disappointed. I thought there would have been local island goods but whilst some shops were closed when we were there, those that were opened didn't sell anything special...More

Thank Elizabeth7
Reviewed 24 July 2014

small shops that women will like to visit. Men can wait outside sitting in the courtyard with some fish tacos and beer. take your time dear!

Thank Joe R
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Cynthia H
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Response from marydK9702ZH | Reviewed this property |
There are restaurants shops at The Shops of Olde Marco with varied hours, but a good time to be there for shopping is around 10 AM. You can go earlier and have breakfast at Petit Soleil, which opens at 8AM. At 11 AM Lee Bee... More
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