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Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort--CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS; REOPENING DEC. 1, 2017
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Marco Island
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Largo, Florida
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“Stealth and sneaky hidden charges!”
Reviewed 7 May 2006

The hotel itself was fine. A typical beach kind of place with friendly staff and reasonable amenities. Problem: Everything and I mean everything is extra. Offered some kind of resort special for $9 a day (valet parking, beach chairs, something stupid to do with telephone). Unbelievably they then want an addtional $15.00 for a rusty beach umbrella. 10 second phone call to answering machine $6, state tax, county tax, local tax. What should have been a $179 night place metamorphized into a $275 a night. Wouldn't stay here again. Although, as I said the staff are very nice and the hotel adequate.

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Reviewed 4 May 2006

We stayed from April 30-May 3rd. Our room (along with the hallway) on the second floor smelled old and musty so we asked for a new room. I was given a room on the 4th floor. Although the hallways on this floor smelled like cat urine the room did not smell nearly as bad as our first room. In addition, this hotel needs a serious facelift. The carpets are old and the wall paper is peeling off. On the plus side the rooms are spacious and we were given a free upgrade to an ocean view after complaining about the smell. I recommend staying at the Marriott instead of the Hilton. We stayes there a few days before staying at the Hilton because I got a free room. The hotel is beautiful and the pool is wonderful. In addition, the sand is full of shells in front of the Hilton but very smooth in front of the Marriott.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled on business
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Marco Island, Florida
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Reviewed 18 April 2006

Hilton really deserves the four diamond review it's received. Large well appointed rooms with balconys overlooking Gulf and great sunsets from the pool deck. Friendly efficient service adds to the very positive overall experience, definitely will return.

  • Stayed April 2006
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chippenham uk
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Reviewed 17 April 2006

Our family with two daughters 14 & 12 loved the location and especially the beach. Within 30 minutes of arriving we were watching dolphins in the bay! They were there like clockwork morning and evening the girls and my wife loved to watch for them. Contrary to some write ups the beach was superb. The sand had shells but not that bad we all walked barefeet into the sea and once in, the sea bed was sandy. Great beach for running along every morning which so many people did! Lots of familys in the hotel very busy being easter. Pool was crowded no chance of bed unless towels left early! Beach was adjacent which we loved but very pricey to hire umbrella and sunbeds! Lovely rooms we had gulf view well worth the extra, great view and sunsets magical on balcony. Service by pool not the most friendly of staff. Very convenient for small number of shops and restuarants opposite. Enjoyed Biminis for food and service. Overall lovely location for a slower pace of life after Disney as we did! bit pricey but its america!

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed 15 April 2006

With my wife, we stayed 5 nights at the Hilton Marco Island, during the so called school “spring break” of 2006 (that is from March 24 until March 29).

To make it rather short, I’ll say we were very satisfied in general and will only point out the topics that we did not like much. So this is not a negative review but a report (hopefully) full of nuances and precisions.

The hotel is to our (European) opinion not really a resort: it is a (very nice) beach hotel, with a well heated swimming pool of good size, it has a beach chair (and so on) department but that’s about it. Yes, there is a large (free) parking and a little tiny waterfall alongside a sidewalk that many ignore most of the time. Three tennis courses, two of which don’t look very very nice (color of ground is progressively going away)

But, no large area of ground covered with trees, waterfalls, golf, hammock, multiple pools, various buildings,… But, resort or not, we did like it.

We did not like the optional resort fee, although it WAS included in the voucher issued by a tour operator: it is for most people a real non-sense. It includes lots of things that tourists do not need (or hardly): local phone calls, incoming and outgoing (local?) faxes, valet parking, … It does include two chairs at the beach (that is OK) but clearly does NOT include the umbrella that goes with it (and it’s expensive, a real business going on there on the beach…). Hilton needs to change that formula and make something really useful out if it. At least, they are kind enough to make it optional, while many other hotels make it compulsory.

The lack of umbrellas (paying or not, there you don’t get them) is more flagrant at the swimming pool. Not everybody is keen on staying hours in the sun without protection. A pity.

The beach is a long white, clear beach that is perfect for long walks if you put shoes on. Unless at the edge of seashore (where the water comes to your feet) it is more made of layers of more or less crushed shells and shell powder than really sand. With shoes, excellent. Without you can hurt your feet. A mile or so more north, it turns more into sand than seashell powder.

In the future, we will avoid the spring break in Florida, that is too many young guys for us. Some other hotels were much more invaded than we were, believe me. So, you have to know for yourselves.

The rooms (all of them junior suites) are great, wide and cosy. Lots of fluffy towels. Housekeeping excellent. There is a fridge in the room which is a serious “asset”. The large parking is a delight. Lots of boutiques and restaurants just across the street. Konrad’s (from German origin) had a lot of success. Capt Brien’s seafood as well but was so crowded that you could not get in easily.

We did not use the on site restaurants and bars so that we cannot tell you anything about them. We might be back. But this is Marco Island, gulf side of Florida, close to Naples, a very very nice and cosy environment, full of waterways and private boats, which implies high prices. Compare with some Caribbean resorts. For the rate we paid, calculated on a two weeks basis, we would have got as a large room, all inclusive treatment (we had lodging only) and a long haul economy flight from Europe for two persons…In a very good hotel ! But Marco Island is a bit exclusive and it’s true that you would pay much more in other Caribbean islands than the one I think of.

And be aware of the fact that you can get COLD northerly winds in late March. For three days, in our case. Quite exceptional I guess, but look at the beach equipment: they have those those little “half tents “ (sorry, found no better word in my English) protecting you against the wind. So it must be windy more than once in a while.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Dundee, Scotland
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Reviewed 10 April 2006

Have just returned from a tour of Florida, and the Hilton Marco Island was by far the best hotel we stayed in. Beautiful setting , comfortable and nicely furnished rooms, very pleasant and helpful staff, and good food at reasonable prices. Would definitely stay again in the future, and would recommend highly. Lots of good restaurants near the hotel if you want the option of eating out, some of them within walking distance. A really nice Italian restaurant right across the street. The pool and beach are lovely. Unfortunately during our visit the wind was very cold, so we did not use the pool, but tucked behind the cabanas on the beach, it was superb. Marco Island is a lovely area, and the Hilton Hotel a perfect base !

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed 11 March 2006

We just came back from a 4 day trip and since I use trip advisor I thought I would help others that might want to stay here.

The good:
The Hilton is a nice hotel. We stayed in the gulf view which was a bit pricey ($329 not including tax) but the room was nice and the service was friendly. Lots of cable channels on TV. Safe in room is nice.

Also, across the street is a mini strip mall with shops (where you can buy sandals, sunblock, etc.), restaurants, a movie theatre, and a 7-11 to buy drinks to stock the fridge.

Marco Island is very close to Naples, and we ended up going there every night to eat out. Every Thursday they have a mardi gras type of street party which was very crowded.

The bad:
The beach. If you're looking for a nice beach with soft hourglass type sand go elsewhere. It is lined with sharp shells and feels like you're walking on shards of glass. I don't know why noone else points (no pun intended) this out. I cut my feet twice the first day so i bought a pair of sandals but when i wore them, the waves just bring the sharp gravel type sand into the sandals and it was even worse. From afar it looked like i was walking on a hot plate. If you want to replicate the feeling, just walk on a gravel driveway in your bare feet. After walking on this beach, walking on coals would be a cake walk.

The kids. I went with my gf and we thought it would be a romantic type of setting. Well, most of the folks that stay here are retirees and families so we woke up to kids screaming "Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!" by the pool at 10 am. The higher your room is, the louder you hear it.

The Hilton. If you want a parasol by the beach it'll cost 29 bucks a day. If you want to use any of the other services be sure to take out a second mortgage. Also, when you look at the pictures of the hotel, it makes it seem like they are the only hotel on the strip but in reality it's really pretty crammed with hotels, sort of like a bookshelf - the Radisson is like 2 feet away next door.

Old people. We went during the peak of spring break (march) and you could count the single people under 40 on one hand. That has to mean something. This is not your sexy-hot body-miami beach type of place. It's more like Geritol, prune juice and Ben Gay.

White folks. I guess this is off topic, but if you're not white you might feel a bit uncomfortable being surrounded by all these old white people. I know I did. The only minorities we saw were workers.

All in all a nice hotel but two things turned me off, that the beach was so awful and that my money was going to end up in paris hilton's pocketbook someday.

Hope this helps!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Property: Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort--CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS; REOPENING DEC. 1, 2017
Address: 560 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145-5503
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Marco Island
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#3 Green Hotel in Marco Island
#3 Luxury Hotel in Marco Island
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Marco Island
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Marco Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort--CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS; REOPENING DEC. 1, 2017 4*
Number of rooms: 297
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa hotel is perfectly situated on the beautiful Marco Island beach on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. This AAA 4- Diamond deluxe 11-story Florida beach resort is only minutes from world-class golfing, the Florida Everglades National Park and some of Southwest Florida's best shopping, dining and recreational activities. Marco Island is conveniently located near Naples, Florida.At the Hilton Marco Island, Florida Resort and hotel, we feature 297 guest rooms including 22 gulf-view one-bedroom suites, and four luxuriously appointed two-bedroom penthouses.The Marco Island Spa at our resort hotel is the perfect hideaway in Southwest Florida. The Spa is a luxuriously appointed full service spa featuring signature facials, therapeutic massages, restoring body treatments, nail care, hair care and relaxation lounges. Our Marco Island spa also features a retail boutique as well as a state-of-the art fitness complex.The Hilton Marco Island, Florida hotel offers Activities and sightseeing opportunities for the entire familyThe Hilton Marco Island, FL hotel and resort offers guests an array of choices for both casual and elegant dining.Planning an Event or Meeting? With 12,000 square feet of total meeting and event facilities, superb catering, wonderful accommodations in a stunning location the Hilton hotel in Marco Island is everything you'll need for a flawless event.So whether for a family vacation, a weekend getaway or to attend a conference, make the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa your choice in Southwest Florida. ... more   less 
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