This property is just not our style. We've always stayed at the Marriott on Marco Island until recently when it has become absolutely over-run with conferences. Looking for something different with more to offer, we thought we'd try the Marco Ocean Beach Resort.
The one bedroom suites are very small, with very large pieces of furnitures stuffed in them. There is a huge piece housing the TV that has no usable drawer space and a 5? drawer dresser inside the tiny closet, behind the closet door...hard to get to. The beds are extremely uncomfortable in my opinion, rock hard. The kitchen is small, but functional..not for large meal making. The balcony was nice.
Check in was cold and indifferent. Nothing exceptional about any of the staff. Housekeeping failed to note the filthy washcloth they had folded up for my husband to use in the shower and the furniture was not well taken care of, or up to date.
The pool is on the small side. We encountered no pool/bar service. Most resorts have a server making the rounds at the pool, we saw no one in the few days we were there.
The restaurant on property was very good. The food was excellent, and different, a higher caliber than most places on Marco.
I read a bunch of reviews suggesting this resort is on par with a Ritz Carlton. To suggest something like that is damaging to the Ritz Carlton name. They aren't even close. But I really don't think they are trying to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The resort epitomizes the AAA Five-Diamond standards. Marco Beach Ocean Resort features casual and elegant dining, a spa and fitness center, pool and hot tub, rooftop gardens, four miles of white sand beach and nearby golf, tennis and shopping. Complimentary smoothies on the beach and pool offered daily at 3pm. Wireless internet available complimentary to guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marco Beach Ocean Hotel Marco Island
- Marco Island Beach Ocean Resort
- Marco Beach Resort
- Marco Island Beach Ocean Hotel
- Marco Beach Ocean Resort Marco Island, Florida