If you’re looking for some sun, sea, and sand, you’ll find all three (and plenty more besides) on Marco Island. As one of Florida’s hottest tourist destinations, it attracts scores of visitors around the year. If you’re set to become one of them, you’ll find plenty of great options for accommodation- so many, in fact, you may struggle to decide which one to take. To help out, we’ve rounded up the 10 best hotels in Marco Island for 2020: whatever your budget or taste, you’re guaranteed to find something to please.
10. Marriott's Crystal Shores
Where: 600 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145-5604
If you’re tired of pokey little hotel rooms, the vast two- and three-bedroom villas on offer at Marriott's Crystal Shores should please. Other than the spacious accommodation (which, by the way, is likely to be the most spotless you’ve ever stayed at: this is one resort that’s obviously taking the “cleanliness is next to godliness” maxim to heart), guests have the luxury of several dining options, a family-friendly pool, a fitness center, and several miles of gorgeous white sand beach on the doorstep.
9. The Charter Club of Marco Beach
Where: 700 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145-6001
When it comes to comfort, convenience, location, affordability, and service, The Charter Club of Marco Beach has it all. Rooms come equipped with all the little home comforts and conveniences you could want (including flat-screen TVs, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator), while the range of amenities on offer won’t leave you feeling shortchanged on the entertainment front. The location, meanwhile, is just as stellar, with all the best attractions of the island (including Marco Island Center for the Arts (0.3 mi) and San Marco Catholic Church (1.2 mi)) right on the doorstep.
8. Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort
Where: 571 W Elkcam Cir, Marco Island, FL 34145-2787
With tastefully decorated, spacious rooms, all the home comforts you could want, a quiet, relaxing vibe, friendly service, and amenities that include everything from a games room for the kids to a fitness center and hot tub for the grownups, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort offers the kind of tranquil, serene getaway that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling rested and revived.
7. Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa
Where: 560 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145-5503
The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa recently underwent a $60 million transformation- and judging from the scores of satisfied guests, it was worth every cent. Luxury abounds at every corner, from the lavish breakfasts to the sumptuous bed linens to the opulent bathrooms. The hospitable service and superbly convenient location complete the very pretty picture.
6. Marco Beach Ocean Resort
Where: 480 S. Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 34145-5304
You’ll find few resorts with quite such an outstanding location as Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Thanks to its proximity to the stunning white-sand beaches of Marco Island, the hotel is the perfect choice for anyone looking to take in some water sports on their trip, or indeed, simply lie on a recliner and soak up the rays. Just as good as the location are the amenities (which include a pool and fitness center) and the rooms, which are large, comfortable, and with just the right amount of luxurious touches.
5. Staybridge Suites Naples - Marco Island
Where: 9401 Triangle Blvd, Naples, FL 34113
A warm greeting awaits you at Staybridge Suites Naples - Marco Island, as does a comfortable bed, an excellent array of amenities (which include free parking, a pool, a fitness center, and a very generous breakfast), and, for families, a very enticing “kids go free” offer. As one of Marco Island’s newest hotels (it opened in August 2019), there’s a youthful buoyancy and eagerness to please that makes for a truly excellent stay.
4. Olde Marco Island Inn and Suites
Where: 100 Palm St, Marco Island, FL 34145-2018
With its gorgeous blend of old Florida style and contemporary touches, Olde Marco Island Inn and Suites is a fine choice for anyone looking for something a little different to the bland ubiquity of chain hotels. The service is as excellent as the amenities are bountiful (expect a rooftop pool, an onsite spa, a championship golf course, and several sports courses), while the views from the restaurant are worth the trip alone. Offering 98 suites and rooms in total (all of which come with their own private balcony or terrace, fully equipped kitchens, and marble bathrooms), it offers peaceful, boutique-style accommodation at an affordable price.
3. Marco Island Lakeside Inn
Where: 155 1st Ave, Marco Island, FL 34145-3613
Set just 2 miles from the gorgeous crystalline white beaches of Marco Island, Marco Island Lakeside Inn offers guests easy access to all the area’s best attractions. The service is beyond fault, while the comfortable, spotlessly clean rooms have a charming cottage chic style and all the little luxuries and conveniences you’ll need for a comfortable stay. For those looking for a quiet, relaxing stay where their every need is catered to, it makes a superb choice.
2. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Where: 400 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145-5304
Whether you’re here on work or play, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort delivers at every turn. Set on a vast expanse of private beach, it’s got amenities to spare, with some of the chief attractions including two private 18-hole championship golf courses, three swimming pools, a Tiki Tribe camp for the kids, and almost endless opportunities for R&R for the adults.
1. Marco Ocean Resort
Where: 480 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145-5304
As you’d expect of a hotel with AAA Five-Diamond status, Marco Beach Ocean Resort is impressive… seriously impressive. From its four-mile stretch of private white sand beach to its lavish full-service spa, it exceeds expectations at every turn. Along with superbly comfortable, spacious rooms, guests can expect to enjoy the charming rooftop gardens, state of the art fitness center, multiple dining options, and, to top it off, complimentary smoothies each day at 3 pm. Service, as you’d expect, is beyond fault.
Written by Liz Flynn
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