JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Marco Island (Gulf Coast Visitor Center Everglades), JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is minutes from South Marco Beach and Marco Golf and Garden. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Marco Island Center for the Arts and Marco Island Historical Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 732 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 9 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 4 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Marco Island? This resort has 140347 square feet (13039 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
This hotel has many amenities that make it the top in the world, but nothing stood out more than our visits to the Maia. Though our vacation was originally made to get away from our normal life, we found ourselves going to the Maia everyday to visit our AMAZING waitress Dolly. Every morning my family and I would wake up for breakfast and be greeted and cared for by Dolly. We were there 5 mornings, and had her all 5 times. Though I just met her, I felt like I’ve known her forever. This is what makes this hotel the best there is. Great service from great people, Dolly is the epitome of the Marriott way, and an asset to the company. Thank you Dolly and thank you to the whole team who made this vacation so memorable. Well be back next year.
This hotel was an excellent choice for our honeymoon. The room was impeccable. Despite the rainy weather, there were a lot of activities to keep us busy. The service staff was pleasant and responsive. Hats off to Dustin at the front desk for going above and beyond in acknowledgement of our recent marriage.
My daughter got married earlier this month at this property. Everything was top notch! The food, service and accommodations all met every expectation. We used their event coordinator and with her recommendations, hired a day of coordinator, florists, DJ, photographers, etc. It was a fairly tale wedding! It took place over 2 days with a welcome reception the first day and then the wedding and wedding reception the next. Her guests loved the pool area, and array of amenities the resort offered. What a wonderful beach and beautiful location. Couldn’t have been more pleased. Just s fabulous resort!
My mate and I have been coming to the Marco Island Marriott since the Honored Guests program was established in 1983. I was one of those rare frequent travelers promoted immediately to “Platinum” status, so we have enjoyed 35 years of essentially cost-free access to this splendid resort. During those years, we have visited this property—surely the most appealing beach resort in the entire Marriott portfolio—perhaps 25 or more times. It has, for us, become a family tradition, and since the early 1990s, our two children have joined us on these sojourns. For these reasons, the Marco Island Marriott, and the town of Marco Island will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We are grateful to Marriott for this series of fortunate events.
Recently, this property has been upscaled to the JW Marriott brand. This week, the four of us are visiting for the first time since the renovation began several years ago. We were curious to see what has changed. In truth, not all that much. But that is OK, for the property has always been exceptional in nearly every way.
There is now a massive new wing where the lanai suites once stood. Although yet unfinished, this new wing looks rather like a hospital, and so aesthetically it does not fit with the resort-ish architectural style of the rest of the property. Worse yet, it gives every indication that this property will cater primarily to corporate clients in the coming years—which, IMHO, is no improvement. Corporate outings ruin the “resort getaway” environment for family holiday guests, and this massive new edifice will likely flood the property with the usual noisy corporate evening beach parties and the corresponding surfeit of corporate imbibers chatting about business in the pool. We have witnessed this phenomenon at other Marriott resorts, such as the one at Sawgrass, which can be a rather unpleasant experience for traditional family vacation guests. All this change in “property personality” is cause for concern, as the clientele has always primarily been families with young children, and international visitors on holiday from Germany and England.
As it appears to us, there have been minimal “renovation” changes on most of the property. The Marco Island Marriott was always great, but the notion that it has been extensively upgraded to a more “tony” JW brand quality is simply not evident. Little has changed in the lobby, or the walkways toward the two towers. Nothing discernible has changed outside at the either of the pools. Again, that is OK with us. There are some notable improvements, most in the individual rooms which are upgraded with 50 inch HD televisions and well-lit bathrooms with luxurious showers. The room really are quite nice.
But, for the most part, the only thing “JW” about this new version is the pricing. Rooms that were $350 a night only a few years ago are now $500 a night. If you intend to use HG points, prepare to cash in nearly twice as many points as were required only a few short years ago. Plus there is a “resort fee” (now common across all Florida resorts) of another $25 per day (for Honored Guests), for things that were included in the past at no additional charge. For price creep alone, I dock them a point.
Call us creatures of habit if you must—but we dearly love this special place in this pleasant, if somewhat sleepy, little town. I do hope the Marriott people will be mindful of this tradition, and not take actions that will dissuade families from visiting, re-visiting and visiting again.
I have been to this resort 3 time now and each time is better than the previous! They have outstanding service and the employees are willing to go above and beyond to help you. The pool is beautiful and the beach is breathtaking!