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
Love this property! Best beach for sea shells! There is a restaurant for all budgets and food is delish at all. Walking distance to other area restaurants. Only negative we have is pool area is a tad small for size of hotel, however, the addition of the new adult only tower and pool may alleviate some of the crowding.
This hotel is beautiful. The front boasts a huge rock waterfall surrounded by the half moon drive way
The pool looks like something out of the tropics. They offer tiki hut sun shades on the white sand beach. Inside there are gift shops, spa area, a fitness center and coffee shop. Right beside the hotel is a tiki bar with multiple top-shelf liquors available. I am Margarita lover and I was not disappointed. Perfect! I would definitely recommend this resort. The beach area is so large you feel like you have the entire beach to yourself.
I did not stay at the JW Marriott, so this review is of the September 2018 wedding only, for couples who are seeking more info, and my visits to the property on other days. The overall property is beautiful, although some construction is going on out in front. It is quite large and spread out over several buildings, so many relatives who stayed at the property felt it was too much walking to get back and forth from your rooms.
As others have said, the property is quite expensive, which is the reason we did not stay there for this destination wedding. It just wasn't in our budget. We did visit one evening at Quinn's on the beach, again quite pricey, but did enjoy the sunset fire dancer! The day after the wedding, we visited again to see the beautiful pool area, which the wedding guests/hotel guests were thoroughly enjoying. As a side note, there was no visible red tide, dead fish, or coughing when we visited. I chose to stay out of the ocean and limit my time on the beach to a look-see.
Prior to the time of the wedding, it was pouring rain. Now, to be clear, this was not to be a beach wedding. But it was planned to be outside on a patio overlooking the sea. We understand that outdoor weddings in Florida can be a problem, but again, this is Florida with rain. If they offer outdoor weddings, they need to be able to have the plan B and execute it quickly. To be fair, some of these issues were definitely the paid wedding planner, and not the Marriott, but not sure who is responsible for what exactly.
The original plan was that the wedding would take place on the top floor of the first tower, which has a giant wedding suite, which is also the wedding night bedroom suite attached. Due to the rain, that plan was scraped, prior to the outside being all set up.
Next plan was to be outside on a patio out the doors near the banquet rooms, and down an outdoor flight of steps, OR since rain was possibly still imminent, it would be all held inside the banquet room with no windows. So now, the Marriott staff was scrambling to set up the banquet room for dinner and possibly a ceremony. The chairs that had been set up prior outside were soaking wet and no one was making an effort to dry them.
So now the ceremony was delayed about an hour. While waiting in the area outside the banquet room, which is where the cocktail hour would be held, staff were setting up high tops with the standard white tied coverings. The pink tablecloths that were ordered, were not put on in that area by the wedding planner. The long table which held a glass container for gifts and the guest book had a very noticeably stained white tablecloth. We had to tell employees twice to get it changed. Also missing from that table was the pink covering, flowers and candles which the wedding planner did not place on there.
Now we are on to plan c - still outside, but not down the flight of stairs to the larger patio area. Now they are trying to set up on the rather narrow patio right outside the doors. The first major problem, was that they originally made no effort to remove all the water from the very slippery tile. One wedding guest, who stepped out there, then came around to warn everyone how slippery it would be. Finally, the bride's father had to tell the wedding planner that his daughter would not be walking out there in the puddles. Next, they went out with a pile of pool towels to start sopping up the water. Really? No squeegees, no water vacuum? This is not the first rainy wedding situation you have had there in Florida. Next comes, the very thin white wedding runner, which soaked up some water. The wedding planner never used the pink runner that the bride had ordered. Finally, a cart of dry chairs rolls up and they start putting those out, but run out, so they head down the stairs to grab a few of the wet chairs and try to dry those. The wedding guests are told that there will not be enough chairs, some will be standing room now.
Finally, the ceremony can begin. Now, because of this narrow balcony, the "aisle" is quite short, so not much of an entrance for the wedding party and bride. I'm sure it was quite a challenge for the photographer to get pictures that quick. It was quite sunny, steamy and hot now, but not raining! But due to the delay, the sun was now much lower in the sky, shining directly into everyone's eyes and washing out photos.
Part of the ceremony was eliminated due to the delay. The shortened wedding was beautiful, just not what had been planned.
The cocktail hour was fine, appetizers passed around were good, but not plentiful. One problem with this area is that it is the walkway to the spa. So several hotel guests walked through naturally in sweats etc.
The banquet hall for dinner was pretty, and they overall did a good job of setting up that room in a short amount of time. It was quite roomy for a wedding of 70. Just remember, the room has no windows, so no view. But guests throughout the evening would step back outside when they wanted some fresh air. This wedding had a buffet and we enjoyed the food. The bar is portable, so it was the same one used out in the hall for cocktail time and then rolled into the banquet room. Bathrooms were nice, down the hall. So once, we moved on to dinner, at least the stress was alleviated for everyone, and a good time could be had.
So, because it was family, the wedding was beautiful to us, despite the many mishaps. The bride had more additional issues, but I was only reporting on what I witnessed. The bride and groom did an amazing job of rolling with the changes, BUT it's not what they should have to experience on their wedding day. Sorry about the length of the review, but brides do a lot of research for their weddings, spend a lot of money and should have an idea of what to expect and ask ahead of time.
Had a variety of amenities, nice pools, plenty of places to eat. EXTREMELY overpriced food, drinks, merchandise. Staff was pleasant. Food order on day one took over an hour because the bartender handed order to server who never placed the order. I don't mind paying for good service, but at the prices they charge, service should be impecable.
We visited the JW Marriott for my husbands business conference. We brought the kids and we are so happy that we did! The front desk set us up with a room with a beautiful view of the beach. We stayed in the tower on the North side of the property and it was quiet and spacious, had an amazing shower and was well maintained! My daughter lost her watch at the pool, one of the staff members found it and the hotel mailed it to us. She was over the moon happy! I can't say enough nice things about the staff and the kindness that they showed. It made our stay most enjoyable.