JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I am confident the Marriott knows it’s spring break and high season, so why aren’t they prepared to accommodate their guests? I get the crowds but there is so many inefficiencies in their service. For example, to get a chair at the beach you need to wait a minimum of 30 minutes and that’s if you are standing there at least 30 minutes before they open. Forget about getting a chair at pool. Lines at coffee shop wrap around the corner. Restaurant service is super slow even at “Ario” where you pay an arm and a leg to dine. The resort is beautiful, sandy and ocean are spectacular. But to enjoy it you need to come off season.
It was my daughter’s16th Birthday and this is where she wanted to spend the day. We have been before and loved the location and amenities. I emailed in advance to find what we could do for her birthday, and booked a 5 night stay. Even though they knew there was 4 of us, on arrival we were allocated a room with a king size bed and a pull out couch. I went back to reception to ask if there was anything that could be done (2 beds would be nice) but apparently they were fully booked (didn’t feel fully booked while we were there but who knows). We still had a lovely time, still love this place but unlikely to return to this hotel when there are so many others to pick from who might be more accommodating to family needs.
I'm so sorry to say we were really disappointed with the suites. I'm referring to the ground level suites in the Lanai Tower. Our room was literally behind Quinn's Restaurant with a view of the kitchen vent and random bushes... not the beach, but just bushes and random walkers-by than could see in our room :( We were told that anything else would be a "downgrade." We were not offered any access to the "adult-only" swimming or restaurant features of this side of the hotel. We did ask for an alternative, or any enhancement, but it just didn't happen. Room felt dated, carpet was soiled. Suite was more of a shotgun room than a suite. Barely enough room to walk past the bed into the bedroom. Doors on bath were frosted allowing lighting into the bedroom suite for people still sleeping, had two double beds instead of King, dirty pillow case, sound of walking shoes upstairs, doors to bathroom do not open fully to allow easy access to bed, no USB charging plugs, no nightstand on two beds, 2 irons with crud on the surface, closet doors making awful sound waking sleepers in the morning and letting closet light in, screeching shower door, hot water that has to warm up for awhile, one trash can in the whole place, one towel hook, one thermostat - in the hallway, dungeonous interior access to the rooms, sheets that didn't stay tucked in the beds, etc.
The pluses of this room: easy beach/outdoor access - but we could not SEE the beach at all. Easy access to convention area - but you ONLY have elevator interior access to your ground level floor. It's a beautiful property, but I would NOT pay for any upgrades on the ground level.
We have stayed at the JW in Marco several times and the place is fantastic. Staff is great, food selection is best of any of the marco hotels, and it is well kept up. Breakfast buffet is one of my favorites.
This is our third time staying at the Marco Island Marriott, and the first since they expanded and built the new tower. The hotel is beautiful. The beach is great. The problem is, they added a huge tower and did not think of the impact this would have on the hotel amenities. When we visited at peak times in 2010 and 2013, there was never a problem with the pool or housekeeping or the restaurants. But now, with the gigantic tower added next door (and it has to be an additional 500 rooms), the once spacious pools are a traffic jam. This is no exaggeration: people started lining up at 6:45 am to reserve a spot by the pool. How is that relaxing? I wandered down at 7:30 am and the line was already 100 people deep. Once they opened the gates to the pool, it was like The Hunger Games. People were literally running to get a spot. As for the restaurant: at 9 am there was a 20 minute wait to be seated in the restaurant that had the buffet. And once you were in there, forget about getting a made-to-order omelet. And the poor housekeepers, they were just overwhelmed. It’s very clear what the problem is: they added a massive tower and then didn’t expand anything else in the hotel. To me, that’s just greed at the expense of the guests: get more heads in beds, and forget about what the overall experience is like. They did add a lovely arcade which my kids (13 and 14) loved. But it was crazy expensive. All in all, we will not come back. The JWM now has prices to rival the Ritz Carlton Naples up the beach. But the Ritz knows how to handle the crowds better, and they didn’t add a massive tower to their property. I have a feeling I will not be the only person mentioning this, as a few guests and I commiserated while clutching towels and waiting in line at 7:30 am.