The white sands of Marco Beach, Florida offer some of the best beachfront vacationing to be had. The island’s four miles of pristine shoreline make for a year-round Gulf of Mexico destination.
With that quality comes a heavier price tag, but the increase carries an uptick in luxury. TravelMag’s hotel team has narrowed it down to three of the island’s best oceanside digs by comparing location, amenities, and customer reviews. Try visiting during the summer months for a better value.
HILTON MARCO ISLAND BEACH HOTEL
From $300/ night
Just a two minute walk from the beach, this hotel offers amenities including a large outdoor pool, private balconies, full-service spa, fitness and business centers, and an onsite restaurant. Guests have access to free parking and Wi-Fi as well as water sport rentals like sailing and kayaking. The ten acres of white sand beach are supplied with lounge chairs, umbrellas, beach games and fire pits. This hotel is situated a short distance from the Everglades National Park, top-rated golf courses, and a trove of shops and restaurants.
MARCO BEACH OCEAN RESORT
From $159/ night
This hotel is a great value for the pricey Marco Beach. It is just a three minute walk from the beach, and the concierge is happy to arrange beach activities including water sports, jet skis, sailing, parasailing, backwater and deep sea fishing for its guests. Try the off-season (spring and fall) for better deals on a stay that offers a full-service spa, fitness center, golf at the nearby Fiddler’s Creek, or tennis at a local complex. Guests also have access to free Wi-Fi, private balconies, and five onsite restaurants and bars. The rooftop pool offers a singular view of the Gulf of Mexico.
MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT, GOLF CLUB & SPA
From $279/ night
This hotel, a three minute walk from the beach, boasts nine dining facilities, two full-size golf courses, tennis and volleyball courts, and two outdoor pools. Each room comes with a private balcony and free Wi-Fi, and if you do want to leave the hotel, entertainment isn’t far away. The hotel offers wave runner rentals and sailing opportunities that might score you a glimpse of dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. The Marco Island Historical Museum is just two miles away, and Tin City shopping center and Naples waterfront are about a 15-minute drive.