This summer I'll be staying at the Marco Island Marriott. I just saw on the web-site that a resort fee of $25/day will be charged starting on July 7th. Does anyone know what this resort fee includes?
This will be our first trip to Marco Island....anyone have any good suggestions (food, things to do, etc.)??
I stayed there a few times. The hotel is nice and it has a very large beach area.
Not sure what the resort fees are for. They have a nice pool area and spa. Most of the fees are for things a gold/platinum get for free like internet service and water bottles.
This is a laid back town with not too many nice restaurant choices (I'm from Miami where there are too many choices). We like CJ's which is 10 minutes away. It is in a complex with a few other restaurants which are all pretty good. There are a few places right across the street from the hotel which were average at best.
WOW, I’m totally taken by your comment; “Most of the fees are for things a gold/platinum get for free like internet service and water bottles.”
The MRI gold/platinum members know that is NOT the case at all.
Our friend painedplatinumhas has a simple, but in reality the best answer. "These fees are nothing but to hide additional charges, but as we all know, many of the resorts have "resort fees". .
$25 daily buys the following each day the fee is paid;
Enhanced speed internet
local and long distance phone calls within US
Golf practice range - golf balls and clubs
shuttle to golf course
one beach umbrella
one hour of non-motorized water vehicle (kayak, canoe etc)
two bottles of water
two under 12 year old kids breakfast with one purchased adult breakfast
FYI and YMMV (your mileage may vary - to avoid overloading the acronym machine) - I have found whereas in the majority of cases the resort fee is like painedplatinum and blava have suggested, just a profit builder; in the rare cases where something of value is actually offered, those were the best places for having them waived for Platinum, non pre-teen children, non golfing travelers like myself.