Marriott's Ocean Pointe
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott's Ocean Pointe Palm Beach Shores
This is a beautiful resort! The pools are great, and the hot tub is nice. The grounds are very lush and the food and drinks at the tiki hut are really good. Good restaurants are Sailfish Marina, the Crab Pot - great fried shrimp. The City Place Mall is really impressive and looks like an Italian village. Legal Seafoods there was great. SInger island is a really nice place to vacation.
My boyfriend and I spent a week at Ocean Pointe in May. We had an efficiency unit which was very nice and clean with a microwave and a small 'fridge. It looked recently built or remodeled.
We spent our time at the "quiet" pool. The cabanas at the pool are on a first come, first serve basis. They were usually all taken by the time we made it down to the pool at 11am or 12pm but one would open up around 3pm. The pool was nice and large with two two hour periods for adult swim.
The beach was okay. The water was pretty rough so we didn't go in much.
We had a great dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak house and a couple of really good meals at Bruzzi's in West Palm Beach at the City Center. Also, the Muvico Parisian movie theatre there was great!
I'd go back again.
Lovely Resort . BEWARE of the cabana rental outfit there....
Our experience was as follows; We requested a high floor six months before check in and were only given a 3rd floor 2 bed/2 bath suite after complaining to management and Marriott customer service. Check in was supposed to be @ 4PM. We arrived @ 3:15 and did not get our room until 4:30. The rooms were very clean and well decorated. The resort grounds are beautiful and the staff a mix of courteous and disinterested. The beach is not as nice as some of the other Florida locales but it was ok. BEWARE of the folks that run the cabana. My experience was one reminscent of dealing with vendors on a street corner in a third world country. I was quoted a price of $25 per day since I was paying for multiple days. I was actually charged $35/day(30% tax??). I was told a refund is given for days the cabana was not used. It rained one day all day and was not given my money back. I also paid cash and was charged twice on my room bill. You can also get toys and boogi boards for the kids for free from the hotel, but they charge at the beach. A guest told me so as I was paying my $15 for a boogi board rental. The kid that helped me stated his was free as well as he took my $15. Also, be ready to drive fairly long distances to get anywhere. Not much around the resort (i.e. miniature golf, shopping, etc.)
Nicest Resort on Singer Island, but...
We stayed at Marriott's Ocean Pointe for five nights during the last week of February. Ocean Pointe is comprised of four seven storey buildings (with a fifth tower under construction) directly on a nice wide stretch of beach at the southern end of Singer Island. The property (a Marriott Vacation Club time share) is well kept with a lush, tropical pool area. Our two bedroom unit (one bedroom plus adjacent studio) was spacious and nicely furnished with a fully equipped kitchen (including a washer/dryer.)
Our only, and significant, complaint was that our "ocean view" room had none. We were informed by the (polite) registration staff that only Marriott Vacation Club time share "owners" are assigned ocean view units and that non-members get the "left overs", which are relagated to the lower floors. And while that seems a reasonable hierarchy, we only wish this was stated at the time of booking. (After our objections we have noted that their website now has the added stipulation: "non-view lower floor". )
Ocean Pointe is still by far the nicest resort on Singer Island, just as long as you don't require a view of the Atlantic from your room.
Be careful here...
stayed here several times in the last year - great rooms, adult only whirlpool, nice grounds. BUT unless you are a timeshare customer you get a lower floor room, very late checkin (after 3 - enforced) and early checkout (11). we requested higher floors etc. months in advance and were assigned a first floor room right over the children's play area. many complaints about the beach staff from us and others the week we stayed. they double sold the cabanas once you left - (we returned and were told that once we left they could sell it again... and this was after we tipped the guy $10!) Overall - it was nice but it felt like we had to fight every day for a cabana (even though we paid for the week) and we felt we were treated poorly because we were not timeshare people.
Can't wait to go back!
We've been to Ocean Pointe twice and can't wait to return--plan to make it an annual tradition, with or without the kids. Even with them, my husband and I thought we were honeymooning--got spoiled rotten, and left the kids with the activities directors and never worried about them because the resort is very secure. The grounds are gorgeous, the entertainment and activities are always interesting, the villas are so homey, and the areas is fantastic. We loved the free marine museum nearby, the nature trails, the great restaurants, the spectacular beach, the incredible sunrises and sunsets we enjoyed from our balcony.
Couldn't ask for a more relaxing and worry-free getaway, and no one has friendlier staff; several employees have become friends we look forward to seeing again.
Most relaxing vacation with kids
Our stay at the Ocean Pointe was probably the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken with kids. We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bath with full kitchen--it was great. They do not have room service but they have a small marketplace next to the pool that you can get sandwiches and pre made salads, snacks, drinks and other necessities. We ordered carry out and ate out other nights. The rooms were gorgeous and practical, our room had a mud room with a washer and dryer as you entered the condo-style room. A TV in each bedroom and the living room. For adults there was a huge/ beautiful master suite with a jacuzzi. The hotel has planned activities for the kids (ie: hair brading, root-beer float making, star fish painting) for a very nominal price. We enjoyed hanging out at the beach and swimming in the beautiful pools with the kids, listening to live regaee music. All you would need to pack is a swimsuit and shorts for this place!!
Wonderful beach vacation
We vacationed here the week of Christmas 2003 and had a wonderful time.
Everything is arranged for you to have a really nice beach vacation - oceanfront, pool bar, beach rentals, sea shells, etc. Take a good novel and relax or do as many activities (parasailing, fishing, etc.) as you wish. I would return in a minute.
My husband and I stayed at Ocean Pointe in July 2003. The resort was beautiful and the grounds were immaculate and well kept. The buildings are designed so that no matter if your room is in the front of the hotel (by the beach) or near the back, everyone has an ocean view.
Although we do not have children, there were many supervised activities at all times to keep little ones busy. There are 3 pools and the one we preferred (the least crowded one) had adult swim 2 times a day, which the resort was very firm about. The on-site bar/restaurant had a limited menu but served great lunch food. The guest rooms were gorgeous! Our room was larger than our first apartment. We had a full kitchen, jacuzzi bathtub with separate shower, washer and dryer and a patio that had a wonderful view of the Atlantic! We were a little nervous that we would find a bug or two in our room, since it was summertime in Florida but we never found any, not even one! The kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, pots and pans, even dishwashing detergent and paper towels.
The only thing that was less than perfect was the fact that the resort was in the process of constructing a new building. There was some noise due to the construction, but it was no big deal.
Mu husband and I both loved this resort and thought it was just about as good as our all-inclusive honeymoon (without the all-inclusive part!). We would definitely go back.
Came here for girl's weekend away. Clean resort with friendly staff. We noticed immediately that this resort would be great for families. Lots of things for the kids to do. But there is an adults only pool. Not a place to come if you are looking for night life but very nice if you just want to get away and enjoy the pool and beach. The pictures of the resort are pretty much what you get. We stayed in a 1 bedroom with mini kitchenette. Plenty big enough for 2. We didn't rent a car but found several resturants within walking distance. Also you can take the water taxi to "city place" where there are upclass shops and movie theater.
(catch the water taxi at SailFish Marina for $18 with tour of the mansions along the inlet) The only food on site is a pool grill and market place. No sit down full menu resturant on site. We would absolutely stay here again. Taxi from Palm Beach airport was $30 but I think you can take the Super Shuttle for $11 a person.
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