Marriott Beach Resort and Marina Hutchinson Island
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Today is officially a day off! This means we get fool around a little and not rush. JP is busy setting up labor for deliveries over the next few days aaaaannd thinking about his next run (20,000 pound to virginia... Leaving pretty much after he ...
For the last several years I have been in grad school. I have completed on degree and I am currently getting another. Now while that is great professionally, personally it has been a killer to my family life. Right now for example we are on a plane on our way to Puerto Rico. Rod is reading a guide on the Caribbean and the boys are watching Rio 2. What am I doing you may ask? I am reading papers on Organizational management and on sigma six. It seems that while my family is in ...
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Second, the time spent with other students and the Seminary professors and their families was priceless. As a on-line student that is one thing I miss out on, having informal and fun conversations with them in person. We all had an instant connection due to our studies and passion for Christ. It was talking with Chet and Renee Roden that I ...
Happy New Year everyone! Sure looks like a cold and snowy winter so far! Florida may break records today. It's supposed to reach 88! We're at the anchorage at Sunset Bay in Stuart and will be here probably til sometime in February. Denny is installing a solar panel and we are having some rigging work done by Mack Sails and also getting a smaller head sail. So there's lots to be done. Pics included below. Love, Kathy & Denny
... champers I'm sure was named after Michella .... Perfect!!! Nov 7 Two big things - Obama was returned to office and we saw our first 6' alligator.... not sure which was scariest ;)!!! Joe took us on a motor boat tour down the Loxahatchee River looking for gators and we weren't disappointed.j I hope to add the photos of Paul & Joseph lying on the bow of the boat as look outs, Joe captaining the 'HMUS Gator Runner' and Emma, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Beach Resort and Marina Hutchinson Island Stuart
Had a bad experience
Stayed at this resort with family for weekend in early August. The beach and pool facilities are better than average. Had to pay $20-25 daily for use of beach chairs/umbrellas on the resort beach. There is no service on beach or pool areas.
Employees seem unhappy and overworked. Room was not serviced until 6:30 PM and was told that was the norm the resort. Attempts to speak to manager were ignored.
Definitely would not recommend staying there if you value service. There are plenty of resorts of lesser rating with much better service and attention to guests.
What a wonderful hotel in a wonderful place. We only stayed here for 1 night, but had a great stay. The staff are very friendly, the food is good and the facilities are excellent. The hotel itself is in a large complex so they provide a vehicle to get around it. The beach is great, with lots of sand.
The room was very clean, well appointed and large. We will definately go back there if we visit Florida again.
The rooms and staff were nice
We stayed at this resort to visit family in the area. I chose it for it's proximity to the beach, however, this beach was not suitable for anyone. I am not blaming Marriot for this, but although the beach was pretty, there were sand fleas or bugs that were terrible and the undertow was so strong we couldn't let our children, ages 2 and 5, in the water. If you could brave the horrible bug bites you could look for sea shells. We spent the day in the pool and I only noticed a couple of obviously non-hotel guests. My problem with the pool area was the tile around the pool itself. It was extremely slippery when wet and so hot you couldn't go barefoot.
We stayed in the Sandpiper building and the room was very nice with a small covered balcony and I could see the ocean from the room. Check in was easy and our request for a crib was met quickly. It was quiet at night and the beds were very comfortable.
My husband and I stayed at this resort on February 6th for a one night business trip. We found that the location was beautiful and the property was neverending. The rooms, however left more to be desired.
The beds were one of the least comfortable I have ever slept on and the cleanliness of the rooms could have been improved. The restaurant was over priced, and had good food but horrible service, we were seated right near the door to the kitchen and our waitress rarely checked on us. We enjoyed sitting in the jacuzzi that evening and the beach setting was amazing. I would not recommend this hotel as a vacation spot. It seemed that it was designed for senior citizens to retire, play golf and buy condos on property. That being said you will pay a lot to stay here and I think the money is better spent elsewhere.
After reading reviews here and elsewhere, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. But the opposite was true. My family and I had a great time and were treated very well. The accomodations were clean and very comfortable; the grounds (including pools) were well-designed and well-maintained; the staff were always friendly and helpful; and the poolside Tiki Bar food and drinks were quite good. My only suggestion is that there should be an uninterrupted sidewalk (with marked crosswalks) from the hotel to the beach as it was a little dicey being forced at certain points to walk along the road with young children. PS Go to Conchy Joe's for dinner--it's awesome.
Nothing bad but nothing great.
I stayed here in early January for several days while visiting relatives who live on the property. My studio was in the Sandpiper next to the beach, a 15 minute walk to the main hotel building. The hotel served my purpose, close to my relatives and near the beach. The property probably is due for a renovation in a couple of years if they want to continue to charge high rates. I had a AAA discounted rate. This is a quiet resort. Nothing much going on. If you want any food, the Tiki bar has a grill...otherwise you have to hike up to the main hotel, call room service, walk to the deli outside the property or head into Stuart or Jensen Beach. The spa is very small. A Publix supermarket is about 2 miles away to stock up your studio kitchen. The maid came knocking on doors at 7:45 am. The front desk said I should have put my "do not disturb" sign out, fair enough, but she pounded on doors next door to mine too..so much for sleeping in. My room was clean and good size with a balcony. Okay place, but not up to other Marriott "Resort" standards.
Nice place to visit during the holidays.
We stayed at the Hutchinson Island Resort over Christmas vacation, and had a great time. We were in the main hotel, so we drove to the beach when we wanted to be by the ocean, although we could have taken the tram, which runs throughout the day through the resort. The hotel had a nice buffet on Christmas day. We stay at Marriott hotels frequently, and this property is definitely on the old side compared to other Marriott resorts we have visited, but is very family friendly. If you want to play tennis - be sure to bring your own racquet; the racquets available for rent are poor. We would probably stay at Hutchinson Island Resort in the future.
Nice place . Poor management !!
We went to Marriott Hutchingson Island summer 2002. First we had to move out of our Beach side efficiency (SANDPIPER) for two days for some water maintenance problem, strange because the beach Buildings were half empty ? So we moved to the main building a half mile inland. Nice room, generally very clean but at lunch time all the locals pile in to use the pool and leave with the distinctive green towels !The pool assistant made sure all the local kids got the freebies. Residents are definitely second class here.At the beach hut on the boardwalk the locals collect towels but dont hand them back in ! We saw one family leave with 5 !! two to wrap their Surf Board in ? The attendant just watched. I phoned security and asked how many towels they loose a year. "Oh thousands " he said but wasn't interested.Late evening loads of kids ? in Mercs and Bmw's etc. turn up to use the beach building pool ( closed to residents 8.30 pm ) drink beer and smoke dope (or what-ever?). We saw them hiding their stash when the cops swung by (once ). When we complained we were told they were rich kids who rented a permanent party room in the next property ?Marriott's excuse ?They had only 1 (one ) security guard to cover two hundred acres , pathetic ! When he did show (twice ) he sat chatting to the teenagers and left them to it ! This was a nice place in a beautiful location spoilt by poor mangement (who were unavailable for five days .I gave up in the end ) Forget the tiny Coffee Shop, closed in the evenings, 25 bucks for a small omelette , cup ! of cereal 1 coffee 1 OJ a bit steep.Fortunately great supermarket just up the road ! The beach access is locked at sunset So no nocturnal strolls. Sadly I wont be going back , I dont want my family stepping on used needles !which must be only a matter of time for some poor soul.
nice hotel with excellent rooms and friendly staff - made the family feel very safe with security - lots of fun - not crowded at all
Skip this lousy resort!
This was by far the worst resort I have ever stayed at. The place was filthy, garbage was strewn all over the poll area, our room had a giant stain on the carpet in the entry. The beaches were short and not well cared for, also they were quite a distance from the actual hotel we stayed at. This is definitely one resort to skip and Marriott should be ashamed. It was busy on weekends because area residents all flock there is swim in the pool for free.