Nice place . Poor management !! A review of Marriott Beach Resort and Marina Hutchinson Island

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.

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