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Marriott’s Last Minute Florida Summer 2013 Travel Deals

With summer winding down, it’s time to book that last minute vacation. The good news is that Marriott wants to hook you up with some amazing Florida travel deals.

The hotel company got together a few travel-obsessed writers to explore, experience and report on the very best of what the Sunshine State has to offer.

It came down to this: 8 Bloggers, 10 Cities and 13 Marriott Resorts.

First, let me introduce you to the crew, starting with yours truly:

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From the powder white sand beaches of the east coast to the sensational sunsets of the west coast and all of the adventure to be discovered in between — we reported on it all. I had the task of covering Florida’s west coast.

These resorts on Florida’s west coast are offering great end-of-summer travel deals:

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club: a luxurious hotel with a storied history. The Mediterranean-revival building overlooks Tampa Bay and a marina that plays home to a few fancy yachts, art galleries and charming seaside cafes.

Read moreSt. Petersburg’s Crown Jewel Resort

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spaa gorgeous waterfront hotel with more than 700 rooms (many with water-view balconies) on a to-die-for stretch of white sand beach. Think thatched-roof tiki huts, swaying hammocks and a pool with a view that will rock your socks off.

Read more: Sunset Celebration on Marco Island

Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa. (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort & Spa  (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa: located in Fort Myers and surrounded by 85 acres of tropical paradise. I couldn’t help but notice that this waterfront hotel would be the perfect place to host a destination wedding.

Read more: Wedding Bliss in Fort Myers

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa (Photo Credit: Kara Franker)

All three of resorts offer something unique, but they each have something special in common.

Travel Special: Book your endless summer vacation now through September 25, 2013 (for travel through October 31, 2013) and you’ll receive a room upgrade and up to $100 resort credit per night, with nightly rates starting at $160.

For reservations, visit Marriott.com and enter the promotional code ZX0.

Shout Outs: A huge thank you to Diamond PR and Marriott for organizing and sponsoring this trip. And don’t forget to check out the rest of writers in this story and their reviews on other Marriott resorts in Florida:

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