Cafe San Marco

Starbucks at the Marriott - Kinda

Better than Starbucks?

Located in the JW Marriott hotel, Cafe San Marco has a simple objective: Satisfy guests whose top priority at the moment is to enjoy a cup of coffee. The cafe serves Illy branded coffee products and guests can find their favorite hot or cold beverage, including lattes, espressos, and cappuccinos.

Cafe San Marco has a selection of pastries for those looking for a snack on the go. Guests can with time to spare can sit down and order a meal from the menu on the wall. The environment is upscale but casual with lots of black furniture. Baristas behind the bar are dressed in a shirt and tie.


Opening hours are 6:00 a.m. daily and closes at 8:00 p.m. Sunday to Thursday. The cafe remains open an additional hour Friday and Saturday.

Wine and Beer in the Evening

The cafe features an outside terrace which makes it an ideal location to begin a sunny Florida morning. Guests can also return in the evening to enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine, beer, or a sweet treat.

The Sun King’s Review of Cafe San Marco

You guys are on your own on this one. The Sun King doesn’t drink coffee. He drinks tea and doesn’t foresee an occasion in which he’ll be on the Marriott property drinking tea. Anything can happen, though. If it does happen, he’ll review it here honestly.

Reviews and Directions

Reviews of Cafe San Marco are mixed on TripAdvisor and Yelp. Some of the positive takeaways include the location, attention to detail from the staff, and an environment consistent with the luxury hotel. On the other hand, other hotel guests prefer coffee from a Starbucks store, as is the norm in many other JW Marriott resorts.