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Old Dec 3, 12, 9:19 pm   #1
 
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Milano - AC Milan (Marriott) or Park Hyatt for 3x

Was hoping to have enough for a free Park Hyatt stay but that isn't happening so debating between:

AC Milan (Marriott) for about 100 or Park Hyatt Milan for 300 (and possibly a suite upgrade)

The "vacation" side of me wants to check out the Park Hyatt, but the frugal side of me questions if it's really worth 3x.

The Park Hyatt is also in a lot more centralized location, but again, lots of cab rides for 200 difference.
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Old Dec 6, 12, 9:06 am   #2
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Hello MyTravels,

As we have a dedicated Italy forum, I'm going to move your thread over there to get more specialist attention. Please continue to follow this topic in the Italy forum.

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Old Dec 7, 12, 12:29 am   #3
 
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AC Milan is a bit outside the center in the area near a train station and the big cemetery. You'll be near a Metro station that is only a few stops from downtown. The Park Hyatt puts you right exactly in the center of Milan next to the Duomo and the Galleria. If you're ok with a bit of commuting and the slightly grittier neighborhood you should be fine and can spend the 200 Euro a night (or some fraction) on great food, shopping and taxis. I can see the case for either place depending on your budget and how much you value a stay in the posh center versus what seems like a good business hotel.
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Was hoping to have enough for a free Park Hyatt stay but that isn't happening so debating between:

AC Milan (Marriott) for about 100 or Park Hyatt Milan for 300 (and possibly a suite upgrade)

The "vacation" side of me wants to check out the Park Hyatt, but the frugal side of me questions if it's really worth 3x.

The Park Hyatt is also in a lot more centralized location, but again, lots of cab rides for 200 difference.
You might check out the dedicated Park Hyatt Milan thread in the Hyatt forum.
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If you're considering Marriott, you might want to consider the Marriott Milan on Washington. Rates can be good, neighborhood is nicer than AC Milan/train station. Hotel is comfortable.
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Old Dec 8, 12, 1:38 pm   #6
 
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If you're considering Marriott, you might want to consider the Marriott Milan on Washington. Rates can be good, neighborhood is nicer than AC Milan/train station. Hotel is comfortable.
Av. Giorgio Washington is indeed a nice neighborhood (I have a client nearby and I'm there quite regularly), but it's a bit far from the center and even a Metro station.
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Old Dec 10, 12, 4:23 am   #7
 
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If you're considering Marriott, you might want to consider the Marriott Milan on Washington. Rates can be good, neighborhood is nicer than AC Milan/train station. Hotel is comfortable.
Av. Giorgio Washington is indeed a nice neighborhood (I have a client nearby and I'm there quite regularly), but it's a bit far from the center and even a Metro station.
I originally ruled out the Milan Marriott Hotel due to it's distance from the city center, metro, and train stations (as sighted by ckendall). After JMN57's post I thought I'd check again I am now reconsidering it again because:
a) No charge for a second person
b) Actual lounge and/or breakfast is included for those with status
c) Milan Marriott rates have come down (while AC's have actually increased)
d) The AC Milan really isn't that close to the Central Train station (Stazione di Milano Centrale) [It is close to the Garibaldi Train Station, but we won't be needing that one]

NOTE: Based on BKKLEE's comments in the Milan Marriott thread if I go that way I'll make sure to bring google maps printout for the taxi
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If you're considering Marriott, you might want to consider the Marriott Milan on Washington. Rates can be good, neighborhood is nicer than AC Milan/train station. Hotel is comfortable.
Av. Giorgio Washington is indeed a nice neighborhood (I have a client nearby and I'm there quite regularly), but it's a bit far from the center and even a Metro station.
Its a 7 minute walk to the Metro and maybe 12 minutes to Duomo/La Scala by train. For me, that's not bad and I like the fact that there's a very nice supermarket and shops across the street, too.
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