Which Marriotts Do You Like/Hate?

 
Old Feb 28, 10, 8:54 am
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Post Which Marriotts Do You Like/Hate?

List your "Go" "Maybe" and "No Go" Marriott and Marriott family hotels.

Go:
Renaissance Times Square
New York Marriott Marquis
Marriott RiverCenter (TX)
JW Marriott Las Vegas
Westchester Marriott
LAX Marriott
Residence Inn Savannah Georgia
Courtyard Chicago Magnificent Mile
Courtyard Norfolk
Residence Inn Akron
Residence Inn Madison West
Residence Inn Schaumburg
TownePlace Suites Minneapolis Downtown
Marriott Long Wharf
Courtyard Alexandria
Courtyard Blacksburg

Maybe:
SpringHill Suites Williamsburg
Fairfield Inn Springfield (IL)
Courtyard Maumee

Don't Go:
Haven't experienced a bad Marriott - yet...
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Old Feb 28, 10, 6:10 pm
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Courtyard Regensburg
Moscow Aurora
Moscow Grand
Moscow Courtyard
Samara Renaissance
St Petersburg Renaissance
Warsaw Marriott (though I like the Hilton there better)
Heathrow Marriott
DFW Marriott (the one north of the airport if there is more than one)

OK
Brussels Renaissance (best gym in Brussels hotel if that is important to you)
Brussels Marriott
Hamburg Marriott (I've never gotten very good service there, great city)
Courtyard Flora Prague
Phuket JW
Phuket Beach club
Bangkok executive apts (the one with the pool at the top)

Can miss
Brussels Courtyard - breakfast buffet $22 euros says it all, mediocre service
All courtyards that charge Platinum members for breakfast. Stay at the HGI down the street!!!!
Frankfurt Courtyard - terrible service and only one elevator for a lot of floors!!
Other Phuket - Khao Lak or something like that vacation club - worse service and its just an apartment complex with a mediocre pool.
Courtyard Istanbul airport - NOT at the airport. Poor service.
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Old Feb 28, 10, 6:16 pm
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Love

Rive Guache - Paris
Marriott Village - Orlando (all of the hotels have "upgraded" me as an elite)
Marriott Birmingham. After a year there they all knew exactly what I wanted

OK.
Courtyard Foothill Ranch. (it's next door to the office, no other real redeeming points)
Marriott Resort - Hilton Head. Generally get a nice upgrade, but it's just an older hotel

REALLY DISLIKE
Marriott Vacation Club- Harbour Club in Sea Pines. WHAT A DUMP, horrid service and overall just very overpriced and hyped.
Courtyard CDG which I think is now the Marriott. Any "airport" hotel that doesn't have a free shuttle should be ashamed of themselves.
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Old Feb 28, 10, 6:38 pm
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Marco Island Marriott!!
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Old Feb 28, 10, 6:47 pm
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The Marriott Renaissance at London - Heathrow is a great spot for plane spotting if you are an avid plane watcher!!

GOOD:
- Renaissance London Heathrow
- Renaissance Dubai
- Renaissance Kowloon Hong Kong
- Renaissance Dubai Deira
- JW Mexico City
- Marriott Park City Summit Watch
- Marriott Chicago Magnificent Mile (great courtesty from the GM, I had to wait until 4pm on my check-in day to get my room. I sent a letter b/c the check-in agent said they called me at 2:30pm to offer a room, but no one called because they had some odd phone number in my record which wasn't mine. GM offered bonus points and a upgrade for my next stay and responded to my letter w/in 24 hours.)

No Good:
- Marriott IAH

Last edited by CALMSP; Feb 28, 10 at 7:15 pm Reason: **added Chicago to list**
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Old Feb 28, 10, 6:48 pm
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Off the top of my head, and by no means a complete list (and just from the last year or two).....

Likes....

Iowa City Marriott
Birmingham (AL-USA) Marriott
Indianapolis Marriott North
Milwaukee West Marriott
London Grosvenor Square Marriott
Westwood Village Marriott
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle
Gravenhurst, ON Residence Inn
Madison, WI RI
Overland Park Convention Center CY
Montreal Airport CY
Paso Robles CY
Maple Grove, MN CY
Ottawa CY
Austin Northwest SHS (MoPac Expwy)
Guelph, ON, Fairfield Inn
Beaverton, OR FI
Burlington, WA FI
Gulf Shores, AL FI

Don't like.....

Overall, no real stinkers this year. I had issues at a few properties, but no "deal brakers' and not enough for me to give any property overall thumbs down....

Examples.....

Erie, PA CY (indifferent unresponsive attitude regarding item left behind in room.)
Austin South SHS (no compensation....or apology...for lack of hot water)
Lake Buena Vista CY at Marriott Village (staff seemed unprepared for peak occupancy week)
Atlanta Perimiter Marriott (noise from live entertainment in lounge)
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Old Feb 28, 10, 7:13 pm
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And Seattle (Seatac airport) Marriott

Originally Posted by CarolDisney1 View Post
Love

Rive Guache - Paris
Marriott Village - Orlando (all of the hotels have "upgraded" me as an elite)
Marriott Birmingham. After a year there they all knew exactly what I wanted

OK.
Courtyard Foothill Ranch. (it's next door to the office, no other real redeeming points)
Marriott Resort - Hilton Head. Generally get a nice upgrade, but it's just an older hotel

REALLY DISLIKE
Marriott Vacation Club- Harbour Club in Sea Pines. WHAT A DUMP, horrid service and overall just very overpriced and hyped.
Courtyard CDG which I think is now the Marriott. Any "airport" hotel that doesn't have a free shuttle should be ashamed of themselves.
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Old Feb 28, 10, 7:18 pm
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A few recent stays

Like

Marriott Curacao
Marriott Cairo
JW Marriott Quito
Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre
Residence Inn Downtown Toronto
Renaissance New York Times Square (haven't stayed there myself but they treated my newlywed sister-in-law and brother-in-law incredibly well when I gave them a night there as a honeymoon treat)


OK

Marriott Mexico City Reforma (stylish, good value hotel, service is a bit hit or miss)
Renaissance Boston Waterfront

Miss

Marriott Rome Gran Flora (miniscule room, impersonal service)
Renaissance Toronto Downtown
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Old Feb 28, 10, 8:06 pm
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GO:

Renaissance Times Square-Just spent a weekend there-Fantastic!
Portland Marriott City Center

No Go:None yet
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Old Feb 28, 10, 8:15 pm
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Amongst the best IME
ROC FF
Raleigh North Hills Ren
Prague FS
BKK JW
Champs DL FS
VernonaNY FF
Orlando Downtown North CY
Norfolk Chesapeake SHS
AOO CY
Pittsburgh Ren
Mobile Battlehouse Ren
Charleston Ren
Charleston FS
GreenvilleNC FS (near BMW)
JAX Beach CY
Carolina Beach CY
VA Beach CY (North)
BHM FS
CVG Airport FS
PHL Airport Ren
STL West FS
WilmingtonNC RI
Weston CY
SFrancisco JW
SFrancisco CY
DestinCY
FarmingtonCT FS
PeabodyMA SHS
Tampa Airport SHS
Newark Liberty FI
GaithersburgMD FS
Houston JW
Milwaukee West FS
Milwaukee Downtown CY
E Lansing FS

Clunkers, or worse
Raleigh Crabtree Marriott
Asheville Airport FI
WilmingtonNC CY
Raleigh Crabtree Marriott
Norfolk Chesapeake FS
Chicago Downtown FI
McAllenTX Ren
Raleigh Crabtree Marriott
ColumbiaSC FS
Tampa Airport FS
LAX FS
Newark Liberty FS
Lagaudia FS
Raleigh Crabtree Marriott
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Old Feb 28, 10, 8:19 pm
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GO:
Renaissance - Schaumburg, IL ^^^
Marriott - Iowa City, IA
Marriott Waterfront - Seattle, WA
Marriott City Center - Minneapolis, MN
Courtyard Country Club Plaza - Kansas City, MO ^^^
Courtyard Old Market District - Omaha, NE
Renaissance Eden Roc - Miami, FL

Proceed with caution:
- Most of the aging Courtyards sprinkled about the country

Run don't walk away from:
- Courtyard at Old Town - Wichita, KS - HORRIBLE franchisee. Worst Marriott property in the system.
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Old Mar 1, 10, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Kate_Canuck View Post
Miss

Marriott Rome Gran Flora (miniscule room, impersonal service)
Interesting...I feel differently about this hotel - the rooms definitely weren't large, but that hotel can only work with the existing structure of the building. I thought that the hotel had a spectacular location in Rome & thought the history was pretty cool!

Similar to how the Ren in AMS has small rooms, but the Marriott there is much larger - they can only work with what they've got.

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Old Mar 1, 10, 3:41 pm
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Nice:

CY JAX south (behind the hospital)

Horrible:

CY Brandywine, Wilmington, DE (never, under any circumstances!)

BTW, how do you guys remember all that? I can't recall where I went 2 weeks ago.
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Old Mar 1, 10, 3:49 pm
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No one's mentioned the Marriott Marble Arch in London, which was very pleasant. I stayed there for a meeting and was surprised at how convenient the location was.

My complete review is online here.
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Old Mar 1, 10, 4:19 pm
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GOTTA GO *WOW*

In the UK

Victoria and Albert, Manchester
Leeds
Grosvenor House, London
Dalmahoy, Edinburgh
Bristol Marriott Royal
Worsley park
West India Quay, London
Preston Marriott.... very good value for money
Ren Heathrow..... is both good value and has runway views for planemad kids

In France
Marriott Porte Monaco... excellent redemption value, esp for Plats.

In Canada
Ottawa Marriott... is great value for money.

In Dubai
JW is fabulous

GOOD, in UK

Birmingham
Manchester Airport
Maida Vale, London
Regents park, London
Meon Valley, Southampton
Swansea
Leicester
BexleyHeath
Portsmouth... I personally love it but the building is an acquired taste
Durham... beautiful hotel, but staff let it down

Distinctly Ordinary, but cheap, in UK

Cheshunt
Peterborough
Swindon
Waltham Abbey

NO GO

I've visited no clunkers to my mind, but until last year we had no Courtyards in the UK...

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