Favorite Marriott or Marriott Rewards Hotel?

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  1. FlyingFree
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    What is your favorite Marriott hotel you have actually stayed at? This could be a revenue stay or a room at an affilated hotel through Marriott Rewards?
     
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    Bangkok Marriott Resort.
     
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    I have heard good things about JW Marriott Phuket....but will not be staying there until December 2011...I will rpeort back then...
     
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    Haven't traveled as extensively as some...but in London, I love Grosvenor House - didn't care for Grosvenor Square (never again as it is not my style), and, except for great deals on weekends, West India Quay didn't do anything for me.
    In the US - I like the Boston-Burlington Marriott for their large exec. lounge, Summer Winter restaurant for breakfast buffet - yum!!! (comped coupons on weekend stay), and free parking.

    I'm updating this May 16, 2011 to indicate it's not so easy to get the weekend breakfast comps. Last stay they grudgingly gave me one because of my gold status but would not give one to my husband, who is silver. I understand they are under no obligation to do so....but it was SO nice before to be treated so nicely. Maybe this falls into the "it's better to have eaten and lost the privilege than never to have experienced it before" category.
    This non-benefit/courtesy is one that means a lot to me as I frequently stay on weekends. A real turn off to be turned down.
     
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    Yes..It is my favorite, especially if you get upgraded to the 1 bedroom suites overlooking the Sea.
     
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    In the US, since I've stayed sooo many times, Renaissance Boulder Flatirons Suites in Broomfield Colorado.

    Abroad I think JW Marriott Hong Kong.
     
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    We really enjoyed the Renaissance Chancery Court in London - a beautiful, spacious lobby, and a room that was very nicely furnished and comfortable. Great Club Lounge too, with decent breakfast offerings, evening light eats, and dessert time.
     
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    Hmm...never stayed at that hotel in London....what tube stop is it near?
     
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    Holborn -- the street is High Holborn. The tube station is just around the corner from the hotel - very close.
     
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    SAN Marriott Marina. They have always given me a nice corner suite as a Plat with great views of the harbor. Concierge lounge can get a bit crowded.
     
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    We also like the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort and Spa -- in Indian Wells, CA, near Palm Desert. We have gone several times for conference stays - the rooms are comfortable, the lobby beautiful, great pool area and spa, and the Italian restaurant - Sirocco - is very good.

    We also like the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in nearby Palm Desert. This is the premier Marriott property in the Palm Springs area, with spacious, landscaped grounds, a unique lobby with boat rides, a renovated spa and several restaurants. A great place to walk around, have a coffee or drink , even if you don't stay there.
     
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    Category 8- Paris Marriott (never had a bad stay here)
    Category 7- San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina (great view)
    Category 5-Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (another great view)
    Category 4- Bethesda Marriott (has a very homey feel)
    Courtyard- Downtown Philadelphia (nice building and good staff)
     
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    In the US, my favorite is probably the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale. You are on a fairly secluded area of the beach, it has a great pool and the grounds and the Spa are very nice.

    Outside the US, I probably enjoyed the JW Shanghi. The lounge is one of the largest, best I've had the pleasure of visiting. The food options were great. And from the CL, you can go up a flight of stairs to visit the worlds "highest" library (and here is a secret door that leads to some of the best skyline viewing in all of Shanghai.)
     
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    Renaissance Pittsburgh....always receive a great river view corner suite, Mr Sophie's hometown

    Marriott Marquis and Marriott East Side....completely different vibes, both in NYC

    Wentworth Resort and Spa and Renaissance Vinoy...great historic hotels in fun "weekend" towns

    And finally....for the most amazing service and blowing away expectations: Fairfield Inn, Hazleton, PA
     
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    Stayed at the Marriott Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe last December and the rooms are great and down the street from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees.
     
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    Residence Inn Manhattan Beach - I stay there with family once or twice a year. They always remember us and reserve us a particular room. The rooms can be a bit dated but the staff make up for it.
     
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    [​IMG] Is it going to Cat 6 from 5?
     
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    I listed it as a 6 when it should have been a 5. Thanks for the correction.
     
  19. Will be staying at Courtyard in Venice, cat 6, hope it will great
     
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    Courtyard is good for a Courtyard. Remember it is an airport hotel, and is in Mestre, not Venezia. I like this hotel as it is very convenient for meetings when people fly in/out on the same day. The staff are great. I would NOT stay here for a vacation unless it was the night before I was flying out very early (there are flights departing VCE as early at 6A).
     
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    I stayed at the JW Phuket in January. It is probably the best hotel in Phuket if you have children as there are millions of activities for them. If you want a quiet place, Trisara is a world apart. It was a great deal for me on points (5 night award) as during the high season the least expensive rooms at anywhere nice where >$600 USD. The breakfast buffet is awesome but a little bit busy (queues etc) during high season. The beach is one of the nicest in Phuket. Let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer. If you have any possible way to get a corner suite, they are a significant step up from the regular rooms.
     
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    JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, category 7, and will be back there this weekend :D

    New York Marriott Downtown, category 6, lovely views from the lounge and select rooms on floors 37/38, exceptional staff, stayed there 4 nights/ week for ten months!

    Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, category 5, hopefully will be back there soon :)
     
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  23. The best domestic was the NYC Grand Marquis, and so far the best internationally was Los Suenos in Costa Rica
     
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    Which one gives the best hook-up for Platinum members? I would say the breakfast, arrival amenity, and upgrade at the JW Marriott Capri was the best for me.
     
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    Unfortunately I usually stay at Courtyards or Fairfield Inns...but internationally I would go with the JW in Seoul or the Marriott Park Hotel in Buenos Aires.

    -RM
     

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