So, I was able to jump on a great fare to Milano & whereas the past 2 times I've been there, I've stayed at the Westin Palace, the Westin Palace got bumped up & the cash and points went up to 9,800 points per night + $90US - double what it was last time I was there, so I stayed at the Milan Marriott this time round. TripAdvisor didn't have a whole lot on it & FT had some reviews that weren't all that great - but I had a very good experience. Accessibility - Cheapest way to get to the hotel from MXP is to take the Malpensa Express train to the Cadorna station. A ticket costs 11 euros OW (Return tickets are available, but the return must be used that same day - so make sure you only buy a OW ticket). You can buy it at a ticket machine or at the ticket booth at the airport - credit cards ok. Once you get to the Cadorna station, go to the metro/subway area (outside the station, down the stairs) & buy a ticket for the "red line" towards Bisceglie (1 euro) - take it 3 stops to Wagner. Once you get off Wagner, head towards the big traffic circle (towards McDonald's for lack of a better landmark) - on the opposite side of the circle is Via Washington. Walk down Via Washington for about 4-5 blocks & the hotel is on your right - about a 5-7 minute walk from the Wagner station. Rooms - I had booked a standard room for 1 person - the bed was double bed (I think it may have been considered a queen, but I think it was double/full size bed). Bathroom with a good bathrub & dual-head shower (rain shower head & a telephone shower head) - good towels & a bidet. Decent closet space with an in-room safe. My laptop died & I forgot the cord, so I didn't use internet, so no comment there. There was a sleep sofa & a table/chair set. Minibar with standard stuff, soda's, alcohol, snacks, etc. Flat Panel TV's had about 30 channels or so with PPV movies - 3-4 english language channels (Fox News, CNN, BBC, and one other), several sports channels (soccer & rugby all day-everyday!), MTV, a few arabic language channels, a french channel, and a german channel (2nd night of my stay was pouring rain, so I ended up staying in). Restaurant - Had breakfast every day in the restaurant (no status, so no lounge access for me) - better than standard assortment of fairly high quality breakfast breads/pastries/cakes, etc, eggs, sausage, bacon, assortment of italian cheeses & meats, great cut fruit assortment, panckages, waffles, hashbrowns, juices, etc - overall, definitely a good breakast. Had quick dinner on the second night there because it was pouring rain - had the Marriott burger (yeah, I know, I'm in Italy, should have been more adventurous, but I like burgers) - it was pretty good with Mozzarella cheese instead of American or Cheddar cheese. Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and salad greens & fries on the side. Decent food at a decent price. I did have other meals nearby - there were a few restaurants within walking distance on either side of the hotel & there was a large supermarket across the street (which was great, because my sister wanted me to pick her up some special honey you can only get in Italy apparently). Service - Other reviews complained about crappy customer service (which they say is to be expected in italy) - I disagree. The front desk agent, Stefano, who checked me in (and out actually) & concierge were very helpful & great. The breakfast staff (and it was a buffet) were friendly. The waiter at dinner may have thought I should have ordered something other than the burger, but didn't have any attitude. Overall, everything was fine - housekeepers even greeted me in the hallways - so I think it was a good experience & had no complaints. Location - It's not the most touristy of locations - however, with the Wagner line a few minutes away, it's actually quite accessible to the Duomo & other sites (all on the red line). There's also a few shopping/dining streets a few blocks away (near the Wagner area) so it was cool to see the Italian culture in a neighborhood hotel away from the touristy (overpriced) restaurants & stores. Verdict - Given the value, I would definitely stay here again. The Westin, whereas it has a great location, didn't make up for it in their new pricing & bump up in award costs.