We stayed at this hotel for quite a few weeks this summer ('13) and overall found the facility more than acceptable. Staff were friendly, accommodating and efficient (one staff member could use a little refresher on phone communication - they were a bit blunt, but face-to-face communication was just fine). I can advise, however, not to book a 1 bedroom over a studio.... unless you need the privacy of a door to your bedroom, you will actually lose 4-5 sq. feet, as well as having a shorter table to eat at and no oven. The trade-off of less space and not being able to be more creative at dinner time, was that you get an extra TV. Having 2-burners and a microwave will probably satisfy most, but for longer visits, it just isn't enough. I wish they had told me before we moved from a studio. We thought we would be getting a bigger room (you would think paying more gives you more all around). The fitness center is just a bike, stair-climber, treadmill, one set of 10 lb weights (there is some sort of contraption which are supposed to be weights, but no one could figure it out) and a bench. Enough to do the most basic workout. The pool is indoor and we found it mostly not to be busy with kids, etc. at all. Right across the 2-row parking lot is another Marriot brand, the newer Courtyard, so this makes it a nice little complex. You have the option of going over there to the bar/café without having to get in a car. We also enjoyed taking walks in the evening there - plenty of green to be seen and outdoor seating too. The location is quiet which is difficult to believe when it is one block south of Hwy 7 - a very, very busy business route but that also means a huge selection of shops, groceries and restaurants / tea rooms within 5 minutes of the hotel. I should mention, that the area leans toward Japanese / Chinese / Vietnamese / Korean / Indian. So while you have the standard Western grocery and shopping readily available, you also have the lovely added benefit of exploring other cultures. Bubble tea was a first for us and thoroughly enjoyed it. As well as visiting the not far away Pacifica Mall - I felt like I was back visiting Singapore with all the shops under one roof and the grocery provided the freshest fish around, including live lobster for $5/lb! For our son, who at 13 hasn't traveled outside of N. America beyond Europe yet, it was a fascinating introduction to a new culture. But I diverge.... the only complaint on the rooms other than noted above, is that our room had burnt countertops and the clothes closet mirrored doors had to be held at both ends to close it properly or the opposite end opened up again. I would definitely stay here again (pets are welcomed too) and as I always try to leave a place better or at least the same as I found it (I even remove the sheets and cases from the bed to help housekeeping), I hope my complaints won't make their management too upset, especially as I rate the overall experience a "thumbs up"!
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