One advantage of the Marriott group is that all their hotels are to a decent standard, if at times a little bland.
The Marriott in Amman is a decent hotel, in the middle of town, and certainly met my needs.
As a note, the local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, most commonly referred to by locals as the "JD"
Some Pros, Cons and Tips:
- centrally located
- areas around the hotel felt safer than most European cities !
- staff friendly enough, although not as attentive as other Marriotts in the region
- the immediate area outside of the hotel is fairly nondescript (housing, banks etc): the nearest small supermarket and alternate restaurants are ~10 minutes walk away, so taking taxis is required
- the main business park (KHBP) and City Mall are to the West of town - something like a 15-20 min 5JD drive
- the Restaurants at the Hotel are limited - an American style bar with a European restaurant. Sadly no local options !
- broadband was pricey (16JD/day) [although free for Gold Card users). although reasonable (even some Skype was possible)
- pool is small (on the ground floor)
- no outside balcony for rooms or even exec lounge (a pity)
- buy JD before getting to Amman (you'll need 20JD in local currency for the Visa - it easy to buy at the airport prior to immigration)
- fixed fare taxi from main airport to Marriott is currently 22JD
- if you have time to explore, head over to the Citadel (be sure to ask for "Jabal al-Qal'a") - awesome views of the city and interesting ruins. Only a 10-15 minutes drive across town
- if you have more time, take the time to at least visit Jeresh (45 minute drive North)
- Hotel Taxis are available, but a 6JD compared to 2JD or so for yellow cabs. The Yellow cabs are available on the road just opposite the entrance - but make sure they either use the meter of you have agreed a fare !
- Ensure that your agree the fare verbally with the Hotel taxi before starting. As an example, fare to main airport is 40JD (if charged to your room) and I was told 25JD is paid in cash - but their driver demanded 30JD at the airport saying the fare had gone up over night !