If you read more than the lead review, this property has a real mix of raves and rants. Some are valid, some less so. The bottom line is that this is a hotel and restaurant that is shoe horned into a very small piece of real estate. Parking is at a premium, hence they only offer valet, the number of spaces is limited, and quite often during a major event in the area, that parking lot looks like a city lot where there are no lanes, cars are wedged in so that it's possible they might need to move two or three cars to get yours. Valet staff is top notch; and I think they make the best of a bad situation.
On the other hand, charging for internet access in today's US hotel scene is something from days gone by; and smacks of monetizing every possible angle of potential revenue. (Only if you are gold and platinum is it removed.) Same with the $4 bottle of Fiji water. How about a $1 bottle of water?
To the hotel and restaurant, very nice accommodations, but true waterfront facing rooms are limited, and photos don't accurately illustrate this. 80% of guests will look at the roof of the parking garage along with a snippet of water, or the road on the other side. The central location means you can walk everywhere, you are in the heart of downtown colonial Annapolis; and that is worth something. If you look at the room rates, again, no opportunity to monetize an advantage is missed. Rates are closer to what you would expect in a more updated hotel; but this hotel is very clean and staff was friendly. I stayed on points; but would have had sticker shock had I not.
The restaurant? Three perfect breakfasts, and an evening light meal were all well served, and appropriately priced versus location. The restaurant is more dated than the hotel; and because it sits directly on the pier gets a lot of walk on traffic in the warm months; and it truly is a nice place to sit out and watch the water and the boats, and have a cold one. In the off months, traffic clearly isn't there, and that's when the age and condition really stand out.
The reviews tap it pretty well, lots to like but there are some quibbles and the small ones are needless enough that management should re-think their position on pricing something that really is no longer an amenity in today's world. A premium priced room doesn't charge to turn on your computer or let your phone use a wi-fi signal.
- Also Known As:
- Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel
- Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel Annapolis
- Marriott Annapolis
- Annapolis Marriott
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the seamless combination of 18th-century splendor and distinctive modern luxury at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront - the premier Marriott hotel in Annapolis. Marvel at picturesque views of Chesapeake Bay and enjoy a charming welcome to this historic town from our downtown Marriott Annapolis Maryland hotel. Discover one of America's favorite colonial cities from your own private balcony. Witness a breathtaking sunset or watch a steady stream of glamorous sailboats drop anchor. Delight in state-of-the-art entertainment with Marriott's plug-and-play system and 42-inch flat panel HDTVs. Plan meetings effortlessly, with over 5,600 square feet of flexible meeting space. Whether hosting an intimate event for ten or a large-scale affair for 500, our Marriott Annapolis MD hotel can easily accommodate your needs. Book Annapolis hotel reservations for one of our 150 guest rooms or suites. Treat yourself to one of the most beautiful downtown Annapolis hotels. ... more less
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