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“Disappointing facilities - great location and motivated staff” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Annapolis Marriott Waterfront

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Annapolis Marriott Waterfront
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401   |  
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Chuckey, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing facilities - great location and motivated staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed at the hotel two nights for a family event in the area. We were expecting much more from the website and price range. There was an extra charge for parking the car and internet service in the room. The hotel was old, and had been updated maybe 10 years ago or so. The ceilings were low, the carpet needed replacing, the bathrooms were "old school" tub and tile. The room smelled musty and that may be because of the proximity to the water, but still --- I've been to rooms on the coast in this and many other countries and only in old hotels do you get that musty smell. My husband who is 6'3" had to squat to get under the shower head. It was so old school, there was a bottle opener attached to the bathroom door frame --- is that 60's or 70's? something like that. The rooms were very clean though, and the bed linens were crisp and white and appealing. Surprisingly, there wasn't an ammenities shop with magazines, newspapers, snack, sodas etc --- just vending machines on a couple floors. We were on the 3rd floor in a "city view" room and we overlooking the exhaust of the restaurant --- glad we weren't staying in the room very much, but the smell of bacon from the restaurant in the morning was something my husband thought was an added ammenity. If we had been in the room more I would have requested a room overlooking the bay.

On the other hand, it has great location right on the water, easy walk to the historic Annapolis and the Naval Academy grounds. We didn't eat in the restaurant or bar, but it was quite lively and because the Baltimore Ravens were playing in the playoffs, it was an excited large crowd. I heard from friends it is a popular place. Boats are pulled right up to the hotel, nearly, so very convenient if you are coming in my boat, certainly. The hotel bell-staff were all over us to help us with our bags, our car, or anything we might think of $$$.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chuther, Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear Cynthia P,
Thank you for your feedback. We are currently renovating the entire hotel with new carpet, drapes, furniture and bathrooms. You are right, about the excellent location. Everything is in walking distance for you to enjoy Annapolis. Please come back soon to stay in our newly renovated hotel. Our staff is motivated to take good care of you.
The Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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Cheektowaga, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The front desk staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Amazing hotel restaurant 'Pusser's'. Waterfront views are to die for! The room was very well kept and the overall ambiance was quiet and relaxing.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This review is only about the restaurant and bar, not the hotel. Whenever we go to Annapolis, we generally stop in and have a few at Pusser's. During the boat shows and special events, its generally crowded. Their signature drink is the overrated Pain Killer in a complimentary metal cup. You should get one. One. The only beer on tap is in the main bar; the bar on the dock has bottled beer and a full bar.

On our last trip, which was for the Christmas Light Parade, was pleasant, but after the parade was over and we moved inside, I was disappointed by the number of children in the bar area, and sitting at the bar. I'm not talking about teenagers--I'm talking toddlers and babies. I thought there were regulations or laws about minors sitting at a bar--maybe the laws are differentin MD than VA. It is kind of a buzz kill when you can't get stool at the bar because mom and dad have their two toddlers sitting with them. There weren't any bar tables and chairs or stools available, and there were babies in car seats plucked down on several of them.

Pusser's is a nice bar with a lot of wood, but the food and drink are average. Not bad, but not great. The location is awesome.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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chuther, Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Deal CHXBeachers,

Thank you for you comments about the Annapolis Annual Holiday Lights Parade located outside Pussers Restaurant windows ! Our signature pain killer drink in a steel cup is a must! We are sorry you were disppointed about the young children located in the bar area.

We do hope you will come back again.

The Annapolis Marriott Team
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West Melbourne, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Annapolis Marriott. The hotel is beautiful and is in a perfect location. I was having allergy problems prior to arrival and within 1 night of staying in a "Pure" room my allergy problems were resolved. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a lovely dinner at the Severn Inn. Without hesitation, my wife and I highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chuther, Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Deatr Chad B,

Thank you for your comments about our Pure Guestroom. We do find most guests love how well they sleep and how they feel when they wake up in the morning!
We agree with you, the Severn Inn has excellent food with a spectacular view of the Naval Academy. Annapolis has many great restaurants with views including our Pussers Carribean Grill. Hope to see you back soon.

The Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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Orchard Park, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Visiting friends in Annapolis staying at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront hotel. The room was beautiful located right on the water with a balcony and full waterview, nothing can beat that! The staff was very friendly and welcoming beginning with the helpful valets continuing at check in with the knowledgeable front desk staff who had many suggestions for local activities, moving right along to the efficient houskeeping staff. My room was cozy with plenty of fresh towels and warm bed covers. I had requested a refrigerator to be placed my room and upon entering it was already there which tells me the behind-the-scenes staff is on its toes as well! I would stay there during my next visit to Annapolis as I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Everything about our stay here was perfect! My husband and I were chauffering my 90 year old parents on a nostalgic return visit to the Annapolis area. The hotel readily accommodated some special arrangements that were needed. Every request was met with exceptional courtesy and efficiency. We had breakfast sitting by the water each morning...delicious!...and delightful waitstaff! Our first night's dinner was there and they made sure we had a table overlooking the water as I had requested.
The rooms were lovely. The location was perfect. Many thanks to everyone at the Marriott who made this a memorable stay for my parents...and for us.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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chuther, Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Dear myles1,

Thank you! Thank you! for you kind words! We are delighted we made you have a wonderful stay with your parents.

Tha Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We had a great time in Annapolis a few weeks ago--thanks in large part to the hotel's excellent location and friendly staff. It is a pleasant walk from the hotel to explore downtown, including all sorts of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the view was absolutely beautiful. The hotel staff was efficient and helpful. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Location: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Annapolis
#5 Romantic Hotel in Annapolis
#12 Family Hotel in Annapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Annapolis Marriott Waterfront 3.5*
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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