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Annapolis Marriott Waterfront
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Misrepresented”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Very poorly appointed, rooms have a funky old smell, beds are not queen and were misrepresented, nice location, not a nice classy place to stay, under construction, poor quality restaurant. Don't come

Room Tip: Don't come. Don't eat in the restaurant, too loud with chairs having no pads. The location...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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chuther, Owner at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Kol 67,
Please come back now that we have completed all our renovations. We know you will have a different experience the next visit.
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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marion, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had the extreme pleasure to stay at this gem in the center of the historic district of Annapolis, MD. We had visited Annapolis previously and wished we had stayed nearer the water. This year we spent the extra money to treat ourselves. Boy, are we glad we did!!! We arrived on Easter Sunday, mentioned our concern because we wanted to share a bottle of wine enjoying the view of the harbor from our room and within minutes of entering the room a complimentary bottle was delivered. We went for a walk and had some oysters and returned to have a great dinner at Pussers, attached to the Marriott. The front desk was terrific! This cost us twice what we spent for a night a mile away, but we couldn't have been happier with our decision. Treat yourselves! You deserve this.

Room Tip: Ask for a water view!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 28, 2014
Dear Antass,
We are glad you treated yourself at our hotel. Our staff is delighted to make your experience memorable! We do have a great location in the historic district with spectacular water views. We are happy you enjoyed your waterfront dinner our Pussers Landing Caribbean Grill. Come back and see us soon.
The Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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Pinehurst, NC
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

For some of us, travel is part of our everyday work routine. Saying that, I want a family like environment! This location is just that; I arrive to the Annapolis Marriott and immediately get the feeling of being a part of a family! I check in and am greeted by friends that I haven't seen since September and take a few minutes of telling them about my grandchildren.
Isn't this the type of hotel you want to check into and be a part of when away from home?
If so, I highly recommend the Annapolis Marriott!
Not only are they part of a "family" but they are in the process of renovations and look great!
New and fresh and family; you won't be sorry you chose this location for your visit to Annapolis-weather work or play!!! I hope that you will Enjoy my home away from home and if you need help with reservations call and ask for Nicola--she will make sure that you are taken care!!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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chuther, General Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Cruisinbellwoman,
You are family to us! We take great pride in our wonderful staff that have work with us year after year and really get to know our guests and their extended family! Nichola takes great pride in her work and goes above and beyond to help our guests have a wonderful stay. We look forward to your return soon with a new renovated hotel!
The Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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Tallahassee, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Was here for one night to visit Naval Academy. We were able to walk to the Academy and all the great restaurants nearby. Hotel is undergoing renovations so I would expect it to be even better for my next visit. Overall a great experience.

Room Tip: Ask for one with a harbor view
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chuther, Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Joakley,
Thank you for staying with us for just one night. Next time you need to stay longer. There is so much to see and do in Annapolis for a week! We are delighted you enjoyed the prime location.
The Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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353 reviews 353 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 80 cities Reviews in 80 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It's all about being in downtown Annapolis on the water - easy walk to the downtown resturant / bar / shopping scene, the historic landmarks and the Naval Academy. They're refurbishing again, so maybe the rooms will be nicer when they're done. The staff was helpful and polite. We planned our trip at the last minute and actually got a decent rate - don't count on that during the high season, boat shows or when Navy has a home football game.
We had room 422; arguably the best room in the hotel. Great views of the Naval Academy and Ego Alley.

Room Tip: Room 422 is the best. Request an upgrade to waterfront; it's worth the extra $. If you can'...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chuther, Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Chris T,
We are so glad you enjoyed the great location of our hotel. You do not need a car and can walk to shopping, great restaurants, outside cafes, pubs and of course the Naval Academy. We are renovating and should have a fresh new look for all our guests to enjoy. Come back and see us soon.
The Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Partial water view was great (room 412) overlooks the drawbridge, water, sailboats, dock & sunrise. The activity of the drawbridge openings & my own traffic report lol! it's the best of both land & sea! Room service was quick, reasonable, generous portions. Valet is $22/night you can park next door for $20/day. The banquet hall next to the lobby turns into a nightclub on weekends there was a lot of college students due to spring break! I TOTALLY recommend it!!

Room Tip: Room 412 partial water, drawbridge, dock!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 28, 2014
Dear Certified665,
We love you comments on wsatching the drawbridge. So many of our rooms have great views of sailboats, docks, marinas, sunrise and sunsets. Please come back and stay with us again and maybe this time you will have the State House town view.
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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a couple of nights at the Marriott. The best thing about the property is the beautiful view of the water from the waterfront balcony rooms. The sunrise over the water was spectacular.
As noted by others, the location is also convenient. You can easily walk to the Naval Academy.
The rooms themselves are definitely not worth the $300+ rate. The toilet tank had a small leak. One of the hotel staff greeted me with a "how is it going buddy." Even though charming, a bit unorthodox. We waited for the room service for over an hour. I called the front desk back (which also took orders for room service) and they told me that they had sent the order to the wrong room, despite them having the room number identified on their phone system. The hotel restaurant had very slow service and the food was just the typical family style restaurant stuff.

Despite all this, I would still consider coming back...just for the view. I would not stay in any of the other rooms without the waterfront view.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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chuther, Manager at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear SixpackDC,
Thank you for your comments about the spectacular views from the waterfront balcony. We apologize for the slow food and beverage experience and we will retrain our staff to do a better job the next time you stay with us. You are right, we walking distance to the Naval Academy. Make sure you bring your ID and you will have the best waterfront walk or run in the city! We hope to see you back in Annapolis soon.
The Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Team
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Address: 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Location: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Annapolis
#7 Romantic Hotel in Annapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Annapolis Marriott Waterfront 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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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