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“Marriott Fairway Villas - 1st Visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Marriott's Fairway Villas
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   500 East Fairway Lane, Galloway Twnshp, Absecon, NJ 08201   |  
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Philadelphia, PA
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“Marriott Fairway Villas - 1st Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

This was our first visit to the Fairway Villas resort, and were very happy that an excellent Marriott time share property was less than 2 hours from our home. SInce we have a 1 year old daughter, it is nice having a closer beach resort option than Hilton Head, SC. Although our vacation time was cut short due to Hurricane Irene, we still had a great time. We were pleasantly surprised by the pool area. Typical, to most Marriott resorts, the pool grill had a good, simple menu. The staff was very energetic, friendly, and helpful. Seemed like they always had different activities for the guests. My wife didn't have time to visit the Spa. The suites were great and very spacious. Only con of the trip is that we had to drive 40 minutes to get to Avalon and Stone Harbor. However, there are closer beaches. Nice to know that we have somewhere closer to stay if we decide to trade our St. Thomas week in the future.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We have been Marriott timeshare owners for several year. The Fairway Villas offer us a quiet place thats easy to get to and minutes from Atlantic City and just about 45 minutes from beautiful Cape May. We usually have housekeeping come in a few times because friends come down for a day or two. Bring lots of snacks and your own liquor - although there is a large grocery store about 10 minutes away.

Room Tip: We like to stay as close to the Red Door Salon as possible.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mama2twocuties
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We had the choice of either staying here for a week, or at the Marriott Vacation Club property in Myrtle Beach. We assumed that the properties were similar, so we made the decision to stay here based solely on its location- driving 2 hours won over a 10 hour drive. However, we are kicking ourselves we didn't go to Myrtle Beach.

The pictures online of Marriott Fairway Villas at Seaview are deceptive. The pool is tiny. Really tiny. We saw pictures online of a beautiful cascade of water in the pool and never found it. The pool is something from the 1980s. Really old school pool. There is no onsite restaurant- only a tiny pool bar place that you have to walk inside to get to.

We are used to a well-stocked MarketPlace for quick groceries or pizza/sandwich to go... well, the MarketPlace here is actually a large closet with drinks and snacks like candy bars, etc. (think of what you'd see in a business hotel near check in) - really tiny.

The only plus is that the activities dept for the kids really went out of their way to have activities around the clock for the kids. They had relay races and smores by a campfire (between two buildings). They have some quality employees in that dept.

As far as the rooms go, they are much smaller than other Marriott Vacation Club vlllas and the finishes are not what you expect.

We will not be returning-- we love our Marriott Vacation Club properties that actually feel like a full service resort. This one felt like an afterthought.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We have 2 small kids and it was going to be too difficult to fly with them. So we took a trip to the Marriott Fairway Villas, and it was very nice. The pools are nice and the lobby area is beautiful. We had a top floor room so noise was no problem. The rooms have nice kitchens. They are very spacious 2 bedroom apartments. The bathrooms are ok, but they look like they could use a little bit of updating. Overall it was a good place for us and about 20-25 minutes from the beach. I liked that while we were at the pool we could order drinks and food and it did not take long for it to be ready.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We went back for 5th year straight and we had a great time!! The kids were busy with activities and friends and we got to relax. The people that work there are always willing to help with a friendly smile and are so wonderful to our kids!! The rooms are always clean and the place is in such a great location you can't beat it!! Will be going back again!! The food in the grill for lunch is great! And we love the red door spa!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Highland Mills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Pros: Our villa was great, very clean. We especially appreciated the large bathroom attached to the second bedroom; it was much larger than the two-bedroom lockouts in other Marriotts. We also liked having a table with eight chairs around it as opposed to six + three stools @ a counter in other Marriotts. Our granddaughter and her girlfriend enjoyed the teen activities; our grandson and his dad enjoyed playing golf. The adults enjoyed the complimentary wine and cheese/crackers (kids had soft drinks and cheese). Everyone enjoyed the pools. The location, close to beautiful Brigantine Beach, Gardner's Basin, Lucy the Elephant, and the Atlantic City boardwalk was perfect.

Cons: The pools, although clean, were cloudy; and it was difficult to find shade around the pool area both at the main pool and the adults only mineral pool which was way too hot. The $4.00 ice cream social (the price for two - three very small dips) was overpriced, and the timeframe (less than 1/2 an hour) was too short. It is not worth it to purchase the "turtle bowl" for $12 which covers the cost of all ice cream socials (3 -4) + one refill @ each event unless you know for certain that you will be around the pool area every time there is an ice cream social (the times of the socials vary).

The lack of shade around the pool is the reason this property didn't received an excellent rating from me because it was so hot when we were in Galloway that is was not possible to remain in the sun by the pool very long.

Room Tip: As for a villa near the pool area. Ours was three down from the pool, so we drove to the pool area...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Booked on previous reviews we booked. Never stayed in a Marriott Vacation before but we were really pleased. Very spacious villa and very comfortable. Were on a trip from Ireland and we found this to be a great location to visit different parts of NJ and still could chill out at the Fairways too. Some nice restaurants close by ( 5 min by car)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 500 East Fairway Lane, Galloway Twnshp, Absecon, NJ 08201
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Absecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Fairway Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 270
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