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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   500 East Fairway Lane, Galloway Twnshp, Absecon, NJ 08201   |  
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Princeton, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed here with girlfriends in early January. Great location, close to Atlantic City, Smithville (a lovely restored colonial village) and the Jersey Shore. Accommodations were, as always with Marriott Vacation Clubs, top notch. Were missing a few kitchen items (cookie sheet, ice bucket) but were easily able to make up for them, since we only cooked for breakfast. Layout was great for a group of 6-8, with ample space to move around. Facilities were kept in great condition. Golf course at Seaview looked very nice, but since it was January, did not play. Only complaints from our group was that the mattresses on the pull out sofas were VERY uncomfortable. Staff, as always, was very accommodating.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Marriott Fairway Vacation Villas did deliver. This was our 6th visit to the property. It is the most friendly Marriott Property. Check in was perfect. Grounds are beautiful and villas beautiful. It was good to see Raymundo at the Eagle Property welcoming guests. He mentioned that he had been at the property 7 years.

Sarah, the activity gal has now added an Egyptian cooking class. It was very good and an unexpected treat. $5.00 charge pp.

Louise, the concierge gave new information on the surrounding area. I thought we knew it all. She always gives a new tidbit.

Wine and cheese complimentary one evening..great way to meet people,

Michael and Mary activity people were excellent at trivia night.

Where can you hear the top rated lounge singer, Beth Tinnon who has won that award for 4 years in a row in Atlantic City, perform another night and not leave the property Marriott keeps on delivering!

The indoor pool is part of the Red Door Spa and is very good. I did not make it to the water aerobic activty but used the pool daily. The gals in the Red Door Gift shop are all very helpful.

suzanne gave complimentary10 minute chair massage one day. You need to sign up in advance. Be sure and give her a tip. Donna, is an excellent manicurist. Be sure and sign up for Red Door early in your stay.

Fred and Ethyl's in Smithville is always a good place for inexpensive meal. Dubliner pub was also good and inexpensive on Jimmy Leeds parkway..just past the shop-rite which is good place to shop for groceries.

Almost forgot the great service that I had from Chris when he delivered two foam pillows [to the room..he asked if he could do anything else to make stay better..of course I said an office chair would be helpful and he delivered very soon. Marriott does deliver!!

Matthew is excellent at keeping his staff so attentive. Mark is the new general manager and he
is doing an excellent job too.

Bedding is wonderful too. Looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: We like the Eagle unit closest entrance to the spa. Have had rooms on both side of building. Last o...
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  • Stayed November 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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Bristow, Virginia
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362 reviews 362 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 137 cities Reviews in 137 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

As a Marriott's Rewards member always try to stay at Marriott properties when traveling. This one does not disappoint. This is one of the time share properties that rents as a hotel when they have vacancies. First, they were accomodating to an early checkin. I called about 20 minutes out to see if a room might be available around 11:30 so I can change from my "driving" clothes into my "business attire" before my meeting. They were able to check me early but did give me a disable room. The villas are beautiful -- two bedroom with two big baths. The one bath had a roll in shower (thus disable) but also a huge soaker jacuzzi tub. The other bedroom had a shower/bath combo. Fully stocked kitchen with plates, pans, silverware and glasses. Full size oven, refrig, dishwasher as well as a washer/dryer in each room. Situated on a golf course in a quiet residential community the property is very nice. Be warned there is no restaurant or bar in the winter nor room service.. The Spa does serve a limited breakfast and lunch menu. Several restaurants do deliver so ask the front desk.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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new haven, connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

First of all. STAY at this establishment. I need to start off my review with that. I stayed here with another couple (friends of mine) and we fell in love with this hotel/resort. Great property, great location in regards to privacy and in close proximity to Atlantic City. The first thing I want to say is that the room (two bedroom/two bath suite) is extremely clean. I don't mean normal clean, white glove tested clean. Absolutely incredible. There is every amenity in the kitchen that you need to feel at home....blenders, measuring cups, pitchers, silverware etc. There is a washer and dryer available, dining room table, fireplace, outdoor private patio and spacious bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi tub). The property is huge and has LOADS of activities to participate in each day. This IS a legitimate resort not just a hotel! We only stayed one night (which is sad in itself) but you need three to five days to truly enjoy everything that this Marriott has to offer. Beds were ultra comfortable with like a gazillion (well more like eight) comfortable pillows on the bed.

STAY HERE...make a reservation and do not hesitate. There is no reason to unless it is out of your budget or you are just a cheap skate. If you go with a couple and split the bill it is totally worth it. Both couples will have their own separate living space...great experience hands down. Front desk/check in staff were excellent...FIVE STARS for this place.

Oh and p.s., for you ladies that want to be pampered...it has a Red Door spa....perfection on top of perfection....indulge ladies and gentlemen and treat yourselves...you won't regret it!!!

Room Tip: ALL THE ROOMS ARE EXCELLENT!!!! There are no bad rooms!!! If you want a "better view" requ...
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  • Stayed November 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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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We stayed here Oct.14-21, 2012 in a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo. As has always been our experience with Marriotts, the place was beautifully decorated, spacious, extremely clean, and quite comfortable. We enjoyed a Few of the many activities they offered: a free wine and cheese welcome party, a barbeque with great entertainment, and a wonderful trip to Cape May. The location was perfect for visits to Atlantic City (about 10 miles) and Smithfield Village (about 5 miles)- with it's quaint shops. There is plenty of golfing - 2 courses at the resort and lots nearby. If it was summertime we would have had plenty of beaches nearby to choose from. Overall, a great place to stay!!

Room Tip: We had a time share exchange, otherwise it would have cost about $300/night.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Coming back for another stay in November. We love Marriott. This resort is near a big golfing area and it's in a quaint, secluded area. It has a small 2 mile trail - okay but hoping for a longer one. Near historic town where you'll find interesting boutique and SB restaurants. It has spa, indoor and outdoor pool, grilling area for picnic. Our villa with 2 bedrooms was in the first floor and our patio was near the grilling area. How convenient, it was basically calling us to take it over the whole time we were there. The room of course was comfortable, cozy, and tastefully decorated, the Marriott way.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Second time here in the Atlantic City area, and both times I've been lucky enough to get a condo at the Fairway Villas. This is a Marriott Vacation Club (timeshare) property on a golf course, so it's not exactly a traditional "hotel". The rack rate is pretty steep and you cannot get a room during summertime on a nightly basis, but in the off-season when they mark rooms down it can be an incredible deal.

The condos are clean, with a good layout (kitchen/living room down the center, two bedrooms- one on each side). Gas fireplace, jetted soaking tub in the master, King bed in each bedroom, washer/dryer in the unit (free- they leave a box of detergent, just ask if you need more) and fully furnished with silverware, plates, glasses, a dishwasher, you name it.

The property has a good-sized central building with a large swimming pool. Clean and well-managed. It sits amidst a pretty golf course and is quiet.

My unit was quite clean, with only very minor signs of wear and tear (lots of families use the property during the summertime, as it's only a 2-2.5 hour drive from Manhattan). Bathroom very clean, plenty of hot water, no noticeable mold/mildew.

Overall a very, very pleasant property. If I had a family and/or was into golf, I could see staying here at a "normal" (ie, non-discounted) rate. As it is, if you're here for business (there is a large government facility for the agency I work for) and can get the business rate, this is a screaming good deal if you don't want to be surrounded by the casino atmosphere of the big joints with gamblers in Atlantic City proper. (But those are only a 15-20 minute drive away when you want to go play...)

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Absecon
#2 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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