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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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“Marriott Resort villas- Galloway NJ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

My adult daughters and I spent a week at the Marriott villas. Over-all we had a great time. The villas are very nice and comfy with great amenities. The Seaview hotel is no longer a Marriott property, so the restaurants over there are no longer officially associated with the villas. We don't really get into the canned activities in the resorts, so I can't comment much on those. Even though we didn't gold or even swim, our experience with the staff was good.
There was some noise issues, but not too bad.
There are some great day-trips. We went into NYC using the Atlantic city bus from the casinos. It cost us $35 each, round trip and it takes about 2 2/2 hours. It takes you straight to the Port Authority and runs several times a day. The casinos give you a $30 gambling voucher on your return trip. It allowed us to see a show without dealing with Manhattan traffic/parking. We also went to Philly for a day and we took the Cape May ferry to Lewes, Delaware. The hotel staff can help with planning all those activities.
If you like to hike, there's great hiking on the beach in Atlantic city. We also enjoyed the shopping in Lewes (no state taxes in Delaware) and we loved the little shops in nearby Smithville.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Southington, CT
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

We stayed at the Fairway Villas for six nights with our three young adult children. It was our first stay and we were impressed with the size of the villa as well as how quiet and private it felt when we were in the villa. The screened in porch overlooked woods and the golf course and really extended the living area. The kitchen was just great - fully stocked with all supplies, even down to clean dish towels and dishwasher detergent! We were able to use the beautiful grill areas to cook out on some nights without having to go out to a restaurant for dinner. We called the front desk and they sent us great barbecue tools to use. My only complaint would be the lack of lighting at the grilling areas. However, providing beautiful gas grills and picnic tables for guests was such a nice touch. The adult pool is also great, with no young children allowed - so it's peaceful and relaxing. The main pool looks like it would be a lot of fun for children and younger families. We made several trips to Ocean City. The beach there is just beautiful, especially if you go further out away from the Boardwalk. We also liked how close Atlantic City is and especially enjoyed the Borgata Buffet there one night--really delicious with a great variety in a very pretty dining room setting. This was our first time on the New Jersey shore. As a CT family, we usually go to the Cape, but after this experience, I think New Jersey and the Fairway Villas will be our choice again for next summer. When we got home, my son realized he had left his shoes in the closet at the Villa. When I called housekeeping, they graciously offered to mail them back to us at no charge, and we received them two days later. What wonderful and courteous service! I think you would be very happy with your stay at this Marriott property!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank SPJCM
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New York City, NY
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

Courteous staff, spacious rooms, indoor lap pool, close enough to everything yet quiet. It's all here. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank BevNewYorkCity_NY
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

We have stayed at the Villas on three or four prior occaisons. I have found that the last two years the Pines course in particular is horrendously maintained and priced three times it value. The Bay course is in better shape but very short and the horse flies will eat you alive. Also overpriced.

The driving range is not maintained well but the same area that is restricted to golf school enrollees is perfect--what does that tell you?

The rooms are great for a family although the cleaning service is spotty and sometimes they "forget" to tidy up the room.

The Spa is way overpriced. The pools are nice if you can find a chaise that isn't being occupied. Short on shady areas also.

Don't go for the golf--you will be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Golfattorney
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Claremont, California
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82 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2009

Let me start off this review with an explanation as to why I didn't rate this resort higher. In fact, as I write this I can't really come up with a negative except for location in regards to the main hotel amenities and minor updating in Bathrooms and Kitchen. I think the resort could use some changes to better access the main hotel and better use of the ugly parking lots around the facilities. That's really my only negative about the resort. In all honesty, the vacation villas themselves are very nice and everything in tip top working order as is with most Marriott resorts. Kitchen area was nice, maybe newer appliances would be nice and granite counters in the bathrooms and new tile would better update the space but all very minor issues.
Bedrooms were great and spacious the whirlpool tub very nice, Living and dining area all nice spaces. My husband really liked the screened in patio area. The views of the Golf course and trees were also beautiful. Absolutely no complaints with service or concierge all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Access to the Villa resort marketplace, pools and Spa was great. The Red Door Spa was very nice and Modern, with a little cafe with Starbucks! Fantastic! The Spa offered owners refresher neck and shoulder massages and arm /hand moisturizing treatments which were awesome. Great way to promote the Spa and would definitely try out next time I have more time. The outdoor pool was beautiful and we tried out the indoor pool which was very nice. Also, there is a walking trail around the golf course which is a great walk or jog. We enjoyed a very good stay at this resort and made good use of our timeshare exchange. I would absolutely love to stay at this resort again maybe in the summer months and explore Smithville and the surrounding towns of Galloway and Abescon very nice and quaint. And it is very convenient to AC,PA, and NYC. If your looking for a resort with all inclusive food and drink and activities planned out for you go on a cruise! This isn't the resort for you. If you come to this resort and can't find anything to do than you need to do your research get OUT THERE and explore!!!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank tedandlisa90
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Washington Twp. Pa
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2009

We had a nice weekend at Seaview Marriott Fairway Villas. We stayed with family and extended family for a relaxing weekend using Fairway as our base. Atlantic City is a 15 minute drive from this location. $40 each way by cab if you choose. Although you can easily park in AC if you want. We have done both.

If you are bringing children this is a nice option. The units are all 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully equiped kitchen, living room, gas fire place and washer dryer equiped. There are two pool areas. One is an indoor pool with hot tube the other is a very nice outdoor pool. The villas are next to the "Pines" golf course. There are two 18 hole golf courses on this property. I have played the "Bay" course but not the "Pines". The pines seems to be closed in the late winter/early spring. The Bay Course is open more regular. The Bay course is challenging but pretty wide open. Nice views of Atlantic City and the Bay from this course. Winter rates are about $39 weekends, summer rates are $100+.

There is a very good fitness facility for use with your stay. Also, there is a spa. We have not used the spa during either of our two visits but it's a nice option.

The Fairway Villas are timeshare units that Marriott will rent out at times due to demand of owners. If you book through Marriott you can get good reductions in price using the AAA discount or goverment discount if you have the right.

As a hotel guest we got daily maid service. They did a nice job taking care of the room and even did the dishes for us. I had minimal contact with the front desk and other staff but those I had where pleasant.

This is a nice quiet option from the usual AC downtown resorts. Historic Smithville is a 10 minute drive north of this resort. Smithville is a old time village with many small shops and nice resturants. A nice side trip.

I am originally from this area. Feel free to email any questions and I will try to answer the best I can.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank BooDoodle
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NY
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

Stayed with another couple this 2/18-2/22. We loved the layout in general-- essentially, two king hotels rooms with a common living room, kitchen and eating area-- and loved that everything was newly refurbished. Beds were very comfy, whirlpool tub was great. :)

Helpful tips:
-There is NOTHING to do but: 1) go to A/C; 2) enjoy the resorts facilities (pools, golf, etc.) This suited us just fine, as we either were relaxing or in A/C.
-If you are a hotel guest staying at the villas and not a time share owner, there is "tidy up" service-- ask about it, it's not made apprarent.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank dog_earer
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Address: 500 East Fairway Lane, Galloway Twnshp, Absecon, NJ 08201
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
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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
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Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Absecon
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Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Fairway Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 270
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