We, 3 adults , stayed at the Marseilles Hotel on Collins Ave., Aug. 16-23 for 7-nts. in a Superior DBL/DBL P.O.V RM. #505. The Hotel was getting a new front desk area that week, which actually will add a nice touch. Room was ready when we arrived around 230pm. The room, #505, looked like it was freshly renovated. New window treatments,new bedding, comfy beds, flat screen t.v., modern upgraded bathroom. The room was on the small side, as was the bathroom. This is an Art Deco Hotel ,so the rooms are usually smaller than hotels nowadays. A few points with the room: No Ventilation in this bathroom. No fan/exhaust and the window didn't open. Got VERY humid/steamy esp. with 3 adults sharing the accommodation, but we managed. The wall-to-wall carpet needs to be ripped out! Why are there still hotels in warm/humid climates that INSIST on using wall-to-wall in the rooms? A tile floor MUST be easier to keep clean ( hello beach sand!) and I would think guests would prefer tile. Thank God there was no moldy smell, but the carpet was stained in some areas. Now the A/C....well this was running a little warmer than we would have liked. We had the "engineer" come and take a look at it and whatever he did made it a bit cooler but surely not enough for the 90 deg. temps outside last week. We managed once again. Rm. #505 is directly across from the ONLY ICE MACHINE (so we were told) in the Hotel, so it was quite noisy at times. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if the door to the room didn't have a louvered panel on the lower part of the door which we found BIZZARE. You could hear EVERYTHING going on in the hallway, but again, we managed. Yes, the POOL is non-existent. The beachside area of the Hotel is all dug up. I am sure it will be AWESOME when it is done. In the meantime, you have access to the SOUTH SEAS hotel's pool right next door, which is very nice and access to the GORGEOUS BEACH with TOWELS/PADDED BEACH LOUNGES (red ones are best!)/UMBRELLAS included for hotel guests with your beach cards that you get every day at the front desk along with pool access wristbands.
We enjoyed the FREE HAPPY HOUR in the LOBBY BAR nightly between 7p-8p. All you need to do is tip $1 per drink. Yeah, it's House Brand Liquor, not Call, but you can get a discount on Top Shelf booze/Beer if you want. The 2 bartenders, ASHLEY & SARA, are both sweethearts and GREAT mixologists! Thanks Girlz! :) Oh yeah, just a tip...you should have some munchies on the bar during HAPPY HOUR. Popcorn/Pretzels. Nothing fancy.:)
Our overall stay was very nice and we all said we would definitely stay @ Marseilles again in the future. The LOCATION is PERFECT for SOBE and central to all the sights. You can walk to everything. Once the POOL AREA is done, the hotel will be AWESOME!
Thanks for a nice stay! :)
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