Fantasia at the front desk with her friendly smile and warm welcome started off what turned out to be a very nice one-night stay at this Marriott owned facility. While it's just off the freeway be sure you go to the entrance of the mall just before the light to get in and then do a 180 to get back to the hotel. The room was very clean and the accommodations were excellent. This is also a great place to stay for several days when on business because the room we were in was designed for just that use (nice, well appointed office area and kitchenette). The free breakfast was much better than most places I've stayed at in the past and it is less then 200 feet to the Applebee's right next door (very good food, by the way - see my write-up on it as well). The next time I'm through Monroe you can bet I'll stop in here again!