With a sterile atmosphere that would make a morgue proud, I have to confess that this place is less fun than a Pyongyang bar on at wet Wednesday night in February. A stay here is a bit like self immolation, initially interesting (I wonder how far I can get down the jogging trail past 5 pm before I get turned back and sent to my room) but ultimately very, very painful.
I wish to my core that whoever came up with the CLE concept had been inspired by 'Paradise Island' and not George Orwell's 1984. To give the CLE that authentic Big Brother feel they even run reports on who has booked hotels in the area and take the liberty of cancelling these for you and sometimes telling you or to add little bit of excitement post a long trans atlantic flight - not.
To be fair the staff are fantastic and will do the best they can to make your stay comfortable though they do have that look in their eye that says "poor soul, at least I am going home tonight".
In the Shawshank Redemption Tim Robbins longed for Zihuatanejo - I'd settle for the Marriott Bethesda.
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