I have stayed at the Marquis for most of my 50 years and wouldn't really consider staying elsewhere. I enjoy the view from the balcony, the constant roar of the ocean, and being at the center of the beach area. I would highly recommend getting one of the suite rooms and avoiding the Abbey or Victoria rooms as they are too small for my liking, the suites are larger with two separate areas with the kitchenette and bathrooms dividing the room sections...most suites vary only in number of beds or small amenities, so consider your needs. The animal friendly rooms are on the ground floors and don't have the nicer view of the beach. The free breakfast is consistent, but seems to get a bit smaller with a few less items year after year.
This is a great place but don't expect 5 star service...this is a beachfront hotel and a lot of families stay here with children, so the pool area can be noisy during the day, but is quiet at night. All of the sights and sounds of the beach and nightlife are within a block or two and walking is the preferred mode for the local area, parking can be pricey, difficult to find, and expensive for a parking ticket...the hotel maintains several lots for it's customer's use, so parking isn't a problem if you are a guest.
In summary, I love the hotel and have come to recognize (and be recognized) by many of the longtime staff and other local merchants. The rooms are nice and next to the beach, but room service and a full service restaurant (other than breakfast) are two of the weak spots. If you want pampered, stay at the Congress Hall, if you want to enjoy he beach and relax listening to the surf and sea gulls, the Marquis is the place. Its not cheap, but it is in the center of the beach area and has a super view of the boardwalk and beach...the views from the top floors are spectacular and the best in the city!
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