I feel terrible for anyone that unknowingly stays at Marriott Mountainside during the summer/fall months with the expectation of a quiet couples getaway, These are the days when large families from Utah head to the Marriott for its large rooms, kitchens, pool, and activities. It's great for the Mountainside that is filling rooms during the off season. It could be not so great for guests who don't know what they are getting into. During this time of year the Mountainside becomes a BAD hotel for business, couples, friends...and heaven forbid...solo.
Mountainside is a large hotel with 9 floors and 364 rooms. The rooms themselves are big, especially when a suite and lock-off are combined . The pool is huge and is adjacent to 5 Jacuzzis. The hotel has a good sized fitness center and game area. Plenty of room room for lots of people right? Wrong!
The number of people per room, all the toddlers in the pool, and guests that invite friends and family members to "come up for the day", simply overwhelms the hotel. I don't think Mountainside can or wants to restrict 'person per room' occupancy. I would be difficult to police the pool and jacuzzi area to verify guest only usage. Wristbands maybe? The reason parking is a problem is because two or three generation families bring two or three vehicles. Only one car per family is allowed anywhere close to the hotel. I don't think this is policy is obeyed.
Unless you fall into the the demographic that enjoys the hotel in the way I just described, I would recommend staying here during the winter months or year round on weekdays only, It really is a great property. I sincerely want travelers from out of state who are not accustomed to guest density under the age of 8 to be aware of this unique situation.