This was our first try of a Marriot Townplace suite, usually we preference Hampton.
The PLUSES: fairly new property with rooms well appointed if a bit small (we had King suite), good wifi, and a good location for wineries. Kitchenette was quite well equipped with plates and silverware for 4. Frig and dishwasher also in room. Unfortunately, no wine glasses even though the property is in the middle of wine country. For new property, unusually small tv (32-36), when see other properties over 40. Staff was congenial and helpful
MINUSES: overuse of motion detectors to turn on lights--entry hall AND bath. This use of this technology turns on bright lights no matter the hour. This feature creates more an irritant than help when you make a bathroom trip at night and are BLASTED by 200 watt lighting. Not only wakes you entirely but also your spouse who was sleeping less than 10' from door. Hallway motion sensor also comes on in middle of night even when no one enters entry hall. This one factor would keep us from staying at this property again.
Breakfast, while complimentary, was also a disappointment. No hot items beyond oatmeal and coffee which was unimpressive. Muffins in cellophane--any property at this price point can do better. Reminded us our worse stay at a chain who we consider a couple steps below the Marriot name. Hey, they did have good selection of dry cereal. Perhaps the operator could stay at a couple of their competitors to see what a decent breakfast includes.
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