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Pacific Star Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   627B Pale San Vitores Rd, Tumon, Guam 96913, Mariana Islands (Formerly Marriott Resort and Spa Guam)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Tumon
Corona, California
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“On the Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is located in the Tumon Bay area of Guam and is right on the beach. The view is spectacular! It is a large hotel and close to restaurants and shopping. The rooms are comfortable size. The reception desk does not always understand what one is asking for. I asked about the free wifi I was told was available. I ended up getting charged $15.00 for three days. I had booked without the buffet breakfast and they insisted I had to have the breakfast. The lobby is beautifully appointed and very open. There is lots of room to sit and relax.

The maid service was sporadic. One day when I returned to my room about 5:30 after having been gone since 6:30 AM, the room was not made up. When I asked to have it made up, as I left for dinner, they asked how soon I’d return. Another day, the waste basket was not emptied. And yet another day there were still towels on the floor.

A hotel that is next door has very loud polynesian music in the evening until 9:00 or perhaps later each night. It is difficult to sleep if one must get up early with all that noise.

There are two restaurants located within the hotel and one can get food at anytime of day. Cafe has buffet service in the morning beginning at 6:00 AM with a wide variety of choices. They also serve a buffet lunch and they have a dinner menu. There is also the Manhattan Steak House which is open in the evenings. There is also a bar and appetizers served outside in the pool area.

This hotel is a good choice for anyone coming to visit Guam, whether on business or for pleasure. Because of the maid issues, the service from the reception desk and the noise, I would give it 3 ½ stars if I could.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on an overnight layover in Guam. My guess is that it could not keep its Marriott brand title from deteriorating standards. It is still a perfectly fine hotel, just not at the 4-star hotel property level that Marriott is expected to be.

The biggest issue were the rooms: they were very dated. Because Guam also has very humid temperature, the ventilation and A/C was struggling and in need of upgrades. That meant the room also can smell and feel stuffy.

Wi-fi was also only free in the lobby and in-room wi-fi was charged at extraordinary rates. This is a lousy cash grab and not very customer-minded.

The hotel restaurant, while it had a very good breakfast buffet, had very poor a la carte service. An order of eggs benedict was inedible, and did not resemble anything. If you have a choice, stick to the buffet.

The good part of the hotel is that the location is spectacular, and the pool area is beautiful. You have a view right of the ocean, and can walk right down the steps to the ocean. At night however, it is a bit deserted and not close to much; you would have to walk a fair distance or catch a taxi to get to restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not a bad hotel. It's a dated Marriott. Nothing too fancy. But gets the job done. The pool and beach access are not as nice as other Guam locales (Fiesta, Outrigger...) but for the normally cheaper price, it's fine. I paid a bit more than I would have liked, but the whole island was booked and they still had openings so I went for it.

Stayed March 2015, traveled with friends
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1st time I stayed in this hotel in 1989 or so it was number 1 in those days. Although with the passage of time things may have gone down slightly but location wise and have nice pool. The customer service is marvellous. Now rates are competitive

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for business and the Pacific Star is a perfectly fine hotel in Tumon. Many reviewers point to the mustiness of the rooms, and I have to agree, they are strangely musty, but not smelly. That's odd. Also, the night club on one side of the hotel is annoyingly loud. Stay on the other side, though, and there is silence.

The location is great, the price is good, and the wi-Fi, as long as it's included, is fast. If you have to pay for it, it's typical rip-off pricing.

The rooms are sufficiently large and comfortable, but this hotel is showing its age and when it left the big chain ownership, you can see the maintenance has taken on a less exacting and demanding standard. Everything works, it's just an old resort in decline.

If you can stay here and save money, it's a value resort and you can probably ignore the drawbacks. If one of the other name brand resorts is offering the same price, I'd consider them first - the noise and mustiness can wait.

Stayed February 2015, traveled on business
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Dededo, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were here for a military event. The food was great and the service was nice. The bed was so comfy and soft! The wifi was really great too! The pool was decent and there's a way to the beach as well.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Pros
-Beautiful location
-Right on the tourist strip and beach/bay. Within in a few blocks you can walk to several places to eat, shop, drink, or just go out back and enjoy the beach and the bay.
-Good snorkeling in shallow waters, just be cautious of the current, it is stronger than you'd think.
-Has a really good gym for a hotel and a decent cardio room.
-Great staff, they were always friendly and polite, as well as willing to help with any issue they could. In the cons there are a few things beyond their ability to help with...other than inform upper management.

Cons (during my stay)
-Your right next to the Pacific Islanders Club which is loud every night. They do turn it down later in the evening, but its not ideal if you have little ones your trying to get to bed, or your an early sleeper yourself.
-Only half of the washers/dryers worked. May not be a big deal unless you're trying to support several hundred people and you only have 7 washers and 6 dryers.
-There is no type of dehumidifier in the room, so the floor always felt damp and the room always smelled like mold.
-All the elevators were a month overdue inspection. Not too big a concern, until one becomes stuck several times.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 627B Pale San Vitores Rd, Tumon, Guam 96913, Mariana Islands (Formerly Marriott Resort and Spa Guam)
Location: Mariana Islands > Guam > Tumon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Tumon
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Tumon
#8 Luxury Hotel in Tumon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Pacific Star Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 357
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Also Known As:
Marriott Resort And Spa Guam Hotel Tumon
Marriott Hotel Tumon
Marriott Hotel Guam
Marriott Tumon
Tumon Marriott
Pacific Star Resort & Spa Guam, South Pacific

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