My stay at the Marriott Marquis was only a one-night stay while I was in NYC for a vendor conference. The hotel was only about a 10 minute walk up 7th street from Penn Station. Once you enter the hotel, you actually have to take the elevator up to the 8th floor, as that is where the hotel lobby is actually located. Signage was good and I had no issue realizing this as soon as I walked in. This is a large hotel as you might expect, there were a bank of elevators supporting it. This is the first time I've seen this though where you actually enter the floor number you want to go to outside of the elevator and the system tells you which elevator to then proceed to. This was different but I actually really liked it. Don't try to jump another elevator though because it may not be stopping at your floor and there are no buttons inside the elevator to select which floors it will stop at!
The check-in process was quick and easy. Fortunately there was no line and I walked right up and showed my credit card and ID and just like that, I was on my way to my room, which was located up on the 15th floor. Signage was good as I walked off the elevator and I was able to easily find my room. I was a little upset when I arrived to my room to find that someone had left trash outside my door. Once inside, I was presented with a nice modern room that was actually larger than what I was expecting. Most other NYC hotel rooms I've stayed in have been on the smaller side.
My room was equipped with a king sized bed, a work area, small love seat, a couple of chairs, a small coffee table, two night stands, and a dresser with 6 drawers. On top of the dresser sat a HDTV. For premium channels, it's just HBO and unfortunately it did not support the LodgeNet app, which allows you to control the TV using your mobile device rather than the remote. The room was also equipped with a large safe, coffee station, iron, ironing board, luggage rack, and a full-length mirror (it's actually behind the bathroom door and easy to miss). Bathroom was clear and good sized. It's a combo bath/shower with a curving shower curtain rod so you don't feel quite as cramped when you are taking a shower. Another thing I liked was that the top half of the shower curtain was see thru, which also helps with the overall openness feeling of the shower area. There is also a nice sitting/shelf area inside the tub where you can place your shampoos, razors, etc., or for women, they could sit there and shave their legs. There was plenty of countertop space on the bathroom sink to lay out items if you like.
The work area sits next to the dresser/TV area. There are four easily accessible outlets and an Ethernet cable for Internet access. The hotel does also offer WiFi in the guest rooms, but neither the WiFi or the wired Internet access was free. It is frustrating when you pay these kind of room rates that Internet access is not included. At the end of the day, I just wound up using my cellular connection on my devices to access the Internet. What I really liked about the work area is that there is a shorter desk underneath the main desk that you can pull out and use as well. I actually thought the main desk was a little high for typing, so I pulled out the desk underneath and sat my devices on it and it worked out great. I also found the high back chair to be comfortable while I worked.
If you are like me, you need a couple of outlets near the bed, and I find this often very difficult at most hotels. I'm happy to say that this was not the case here. The one end table had two outlets right on top for me to use. There was also an iHome alarm clock radio on the night stand as well, and if your iOS device uses the 30-pin connector, then you can dock your device. Otherwise, be sure you have a convertor for that Lightning connector! As for the bed itself, I found it to be comfortable, although the mattress was a bit on the soft side and I prefer a firmer mattress. That being said, I didn't wake up with a sore back like I have at other hotels.
The hotel offers quite a bit more than I've gone into. There are several restaurants, a fitness center, shopping, etc., but unfortunately I did not have time to really experience all that the hotel offers due to my limited time here. I like how it's centrally located in Times Square. Yes, it's pricey, but so are pretty much all of the other hotels that sit right in Times Square. Overall, I enjoyed my one-night stay here and wouldn't hesitate staying here again.
- Also Known As:
- New York Marriott Marquis Hotel
- New York Marriott Marquis Hotel New York City
- Marriott Marquis
- Marriott New York City
- Marriott Marquis New York
- Marriott Hotel New York
- New York City Marriott
- Marriott Times Square
- Marriott Marquis Times Square
- Marriot Marquis
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for business & leisure travel, this world-class NYC hotel is located in the Times Square theater district of Manhattan and features newly renovated hotel rooms, event venues and restaurants. ... more less
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