Went during the Army-Navy weekend when the room rates were greatly inflated. Perhaps because I went on the Marriott reservation online site several hours before our check-in and discovered that I could have the same room for $70. less per night than originally booked and asked for the new rate (the online site offers the best guaranteed rate), I might have been given one of the 'get even' rooms I heard about on '60 Minutes'. I had requested a quiet room on a higher floor (this property has 15 flrs.) and away from the elevator.
We were assigned a 3rd fl. and when we found our room, it was across from the elevator. We had a 2 queen bed room - the mattresses were not comfortable - certainly not the deep ones hyped as the 'Marriott bed'.The mattress cover bedsheets were flimsy and during both nights both mattresses lost the fitted sheets.
One of my pillows had nasal stains, the mini-fridge was propped into a cabinet on wooden slats which were rotting. As a result, the mini-fridge loudly vibrated on and off all night. When I opened the fridge door, I had to catch it from falling out. If that wasn't enough to keep me awake at night, the toilet flushing sounds of the room next door did.
The second morning when I showered, there were soft brown 'chips' under my bar soap in the soap dish holder that weren't there before. I dread to think what they were.
Even though we are Marriott Reward members and have been happy at other locations, I would not return here. This was our 18th Army-Navy game attendance, so we have had experience with other hotels and B&B's in this city. I must say that the valet service attendants and the restaurant staff were outstanding - better than the Marriott Downtown hotel staff adjacent to this Courtyard property.
The location is good - across the street from City Hall and Macy's with it's Christmas light show, the Reading Terminal Market and a short walk to St. John's the Evangelist for Sunday Mass. The City Hall subway station is just down at the end of the street for a short ride to Lincoln Financial Stadium. Loew's is also a short walk down the street.
A word to the wise - there have always been disturbed homeless in this area; one recent year, at night, as we passed by one, he stood up quickly to hugely spit all over my coat.
higher floors have less traffic noise.
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