The front desk: looks like a make shift desk, and literally surprised me upon my arrival...it looked out of place...but the staff is nice.
The room: Layout is odd in the efficiency, and I would not recommend this type of room. This was the only type of room available for my business cost or I would've chosed something different. There is a bed, couch, desk with chair, and a TV on a stand all in 1 room. What I don't understand is why there is a desk in the room? Does anyone even work at a desk anymore with wireless? I would rather have a place to sit down and eat (which there is none), that a desk I will not use. I think this was a major mistake of who designed the layout of the rooms. I am here on business, and do not use the desk, but I have eaten on the bed several times??? No small dinette? I mean, with a kitchenette in the room, they are assuming you will cook...right??? and eat???? Anyway, lets move onto the bed. Now, I am not the only person staying at this hotel in my business group, and I did ask several of their opinions. No women and men both had different opinions of the elements of the room, but both agreed that the bed is awful! It is litterlly as hard as a rock, and I actually sleep on top of the comforter to add extra cushion. If marriott wants to cheap out on front desk, breakfast.....ok....but please don't cheap out on most importand feature of room..the BED.
Bathroom: I noticed that another lady commented that she could't see to put on makeup, and my conclusion is that a man designed this bathroom for business men...but hey, I'm on business too. I am 5'1'' and I did have a hard time washing my face in the sink...it's high, and I also had a difficult time seeing to put on makeup. I was also NEVER able to take a hot shower. Note to user...let the shower run for about 15-20 minutes to warm up before getting in, and for my fellow women...don't attempt to shave your legs in this shower....once again, designed for a Man. A women wouldn't have cheaply put in a shower and no bath. ( Oh, but there are granite counter tops....like that matters).
The kitchenette: I didn't use it, because there are so many excellent places to get takeout, etc in the area, and in walking distance.
The fitness room: Was Excellent! This was the most impressive part of this hotel, best I have ever seen, and the pool looked nice as well.
Breakfast: This is a joke. They supply green bananas and waxy apples at all times, and I don't see anyone eating them. I do recommend taking some bananas up to your room at the beginning of your stay to allow them to ripen. Cereal, instant oatmeal, boiled eggs, and toast. it really doesn't sound bad on paper, but when you are hungry in the morning, it really is a downer. You can tell that marriott is really trying to squeeze the pennies on this one. The coffee is okay.
Overall, I am disappointed in Marriott for going cheep on the mattress, breakfast, and layout of the efficiency. Also, I little disappointed, they didn't expect women to travel on business. I would give a 3 star due to the fitness room, but my back hurts, so a 2 it is.
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