This place is really nice. It is brand new. It is fairly trendy and looks really nice. There are TVs built into dining booths for breakfast, pool table in a private room, nice pool, area to lay out outside, cool fire pit and 2 really nice grills outside. The rooms are really nice. Bedding was great for a Marriott. The bathroom was nice and clean and new, felt like home really. The Kitchen is nice with stainless steel appliances.
The location is great. There really are no hotels in downtown; they are all right next to each other in this area. This place is right next to this outdoor mall area that is huge and has everything you might need. It’s maybe a 10 minute drive, but really not bad and central off 270 and 70.
I stayed here with my sister and we had a great weekend. We have traveled the world and stayed in the top hotels around the world, so needless to say we are kind of hotel snobs. When we travel to towns like Frederick, we typically try to stay in a B&B so we are not disappointed by some middle of the road chain hotel. There was no availability in a B&B on this trip but we were pleasantly surprised. We brought our own sheets expecting the bedding to feel like "paper" but didn’t even end up using ours and used the hotels instead since they were really decent and beds were comfortable. We stayed in a queen room and it had a nice little kitchen, 2 queen beds, a chair in the corner, a 32 in tv (a little on the small side but ok none the less), Direct TV with guide and remote liek you would have at home, dining table for 4, 1 sink in bathroom (would like 2). Decent towels, Big walk in closet that you can access from a door in the kitchen or thorough the bathroom (you can walk straight through).
Breakfast was decent for a standard continental breakfast. They had hot pot of oatmeal, waffle machine, cereal bars, bagels, muffins, hard boiled eggs, fruit, and yogurt. Sure I would like to see a hot meal, but for a standard breakfast, they do it well. Fresh coffee is available 24/7. They have a great little market to buy snacks and drinks, many of which are made locally which is cool.
I was pleased by the fact that while waiting for the elevator, the music they were playing was actually good, modern music, not cheesy elevator jazz.
Really, all in all this is a really great hotel of the value. I would absolutely not hesitate to stay here again.