Sadly, Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (2020-2021) affecting ALL Travel and especially Conventions, hotels like San Jose Marriott are hurting so badly. In July, Further Confusion opted to replace it’s ‘in-person’ convention (held next door at San Jose Convention Center) for an online ‘virtual’ convention for the safety of its attendees. While it was nice to have this event, it was devastating because the hotel would lose revenue and occupancy. I wanted to support the hotel this past weekend of ‘virtual’ FC to come up north and help the hotel and local restaurants that cater to the Furries annually. I could also fursuit in a safe manner, outside while following social distancing guidelines. I drove up to the hotel on Friday, January 15th, 2021 and security allowed me in. Signs were everywhere, and clear partitions were at the front desk area. My good friend ‘Zandy’ checked me in again (She checked me in the previous two years of FC in 2019 and 2020!) She could’ve provided my room 623 from last year, but I didn’t have five furries to share the room with!! So, Zandy upgraded me to a corner suite Room 1200, with a King Bed and breathtaking views of downtown San Jose. She really missed our physical presence this year, as she admitted she loved all the fursuiters roaming around the place. Unlike last year. Where it took forever to get an elevator, it was no problem this year - because there was nobody else around!! (I did see some PG&E workers staying and certain Airline crew staff, but that’s it.) The room was the BEST I’ve had in my fourth year coming to Further Confusion!! I was able to set up my virtual FC link with the VERY STRONG Enhanced Wi-Fi provided for Bonvoy Gold members at no charge. I was able to enjoy the con online, while fursuiting down at the lobby and outside the SJCC patio. It felt I was ‘home’ at FC, and truly experienced the convention though we couldn’t congregate in the thousands as in years past. Pics to follow. Check out on Monday was a cinch, and valet parking in the garage was very safe. Thanks to Rolando in security, and the other guard I forgot his name. As California gets vaccinated throughout 2021, I’m hoping and Praying we can have thousands of fluffs milling in the lobby and all around downtown San Jose next January. Zandy, I’ll be calling ya before I come back for FC 2022!! FIVE CLAWS UP HIGH!!! Exceptional in all categories!! Thanks again and see ya next year!!! Joe G. Bear - Redondo Beach, CA…
Did I mention the location? Downtown next to all the action. Nice quiet rooms with comfortable beds and pillows. Employees are all very friendly and helpful. Fridges are provided in the rooms which is a bonus. I’m a happy BonVoy member here I’ll definitely be back!
This hotel is right downtown and in a great location. This hotel is really clean and comfortable and is an amazing location! The hotel is in a shut down for COVID, however the bar does serve food to go. I ordered burger and it was delicious. The bathroom was well appointed and the beds comfortable, had a great night sleep here. You are walking distance to everything there is to do in San Jose.
No acknowledgement (not a word) of Marriott Bonvoy status at all so obviously no benefits. More focused on making is read a poster board and taking a verbal COVID exam. My phone # and email are on the reservation so WHY make me give all that information again? Room looked/felt like a Motel 6. Very outdated. The lobby seems to be nice and renovated so it doesn’t match the rooms at all. They seem to be taking precautions (at least in the lobby) due to COVID. But the room had no hair dryer so I had to call and request one. The phone in the room was very dusty. It seems like if the rooms were being cleaned and sanitized well they would wipe down the phone since that’s something that guests would be touching. The location of the hotel seemed good.
Found Room 1701 where I was booked at, dirty upon arrival and the hotel was empty! Used & dirty soap holder in the bathroom with soap residue on it.... discolored stained towels hanging for our enjoyment.... dust everywhere. Front desk: no other rooms available yet 5 cars in the parking structure, 4 for employees. My 12 year old daughter "tricked" by complicated "free wifi" app and was charged $18.95 a night for 2 nights + taxes and other fees. Tried to dispute and lost! Ice machines not working with note to go downstairs, front desk said ice available at the restaurant but that is only open 5:00-10:00pm. No ice during the day. Worse experience for business trip. Motel 6 has better accommodations! We checked out early from our 2 day business trip just to feel safe!