My family recently stayed here while visiting some of the attractions in the Shoals area, and we were very impressed by both the location and the friendliness of the staff. The hotel is situated on the Tennessee River, and our room on the sixth floor had an outstanding view of Wilson Dam (built in the 1920s) and the pool area. A city-owned park, complete with a playground and a splash pad, is only a short walk away; however, my seven-year-old son was more interested in the awesome hotel pool which features fountains, a slide, and a cool cave buffeted by two waterfalls. We did not eat onsite as a host of restaurants and stores are just two miles away, but the property does feature a revolving restaurant with a spectacular view of the area and another, more reasonably-priced restaurant, overlooking the pool.
The hotel itself is very nice, but the hallways and rooms are small compared to other Marriott spa/resort properties. A large chair was wedged awkwardly between one of the beds and the balcony, making the room appear even smaller, but the bathroom was large and featured both a tub and a roomy shower.
Everyone in the hotel was friendly and professional. Molly at the front desk and Corey with security deserve a special mention for going beyond what is expected to make our trip enjoyable as does Robbie who took our bags to the room. His genuine enthusiasm for his job and his pride in the hotel really helped our stay begin on the right foot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The sophistication and charm of Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa is matched only by the natural beauty of its resort-style setting. Our hotel in Florence, Alabama is: * Located in the state’s northwest corner * Nestled along the award-winning Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail * Set in the heart of the Tennessee River Valley, one hour from Huntsville * Less than two hours from Birmingham, Nashville, and Memphis ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Shoals Hotel And Spa
- Marriott Shoals Hotel Florence
- Marriott Florence
- Florence Marriott