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Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place to stay and play”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Excellent staff, location and amenities. The bed was wonderful as was the room. There was music in the lounge every night with free snacks and great local brews. I highly recommend staying here. The hotel is right on the lake and Muscle Shoals dam. Several of us stayed for a business trip and I will be back with the family.

Room Tip: Get a high floor for excellent views of the lake.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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358 reviews
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Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hidden gem located on the Tennessee River in North Alabama. Staff and service were awesome. Rooms are wonderful with comphy beds with high thread count sheets. Views are awesome. Live music down stairs every night. Great restaurant & bar for fine dining or drinks and snacks. Pool is wonderful and massages are available. Walk next door and dine on the revolving rooftop restaurant and listen to wonderful piano music. Check this place out; you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

My hubby and I just left our romantic weekend getaway at this Marriott. I didn't pay attention to the "resort and spa" part of the title so I was pleasantly surprised to see the beautiful layout of the grounds. The friendly lady at the front desk suggested a room on the top floor and east (or was it west??) side of the hotel so that's what we got. Great choice as we were able to have a full view of both the dam and beautiful pool area. There is also an indoor pool with a hot tub. The areas are very well kept as are the guestrooms. All rooms have balconies. The bathrooms are very clean and modern looking. We went to Swampers bar and grille after we checked in. The food was hot and delicious. The drinks were great and the prices were, too. Sunday brunch was just too good! Our waitress was genuinely friendly and more than accommodating. (She made something my husband wanted that wasn't on the menu even though we said it were okay doing without it.) The staff at the hotel all seemed to enjoy their jobs. The food??? Well, I don't have the words. The tilapia, greens, green beans, banana pudding were my favorite although I everything I tasted was past scrumptious. Couldn't have asked for a better experience this weekend. We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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95 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

For anyone coming to the The Shoals in NW Alabama, the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa MUST be on your short list. Sure, it may be a little more $$ than other lesser establishments, but for your money, you cannot get a better experience. Top notch staff; beautiful rooms; excellent view of the Tennessee River; great lounge, food & entertainment. And you MUST have dinner in their 360 Grill (see my separate review on the 360 Grill). Rightly so, this Marriott was just voted #1 in customer satisfaction out of their ENTIRE chain. And rightly so!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the River.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Florence, AL
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

For our 26th anniversary my husband booked two nights at the Marriott Hotel and Spa. It has been delightful! From the friendly, helpful service the moment we walked in the door, to the nightly, quality entertainment in the hotel bar, we couldn't be happier. Our room was tastefully decorated, comfortably appointed, and with a beautiful view of the Tennessee river and Wilson Dam. We hiked the nearby nature trails on the TVA reservation. More beautiful scenery on these historic trails.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Northport, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Just returned from a trip to this Marriott Hotel and I have to say it is one of the best. Our room was spotless and the customer service was above average. We enjoyed our stay very much. The details in this hotel are above average also.The Swampers Restaurant had wonderful pancakes, and we had dinner on New Years Eve at the 360 Grill and the meal was delicious and the service was great. We had a wonderful time and will tell our friends and family to check out this hotel because they will not be diappointed.

Room Tip: Our room (1210) was on the second floor overlooking the pool and it was stunning. Loved having a doo...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Murfreesboro
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2012

A great get away for families or couples! The outdoor pool and game room will keep the kids entertained for hours. The pool has a slide and other water park features. Also, the hotel property is connected to a park that has a cool playground.

For couples the hotel lounge (Swampers) has live music every night. The lounge's decor sets the tone for a great romantic evening. There is also outdoor seating on the patio. Flat screens are positioned throughout the lounge (outdoor too). Exericse room is above average.

The on site restaurants (360 Grill and Swampers) are excellent, thought the 360 Grill is pricey!
The 360 is a revolving restaurant with great views, while Swampers is just right.

Bathrooms have a nice walk in shower and a bathtub.

Very close to shopping and other restaurants.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on third floor or higher to view the river.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa

Property: Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa
Address: 800 Cox Creek Parkway South, 10 Hightower Place, Florence, AL 36530
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Location: United States > Alabama > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Florence
#2 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#3 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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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Marriott Shoals Hotel Florence
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