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Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center
Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good, but could be better”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Stayed here 2 nights on business. Upon arriving, there was one desk clerk checking people in. She was very quick and courteous but at 530 pm, it would make sense to have another person helping out. The hotel is very large. The rooms on the first floor wrap around the indoor/outdoor pool area and the only window out is a door leading directly to the pool. This is probably convenient for families or folks wanting to take advantage of the pool, but for a business traveler its not that great- you cant let any light into the room unless you want everyone in the pool looking directly into you room. The room itself is a good size but the beds are extremely soft and not that comfortable. Great TV set-up with many channels, movies, etc. Great ergonomic chair in the "office area" but to pay 9.95 for either wired or wireless internet, at a Marriott, took me by surprise. Not sure if there's free wi-fi in the common areas, but I doubt it. Breakfast is a room-service type deal so its neither free not convenient/quick. The hotel is easy to find and is about 30 seconds off the highway. Its adjacent to the Space Center and the location can't be beat. The property is showing its age however and you can tell this hotel used to be cream of the crop 15-20 years ago but is struggling to keep up with the times. One major kudo- this hotel has the nicest gym of any hotel I've ever stayed at. Its not a dinky room with 3 treadmills and a few weights like most other hotels. There are 6 or 8 nice treadmills, the same amount of bikes, free weights, and machine weights as well. Extremely clean, fruit is provided, and extremely convenient (24/7). So if you're not spending much time in the room and want a good location with a nice gym, this place is for you. For lounging around all day with hopes of eating well and surfing the web, this might not be the place for you.

Room Tip: Don't get a room on the first floor- they all face out to the pool with sliding doors that allow...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Galena, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Stayed at the Marriott Huntsville while in town for business and overall I was pleased with the stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the room was large and clean with a multitude of pillows varying in firmness. They have one of the best fitness rooms I have ever seen in a hotel. Several different machines (with several of each type), weights, universal gyms with water and fresh fruit available. It made for a very nice workout.

The biggest thing that needs to change here is the paid wireless internet in the rooms. At about $11 per day this can add up quickly. I believe this is the first time I have had to pay for what should be a basic service. Access from the lobby is free but not always convenient.

Overall a good hotel with a great staff but I'm not sure I would choose to stay here again considering the higher room rates and no free wireless.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Smithtown, New York
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

A solid Marriott property. Rooms well kept. Good location. Friendly and helpful staff. Good value. Food in restaurant and bar ok but not great. I generally tend to have relatively high standards when I travel so bear that in mind with my reviews.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a old marriott hotel next to the air and spice park. I only stayed one night a couple of weeks ago. The room is clean but showing the age. There is not much near the hotel. I drove a few minutes and did not like what I saw. I have to eat dinner at hotel restaurant on the 1st floor which is Ok.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Barstow, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed here for a week. This hotel had a wonderful staff that helped with airline baggage issues. The gym was small but useful. I had a great time staying here and would recommend it to anyone.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

I would recommend this hotel to any one how likes a affordable nice hotel. It is right by the us space and rocket center and space camp/ aviation challenge.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Saint Louis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Marriott Huntsville is set in an open green area just south of I-565 near Huntsville's Research Park. Butting up to the Redstone Arsenal, the beautiful tree-covered hillside is likely to remain green. The space and rocket center makes a very interesting view. It's also a very convenient location for visits to Huntsville, although traffic is light enough in the city that you can get wherever you need without much difficulty.

The rooms are a very nice size, laid out so that they get great light from outside. The greenery brings in a variety of birds, so the chirping outside is a pleasant background sound. Like all Marriotts, the beds are extremely comfortable. The furniture is set up with a comfortable office chair so that you can use your computer ergonomically.

There are many positives to the hotel, but I will lay out a couple of negatives. With three elevators, there can be a long wait for an elevator when everyone is checking out together. The wait isn't so long that I'd have to mark the hotel rating down for this, however. I do enjoy the view from the top (seventh) floor. The shower and toilet are in a spearated room from the sink, which is the right way to arrange it, but there aren't any towel racks inside the shower/toilet room so you need to leave your towel outside when you shower.

I'd definitely stay here again. This is by far the best hotel I've stayed at in the Huntsville area. While it is more expensive than the Hampton Inn or the Madison motels, it isn't much more expensive, still within reasonable limits. I find that I enjoy my visit more when staying at a hotel I aprpeciate.

Room Tip: There are a lot of good choices, but I like the top floor, looking at the space and rocket center.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center
Address: 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805-3371 (Formerly Huntsville Marriott)
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Location: United States > Alabama > Huntsville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Most desirable location! Situated on the grounds of the Space & Rocket Center, the full-service Huntsville Marriott is the first choice for savvy travelers featuring plush beds, cotton-rich sheets and down-filled duvets to help guests receive a good night’s rest. Each room offers a coffee/tea maker and flat-panel LCD television. The Great Room is our gathering spot for colleagues and families to enjoy lunch or dinner. Other dining options include breakfast and dinner in Seasons Restaurant or In-Room Dining. Enjoy the indoor/seasonal outdoor heated pool, workout in our well-equipped fitness center or take a beautiful hike on the scenic trails just outside our door. Your stay will include free Wi-Fi in all common areas as well as 24 hour access to business services. The hotel is proud to be 100% non-smoking. For our guest’s convenience, parking and airport shuttle are both complimentary. The Huntsville Marriott is located off I-565/US 72 on the grounds of the Space & Rocket Center. Cummings Research Park and the University of Alabama in Huntsville are one mile north of the hotel, and downtown Huntsville is four miles east. Huntsville International Airport is located nine miles southwest of the hotel. Other nearby attractions include the 112-acre Botanical Garden, Von Braun Center, EarlyWorks Museums, Huntsville Museum of Art and the renowned Bridge Street Towne Centre Shopping area. ... more   less 
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