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Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center
Ranked #20 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stayed here as part of a sports tournament group. The check-in process was a little less than ideal, primarily b/c of their renovations. We experienced delays because it appeared that the management was not ready for the crush of a big crowd. They do adhere to their customer service policies however, and any problems we had with the room or related service, the management took care of promptly. Looks like they are going through some growing pains, but all in all, this place was pretty good. Pool was great for the kids, it is next door to NASA Space Center, and the bartender was friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is definitely an older property with definite renovations in progress. I wasn't sure if the room I was in was upgraded or not - I didn't ask.

The decor was - how shall I say - "mixed" - old school and modern. The bed was comfortable, but was facing the balcony, which was an incredible view of NASA Space Center! The strange part was there was a lot of empty space with seemingly no purpose, and the TV was facing a blank wall, which you'd have to physically turn to face you on the bed, or roll over the desk chair, either way - it was awkward. The walls look like they had the "cheap" apartment paint, some patch work with pastel salmon, covered up with a non-matching beige, and a light shade of light brown - none of it seemed to match.

The bathroom was also strangely empty with the commode about 6" away from the wall and about 2 feet from the shower tub and nothing inbetween with PINK square tiles on the wall.

It is a very quiet place, which as a business traveler I sincerely appreciated. EVERY staff person had the "southern hospitality", which I also sincerely appreciated. The food at the restaurant was down home, good cookin' with lots of flavor and GREAT service!

Would I stay here again - not sure. If you're looking for an upscale place, this is NOT it! If you're looking for a "nice", affordable, close to NASA Space Center, and decently comfortable - I'd say, this is the place for you.

Room Tip: Ask for a fully renovated room. One facing the NASA Space Center and one with a balcony would be a...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank lionesslight
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The rooms in this hotel need major renovation, particularly the bathrooms! They have been slightly updated - carpet & flat screen TV, but it looks as good as lipstick on a pig. They did the absolute minimum & it shows. The shower tile is 1970's pink. Somehow the room just feels old & a little dirty.

The other problem is the Starbucks cart doesn't open until 7 am!!

The Huntsville Westin is SO much nicer & in a much better area. Unless you need to be next door to the space center, I would highly suggest staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

An older hotel with all the things you could possibly ask for, all in one place! They are currently in the process of remodeling the lobby, but the noise level is nil in the rest of the hotel. Even with the construction going on, the lobby was fairly quiet. Close to the Interstate and right next door to the US Space and Rocket Center, which I must say is VERY interesting! Looking for food?!? There is a restaurant on site, as well as a bar. The food in the restaurant is excellent, especially breakfast. If you go away hungry, it's your own fault.The indoor/outdoor pool is GREAT ( and heated ). Plenty of parking and the Staff there is VERY friendly and helpful. The rooms are quiet, the beds are very comfortable, everything you need is there.

Room Tip: I looked at some of the travel sites, like Hotel.com, but I got a better rate by calling the hotel d...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is an older property and in the midst of a major lobby renovation which is needed but the rooms are large, good service and very conveniently located to the interstate, and the Space Center. Comfortable beds and very clean. The rooms have been updated and are very pleasant. Plenty of parking as well.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank dunn2002
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a great stay at this hotel it is next to the Space and Rocket Center and is a short drive to two mall (Park place and Bridge street) about 3 mile. The hotel was very friendy and the restuarant was good. The food was a little over priced but good.

Room Tip: We booked with Priceline (unpublished rates) got a good rate about half off. Huntsville only has 2...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank William M
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I ended up driving to Huntsville to handle some personal business and bid on Priceline for this hotel at $55/night. I arrived and the hotel front desk area was under construction and the front desk agents were slightly less than happy to see me. They seemed to be friendlier with each other behind the desk than to this paying customer.

The room was not anything spectacular, but it was clean, comfortable and met all the specs of a traditional Marriott hotel. I also noticed that there were 2 restaurants on site and within 1.5 miles of an area with major eateries. There is more than adequate free parking in the front of the hotel. The hotel was fairly quite during the night and the window curtains definitely kept it room blacked out.

The only bad experience was the initial contact with the hotel staff. Come to think about it, I didn't even get a smile from the agents that night. Where is the southern hospitality!?

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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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 #20 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
Price Range: $108 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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