I attended a work related sales seminar at this hotel. I only spent one night there but it was absolute heaven on earth. The hotel is very private and secluded with some of the most beautiful grounds of any Marriott I've stayed in. Of course this is probably due to the golf course but it is extremely well kept. The rooms are luxurious, just like the picture on the website. The beds are the most comfortable I've ever experienced and I have stayed in my share of hotels over the years. Each double bed had 4 pillows (2 soft, 2 firm) as well as one of the roll type pillows, The bath has a separate tub and shower and was well stocked with lots of linens as well as bath products from Bath and Body Works, good stuff!
I had to share the room with a fellow employee but we had plenty of room to shower and dress without getting in each others' way which is nice, especially since we were two women trying to do makeup and hair, etc. We had access to high speed internet as well as unlimited long distance with their business package which was a reasonable $9.99 per day. Being able to conduct business while there was really an asset for me. I was able to keep in touch with my home office and my customers with ease. The desk was quite large with plenty of room for my laptop and paperwork. It even had a lamp with a built in electrical outlet. This came in handy with both of us having cell phones, Blackberries, etc. to be charged. There is also a business center for those who don't travel with a laptop located just off the main lobby. They have computers, a fax machine and copier available.
I didn't use the pool but it was really nice. I did check out the locker room while in search of a restroom, also nice. There is a workout room which I didn't have time to use, and a small gift shop. I did try the restaurant. The menu is a little pricey but the food is excellent, good choice of wines, really nice atmosphere.
I whole heartedly recommend this hotel if you are anywhere in the area, or just for a special get-a-way weekend. I'm not sure how long this hotel has been open but everything looks shiny and new. The staff seems to take much pride in their jobs and the hotel, everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Did I mention the bed????? To die for!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the award-winning Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National is on par with the nation's most distinctive facilities and accommodations. Nestled on 2,000 acres of lakefront countryside, our Auburn hotel's exceptional golf and business retreat is located in the quaint, historic town of Opelika. Our property is situated on the shores of Lake Saugahatchee, offering a peaceful and serene atmosphere and featuring access to 54 holes of championship golf. Escape from ordinary hotels in Auburn, AL and indulge in our spacious guest rooms with complimentary high-speed Internet access and stunning views from your own private balcony. Guests love our swimming pools, fitness center, and on-site dining options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Auburn Opelika At Grand National Hotel Opelika
- Marriott Opelika
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