We chose this hotel because of it's central location and recent reviews on TripAdvisor. I'll divide this review into two parts, one positive and one negative.
Lovely decor and amenities. Granite counters, contemporary colors and Paul Mitchell bath products.
Well appointed kitchen, full size refrigerator, full sized microwave, dishwasher and even a garage disposal.
Very clean and well stocked, coffee, assorted teas, popcorn and even candy in a jar.
An assortment of newspapers provided in lobby, but get there early, they go fast.
A wireless keyboard is provided but getting into the WIFI is impossible. I tired every day and night for 4 days without success. Tried with both my laptop and IPad, with no success. The only page that would load, once connected, was the Marriott homepage! I asked the front desk the first night and was told they had someone coming to work on it. By 10:00pm, same answer. Next day, same answer, but was told I could use the ONE public computer in the lobby and amazingly, it does have WIFI. Very frustrating, especially if you are there for business. This is an ongoing problem, check other reviews.
Firm (hard) beds. Okay if you like firm, but I don't.
Lots of noise from the very busy road this hotel is located on.
Hospital is close-by and ambulances, police & emergency vehicles scream by all night long.
Breakfast is provided and is adequate, but nothing special. Scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage patties in the hot food area. Bananas, oranges and mushy looking fruit. Milk tasted sour, although it was not out of date. No yougert, the waffle machine broke, and a very slow toaster with a few choices of breads. Mini apple muffins and a mixed chocolate muffin, same everyday. Generic coffee and one choice of flavored creamer(vanilla) or half and half creamer.
All in all it was an okay stay, but not the quality I would expect of Marriott. I've had better food and much more comfortable beds at Holiday Inn. Too bad, because the rooms are very small, but very nice and housekeeping does an exceptional job.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn Melbourne is the perfect location for those marathon business trips. We are here to help you stay strong and productive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Melbourne Hotel Melbourne
- Melbourne Residence Inn