Fall weekend trip to the MSU campus to attend niece's wedding. The location of the Marriott was perfect. Situated right on the edge of the campus, we were able to walk to almost everything (including the Kellogg Center where the rest of the wedding party was staying, and the Student Union where the reception took place. Alumni Chapel was a few blocks away, but walkable). Moreover, in the several adjacent blocks there were shops, restaurants, and bars that made it unnecessary to take our car out of the Marriott's underground parking garage. The area appeared to be a favorite of the MSU students, whom we enjoyed mingling with at the Buffalo Wild Wings (across the street), Crackers (around the corner), and The Riv (next corner).
The room was what you'd expect from a Marriott--spacious and clean. Flat screen TV and adjustable workspace on the desk. Was disappointed that Internet use came at a price ($12.95 I believe) since so many other places we've stayed recently provide free Internet service. NOTE: There is a business center off of the main lobby, which I didn't have an opportunity to use, that probably offered free Internet access). The bed was great. Extremely comfortable with lots of pillows, including a couple of down/feather pillows. Nice wide counter in the bathroom (an absolute necessity for my wife who transports a suitcase full of toiletries when she travels). And, the room had a small refrigerator, and a nice view of the square just outside the hotel entrance. There is a $7 daily fee for the parking garage, but the desk provides you with cards for unlimited exits/entrances during your stay. ANOTHER NOTE: There are 2 elevators in the garage. The one to the right when you enter the garage (and at a lower level) is for hotel access. The other is for some business offices.
We only ate breakfast at the Hotel; they offered a buffet and ala carte. Buffet ($14) was pricier then elsewhere, but very convienent (2nd floor). Offered a very complete selection of breakfast items including eggs to order, pancakes and waffles. Unlimited coffee.
Finally, hotel has a fitness center, which I didn't use, but from appearances, I would rate as excellent.
All in all, great hotel. I recommend it for business and liesure, OK for families.
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