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East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in East Lansing
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San Francisco, CA
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Decent Room and Service”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Location, Location, Location. It was just minutes from MSU campus. It's also close to shops and restaurants of Downtown East Lansing.
The hotel was not fancy but was good enough to receive a 4 star rating.
My room on the 4th floor was spacious and the king-size bed was comfortable.
The front desk staff was friendly and worked efficiently.
Since I was a guest speaker to an event at MSU, I don't know how much they charged, but the Hotel was very good.

Room Tip: Lobby is a great place to meet people: spacious and quite.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Nothing special but everything was as expected. Pretty much just spent the night so no input on restaurants or lounges or other amenities. Pretty good location with plenty of conveniences nearby. Close to the University.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are doing business in East Lansing, especially Michigan State University, this hotel is located in a great place. It's in the middle of a bunch of restaurants and super close to MSU.

The rooms are a good size and very clean. I was disappointed that you had to pay for internet. Most Marriott properties not as nice as this usually offer it for free. The restaurant downstairs is a bit pricey as well, but there are plenty of options elsewhere.

Overall it's a nice hotel to stay in.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Sterling Heights, MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2013

I love working with this hotel and staying there. We hold meetings there all the time. Stop at the front desk before you check in and they'll give you a parking badge to hang in your window. The parking is a sharp right out of the hotel and in an underground garage. The hotel only charges $7 for overnight parking and the front desk will hand you a ticket to insert in the automated exit machine so that you don't have to pay when you leave. The rooms are beautiful and the banquet facility is nice - most of the meeting rooms are on the second floor. Dan on the banquet staff greets each meeting planner and the staff is very responsive.

The hotel has a nice restaurant and gift shop. If you prefer something cheaper, there's a Leo's Coney Island accessible from the hotel lobby.

Room Tip: When pulling into the garage, go to the East elevators to park. There are clear signs directing you...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is my second time staying at this property (the first time was in 2007). I'll start by saying that the property is in desperate need of a renovation. The decor, furnishings, paint, and carpet are drab and make me think that the last renovation was in the 1980s.

The room was very drab: old paint, old carpet, so-so bathroom. The concierge lounge was okay but a bit small. The restaurant was fine (I had breakfast there).

The hotel's shining star is the staff. Everyone was incredibly courteous.

As for location, the property is only a block away from MSU's campus.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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IL
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We were in town for a kids hockey tournament. 5 teams from our orgaization. Hotel staff was terrific. They were always ready when needed. They planned for us & provided a team room for parents & players to meet after games. An overall excellent experience. Also great location near the MSU campus and many good restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Berkley, Michigan
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

As an alum of Michigan State University, I've almost always had a place to stay when traveling for basketball and football games. Since being out of school for awhile, my options have become nonexistent. We decided to stay in East Lansing for a weekend to relive our college years and catch some MSU Basketball.

Our first choice for accommodations was the East Lansing Marriott right in the middle of all the action. Parking was extremely convenient and very affordable. Only $7 per night. As an avid traveler, this is probably the closest I've gotten to free in a very long time. I was provided with a couple cards to deposit into the machine when I drove out of the lot.

Prior to arriving, I had requested extra towels, as no hotel ever seems to have enough for four guests. These extras were sitting in our hotel room for us. Sometimes it's the little things that make all of the difference. Everyone was extremely friendly every time we walked in or out of the hotel.

Of course, you are right in the middle of the city, across from campus. MSU is a very large campus, but you can walk everywhere, which we did.

The only thing I have as a complaint about our room is that it was extremely hot even though we had turned the temperature down to 65. This isn't enough to even remotely deter me from staying here again for another fun Spartan event. Great times as always in East Lansing!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: East Lansing Marriott at University Place
Address: 300 Mac Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4331
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Location: United States > Michigan > Ingham County > East Lansing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in East Lansing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — East Lansing Marriott at University Place 3.5*
Number of rooms: 180
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