So the title is a little negative sounding, and I'll get that out of the way first. My overall experience was very positive with one little caveat. 4 stars and deducted only one. The staff is so friendly that it can be exhausting. Sometimes you pass throngs of staff throughout the facility in groups of 3 or more as they move to rehab conference rooms between sessions, cleaning staff, front desk staff and front bell staff and have to say hi to every one of them which became almost uncomfortable. Every elevator ride, hallway pass, lounge stop and room cleaning staff. It was too much for me. The general rule: If someone avoids eye contact with you, they probably don't want verbal contact either.
That being said, the facility is in great shape, the surroundings look great, the entry is nice. The only places I could sense age in the facility was the button press on the elevator request buttons and the actual tile around the shower. Everything else felt as new as a new facility. The indoor pool and hot tub area was beautiful and the gym was extensive.
The room was exquisitely clean, and cleaned up to this standard daily. I was there for a conference and had fantastic food. The conference center could easily be a Vegas resort-- tall ceilings, glass walls, bold carpeting.
Check in and check out were both uneventful. The room on the 5th floor was very quiet. I had a friend staying on a different floor who had an end room and had a very long walk to the room.
If I had a need I would certainly stay here again without hesitation. It does feel a bit out in the middle of a field, but the city is only a few minutes and one exit away. Friends golfed and enjoyed it though the course was burned dry/dead and greened up some during the stay.
I tend to be a bit of an introvert and I expect a lot of hi's and hello's at Marriott properties, but this one was a bit too in my face for my preference. I wouldn't say any of it was fake but it was clearly very strongly encouraged because I felt like I was the weirdo not wanting to say 50 hi's per day as I walked from room to sessions and back.
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