I was in Little Rock for business and had a 4-night stay. I looked for a hotel with at least a refrigerator as I prefer to do my own breakfast & was planning to eat in some evenings, and I also like to have my own stash of soft drinks. I'm also a Marriott loyalty member, so I wanted a Marriott brand convenient to downtown without paying downtown prices.
This hotel is relatively new, and is at the end of a newly-developed area. While it borders undeveloped land with lots of trees, it is next to a new WalMart shopping center. Lots of concrete, a drainage pool, scalped landscape, etc., chain restaurants. NOT attractive in my eyes, and I generally dislike this sort of suburban wasteland. HOWEVER the hotel itself is very nice, very well kept. Once you are inside the outside doesn't really matter. The bed was fine, room & bathroom spotless. The little kitchen area was wonderful -- regular (small) fridge/freezer, sink, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, and a two-burner flattop stove. It came complete with dishes, flatware, and glassware for 4, plus some basic pots/pans and utensils. I've been in rental condos that were less well-stocked.
The fitness room is very basic -- 2 treadmills, 1 elliptical, and some weights. Still, in great condition and everything was clean. The provided breakfast was better than some I've seen -- bacon & eggs, different bread products you could toast, cereals, etc. They also do a reception in the evening that I suspect some people were making dinner out of. It wasn't my kind of food -- chicken nuggets & iceberg salad, for example -- but if you are short on cash it's an option.
All in all I'd stay here again if traveling for similar purposes.
P.S. Be aware there is some MAJOR interstate construction going on between this area and downtown, so keep your wits about you when driving. Didn't hold things up, even in rush hour (LR doesn't really have rush hour compared to other cities) but just made driving a bit more of a challenge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are newly remodeled. Located at Shackleford Crossings in West Little Rock is the TownePlace Suites by Marriott. Our hotel is designed and equipped for our guest to travel without leaving home, with amenities such as: - Full-Kitchens in every room- Conventional oven in our one and two bedroom suites- 32" flat panel TV's with HBO- Complimentary wired and wireless internet- Wake up to a deluxe complimentary breakfast, served every morning, with items such as eggs, bacon, sausage and Belgium waffles. Several healthy options are also available- Join us during our managers' receptions held Monday thru Wednesday from 5:30pm until 6:30pm and enjoy many food options in our buffet- Stay in shape and up to date with built-in TV's on each piece of cardio equipment in our fitness center. Complimentary headphones are available. Treadmills, elliptical machine and free weights are just a guest key away- Take a dip in our pool or fire up the grill and relax on our patio. ... more less
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