PRICE and HOW I ENDED UP STAYING HERE:
Alright, so basically my girlfriend had her families 4th of July party to go to in Enfield, CT (10 minutes from the hotel). She didn't however want to sleep at her relatives house so I needed to find a hotel, enter TRIPADVISOR! I read a number of reviews of the places around Springfield and I wasn't really impressed by anything. I was going to stay at the Days Inn ($70 a night) in West Springfield. I had about booked the reservation when last minute I saw on Orbitz there was a save 20% on select hotels July 4th. I read that this hotel had the best reviews so I checked the prices. The Marriott is running a summer special that when you stay you also get 4 free movie tickets as well. So at the point I decided it was a good enough deal to justify staying here, I bit the bullet and got a room with breakfast included. It was $160 with parking and all the taxes.
The room was very nice! There was a large flatscreen LCD tv which had several HD channels. An annoying thing was that there were no free music channels on the TV. It was 10 cents a song!! Are you kidding me? There was no free wi-fi, again this is 2009 here free wi-fi is a must. There was a high speed hookup but that was pricey. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was adequate but I wished this room had a whirlpool bath or a larger shower area at least. The bathroom was a little cramped. I liked the shampoo, soap, and conditioner they gave you it was very nice smelling and it treated my hair nicely(SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN CLEAN!). I saw in the room catalog, yes room catalog, because everything in your room was for sale in this catalog(TV, BED, DESK, SHEETS, etc.) oh capitalism!...haha...anyways, I saw in the catalog that the shampoo, conditioner and soap they provided are each about $12 a bottle. wha what!?
I stayed in 1505 and I had a perfect view of the bridge where the firework were launched off of. This was actually why I picked the hotel because it was soo close to the fireworks. I had no idea however, that I was going to get this kind of view of the fireworks! Awesome. Watching the show from up there is something I will remember for the rest of my life. It was a real spectacle. On top of that you can see all across the horizon firework shows from other cities and towns. It was perfect. The people below were sweating in the heat to catch a glimpse of the firework show while I was in my air conditioned room with a perfect view, my girlfriend and I sipping champagne!! I felt like a king!
Breakfast was delicious and very well done. I think sometimes buffet breakfasts can be hit or miss. This was a hit but if you don't have it included in your stay it could be very expensive. It was $16.00+ a person! For my girlfriend and I the bill would have been $34.00+!!! If you get it included in your room it's only $20. So basically the food is good but don't eat here if you didn't get it included in your stay. The coffee is Starbucks and the breakfast included everything. Pancakes, Muffins, omelets made to order, waffles, etc...everything was delicious that I tried.
This hotel is good for what it is. If you need somewhere to stay on the 4th stay here for the view...otherwise it's a bit pricey unless you have a coupon. Also, parking wasn't an issue as some other reviews had said. You just go into the parking garage level c and then take the elevator down to get to the hotel. They give you a key card which you then you use to exit or enter. I had no problems with this. Parking was $13. There was also room service and the prices weren't too outrageous, probably about the same as if you went out to eat at Chilis or Outback or sumtin. I can't speak to the foods quality because I didn't order anything but they had a large variety and plenty of snacks. Lastly, the girl at the front desk and our waitress at breakfast were both very friendly and very helpful so I can confirm what other people said about the great service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tower Square Hotel Springfield is a hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts that is ideal for family vacations, business trips, and leisure travel. We are located near the Basketball Hall of Fame, Six Flags New England, the Dr. Seuss Memorial, the MassMutual Center, and other attractions. As the premier downtown Springfield hotel, Tower Square Hotel Springfield offers 11,000 sq ft of newly renovated meeting space that is perfect for business, weddings, and social events of any size. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Springfield Hotel Springfield
- Springfield Marriott