I've stayed at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wichita East in Wichita, Kansas, a number of times since last summer and have been really impressed with this hotel. Prior to the SPG/Marriott Rewards combination, my Wichita hotel of choice was Aloft Wichita; after the loyalty programs combined in August 2018, I started to venture out to the various Marriott-branded hotels in the city. I've found myself returning to TownePlace Suites Wichita East not only because the price is right, but also because it's clean, modern, brightly-lit and completely inoffensive in the best possible way. While I love a sumptuous, wallpapered to the nth-degree Sheraton or Westin suite in a city-center high-rise, there's something refreshing about these clean, bright, freshly-painted rooms: the two-room layout is my favorite, as it makes me feel like I'm staying in a modest apartment or guest house. Maybe this is what I want when I'm travelling for work: something that makes me feel like I'm staying at a friend's place and not quite so removed from how I actually live (because really, I'd only run into the walls if my hallways were as dark and moody as those found in an Aloft). The staff here is friendly and competent, professional and nice, and I like that when I'm checking in and out of a hotel. I don't always need an over-the-top greeting; sometimes just a simple welcome is all it takes.
I've included some photos of the room and view from my most recent stay. TownePlace Suites Wichita East may not be the most spectacular offering in Marriott's portfolio, but it's definitely worth checking out if your travels ever bring you to Wichita, Kansas, as mine have.