Official Entries of Extraordinary Marriott-brand Hotels

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Earn 500 free Marriott Rewards points for nominating Marriott-brand hotels with extraordinary on-property experiences or amenities by January 27, 2014 - view complete details.


The following Marriott Hotels have been nominated:


InsiderMarriott HotelNomination Summary
2onthegoMarco Island Marriott Beach ResortBeautiful sunsets, dinner on the beach, children's activities by the pool, dolphin watching excursion and the Tiki Tribe Discovery Camp.
madmaxKauai Marriott Kalapaki Beach, KauaiThere are three whirlpools attached, 1 of which can only be accessed from the pool itself. This is a most relaxing hotel with beautiful garden area and immaculate grounds. The beach is long and clean. A walk up the beach brings you to restaurants and shopping area. You can relax on the lanai and watch the cruise ships roll in nearly every night.
laura55555Islandia Marriott Long Island

Everyone was so accommodating and helpful that we will definitely return to this hotel and strongly recommend it!

madmaxMystic Marriott Hotel & SpaThe room was very spacious with a jetted tub and gorgeous view.  The hotel is also close to Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium which I would highly recommend both.
bpelicanJacksonville Marriott

This is a first class operation, one of the best! The restaurant is exceptional and even prepares meals for guests on request. The Concierge Lounge is first class and the BFs and evening service rival a gourmet restaurant. 20 minutes from the beach, within striking distance of St. Augustine and the Fountain of Youth.

jakealWentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & SpaWhether it is the curb appeal as you pull up, the well trained staff, the nicely appointed accommodation, the historic feel, or the beautiful views - the Wentworth be the Sea does not disappoint. The pool, with outside bar, provides a nice view of the water and a nice quiet place to relax.  The whole Wentworth experience makes it a New England gem in my book!
crnkotmWestfields Marriott Washington DullesI love the fact that it's nestled in the woods and has an old colonial feel. The service has always been exceptional and it has some of the best food i've had at a hotel restaurant.
happyfeetGrand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & SpaThe main building was a Civil War hospital and is cylindrical, with a fireplace in the middle and wings branching off either side. Every afternoon, a staff that includes employees who have been there for decades serves tea and cookies in the heart of the lobby: it's heaven to be in an overstuffed chair by the roaring fire on chilly days. Beautiful sunsets over Mobile Bay from the bar or your room, which has rocking chairs on the balcony; golf on a Robert Trent Jones course that's part of Alabama's RTJ Trail;
vaboywnderFort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spathis excellent ocean front property has a private beach and resort pool
anadyrSanta Ynez Valley MarriottA gem along US 101 that has huge suites, an excellent restaurant, amazing staff and the things that make Marriott special, as in the past and now here.
californianMonterey MarriottThe view from my room was really nice.  I was able to walk to the attractions that I was interested in seeing.
jrusselTampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

The location, facilities, catering services and riverside setting are exceptional.

pluto77Munich Airport Marriott HotelWhile it is an attractive, well kept and modern hotel, it is the staff and service that make it so wonderful. Freising is known for having the oldest brewery in the world, and is one of the oldest settlements in Bavaria.  It has a castle and a cathedral on a hill, as well as an agricultural college that is respected worldwide.  The old town is very charming and often has fun markets to attend.
moonflowerLondon Marriott Hotel Marble ArchThe small leisure club has a nice little pool and everything is spotless and well maintained - with a dedicated lift to take you there!
pluto77Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National AirportThe Lobby Bar provides a pleasant space to relax and visit.  The restaurant is also nicely decorated and comfortable.
painedplatinumSydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular QuayThe view from my room included the world famous Sydney Opera House.You are right in the heart of a first class international city. A short walk brings you to the Harbour with all the activities from dining to the city ferries......or step out the door to tour the historic Rocks District
powerupgroupNashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University

Just a short walk to the Vanderbilt bookstore from the hotel where we were mesmerized for hours by all the memorabilia and textbooks of all sorts.

kharada46Berlin Marriott HotelLocated in the Postdamer Platz area of Berlin, the Marriott is within close walking distance to embassies, the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, the Riech Stag, etc.  The property itself is wonderful!  The on-site steakhouse is also wonderful, if a tad pricey.
kharada46Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & SpaViews from the rooms can be quite good.  Even better?  This property is home to some of the best restaurants on the island!  Sansei Seafood & Sushi has some of the best sushi in the State!  It's sister restaurant, DK Steakhouse house has wonderful dry-aged steaks.  Both have wine lists curated by Hawaii's only master sommelier.  There's also a wonderful Italian restaurant, Arancino di Mare, on the bottom floor, serving up great pastas & pizzas during lunch and dinner and tasty crepes for breakfast!
pluto77Prague Marriott HotelI LOVED the lounge at this hotel.  It is two stories: the lower level is set up very much like a large living room and sitting area, with a set apart business center.  It is less occupied than the upstairs, so you often feel like you have the place to yourselves.  Very peaceful.  Up the staircase is the dining level.  Both levels have large windows that curve out from wall to wall.
couper16Copenhagen Marriott HotelPlatinum at the time, we were upgraded to a water view.  It was very peaceful watching the ships go up and down the river as if they were in slow motion.
kroywenSan Francisco Airport Marriott WaterfrontThe location, although close to the airport, is in a beautiful waterfront setting that's perfect for a morning walk or run along a landscaped path.
crmkotmDallas Marriott City Centerhe concierge lounge was terrific (which i was told was the largest one Marriott has) and the assistance from the staff was wonderful! My wife was even able to enjoy an in room massage!
razorbackfanPortland Marriott City CenterThe view of Mt. St. Helens was amazing.  The hotel is in a great location.  It's within walking distance or a short journey on local transportation to most of Portland.
razorbackfanHouston Marriott West Loop by The GalleriaThis hotel provides an extraordinary experience from the moment you pull into the driveway until the time you depart.  The Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria is our favorite hotel in Houston and we look forward to returning.
ssindcBudapest Marriott Hotel

best ... concierge ... lounge ... anywhere - and I use "best" to encapsulate the combination of the (1) stunning roof deck on the Danube, (2) excellent service, (3) splendid food/snack/drink selection, and (4) comfortable and varied seating and table configurations (indeed, the most varied I've ever encountered in a concierge lounge)

ssindcSingapore Marriott Hotelthe "whole package" of (1) a comfortable room, (2) splendid, well-staffed, generous concierge lounge, (3) nice pool, (4) location - with bonus points because the location is fun/convenient, and Singapore is a great location (more broadly); (5) you gotta love large scale Asian breakfast buffets - upstairs in the concierge lounge OR downstairs in the restaurant - wow; and (6) the entrance offers nice eye candy.
bpelicanMyrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande DunesExcellent full service restaurant at the Marriott Spa and Resort and there are many off site restaurants close by.
tfreeman98Providence Marriott DowntownThe Providence Marriott Downtown has the advantage of being the closest Marriott to Brown (a longish walk or a short shuttle ride). But by far the best part of our extended stay was interacting with Estelle in the Concierge Lounge.  We were on a concierge floor (we were Gold members at the time) and she was spectacular despite the fact that this must be their busiest week of the year!
iahflyrSeattle Marriott WaterfrontOne of our favorite hotels in the country because of the excellent location in downtown Seattle overlooking Elliott Bay, fantastic sunsets and more.
psudadGhent Marriott HotelGreat representation of a modern, beautiful European hotel, respectful of the history of the area, in THE location.  Standing right outside the hotel, near the canal, looking back, you would never tell there was a large modern hotel behind the historically accurate exterior.  It looks like any of the other merchant / shipping /warehouse buildings all along this historic strip, on either side of the canal.
pjm97Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris CasinoThe resort offers multiple restaurants, a couple shops and a casino.  They have a large beach and two pools.  One is an adult only pool.
spacegreyBeijing Marriott Hotel NortheastConvenient location and friendly executive lounge staff who always remember their guests and their preferences.
1960foolHilton Head Marriott Resort & Spathe property is beautiful, we love the tiki bar with poolside service, and the easy beach access.  There is a wonderful concierge to assist you with dining recommendations, and finding activities on the island.  It's a beautiful location, great sunrises from your private balcony.  There is always a wedding party or two when we're there.
bejacobLondon Marriott Hotel County HallMore than anything else, what makes this hotel extraordinary is the location. Views of the Houses of Parliament and easy access to the heart of historic London are just the beginning.
bazzapLondon Marriott Hotel Kensington

Whilst perhaps not so spectacularly located or full of character as some others in London, the friendliness and helpfulness of everyone who looked after us would be difficult to match anywhere And it was great value.

Our room was particularly large, modern and comfortable, with very good views from the huge windows over the surrounding area.

gm1Vienna Marriott Hotel

The overall hospitality and class at this particular Marriott property was without a doubt the most impressive I have ever experienced.  The CL and employees were of the highest quality and very friendly and helpful as well.  The hotel is ideally located for both tourism and  public transportation opportunities.  I would go out of my way to stay at this location in the future.

jerrycoinRome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora

The dining was fantastic, and the morning view from the breakfast buffet was fantastic! The Concierge Staff, was "World Class" and helped with all of my fine dining needs as well as arranged for a private guide and driver to really enjoy and learn the "Secrets" of The Eternal City!

aje5837Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

The concierge service was extremely helpful, in answering our questions, and booking our excursions on the island.  The beach at the resort was gorgeous!  The water was crystal clear, and featured some great snorkeling at a man made coral reef right off the shore! There were dozens of different species of fish! This resort also featured a really cool turtle lagoon right in the courtyard of the hotel!!

newhiltonmembrBrussels Marriott Hotel

Terrific location, wonderful CL, and great staff!  CL attendants would even walk around filling guests' wine glasses in the evening!  Couldn't ask for nicer people.

newhiltonmembrHeidelberg Marriott HotelVery nice rooms, great CL that has beautiful views from it's balcony.


Many, many thanks to everyone for nominating such tremendous hotels and experiences. Should any of these hotels be selected, we'll announce the winner via Community Updates blog.


This list will be periodically updated through January 27 to reflect eligible nominations. If your nomination is not list here, please be sure you've nominated a full-service Marriott Hotel, as opposed to any of Marriott International's other brands (Courtyard, Renaissance, Residence Inn, etc).


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