Holy smoke, more than 20 consecutive nights I'd forget where I lived let along more than 41 consecutive nights.
I mentioned in another string that a colleague of mine spent 275 consecutive nights in one stay. OUCH!
My Marriott record is 17 nights. My overall record was a hotel in Doha, Qatar..37 nights.
My wife worked at a Marriott full service property that had a gentleman stay for close to 3 years. He actually went home every 5th weekend or so, but they kept his room so he didn't need to remove his things. They hung a picture of this guy next to Bill Marriott's in the lobby.
Hmm, I spent more than 3 years (consecutive days, yes) in a Marriott, but they never put my pic up
Wow, what on earth was the final bill?
Well, I was settling the bill every 7-10 days, so, there was no 'final bill' ; let's just say I could've bought a nice house for the 4++ years spent there..
Some of those lengthy stays are impressive (and daunting)!
I used to stay at the Residence Inn in Charlottesville for two weeks each summer, and I once stayed for three straight weeks (but only two weekends). Those felt like really long stays to me....
Longest stay was 9 weeks while getting radiated for Prostate Cancer in JAX, FL, two years ago.
Oh bpelican I am sorry to hear of the prostate cancer. I certainly hope that season of your life is behind you and for good.
Thanks madmax, appreciate your concern and well-wishes. I'm two years out and clean, but still have my fingers crossed.
very glad to hear that and two years out is a very good thing and pray it stays that way. have a great day!
That's great to hear bpelican, hope you are clean for good.
Wow, that is an attention getter. As a 2 yr cancer survivor myself (to your 7-years), I truely hope you stay healthy and continue to kick cancer's @#$...Prayers bpelican !
bpelican, I echo madmax. Praying it is behind you and you are happy and healthy.
As to the longest stay topic...I stayed @ a Courtyard in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for 4 weeks...great stay...Roll Tide Roll!!!!!!!
Thank you 77paris, appreciate your concern.
Bunch of amateurs. I did slightly over 4 years (nearly 1,500 plus nights) at a Marriott Executive Apartment in Bangkok.
Very, very impressive. Has to be a record.
Ive had lovely long stays at the JW Marriott in Pacific Place, Hong Kong. It was hard to leave. The staff in the hotel, especially the concierge lounge, is fantastic.
I stayed at a Residence Inn in Los Angeles for @ 21 days or more in a row multiple times. I live in North Jersey but was working for a dot com start up. I only managed to get "home" once every three weeks. It was an awful way to live (except i racked up a ton of Marriott Reward points).
My personal record is a 16-month (480+ nights) continuous stay at the Marriott Suites in Market Center, Dallas, TX. I was there on a consulting gig with a local client (one project turned into three). The staff took great care of me!
I actually ran into a problem a few times because I kept my room but traveled to other cities on a few weekends and stayed at other Marriott properties. The Rewards team called and asked "Are you staying at two different properties on the same night?" I replied "Well, sort of. I keep the one room in Dallas, but I do have to travel on a few weekends, so I'm not physically in Dallas, but yes, I'm paying for two different rooms, for me personally, on the same night." They said their system automatically rejects these scenarios if the property is in the same brand (i.e. two full-service Marriotts is not allowed, but a full-service Marriott and a CY will not reject). However, they overrode this and gave me credit for points and nights anyway. They said it was to prevent people who try to get points through other guests when they're not actually there.
Odd. I stayed for years at a Marriott property. I often travelled so I was checked in to 2 Marriott properties at the same time and they never questioned it.
I stayed in a Courtyard for 25 months in Toronto. The staff were my family more than my real family!
I have the opposite question:
What's the shortest time that you've stayed at a hotel property?
I once stayed at the Crystal Inn, Eatontown, NJ......whoa!!!!! Less than an hour, maybe 30 minutes, and had to leave that place.
C'mon, that's too easy of a target. That type of response demands more info pained. I can't 'Like' it until I know the reason for departure, and if necessary, selection .
1) Very thick glass surrounding front desk with slot to slide your ID and Credit Card
2) Room "around back"
3) Ladies of the night arriving in taxis with more regularity than an airport shuttle
That was the picture I had in mind (from all of my movie viewing ).
LOL!!! Wow! Thick glass around the front desk! Yep... I'd leave too! 30 min is pretty good!
I stayed at a B'nB in northern Maine for about 5 minutes. The room looked like something out of a horror movie. You couldn't lock your door. It looked nothing like the brochure. We had prepaid for three nights. They actually rented the room for the 2nd and 3rd night so we got 2/3 of our money back. The owners were highly insulted that we didn't stay.
Our max in one Marriott location has been a week. When I travelled a bit on business, my longest stay in one location was 5 days. We once stayed 10 days at an inn in Zermatt, with a view of the Matterhorn. that's my longest stretch anywhere.
Was checked-in in Somerset NJ and Los Angeles concurrently for 6 months.
Years ago I had 23 months at a single venue - Sundays thru Thursdays with the exception of Christmas week. Technically does not qualify for "consecutive nights" nor a "single stay" but I thought it fun to share.
Longest continuous stay at one Marriott property
A lovely 4 months at the Residence Inn Tallahassee, FL
Also did 4 months at the Residence Inn Sacramento Natomas, CA
Longest at a non Marriott
6 Months at the Habitat Suites Austin, TX
Keep the room all the time because of the 30 days no Hotel tax rule which made it much cheaper
I was typically at the hotel ~25 days a month, I usually went home for a weekend once/twice a month.
I've stayed 95 days at a Residence Inn, 60+ days at a Sheraton (they lost all my records with the integration ) . I've also stayed 8 months at a Homewood Suites, which was actually more comfortable than the Residence Inn, and they served beer, wine, and food every evening.
There is a woman, Joy Bricker, who stayed at a Towne Place for better than ten years. She said it was cheaper than rent in he area. At the time of checkout, medical reasons, 2011, she was Marriott's longest staying guest ever.
I generally stay 3 to 5 weeks at a time and do this several times a year. I know several people at these hotels by first name now. I have also seen lots of turnover and the affect it has on continuity of service. There is always the obligatory explanation for room cleaning, platinum gifts, billing, etc. I am at CY alot and they seem to have a lot of trainees. Almost everyone is very nice but the changes in leadership and standards are noticeable when you stay long enough.
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