We chose this hotel for a 3-night stay because they had a great week-end rate. We will choose it in the future because the facility and the service are top notch. The hotel has recently been renovated and is very pretty We stopped by the hotel before noon on our way to a baseball tournament to see if we could drop off our luggage and were told that we could actually check in. The desk agent gave us a room on one of the concierge floors. She explained to us that although the lounge does not serve any food on the week-end, it is open for guests to get drinks all week-end. We were also informed that breakfast was complimentary since the lounge was closed. She gave us a list of nearby restaurants. The list designates which restaurants you can walk to, which ones the shuttle can take you to, which ones have outdoor seating, etc. We were impressed with the breakfast buffet in the restaurant and the breakfast in the lounge. Sunday night, when we returned from a ball game, the hostess baked a batch of hot cookies just for us. MMMM.
Friday night, we were going to take the complimentary shuttle (within 3 miles I think) to a nearby restaurant for dinner. The desk agent told us it would be about a 10 minute wait. Apparently the van got trapped in Friday evening traffic and after about 30 minutes, they called a cab for us and picked up the tab. I enjoyed sitting in the beautiful lobby and my husband took a short cat nap while we were waiting. We've stayed at hotels before where they had plates of cookies on the counter, but this Marriott actually bakes the cookies in the lobby and provides white, chocolate, and strawberry milk to go with the cookies. They were going to save us cookies if we hadn't made it back from dinner in time. They also hold a reception in the lobby on Tuesday nights (and the CL hostess told us the food is quite good).
There is lots of dining and shopping in the area.The Galleria is nearby and if you can't find something you want there, you are not a real shopper.
We will definitely stay at this hotel when we return to the area.
The hotel is surrounded by buildings so the view is not spectacular; however, even though the interstate is nearby, the noise from the traffic is not disruptive.