I decided to take my father on an Alaskan cruise and booked this for the night before. I am new to the rewards program so I don't understand a lot about redemption on points and rates but when I looked online this hotel offered me the ability to redeem my points and also a special members rate for the weekend. It was an additional little tab when I looked at rates over to the right which was much lower than the regular rate.
Check in: Staff was wonderful. They were not aware I needed a room with double beds but quickly switched me. The guy was confused about the rate I booked as it included breakfast and WiFi but I already got that since I was a gold member. On arrival to my room it was obvious someone had been in there as the beds were rumbled and a half bottle of water left on the counter. I called the front desk and they almost had a heart attack. They offered to upgrade me to a suite or something really nice but they didn't have any with double beds so I politely declined and they put me in another room with double beds. They were very kind and apologetic.
Rooms: The rooms were standard with Marriott bedding which is why I like Marriotts.
Lounge: Great views and nice little Starbucks machine for my morning coffee and WSJ.
Random Notes: Did Marriott buy out an Onyx quarry or what. I love natural stones and onyx and have seen some beautiful examples at variois Marriott properties. Just want someone to know it's wonderful and I love it!