Has anyone stayed at either Marriott in Warsaw and which do you recommend and why? Thanks much!!
I'm going in a few weeks. Planning for the Marriott if I get my free night cert in time or the Sheraton if not.
Been to both and both are very nice!
The Marriott is in a prime location, across the street from The Train Station for easy access to other cities. The hotel has nice dining and is within walking distance of many reasonably priced dining and shopping places. You will find the people very enjoyable and helpful. The Museum is a wonderful place to visit and I would also suggest visiting The Bristol Hotel. It is a historic hotel. Lastly, Old Warsaw is very spectacular and historic.
The Courtyard is a great location for the airport, but not as "Upscale" as The Marriott.
Enjoy any of these fine locations that best serve your needs and budget!
Thanks for the info. The Marriott is cheaper than the Courtyard on the dates I am looking at (though the Sheraton is cheaper still).
Do you know if there is a train connection between that station and the airport? I was planning to just drive, but now it is getting really cold again and I'm a little worried about driving that far with potential snow and ice.
So now I'm considering just flying in and taking the train into the city. And, then also to/from Krakow.
A few thoughts:
I would not recommend driving in Poland, especially Warsaw. I know of no tram from the airport to the Marriott. Would either take a taxi or make arrangements with Marriott to transport you around. BTW, for one great meal find the Azia or Polska Rozana.
For going to Krakow, get a 1st class train ticket, (Watch yourself at the train stations), try to make arrangements for someone to meet you there. A good place to stay is the Hotel Sunacki, it is just off the town square, and there are many great sights to walk to and places to dine. Don't forget the local Castle and If you go to Auschwitz, get a local guide to get you there and arrange for a "Private Tour", it will be worth it! Good luck!
I've also taken the train from Warsaw to Krakow. Second class is fine as well. I traveled with my wife and two kids (both under 4) and it was fine. Just pay attention to the train's arrival time because there are local trains that take hours longer than more direct options. No Marriotts in Krakow, but the Sheraton wasn't bad. A little dated, but they were upgrading rooms when I was there a year ago.
I would go for the Marriott. The lounge there is very good with lengthy beer/wine hours. The hotel itself is very comfortable, and staff are helpful. The railway station is next to the hotel so it's well connected. Unless you've business with the airport or nearby it's tough to see the point of the Courtyard.
I've stayed at the Marriott in Warsaw and there is train is available between the airport and the train station across from the hotel. The train runs with decent frequency but the station at the airport is all automated and I don't recall any directions in English. Someone could likely help. Once you are in the main station, there is an underground walkway that will get you to the hotel's location. The Marriott is in a prime location and you will likely have a nice view. The lounge is excellent as well. The only I wasn't a fan of was the elevators. There were times people were taking them up to get down.
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