We are going to be in Lisbon for 4 nights in May. What is the best Marriott to stay at for exploring the city! Want to be near transportation, trams, trains, and restaurants.
If you are seeing good rates, I strongly recommend the Autograph Fontecruz
Close the the subway and on the bus and tourist bus routes.
Near good dining and reasonable walking distance to the older part of the city.
The Sheraton is a few more blocks up the hill but also in a good spot.
Both have some pretty detailed reviews and discussions here.
Sheraton has good breakfast and Happy Hour spread. Had no luck with Suite Night awards there Sep 2019. Fontecruz and Memo Principe have excellent locations.
Funny thing - doing the same vacation in May this year. For what it is worth, I went on trip advisor and it appears that the Sheraton is better than the Marriott in Lisbon. IF you want to use points you may want to do this now then wait any further. Sheraton had a cash + point rate but that has since disappeared. Just points is only available. Memmo looked pretty nice - I believe recently there is construction going on next door to it - read reviews on TA.
What I have booked - Altis Belem for 5 nights as I wanted to be slightly away from Lisbon. About 20 minute tram ride from Belem to Lisbon and I am ok with that.
From there we are driving to the Praia D'El Rey in Obidos and I just decided that the last night will be back in Lisbon - hence my looking at Sheraton and Memmo hotels. If you have platinum or titanium status remember that no free breakfast at Memmo or any Design Hotels as Marriott status level. For P and T members, Sheraton and Marriott will provide free breakfast (concierge level) is that's important to you.
I was in Lisbon, at the Marriott, for 22 days in March/April, 2015. It was a fine hotel with a great staff. It was a nice walk to the Jardim Zoologico metro stop. I enjoyed my time there. The lounge was good, both for breakfast and in the evening.
The only other Marriott property at the time was the Autograph Collection, Fontecruz Lisboa, which is definitely closer to "the action". It's right on the main drag, Av de Liberdade. I walked by it everyday and popped into the lobby. It looked very boutique like. I would have liked to try it.
We were just in Lisbon this past September and stayed at the Marriott. It was about 15 minute walk to the Jardim Zoologico metro stop (in the same area was commuter stop that took us out to Sintra). The ride on the metro was about 15 minutes to downtown. We got off at the Baixa-Chiado metro stop and it was right downtown. Although, it was not downtown, the Marriott turned out to be a convenient location. In addition, I did get to use the Suite Upgrade and I used points for my stay. Had access to the lounge which offered breakfast and appetizers (from 5:00 to 7:00 pm) that was enough that we skipped dinner some evenings. I did write-up of my stay in Lisbon that may be helpful to you for things to see and do. Loved the city and be prepared for the hills (it is every bit as hilly as San Francisco).
Was there in Nov 2019, stayed at the Sheraton. Asked for a suite night upgrade, gave us a huge two room suite with sunset view of the city. On same floor as the lounge, well stocked, lots of stuff. Would happily stay here again.
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