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Nothing to report today. We got another hotwire hotel deal in Boca Raton so we moved across the road into the Marriot. Did some laundry and met a weird bloke wandering around with a golf club, which he then tried to force into my hand for an impromptu golf lesson.
Did lunch at an English pub (The English Tap) and dinner at an over priced …
... drinks and ended up at Racks Downtown Eatery Tavern. I am so happy on the East Coast as most of the waiters know what an Aperol Spritz is - lucky me! It really felt like a little mini vacation and honestly this time we didn't bother leaving the resort much except to meet with our friends. I totally recommend the banana split at Serendipity! ...
... be more traumatic then driving.
She has been sleeping most of the afternoon and is going to be early. So, we will probably get an early start tomorrow AM. Will attempt to get to Lake City in northern Florida - but will see how it goes. Planning on a Days Inn - Lake City Mall.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
No hard mattress here
We stayed at the Marriott Boca Raton for 2 nights. We liked the soft mattress and lots pillows, not your cheap hotel extra-firm mattress. Room size was fine, mostly clean, and the curved shower-curtain rod was a nice touch so it won't be clinging to you when showering. Self-parking is free. For the negatives, the TV reception was terrible, walls are too thin (neighbor kept us up til 2am), local calls are $1, and there were some dirty hand prints on the shower curtain and walls. Overall we liked the room.
My Mother, Toddler sister, and I stayed here for 2 nights since we wanted to explore more of Florida. It was nice to stay in the Boca Raton Marriot. The rooms were very nice and the beds were very comfortable. The service was greast as well. WE went during construction and the lady at the front desk gave my little sister a stuffed bear with a construction hat on. Very nice and friendly. I recommend this for anyone who is visiting Boca Raton.
I was in Boca for a conference and extended my stay so that my wife & I could have a short vacation there. We picked this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews, and we were not disappointed at all.
The service we received from the front desk and the bell staff was outstanding. We hadn't even checked in when the bellman was asking us if we had made travel arrangements to get to the airport when we checked out -- because he knew there was another conference ending that day, and wanted to make sure that we didn't get stuck waiting for a cab.
We had booked a room with a King-sized bed but when we got to our room, we discovered that it had two twin beds. We called to the front desk, and they apologized for this mishap -- and upgraded us to the concierge level. These rooms on the top two floors of the hotel allow you access to a concierge lounge, with a nice HDTV, computer with network access, and plenty of free snacks and drinks. We were very pleased with this -- we just wanted to make sure we had a King bed!
The hotel's location is great -- there is a mini-mall at Boca Center with a few restaurants, a spa, and some shops. About a 5-minute walk away is the big Simon mall at Boca Center -- you could easily spend a day walking around there. Additionally, there's a bowling alley that's open late if you're in the mood for some bowling on your trip.
The hotel's pool also deserves mention. Virtually the entire time we stayed there, the pool was deserted -- it's a nice pool area, with whirlpool, and there's a pool bar there too. It was nice to just relax and catch some rays.
It's a fantastic hotel at a reasonable price. I'd highly recommend it!
Comfortable & Convenient
We were looking for a reasonably priced, but comfortable hotel near Florida Atlantic U where we were settling in my son for the school season. Picked this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. The rooms are being renovated quite nicely. . . standard size with a split bathroom, providing access to the sink while someone else uses the shower/toilet. VERY comfortable mattress, feather pillows (synthetic is available upon request). We had a weekend rate that included their fabulous breakfast buffet (normally $14/person). We did not use their pool because we were too busy but it is large, private with many lounge chairs and a bar area. The lobby is still being renovated but that didn't bother us. A wedding was going on so the hotel was quite full but the atmosphere was still peaceful and relaxing. The staff was friendly, especially the bellmen who directed us to the many great shopping malls so we could buy all my son needed for his off-campus housing. I can't wait to go back to visit him so we can stay here again -- and enjoy the amenities this time.
Nice and Quiet Hotel
I stayed at the Boca Raton Marriott during the first week of July. After a long flight from Los Angeles, the staff quickly checked my family and I in and had us in our room within minutes. In fact, the front desk staff were outstanding. The room was a typically-sized Marriott room. The rooms were not extreamly large, but they were by no means small. From the pictures I had seen of the hotel, I thought that there would be a balcony in each room, but this was not the case. The greenish-blue bars are just for decoration. As for the lobby, it is a great place to meet friends and family. There is also a huge fountain in the middle of it that adds some warmth to the lobby, despite the lobby itself being small.
As for the location, the Boca Raton Marriott is in the middle of a series of stores, but most of them are hair salons and travel agencies. If you HAVE to shop, take the complimentary Lincoln Navigator to the Boca Mall. The Navigator is simply beautiful, and now I am thinking about buying one myself. One disadvantage about the hotel is that it is not located by the beaches, and taking a cab is not only expensive, (around $25+), but also time consuming. If you are staying at the Boca Center Marriott, you MUST have transportation pre-arranged with a family member living in Flordia, or rent a car, as there is essentially no mass transportation available at the hotel. In addition, it is equidistant from both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport and West Palm Beach Airport. It cost me $50 plus tip to get from FLL to the hotel.
Also, when asking the Concierge to arrange transportation for you to one of the two airports, specify that you would like a normal taxi, NOT A TOWNCAR. I had to pay $70 to get back to Ft. Lauderdale Intl. Arpt. because the Front Desk called thought "Transportation" meant top-of-the-line limosines.
Otherwise, the facilities are great. The pool, although I didn't get to go in it, is not too crowded, and seemed enjoyable.
Yes, they have begun renovations of this hotel, and with the cool location, I could walk to the Spa, then choose between 7 restuarants to eat at. The new room is so bright & modern, with a residential feel. Service was great, and they served afternoon tea & lemonade. Their personal Lincoln took me to the mall around the corner from the hotel.
Great Locaion with Great Marriott Service
I have just stayed here on business, and ended up extending my stay for pleasure. Boca is the place to be, and since the hotel is near many things to do and see- I stayed longer! It is exciting that they are about to begin a 5 million dollar enhancement project, as the hotel will be so nice and upscale, that I will stay here again on my next trip. The staff were also very friendly and made me feel at home!
My husband and I just returned from a stay at this hotel and were very disappointed. As frequent business travelers, we stay in many Marriott hotels and this one, unfortunately, was one of the worst in terms of quality and service. The walls were paper-thin. Our room shook whenever one of us closed the bathroom door. The rooms were clean, but utterly non-descript with cheap furnishings. The service was disinterested, at best, and occassionally downright rude. Although the hotel is within walking distance to a few (not many) stores and restaurants, this is not a good vacation hotel and I cannot recommend it for business, either.
Just came back from a week's CME course. In the past I've always gone to a course at the Fontainebleau in Miami where the rooms are much more expensive, but the pool fantastic. THe BR Marriott has nice rooms (I probably had the cheapest since there was a special course rate), but the pool was hardly bigger than a bath tub. The hotel food was pretty expensive, as are the choices in the Town Center, just outside the hotel. What I did most days was walk to King's Deli and grocery just outside of the hotel, to the right (I think north) where you can select from various hot foods, served as a dinner for $6.99, and it's a huge amount- good enough easily for 2 meals. The people at the front desk were helpful enough and the place is clean. Unfortunately not close to the ocean.
This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The front desk staff were outstanding. I stayed there about for 3 months traveling every week from CT to FL...this was our preferred hotel. Front desk staff - special kudos to Melissa. dont know if she is still employed there, but simply outstanding service. jump on this hotel. I guarantee it, you wont be disappointed.please email me if you have any questions.thanksSugan Kumar