Marriott Marina Del Rey
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Marina Del Rey
Stayed here the 2nd - 5th March 2005. We were lucky to have a friend who works for Marriott so got a rate of $49 a night which is a steal - the room (two double beds - or maybe they were queens) was fantastic - the beds were sooooooooo comfortable and nicely made. The bathroom/towels and beds were made every day to our complete satisfaction.
The hotel is not too far from everything - I 100% enjoyed my stay here
The good and bad
We stay in this hotel yearly for conference. After a two week stay, I have to say that while the hotel is lovely, and the staff bends over backward to take care of you and correct problems, it still has issues that make the cost of a nights stay questionable. The hotel has beautiful views no matter which room you take, (try for a higher floor for best views).
The rooms have been recently re-done and are lovely although a little dark.
Unfortunately in the re-model all refrigerators have been removed from the guest rooms and now the hotel only has around 20 to share among guests. For travelers who stay as long as we do each year, this perk was missed. Also I understood from others that waterfall showers had been installed in some of the rooms. Such a shame they weren't added to every room. We noticed in most of our rooms (we had a total of over 100) that the toilets ran constantly.
Although we were told by hotel staff that a change is in the works, the elevator system is HORRIBLE. You could wait for 5-15 minutes each morning and evening for an elevator, being passed numerous times with completely full cars. The lobby bar has been updated a bit, but is fairly uncomfortable for casual conversation. A really foul music is piped in continuosly and it is too loud and very disruptive. Also, bar and food service in the lobby is extremely slow.
The staff at this hotel is fantastic. You could not ask for more helpful, polite people. We noticed that they made a point of always calling us by name in hallways, elevators etc. Being asked for things by 100 + weary, tired and out of sorts people is a challenge always, but the staff at Marina Del Rey met the challenge admirably.
One of the best...
I've stayed at Marriott locations around the country and this is one of the best. The lobby's newly renovated furnishings is a nice change from the typical hotel lobby. Their new bedding gave me one of the best night's sleep ever. The hotel staff was top-notch. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Just returned from our first trip to the Los Angeles area. It was a choice between staying in Santa Monica or Marina del Rey. We are very happy we chose the Marriott in Marina d.r. The hotel is very nice. Our room was on the 7th floor and had a beautiful view of the marina. We stayed for 3 nights and took a Hollywood tour that the hotel booked for us. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of restaurants in the area and its a quick walk to Venice Beach. The hotel restaurant was very nice for breakfast. It is a great home base to all of the attractions in LA. Santa Monica hotels are very expensive and the area wasn't quite as nice. Restaurants that we visited were Cheescake Factory and Tony P's. Great for sunset dinners. The front desk had a super guy who helped us named Rob. Underground parking is available for $15.00 per day , Ouch. But all in all, it was a top class hotel.
Looks great on the surface...
Upon arrival at the hotel, I was thouroughly pleased with the welcome that we received from the valet and the front desk staff. The lobby was very nice. Overall the hotel was ok. The beds were comfortable and on the surface the room was clean and nice. The hotel is located directly across from the Marina. There are alot of nice restaurants and shops located there.
However, the rooms need some spring cleaning. The curtains were filthy. The window seals in the elevator corridor were dirty with dead bugs.
Based on the cost of the room, the spring cleaning should have been done.
Overall, I was satisfied and probably would stay again with the hope that the spring cleaning was done.
Near Perfect Stay
My family of three stayed in July 2004 for two nights. Since we needed more room we booked an executive suite. The room was divided in two by french doors, plenty large for us with all the necessary amenities. The only negative was that our room could have used a new sofa bed, our's was stained and the foldout was uncomfortable. They ended up giving us a rollaway bed. The standout feature though was the service. Everyone from the front desk to the valet parking was very accomodating and friendly. Even the food in the restaurant was considerly better than expected. When we departed, the car's windshield had been cleaned and 3 bottles of Evian water were on the seat. That's a first for us.
Stayed in Marina Del Rey
We stayed in Marina Del Rey at the Marriott. It was a nice area and the hotel was nice, clean and well maintained. The Harbor was very pretty. If you stay ask for Harbor side and as far up as you can go! Best view. We went to Univeral Studios, the park was very cool it was the highlight of the trip, the city walk was a great place to shop. The second best thing was driving up to Malibu did not take long at all and the views are great. Nice area just a day is all you need to see it though. Venice Beach boadwalk is entertaining.
Fantastic Service and Staff
My daughter ( Connie) and I stayed there June 9,10,& 11th. The service was wonderful and my daughter is in wheel chair and has a service dog.
They went out of their way to be helpful to her. Sure will go back again if the opportunity arises.
The service at this hotel was secound to none! The staff is excellent, rooms are fantastic, and the location is out of this world! "This is the best Marriott I have ever stayed at!
Stayed here in November 2003. Comfortable, clean, and quiet. Ocean and marina views were wonderful. Staff very friendly and polite. The food choices were a bit limited, but there is plenty nearby to choose from.
The only negative comment other than the food selection is the parking garage. Even though I had a voucher for free parking during my stay, this is not always the case. The garage is independently owned from the hotel and charges 15.00 a day with no in/out privileges. Overall, a very relaxing place to stay in a good location.
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Travel Blogs from Marina del Rey
... starts off very gently with a lovely little coast around the areas where the Apatosaurus is grazing by the side of the river, the Stegosaurus (always my favourite) is swishing his tail gently and some baby dinos are playing in their nest. Then it all goes wrong and there are busted fences, flashing lights and alarms sounding... The electricity has failed. Uh oh! Someone really should have shouted at us to remain as still as possible with that T-Rex ...
... up with our friends Stella and Enrico and their kids Eline (one of Sid's good friends), Dado (who is in Do's class) and Zara. They were coincidently in LA at the same time as us so it was fun to meet up with them. We had dinner at Axe and then wandered back over boulevard. We were treated to a magnificent sunset over the Malibu hills - the colours were truely spectacular! After finishing up with an ice cream we parted ways and again we retired fairly early to try to get over the jet ...
... The houses towards the top are more modern and tend to have water-wise gardens with less lush plantings.
We did a quick trip down Rodeo Drive but no stars were sighted shopping. After lunch Manuwai and I were able to see a few stars at Madame Tussauds.The wax images were really life like and we could touch the stars and take photos. Many seemed smaller in size than we had imagined.We thought it cheeky that we had ...
... We have found everywhere we have been so far vacancy has been hard to find; I suppose this is a sign the economy is producing and people are on the move.
What a treat to get to L.A. and knock on the door of Liz, John and Baby Austin. We have a week to live the California beach life and being based in Marina del Rey everything seems close. On day two we found ourselves riding our bikes on the board walk to Santa Monica for ...
... simulated rides....brilliantly done. Transformers was the most action packed, a space fight (Ricks favourite), the Simpsons was a roller coaster gone rogue (my favourite) and the Minions was a conveyor belt / roller coaster type ride, all great rides! House of Horrors was funny...and a few scares! Rick did the real roller coaster (The Mummy ride). The ...