Marriott Marina Del Rey
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... city stench of smog. Your dismissive tone responding to my big achievement for the day was heartbreaking each time. Running became a burdensome tool. The performance of my body was the only leverage I had to gain your favor and I began to hate myself for selling it for the affections I so desperately craved. In the end I could not withstand it, and you could never understand it. You never ran with me in my imagination so you ...
... then it was time to walk back to the hotel.
We checked out of the hotel, and we hit the road on our way to Santa Monica beach, to get some relax time in before heading to the airport for our 11.40pm flight back home to Melbourne.
The coastline along the whole trip from San Francisco to LA is very scenic and we constantly looked out for whales. We did stop at one stage because we thought we'd seen a whale blow water up in the air and ...
... a vaso vagal. Then a guy who had hopped up to help had felt dizzy and almost fainted. But crisis averted. Lol So when I arrived in LA I was supposed to have a 5 hour wait but due to the delay in Sydney I only had 3 hours, so I did some shopping. Bought some sunglasses and a travel pillow. Also purchased a mobile phone and called mum for a quick chat to let her know how I was traveling. I then sat down to an amazing hamburger ...
... desperate need if a shower but of course my room wasn't ready so I had to entertain myself for another 5 hours. I was resting on a chair when one of the staff came up and said, "Ma'am ?! Ma'am ?! You can't sleep here..." I hadn't intended on sleeping but I was too tired to keep my eyes open. When I woke I looked at the time hoping it was time to check in, but sadly it was only 8am !! In the end ...
... the plane. We received a call that he could not make it as he had other plans that he and Coly had to attend to.
We thought about Marie our cousin in LA and gave her a call. Surprisingly she was excited and came and picked us up along with our baggage 2 hours later and head on out to a nice place in Marina Del Rey, SHANGHAI RED's, appropriate since we were going to visit Shanghai.
Shanghai Red, sounds like a chinese restaurant, but it was ...
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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
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).
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.