Wonderful Hotel - Just Needs Some Fine Tuning A review of Marriott Hollywood Beach
As a frequent traveler, I'm very particular about the hotels where I stay. On a business trip to Ft Lauderdale, Aug 22-26, I had the pleasure of staying at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. Since there were no pictures or recent reviews available when I made my reservations back in July, I was a little worried about what the property would be like. The description on Marriott's website said the rooms had flat screen TV's, I thought "how bad can it be?" so I took a chance.
I was very pleased with the hotel. The rooms are fabulous, with mahogany furniture, marble showers, and the LCD TV's. The view was perfect from my room on the 9th floor and the beds were probably the best I've ever slept in. Bath products are from Bath & Body Works and smell heavenly. The staff was very pleasant and accomodating, and when I only nibbled on my lunch because I didn't really like the taste, they insisted on deducting the entree from my bill without me even asking. Even when everyone had to check out early and evacuate due to the arrival of hurricane Katrina, the staff was courteous and upbeat.
The only criticism I would have is on the service provided for meals at the outdoor patio. Every time I ate there, it took forever and the servers would disappear for long periods of time. They provided very poor service.
Other than that, the property is wonderful and I will definitely stay there again. Next time for vacation instead of business.