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We spent our one night in San Antonio at the Residence Inn Downtown/Alamo Plaza. We had many Marriott choices when picking where we wanted to stay. Husband had his free anniversary stay certificate to use for our trip so we needed a category 5 or lower Marriott. We could have done the Fairfield Inn across the street, Sprinhill Suites or Towneplace Suites all in the same area. Residence Inn had a one bedroom suite available so they won by default.
The hotel is a five minute walk from the riverwalk. Its so close! Even closer is the Alamo!
Our one bedroom looked just like any other Residence Inn so I must not have taken a picture of our room. Daughter was pleased to take over the couch and her own tv. We were a bit worn from our hike earlier so Daughter elected not to visit the pool with Husband and I . The pool are was empty at 4pm and we had the hot tub to ourselves.
(photo Marriott website)
We took our annual Christmas vacation last week. I guess its annual now that we were discussing where we were going next year on Christmas night. This years destination was middle Texas. Husband wanted seafood and beach. I wanted BBQ and the kid is along for the trip.
We flew in Saturday afternoon to Austin. I had two night reserved in Austin starting Sunday that could not be adjusted since they were booked in April under the second night free policy. I really needed a place to sleep and did not want to use many points for it.
I used the hotel reward mapper site and found a Residence Inn in Round Rock that is only 15,000 points a night for a one bedroom. A little leg work on Tripadvisor showed me there was enough to do in the area for 24 hours before moving onto Austin.
Marriott is offering another MegaBonus opportunity. Apparently there are four offers floating around. You will not know which offer you receive until you sign into your account and enroll.
I have stayed at this location a few times for work. We find Residence Inns to be very consistent and solid. I was very surprised on my last stay to be upgraded to a room with a fireplace.
The suites area very basic, kitchenette, tv, couch and a bed off to one side of the room. The bathroom comes off next to the bed area.
They also offer a nice pool and hot tub area. And a small gym.
I always find the staff to be very friendly at this location. They even had a nice gentleman helping us dig out our cars after a heavy snow last month.
More information here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/grrho-residence-inn-holland/
631 Southpointe Ridge Road Holland Michigan 49423 USA
Rates are generally $99 for a basic studio room and up to $159 0r the two room suites.
We had a very late return flight and I hate to drive a couple of hours after landing in the dark. Usually in those situations we figure the cost of a hotel room into the plane ticket expense.
Husband had a Marriott night that was going to expire so he suggested we use it after our flight. Great idea!
We booked a studio suite at the Residence Inn. That allows daughter the couch to sleep on and we got our own bed around the corner.
Check in was very friendly and when asked provided a couple of pizza menus for the local area. We had not passed much beyond fast food on our drive from the airport. Pizza places usually have pasta for Daughter so everyone is happy.
The room was standard Residence Inn, like it that we always know what we are getting with them!
This room had a desk in the seating area and a table with two chairs.
And the standard queen bed and bathroom to the side.
With the design of these rooms we fell less on top of each other than in some hotel rooms. Usually we have all been together for a week and its nice to get a little space.
We arrived too late and tired to mess with the pool. We looked at it in the morning and it was the standard hotel pool.
More information here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/grrri-residence-inn-grand-rapids-airport/
4443 28th Street SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49512 USA
Rates are usually $10 9 for the studio rooms and two rooms are $169. We used a category 4 certificate for our stay.
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I usually travel with a child who likes a pool but loves a water park! We have some Marriott rewards nights to burn so I was trying to figure out what my Marriott water park type hotel options were.
Fairfield Inn and Suites in Gillette Wyoming is a category 2 with several large water slides that go through the building and several pools.