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Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA

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Rediscover the sophisticated Atlanta Marriott Marquis, a destination downtown Atlanta hotel conveniently located in Peachtree Center, offering an indoor connection to MARTA and a short 15 minute ride to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. This contemporary Atlanta, GA hotel is steps from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and few blocks from CNN Center, Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, and Georgia Dome. The breathtaking atrium in The Lobby Reinvented is marked by the 50-foot color changing sail of Pulse, a classically cool cocktail lounge and the new iconic symbol of this downtown Atlanta, Georgia hotel. Take pleasure in 1663 freshly renovated guestrooms which include 94 spacious suites boasting lavish conveniences and amazing skyline views. Create the perfect atmosphere for a professional conference or sophisticated soiree inside the Atrium Ballroom, showcasing 25,000 square feet of pure extravagance for your attendees at the unrivaled Marriott Marquis Hotel.

 

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Rating: 3.49

Address: 265 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30303
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1. Road Warrior D.
The architecture of the building is inspiring.  The soaring atrium is very impressive.  Unfortunately, the room dcor was not much better than a Holiday Inn.  The staff was mixed, some pretty good and some pretty clueless.  Overall the restaurants and bars were pretty standard for this type of hotel, meaning acceptable but overpriced food.  Beware that as of May '07, the hotel was undergoing substantial renovation involving cutting through solid concrete.  The sound carried all the way to the top of the atrium, went from morning until evening, and was absolutely deafening.

05/07/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. J L.
From start to finish the stay here was awesome. When I come back to Atlanta, I will book at this hotel again. They have a small pool that is part indoors and outdoors (more indoor than outdoor). The set up is nice. When I first arrived, valet parking and cap took care of everything. Everyone was professional and they have top notch customer service. The place is huge. I was told it is the third largest Marriott in the world. Rooms are steep, but I felt it was worth the stay. Superior bedding for a great night's sleep. One of the phones did not work. Within 10 minutes there was someone there to fix it. He was very nice and made friendly conversation before he left. The gift shop downstairs has everything you will need. Sorry boys, this is for the ladies: I needed some feminine items. At check out, the cashier wrapped the box with tissues. I kinda wondered why until I left the shop. Their bags are clear and she made the extra effort to make sure no one could see what I had just purchased. Excellent customer service. Second time i was at the gift shop, I needed bottled water. Grabbed Fiji. On the walk to the register, I noticed they had my favorite brand water on a non-refridgerated shelf. I stopped, grabbed it, and just before I turned to return the Fiji water, the cashier had been watching and paying attention. She motioned for me to go to the back because my favorite water was available refridgerated. Excellent customer service again. The cashier was paying attention. Need to mention that this was a DIFFERENT cashier this time. The bars are great, the bartenders are really friendly and nice. This was the case at both High Velocity and the Loft. Seemed more high-scale clientelle frequented the Loft area (business suits). I recommend purchasing amusement tickets at the desk. It is a dollar more, but worth it because you skip both will call and the regular line. The spa is nice, but gets booked fast. I recommend the deep tissue massage. Bell hop both in and out was awesome. I recommend tipping about $5 average, $10 if you have a lot of luggage. The beds are ridiculously comfortable. This place is pricey, but I feel that it's justified. Most of the hotels here you have to pay for Wifi including this hotel, but in the lobby the Wifi is free. $12.95/ night otherwise.

17/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Foster K.
The Marquis is definitely one of the better hotel choices in downtown Hotlanta (the Hyatt across the street isn't bad either).
When you first walk in you will be amazed by the massive atrium that takes up the whole inside of the building.  And when you ride the glass elevator up to your floor, you'll feel like you are on the set of the Matrix rather than heading to your hotel room.
There are all the usual amenities that one needs: exercise room (it has a decent view), valet parking (no self park), and a great coffee shop in the lobby for the early morning joe.  I also like the orange and lemon flavored water in the lobby.
The location is extremely central, with a decent selection of restaurants within walking distance.  You can easily include CNN Center, the Georgia dome, Olympic Park, and Georgia Tech in your jogging route.  And there is easy access to I-85.
The hotel is undergoing renovations at the moment, so call ahead to check what is open or closed.

09/12/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Kengo H.
I was going to give this hotel 4 stars. The room size, location and various hotel amenities would've made for a solid 4-star hotel. However, one phrase, uttered by someone in a suit (instead of a bellman uniform), pushes them up to a 5-star level: "excuse me ma'am, can I carry that for you?"

03/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Gina D.
Horrible, the spa is horrible.  The front staff is rude and untrained.  Only go if you want to feel stressed and conned.

14/05/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
6. Cheryl L.
The Marriott Marquis is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, with easy access to the MARTA train system (two block walk via the Peachtree Center Mall). The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and modern, and almost anything you want is easy to find onsite. The interior is just as dramatic as the exterior. (warning: the interior has a 50-story open atrium, so the elevators are not for the faint of heart!) Our room was on the 30th floor, and the views north were spectacular. I stayed here for a convention, and loved the convention space. When not busy sleeping, touring or attending a convention, relax at one of their several on-site restaurants; exercise in their 24/7 gym; or have a swim in their connecting indoor/outdoor pools. I would readily stay here again on my next visit to Atlanta.

11/04/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Phillip S.
Gorgeous hotel. Un-freakin-believably HUGE. An amazingly large hotel. I got a room around $160 a night, and we got upgraded into a suite. Awesome location, great hotel, parking is a bit strange, but with the restaurants, the starbucks and store, it is a great place.

25/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Christina G.
As others have said, the lobby is visually appealing.  My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights last weekend.  The room was a bit on the small size and the bathroom was tiny.  The price we paid for the room was great though as we got it through priceline.  We were on the 19th floor in a corner room.  The view was nice.  We did not experience any excess noise.  We chose not to utilize the wifi at the ridiculous price.  The bed was comfy, the linens were clean and soft.  The pillows were great.  They only gave us two towels, two washcloths and one hand towel, which I thought was a little odd.  I understand trying to conserve and all, but most hotels give you way more than you can use.  Our room was not cleaned during the two nights we were there.  Parking was outrageous.  I would have to say I wouldn't stay at this hotel again unless I got an amazing deal.  I have had a much better experience at some of the "lesser" hotels in Atlanta.

21/06/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
9. Erik P.
I routinely come here for Dragon*Con each year, and have several times had a chance to stay in this hotel.  There have been some issues with customer service, but usually they seem to be pretty good about resolving them.  The biggest problem I have had is that when they have a big convention in the hotel, they tend to have areas heavily congested, especially on the bottom floor and on the escalators opposite the main entrance.  It is definitely an experience to go all the way to the top of the hotel and look down at the people so far below.

25/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Gfiddy F.
They do a really good job with conventions.

02/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Fred D.
My first impression of the Marriott Marquis was that it was some 70s throwback, complete with shag rugs and awful avocado color schemes but the decor is a hip mix of feng-shui and 70s cool that was perfect.  And after my horrible experience with Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, I considered myself a confirmed Hilton guest.  But the Marriott Marquis made me a believer again -- and I am not referring to the Book of Mormon in the nightstand.  I had to wait way too long to check-in, as there was confusion with all the flight crews coming and going, but my friend stayed busy chatting up a BA crew so all was well. The desk clerk was apologetic and the ride on the glass elevator made me quickly forget the initial hassle.  The room was very clean, understated and nicely decorated, with an awesome view of Atlanta.  Yes the bathroom was relatively small, but I don't really judge a stay by the size of the bathroom.  The Starbuck's downstairs came in handy after a late night experiencing "Hotlanta" (another 70's throwback I guess) and Brenda the concierge deserves a raise!  She never hesitated to make great suggestions for places to eat and helped with directions.  She definitely made our stay even more memorable.  And no, I don't really think that the sculpture out front is an alien space ship....

19/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Sassy Z.
What a nice sports bar! We were in the enclosed private room and it was great. Our server was very attentive and it was very comfortable. We had a very nice time. I will definitely return.

09/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Dwight M.
Bad bed, no ipod dock, no wireless.old furniture,  I did not enjoy this hotel

28/06/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
14. T. Murray -.
This is one of the hotels that has been in Atlanta since I moved here. It is a distinct part of the Atlanta skyline. The enormous Marriot Marquis stands out because the architecture of the building makes it look wider in the middle in such a way that it almost looks "fat."

This was one of my mother's favorite hotels when I was in school. They would come down here to visit and she would always want to stay there because of the awesome views of the Atlanta skyline. I've stayed there a couple times when coordinating events in the city. This is the home to many city conferences and staple events. The Marriot has maintained a superb level of service ever since I've lived here and it will continue to be one of the hotels I recommend to friends and family taking a visit to the big peach.

02/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Tim H.
Great location and very nice hotel. The insde of the hotel is really neat and the staff was great. Only down side is parking which cost 28 was a little high, but if you stay in a city thats part of it. Would stay again anytime.

22/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Sandra N.
the bed was cozy.  the staff was extremely nice and helpful.  the rooms are another story...

cramped and brown hued, only 1 towel rack and it was in the shower, they stuck an invoice in my room the morning i was leaving,
the teevee was not flatscreen, and it made humming noise. the only newspaper they had was usa today.

it wasn't calm and relaxing.  it was like an i'll settle for this ugly place just to crash in."

13/07/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
17. C B.
Had a gauranteed reservation and when i arrived they didn't have a room left ( 5 night res. ).  They moved me to Melia nearby. It was not in the same league. That was the first time I've been bumped out of a hotel in 30 years of business travel. I moved in 2 days later when a room opened up.  Except for the day when the hotel manager and a cop  chased a group teenagers out of the hotel for something everything went fine...well except for the long wait for my valeted car when they mismarked my receipt and couldn't find it.  My stay was 9-20 to 9-25

28/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
18. Suzanne G.
enormous, uninteresting, totally uncharming type of hotel that I only go to for conferences and things when I cannot book a charming, cozy, interesting place that seems to have been thought out by human beings.  when I think of the energy that goes in to cooling or heating that vast amount of wasted space in the center of this hotel I feel really guilty.
i liked the indoor outdoor pool.

19/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
19. Troy H.
I stayed here on business without any real complaints. The facility was nice enough, but nothing special. My only issue was the length of wait for the elevators (which should probably be expected in a hotel this tall).

I will say that the concierge staff was very friendly and helpful. If the review was only based on service I would give them five stars.

02/11/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
20. Justin B.
**This review is for the Guest sized rooms at the Marriott Marquis.**

Look at the website for this for the Marriott Marquis and observe their guest room pictures.  Then take a look at the pictures that actual Yelpers from around the country photographed during their stay at the Marriott Marquis.  I thought it was fairly obvious that there is a pretty big difference in the quality of the guest room on the website and in person, and the photographs help the argument. The actual quality is no where near what they advertise.  

I guess all companies do give their product that fancy makeover though.  Especially when they are trying to entice you to purchase something.  Like the super tasty looking burger on all of those fast food commercials.  You know once you actually go to the fast food joint and look at that burger it never looks nearly as plump, juicy and fresh as it did in the commercial.

Besides the website giving their rooms a little too much credit, the Marriott company did a pretty good job with this Hotel.  It is actually probably one of the nicest hotels in the Atlanta area.  

I stayed at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis when 311 was in town earlier this year.  I hated the fact that I was staying in a hotel that resided in the same city that I lived 5 miles away from, but there was no way that I was going to be able to fit 7 people in my house without being anal the entire night about how they were leaving there damn beer cans everywhere.

The view can be very beautiful through the windows of the Marriott.  But that really depends on what part of the city your room is facing.  Some of the rooms give you a view of a some dirty back alley in Atlanta that could arguably depress those not accustomed to the city.

Parking was another reason I did not give this place 5 stars.  In a nutshell, the parking situation really sucked.  You had to either pay some goof-ball attendant 20 bucks to park your car, or park it yourself.  If you choose to park the car yourself, like I always do because my mom told me never to let strangers take my car, then you have to navigate your vehicle up this one-way garage and find a parking spot that can sometimes be 10 stories up.

Overall, I liked the place, but since I live in Atlanta I doubt I will ever be staying here again.

27/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Bill G.
I like this place. I usually stay 60+ nights in Marriott's, and this is one of the better ones. The interior is spectacular, the bars are well presented, food and drinks are nice.

The entry is rather unusual, and parking and internet are pricey, which is a bit of a conflict with me. It's right up there with paying to check bags on flights, sorry. Why don't you charge for water and showers? Oh well.

And after dark, you may prefer to take a cab everywhere you go,  even if it's only two blocks....

22/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Ann W.
This hotel was not up to par for the $500 I paid for the suite.  There was something that was misleading about the button on the phone that said "At Your Service."  Every time I pressed it, I got the same response: "I do apologize, Ms. SanFrannie, but unfortunately we do not provide ____________."  Fill in the blank - in my case it was terry cloth robes, then a mini bar, then laundry service in the middle of the day, then tickets through the concierge for the Annie Leibovitz show at the museum, then the ability to charge my massage to my room to have it all on the single bill.  It was like they trained the staff to be particularly obsequious and accommodating but refused to provided them with the tools necessary to make it happen.  I have worked in the service industry and if you want to be four star, you have to learn how not to say no.

The decor was tacky, but in a Hotlanta kind of way so it was suiting I suppose.  The rooms were exceptionally clean - always a plus in my book.  But most of my suite was the living and dining area and the bathroom and bedroom were very cramped.  I mean San Francisco, Tokyo, London, Manhattan cramped except that we were in Atlanta - big, sprawling, nothing but space, Atlanta.  They should have proportioned it better because I tend to spend most of my time in the bathroom and bedroom anyway when I'm in a hotel.  Maybe they get a lot of hotel guests that throw parties or something.

Room service was good.  I had several meals in my room while I was there and I was impressed that the food usually showed up in less than 30 minutes as they promised.  The food itself was decent, but forgettable as room service food should be.  The bar downstairs, "Sails" or something, was terrible.  I got a weak pour at $9 a drink and the bartender was, "so sorry but out of limes."  

Overall, the hotel was nice, but I just heard too many apologies from the staff.  Don't apologize, make it happen!  Perhaps my expectations and review would be different had I stayed in a standard room for half the cost.  For the price, I prefer the Four Seasons.  You don't get the suite, but for what they lack in space, they make up in service.

Oh, and can someone explain a wet bar without a mini-bar?!?!

16/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Michelle B.
I stayed at the Marriott Marquis for a conference.  The rooms were clean and comfortable.  The pool and fitness centers were nice.  I think WiFi should be complimentary though.

19/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Alex S.
I absolutely love this place. I love the service from most of the housekeeping and staff. I mostly enjoy the elevators because of the outer windows for viewing of the atrium and lobby levels. However one thing that gets on my nerves is other "immature children" throwing items like cups, and paper airplanes off the balconies, which is dangerous to some people. Also, when big conferences such as DECA, or any other teenage conferences, they seriously need to consider extending pool hours to 12:00 which is close to DECA curfew. I actually would recommend the starbucks, and the pulse lounge for relaxing. There is easy access to the food court, and just awesome room views. I would definitely choose this place over cheap 89.99 rooms. Although 289.00 may seem alot, it's worth the money!

20/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Lori F.
This is a HUGE hotel with the most interesting atrium I've ever seen.  The hotel has all the modern comforts, with well appointed rooms and great views of the city.  Service is excellent.  When my key card stopped working, I went down to the desk and they sent a staff member to come up with me and show them my ID once we entered (it was in the room).  I was pretty impressed, since they could have just let anyone in.  

MARTA is very easily accessible through the connecting halls into Peachtree Center, providing a cheap and fast way to the airport.

23/04/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Melissa M.
Nice hotel, freaking huge.  Not bad for a Bostonian like myself.  The bathrooms could have been a bit bigger, but the facilities worked well.  Comfy bed, but something in the bed kept pricking me (I think it was probably stray feathers from their down comforter).  I was surprised at how many homeless people hang out around the outside of the hotel.  If I ever go back to the dirty dirty, I'll be staying here.

29/03/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
27. Austin J.
Rooms were small, but nice. The internet wasn't that good. For $13 a day you expect it to be fast and work smoothly, but that isn't the case. If you take your computer to the lobby you have to connect to another WiFi and it was just annoying to deal with. Things are pricey, so just beware going in. Over all it was just so-so I probably wouldn't stay there again.

24/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
28. Alison D.
A large spacious hotel with a lot to offer in downtown ATL.

24/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Alex T.
Summary: pretty, TALL, convenient location

Stayed here for a conference, so this wasn't the same experience as a random tourist/visitor.  

It's trendy, over-priced, and Marriott, so you should expect that.  I thought living here was nice, but !#$(^*@#& the elevator waits were RIDICULOUS during rushed times...

05/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
30. Mihae L.
This was part of our TripAlertz package to Atlanta, GA.  The hotel is quite nice and located downtown near most of the Atlanta attractions.  Our room was clean and spacious, the bed was comfortable, it was quiet, and I had no trouble sleeping here.  In fact, I slept pretty well here for our two night, three day stay.  We were able to walk to CNN, Coca-Cola World, and the Aquarium.  Other attractions that were part of our CityPass were not walking distance, however, so we had to drive there.  I would say there is a positive and negative aspect of having a car while in Atlanta.  The positive aspect is that you are able to get to the attractions  that are further away if you have a car with you in the city.  The downside is that the Marriot Marquis only offers valet parking and it is a steep $30 bucks a day...  For the two nights we were there, I was charged $60.  I was just glad that the hotel did not charge me for the third day (we left fairly early around 5 AM).  The only real problem I encountered here that detracts a star would be that on the morning of our departure, the water was not working.  I really had no clue as to whether they shut off our water supply since we were checking out that day or what the deal was.  I had to wait about 45 minutes before the water turned back on, and when it did, it was black-brown color before clearing up -- kind of disgusting to see.  All the while, I didn't call the front desk about this issue hoping it would resolve on its own, which it did.  But when I called the front desk to do a speedy check-out, the person who answered initially had sort of a harsh tone to her voice asking how she may help me (maybe she thought I was calling to complain about the nasty water situation?) but her voice softened up immediately when I just let her know that I was calling to check out.  I really don't know how that call would have gone though if I had indeed been calling about the water situation and am glad I didn't have to find out.

17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. Kandace K.
I was in ATL for business and stayed at this hotel. I think they have the friendliest most helpful staff I've ever seen at a large hotel. Also, my room was immaculate and the bed was really comfy. There's a starbucks in the hotel which is really convenient and the gift shop also has a deli. There's also a gym, pool and several choices for meals all on property.

Its a 10-15 minute walk from both Centennial Park and the Convention Center. During the day I would say its a safe walk, but would suggest a cab in the evenings. There's not a lot of foot traffic in the area once evening hits.

My only complaint about the property is that Pulse Lounge is like this floating bar off of the first floor and its totally open and visible from everywhere in the hotel. My room was on the 4th floor so I could hear the loud music crystal clear. So, either request a room higher up or bring earplugs.

28/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. C V.
Huge hotel with lots of very nice amenities. Breakfast is delicious and the rooms are roomy. SEAR and the other bars there are nice too. Great views of the city.

07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Erin D.
I'm a Conference and Events Coordinator,  and I've had three weekend conferences at this location. It's a gorgeous hotel, and I never left the Marriott for a second the entire weekend. Although their restaurants haven't gotten the best ratings on Yelp, I've yet to have a bad experience. I love the smoked salmon appetizer at Sear, but the highlight is definitely their brunch buffet. The $21.50 price is a bit high, especially if you're like me and are satisfied with just one trip to the buffet.

Pulse, a modern, awesome bar on the second floor, gets really popular at night and on the weekends. High Velocity, a sports bar and restaurant, and Sear are the two main restaurants. There's a Starbucks and a small gourmet foods and gift store inside, too. There's also a skybridge that will take you to the Peachtree Center Mall and food court and MARTA station. It's in central downtown and pretty close to all the big sites, but it's not in a location where you'd want to walk around by yourself at night.

The pool is partially covered/indoors, and has a cool layout, but the seating is fairly limited and mostly in the shade. The workout room is very clean and new.

The customer service is excellent, and the staff is extremely polite and helpful. They upgraded me free of charge to the incredible Presidential Suite that is about three time the size of my condo (a pool table, 3 flat screens, 2 bathrooms, and a small library!). The Event Planners have sent me flowers, fruit and cheese plates, and other gifts as a thank you for our decision to choose their hotel as our venue. If you ever have any questions, they reply back to you right away.

I didn't give the Marriott Marquis 5 stars for a few reasons that have to do with running an event there:

-Although everyone I worked with was very helpful and courteous, I didn't feel that they were as on-the-ball or sharp as I would've liked, and I felt the need to double-check everything. At each one of my conferences, the display screens advertising our conference event times and locations throughout the hotel always spelled at least one simple word wrong!

-We were billed for things we didn't order and rooms that we were told would be comped by the hotel in our contract. Although they fixed everything, I really had to go through everything with a fine-toothed comb.

-They had promised me our room block would be set up for our guests within one week of our our signed contract. I called to double-check that it was up, and I was told that it was. Almost one MONTH later, a guest tried to book under our block and was told it wasn't up. I called and was told that due to some unforeseen problems, it still wasn't running!!!!

05/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. C P.
The hotel is lovely. I love its architecture.

The Starbucks is what I will avoid. There is a "real" Starbucks facing the MARTA station, near Hyatt Regency. It's MUCH BETTER.

22/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
35. Catherine A.
It's like a Vegas hotel. Annoying elevators

09/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
36. Jess S.
Super cool hotel in a great downtown location.  If you have any business at the americas mart this is your best choice.  There is a really cool bar here and two good restaurants from casual to fancy.  If you are deathly afraid of heights you had better request a room on the lowest floor possible because the ride up the elevator to the higher floors can make you a little queezy.

26/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Bobby B.
The staff tried to charge me an extra $250 for smoking in my room even though no one said anything about it being a non-smoking room when I checked in and there were no signs or warnings anywhere in the room.  The manager lowered the charge to $125 when I argued but refused to remove it completely.  This after they gave me a room with two double beds when I had reserved a king-sized bed.

24/03/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
38. Steve M.
Love the location and the amenities. Close to everything and the renovation was done well. Rooms and public areas all look good and the service outlets meet all the criterias. If that doesn't work you're just a short walk to anything else you want or the MARTA station.

28/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
39. Sarah K.
I enjoyed staying here last week for the NCAA convention. This is one of those SUPER hotels with 40+ floors- if you pay attention, you don't have to go outside for much of anything- which was good one day because it was super-duper cold.

I was a little annoyed at the $12/day charge for the internet but I had my blackberry so it wasn't the end of the world.

The cleaning staff was great (aka, I never saw her, Andrea was her name) and the bed was SO comfortable. I used the pool twice and it was heated to a perfect temperature which was cool because there was a small tunnel to the outside part of the pool and I was able to swim outside for  a few minutes.

I attended a luncheon one day and the food and service was superior. For dessert, they served possibly the best cheese cake I've ever had.

As far as the # of stars- I was really turned off my some of the charges there. I understand that hotels charge for things but the Starbucks in the hotel was expensive ($5 for a latte with an extra shot?) as was the internet charge- and I think they could've done without that.

21/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
40. Edward I.
Stayed here for 5 nights for a computer conference, it had a decent pool for you to wade in and it's open till 11. The price for the stay is pretty expensive, it pretty much has the same price as NYC. The rooms are large, has a small bar and room for more than 30 people if you decide to have a party. It's a block from the Peachtree Mall which has the only Bank Of America that I know of, it's also a block from the train station that gets you to the airport for 2 bucks. Hard Rock is 2 blocks away, but the other blocks toward the east isn't as appealing. A walk to the CNN Center and park. I think all the girls left Atlanta while I was there because they probably heard that all the geeks in the US descended upon Atlanta for a week.

31/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Lani H.
GET THE PIZZA.
GET THE PIZZA.
GET THE PIZZA.

Their room-service pizza is seriously THE BEST PIZZA I've ever had.
Crazy, right?
They clearly make it fresh. Ingredients are AMAZING. Crust is soft and crunchy. And this wasn't an isolated incident, because we got it twice!

And for around $20, it's a great deal for room-service.

Except for a foreign girl at the front desk (Nadia maybe?) the staff was GREAT. Donny's really cool.

Other than that, one of the craziest indoor views from the glass-elevator.

All surrounding neighborhoods are terrible, so I hope you rent a car or bring cab money. This is "downtown" and apparently "mid-town" is where you want to be.
Unless you're a homeless crackhead.  : /

28/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. H V.
the hotel is located centrally in Downtown. renovated rooms are clean and comfortable.
the building is little older. for the price we got it on internet, it was excellent.  the staff was very helpful. the restaurant selection in the hotel is very limited and the 2nd floor's bar did not make quality cocktails. however you are in downtown and can walk to many bars and restaurants.

09/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
43. J M.
Definitely one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at.  Have been here a week and would definitely not stay here again by choice.  There is a dirty handprint on the elevator door and it has been there since I got here.  While the architecture of the building is pretty great, the carpets look like they're from the mid-80s.

The internet is slower than dial-up (seriously) and I keep getting dropped or it just won't connect.  Whenever I call the front desk about the issue they transfer me to an outside vendor who assures me there's no problem. I'm then told it is a problem with my computer, which is ridiculous because the internet just drops me.  Finally, after 3 days with the same issue I call for the 3rd time and the lady checks the connection and admits there's a problem with the hotel internet connection.  Nice.

The cleaning lady pounds on my door 3x this morning even though I have a privacy indicator on my door.  Finally, I tell her I will be leaving in 30 minutes and she says she will come back in half an hour to clean the room. I leave for 3 hours and when I come back the room is still dirty.

Oh, and did I mention that the elevators were broken for the entire week so that only 1 was running for the elevator bank I was in?  Basically it was an average 10 minute wait to get off the floor.  And strange how each day a different elevator in the bank was working--did they break alternatively?

The only real plus is that the people at the front desk are really nice.  Beyond that, it's not a good hotel.

22/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
44. Mike C.
We were there for CheerSport.  It was an OK stay...the rooms were nice and the staff very helpful.  On the downside, they had no parking and I had to park at the Suntrust building next door.  It was raining the whole time so I had to go back and forth to the car in the rain.  Also, the elevators were HORRIBLE.  Seemed like only 2 of the 4 that went to our floor were working at any given time.....15-20 minute waits were not unusual.

20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
45. Vinson L.
I was here for a Conference and was surprised at how nice the Marriott Marquis was. It's in an ok location of Atlanta, as I was told that the general area around the hotel (within a mile radius) was not the best part of town. I did see that as I went to a few restaurants around town. But with the conference I didnt have to actually leave the hotel so it was great. The hotel is large - 47 floors, with numerous concierge levels for those of you with Marriott status. I was given a room on the 40th floor and access to the concierge lounge which had hot breakfast and food at dinner time as well. You could also get waters/sodas up there to bring back to your room. The challenge with being on a high floor is that the elevator system was a bit challenging and it seemed like it was either always busy or there was only one working. At one point I had to stop at almost every floor to get to the lobby. There are 4 different sets of elevators which also makes it a bit confusing.

As for the conference facilities, there are 3 levels of rooms where you can have meetings and the conference used just about all of them. They arent too far from each other and so it adds to the convenience of staying in the hotel and also going to meetings.

The restaurants are also pretty good in the hotel with 2 places to eat (that are both pretty good), a lobby bar, and of course a starbucks in the hotel for that morning and afternoon coffee break.

23/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Private M.
i have stayed here before. It  is a good full service hotel.

That being said, $14.95 a day for internet? Really? Folks at Marriott, most of your travelers now have broadband cards on their laptops or ipads.I am one of them. I stay all over the country, and there are only a handful of hotels that still charge for internet access. And these are full service hotels as well in major metro areas. This is one of those hotels that apparently won't admit that the days of free internet are here and the days of charging $14.95 for internet are over, just like the days when people actually used hotel phones to make phone calls, prior to the cell phone.

To me, it is just an annoyance that I spent almost a grand to stay here for a few days, and I am nickeled and dimed for internet, even if I wouldn't use it anyway.

29/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
47. Doc B.
I'm attending a conference here, but am glad I am staying elsewhere.  This place is getting on my nerves.  Hotel design doesn't usually matter that much to me, but this place grates on me.  The drive-up entry looks post-apocalyptic- drab, noisy, unappealing.  The ballroom has the charm of a warehouse.  If you are still impressed with a huge atrium and glass elevators that allow you to fantasize that you have entered the mother ship and are about to vanquish evil with your light-saber, then this will appeal to you.  Catering service is ok.

The prices are high and they still nickel-and-dime you.  Pay for wi-fi, want to check your email at the business center?  Rent a computer.  Want to print a boarding pass?  Pay for that, as well.  I guess that's ok if you're on an expense account.  If you're paying the freight, stay at the Hyatt Place nearby.  Check out my review and see why.

If you are looking for free wi-fi, step onto the atrium terrace and see what's available.

10/10/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
48. Estelle G.
I stayed here for several days to attend a national conference and was highly impressed with the ambiance and location.  Room was very comfortable even though the hotel was undergoing renovations. Would return if job needs me to attend another function.

25/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
49. Edward E.
Beautiful hotel and exceptional service. A little pricey though. You know. One of those places where everyone gets a tip... Strangely, it's also a great place to work out. Climb the 50+ flights of stairs then ride down to the bar :-)

24/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
50. Tim G.
I've stayed at this Marriott a number of times.  Great location downtown.  Close to everything.  Excellent service.

24/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
51. S L.
Pluses: a nice, clean comfortable hotel with pretty cool architecture. Despite being a beastly 1,600+ rooms, all the stuff we encountered seem happy, plate, and accommodating. A big plus is the lively bar on the atrium level and the fancy sports bar which serves food late (great veggie dumplings and shrimp tacos).  Convenient location with a Starbucks and market (usual hotel market fare but also has some prepared foods and the like which could save you a trip out to forage).  Not a swank W type hotel, but the place in general seems very well kept up and well cared for.

Minuses: The indoor/outdoor pool feels like it could use a renovation as it  feels a little dated despite being clean.  This place is big and if you do not like heights, be sure to ask for a lower floor when you book because a ride to the 30-41st floors is quite a ride.

03/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. BJ E.
This hotel is okay.  It is visually very appealing.   The large canyon like center is fun to look at.  The elevators are pretty fast anne split up so that not everyone is trying to go on the same lift. The staff nice from what I've seen.

This would get four stars if not for the $12.95 for wifi in your room.  Really?  $12.95.   I don't mind going downstairs for the free wifi, but I should have the option.

03/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
53. Elizabeth H.
This hotel is just lovely. The staff is very friendly and just what you would expect at a Marriott. The rooms are very nice, comfy, immaculate. Basically just what you would want at a nicer of the Marriott chains. The High Velocity restaurant is ridiculously over priced for average American food. Had buffet breakfast at Sear which was stellar and definitely worth the price (I believe $30). They have a great omelet bar and anything else you could possibly want at breakfast.

Loved my stay here. Beautiful and everything I expected.

27/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
54. Ann M.
Our room was huge and had a wonderful view. The indoor pool was lovely and well designed. The staff was helpful and friendly. You could not pick a better location in Buckhead.

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Bryan M.
This is an impressive hotel.  Even before you get in, you see large contempo lion statues in front and a tremendous fountain in the drop-off area.  The hotel is open in the middle all the way up to the 47th floor.  This causes dizziness from either the bottom or the top.  Glass elevators take you to your room so you can really get dizzy on the way up.  

I enjoyed my stay and thought the rooms had been updated recently.  The bed was comfortable - soft matress pad with really great pillows.  My room looked different than the one in the photo.  I did hear noises coming from the room next to mine that sounded like people remodeling (only during the day), so maybe they are updating it.  The walls are VERY thin, though, so when they hit the wall slightly, it moved!  I could hear people in the hall with my door closed.  Just turn on the fan on the AC and it helps drown out the noise.

Tips: The bar in the Atrium is pretty, but order your beer from the bar next to the restaurant (they have draft and its CHEAPER!).  The restaurant is expensive (breakfast = $20), and there's not many (or any) breakfast options downtown, so for a cheap breakfast, buy something from the store in the lobby level.  The Starbucks in the lobby made my flavored drinks weak (I ordered two on different days).

28/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
56. Eillen B.
I normally stay at the Marquis when I am in town for conferences.

The rooms are clean.  Even though the rooms open up toward the atrium it is still very quiet in the room.  The staff is very helpful and nice.  The restaurant and lounge are convent.

29/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
57. jolie c.
Sustainability is not a priority here.  Bummer.

I stayed for a week to attend a conference. The bathroom was equipped with a typical "here's how to save water" sign that indicated if you wanted a new towel, leave it on the floor, but if you plan to reuse your towel to "save water", leave it on the counter and it would not be replaced.  Seems simple, right?

Every day I left towels neatly on the counter.  Every day it was replaced with new. Every colleague of mine had the same experience.

No recycle bins were in the room for the free USA Today newspaper delivered to all rooms and the voluminous materials I received daily at my conference.  I ended up taking all my recyclables to the lobby and had to search around for there a recycling container.  Unlike.

In 2010 this lack of attention to such an important element in such a huge facility that probably creates an enormous amount of waste is pretty disappointing.

Having said that,

Hotel = Great, clean, incredible architecture inside.  I would totally stay here again and recommend it to others
Service = Great, lots of staff around, no long lines
Gym = OK but pretty small for such a huge hotel (had to wait for treadmills)
Lobby "Sail" bar = Good
Sustainability efforts = lousy!  Boo! Hiss!

Come on, Marriott, step it up!

04/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Jelena Z.
I really like this hotel.  I'd consider it more of a "boutique" Marriott except that it's huge. Unfortunately, I didn't spend too much time here as I was either at a conference or enjoying downtown Atlanta.  However, I'd not only return but will also recommend this property to others.

Back to the size.  The hotel is massive.  46 floors high I believe.  The elevator is a glass cylinder straight out of the Jetsons (NOT for the faint of heart).  Beautiful city views from my room.  Super comfy bed with awesome pillows (my personal gauge of luxurious slumber).  

Proximity to downtown hot spots?  Close to everything-- restaurants, nightlife and the MARTA train.  

The bathroom could have/should have been larger for a hotel of this caliber but it was only me... and how much space does one really need in the bathroom?  But $12.95/day for internet access?  Shiza... way to rape and pillage a business traveler's expense account.

Starbuck's on site.  Not a puppy love-sized version either... it's full-grown.

10/06/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Madeline R.
Beautiful hotel in downtown Atlanta with very convenient access to Marta. You never even have to go outside. Many of the hotels and businesses in this area are connected by bridges, so you don't even have to go outside if you don't want to. Great location, within walking distance to Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.

We stayed at the Hyatt last year and if we ever find ourselves in Atlanta again, we'd choose the Marriott over the Hyatt. They're connected by a bridge so going to the conference at the Hyatt was easy.

14/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. A N.
Good business hotel. Clean, comfortable, and good location to the Georgia Convention center. I really enjoyed the fact that their fitness center was open 24 hours. Restaurants inside the hotel weren't bad, pretty good actually - nothing fancy, but the food was good for what they offered. Bathrooms were standard, nothing to write home about. What makes this hotel special and really unique is the interior architecture - pictures don't quite do it justice, it has to been seen. Standing in the center of the lobby and looking all the way up to the 41st floor is pretty neat. The only drawback that I came across were the walls are pretty thin. I could hear the couple going at it in the room next to me - didn't need to be privy to that.

02/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Sarah W.
It is a nice hotel, has good restaurants.

Valet parking (which is the only option) is $30.00/day.

The water pressure of the shower is abysmal. Its hard to wash your hair, and ensure that it is completely rinsed because of it. The hair dryer is from the 90's and needs to be replaced.

The service is good, and the room, while small, was nice and quiet. The AC worked wonderfully, and I was  on the 45th floor (platinum status), and had a great view of the city.

12/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
62. Nicole M.
Wonderful hotel and amazing staff. I cannot say enough about this hotel. I always feel welcome when I arrive here and sad to check out.

17/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
63. Janene H.
The hotel is gorgeous and very conveniently located. While visiting on vacation nothing we wanted to do was more than a 6 block walk from our hotel. Service was professional. The room was sufficient but a little dated.

The lobby with it's high atrium is just stunning. Taking a ride in one of the glass elevators overlooking the lobby can leave you breathless. We were one of the few who used the hotel for pleasure and even brought our toddler who loved leaning back to look up at the ascending rooms in the hotel atrium. We had good dining experiences at the hotel's restaurant Sear.

A few complaints: Although the bed looked luxurious and comfortable it was actually quite hard. Neither my husband or I got good sleep either night we were there. Our AC unit would rattle occasionally adding to our insomnia. The weekend we visited there was some debate conference with hundreds of high school/college age kids. Beyond midnight we could hear their screams and laughter rising up from below.

10/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Josh C.
Stunning interior with a visually captivating lobby area. The rooms are very nice with great views of downtown Atlanta. The location is perfect and easily accessible of of 75. Less than a 5 minute drive to turner field and walking distance to the aquarium. The bar is great and up high enough to really give you almost a rooftop feel to it. If you are staying in Atlanta this should be one of your first spots to get a room!

05/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. Nicholas N.
I never had such a horrible service at any Marriott hotel in my life until I went to the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Overall the place is beautiful there is a great pool both indoor and outdoor. Lots of room and a nice bar. The food is ok compared to other restaurants in the area for which are much better. The main issue I had with this place was how they treat their Platinum Members. 1) They could not upgrade me to a Jr. Suite for which is understandable however they could not even get me on the concierge level. 2) When I addressed myself as a Platinum Member and asked for my gift, I was not even offered one. No points. No free cheese or soda? I mean the white Platinum Member was offered something but not the Asian Platinum Member.

All and all I was very disappointed, Asian Platinum Members if you want better service however no pool, head to the Ritz-Carlton down the street. They know how to treat their high-end members with a gift too.

06/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
66. Nicole C.
Attending a conference in Atlanta and this was the host hotel, and being a Marriott member, I figured why not. Good thing too - it was GREAT!

Checked in early - no problems there. Staff was so helpful and friendly. So let's get to the hotel check list.

Location - It's right downtown in what is called the "hotel district" so plenty of restaurants and entertainment around. Marta Station is around the corner and only 30 minutes one line to the airport. That was nice. I did have to walk nearly a mile to the closest CVS, but if you take the Marta it's only one stop away. Also, about .6 miles from Georgia State if you heading to the university for anything.

Decor - Lobby and Dining areas are nice. Lots of lounge areas with WiFi so you can have informal business meetings if you like, or just hang with friends. Very upscale and modern.

Rooms - I was on the concierge level so not sure if my room was bigger than normal, but it seems like a typical Marriott room - which is above average. Well stocked bathroom and such.

Conference Space - This I was impressed by.  The conference I was there for had 1400 attendees, and I never felt crowded once. As well, the evening before my conference started was DragonCon. I know in about 12 -16 hours the hotel completely transformed the expo space. Catering was really good too.

Restaurants/Food - My first night there I checked out High Velocity (which might need it's own review). The space is really nice. Large booths, back section for large groups or parties, airy feel and a large bar. High Velocity boasts itself as a sports bar - and it does well with large screen TVs in every direction you might look.

Staff - As I said before, they were great. Cleaning staff was a bit pushy because I usually have my "do not disturb" sign up. But they were just trying to make sure I didn't need anything.

Overall, I loved this place. I plan to make it my go to hotel when I need to be in Atlanta especially if I have business downtown. Then again a Marriott Marquis - no matter the city - usually does not disappoint.

05/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Shradha A.
Very nice hotel and friendly staff. We were attending a conference here and cannot speak for the rooms, but the lobby, atrium etc were very pretty!

Location was good too, if you're staying downtown.

24/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Scott C.
The interior architecture of this hotel is impressive.  The bars and restaurants were modern and nicely put together.  I was not a big fan of the pan handlers outside of the hotel, but that is Atlanta for you.

10/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
69. Lindy H.
This place is huge and I love the open spaces.

01/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. Tiffany L.
Forgot to also add, the hotel connects to the Hilton (go down to the very bottom level), The Mall on Peachtree, the Marquis towers, and the Marta via bridges. This makes it super convenient when it rains/snows/cold.

Also, the concierge lounge is really nice (great views). For breakfast there is always scrambled eggs, fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs, oatmeal, cereal, and pastries. For HH/dinner, different finger foods and desserts (got to love the brownies here). Room service will come around with chocolates/truffles too...definitely helped with my midnight snack urges.

16/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
71. Dave M.
Okay hotel. Large building, but nothing special. No complaints though.

14/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
72. Steve C.
Clean room and a comfortable bed.  The decor was a bit 80's, but it will come back.  The rugs were a bit like a Cosby sweater.  The staff was generally friendly, but there were 4 things the upset me about this quick stay at the Marquis.

1.  My wife got a twist tie in her burger at the restaurant.  They comped the burger which was cool, but if you're paying $14 for a burger and fries, it should be prepared a little more carefully!

2.  We asked for walking directions to a a theater that was 2 miles from the hotel.  The concierge recommended a cab because there were some "sketchy neighborhoods" between us and the theater, so we took a cab which cost us $20.  The scariest things between the hotel and the theater were the gridlock and cost of the cab.  I would have let my 5 year old nephew go it alone.

3.  $30 to park for 12 hours?  It's not exactly Manhattan.  

4. Also, its 2011 - time for free WiFi!  

But the bed was comfortable, and the room was clean.

27/03/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
73. David O.
Was there recently for Dragon*con 2009. I have been staying in this Hotel every year since 2003 and I have to say, unfortunately, this was my worst year. I still give the hotel high marks though.

The experience was not terrible, just frustrating.

I was unable to get the Con Rate this year so my room was full price. This might have left me wanting a "Full price" experience.

First of all, the room seems almost devoid of useful outlets. I was with my girlfriend, and negotiations opened every morning about who would charge their cellphone and when. The lamp by the desk, which normally had a plug on it, this time did not, so I was required to MOVE an entire lamp over there from the end table which DID have a plug so that I could have a plug to plug in my computer. With my Camera battery charger plugged into a second plug, my cell phone charger in a third, and my CPAP machine in a fourth, the room was out of plugs that weren't hidden behind things requiring great contortion.

Secondly, the brightness on the clock SNOOZE button was INCREDIBLY BRIGHT. With the lights off, it was bright enough to keep the room lit.

Finally, the Internet service was the slowest I ever remember it being. I appreciate that there is a CON going on, but this was the first year that I was unable to upload my Convention pictures to any reasonable degree. They took the price of ONE of the days off, but really the whole thing was disappointing. On the good side though, they were very nice to bring me a Diet Coke when the coke machine would not give me my dollar back after all the one dollar selections were sold out (leaving only a 1.50 selection and me with 1 dollar).  

I would certainly recommend this hotel, but I hope the service improves from this year.

08/09/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
74. Amy F.
Standard conference hotel in downtown Atlanta - mediocre amenities and service. If you are looking for a decent hotel downtown, it is a good choice.   However, if you are looking for something upscale, it is deceiving.

24/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
75. Chef W.
Please note that this review doesn't include the restaurants in the hotel. I reviewed them separately. Sear is especially good.

But--my experience with my room was mediocre at best.

Outside the rooms, sure, it's really cool. It's 47 floors and you can see straight up the middle to the roof. Check out other Yelpers' pictures. Neat.

I stayed here for a conference, and it was great for that--lots of really nice rooms, well equipped, with plenty of chairs. This was not a small conference--it's the largest of its kind.

My room and sheets/bedding were clean, and I had plenty of towels, and they gave me plenty of shampoo and conditioner.

The location was good--close to touristy things (which I didn't go to, but many colleagues did), close to good restaurants (which I DID go to--Truva, Metro Cafe Diner), close to stuff to do (Turner Field for baseball, Atlantic Station for shopping).

I did have a couple problems, though.

Like other Yelpers noted, the hotel WiFi is a whopping $12.95 a DAY. I echo another Yelper--it's 2011, people. It's time for free WiFi, or $0.99/day WiFi, or SOMETHING. You can get free WiFi somewhere in the hotel, but I never did find it, and I didn't particularly want to work on personal documents in the large and populated lobby levels.

I noticed when I walked in that my room was really humid and stuffy. Now, I know Georgia is more humid than where I come from, but this was double or triple as humid as it was outside or even in the ambient air in the hotel itself. I went into the bathroom to turn on the fan and air it out, and, aha--there is no bathroom fan. The steamy air, no matter how lukewarm your shower, has nowhere to go.

The blow dryer in the room is like using one of those little fans you take to amusement parks just for the slightest hint of a breeze. I was late for my first meeting because I didn't realize it was going to take 40 minutes to dry my hair, which is usually dry in 10 minutes or less. My fault for not bringing my own, perhaps.

I was on floor 1. If you like it quiet when you sleep, and they put you on floor 1, request something higher up. Somewhere just outside the hotel, they play rather loud piano and harp music. I believe it is the courtyard of another large building behind the Marriott. In addition to that music (Muzak?), I could hear the music from the Velocity party loft just outside my room. They stop it pretty early, but you can hear the people too if they're loud and drunk enough.

The next problem I had happened when I woke up on my second morning there, a Thursday. When my alarm went off, I sensed a wretched smell coming from my bathroom. Honestly, it was so bad my stomach turned. Having traveled to New York, used port-a-potties, and been to third-world countries, I knew immediately it was sewage I could smell. I thought the thing must have backed up into my room, the smell was so strong. I carefully checked the floor before stepping out of bed--no problem. The bathroom was fine too. It did this every morning while the conference was going on. I suspect it was the result of nearly every room in the hotel being full--as I said, this conference is the biggest of its kind--but oh, ew. And as I said, there's no bathroom fan to get the air moving. I turned the fan on high on the in-room air system and ran it throughout my stay, but mornings were still awful.

Now, to be fair, I didn't ask the hotel to move me. I am the type only to use one set of towels--one bath, one hand, one wash--for my entire stay so as not to be wasteful. If they give me two bars of soap, I open only one and move it between the sink and the shower. Asking for another room seemed wasteful, especially given how very many people were staying for the week. The bathroom fan situation can't be helped--it's just a poor design. The Muzak isn't coming from the hotel (curse you, office building next door!).

09/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
76. Teresa K.
We stayed here because we got an insanely good deal through Priceline. The hotel was pretty straight forward and in a convenient part of town for us so it was a good stay all around. It is also a great place for people watching during the chaos of Dragon Con :)

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Joey K.
This is the first time I've been so dissatisfied that I felt the urge to share my thoughts.

I attended a conference held at the Marriott, and decided to stay at the hotel itself to make life easier. A week of workshops and panels can lead to a very hectic schedule, and having a bed close by to crawl back to at day's end was ideal.

Having attended multiple conferences at higher-end hotels, I have to say this was the worst experience I've had. A week of constant irritations and inconveniences takes its toll.

I started out by treating myself to a massage and facial to relax and prepare for the event...the massage was wonderful and made me wonder why I never get massages. The facial would have been nice without deflating commentary like, 'You have a lot of wrinkles!' and 'You have a lot of whiteheads!', neither of which is exactly true, but is a bad setup for an extractor attack that feels like someone is burrowing into your skull with needles. So much for relaxing. Best part was, my complexion was inflamed for the rest of the conference. Yes, I paid to have my skin look worse than normal.

The bed was fine. The sheets were frayed and torn. I'm talking a large gaping hole. With the fees this hotel charges, surely they can afford to replace their tattered bedding? The pillows...oh, how I hate those tiny, feathery, clumpy torture devices that give you a neck-ache because there is NO support to be had, no matter how many you pile up.

The bellhops, the valet staff, and the cleaning staff did wonderful jobs and overall were quite personable and helpful, though after a day or two, you feel as though you are treading water in a shark feeding frenzy. You are surrounded by people maniacally jockeying for a tip. If I opened my wallet and held it out, it would be cleaned out in a nanosecond by the staff. It is quite off-putting to realize you're just a bill to line their pockets.

I am not rich. I came with a budget, after scrimping and scraping together (for a very, very long time)  enough money to have an exceptional conference experience. I am very blue collar, and while I tried my best to tip well, I was met with a few eyerolls and sneers when I handed over a gratuity. Some on that staff need to be re-educated about the volunteer nature of tipping, and a reminder that if they want a good tip, they should go out of their way to earn it. Simply pushing a button doesn't warrant a $20 bill in hand.

Internet? Forget it. If you want it in your room, you'll pay $15 for lousy, unreliable connection, while they try to get you to upgrade to an $18 faster service that is still lousy and unreliable. I brought my own usual mobile wireless option. It was blocked. I couldn't figure out why it said my device was suspended, but amazingly enough, it was NOT suspended outside of the Marriott locale. Interesting, huh? There are other options in the lobby, and you will pay dearly for those as well, while still not being able to get a decent connection so you can do a modicum of work while you're in the Marriott. Need to ship something? You'll pay dearly. Receiving a package? You'll pay dearly. Need a microwave? You'll pay dearly. Need a mini-fridge? You'll pay dearly. (I noticed someone paid the ransom for a mini-fridge. It looked like it barely survived a decade in the Animal House frat house. Battered, but still worth a mint in the Marriott's eye.)

Food is greasy, devoid of satisfying flavor, and I fear it will take at least a week for my system to recover from the sludge. Somehow a burger costs nearly as much as their swankiest meal selections. Then I realized there was a Dairy Queen in the connected mall, and was shocked to realize the DQ burgers were better, for only a couple of bucks. The mall is your salvation for dining. Various affordable options, and more hope for flavorful options.

Alcohol: Mixed drinks were terrible. I thought it was me, but I heard constant complaints of people in the same boat. A splash of alcohol and a lot of ice to immediately water it down to make it taste awful. And you'll pay at least $10 for the unpleasant experience of one drink.

As far as the conference experience, overall it was quite easy to navigate to various conference floors. Someone was usually present to point you in the right direction, and it isn't too difficult to get to the next session on time. Seating however, was a pain. The seats would have been comfortable, if not for the fact that they are always inexplicably attached to one another. Let's face it, American society is expanding at the waistline, and it would have been nice to have some elbow room for note taking. It was claustrophobic, and I felt like someone was always sitting in my lap. There were times I literally had difficulty writing on my notepad because there was no room to move in my own seat.

After this event, I would never use Marriott willingly. I felt like I had to ransom my way through the event. One should feel like a guest. Not a hostage.

22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
78. William K.
My room was clean, but small. Perfectly fine for the price and for a couple or single.  The hotel just screams of the time in the early 70's when structural concrete was di riguer (I immediately think of Detroit's Renaissance Center).  Check in was plodding and slow, but everything else was fine.  Elevators were fast and frequent.  Even a Starbucks in the lobby.  I did manage to leave a nice Brooks long sleeved running shirt and a nice pair of New Balance running shorts on hangers in my closet (Room 422, if you go... look!!) but strangely, they were not found by housekeeping.  Somewhere theres a house keeper with a nice mens running ensemble.  Even at that the lost and found service was excellent for checking and call backs.  My bad for leaving the stuff.  I would go again...

27/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
79. Shawn W.
Great hotel. Very nice and convenient to downtown. I was able to walk to my meeting at the International convention center and to several restaurants. The Hard Rock Cafe is within walking distance as well. Will definitely stay again.

27/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Liz S.
The inside of the Marriott Marquis always reminds me of a spaceship or some other science fiction attraction.  It looks really cool.  The elevators are glass and go really fast. At first glance the Marriott just looks like any other hotel, but as soon as you walk in you see it's uniqueness. It just looks huge from the ground up.  Looks like an alien spaceship on the inside.  
We arrived around 2:30 and we got to check-in early. The Marriott was hoping busy, but we got checked in really fast.  
 I  manged to snag a great deal on our room through Priceline ($70).  I placed my own bid to get that deal.  Valet parking is $30 per night.  This wasn't a big deal to me.  I think it's well worth some dollars not to have to worry about my car.  
I like the shampoo, conditioner and soap products at Marriott they smell like ginger.  The beds here are good, but I've had better beds and sheets at another Marriott in Atlanta.  
Negative -- we only had two towels in our room.  I don't care about all that green good for the environment business   when it comes to towels I want plenty in the room.  I can over look this little towel mishap because I didn't pay full price.
Good place to stay as far as location.  We hopped right on Marta. We also walked to several bars. One other great feature is that you can travel inside all the way to the Marta station.  Marriott connects to several other hotels through sky walks.  I really like this.  You don't have to walk in the heat and up all those hills to get where you want to go.

01/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
81. Siv L.
Came here for a conference and was also surprised at how nice the Marriot Marquis was! Cool stairwells and glass elevators. Good location as well.

24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Daniel R.
You can get some great views if you can get up to as high as the 44th floor. They have some decent bars on location too. It's a Marriott, so it's pretty predictable, but it's interior is very unique and worth checking out.

27/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. R M.
People (staff) here are very very nice, I'm giving them 5 stars. The architecture is cool. Could be a little cleaner. Escalators are dirty, area along edges need cleaning such as along railing outside of Starbucks. Speaking of the Starbucks in the lobby. WTF their prices are out of hand. I'm from the birth place of Starbucks and I've never been so appalled by the price of any single plain cup of coffee. Back to the hotel. My room was nice and well taken care of. Thank you! But there was a Q-tip in the middle of the hallway for two days before it was picked up. Thank goodness it wasn't dirty. Also, there's no trash cans to be found anywhere in this place.

08/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
84. Paul K.
Came here for a conference, stayed next door at the Hilton. (The Hilton, Hyatt and the Marriott are all connected through a skybridge, that also goes over to Peachtree Plaza). Very cool hotel from the inside, it's an open pyramid shaped atrium. Bar and restaurants are newly remodeled, food and drink were the standard Marriott schmeg. Overall though, this looked to be nicer than your average Marriott.

21/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Shelly D.
The staff was extremely pleasant.  The hotel is pretty nice.  I did enjoy the room decor.  

Whenever I'm in Atlanta, I would definitely stay there.

03/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Thomas A.
I love this hotel! The atmosphere is what earns this place 4 stars. I had a room on the 41st floor, clean standard room nothing to rave about but the view was SPECTACULAR! It was really nice falling asleep over the Atlanta skyline. The restaurants on site are really good too. I especiallty enjoyed the beakfast buffet at Sear. There is a huge assortment of foods to choose from and there is even a chef to whip up omlets too. I booked through my AAA membership so this was at NO cost to me! (the buffet is $27/person otherwise) The staff was great too, the bellhop, front desk, room service, everyone was very friendly and helpful. The only things I disliked about my stay was parking and internet. Valet is $32 and self parking is $20...per day! This adds up very quickly since you are in the middle of downtown ATL, your options are limited. There is free WIFI in the lobby but if you want that in your room there is a fee, I don't recall the amount but it was no more than $15.  Great hotel, highly reccomended.

25/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Katie K.
If I could give it 3.5 stars, I would, but, you know the name of the game.  The room was nice, and a steal on Priceline at only $65/night with name your own price.  

The cable in the room, however, was very spotty.  Every time we turned the tv on, it took about thirty minutes for the tv to actually settle on a signal and stop skipping.  One night, it wasn't really working at all, and we called the front desk to let them know.  They sent someone up about 40 minutes later, but by then, the tv was working ok, and we didn't want to change the channel for fear of it never coming back again.  The next morning we got a call at 9 AM, presumably to ask about that service... which is nice.. But as free-living twenty-somethings, the shrill, loud ring of a phone at 9 AM was a bit much for our tired heads.  

Wi-fi cost money, but since we were only paying $65, we just left the computers at home and didn't complain much.  

Other than that, the bathtub wasn't cleaned quite as much as I prefer, but there were no hairs or anything.  Just some residual soap on one of the soap holders.  

There's a parking garage just a block away that's a lot cheaper than the valet parking, but other than the valet, there is none for the hotel specifically.

Aside from those few things, the stay was quiet, the bed was comfortable, and the view was lovely.  The shop on the lobby level was really helpful with pain medicines and forgotten phone chargers as well.

31/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
88. Royal M.
I was impressed.

I've been to several hotels lately for conferences/dinners. This was by far the best. Well organized and friendly staff - saw plenty of smiles and positive attitude.

The food was good from breakfast, to sandwiches, to appetizers and dinner. Nothing that would make me fore go a five star restaurant, but nothing that would make me crave McD's either!

The rooms were what i expect for Marriott - clean with a comfortable bed. I'd recommend to anyone needing a hotel in downtown ATL.

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Lou G.
Stunning architecture makes this hotel a great destination. I stayed for a weekend, and even on the last day found myself still admiring the design and enjoying the dizzying elevator ride down to checkout. The pool is a great indoor/outdoor design and also included a tiny jacuzzi. The hotel was very busy, yet I never had a long wait to check in or out. Internet was $15 for 24 hours, not to cool. Parking was an issue, the Marriott lot was full, but found cheaper parking right across the street. Part of the fun of my stay was that "Momicon", an anime, cos-play, gaming convention was at the hotel, so i spent the weekend taking 40 floor elevator rides with superheroes, scantily clad superwomen, and more than my fair share of Furries!

19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. Ken W.
great hotel, stunning architecture inside.

Hated paying $10 to RECEIVE a package. Just seems wrong.

18/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Jeenee Y.
try to get higher floor... being on lower floors can be loud from the bars down at the lobby!

11/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Rob M.
Gorgeous views,  great pool and nice room.  Hope to stay here again.  The breakfast buffet was wonderful too.  Getting into the building to park did suck.  You might want to come a few minutes before check in.

08/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Tameika G.
This hotel is really nice. It's very relaxing and quiet!! The beds were to die for. My husband stayed on the 19 floor and we had a pretty nice view of the city as well as the room was a very generous size. I would recommend staying here. Every time my husband and I visit Atlanta, this will be our hotel of choice.
P.S this hotel was also extremely clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

24/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Bingle B.
I traveled to Atlanta for several days for a management training class (you know, one of those touchy-feely ones where you work in table groups to try to find your spirit animal, or some shit like that) and the company decided to put us up at the Marriott Marquis.  Little did any of us know that there was a huuuuge tax forum convention going on at the same time.  A tax forum, for those not in the know, is where tax preparers can attend seminars and get assistance with troubleshooting their clients' federal tax issues.  In the interest of full disclosure, I work for the IRS (although I had nothing to do with the forum).  So, for several days, the first 3 floors of the hotel were in utter chaos and I felt like I was running the gauntlet every time I had to weave my way through a sea of accountants.  Fun group.
Luckily, I had checked in before the masses, and that was a total breeze.  Every hotel personnel I encountered during my stay was polite and helpful.  My room was clean with a fabulous view (I was on the 34th floor).  The bathroom was small, but neat and tidy.  Other things I enjoyed - my class was located right next door at the Harris Tower and I barely had to go outside to get there.  The Marquis is connected to the Hyatt and several of the other Peachtree towers with indoor, elevated walkways.  Also very convenient was that a small mall was located in the area as well.  Not very many stores, but a ton of food court options that were great for lunch (although it was difficult to find seating due to the onslaught of aforementioned accountants).  There's also a Starbucks located in the Marquis lobby, a MARTA station right outside, lots of dining options within a short walking distance, and a little snack and souvenir shop which is totally cool if you're willing to pay $4.50 for a bottle of water.

What I really didn't like is that in-room internet access was $15/day.  A room during my stay was about $300/night (granted, I paid the government rate of $133, but whatevs) and, for that jacked-up price, they should provide free internet.  Also, I for some reason couldn't get most of the 60-some tv channels in my room.  What channels I could get disappeared whenever a thunderstorm rolled in, which happened every day at around 8:30pm.  This also caused the internet that I paid $15 for to shut down.  Other complaints were that the only parking available onsite was valet which cost $36 a day.  $36 A DAY, people.  If you only needed hourly parking, you better get out of there before 5 hours elapsed after which time you would be charged the daily rate.  While my room was nice and cool, the hallways felt humid and dank.  My alarm clock didn't work, the iron in the room leaked water, and there is such a thing as a bed that is too soft and pillows that are too damn fluffy.

11/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
95. Juan C.
Beautiful, but no refrigerator nor microwave in the room. They want to charge $14 per day for Internet access in the room. That is so yesterday!

01/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
96. Herb T.
Classic 70's concrete architecture...long in the tooth....pleasant staff but design flaws are readily apparent...narrow halls mean cleaning staff carts block halls regularly.  cavernous design offers interior views but sounds carry.  elevator banks are dated in layout and access.  Its a grand dame hotel that modernization can't really help much...its really a standard conference type hotel....don't look for quiet, charm or romance

16/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
97. Kris G.
when on a business trip (which i'm on a LOT of with my new job), there are only a few things i require from a hotel; anything more is just perks.

- a clean bed with comfy linens
- clean towels
- some flexibility on early check-in/late check-out
- a restaurant in the hotel and/or room service

the marriott marquis did me way better than that! this sky-scraping behemoth gave me a fairly spacious room on the 37th floor, affording me a great view of the city. the bed linens and towels were plentiful and clean. and they have not one, but three restaurants in the hotel, or you can eat at the bar, which i opted to do. i only had the spinach artichoke dip, but it was quite tasty and they get bonus points for it being served with both toasted bread and chips.

it was totally affordable ($139/night + $32 for valet), and for that price you get more luxury than you'd expect. i'll definitely stay here again when i travel to atlanta!

16/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. C. J. R.
I really liked the staff, food, and the locality of the Hotel.  Gym - is cool (like that it's 24 hrs; and the view is simply amazing.  

NO CAR - If your visiting from out of town, you'll want to take the MARTA to get anywhere (train) OR if in the rainy months, you'll want to take a cab everywhere, cause things are not as friendly to the walkers as most of the surroundings are hotels and commercial.  After dark, it just seems a bit...well... scary.

Pomegranate Ginger Martini - worth getting!
Lunch specials at High Velocity (sports bar -- well presented!) are all well priced and pretty tasty!

10/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. Sarah B.
We stayed here on an overnight passing through two weeks ago, and it was OK, but not really quite as positive of an experience as the other yelpers reviews I read prior to booking.

First of all, their valet parkers stink.  We pulled in at 5 PM to a sign that said Garage Full, see valet for other options.  What?  Luckily our package we reserved in advance included valet parking, so we pretty much got exempted from that... but really?

This hotel has 1,600 rooms - the fith largest Marriott in the franchsie.  I'm told there are always at least one or two conventions happening.  The convention going on when we checked in on St. Patricks' Day was some kind of animators group, so seriously - about 1,000 college age and slightly older people running around in full costume.  Everything from Thunder Cats to bloody surgeons to about a dozen Star Wars paratroopers.  Whatever.

Check in was a little slow but allowed.  The elevator banks are all grouped around the cool architectural design to keep those lines minimal.  Inconvenient at times, but probably the best way to do it.

I was a little put off at check in that the clerk tried to "upgrade" us for an additional $10 to a premium room.  I picked a higher floor King with a pacakge when I reserved... so really?  You're gonna try and upsell me again?

You might as well never indicate your requests for extra towels, extra pillows, etc. on the Marriott reservation system, because it never happens.

The room was OK, the bathroom was SMALL.  One of those bathrooms where you wish you could remove the bathroom door because you have to shut it to take a shower, then the bathroom gets all steamed up because the door is shut.

Things were clean enough, and the bed was comfortable enough.  This area of Atlanta has a large homeless encampment really close by if you're out after dark.

Our package also included breakfast the next morning, and the restaurant Sear was quite good and the breakfast buffet really exceptional.  Don't miss the fruit juice by the waffle station where they take the previous day's fruit and process it all into juice for the next morning (according to our waitress that's what it is, anyway).  It's really quite good where ever it came from.

Checking out maneuvering down to valet parking with all the previously-costumed folks was unpleasant but not as bad as it could have been.  They have a sign in that area that says all cars are guaranteed to be brought up in 45 minutes and that they appreciate your patience.  Thank goodness it was only about 10 minutes - I guess that sign sets your expectations so you're hopefully pleasantly surprised.

We probably would not stay here again.  Very nearby is the W Hotel that for basically the same price I bet has a better set of parking valets and a bathroom where I can turn around and not hit myself in the behind.  

Plus, the freaking Marriott chain still charges for internet.  That's enough reason to switch on its own, too.

01/04/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
100. Kristin B.
I'm writing this review not as an overnight hotel guest, but as a frequent conference, banquet, and awards night attendee.  In this capacity, I can say the Marriott Marquis would be my venue of choice in the downtown area for major dinner events.  This would not have been the case five years ago, but a major remodel of their event space and their menu offerings makes this the place I get most excited about coming to when I see their name on an invitation.

First, my insider tip.  If you are attending an event here, skip the onsite parking, which is almost always ridiculously overpriced, and frequently fills up if your event is over 500 people.  Instead, park at the garage at the intersection of Andrew Young and Peachtree Center.  It's only $5 on the weekends, and you'll skip the crowds waiting for valet at the Marriott, both coming and going.

For events themselves, I've never seen or heard a hitch with the A/V or staging.   Tables and centerpieces are always immaculate, and I love the modern and clean floral looks they've been featuring lately.  The one downside to your meal will probably be the service.  You'll have to ask for water refills and to get any coffee at all.  But the food here is fantastic for hotel banquet food.  If you attend enough banquets, you get used to the standard baked chicken+starch+green vegetable, and if you're lucky, a preplated dessert that features chocolate and at least a hint of romaine in the preplated, limp salad.  Not the case at this Marriott!  The last event I attended here was for a black tie function with over 500 attendees, and we feasted on filet (slightly overcooked for my taste, but to be expected), roasted vegetables (asparagus still had some snap, woohoo!), and a creamy risotto (risotto?  on a preplated dinner?  oh yeah).  The salad was all dark greens and had a lovely vinegarette.  

But the dessert was what really took my by surprise: a buttery sweet pastry basket half dipped in melted chocolate filled with a crem brulee eme type filling (with flecks of real vanilla!) topped with fresh whipped cream and berries.  I'm morally opposed to mushy/custards desserts, so this would usually be the type of thing I skip, but I'm so glad I didn't.  This dessert was amazing!  So much so, that I noticed all of the folks at my table scraping their plates to get every last bit.

21/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. Len P.
This hotel was excellent in every way. Parking was a breeze, the rooms were clean, the executive lounge was great, the bar solid and the restaurant downstairs... well... I never ate there, but it looked good. The conference facilities are top notch and unlike some in the area I got full cell signal event in the lower rooms. Huge plus!

Is the other Marriott downtown nicer? No. But, unlike this one it's also not full of convention goers which means at busy times getting a valet can be a pain here. Still, that's a minor quibble. If you want a small hotel feel from and excellent place, go with the Atlanta Marriott Downtown, but if you want the best go with the Marquis.

I will likely stay here on my next trip to Atlanta... why? The staff is super friendly and you get pretty much the nicest package short of the Ritz. Plus, it looks awesome inside and all the elevators are glass so you get a really interesting effect while riding them. Maybe not so good at 2am if you've been drinking mind you based on some of the people I saw, but fantastic the rest of the time.

08/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
102. Aimee L.
Pros:
-clean, pretty, and huge hotel with a pool, spa, upscale bar, and restaurant.
-the pool is indoor/outdoor with lots of seating and the music is constantly blasting.  A fun escape over the city.
-pretty good location to the tourist stuff, but on a quiet street
-starbucks open early to late in the hotel

Cons:
-the tvs are in mono so they are fuzzy looking and hard to watch
-we were told twice by the elite check-in that our valet charges could be charged separately.  When we went to check out they already charged both valet and room charges to one cc.  
-they need an extra blanket to the beds - a light comforter is not enough
-wi-fi should be free for the cost of rooms per night

24/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
103. G H.
14.95 for wireless?   That's okay. I'll use my personal government issued hot spot. No, they block personal hot spots in an effort to force you to pay for their wireless. And the first room they gave me stunk like a dead rat when I first opened the door.  Plus the website says they have personal parking, but when you arrive it's all valet.  If I could give it zero stars I would.  When checking out i asked for my receipt to be emailed to me and was told i would have to call back on Monday. Stay next door at the Atlanta Hilton.  It's much nicer and has better restaurants.

06/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
104. Meredith P.
We stayed here for a weekend in Atlanta, mostly by chance.  A person in our group used the "name-your-price" thing from orbitz (or whoever offers that) and this was the hotel that came up for the price we wanted.  The rooms were very nice and comfortable.  The view was pretty cool, because we were on like the 40th floor, so at night the view of the city was really pretty.  I loved being that high up!  There are super speed elevators (because the hotel is so tall) that get you to your floor quickly.  We did someone who was sensitive to the quick motion, so if we were using the windowed elevators, he had a hard time with it.

The bottom of the hotel (or the lobby area) is actually broken up amongst a couple of different floors, which I didn't love.  I kind of like everything to be located together, but that's just me.  The hotel itself is in a perfect location, so you can walk to a lot things downtown. Overall I really enjoyed staying here (especially for the price we got!).

02/11/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
105. Ebony K.
Clean, comfy beds, small bathrooms which was a little weird to me but hey I worked it out. The bar service was great and it was a close to everything and I was able to walk around pretty easily. But then again, this was not my first time staying here and it won't be my last :)

15/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
106. S S.
I stayed here for a week for a conference. The building is huge and attractive. But, I assume that I pay for the services in addition to the building! Here's why this place sucks:

1. They checked me in on someone else's reservation. They called me in the hotel room, asked for the details (name, credit card, etc), and said everything is straightened up. It was not. My bill still had someone else's email address to which they probably sent the bill to!

2. We ran out of the toilet paper (housekeeping didn't replace a vanishing one in the bathroom or gave an extra one) and there wasn't even an extra one in the bathroom!!!! On that note, when I asked for an extra soap, they sent it two hours later!

3. The food was terrible. The hotel was catering for the conference. I think I gained several pounds on their unhealthy food, and most of the times the food got over before my chance came. Terrible.

4. I called over the weekend three times asking them to send me a copy of my bill on email. Two days later, I still haven't received it.

5. The internet was mostly inaccessible in the room.

6. Do you know need more reasons not to pay them $$$?

25/06/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
107. Gina B.
When it comes to traveling, I'm a dubble-whammy (yelper and pricelineaholic). 4 friends set out to dive the GA Aquarium (they have whale sharks) for a weekend getaway. The dive is ubber expensive, so we wanted to save money on the hotel stay. We got the room for $65/night + taxes off priceline (great deal), but I was a bit disappointed at this Marriott when compared to others I've stayed at.

The lobby was tight and the bar was tucked away. I did have breakfast there one morning and it was pretty good, albeight pricey at $13! Also, don't park and drive there...they charge $28 for parking a day! Ough! Come on... is this NY?

They were doing some exterior construction while we were there and it so crudely interrupted my afternoon nap. Otherwise, the room was pretty nice, although a bit small.

Not to say it wasn't absolutely fabulous for our priceline rate. We were all very satisfied, but for the regular price... I would have been sorely disappointed.

Oh, and no free wifi in the hotel. Boo.

24/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
108. Tilia M.
This place was wonderful- a breath of fresh air after changing hotels at the last minute. The pricing was right (it was off-season/holiday, so, yay for me!), the service was pretty good, and the room was right on-par with what you'd expect from a Marriott.

I stayed on the 35th floor and the best thing was the wall-long window that gave us a spectacular view of the just south of the city. If you can, and can stomach VERY high places, make sure you get an upper room. (Hang on when you go up and down the elevators though - they zoom up and down, and my stomach was doing flips!)

The 'meh' part of my overnight stay: the parking is $30! Not to mention that this place nickels and dimes you for everything, so, if you need, say, an extra fork or something, there's a room service charge, so be aware of that.

The hotel itself was gorgeous, and I'd definitely stay here, especially for the price and the design.

11/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Kevin S.
Monster aircraft carrier of a hotel, OK for business use.

27/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
110. Had R.
This place is architecturally amazing.  The upward spiraling hits you as you walk in as you look up and see all 47 floors from the lobby.  The lighting and décor is amazing.

Rooms are very clean, nicely laid out, great toiletries in the bath rooms.  LCD TVs that had a clear picture and full windows to look out over the city.
Bathroom was very small but clean and functional.  

Staff were very friendly and helpful, I stayed with a colleague of mine as when we checked in, I was asked if we needed a room next to his, when I said no, she said she would relocate me to the same view he had as my current room would be blocked by buildings.  I had a great view from the 3rd floor.   Security also went out their way to bring us 3 huge boxes we had shipped so we didn't have to wait until receiving opened in the morning. Everyone at the hotel was approachable and very attentive.

They have a big starbucks in house, and a fantastic restaurant with a huge wine selection.  Staff at the bar was really friendly too.    Take a ride to the 47th floor and then look over the rails! It's a  great view!

26/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Annie L.
I really love the Marriott. Took the boyfriend out for a 2 night stay for his 25th birthday. He loved it. Pretty water fountain thing in the front. Very chic and upscale. Escalators everywhere. Elevators everywhere (reminded me of one of those tower rides where you ride really far up and fall down fast---without the scary falling part).

View was GREAT. We were on the 23rd floor and had a breathtaking view of the whole city.

The bed was super comfy. Fluffy pillows, warm and cozy comforter. Shower that had unlimited HOT water. AC in the room that actually went to the temperature according to the screen.

It was soooo close to everything downtown! The only con is the parking situation (pricey) but we managed to park our car in a lot that was fairly close to the hotel, and only $8 for overnight parking. Sweet.

Wonderful experience. Free wi-fi in the lobby area. Pool is both indoor and outdoor. Hot tub is awesome. None of that free continental breakfast stuff, but I didn't expect it from this high end hotel. Love!

18/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
112. Erica P.
Dear Marriot,
My husband and I stayed at the Atlanta Marriot Marquis for my residency for Walden University from September 16-23rd. For the price that I paid with Travelocity ($1222) I expected some kind of annemities and not all the unnecessary fees that I wouldn't be charged at other hotels. There was, no discounted or free shuttle from the airport, no continental breakfast, I would have to pay daily for WiFi($13), parking($20), microwave($20) and($15) even a refrigerator. After this uttermost ridiculousness of squeezing every penny out of my pocket, I will never, ever stay at any Marriot and warn others not to to the same.

28/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
113. Rachel E.
The hotel & people were very nice & helpful.....but when we checked in we had to get a roll of toilet paper because it was nearly out & luckily housecleaning was 2 rooms down......but had to call the 2nd day to get the towels, coffee, & cups replaced in the room.

13/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
114. Tammi B.
I stayed at this hotel this weekend to attend my friends 40th bday party! When I returned to the hotel I was followed up the elevator to the 37th floor. I felt strange and stopped mid-point down the hall and picked up my cell phone to pretend I was talking. The man grabbed himself as though he was going to get me! I tried to remain as calm as I could but was totally freaked out! I then got back on the elevator to go to my friends room and his man followed me there. I called hotel security they took forever then I called the Atlanta police which I gave a full description.

Ladies! Please be mindful of your surroundings. These 5 star hotels with 40+ stories do not have cameras on the floors! I was very disappointed in my service and the amount of time I went through to get help to move to another room.  

Thanks

20/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
115. Lolita K.
I stayed in the Marriott over the weekend and I was pleasantly impressed. As a local Atlanta resident, I didn't realize the great things to see and do within my own community. I reserved my reservation online (super easy) and received a better deal on Marriotts website than anywhere else. Breakfast, valet parking, and 2 tickets to the Arts Museum were included in my price. Check-in was super fast, oh! let me not forget the helpful, extremely friendly valets. I guess I had a manager because his attire was different, but overall everyone made the experience great.

There were several events on Saturday night, but you couldn't tell. The place is massive and there is so much to see and do. I never left the hotel! I had dinner here, drinks at the bar, then breakfast in the morning; which was delicious.

My room number was 2521, which had a great view!

Didn't use the Internet because my whole purpose was to get away from reality. When I did leave I received several phone calls stating my phone went directly to voicemail even though it was on the entire time.

11/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. Logan D.
I love this Hotel. I have stayed here many times over the years for in town mini vacations and Dragon Con. Out of all the hotels in the area I have found this one to consistently be the best. This Hotel is is so beautiful, the staff was amazing, Especially Walter who got us a great room that really made this special weekend special. We went for an in-town vacation for my stepson's birthday.  The kids LOVED the pool, like everything else in the hotel it was beautiful.

16/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. Masumi T.
This hotel is nice all around. It is within walking distance from the aquarium. The staff is friendly staff, the rooms are clean, and the gym very modern.  I enjoyed staying here.  My only wish was that the room contained a guide of the services offered in the hotel along with the hours of the restaurants.  I had to use my phone or phone the front desk to find this information.

26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Mandi T.
WOW! This hotel looks completely different from their renovation. You walk in and have that "wow" factor with the atrium ballroom!

Tons of restaurant options.

Try the shrimp tacos in high velocity and the chocolate nachos!

Great breakfast buffet in Sear and good price!

Great location to all things to do in ATL!!

Yes, yes, yes.

26/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
119. Sarah G.
I don't know if it's because I've stayed at the Wynn in LV a couple times or what, but I was NOT impressed by this dank, dark, dingy hotel. The service men were pushy (to be expected, but worse since they were more intimidating than the average luggage guy/bell hop) and my husband and I felt like we were intruding the entire 2 days we were there.

The room was extremely tiny and had clouded up dirty windows floor to ceiling. There's no fan in the bathroom (HATE that! I'm sure you can guess why..) and overall things felt a little...tight. I don't know if the location is in a bad neighborhood or a good one, but walking the streets was a bit uncomfortable for us out-of-towners. Yes, it's possible I'm overly sensitive to things, but it's hard to brush off brooding stares and hostile body language from random street dwellers.

There was a conference going on at the hotel so tons of people were always milling about in work wear, which was fine.

We sampled two of the in-hotel restaurants and were not happy with the service at either. The breakfast buffet was lacking and really didn't live up to the description we were given beforehand - there was hardly anything out!! The bacon was ghastly - super hard and too thick to gnaw through. The other restaurant we sampled for lunch was alright food-wise, but the service was poor. The wait staff could not have acted more uninterested in us while we sat there and I'm fairly certain my nice burger had a helping of disdain on it.. We had to continuously flag down random employees to request silverware, ketchup, and water.

Attraction-wise, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the aquarium and World of Coca Cola, etc. However, neither of those two attractions were worth the cost of admission. Keep this in mind if you frequent tourist cities, etc. You may be disappointed. I would choose the Coca Cola museum over the aquarium, if you were to ask me.

07/12/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
120. Allison S.
Great place for business. WATCH OUT FOR PARKING FEES. I recommend parking anywhere else. The staff for our luncheon at a major conference was fantastic- they did an excellent job accommodating my food intolerance even with a hundred people in the room.

14/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
121. Ronny G.
Seems like they're lacking in house cleaning because beds weren't properly done, found hair all over in the restroom. ..  I complained about... and they said they couldnt do anything about it... & didnt have me wait so it can be completed. Not cool.

14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
122. Amanda S.
Awful Parking! After staying here for a conference for 3 days I'm astonished at the extreamly poor customer service.

Day 1: Poor valet process
(20 min wait; 1 person in line)
Day 2: Valet lost my car and keys therefore I had to personally search their office
(25 min wait with no line)
Day 3: Parking staff demanded to see my license and registration prior to check out.
(30 min wait with 2 people line)

Although the amenities prove to be convenient, ie. Starbuck, Sear and High Velocity Restaurants, parking proved to be a continuous issue. Unfortunately I witnessed other customers complain as well. I will not recommend nor stay at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis again.

16/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
123. John D.
This is a pretty cool hotel, design and architectural wise.  It is also where they are filming the latest Hunger Games movies.  Some of the rooms need a little updating, like chipped paint and such, but otherwise very clean.  It is also a very large hotel so if there is a conference or something, the gym downstairs can get super crowded.  The concierge lounge is also very nice and large, and has a secret conference room if you need to work out of there during the day.

28/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
124. Charles T.
I've been going to Dragon*Con for 7 straight years and I can say that this year was my favorite of all of them. A lot of that has to do with how the hotel manager, the staff, and the hotel accommodations were so amazing when so many people invade the hotel.  The Marriott Marquis is by far the best hotel of the five at Dragon*Con, but it goes further than that.  The hotel and its staff go out of its way to ensure that guests have an experience like no other.  I would recommend the Marriott Marquis to anyone, not just for Dragon*Con, but for any visit to Atlanta.  I have stayed at the hotel before, on both business and vacation trips, and the service and experience was equally sensational.  So my opinions aren't just hyperbolic, they're based on many experiences with the Marriott Marquis, and particularly my recent experience at Dragon*Con 2014.

It all started on 8/28...that's when my friend John and I checked into the Marriott Marquis.  The staff greeted us with an incredible gusto that showed they were ready for such an onslaught of costumes and geeks. As an aside, we often had to ask when the staff started, and were startled with the professionalism of even people just starting their careers with the Marriott.   Obviously, this professionalism and welcoming attitude flows from the top down, as while we were checking in, the hotel manager came over and thanked us very genuinely for staying at your hotel.  At the time, I didn't know he was the hotel manager.  Considering how busy he was with guests and staff; that was a very classy thing for him to do.  John and I were flabbergasted that he would take time to meet guests on such a hectic day.  

Now let's talk about the staff. What an amazing group of people he has working at the Marriott Marquis!  Everyone we met went out of his or her way to make our stay incredible.  The check-in was very easy.  The valet staff thanked us many times for staying at the hotel.  Jasmine and Carlos at the front desk were so nice and accommodating.  I had the chance to meet Chef Keith at Sear during dinner one evening...wow! This man is an incredible asset for the hotel.  He went out of his way to make sure my meal with friends was the best it could be.  He even made sure my dinner fit my current diet.  What a great guy! On Monday morning the staff upgraded John and I to a suite at no additional charge, which took our visit to the next level of special and memorable.  I might add this is not the first time in my many dealings with the Marriott that I have been taken care of this way.  They just continued to thank us for our patronage of the hotel and were helpful at every turn, even when John accidentally misplaced his keys in the previous room we'd been in over the weekend of the convention.

It goes without saying, but the experience my friend John and I had at the Marriott Marquis was the best I have had at a hotel...ever!  I've stayed at many hotels with my job and vacations, and I've never been treated as good as I was at the Marriott Marquis.  The team they have assembled is by far the most energetic and sincerely caring people I've met at a hotel.  It's the reason why everyone wants to stay at the Marriott Marquis during Dragon*Con.  It's the place to be.

05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Corey P.
While the staff is unfailingly gracious, the rooms are great, the restaurants tasty, and the interior atrium nothing less then stunning...the 20 minute waits to get into a room elevator in the mornings and evenings  were a titanic pain in the rear.

Now, don't get me wrong, this is a great place but, if you're here for a vacation and you have to share with a large group, as I did, you'll have to give yourself some lead time in the mornings and afternoons.

10/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
126. Martin B.
Worth a stay for downtown ATL. I would definitely stay here again. The car service is slow so be prepared and either call ahead of send someone ahead when you need your car from parking. The restaurants inside are too expensive and of very medium quality. Better to go for a block to downtown and get a much better restaurant. The bar looks fun in the atrium. The pool (indoor & outdoor is connected) is great. Hot spa is somewhat small for the size of the hotel. Not pricey considering its downtown and the rooms are of a nice size.

16/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
127. Mike S.
Very cool hotel. Be careful which elevator you get on make sure it's the right one. But I will never give a hotel more than 3 stars that charges $6 for a bottle of water they should charge $6 more for the room and give the stinking water free.

27/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
128. Kenny L.
AWESOME HOTEL!

First day here: front desk clerks are awesome. They seem to be some college kids or well, entry level graduates working. but they're great.

housekeeping? So-so. Not very out going and social.

The hotel is huge. They also have a connecting walkway that goes to the Hilton/hyatt across the street.

Everything is close! you can walk around anywhere. about 10-15min walk to coca-cola and CNN and the georgia aquarium.

overall, i cant complain. except: the starbucks peeps they got working downstairs are rude as hell. get your bad attitude out of here if you dont wanna work or call in sick cuz i dont wanna deal with you especially at the beginning of my day

15/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
129. Nola D.
Let me start by saying I work the front desk of a large hotel in NYC, and because of that I expected so much more from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The worse part of my stay was the customer service, there was none. I won't say anymore because it just isn't even worth it.

12/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
130. TJ P.
One of the PROS for this hotel is the convenience to everything downtown. I love the elevator and the million floors they have. The lobby is awesome, they have a starbucks to your right as soon as you walk in, the bellhop with the dread locs was cool and the maid was really nice but, it ends there. The parking situation really annoyed me. You can either pay $35 for valet OR you can pay $20 a night to self park a block away but, there is no "in and out" so, you must pay each time you leave the garage. We reserved a single room with a king bed; however, we were arrived the room had 2 double beds. As a couple, we of course didn't want that. We were in town for the Saints/Falcons game so, the hotel was pretty much booked. We were upgraded to a suite. Surprising the suite probably has the worst bed in the hotel. It was a fold out bed and really small. More than likely a full size. Really uncomfortable. The bathroom door had make-up on it and the chair had hair all in it. Worst of all, no freaking wi-fi.

09/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
131. Robert U.
This place is showing its age, but it's still pretty good.  Here's how I break it all down:

GOOD:
- Location is great, with dozens of bars and restaurants an easy walk away.
- This place still looks cool.
- The rooms have been updated and are nicely decorated.
- The beds and bathrooms are clean.
- They have their own Starbucks in the lobby.
- Conference facilities are very good.

BAD:
- $13 a day for WiFi.  Can you say old school?
- 100% of parking is valet and about $30 a day.  There are no self-park options.
- The in-house restaurants are not special at all.  It's a big miss.
- Check-in took forever, and I was even in the "elite" short-cut line.

02/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
132. Jenni M.
If you're on a tight budget, this is not the hotel for you.

It is so impressive inside with that wild elevator. I don't get dizzy looking up or looking down from great heights, but for any scared of them - close your eyes the entire time you're on the elevator. ;)

Concierge and the front desk employees were all so very helpful and cheerful.

The rooms were nice. Kind of small, but nice. The restaurants were okay. I'm posting reviews for those soon...

The only complaints I have are the prices of the rooms (not going to change though because this is in DOWNTOWN ATL & it's a really modern hotel). And probably worst of all, no free WI-FI. I hate that!

I recommend that you go all the way to the top & check out the views. Nice architectural designs.

Review #90

11/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
133. Rebecca R.
I arrived at the hotel at 245...was told there was a 30 minute wait.  I wasn't in my room until 545 and had a function at 630.  I had no time to get ready,  the staff didn't care and kept brushing me off stating "it's always like this".  I was really upset to see other people coming in hours later than me and getting immediately into their rooms.  After spending 25.00 at the bar waiting 3 hours for my room for drinks in glasses the size of dixie cups.  The room was miserably hot, the air barely worked and called for service.  Noone ever came.  I spoke to a manager about my horrible check in experience and how I didn't even have time to shower for my function.  He told me "that's what happens at the busiest hotel downtown. "   catered food to our functions was terrible.   I had better at a hospital.   I was so excited to stay here only to leave completely disappointed. ..Especially after asking for an hour later check out (100)..they said no my room was booked!? Why did I wait 3 hours? I'll never know not what you expect from a hotel of this level.  Never again.

01/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
134. Toper D.
Helpful staff. Overall good experience but expensive parking for visitors.  One think I like about the location is that there are bridges connecting the buildings around it including the Pechtree Center and the Suntrust buildings where you can find shops.

14/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
135. Chris C.
I'm here on the 4th of 5 days for a conference and this is a solid choice for a large meeting or conference.

PROS:
-- Two blocks from MARTA.
-- Walking distance to bars and restaurants.  A little further afoot but definitely walkable on a nice day is the Aquarium, World of Coke, CNN Center, the Georgia Dome, etc.
-- Comfy beds.
-- Decent view from the 12th floor on the north side of the BofA building and the mid-town skyline.
-- Great service - My boss checked out of his room today and forgot his running shoes.  The front desk and loss prevention quickly found and returned the shoes to me.
-- Architecturally interesting with a great view from the atrium level.

CONS:
-- $12.95/day for WiFi.

14/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
136. Duc L.
Was here for dragon-con. My first time for both being in the marriott Marquis and Dragon-Con. But man, Are they freaking HUGE! Hotel is just built beautifully I have to say. You stand in the lobby and just look up and it's just a dizzy image that you see above you but it's oh so beautiful.

Props to the designer of the building.

With being there during a convention, there wasn't many interactions with staff nor did I have a room. Was just there looking around the convention. Everything was clean, Well AC'ed despite the crazy amount of people that were in there over the weekend. The elevators are completely glass surrounding so you can see out and down/above from where you are and for the amount of floors it has to travel, it's pretty quick. Waiting for an elevator isn't any quicker, but the ride up for the first time was a fun experience.

I'll be back next year!

18/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. Phillip B.
I loved the hotel and the staff. It was clean, comfortable and I found the customer service to be exceptional. No real complaints, except maybe add a few more staff in certain areas to handle the small city sized population staying at the hotel.

10/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
138. Monica S.
Impressive hotel with awe-inspiring architecture and a bed I never wanted to leave. If you're a fan of those obviously non-haunted, relatively modern experiences, the Marriott Marquis is for you. Attracting many of those from the executive class, there's a Starbucks outpost appropriately nestled in the lobby area and another handful of shops.

But when you first walk in, look up. The dizzying open-air floors above you tower and create a head-spinning, fantastical image. Then make your way to the theme-park-like elevators. Akin to a bank's drive-thru vacuum capsule, these cylindrical, fully glass elevators shot us up to the 26th floor. I half-considered taking a trip back down to ride again.

In the room, a king sized bed awaited me and the twinkling lights from the city at night beckoned from the window beyond. The zaftig cushion enveloped and the cozy comforter was otherworldly. Next time my travels send me to the big peach, I'll lay my head at the Marquis.

30/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
139. Sylvia G.
Best room service ever!!!!! Totally great place to stay!!! I would give this place 5 stars, but horrible staff at the gift shop! I came here for a work conference, and while I wasn't there my 14 year old daughter (whom I gave permission to buy snacks and charge it to the room) went and tried to charge one candy bar to the room. But, since she wasn't above the age of 18, was told she couldn't get anything as l

16/06/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
140. Brandon G.
I strongly suggest you stay elsewhere. I am counting down to checkout. My room was extremely dated. Partially exposed ceiling in the bathrooms, old scuffed furniture, and scratches on the headboard, and overall dirty feeling room. Just not the caliber you would expect at this price point. What's more? The feeling of lacking cleanliness was substantiated when I found a ROACH on the vanity near my contacts case. I must say, I usually don't associated roaches with "four star" hotels so I figured I'd call front desk to send someone to handle the matter. I simply didn't think it should have been my responsibility to dispose of one in a "four star" hotel. The front desk person was terribly rude and seemed as she didn't believe that their room could have a roach on a relatively high up floor. After 20 minutes with no knock at the door we called back and were then informed that they weren't responsible for roaches in the room. Finally after much arm twisting two security guards came and took pictures. After scattering and knocking everything over on the vanity (toothbrush included :-/) in an effort to catch up to the roach, he began pressing my family and I with pointed questions including but not limited to asking my mother her age as if that was somehow relevant and we were responsible. When I informed him that he had not apologized for the fact that the rooms had roaches, I was told that I was "coming at him". Clearly he took being held accountable for horrendous service and lacking cleanliness as a personal attack. Furthermore, I was told that apologizing to the gusts isn't apart of their policy until they complete an investigation as if to suggest we were somehow responsible for bringing the roach in half of a day we had been in the room. He further suggested that it was too late for good customer service. He spoke to us in a tone that I have never experienced in nearly 20 years of staying in Marriott hotels and others of the sort. He then stormed out of the room leaving the vanity in shambles. We then proceeded to call a manager who took 20 minutes to answer. When he finally did, it became apparent that he had been debriefed by the hospitality inept security guard and thereafter took a combative tone with us. The manager refused to physically come to the room to see how the security guard had left the place after killing a bug on the vanity without cleaning up the mess. In sum, there is clearly a culture that persists from the top down of poor customer service. I frankly feel abused and disgusted. I strongly believe that your hospitality needs will be better served elsewhere, as customer service at this hotel falls somewhere well below the egos of its workers and the nastiness of the rooms. Happy travels.

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
141. Timothy H.
The last time that I stayed at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta, I was very impressed with the property.  The staff were wonderful, the architechture is absolutely stunning, and I truly had a wonderful time there.

This time, not so much.

It seemed that the staff this time around just didn't care.  When I arrived at Atlanta Airport, I called the hotel to find out which train station was closest to the hotel.  The young lady that answered told me where to get off, and then would not provide walking directions to the hotel.  I pressed her for directions and she told me "oh we're right behind the station".  Unfortunately that doesn't tell me anything, and as such I proceeded to walk around, lost, for about ten minutes before I finally found the hotel.  When I finally reached the front desk I explained the situation, to which I received an apology and a promise to receive some additional Marriott Rewards points.

Unfortunately the problems didn't stop there.  None of my special requests (extra towels, etc) were honored, even though they were confirmed prior to my arrival.  There was no explanation of how much in incidentials would be held on my credit card (it turned out to be nearly $100, totally unheard of for a one night stay), and the majority of the staff members that I ran into were a little cold and stand-offish.

After I checked out I did inform the front desk person of my displeasure of my stay and he, again, apologized, and promised more Marriott Reward Points.  While that is nice I would have liked an assurance that these types of incidents would not happen again - which I did not receive.

Despite those issues, the room that I received was on the 40th floor and was, literally, in a corner.  The bed was very comfortable; no problems there.  The restroom was very small - much smaller than the last room I had when I stayed here about a year ago.

More than likely I will not stay here again, unfortunately.

21/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
142. J M W.
Staff was wonderful. Food was delicious and in a great location.  Although, tons of people on all 47 floors once inside our room it was very quiet.

29/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
143. Sommer A.
I stayed here with my mom as she attended a conference for work. She didn't want to be in Atlanta alone, so I offered to accompany her. I work from home, so I thought I could just stay in the room and work while she attended her classes.  Let me start by saying this: You have got to be kidding me.

Positives:
1. Architecture is beautiful.
2. View is nice.
3. Fitness center is big and state of the art.

Negatives:
1. Staff members - I had two interactions with the staff that were terrible. I had been told by the concierge that we could extend our check out to 2PM. I went to the front desk to try to do that. No one came to help me, instead there was just a very angry front desk attendant pacing back and forth, apparently searching for a lost item an uttering profanities loudly as he did so. I decided to try back later.  When I came back,  a different woman was behind the desk. She tried to tell me there was no late check out option. When I told her what the concierge had told me about it being 2PM, she stammered a bit, and then said "yes it is 2pm, but that is the absolute latest!" Hmm. Ok.

2. Dirty rooms - Our room appeared to be clean at first. However under our bathroom sink, there was a very large splatter of reddish-brown dried up ooze on the wall. I think it was blood. Very unsanitary.

3. No fridge. No microwave. You would think, with what they charge, and the implied quality of the hotel, these items would not be hard to come by.  But they made sure not to include it, that way we were forced to go downstairs to the restaurants or go out for every meal.

4. Everything is expensive!  Want access to their unreliable internet? $15 per day. Seriously, who charges for internet these days? Want the valets to drive your car way too fast and then slam on the brakes so that your progressive snapshot alarm goes off? $32 per day. Want a soggy, prepackaged sandwich from the store downstairs? $10. Want to drink the bottle of off brand water that was "kindly" left in your room? $6!  Want a hamburger from the restaurant that is NOT cooked the way your ordered it, and takes 45 minutes to be brought to your table when you are the only patron in the restaurant? $16! And don't forget to tip.

28/08/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
144. Julie H.
This hotel is so big it freaked me out. I lived in NYC for five years and had several friends from NYC there and we were all skeeved by the extremely tall, cavernous lobby and insides.

It's just so big in there. This is not my kind of hotel. I'm a boutique hotel type girl. This is like the inside of a big, fancy airport. I couldn't find anything but Starbucks for breakfast. The sports bar, High Velocity was convenient but kind-of pricey. I would have loved to have taken leftovers and snacks to my room but there was no mini-fridge. I didn't realize I am so dependent upon mini-fridges until I stayed here.

The downtown area where this hotel is located sucks. There were not many nearby restaurant options as they were mostly closed on the weekend. On Sunday I was so desperate I got take-out at the Hooters nearby.

I think this hotel is a business people's convention trap. I had a much better time the last time I was in ATL and stayed in the Buckhead area.

My room was pretty small too. But the bellboys outside were nice! They helped me get the overpriced, smelly taxi cabs that are standard in Atlanta and they were genuinely interested in what I'd been up to when I ventured out.

05/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
145. Lauren A.
THE GOOD

- The hotel is beautiful, and very very clean

- There's a Starbucks in the lobby

- The staff is AMAZING. Probably the best of any hotel I've ever stayed in. Everyone I encountered, from the front desk to the conference A/V guys, was wonderfully pleasant and helpful.

- The one hotel restaurant (High Velocity) we ate in a few times was very good

THE BAD

- The internet (which costs $15/day) disconnected like clockwork every 10 minutes. It made it almost impossible to get any work done when I constantly had to stop and reconnect to the wireless.

- The guest wireless doesn't work on the conference level. The only wireless access in the conference rooms is the specific Conference connection, which if your conference didn't purchase you're SOL unless you go back up to your room. If I paid for guest internet I should be able to use it throughout the hotel.

- There is no minifridge in the room

- There is no hotel information in the room at all (usually there's that handy little book that lists hotel services and locations, businesses in the immediate area, TV stations, etc.) The closest thing our rooms had was the room service menu.

Overall it was a nice stay but as a business traveler the wireless internet issues really killed me. There are at least 5 other hotels within a few block radius from here so I would recommend staying somewhere else.

14/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
146. Mike N.
I was spending a week in Atlanta on business and stayed here.  It is the center hotel in the downtown three hotel cluster connected by the skybridge.  Large hotel, huge central atrium.  Not for anyone who is afraid of heights, although it has very safe railings.  Clean hotel, friendly staff.  Room was spacious, clean.  Shower was nice.  In room dining seemed better than the restaurants in the hotel. Pricey, but appropriate for a downtown big city.

15/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
147. Saira K.
The ambiance is interesting - you feel like you're on a cruise ship, but there is a 70's- maybe an 80's feel. Maybe it's the old-fashioned lobby carpeting. Service was all right. Pricey, but that is expected for the area.

23/09/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
148. Shiva E.
EXPECT THE WORST!!!

Not only did we have a hard time getting the operator, valet and room service on the phone during our stay, HOUSEKEEPING STOLE FROM ME.

I left some items in my closet and called the hotel within a few hours to see if they can ship them back to me. It took me 3 DAYS to get a hold of someone who could help me, after leaving 2 messages for the GM , Erica Qualls, who never called me back. The answer? Sorry the house keeper didn't find anything.

Moral of the story is stay at the W down the street where our friends stayed and had excellent service. Here you pay top dollar, and receive motel service.

03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
149. Audrey B.
Wow!  The customer service at this hotel is unmatched!  Incredibly welcoming from the moment we drove up, accommodating, fast response & super nice all the way around.  Even better to have Sear, a fantastic restaurant, a nice convenience store & Starbucks right there!

02/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
150. Jason A.
This hotel is ridiculously impressive when you walk into the lobby! Starbucks in side along with FedEx. I was in Atlanta for a publishing expo and straying here was easy and convenient. Plenty of dining options along with grocery stores not to far if you have a rental. I gave it three stars because for the price, and its extravagance.. no in room refrigerator. Customer service at concierge was a breeze.

08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
151. Izzat A.
Great hotel. Tons of amenities on site. Excellent location. The area around it can kind of die down at night and has lots of homeless folk walking around, but can't knock the hotel for that. Staff was super friendly and the room was nice. Surprised at how cheap the rate was. Would definitely come back here again.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
152. Michael P.
This review is based on a recent business trip for a conference held at this hotel.  As other reviewers noted, this typical downtown convention hotel conceals a dramatic full-height sinuous atrium space inside.  As such, it's one of the highpoints of John Portman's architectural career.

It's very easy to get here from the airport via MARTA, just pay attention to the signage once you leave the station and enter Peachtree Center.  Check in/out is quick and smooth, service is good, and the rooms are clean, just as you'd expect from an upper-tier Marriott property.  The conference luncheon was much better than typical fare served to a large (600 guests) event elsewhere.  No comment about the other food & beverage amenities, as ours was a "one overnight" visit.

29/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
153. Ida G.
Came here for a conference and I really can't complain too much. The elevators were s-l-o-w, which was ridiculous because there were six or seven elevators for each chunk of floors, but they only ever had two of them running at any given time. I literally had to wait more than ten minutes quite a few times, which almost made walking down 30-something flights of stairs seem like a good idea.

I was also disappointed that the in-room book offer of free copies in the FedEx store turned out to be out of date, and I had to pay something ridiculous like $14 to print 10 pages. I was also charged for a $7 bottle of water that I didn't use. The hotel ended up crediting me for both without too much drama, but that was an inconvenience on checkout that could have been avoided.

Apart from those, the room was nice with a decent view of Downtown Atlanta. The hotel itself is huge and confusing to navigate, but there were plenty of staff around to help with directions and everyone was quite friendly. It's also convenient to the MARTA station and various restaurants if you don't want to eat at the hotel. I had a sandwich and a beer at High Velocity and had no problems there. The line for Starbucks was ridiculous at all times, especially in the morning, but at least they have one on site.

In all, I don't think I'd stay here, or recommend it, except if you're coming for a conference or another event. It's certainly Marriott quality, but your nightly rate doesn't include WiFi (although that's free in the lobby and kind of works in some other areas) or breakfast, and there isn't even a mini-fridge in the room. The convenience of being where you need to be is good, but for the money, you can definitely do better.

19/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
154. Pamela D.
This was the host hotel for the Black Girl's Run Conference, September 5 - 7, 2014. The staff was amazing and very accommodating.  I arrived at the hotel around 8:00 a.m.after flying all night from Los Angeles and they checked me in immediately.  The conference workshops and other events were excellent.  The hotel is close to local restaurants and Centennial Park.  Additionally, I attended the Falcons game and was able to walk back to the hotel.  Would love to stay here again in the future.

14/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
155. Cindi R.
This place takes groovy to a new level.  Our short stay here reminded me of being on a cruise ship or at a Vegas hotel.  You can visit many restaurants, shops, and catch the train, all without going outside.  They put us on the 43rd floor so we had stunning views of the city.

The design of this hotel reminds me of the senate hearing scene from Star Wars.  Love it!!

Pros:  Clean, modern layout, comfortable beds, great views, great location, fantastic breakfast buffet.  Extremely nice staff.

Cons:  No free internet, no in-room refrigerator/microwave, expensive parking.  Breakfast is only free for some guests, and only until 9:00am on weekdays.  That's kind of an early cutoff.

I highly recommend this hotel.

04/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
156. meg c.
Our most enjoyable trip to Atlanta to date! The room was clean , and typical but the service is what set it apart. The bell men, the concierge who help us find a great brunch spot, the front desk and bartenders were all top notch. This is our third year attending the show at America's Mart and have stayed different places every time - no more we have found a home!

05/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
157. Elaine G.
Update on my earlier review--the room we stayed at for 5 nights has a thick layer of dust on the tables!  
Not what I would expect from Marriott.

21/10/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
158. Francis K.
Not impressed at all.  Expensive with motel star service. High rise with cool looking lobby doesn't do much when the personal experience is disappointing.   Downtown location may make the hotel convenient but otherwise I would be averse to staying here.

04/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
159. Jang M.
Most of things are good and well organized.The room is clean,calm and cozy . The front desk staff are professional. Location is very good you can walk around every where

13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
160. Tom G.
Wow!  Great huge hotel in downtown Atlanta.  Staff was very welcoming and helpful.  Rooms were large, comfortable and very clean.  Spent 2 nights here for a wedding weekend.  We were out and about a lot so didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel itself but did walk around it a bit.  Great fitness center and indoor outdoor pool complex.  Several bars and restaurants, one of which had some great beers on tap.  The inner atrium was about 45 stories high with a glass elevator with some great views.  The concierge lounge is large with a lot of TVs and open a bit on weekends which is a nice touch you don't find in all hotels.  It was large, had a good crowd every time we were there but the staff keep up with the crowd very well and ensured there were plenty of refreshments on hand and they cleaned up very quickly between guests.  This is a great place and I will stay there again next time I'm in the area.

16/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
161. Whitni W.
Here for a short conference. Staff very friendly! I was told my bed would be a double but upon check in I was offered a choice of that or a king. I'll take the king, of course! Comfy bed, clean room, rather decent food served for our meeting, and good bartenders.  I even like the music they play in the lobby! 1 star off for slow elevators, but overall my 24 hour stay was very pleasant.

24/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
162. Stacey C.
Amazing view of the city and the staff was wonderful. I was very happy to stay here.

20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
163. Allen T.
While it has a cool hotel lobby, that was about as far as it went. The rooms were small, the beds were doubles not queens. Internet is overpriced and weak at best. The staff was very nice. The view from our room was a nasty building literally 5 feet away. The hotel was clean. The maids consistently left only 2 towels and what's up with the no garbage bags in the cans can you say nasty? They also didn't leave us a replacement bag for the ice.

30/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
164. Kevin Z.
I arrived w/ 4 bags, FOUR! No one helped me bring them in or offered to. I asked someone where the front desk was, staff didn't ask if I needed help. Walked up to the front desk & saw that there were a couple employees talking, they looked at me so I asked 'can I check in here'? No response & they went back to talking. I went down to another employee who quickly said 'I'm helping someone else' only to turn around to have the first employee I asked say 'I can help you over here'. WTF? I got my keys, the employee answered my questions & said she would deliver the fridge I requested up to my room & that she would add my account number to the reservation. Got to the elevator bank where they are separated by floors. I get in the elevator, get to my room & begin to unpack. The normal amenities along w/ a loffa, shower gel, & a mini bottle of water. Bathroom is a bit small.
I left to check out the gym which was actually pretty good. Free weights, various machines, various cardio machines, bose ball, medicine balls, Smith machine, & mats. They also have an indoor/outdoor pool. Got back to my room & no fridge was sent up. I figured they forgot so I called down to ask if they applied my account number which was not done either.
There is no listing of what channel is what, but they have quite the list of channels, something like 60 so I suggest you write down what your favorite channels are. The club offers a continental breakfast that is quite the spread of fruits, yogurt, bagels, eggs, & a few other things. They also offer apps in the evening. The free wifi 'Marriott Lobby' is great in the lounge, 42 flights up, but is chopping one level below the lobby. Paid for actual wifi & it was at a snails crawl. I have no clue what the issue was so I had to cancel it.
The hotel has it's variety of food & bars, but is also connected to the building next to it which is a mall of sorts so there are plenty of places to eat. You're about a mile from Midtown & about a 10 min walk from the convention center, aquarium, etc.
Staff is somewhat friendly & knowledgeable. The hotel looks awesome when you walk in, but the staff & service doesn't match unfortunately. Since I travel for a living I've seen better, but then again seen worse.

17/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
165. Nat W.
Very convenient location.  The building is huge and the architecture of the inside is very cool.  The hotel is connected to MARTA thru different buildings so you do not have to step outside to go to the station.  I stayed at the second floor and there was a lot of noise coming out from the bar downstairs but surprisingly I did not hear a thing when I shut the door.  Great soundproofing!!!  The bed and pillows are comfy.  The cable connection was bad unfortunately and I would have liked the bathroom better if it was a little bigger.  I also could have used a refrigerator in a room.  But overall, nice staffs and nice stay.

20/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
166. Katherine S.
I really liked this hotel. Stayed for a conference, and thought the rooms were good sized and beds were comfy. I like that there are a few options for food, and a starbucks in the hotel. It made eating there much easier. Check in and check out was fast, which was also nice. Overall happy with this place, but not somewhere I could afford if not for the conference rate.

20/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
167. Henry J.
First and foremost, the location of this hotel is great. This place is just about a block away from the Peach Tree Center MARTA station. It takes literally a 2 minute walk to get there. It's about 11 minutes of walk to the Centennial Park and Georgia World Congress Center and the Omni Hotel CNN Tower, the area where the Falcons and Hawks play.

The entrance to the hotel is covered, with an underground parking deck and a large roundabout driveway. In the middle is a beautiful fountain with blue ambient lighting. In front of the entrance is a large team of service staff waiting to valet park your car, help you with your luggage. Immediately inside the entrance, to the right you'll find Concierge counter that is always staffed with 2 employees. To the left you'll find a team of 5 to 6 bellhops waiting to either check in your luggage or help to take it up to your room. A little bit further down to the left you'll find check-in area that is fully staffed with 8+ people so there's always minimal wait time. To the right of the atrium you'll find Starbuck's and some other shops.

The hotel has several sets of elevators. Each set takes guests directly to groups of floors. For example, one set takes guests only between floors 1 to 17. All room doors are facing the atrium/lobby, with windows facing outside overlooking various parts of the Atlanta downtown.

Inside each room, you'll find moderately-sized rooms that is thoughtfully arranged and furnished with functionality in mind. At the most basic level (the one I stayed in), it is furnished with very comfortable king-sized bed (doubles are also available), a 42 inch LCD TV that comes with HDMI/VGA/Audio connectors. Inside the cabinet on which the TV rests is a combination safe. There's also a desk for work, and couch and ottoman for lounging. There's a single large pane of window that allows an open view of the world outside, which is to be appreciated during bright and sunny days. Unfortunately, for my stay Atlanta rained the entire time. The window has two layers of curtain, one of which manages to black out the room completely (with minor light leakage). Lastly, the walls are adequately thick that I didn't hear much noise beyond shutting doors coming from my neighbors.

The bathroom is small, but functional. Decor is rather plain, but utilitarian. Water pressure from the shower could be better, but by no means weak either. Inside the closet are a hairdryer and iron.

Service-wise, you have your usual combination of in-room dining and other amenities to be expected. As a Marriott trademark, there's both a Holy Bible and Book of Mormon. WIFI costs about $14 per 24 hours. You can connect up to 3 devices for one payment.

Now, here are some cons:

1. The central air conditioning, while highly effective, is very loud.
2. My room door was not sealed well along the bottom, causing light and noises to leak in.
3. My room faced a high traffic area, which meant lots of honking. Even though I was up on the 17th floor, my window did not do a very good job of sealing out the outside noises.
4. The housekeeper who serviced my room did not replenish my shampoo at all throughout my 3 days of stay. I had to ask for more from the front desk.
5. There are quite a few homeless people hanging around the hotel asking for money.
6. WIFI was not very fast and dropped signals on a regular basis.
7. The pillows were a bit too firm, causing pain in my neck.

All in all, I paid $80 per night (without counting WIFI) plus tax. For the rate, this hotel is hard to beat. Of course, there's a Westin just down the street too. But their prices were almost twice as much as what I paid for. All else equal, I probably would have chosen the Westin. But for the price, Marriott Marquis is hard to beat.

10/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. S K.
Small rooms, no free WiFi, outdated looking facility all around.  I prefer the Omni at CNN Center.

Locks to my room were very fussy. The hotel has a tired look that's been give an artificial varnish.  There are better options in Downtown.

28/04/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
169. Shawn M.
Very nice hotel. Nothing to jump up and down about. Breakfast was over priced at $25.00 a person and the food was just ok. Its century located to lots of tourist things to do downtown.

24/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
170. Pete P.
Rooms are comfortable and clean. Love the king size bed as there aren't many beds my feet don't hang off of. The mobile signal for my phone was rather hit or miss and the Wi-Fi that was provided (mine was free of charge) was difficult to connect to. I was surprised by this being up on the 24th floor. I would have liked a fridge to keep some drinks cold but it was only a minor inconvenience.

21/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
171. Shane S.
Rooms are average at best. The bed was just okay and the pillows were horrible not what I was expecting for a fancy hotel. The Parking was 35$ a day , Internet 15$, and breakfast was 25$. I'm surprised they didn't charge for toilet paper and towels. The only reason I gave them two stars is the neat architecture and friendly staff but you wouldn't have to stay to see that.

30/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
172. Danielle A.
I stayed in Atlanta for a weekend to attend a celebration that was being held in the Hotel's  private rooms. The hotel rooms were standard. Room service was prompt. Staff was somewhat attentive but I just wouldn't stay here again. Way too basic.

17/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
173. Angela P.
I was here for the annual Dragoncon event and I just want to give Marriott some.kudos for handling thousands of cosplay characters & thousands of onlookers so well. Things flowed so smoothly, I would definitely use them if I needed to plan a big conference.

02/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
174. Brett B.
Great hotel!  Staff is very friendly and accommodating.  Rooms are clean and very comfortable and there are great dinning options on-premise.  Highly recommended!

15/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
175. Natasha S.
This is definitely the best hotel I have stayed at in downtown Atlanta. The hotel is huge and beautiful. It has an amazing atrium which is rumored to be the 2nd tallest in the world, first being Dubai? The hotel staff were great. The hotel prices can vary depending on the events surrounding but still you get what you pay for. The rooms are very clean and the hotel is connected to the Hilton, the mall and Amerimart by sky tunnels which is really convenient. Best of all, they got a Starbucks! They also have decent upscale restaurants here, much better than the hotels surrounding. I would definitely stay here again when in town.

08/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
176. Connie L.
as you can see from the other reviews, this hotel is quite large.  that brings a lot of energy to it, which in atlanta, i need!!!
when i walked in to check in on a friday night, the lines were long but they moved very efficiently,  the front desk people were efficient and kept everyone  moving very well.  it was impressive.
the room was great and the view from my 22nd floor was very nice.

21/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
177. Ellie M.
Loved!! Super friendly staff.. Gorgeous views!! Clean rooms!! Super awesome hotel!! 29 years old.. The building itself is huge and a little dated but rooms are updated new fresh and comfy!!

23/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
178. Mary Locke M.
Ahhh the good ol' Marriott Marquis.  I've never stayed, but over the years I've been to a lot of work conferences here, as is the case this week.  Let's start with the fact its downtown.  I'm sorry, but I never go downtown unless it's for a concert, sporting event, or work.  Just being in downtown Atlanta reminds me of why we are considered a second rate city, but enough of that rant and back to the Marriott.

This place is one super ginormous hotel.  It's tall.  I mean really tall.  I get a little claustrophobic and dizzy staring up at the ceiling from the lobby.  Normally I want a room that is high up to be away from the late night bar sounds when staying in a hotel, but not this place.  Give me the second floor please because I don't want to risk the possibility of falling to my death from the one millionth floor at the Marriott Marquis.  Like I said, I've never stayed at this location, but all Marriott hotels are nice, new, modern, and sterile.  It's great for business, but I don't think you'd pick one for your honeymoon.

Having had several interactions with the Marriott employees this week, I can confidently say that these people did not go to the same manners and courtesy course as the fine folks at the Ritz Carlton.  Case in point: I was walking over to pick up my registration packet and I might have cut through a badge only area.  Minor detail, I knew where I was going, and I was on my way to get my own badge.  Enter angry, hostile Marriott employee who started YELLING at me that I wasn't supposed to be on that floor.  A) Who in their right mind is going to willingly crash a financial services conference?  I mean really.  B) Maybe she should have politely asked if I was lost or needed assistance rather than barking at me for trespassing.

On a positive note, their ballrooms are large and technology is up to speed in terms of screens and speakers and all that jazz needed for a company meeting.  Really everything about the Marriott is fine for work.  It's fine for business.  I would not stay here for pleasure.  I kind of prefer the InterContinental for these things, but the Marriott Marquis gets the job done.  P.S. On an added bonus, I had two homeless people ask me for money as I walked a block back to my car at the end of the day.

07/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
179. Ckoka C.
The hotel is nicely located, rooms are clean, friendly staff.

But the room is missing some stuff that are usually there, like mini bar, cotton pads, shower caps, and some minor stuff but expected from a hotel that charges you that much.

17/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
180. Daniel W.
This was one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in.  I travel often and always worry about where I will be sleeping for a week.  However, the Marriott Marquis was wonderful!  The inside of this hotel is so impressive.  You will get dizzy looking straight up trying to find the roof!  I stayed on the 37th floor and whenever I came back to my room after drinking, I would crawl from the elevator to my room, because the balconies heading to the rooms are so high, its honestly scary to get near them.  Do your self a favor and stay here!  Very cool place!  I paid $133 per night, which was the government per diem.  Not sure what the regular rates are.

ALSO::::  Not sure if this is something new that the Marriott just starting doing due to the other reviews, but they NO LONGER CHARGE for wireless internet connection.  As long as you choose the slower connection (still plenty fast) they will deduct it from the bill upon checkout.

17/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
181. Jane S.
Traveling for business and stayed here for a couple of nights. Most likely won't stay here again, unless I'm "forced to".

Pros:
- Indoor atrium
- Sear Restaurant
- Starbucks
- Snack shop
- View from room

Cons:
- Time to check-in was too lengthy
- Tiny bathroom (you cannot stand in front of the toilet and try to close the bathroom door behind you!)
- Lumpy bed
- Noise (the side of the hotel I was staying on was apparently above a bar...I could hear loud noise until 2 AM. BTW, I was on the 31st Floor)
- Cleanliness (or should I say, lack of cleanliness. Without going into specifics, this was one of the dirtiest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in)

12/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
182. John H.
I stayed here while in town for Steve Harvey's Neighborhood Awards (which I attend every year ;-). This hotel was great. I had a room on the 35th floor with a wonderful view of the city. Room service was quick and the food was delicious. The rooms here were reasonably priced and the hotel was clean and appeared to be of high quality. Marriott knows how to take of its guest and they do a good job in making this hotel work. If you're in Atlanta and want a to stay in a nice hotel with great views and located in the heart of the city try the Marriott Marquis, you won't be disappointed.

11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
183. Sally T.
I stayed in the Marriott marquise and dinned in Sear and Velocity. The food from breakfast to dinner was great and the steak (WOW!!!) to die for.
Great southern hospitality. Thank you!!!

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Mike M.
I always stay at Marriott properties while traveling and this one was great.  I stayed here once before for a conference and had the same experience.   GREAT location.  We walked everywhere.  We were in town for a concert this past weekend and were able to hit all the tourist traps by foot.  

The hotel rooms are average, nothing that really stands out.  

Plus, there is a SBUX inside the hotel and if you have read any of my other reviews, you know how I feel about SBUX.

22/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
185. Tam V.
I went to Atlanta for business and stayed here since the conference was located here. I knew that this hotel would be huge but did't realize how huge it was until I went to my room up 30 something stories. The pluses here are that the two restaurants here are decent and reasonably price for a hotel restaurant. Also easy access to the MARTA and the Peachtree Center. However, the bad thing is that my phone service sucked. Though, I primarily use Sprint which is horrible for the most part, people I knew from the conference who had Verizon had the same problem.

18/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
186. Kyle C.
Stayed at quite a few different marriotts, this one was a let down. Only stayed one night. Room was very dated, furniture was dusty, and the bathroom was the smallest I've ever been in. Not impressed as I am with most. Got here and waited a full hour to get chcked in and get our room keys (some problem with card key programmer, why didn't they have a redundancy in place?) and ended up having to pay in cash I got from an ATM because their credit machine was down too. Very unimpressed. Kind of a bummer.
I would HIGHLY suggest the downtown Westin over this particular mariott. I normally say the opposite but this Marriott let me down.

28/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
187. Erik G.
One of the nicest Marriott Marquis's I've been to.  Architecturally it's ambitious and in a good way.  Standing in the middle of the atrium and looking up is mesmerizing to see the different layers of floors tightly knit and layered against one another.

Staff is very friendly and accommodating.  Nice Lobby Atrium Bar and good sports bar on site.  Located in the middle of the city and about 7 blocks from the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca Cola.

I love the feel of big, grand, spacious hotels.  The silence of the vast volume of air inside of the atrium lends to a fortress of solitude within this downtown hustle and bustle hotel.

12/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Tom V.
The Marriott is an impressive feat of architecture. Looking up from the lobby is seriously amazing. The rooms were clean and the prices were reasonable. The hotel is located in the business sector of the downtown near a couple of great restaurants, and there are several good dining options within the hotel. I didn't get to explore Atlanta much, but it seemed that there were some interesting things within walking distance. If I was going back to Atlanta, I would repeat.

My only word of caution, this place is more focused on business travelers IMO. If you're in town for a vacation -- I'm not sure I would stay here.

03/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
189. Lisa W.
This building is awesome! It looks fairly normal on the outside, but it's super futuristic (but with old school 80s carpet) on the inside! I really like the super fast elevators and the view down the center of the hotel all the way to the bottom. You can pay more for a higher up room or a city view, but I asked for the highest room I could get (w/o paying cause you know I'm cheap), and I still got to the 16th floor.

There is a crazy futuristic bar with a giant screen on it.. fun to watch the super bowl on! The room was spacious, clean, and quiet (higher rooms = less traffic noise, too). The staff were all gracious and accommodating, overall a great stay.

The only complaint I have is for Marriott Corporate - STOP CHARGING AN ARM AND A LEG FOR INTERNET. It was $17/night for the "slow" internet and $20 for the "fast" internet. You guys are already charging up the wazoo for the room, get with the times and provide free wifi!! Sheesh.

06/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
190. Scott F.
They mislead me when I booked my room. I had a very specific request about parking my oversized van, and they assured me it would not be a problem. Well, it was a big problem and I had to pay to park outside at some cheap motel 0.7 miles away, and walk the nightime gauntlet of bums, beggars, and perhaps worse.
They didn't care at all, and no one ever tried to make it right.
Plus, the rooms were small, and everything was very expensive in the store.

25/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
191. Brian R.
I'm an elite Marriott traveller was excited to stay in a building with what was once the largest indoor atrium in the world. The elevators and interior was set location for Hunger Games. 1600+ rooms

However, the bed and accommodations were not comfortable. The bed seamed over lumpy, sheets scratchy. The room was not clean on arrival. There wasn't even a floor mat for the shower. Staff was doing the best they could to accommodate the Conference crowd; however, this location is probably not your best choice if you are a seasoned business traveler.

30/09/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
192. Diane M.
I was just here for one night on a longer road trip but my kids and I had a great visit, thanks in large part to Alan at the front desk. We got in pretty late after a tiring after-work drive from Nashville, and despite my being a lowly Priceline customer he made sure we got a room with 2 beds (for 2 kids and I--with Priceline reservations you get what you get so my 10 year old brought his sleeping bag), upgraded us to a higher floor so my kids could have a fun elevator ride, and gave us free wifi. I didn't ask for an upgrade, he was just being nice. The elevator is glass and open to the huge lobby, which is in fact pretty cool. Overall, the room was big, the beds comfy, and shower hot. Couldn't be happier. Oh and if you stay here especially with kids you should go to the 24-hr diner/karaoke bar down the street. It's awesome and inexpensive.

14/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
193. Rob F.
My wife and I were in town for a conference and the location was ideal for what we needed. The facility was enormous and clean. Well maintained. Some nice restaurants and an actual Starbucks in the hotel lobby which is a HIGE win on my book!

Pros:
-As a Marriot rewards member we enjoyed  free internet in the room and discounted parking
-starbucks in the lobby
-clean room
-nice views
-great concierge
-location

Cons:
-hairdryer in the room was broken and when we called down for another it didn't arrive until a day later
-parking/lobby layout were a bit confusing but it worked out.
- small rooms
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Overall, I would stay again.

13/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
194. Santiago R.
The hotel is large, I wouldn't use the term "grandiose" as I've been in other Marriott properties that have impressed me as greater - specially outside the US, where they seem to invest the most. (hint: JW Marriott). This building is aging a little, and though the architecture looking upwards may be impressive, accommodations are pretty standard for this category.

I stayed in a twin-bedroom on the 28th floor, views of the city were pretty great, and the beds were comfy and very acceptable. Internet was an extra-charge if you wanted it in the room (lobby was complimentary), which was kind of unacceptable to me, but maybe that's just me. New-release movie rentals were $16-17.99.

But overall it's a good experience, and very centric to everything around in downtown Atlanta.

It's a pretty-positive #recommend.

11/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
195. Andrea A.
We checked out on Sunday January 18th after a 5 day 4 night stay.  This was an amazing hotel.  The staff is very nice and very accommodating.  The concierge was very helpful when we asked about nearby restaurants, bars, shopping and things to do and see. The hotel room was small but very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Within walking distance to shops, restaurants and attractions. You must go have a cocktail at Pulse Bar on the Atrium Level Floor it is a great view of the entire hotel.  While sitting there the bartender told us Hunger Games was filmed there and when looking around I noticed the screens from The Hunger Games.  A Starbucks in the lobby was just another plus.  We enjoyed our stay hope to be back one day!

27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
196. Rob K.
When you first walk in, it's hard not to be impressed by the size of this place. 47 floors and over 1500 rooms make this a hugemongus place to stay.

You take a glass elevator to your room and when you get inside...you realize, it's just a hotel like any other. Our room was a nice size and the beds were comfortable, but the visual stains on the chairs (and I hope it was just melted chocolate) was a big, gross letdown.

If you stay at the Marriott, be prepared to continuously spend money. When you pull up, the valet will park your car...for $32 PER DAY. But you can take it out as many times as you want, it's all a flat rate. You can park in the many pay-to-park lots around the city, but that is generally $20 per day, no In/Out. So $20 every time you leave. Pick your poison.

Once you get in your room, you have standard overpriced mini-bar stuff. ($6 non-fancy water? Come on.)
You also have to pay for wifi. $15 to $18 PER DAY, PER DEVICE. There is no wired internet coming to your room, so they have you by the neck on this one.

TL;DR: The view is nice, but it's a typical overpriced city hotel.

02/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
197. Alexis S.
I've only stayed here once and it was for Dragon*con on Labor Day weekend. This hotel is HUGE and the amount of people that pour in for the convention is insane. But the hotel is nice, especially the downstairs lobby areas which they've redone in the past several years.

It's super nice having a Starbucks downstairs, and even the little gift shop which has emergency toiletry items and such, but it's a bit overpriced.

The room rate was a bit high for my tastes, but that's also to be expected on such a big weekend. Trying to get an elevator that weekend is insane. "You have to go up to go down!" was the rallying cry. Wasn't super thrilled that the wi-fi wasn't included in the room rate. I didn't even try because I figured it'd be maxed-out anyway with all those people in there.

Room was comfy though and it's really fantastic how insulated they are from the all-night party that is Dragon*con in the lobby. The only problem we had with noise was loud music that came from the smoking patio below us, which unfortunately went on all night, but once i "complained" about it the next day, they took care of it and we didn't hear any more music throughout our stay.

Dunno if I'll manage to get in for next year's con, but hey, once was an experience.

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
198. Ernest P.
So after four nights here, we had to call every day for something.  Staff is very friendly, but house keeping just not detailed oriented. Beds comfy, spa treatment awesome, conference food ok. While it was over all ok, not sure that I would pay out of pocket to stay here.  From my tight, high expectation wallet to you..... Good hunting... e

16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
199. Childs C.
This is a phenomenal hotel! The entire staff is courteous and helpful. The indoor/outdoor pool is very clean and perfect to relax at. The hotel has several locations to eat and drink. It was nice having a Starbucks within the hotel to pick up a delicious cup of coffee to get my day started. I would highly recommend staying here. Clean and convenient to all museums.

15/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Jeanette H.
I love Marriott hotels! I was in town for an event at the Georgia Aquarium & was able to pick where I wanted to stay. I didn't pay much attention before and had no idea how big this hotel is. It is an extremely large hotel that is not for those with a fear of heights.
I was on the 43rd floor & the elevator ride up mimics a rollercoaster ride. My room was an end room with an amazing city view! It was quiet as it was away from the elevator and open space that looked down to the first floor. The Elevator can be very slow at times!
The room itself was a typical Marriott room which is why I picked it as I knew what I'd be getting. I Didn't care for the desk set up as it blocked walking to the window if I got up after using the desk but not a deal breaker. The bathroom was a little small as well as the closet was too.
I rented a car and used valet parking. Easy drop off out front but slow pickup on the parking level! I even tried calling ahead for the vehicle but was always in hold for so long that I figured I should just go get the car.
Overall I'd stay here again because it is nice & close to a lot of things!

02/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
201. Sarah H.
I had a very pleasant experience at the Marriott Marquis a few weeks ago when I visited Atlanta for a conference which was held there at the hotel. I found the entire experience to be smooth, from check-in to check-out. The room was comfortable, clean, and modern.

The inside of the hotel is really interesting - it has nearly 50 floors and several elevators are glass-walled which makes for a neat experience. I appreciated that with 50 floors they had a LOT of elevators and you used a different one depending on whether you were going to a floor between 1-17, and so on (though it made it a bit awkward to go from the 12th floor to a high floor).

The hotel hosted the conference and I thought did a great job - spacious, well-staffed, and technologically well set up for conference events. Additionally the hotel is home to a store / snack shop, a steakhouse restaurant, a sports bar / restaurant, and a Starbucks.

Strangely, there was an odd smell at times at various areas in the hotel, including on the lobby floor and on the conference levels. It smelled like a stinky bathroom though I didn't see a restroom nearby when I noticed it. A few others who attended the conference noticed the same thing. It wasn't all the time, I'd just randomly notice it (probably 2-3 times over the course of as many days) in different spots that I would simply move away from.

15/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
202. Crystal M.
The hotel was amazing. The architecture was beautiful, however I wasn't really able to enjoy myself since the hotel was hosting a church youth conference. Children everywhere. Elevators took forever. So noisy.

I really wish the hotel had posted on the website or let us know when we had called to make the reservation.

25/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
203. Stacy P.
I stayed in the Marriott Marquis for a night last month, and was impressed overall. The lobby certainly has some wow factor (and I didn't even know until tonight that it was used to film scenes in The Hunger Games), and the front desk staff were professional and courteous.

The room was very comfortable, and my view from the 47th floor was superb. The bath products were great - not the bottom of the line stuff you get at FFI and CY anymore... generous bar soap, body wash, lotion, shampoo, and conditioner. I wish they'd bring the mouth wash back, but oh well. Can't have everything!

For those of you who are Gold or Platinum Elite with Marriott, I think you'll find the CL to be sorely lacking. There were very few options, and the staff working the lounge were too busy yelling with eachother to clear anything, or bring out fresh food. That was a shame, but the lounge itself is big with a beautiful view.

While I don't hesitate to leave this hotel a good review, I probably wouldn't stay there again considering how many Marriott options Atlanta offers. After this first night, I moved to the AC Glenn and enjoyed that a bit more.

One last tip: this hotel is only a few blocks away from the Civil Rights Museum, the Coke Museum, aquarium, etc. Food for thought if those are on your Atlanta "to do" list.

02/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
204. Lori M.
I gave this hotel one star because there isn't a lower rating. With so many rooms at this hotel you are just a number.

07/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
205. LaShonda H.
I came here for a conference in November. I had heard horror stories about the valet service here but I never expected what happened to me. I gave my keys to valet, 15 minutes later they came and told me there had been an accident and I needed to come outside. To my surprise, my car had been demolished. Completely totaled. I thought that I was gonna have a breakdown. I could not believe that they never took my car down to the valet lot, and because of that, a van came through and lost control and smashed my car to pieces. I'm still dealing with this total loss process, it's even affected my credit rating. The only thing that the Marriott offered me was to extend my hotel room checkout time to 8pm and offered me a free lunch. I will never feel like my car is safe at this establishment again.

28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
206. Rachel C.
Stayed here for a group convention during December. The facility itself is nice, bed was a little hard for my liking but ok. Pillows left much to be desired, small and lumpy. Towels were just Ok. Room was clean. I ate at the casual bar restaurant in the hotel which was good. Overall an ok experience.

07/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
207. Mary C.
$ 300 dollars a night, WiFi is extra?  No toothpaste?  Days without maid service?  I'm very disappointed in general. The area outside the Marriott is riddled with homeless people people looking for a handout. People swimming wearing only jockstraps. Their "Designated smoking area" is directly out front of the door and you have to walk through it to get out of the building. I would highly recommend that you save your money and book a night at the hotel six.

13/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
208. Kevin B.
Maybe I'm becoming a hotel snob.  Or maybe i expect pricier hotels to go above and beyond.  Who knows!  That's not to say the Marriott Marquis isn't a good hotel.  It's ideal if you are here for a large conference where everyone stays at the same place.  But once you factor in price, I feel like I should be able to say "Next time, here for sure".  N-O-P-E.

The 1st negative was the fact I was given the wrong room and bed.  And after explaining and showing my reservation, I was essentially told due to the Peach Bowl and being overbooked, there was nothing they could do for me.  This is when I expect a hotel to do something more for the customer.  My room package included the concierge floor which essentially is continental breakfast (cash bar for everything else).  A nice amenity except the fact that everyone can get to the concierge floor and get it.  So what's the point of being an elite member?  You just take the elevator and walk in or if you don't have a key, wait till someone comes out and walk in.  

The room was cool and neat, albeit again, the wrong room.  But the beds were comfortable and I had an amazing view of downtown Atlanta.  Pretty decent bathrooms but nothing spectacular.  The best thing about the hotel is it's location and it has tons of restaurants/stores inside, again, which makes it ideal for a convention.

Despite the room error, I can say the staff was very friendly.  I just wish the hotel offered more.

06/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
209. Steve P.
Don't arrive for a conference at 4pm - arrive earlier (hoping for an available early checkin or enjoy the town first and check in later.

16/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
210. Amanda S.
Holy huge hotel, Batman!

I can't even explain how big this hotel is. There are close to 50 floors, I'm not sure because luckily I stayed on the 24th floor. The elevators are divided to certain floors which helps alleviate the crowded elevators but they still took a while when the hotel was at capacity.

I stayed here for business for a few days and basically lived at the hotel for 4 straight days. They have a few restaurants, bars and shop PLUS a Starbucks. The hotel is also attached to other buildings that have food courts so there is plenty to choose from. The conference rooms were able to accommodate us and EVERY member of the staff was so friendly. The pool area was indoor/outdoor with cabanas but unfortunately I didn't get much time to enjoy it.

As for the food that was catered, it was just ehh. Everything was "enhanced" with peaches. I get it, Georgia likes their peaches. It worked with a few things but I like my cheese danish sans peach please.

11/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
211. D V.
Although I'm in the Consigere Level (43rd floor) this must be the worst room here... There's a slab of concrete in front of my window blocking any view I 'would have' and certainly paid for. Yes... After trying to have a chill weekend in Atlanta, I'll make the best of it and stay out of my room. Hashtag eventhoughyoupaintedit-itsstillawall

24/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
212. Zeb M.
This is one of the coolest hotels I've ever stayed at! Checking in was a breeze as they had several people at the front desk and we also scored a free room upgrade that included an amazing view of downtown Atlanta. Having a Starbucks on site was also a plus and we were within walking distance of restaurants. The only reason this Marriott does not get the typical 5 stars is for their parking. Valet is supposed to make it easier for you, right? It took us 15+ minutes for us to get our car after checking out. Granted this was their rush hour of check outs, but the waiting area was cramped and the staff was so completely unorganized. I hope they figure out a way to make it more streamlined!

13/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
213. Lola G.
It's a Beautiful Building, I was on the 40th floor with a great view of the city. Overall my stay was good. The room was clean and the services were good. The room is kind of small especially the bathroom. The location is great for moving around the city without a car and the Marta ( train ) is conveniently located in the Peachtree Center next door. The Peachtree Center is full of many choices of good eateries and small shops. So, location, location is the Best ! I would stay here again due to the convenience and professional hospitality of the staff. Walter ( I think that was his name ) I know he's from Brazil. During check in he was at the Front Desk filling in from J.W.Mariott location and he was a sweet heart and very helpful. I received a warm welcome and suggestions from him which were outstanding. Yes, I'll be back !

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
214. Joanna T.
This is definitely a convention hotel, which comes with pluses and minuses.

On the plus side, it's a large property meaning there are lots of amenities for the traveler - a full conference center, pool, good sized workout room, a store for snacks and drinks and several restaurants & bars. That last one is useful because the immediate area doesn't have a lot for restaurant/bar options that aren't chains or located in other hotels. This property is also about 1 block away from a MARTA stop meaning you can get here from the airport for about $4 and not get stuck in traffic.

On the minus side, it's a high churn convention hotel meaning the rooms get beat. My housekeeping was "okay" - stains on the shower curtain, wallpaper and furniture. Rooms are probably due for a refresh. The outlet in my bathroom didn't work, meaning I had to blowdry my hair at the room desk which was annoying. Wifi is not free unless you are a Marriott Rewards member ($15/day).

The architecture of the hotel may appeal to some but I actively disliked it. The common floors aren't well signposted and it's a bit of a maze. If you're afraid of heights, you're going to have a bad time. The hotel is 40+ stories tall with an interior atrium and glass elevators - I was freaked out every time I went up/down.

The staff is above average though - everyone I interacted with (front desk, concierge, convention area staff, bar/restaurant staff) was very friendly and genuinely helpful. I'd probably stay here again just because of my loyalty to Marriott - the property itself is merely "average".

04/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
215. Jay Y.
This is one of the coolest hotels I have stayed! As I walked into the lobby, I was awed by the majestic lobby view of the thirty-plus floors above. If you thought the fountain was impressive, wait until you walk in to witness this architectural majesty. The glass, cylindrical elevators were also cool to ride up and down. I felt like I was living in a masterpiece during my stay here.

Like other Marriott, the room was clean, cozy, and comfortable. Even on the 16th floor, I got a new view of the Atlanta downtown skyline from my window. Unfortunately, possibly due to the massive structure, the wifi was not free ($15 per night) so that was a bummer. Other than that though, I can't complain about my comfortable sleep in my hotel room here!

If you do want to use the wifi without paying though, the lobby level has free wifi. The lobby also has the Pulse Bar lounge and the High Velocity restaurant for you to relax. The Pulse Bar is a decent stop to admire the interior if you do not intend to stay in the Marriott.

In short, expect the same high Marriott quality plus a marvelous interior to dazzle you each time you walk outside your room. Aside from the lack of free wifi, this hotel has everything that will make your stay even more comfortable and cooler than your stay at home!

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tl;dr version:
1. Mind-blowingly marvelous interior
2. Extremely comfortable hotel room and accommodation
3. No free wifi

18/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
216. Debbie H.
My company had an event at this hotel this week.  The event planning team was great.
Help me with last minute changes and even weather related cancellations.  If you need a meeting space for your group, call the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, they will take care of you.

12/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
217. Joe I.
The service here was amazing.  Every single person I encountered was pleasant, helpful and knew the answers to the questions I was asking.  The hotel itself is really spectacular, and the elevator rides up to my room on the 33rd floor were fun.  Its rare that you are impressed by the hotel you're staying in for a conference, but this was one such occasion.  I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
218. Matthew G.
I wanted to love this hotel, but I just could not.

Our room was a little worn. The bathroom had mold, fan caked with dust, and chips all over the mirror frame. The beds were not your Marriot standard, and neither was the service. I had some good encounters with stuff, but I had more bad ones. They definitely did not follow Marriot standards. Not worth what you pay. Would definitely try out another hotel in the area.

Location is good, but not great. A little walk to anything good. We used uber due to the weather.

08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
219. DeAnn C.
Very difficult to get around the hotel for anyone with a physical challenge. Lots of walking, directional signage is almost non-existent, elevator waits are terrible, there were only 2 elevator max working for our floor.

The rooms are nice. Needs are great. That is the reason they got a 3 star.

Will never stay here again due to the issues in the first paragraph.

21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
220. Greg N.
Stayed here while attending a conference being held at the hotel.   Hotel is amazing, restaurants are great (fish tacos and loaded nachos at High Velocity are fantastic!), the rooms were well kept and larger.  

I saw where some folks are complaining the hotel is worn a little, it could be that with my room on the 45th floor that it is better kept?   Don't know for sure, but my room was well maintained and clean and the view ... amazing.     Yup, the elevators were a little slow.    

Went by yesterday to the gift shop/market.   Sandwiches, soft drinks, all kinds of fresh fruit, desserts, and salads are pre-packaged for quick pick-up.    Ate in High Velocity once, visited the bar there another time.    Enjoyed the starbucks and attended meetings in the atrium area.    Location is literally in the middle of everything - lots of great restaurants with 4-5 blocks ... I mean lots!    

Sure enjoyed my stay.   Every single staff member I walked by greeted me or acknowledged me - wow!    Hey, also the concierge lounge on the 42nd floor is a work of art.    There must be 20 flat screens in there,  6-8 enclaves for sitting and visiting, lots of small tables, comfortable chairs/sofas.    Breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres were great and plentiful.   Lots of selection.   Tonight they had grilled shrimp.

$36 for parking seems a tad high, even for downtown.   $15-$18 per night for WiFi, also seems a little too pricey.    Having even basic membership in Marriott Rewards program gets these fees waived.

If you are staying here, you might consider taking a taxi to the hotel from the airport, as once I parked the car I was able to walk to restaurants in the area.

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0