We stayed at the Residence Inn for one night in mid August'12 during our week long trip to Southern Germany. The frontdesk staff was very polite and helpful making check-in/out a breeze. The morning of our check-out day, we requested a late checkout because we were going to see Residenz palace in the central Munich. The lady at (I apologize for forgetting her name) front desk let us check out around 1 pm and was very gracious about extending it for half an hour beyond that.
Like other reviewers on this site, we found location very convenient to the central Munich attractions such as MarktPlatz, Residenz, etc. The Sbhan Ostbahnhoff station is about five minute's walk from the hotel. The hotel is in a mixed residential / office neighborhood. We felt safe walking back from the Sbahn station late at night after 10 pm. There are two Lidel supermarkets (one next to the Sbahn train station and one behind hotel) conveniently located near the hotel. This was very important for us since we are pure vegetarians and needed to buy essentials such as bread, cheese, and fruit. We had a king studio apartment with a sofabed. The studio was on a smaller side compared to the ones in USA, but it was adequate for a one night stay with two children in early teens. There was a small kitchenette with fridge and dishwasher as well as a sink which we found very useful. I loved the cappuccino from the Nepresso machine in the kitchenette. We enjoyed the wide selection of fruit, vegetables, cheese, yogurt, cereals, coffee, and, cappuccino, at the breakfast buffet. This was undoubtedly one of the best breakfasts ever at a Marriott property within USA or in Europe. I have stayed at many Marriotts (across all brands, from JW to Springhill/Fairfield) & found the breakfast in Munich topped them all! Only downside to staying in city is 20 Euro parking fee but it is unavoidable and well worth the price considering alternatives of parking in unknown neighborhood. We were able to get in and out of the hotel within reasonable time with our GPS in the rental car.
Here are a few tips for tourists: buy a Bavarian castle pass for 40 Euro, good for a family for two weeks. This will pay for itself if you were to see just a couple of places and museums included. The pass also includes two of the three castles in Fussen area as well as Wurzburg residenz. If you are with family, buy a day pass for Sbahn/Ubahn. You will break even just after one trip!
Overall, I highly recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence Inn helps guests keep all aspects of their life in balance through connectivity to home and office, health and fitness options, and comfortable places to work or relax - including guests traveling with their families, or for personal travel. The Residence Inn Munich City East offers 125 spacious studios with air condition, telephone, safe, fully equipped kitchenette with dishwasher and refrigerator, W-Lan with High Speed Internet Access, Sat-TV and generous living, dining and working area. The fitness room, steam bath and sauna are free of charge for all our guests. ... more less
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