For the basics, this location of TownePlace Suites just off Shea in Scottsdale does it well. Good bed, complete, yet small kitchen area, sofa bed and work desk. I had not stayed in the Townplace Suites concept of Marriott, so the description of the room is the same concept as Residence inn, but smaller and cheaper fixtures. Such as the kitchen is about half the size of the equivalent Residence Inn space. The room as well. A preformed tub/shower vs. tile in the Residence Inn version -- you get the idea.
The biggest surprise was the lack of lobby space. From the pictures on the website, I imagined a lobby where breakfast would be available in a "social" type gathering area. What is there is just a type home living room size with a few chairs - certainly not a "lobby" by any stretch of the imagination. Check in was done at a sit down desk.
We didn't use the pool, but it is next to one of the buildings within the parking area. Landscaping was done well, and the exteriors were pleasant.
What I found surprising in the room, is all the doors were done in a darker tone wood with cream walls - which made the room feel darker than it was and an older feel, rather than the dark wood and warm colors of the updated versions of Courtyard and Residence Inn.
All in all, a functional location for the extended stay guest on a tighter budget. Luxury this is not, but very functional.
We got connecting queen suites rather than the two bedroom suite and that worked great.
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