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Best type of room at Marriott Stellaris ?

NJ
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Best type of room at Marriott Stellaris ?

We are booking the lowest rate on line for a later June stay with the hopes of an upgrade or paying a little bit more per night for a partial ocean view. Never having stayed here, I am not sure of the hotel set up ( u-shaped, one main building, etc) so I was hoping someone could tell me how many floors, ocean view, pool view, garden view, atrium view etc. I thought I read about rooms over looking the lobby or atrium being very loud and would love a partial ocean view. Any thoughts on tipping the check in person a few doallrs ( is $20 too cheap or is $50 more likely to make a difference if at all). Thanks for all help.

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1. Re: Best type of room at Marriott Stellaris ?

We just returned & booked a garden view room. We ended up with a partial ocean view/garden room. It was perfect for us because we don't spend much time in the room anyway. The hotel has 8 floors. The 8th floor is for Tradewind Club only though. The person checking us in offered us an upgrade for a ocean front room on the 7th floor for $50.00 per night, but we declined. I would think you can't go wrong with an ocean, pool or garden view room, but I would NOT want one of the rooms overlooking the lobby mostly because of the smoke from the casino and noise because the lobby bar, sushi bar and casino are all right there.

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2. Re: Best type of room at Marriott Stellaris ?

The hotel is u-shape For the 2 long sides of the u, the inside rooms overlook the pool/ocean for high floors and more 'garden view for lower floors. For the outside of the U - you might have partial ocean view, but you'll also be looking at either the Marriott Ocean Club building or just the island view on the other side. For the short part of the U (bottom), the doors open from the atrium, and the balcony doors overlook the pool/garden/ocean. Frankly, we had one of those last year, and we thought it was best we'd ever had (4 prior trips to Marriott). We had no problem w/ noise, smoke, etc.

We've paid upgrade fees before to go from a garden room to a deluxe ocean/pool view - as they're called. Last 2 years, we didn't pay an upgrade in November, but still got upgraded, thanks to being a Platinum rewards member.

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