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Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

This is one of our favorite areas - the hotel staff is very helpful and courteous - rooms are clean, but the hotel itself looked - in places a bit "tired! Areas by the lifts should be vacuumed properly - the lifts were scary - they were so slow and very noisy - you were happy, when it reached its destination! Restaurant facilities very good - breakfast buffet excellent - again very good service!
We were upgraded to a Junior Suite, but this was only a room very slightly bigger than the average guestroom - with an extra armchair - which was making the room rather small - since both armchairs were right in front of the bed - therefore - not really what one would call a suite! The swimmingpool area has been upgraded - with water features and kids pools - which are great to look at and fun for kids - but the original swimming pool is still the same it was years ago - although enhanced by the surrounding area.
The main asset to this hotel is the quietness of the surroundings and the golf courses - and - of course - the excellent staff - the hotel itself could do with a bit of an upgrade inside - but we still enjoyed our stay and would come back!
One final observation - trashcans in the parking lot should be checked regularly - especially in the evenings - although there might be racoons making a mess overnight - if the trash is dealt with in the evening there might not be so much for them to make a mess with - while we were there the trash was overflowing morning, lunchtime and evening - and the hotel was not very full - therefore not a very good impression for guests arriving at the hotel!

Room Tip: Try to get a room not overlooking the pool area - can be very noisyin the evenings!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jay P, Manager at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thank you for the review. I'm so glad that you were pleased with your stay. You are correct regarding the Junior Suites. They are slightly larger versions of our guest rooms. For even more space, I recommend one of our Executive Suites or even the Presidential Suite. Some suites have kitchen areas, seperate bedroom and living quarters and even a fireplace!

The "original" outdoor pool has had some upgrades done to it. Bench seating was added down the length of the pool along with built in cocktail tables so that you can sit in the pool and enjoy your favorite beverage. We also added an outdoor hot tub with water feature to that area and we keep it as an "adult only" area. The kids can have a great time at the new pool with water slide, waterfalls, and splash pad.

We'll keep a closer eye on the parking lot trash cans. We do empty them several times per day, but they are small and can fill up quickly.

Come back and visit us again real soon!

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a night on our visit to Tueskegee Airmen National Historic Site. One can either walk the Grand National Trail or stay for hours by the pool or in the pool. The area is quiet and far from the hustle and bustle of city life. The restaurant and bar provide good and reasonably priced food. I would gladly stay here again when another chance comes.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jay P, Manager at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you for the review and for the photos you posted. Please stop by to visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Tucked away in the lush, green, bird- song filled forest, this resort was the right weekend getaway for my family. The adult pool afforded views to the children's pool and tennis courts. My husband enjoyed a round on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. The food was fine. Once again, the Marriott met our expectations!

Stayed: May 2014
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Jay P, Manager at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you for the review. With the summer approaching, our offerings for families keep increasing. Camp Soaring Summer is underway now with lots of activiites every day. I hope to see you back again this summer.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

For the past 14 years, or when the Grand National hotel in Opelika (Marriott's finest hotel) we have receive wonderful customer service, and the southern style buffet breakfast is something my husband and I enjoy every year. With the new addition of the water park/slide area it is a welcome addition to the wonderful hotel. The hotel Manager, Jay Prater extends the word of wonderful customer service to us every time we arrive to the hotel. We arrive in April for two different dates, the staff is courtesy, polite, enjoy the southern hospitality and the wonderful rooms, new menu and will continue to stay at the hotel for years to come! Well done Marriot staff, Jay, Wayne, Brent, Chip, Nate and the front desk staff. thanks again for the warm welcome!

Room Tip: all the rooms are clean, refrigerators in the rooms, enjoy the balcony and the serenity of the location of the hotel! Keep up the terrific work.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jay P, Manager at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you so much for your review. We enjoy having you as a guest and look forward to your visit each year.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Even if you don't like golf, this is an excellent property and a great place to stay for a visit to Auburn University. I brought my family up for a campus tour from Florida and wished we could have spent more time at the hotel, it is that nice. The restaurant food was excellent - had great ribs, grilled chicken, sandwiches, etc. The pool and outdoor entertainment area is beautiful, and there is something for every age. There is a nice game room with pool table, card table, games for kids. We have my in-laws, who are in their 80's, my wife & I, and our two kids 17 & 15. Everyone loved this property. Best features - fantastically courteous and helpful staff, and the great golf and golf course next door. I would highly recommend this location to anyone visiting the area, a business outing, or a golf outing with friends.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Jay P, Manager at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thank you for the review and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. With the temperatures warming up, it's a great time to come enjoy our fabulous pool. I hope that you can come back real soon.

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