I traveled to San Jose on Business and at the suggestion of many of my co-workers decided to stay at the Residence Inn. When I got here I immediately tried to hook up my computer and iPad to the Internet. The first day I arrived I was unable to detect a wireless network on my phone or iPad, so I had to use the wired connection at the desk. I hooked up just fine, but everything seemed slow, when I ran speedtest.net I found that I was getting 0.5mbs speed on the wire. I didn't worry about it that night. Over the next few days working with the front desk and their tech support I found out that Marriot deliberately limits their guests to this speed, I'm assuming for monetary reasons.
As a hotel in Silicon Valley, the heart of the information age, I was quite surprised to find this limitation, and I would not recommend this hotel to my Net savvy friends and co-workers.More
- Free Wifi
- Fitness centre