We travel to Kalamazoo every Christmas for our family gathering. In the past we've stayed at the Hampton Inn on the other side of I-94 (same exit) and last year at the Radisson downtown. The Marriott had the cheapest rates this year, so we thought we'd give it a try.
The public areas are not much to speak of, brightly colored with plastic tables, in ways reminiscent of a fast food restaurant. The rooms, however, are very nice. There is a full kitchen with utensils, a flat screen TV, and a decent bathroom. Free wireless internet access. The hotel was very quiet, with elevators at both ends of each floor.
The not so good included uncomfortable beds with un-ironed and thus scratchy sheets; no rubber bath mat for the tub (and it was quite slippery), and most annoying, the free continental breakfast that ends at 9 am sharp. One morning we got down there at 8:30 so it was no problem, but the second morning we missed out -- everything was packed up by 9:05 am. There was a sign showing the hours, but this is the first hotel I can remember that doesn't serve breakfast (free, continental, full, etc.) until 10 am.
All in all, it's a decent place. Room is much better than the Hampton Inn and location is more convenient than the Radisson. We'd probably stay again if the price were right.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking