New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036 USA
It's a hotel.
I was hoping for a little bit more… The Marquis in Atlanta has a bar that draws in people other than the bored, tired business traveler. As a bored, tired business traveler, I was hoping for a bit of Times Square people watching. Not to happen. The configuration does not encourage mingling. While I understand it to some extent, I was hoping to relax with a few smiles and some chat before bundling off to sleep.
The room was great (and huge for NYC), but typical. Cookie cutter. The iron was a real iron, believe it or not. That's a nice bonus. And the staff were great overall. I was here on last-minute state rate, so I think I was bumped up to an available better room. The "lounge" on the 30th floor wasn't available to a peon like me, but the paperwork in the room never mentioned that. Minor point, as I intended on blintzes for breakfast. The workout area seemed serious, but I wasn't.
Now that I've stayed at Times Square once, I feel no need ever to do so again. Nothing bad about the hotel, just not my thing.