Stay Report 10/12 to 10/13:
Location: The hotel is in Downtown Columbus on the corner of 9th and Broadway just south of the Performing Arts Center. Its location means you can walk to all the restaurants and bars downtown and believe me there are some excellent choices. It does mean a little bit of driving if you need to get to the freeways around here but it's worth it.
Hotel: The hotel was closed for a few months during COVID but is back open. It's a nice design that's different in a good way from the standard Marriotts you see in a lot of cities. It has an attached Houlihan's Restaurant and a small parking lot out from which is blessedly free right now. There's a large lobby with a small store in it as well.
Check In: I was checked in by a helpful agent who let me know she'd upgraded me to a suite for being Titanium, that's always a treat.
Room: Very nice. Full living room with small bar area, separate bedroom with large and comfortable bed and a huge bathroom. No issues with Wifi or noise or finding power outlets so I was very happy.
Dining: This hotel is nicely still providing breakfast as a Titanium benefit. I was able to order off a menu and service and the food were both very good.
I have nothing but good things to say about this property. The location, service and elite recognition were top notch. I'm making lists of places that treated elites well during COVID and I'll be returning to those properties. This is definitely one of them.
Unlike the Marriott i stayed at last night, this one - everyone is masked - and 90% in the lobby. the room is redone - and nice. Breakfast at Houlihans - had the asparagus omelet - outsstanding....wow, i really love this hotel. A block from the riverwalk which is great for exercise. Only complaint - well no lounge but they gave breakfast...only complaint - have sanitizer stations everywhere - but have to keep them filled. they were mainly empty. I'll be back for sure. Very good choice in times of covid.
Stayed here for a wedding in Columbus. Mediocre hotel with mediocre staff, who do not know much about the hotel or anything else. The front desk clerk told me no sofa bed (my daughter was with us), so we will send up a roll away. Normally fine, but when I got to the room, we had both and nowhere to put down the roll away or pull out the sofa bed. The restaurant is just a run of the mill Houlihan, though the bar is very nice with good bartenders. Nothing special and certainly not a destination to go to.
My husband and I live only and hour away and were looking for a local getaway. We decided on Columbus and the Marriott and I’m so glad we did. I loved this hotel. The building is beautiful brick and very historic as it was once a grist mill. The lobby is huge and you can tell there is a lot of history here.
We were checked in fast and offered water bottles which were very appreciated. We didn’t expect our room to be updated as I read that they were going through renovations. We were pleasantly surprised to get a modern & recently re-done room on the 3rd floor.
We were given a voucher for breakfast and just expected a grab and go due to Covid precautions. Another surprised when the voucher was good for credit at the Houlihan’s restaurant for a sit down meal. The breakfast was excellent and great service- even though they have just recently opened up.
Our stay was quick but everyone we encountered from front desk to housekeeping staff was nice and friendly. Overall a great stay.
This vernue was perfect for our quarterly corporate meeting. From start to finish Courtney and Lauren ensured the process of booking the meeting room, guest rooms, planning the menu's for breakfast, lunches, and snacks during the meeting - all went smoothly. I got great feedback from the Reps who attended the meeting. They were pleased with the rooms; the food that was served; and the service provided by all staff members. Hoolihans Restaurant being onsite was another HUGE plus. With multiple Reps - some of which had flown in for the meeting - it was not necessary to carpool or book UBER or Taxi's to go to dinner. This was the first time i've booked at this particular Marriott - it won't be the last. Thank you for helping to make our event an enjoyable one.