on February 27, 2006
There were several good things about our stay at the Milan Marriott, but on the whole, I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed. We chose the Marriott because the price was right (they honor the Federal Government price), it is located within the city of Milan itself, and because it is a Marriott--which we've never been disappointed by before.
The positives: The staff, from the doormen to those at the check-in desk to the concierge, were all very cheerful and helpful; you have to experience the new Marriott bed to believe it; and regardless of its price (14€), the room-service hamburger is the best anywhere.
But the negatives: Although the Marriott is within the city limits, it's not really central (you have to change subways once from Stazione Centrale, and it's a 10-minute walk from the nearest subway station to the hotel) and most things are showing their age (threadbare carpets in the hallways, very small TVs, and cracked trim here and there). This is a hotel that seemingly caters primarily to the business traveler who can expense everything, from the taxi rides just to get anywhere to the predictably astronomical prices for the minibar and restaurant. For those reasons I can't wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to the "average" tourist. The rooms are comfortable, but the hotel's location and appearance just detract too much.
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