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Need help with New York City-area Marriotts

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Girlinthehood, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Girlinthehood

    Girlinthehood Member

    Help. I plan to spend five days this summer in New York City and will use my Marriott points. Are any of you Marriott Rewards members who have found decent Marriotts that aren't category 7s? (I don't want to eat up all my points.) I don't mind staying out of the city as long as I have easy access to public transportation. Much thanks for any help.
  2. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    You should have some luck in the Westchester area (north of Manhattan; good train service to and from the city). I'd try Long Island second and New Jersey third. Make sure you double-check the Jersey locations; at some, you might need a cab to and from the train station.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Does it have to be a Marriott, or just a Marriott property?

    According to the Marriott site, there's a Fairfield Inn in Long Island City/Queens that's only a category 4.

    I stayed at the Marquis (which is a 7) and the Brooklyn Bridge one (which is a 6). So beyond that I don't know.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    There's the Stamford Marriott, right near the train station-40 minutes from Grand Central, doubt it's a 6 or 7.
    The Brooklyn Bridge Marriott is very nice and super convenient.
  5. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Courtyard Jersey City is a Cat 3. Fairfield Inn Meadowlands is a Cat 2.

    I think I've been to the Jersey City one.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I've stayed at Fairfield Meadowlands. Decent joint. You can walk to the track if you want to lose some money. I hear there's a strip joint nearby.
    And a bus comes right out front and drops you off at the Port Authority. Six bucks each way, I think. It's been a while.
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    long island marriott, right next to nassau coliseum in uniondale, l.i. i'd think they can transport and pick up from nearest lirr station. a 35-40 minute trip to penn station. 516-794-3800
  8. accguy

    accguy Member

    Jersey City CY is across the street from a PATH station. Very easy.
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Do not go to any of the Marriott properties at Laguardia. All dumps, and much too expensive.
  10. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Way back when I wasn't smart enough to know better, I remember reading something in Donald Trump's biography about him bamboozling the Marriott Corp. into giving him exclusivity in Manhattan within the chain and that nobody else could open a Marriott on the island.

    It had something to do with Marriott failing to purchase the air rights to a property, thereby limiting its ability to build a building larger than what had been on the site. Trump owned the air rights and sold it to them in turn for the exclusivity and then held it over Marriott's head for years, refusing to sell and refusing to let Marriott open hotels in Manhattan.

    Does this sound familiar to anybody?
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    $6.80 ROUND TRIP. In the City in 1/2 hour or less (depending on traffic).

    Do not go anywhere near the strip joint across the street. All trime ripoff.
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