Saturday, November 1, 2008

Marriot Courtyard Westport

I won a bid at this hotel for $42. I was hoping to stay at the Doubletree or Sheraton Westport but on this day the Marriot Courtyard came through as the winner. When I saw it was the Marriot Courtyard I was a little bit disappointed. Looking at these hotels from the outside is a bit decieving and disappointing. Once, I got in the hotel I found that it was very nice. They have the rooms and decor of a three star hotel and the benefits of a two star hotel. They had the items like a tea bar and stuff you would typically not find offered for free at the more expensive hotels. Then they had a lavish lobby and really comfortable rooms as you'd find in a three star hotel.

I still haven't answered why the more expensive hotels offer less free services. I really liked the setup. It was more like being at home than the other hotels. I think that is the concept. I was really suprised. I enjoyed my stay even though I didn't go over to Westport for all the fun. The good news is that I recently won a bid at the Sheraton Chalet so you can still stay at a hotel primed for partying. I love getting drunk and walking 100 feet to were I can crash. Please, don't get obnoxiously drunk. Well hope to see you in St. Louis. Bidding in Westport is always cheap especially on weekends and holidays.


Rosa Rose said...

Hi George,
Going to Columbus,Ohio with grandchildren. Need two rooms.Two adulds & two teens in each room. Need like an Embassy Suite or Residence Inn....suite type room with breakfast. Any ideas on how to up my chances to get that type of room? We are retired and on a budget. Also what would you bid?

Thank You,
Rosa C Rose aka Nana

George Burke said...

Hello Rosa,

I would bid 40,45 then 50 on starting with a four star or three star. There is no guarantee on the brand of hotel but it will be as good or better than what you have listed.