The Frankfurt Marriott on Hamburger Allee is huge but it’s also a bit of a gem. It’s popular with airline crews and multi-national travellers and of course many of those redeeming frequent traveller points. If you are looking for a small, intimate getaway this is not for you!
I stayed here on a pre-paid rate. Pay with Visa and get free breakfast. For around €100 for the room and two people this was a pretty good deal. With Marriott Gold status I was given access to the Executive Lounge upon checking in, but there was no room upgrade or other amenities offered, which was a little disappointing. I wasn’t too bothered though, the room was excellent and I got good use of the Lounge.
The room seemed recently refurbished and well presented. The bed was extremely comfortable. I was surprised that there was no free in-room water offered, but the lounge access made up for this slight inconvenience. However, the in-room tea selection was one of the best I’ve ever encountered: quite a selection!
The Executive Lounge was open all day and there were snacks, fresh fruit, and a fine selection of hot and cold drinks. The evening service kicked off from 5.30pm and ran on until 11.00pm with a good selection of wines and beers available. There was also a generous hors d’oeuvres selection: plentiful supplies of meats, salads, breads, and a hot dish. The cakes were outstanding too!
There was a breakfast service in the Lounge but we ate in the main restaurant: Brasserie Ici. This was a bit mad with a lot of food offerings, a lot of people, and not so much space!
The spread was impressive though and so was the price: €30 each if you chose the full buffet, so having it included in our rate was a good bonus.
Immediately outside the hotel was a tram stop with direct service to the main station just a few stops away, so from a transport perspective this Marriott was amazingly easy to get to, even from the airport.
Overall, I liked this hotel very much. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Like I said, the only slight drawback is its size, making it very busy and causing rather long waits for the elevators. However, if you can get a good deal and are patient, this place is a winner.