Stayed here 1 night for a pre-cruise-non Priceline stay on 1/19/02.
Hotel has free shuttle to/from airport, so after getting my bags at the airport, I called the hotel for pick-up. A van arrived about 10-15 mins. after. The hotel was about 10-15 mins away from the airport, with the Embassy Suites nearby. A new high-rise building, the rectangular tower sits back and perpendicular from the main road, with a parking lot out front. A nice portico shelters the front entrance. The main lobby is spacious ,and nicely furnished, with the front desk and elevators situated in the rear of the building.
Check-in was efficent, but not particularly friendly, and dispite being a Marriott frequent guest member, when I politely asked for a complementary up-grade, none was given.(BTW, I was staying free because of redeemed frequent stay pts.)
The room was very nicely furnished, although not particularly large. King-size bed, desk, TV Cabinet, Nintenedo. Bathroom was again very nicely appointed, but not large. Bath & Body Works amenities were present (FWIW- It was interesting to note that the size of the bathrm supplies by Bath & Body Works were noticeably SMALLER than when I had last stayed @ a Renaissance in Maui, about 4 yrs ago. At that hotel, I had remarked about the generous size of the toiletries)
The hotel has a small outdoor pool, with some room around it to sun, but being that it is located towards the front and thus near the main road, it wouldn't be all that relaxing.
There is a restaurant on premises, but we chose to walk across the st. to a local diner called Joes. It was a perfect place for a basic lunch and/or breakfast. There are other restaurants within walking distance; I think there is an Outback steakhouse nearby. There is also a strip mall with a supermarket that's within walking distance, where you can pick-up any last minute supplies.
The hotel has complementary shuttle service to nearby locations, but NOT to the cruise ship pier. Not an issue, since it is only a five min, $5 cab ride to the ship pier.
The only negative is the 'inexperienced' service from the hotel staff, which may be due to it's newness. We had taken advantage of the hotel's advertised complementary shoeshine service;our dress shoes needed a shine. There was a bag to put them in, along with a card, where we put our name and rm #. A uniformed hotel person came by to pick them up, and I told him that we would like then back tonight, although we really didn't need them until the morning. Well, we didn't get them back that evening, nor were they at the door the next morning. I called housekeeping, and asked them to bring back our shoes. When we came back from breakfast, no shoes, no message. Turns out they have no idea where they were; nobody on their staff claims to have taken the shoes, or has seen them. Speaking with the most senior person on staff, he wasn't professional, nor helpful. He didn't even have a business card to give me! He took a piece of memo paper with the hotel's address,wrote his name on it, and told us to send him the receipts when we buy new shoes.
Dispite this mishap, we were quite happy with the hotel, it was brand new, and spanking clean.