Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette3.5 out of 5.0
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We had not checked out this renovated hotel. We had many fond memories here and had stayed away for no good reason. The room was comfortable and clean. The remodeling added to the elegance, Wedding reception was catered with a super staff. Food was hot abd delicious. Decorations excellent. High compliments to Aaron Hodel and staff.
Rooms are outdated. Restaurant and bar are modern and up to date. Location is great for the river. Close to lots of businesses. Not much to do otherwise in this area. Was told not to go out when it's dark. Think it's just the area. Heard it was getting better, but still take precaution.
I only stayed for one night but the bed was very comfortable and the A/C worked great. they fold their pillows into little marshmallows. There is a bar that serves starbucks coffee which is great. The location is fantastic, you can walk to local restaurants and businesses.
The hotel APPEARS to be a classic, historic hotel located in the heart of downtown Peoria. The hotel has been renovated, but all of the classic charm that is typically associated with a historic hotel is gone...with the exception of the Ballroom level (which just makes you wish the rest of the hotel still retained some of the elegance and grace of the original property). The lobby, restaurant and hotel floors could be ANY airport Marriott. Absolutely nothing special about them. Clean, efficient, MODERN...and boring. To be honest, i thought i was in the Marriott Courtyard (attached/next door) when i first entered. I was wrong..... My room was clean, comfortable. Nothing more. The center elevator (very dated) had a 3" diameter piece of marble missing....that had clearly been gone for some time. My friend tripped, and lost her shoe as she exited the elevator. Not good. The staff.....was mostly awful. The exception was VIV who checked me in. To be honest, VIV was the highlight of my trip, and IF i return, she would be the main reason. Personable, friendly, elegant.....she should be training the rest of the staff. This lady has it down, from my friendly greeting to great service! Love VIV! This morning,I went downstairs for breakfast. The lady at the desk that seated me is in DESPERATE need of training. I repeat: DESPERATE! She was leaning agains the furniture as i approached, and didn't stand up straight while asking me 'How many?". Then asked "Buffet or Menu". When I responded to each...her reply was "Ok, COOL". Is this table good? "OK, COOL". Would you like coffee? "OK, COOL". UGH.... She said "OK, COOL" SIX FRIGGING TIMES. No other words came out of her mouth. Sloppy. Very sloppy. OK....Cool. The buffet was nice....but I waited 10 minutes for someone to show up to the omelet station. Had to go find someone....and then still waited. Really? I was one of two people in the place. Its your standard 'cookie cutter' Marriott. Nothing more. I doubt that the Courtyard next door is much different. Stay wherever the price is lowest. The hotels are connected. PS: The AWFUL LED bulbs in the chandeliers on the ballroom level are gross, and destroy the elegance of those classic chandeliers. Really??? Put some appropriate bulbs in these fixtures!!
Check in was not great. I was part of a large group. Our leader lays out very specific directions, in triplicate for the check in and check out process. Part of that is putting down a credit card to cover all of our incidentals in case someone forgets to pay their own. It alleviates the problem of someone accidentally getting charged for their accommodation (which happens on occasion). I checked in late in the evening and just put my card down. Now I get to watch it for a week or so to make sure that no charges hit it. Following directions is important. I headed up to my room and was surprised at how small it was. I have a process when I walk into my room. The first thing is that I pick a spot to put my 2 bags (suitcase and computer bag). There wasn't a super obvious spot to put my suitcase as the room was one of the smallest ones I have been in in a long time. Usually small rooms are reserved for big time cities like New York City, Chicago, or anywhere in Europe. Not usually somewhere like Peoria, IL. So be it. The second part of my scanning process is to look for a bathtub. No such luck, only a shower. That made sense as the room had obviously been previously renovated. In spite of my not so great start (check in and small room size), everyone else was in order in spades. The room was functional with a nice desk, chair, and plenty of power outlets. Everything was very clean and in good shape. No worn out wallpaper, tattered edges, etc. The TV was large and worked very well with a nice selection of channels. The internet worked fine (not super fast, but no problems). The bed was very comfortable with the type of pillows that I like, small and squishy. Only downside was that they were rolled up into tight balls that I had to unroll and then flatten out. The room was quiet and blacked out very well. That is important for me for a good night of sleep. The climate control worked very well and kept me cool and asleep all night. All in all, a fine hotel. Just a bad start. Sometimes that is all it takes.
Really nice hotel located down town with a lot of great restraints and bars within walking distance. Room was spacious and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. The pool area and hot tub were clean and well maintained and was just right after a long day of travel.
Recently updated and is very nice.... it is an old historic hotel, and has seen many renovations over the years... This time, it was done very well.... Rooms are nice, clean and well appointed... not over the top but very nice... my room was a bit on the small side.. but comfortable.... It has a nice work out center and restaurant on site... Rate was very competitive at 135.00 a night... Downtown location can not be beat...
The rooms were huge and clean. Beds were ok. Breakfast was not so good( egg, muffins and toast tasted old) the pool the reason we chosen this hotel was very dirty. Hairs and towels on the ground. The tiles were all discolored and the hot tub made a lot of foam which was Greyish.
Was in town visiting family and booked our stay here . Such a beautiful, luxurious property. Everything you could want in a hotel . Definitely recommend. Best hotel in the area . Quiet , comfortable accommodations.
We stayed at the Pere Marquette for a wedding and enjoyed a classic old hotel that has been updated by Marriott. The guest rooms are stylish but small. I had to push the armchair flush against the window wall when I went to bed to avoid tripping over it when I got up. The bathroom has a sliding door, so there's little room to hang used towels. I finally spotted a double hook between the toilet and the shower, and it was hanging out of the wall. The shower was updated with a lovely glass door. But the shower floor is slippery so I wished I had asked for a non-slip mat. A nice array of toiletries was provided including mouthwash, ear swabs and cotton balls. Our tv wasn't getting local channels so they offered to move us to another room. We passed because we had already unpacked and settled in. As an accommodation we asked for access to the concierge lounge only to find out it's not open on weekends. They gave us vouchers for one day of their breakfast buffet instead (a lot of good choices). There was no in room safe, so we took our chances (with no adverse consequences). Parking is free and the parking structure is accessible via a skywalk that serves the Pere Marquette and the Courtyard by Marriott next door. This is a good choice if you have to stay downtown. The federal courthouse is across the street.
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 335 reviews