Just completed a two night stay at the Dayton Marriott. It’s an older Marriott close to downtown Dayton, but still not really near anything. However, if you have to be in Dayton, and prefer a full-service hotel, I have to say that the stay was pleasant.

The front desk staff was friendly and acommodating, and the room, while smallish, was equipped with the new Marriott “Revive” bedding which makes for a very comfortable rest. I was on the Concierge Level which occupies the 5th and 6th floors of the hotel. The Concierge Lounge was located on the 6th floor, and had a very nice spread for Breakfast, Dinner and dessert in the evenings. I did not dine in the hotel restaurant, but did partake of some lighter fare in the bar, “Gambits.” The staff was friendly and efficient. I never wanted for a thing.

The hotel is equipped with an above average gym, indoor pool, and business center in the lobby area. All rooms are wired for high-speed internet, and the common areas offer wireless access. As is standard at full service Marriott Hotels, there is a $9.95 fee, but roaming access is offered for $6.99 per day if you are a subscriber of some carriers including T-Mobile.

Overall, the Dayton Marriott was a nice hotel equipped with everything most any business traveler needs. I’ll certainly stay again.