Marriott, I just might love you

I’ve been a Hilton man for a long time. They have a good variety of hotel brands, and I’ve had great luck with earning and using HHonors points for award stays. Normally, when I visit the Redmond/Seattle area I stay at the Embassy Suites Bellevue. It’s close to the Seattle temple and Deseret Book, and it’s a good central location for my needs (plus I love me some free hotel breakfast!)

However, two of my last three area stays have been at Marriott properties and they’ve got something going on I really like: a breakout box that lets me plug my laptop into the 42″ TV and watch movies or TV shows that I choose from my laptop. This is a huge win in my book, especially given that all-too-many Hilton properties still have junky 27″ analog sets with fuzzy sub-VCR-quality pictures.

Hilton still has some major advantages in my book, like the fact that they don’t charge for in-room Internet access. I’m definitely more open to Marriott stays as a result of their TV hookup, though, especially when I can stay at the Marriott Redmond Town Center, which is quite close to our office (and Matts’!).

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