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I recently spent three nights at the Munich Marriott Hotel. The hotel is located on Berliner Strasse, near to the city center and within walking distance of the English Garden. In this blog post, I will review the wheelchair accessible accommodations and features available at the property. I will also offer some insight into what my experience was like, as a traveler using a power wheelchair.
The Munich Marriott Hotel is a nice property, in an easily accessible location just a few blocks away from the nearest U-Bahn station. The hotel was built in 1990, but the rooms were renovated in 2011. The property features 334 guest rooms spread across 7 floors. Given the time of my stay (in December, after Christmas), rates were somewhat lower than normal, and the total for three nights was €358 EUR, inclusive of tax. This worked out to an average nightly right of approximately $130 USD. I had reserved the room just short of 90 days in advance, and rates had crept much higher closer to the date of my stay. Booking well in advance can often lead to a better deal.
The hotel is located about three blocks from the Nordfriedhof U-Bahn subway station. Nordfriedhof is the city’s largest cemetery, with more than 30,000 burial plots. The U-Bahn offers an excellent wheelchair accessible transportation option, with connections to the S-Bahn and city buses. The hotel is six subway stops (less than 10 minutes) away from the beautiful Marienplatz, which is the city’s central square, dating back to the 12th century. The expansive English Garden, covering approximately 910 acres, is 1.5 km walk from the Marriott Hotel.
Reservation and Check-in
I made my reservation online, from the Marriott Hotels website. I reserved a standard wheelchair accessible room with a roll-in shower and king-size bed. Check-in went smoothly, and I had my room keys in a matter of minutes.
Wheelchair Accessible Room Review
My room was on the hotel’s 4th floor. The floor was accessible via a standard-sized elevator that easily accommodated my large power wheelchair.
The room’s dimensions were quite constrained. While there was plenty of space on the bed’s right side, I was not able to roll my wheelchair along its left side. The wall to the left of the bed contained the mini-bar, which required a bit of a reach. The closet and safe were not accessible to me.
Nightstands flank both sides of the bed, and contain light switches and power outlets within reach. There are also adjustable reading lights attached to the headboard.
The bed itself was extremely comfortable, as is standard with Marriott Hotels. It was soft, but not so much so that I got lost in it. The bed does sit a bit high, so its top will sit a few inches higher than the seat of your wheelchair.
The bathroom was large in size, allowing plenty of room for my wheelchair. The sink, pictured above, had space for my wheelchair to roll underneath the countertop.
The toilet is directly adjacent to the bathroom sink and counter. The maid service had kindly placed some of the towels on the grab bars next to the toilet. The grab bars are attached to the wall and can be folded up to allow for a smooth transfer between wheelchair and toilet.
The roll-in shower was large, had a strong water pressure and grab bars in all the right places. Unfortunately, there was no shower seat built-in to the shower, and the only chair the hotel could provide was a small stool. For many wheelchair users, a stool won’t fit the bill. I’ve requested that the hotel invest in proper shower chairs, and will update this post if/when they respond.
Food & Dining
In addition to 24-hour room service, the hotel contains several restaurants: Champions Sports Bar, Steakhouse Grille 93, Terrace 93, Lounge 93 Cafe & Bar (in the lobby), and Fresh Fields.
The photo above is of the Champions Sports Bar, which is a Marriott staple. I dined here twice during my stay. I continue to maintain that the Marriott Burger is one of the best anywhere, and certainly among hotel chains.
I had breakfast every morning at Fresh Fields, which had a large buffet offering, and a chef’s station where I was able to have omelettes made-to-order. The staff was extremely willing to assist me at the buffet.
I enjoyed my stay at the Munich Marriott Hotel. It was a great location from which to explore the city, particularly since it is within close proximity of the U-Bahn station. The food and service was great, and my room was as advertised. While I wish the hotel offered a better shower chair, I am confident that this article will encourage them to do so. In all, my stay was exactly what I’ve come to expect from Marriott Hotels – excellence.