We had a roughly 12 hour layover at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), after arriving from Geneva in SWISS’ A220 enterprise class, and earlier than departing to New York in Singapore’s A380 Suites. We spent the night time on the new(ish) Marriott Frankfurt Airport, which actually impressed me… for essentially the most half.
Background on the Marriott Frankfurt Airport
For years I used to remain on the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport, which I for some motive had an actual tender spot for. The lodge featured 1,000+ rooms, so it was a fully huge airport lodge. In early 2020 it was introduced that the lodge could be break up into two.
Moderately than having a single Sheraton with 1,000+ rooms, there would as a substitute be a Marriott with 233 rooms and a Sheraton with 779 rooms. As a part of this redevelopment, the lodge has additionally undergone a significant renovation, which appears to largely be wrapping up.
Reserving the Marriott Frankfurt Airport
I booked the Marriott Frankfurt Airport a few weeks prematurely with a versatile price, which was solely round 140 Euro per night time. I assumed that was fairly low, since usually I discover the Marriott is priced fairly a bit increased than the Sheraton.
Curiously by the day of arrival, the lodge was charging 260 Euro for a base room, which is an efficient reminder to at all times e book early, particularly with a versatile price that you would be able to cancel.
Marriott Frankfurt Airport location
The only greatest promoting level of the Marriott Frankfurt Airport is the placement, because it’s linked on to Terminal 1. To entry the lodge, simply go to the check-in corridor on the departures degree (one degree above arrivals). There’s the A & Z check-in corridor, after which there’s the B & C check-in corridor, and between the 2 you’ll see an escalator.
Take the escalator up a degree, after which take the enclosed bridge that goes towards inns, the Squaire, and many others.
You’ll then simply wish to observe the signage towards the Marriott and Sheraton, as the 2 inns share an entrance.
There’s then a central space the place the Marriott is in a single route, whereas the Sheraton is in one other route.
Marriott Frankfurt Airport foyer & check-in
I’ll simply say it upfront — I couldn’t imagine how good the Marriott was, from the foyer, to the visitor rooms, to the meals & beverage retailers. The foyer was fairly, with tons of seating that wasn’t solely good to take a look at, however was really sensible. For instance, I want extra inns had cafe-style seating within the foyer, so to simply come down there and work on a laptop computer with out ordering something to eat or drink.
Our check-in expertise was additionally nice. We had been helped by a very pleasant man. Not solely did he thank me for being a Bonvoy Titanium member, however he proactively defined that we had been entitled to a set improve topic to availability, and he supplied to try any out there upgrades. A second later he stated he had upgraded us to a set.
Severely, I should purchase a lottery ticket, as a result of I don’t bear in mind the final time I stayed at a Marriott and the check-in agent proactively supplied a set improve that wasn’t pre-blocked.
He additionally defined that the lodge’s membership lounge was closed in the meanwhile, and that breakfast and a night joyful hour had been as a substitute served in different venues:
- The membership lounge breakfast was served from 6:30AM till 10:30AM at Flavors Restaurant
- Tender drinks had been out there from 10:30AM till 5PM at Eatery Kitchen & Bar
- The membership lounge night joyful hour was served from 5PM till 10PM at Flavors Restaurant, with a snack “bento field,” plus alcoholic drinks
Now, I’ve to apologize about one thing prematurely — I didn’t take photos of something associated to the membership lounge. After approach overindulging in Courchevel, I wanted a strong 12 hour foods and drinks detox previous to getting on a Singapore Suites flight.
Marriott Frankfurt Airport suite
We had been assigned room 6222, a set on the sixth ground. The elevators had been proper throughout from reception, and I remembered them from the Sheraton days (although the partitions have been handled).
Our room was close to the elevator — we simply needed to flip proper, after which it was the primary room on the proper.
The suite was huge, and very well completed. Inside the doorway was the lounge, which had a big “L” formed sofa, a desk with a chair, a eating desk with 4 chairs, after which a extra comfy seat within the nook by the TV.
The room had a mini-fridge with two bottles of water and a kettle. I didn’t see any in-room espresso — I do know (slightly controversially) the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport used to cost for in-room espresso pods, so I’m unsure what’s happening right here.
Additionally off the lounge and proper by the doorway was a half bathtub, with a sink and bathroom.
There have been double doorways separating the bed room from the lounge. The bed room had a king dimension mattress and a chair.
Behind the bed room was a closet, after which previous that was the principle lavatory.
The lavatory had a sink, a bath, a walk-in bathe, and a rest room.
Toiletries had been from Acca Kappa, as is fairly normal for Marriott.
Sadly the Marriott doesn’t have a lot in the best way of apron or runway views, however slightly principally faces the terminal and the Squaire.
Clearly it was superior to get a proactive improve to such a big suite. Much more spectacular to me, although, was the overall approach these rooms had been renovated. Is that this a St. Regis? No, after all not. However I assumed the hassle that was put into the finishes, and specifically the wall therapies, made an enormous distinction. For instance, this felt not less than as luxurious because the rooms on the Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos.
Marriott Frankfurt Airport air con issues
Now let me share my one actual criticism of the property. After we walked into our suite, we observed how heat it was. I do know everybody likes to sleep at completely different temperatures, and in Germany folks usually wish to preserve it fairly heat.
For instance, I do know when my relations from Germany go to the USA, they at all times ask us to make it hotter at night time, as a result of something beneath 74 levels is simply too chilly for them.
That brings us to the Marriott Frankfurt Airport:
- For our keep in early April, the lodge hadn’t but turned on air con for the season, so the one factor you could possibly do was management the quantity of warmth that the room obtained
- There was no solution to open the home windows
- They didn’t have any followers (or something) that company may borrow to chill off their rooms
I don’t wish to exaggerate and recommend that the room was like a sauna, however each Ford and I slept on prime of the sheets, as a result of it was simply too heat in any other case. I don’t bear in mind temperature being a problem on the Sheraton prior to now, so I believe we simply obtained unfortunate when it comes to the time of yr the place we stayed.
In winter this wouldn’t be a problem, and in summer time the air con is turned on.
Marriott & Sheraton Frankfurt Airport public areas
Anybody who stayed on the Sheraton earlier than it was renovated (and break up into two inns) in all probability wouldn’t acknowledge the lodge at this level. Many of the public amenities of the 2 inns are shared, because the lobbies are proper subsequent to at least one one other.
The Sheraton foyer is way nicer than earlier than.
Like, very nice…
Eatery Kitchen & Bar is the first restaurant of the Marriott and Sheraton, and it’s such a big enchancment over the outdated setup.
Marriott Frankfurt Airport fitness center
One space of the lodge that hasn’t been renovated is the fitness center. That is shared between the 2 inns, and it’s on the small aspect when you think about that there are 1,000+ rooms. Then once more, maybe airport inns don’t get as a lot fitness center use as another inns.
Marriott Frankfurt Airport membership lounge
I additionally spent an evening on the Marriott Frankfurt Airport final yr. Nonetheless, I didn’t assessment the lodge on the time, because it was nonetheless totally beneath renovation. Nonetheless, on the time I did snag some photos of the membership lounge, despite the fact that it wasn’t open.
This is identical lounge area that the Sheraton used to have, however it seems to be a lot nicer than earlier than. Hopefully this lounge opens once more in some unspecified time in the future within the not-too-distant future.
The Marriott Frankfurt Airport is a powerful airport lodge. The principle motive to remain right here is the placement — you’ll be able to’t beat being linked on to the terminal, with out even having to go exterior.
The way in which that the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport has developed, whereas being break up into two inns, is spectacular. The rooms are properly completed, I used to be supplied a proactive elite improve, and the meals & beverage retailers are nice-looking as properly (although I didn’t really eat or drink something on the lodge).
My solely actual criticism is the dearth of air con throughout our keep, as our room was fairly heat. Hopefully that’s an remoted incident, although, as air con ought to quickly be turned on for the season.
When you’ve stayed on the Marriott Frankfurt Airport, what was your expertise like?