Residence Inn is a brand offered through Marriott International. It was founded in 1975 as an option for guests looking for extended stay solutions. The mission behind Residence Inn properties is stated quite clearly in their slogan, "It's not a room. It's a Residence." With over 600 locations found in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, guests can typically find a Residence Inn in a desired city or high-attraction area. It is still owned and operated by the same parent company that founded it, Marriott International. 

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The Good

  • Amenities and services
  • Room options

While Residence Inn is designed to satisfy the needs of guests staying for longer periods of time, guests are not required to make long room reservations. However, since Residence Inn is an extended stay hotel chain, they offer a number of services typically found in up-scale hotels all for a reasonable nightly rate.

The amenities and services available at Residence Inn locations go above and beyond that of the standard hotel experience. Granted, Residence Inn is trying to make guests feel as at home as possible. Residence Inn does still offer the typical service, but also include several other services usually included in the room rate. Residence Inn amenities include:

  • Daily Hot Breakfast: complimentary breakfasts with healthy options available to all guests
  • Groceries: for those who want to cook themselves can have groceries delivered right to their door
  • Wi-fi Connection: free, fast, and secure wi-fi available to connect to
  • Fully equipped kitchens: includes full-sized refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffeemaker
  • Laundry: both on-site laundry and dry cleaning available
  • Accommodations: most locations have pools, lobbies, fitness centers (equipped with TVs), outdoor spaces with barbecue and fire pits, and complimentary Paul Mitchell products

The suites themselves create a more home-like environment. Typically, Residence Inn suites are much larger than the standard economy hotel room. Standard suites usually hover around 450 square feet, whereas two-bedroom suites are usually 750 square feet. There is a pricing difference between the two floor plan layouts. There are four suites available for reservation:

  • Studio Suite: includes 1 television, free wi-fi, spacious bathroom and bedroom and it sleeps 1-4 people with living room and sofa bed.
  • Bedroom Suite: in-suite work space with fully equipped kitchen and dining bar. Bathroom has an extra large shower and there are two televisions. Also sleeps 1-4.
  • 2 Bedroom Suite: sleeps anywhere from 1-6 people and comes with two separate bedrooms. Also includes an in-suite work space, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, two bathrooms, and 3 televisions.
  • Penthouse Suite: also sleeps 1-6 people with a large living room and sofa bed. Bi-level floor plan with separate bedroom and separate sleeping loft. There is an in-room work space and fully equipped kitchen with dining area. Two bathrooms with separate vanity areas and 3 televisions.

The Bad

  • Not geared towards families
  • Higher rates
  • Limited locations

Residence Inn by Marriott tries to provide their guests with all the necessities typically found at home without charging outrageous rates. That being said, the design of the hotels definitely is geared towards servicing one type of guest - those staying long-term for business. With a number of scheduled social and networking events, the Residence Inn is a quality solution for those traveling for longer periods of time for work. The Residence Inn properties are not necessarily designed to support a traveling family or adventure seekers.

Since the Residence Inn is specifically designed to accommodate one group, there are some things guests should be aware of prior to booking a room or suite. This includes:

  • Higher rates - while rates would be considered low for long-term stays, that is not the case for just one or two nights
  • Limited locations - there are Marriott hotels everywhere, but Residence Inn locations are sparse compared to other branches of the organizations

The Bottom Line

Residence Inn provides their guests with a number of standard and luxury-based services to accommodate those staying for longer periods of time. Those who decide to book a room or suite at a Residence Inn property can expect the following:

  1. Large suites - complete with a number of extra amenities
  2. Standard and extra amenities - ranging from free breakfasts to grocery delivery
  3. Higher rates - on average, nightly rates will be more expensive than economy hotel rooms
  4. Limited locations - not available in all cities

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Our stay at the Residence Inn this past summer was awesome. It was conveniently located in town, cozy and the front desk staff were helpful and extra friendly.

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Residence Inn is a great choice when wanting the reliability and reputation of a Marriott at a more affordable cost. Our recent experience at a Residence Inn was wonderful with clean and comfortable rooms and amenities.

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We stayed in the Residence Inn my Marriott San Diego Mission Valley for Spring Break. It was a really great hotel for families as it had a kitchenette and two separate bedrooms. Traveling with kids it was nice to have a separate rooms and everyone enjoyed the extra space. We really enjoyed the swimming pool and the free breakfast was great.

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Residence Inn when you are gathering as family for an event. It is nice to have a full kitchen in your room for meals.

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This isn't like your normal hotel. The rooms almost feel like you're staying in a apartment and you even have a full on kitchen in your room. The Beds are very comfortable and make you almost feel like home away from home.

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We love Residence Inn. The rooms are nice and they have comfortable beds. The staff is always friendly.

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We stayed in the Residence Inn in Long Beach a few years back and came home from our Disneyland trip with bed bugs. Worse experience ever.

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I stayed at Residence In in Charlotte South Park two weeks ago. The room was clean and the service was excellent. The front desk employees were very friendly and nice all the time.

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Stayed at the Residence Inn by Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront for two nights in the off season in October. This is the largest Residence Inn I have been to and one of the nicest. Room was ocean front with a great view from the 5th floor. Nice size and clean room with a good set of amenities like free laundry in the lobby (never seen that before) and free breakfast which was quite good. Had fast wifi too. I would highly recommend this hotel and hope to revisit it soon.

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I love the Residence Inn when traveling with my family. The kitchenettes are so convenient and always very clean. I love that it saves money on dining out. The rooms have always been spotless too.

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I love the Residence Inn and the kitchen. It makes it nice when traveling with the whole family.

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I love the room options at the Residence Inn and that I can have a kitchen. It makes it easy to save money when traveling. I recently stayed at the Residence Inn in Las Vegas and it was nice to have the hotel feel more like home.

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We love the Residence Inn when traveling with our family. We like that the rooms are large with kitchens that allow us to feed our kids without going out every night. The housekeeping staff keeps our room clean and responds quickly to any requests for extra pillows or blankets or towels. We can count on the front desk to answer any questions we have. The continental breakfast is a great way to start off our day.

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Residence Inns are awesome if you are planning on staying for multiple nights and want to have more room or cook your own meals. It's much more like a small apartment than a hotel room.

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Marriott is not always the cheapest option, but they’re usually conveniently located and taken care of. Customer service is good.

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There are many hotels but Residence Inn has always been a favorite of ours. My wife prefers the locations, amenities and pricing. I like the rooms and food service options. I will always consider Residence Inn first on every vacation.

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Michelle Schow

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I love the layout of the rooms at Residence Inn when traveling with children. It is nice to have a separate sleeping area so kids can go to bed and the adults can watch a movie or socialize. I also like having access to a kitchen.

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Anything done by Marriott I am a fan of! I trust them because they've always been so reliable.

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Great cozy place to stay. Rooms are always super clean and the staff goes out of there way to make sure you have everything

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Christyan Bennett

January 27th, 2020 New Orleans, LA

Residence Inn by Marriott is an average hotel just like any others. It was a pretty nice price and a comfortable stay.

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My experience was that the rooms are very clean and the staff was always friendly and well organized. Check in was a breeze and the location of the Mariotts was well centered around local business and attractions.

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Michelle W

December 16th, 2019 Coraopolis, PA

Extremely clean and beautiful hotel. I love staying here because the beds are comfortable and the staff is extremely accommodating.

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When we travel as a family, we will sometimes choose the Residence inn. They seem to be a little more roomy.

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December 2nd, 2019 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Love the affordability and the continental breakfast. Nice price range for when you are traveling with family.

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My husband and I travel a few times a year. We generally stay at Marriott properties. While we do use a variety of their properties, Residence Inn is my personal favorite. The rooms are spacious and always clean, the hotel lobby is inviting and everything is well done. The breakfast is a full breakfast and not a continental breakfast.

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November 26th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Residence Inn is one of our favorite places to stay. The rooms are well kept and clean and the "kitchen" facilities are a plus. They are also usually centrally located and offer a wonderful complementary breakfast. Their grounds are nice and the pool area is well worth the visit. The only negative would be that they can be a bit expensive but they are worth it!

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November 18th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We've stayed at the Residence Inn several times and have had a good experience every time! We love the breakfast and the clean rooms!

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The Marriott Residence Inn is a great place to stay for families. Each room has a separate sitting area, so kids can go to bed and my husband and I can enjoy a movie. The continnental breakfast is really nice and has a lot of options.

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I like staying at Residence Inns. Having the kitchen is awesome, seperate rooms is very convenient. They aren't always the cheapest but they are worth it.

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Being a Marriott Rewards platinum member, I stay at all types of Marriott hotels all over the country. I enjoyed my stay at the Residence Inn but when I travel, I prefer to book from Courtyard Marriotts because they're usually cheaper than Residence Inn hotels. My stays at the Residence Inn was pleasant & having a refrigerator, microwave in the hotel is very helpful & convenient. The proximity of Residence Inn's near various airports is also very helpful when traveling a lot.

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Tom

June 12th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

Love the home feel at Residence Inn. They have a great breakfast, plenty of room and especially with a family you can cook and store food in the kitchen. Home away from home.

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June 12th, 2018 Herriman, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Marriott is a great hotel to stay at. Great services and breakfast is delicious. pool and gym are a great size for family to use while staying there.

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I think that depending on the Residence Inn you stay at, you'll have a good/bad stay. Some are newer and are pretty nice, and some are older and not as nice. If you stay in a Residence Inn, make sure it's a newer hotel if you want the nicer upgrades.

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