We have just returned from 8 days at this Marriott. The property is gorgeous and the rooms have just been remodeled. The service is VERY spotty. Check in is always a hassle. WARNING - they have smoking rooms and don't care if your profile requests Non-Smoking. Housekeeping does not clean your room until after 5 and then you must call and ask for it. Using Marriott points will definately place you in a less desirable room near the service areas, etc. Pool service is slow and it is obvious they have cut back in staff due to the economy. Location is great near the Marina with restaurants, bars. Quick taxi ride downtown to art galleries and nightlife. Weather is fantastic!