Don't get me wrong-I love Marriott and get the chance to stay often.
One question: did Marriott purchase all their in-room A/C units from the same place? All across the country, they are the loudest I've encountered in any hotel. Most nights I turn them off, just so I can sleep. Ditto the light/fan combos in the Residence Inn bathrooms--where did they get those? They are really sub-standard.
Totally agree. I am also not happy with the small amount that most of the room windows open--normally less than two inches. The noise from outside is often preferable to that coming from the units in the rooms.
Anyone put s decibel meter on them? Might be interesting to see how loud they really are.
I'm @ a fairly new Courtyard right now...the lobby was somewhat crowded so I attempted to complete a conference call in my room. The A/C was so loud I finally had to just turn it off for the hour I was on the phone - too bad you have to trade off being comfortable for being able to hear a phone conversation!