It took almost 3 hours for us to drive from Frankfurt to Baden-Baden. The drive should normally take no more than 1.5 hours, but construction along the A6 and heavy traffic delayed our arrival. It was almost mid-afternoon by the time we arrived at the hotel. While the highways around Baden-Baden were quite busy, the town itself was as sleepy as I remembered it. An odd sight given that there was a large festival going in the town centre that very same day.
How I booked the hotel:
I booked one of the two rooms using an annual free night certificate from the Marriott Chase Credit Card (since been rebranded Chase Bonvoy Boundless Card) and the other using 25,000 Marriott points (~8k SPG Points). This was a ridiculously good deal because we were staying on a Saturday night where rates were well above 300 Euros. My dad’s Marriott Platinum status also got us free breakfast at the hotel restaurant the following morning.
As soon as we arrived we were escorted into the charming, yet modern lobby of the hotel. While check in was being taken care of, we were offered some cool drinks and refreshments as it was a very hot summer day in Germany. The lobby itself is what I would call a classier version of an Aloft branded hotel with its billiards board, bookshelves, and modern decor.
One of the coolest aspects of the hotel is that they have a jelly bean jars lining the windows of the hotel. I had tons of fun just trying out all the flavors as I went out of the hotel each time. They even had newspaper cups like the ones you get at the carnival to take out some of their awesome jelly beans.
It took a while for check in to get completed, but we didn’t mind this at all as we were taking in all the ambiance. Of course the touch I like the most of the decor are the cuckoo clocks, which are a signature clock made in the Black Forest Region of Germany.
The Junior Suite:
We didn’t end up getting an upgrade to a full suite since the hotel was completely booked that night, but we did get junior suites. One had a King sized bed, while the other had two queen sized beds. The room featured some great landscape images neatly inside some black frames. All images of course were from the mystical ambiance of the Black Forest.
Neatly arranged on the desk were some strawberries dipped in chocolate with some powdered chocolate and heart shaped chocolates. The welcome amenity also came along with a neatly written letter in cursive welcoming us to the hotel.
The bathroom which was found to the rest of the entryway into the hotel was gigantic by European standards and featured double vanities as well as a soaking tub alongside a walk in shower.The toiletries (I don’t recollect the brand) were nicely scented, but they were unfortunately dispensed from a canisters alongside the walls of the shower.
Breakfast is served every morning at the “Breakfast Room”, which is located adjacent to the lobby. The breakfast is free for Marriott Platinum members and includes everything within the quite extensive buffet spread. Service, quality of food, and freshness were all exceptional.
After eating breakfast, we roamed around town for a short while before heading to our next destination: the town of Colmar in France. More Baden-Baden and Colmar in subsequent posts. We didn’t need late check out on this stay, but it was offered to us anyway.
The Roomers Hotel Baden-Baden is one of the finest Marriott hotels I’ve stayed in while in Europe. Service was exceptional and the hotel had great character unique to the area and the hotel itself. The hotel itself is located ideally right next to the center of town, which made it the perfect jumping off point. Most of all I have to say: I loved those jelly beans!
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