The new Residence Inn by Marriott at 620 Delaware Avenue opened this past Friday. Formerly a fairly forgettable Holiday Inn, the new 105 room Residence Inn is a welcome addition to the historic avenue.
Earlier this morning, my mother-in-law, who is a big fan of Starbucks, called me up gushing about the coffee chain’s newest location. The conversation left me intrigued, which led to me and my wife grabbing the dog to venture over to take a look. After scoping the place out, we both agreed that the Residence Inn was pretty rad, compared to what was once there.
The interior of Starbucks is stylistically sharp. Combined with the new Residence Inn lobby, Starbucks coffee lovers now have a prime place to visit. Not only is there plenty of parking, there’s also a patio on the Delaware side of the building. The café is reminiscent of most other modern day Starbucks. What makes this place so nice is the accompanying lobby at the hotel, which sets it apart. Guests can opt to sit in the contemporary café, or walk through a doorway into the lounge/bar at the Residence Inn.
Inside the hotel’s lounge/bar area is the front desk, plenty of seating, café tables, flatscreen TVs, a kitchen area (free hot breakfasts), a gym, a snazzy vapor “fire” feature, and an indoor pool with an outdoor terrace. All-in-all, I would have to say that that the look and feel, and all of the amenities, equates to a very nice guest’s stay in the heart of the city.