The trend in family-friendly hotels is a breakfast buffet. As one who travels frequently, I know that the quality of these buffets varies greatly. And then there is the new gold standard.
Marriott's Residence Inn in Grapevine, TX, was a wonderful and convenient place to stay during a recent visit to Dallas. What puts this hotel in a category of its own was Nancy. During our stay she was the Marriott associate who made the breakfast buffet hum. My habit is to come down to breakfast early, have a light meal and then read the newspapers online over several cups of coffee. I got to watch Nancy work.
She kept the food trays stocked, the coffee never ran out, she was quick to clear the tables as people finished and she was always there to help with the waffle maker. Well done.
The hotel is near the north end of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. A shuttle runs between DFW and the hotel on demand. If you are meeting someone at the airport this saves you from paying the airport tolls.
Nearby is downtown Grapevine with its historic buildings, wine bars and shopping.; a day trip not to be missed.
Nancy, I will be back.