Heads Up About the Frankfurt Marriott, for German Expats

| April 10, 2015

Just a heads up for the many expats living in Germany: the Frankfurt Marriott requires a passport upon check-in. This affects those of us who live in and travel around Germany on a regular basis and don’t carry a passport on us every single day.

When I went to check in and they asked for my passport, I told them I didn’t have it on me because I live in Germany and don’t carry it everywhere. The front desk accepted my SOFA-German driver’s license as substitution, but advised me that as of 01 May this will not be flexible. I was, therefore, taken aback.

Now, if you read this blog, then you know that I travel a lot. A lot-lot. I haven’t used a passport during check-in in a German hotel since the first hotel, in September 2012.

I’ll write about the property later.  Until then, here’s the amazeballs view from our room on the 43rd floor:

frankfurt marriott hotel view

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Category: Europe, Germany, Hotels, In Germany A Broad blog, Travel, Uncategorized

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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  1. Mark says:

    Very disappointed by my stay at Marriott Frankfurt because of outrageous fees for water… water for crying out loud! I ordered water at dinner and was charged over 14 euros just for the water. Not kidding. My food was 22 euros and it was quite fine. But I am still upset at having to pay so much for what amounted to two glasses of water (not even any ice).

    • Oh, bummer! I always joke–but I’m not really joking–that beer is cheaper than water in Germany. I hate when something like that taints your whole experience.