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Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

mt. laurel, nj
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Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

Hi all. Coming down on Thursday October 4th for 4 nights. Currently booked at Grand Bohemian but see a brand new Marriott Hotel has opened (Hotel Bella Grace/RI). I’d be booking either with Marriott points (50,000 per nite for both) and am Platinum Elite member. Doing the typical first timer sightseeing/walking/eating stuff. Is one a better product than the other? Better location? Better chance of a room/suite upgrade for platinum member? Any other considerations I’m missing?

Thanks for any insight.

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1. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

Bella Grace has just opened in the last few weeks.

Good location, might be interesting, I'd say go for it.

I've seen the pictures, it looks great!

Don't know anything about upgrades.

Edited: 17 September 2018, 19:15
Centerville, Ohio
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2. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

and am Platinum Elite member

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We know about Platinum Elite Upgrades (world wide.)

If there is availability, you Will be Upgraded.

Charleston, South...
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3. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

Where is the Hotel Bella Grace, since I never heard of it before? I personally like Grand Bohemian. There's an art gallery, rooftop restaurant with bar, a wine bar as well as wine blending classes offered there. It's a beautiful place but I can't compare with Hotel Bella Grace not knowing anything about it.

Kiawah Island...
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4. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

Across the street from Mother Emmanuel, it is very new.

I saw it written up in the P&C a couple of weeks ago.

Charleston, South...
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5. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

I have no personal experience with either, and they are within a few blocks of each other, but I like Bella Grace's location better. Grand Bohemian is on a busy corner across from downtown's main fire station. Bella Grace is on a busy street but it's convenient to Marion Square park.

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6. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

And Marion Square is where the Farmer's Market is on Saturday morning, perfect location!

Charleston, South...
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7. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

The Marion Square area is a bit of a walk to the Historic District. The Grand Bohemian is much closer.

Whatever you do, have a great time while you're here and welcome to Charleston!

Easton, Pennsylvania
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8. Re: Grand Bohemian or Hotel Bella Grace (Residence Inn)

I'm in the exact same position. Booked 2 nights for November at Grand Bohemian and now wondering if I should switch to Hotel Bella Grace. Just returned from a short stay at the NYC Lexington and the room was so small. Made me start doubting whether the Grand Bohemian will be similar. We are also Platinum members so there's always a hope for an upgrade...but you never know. So, which hotel did you decide on and do you think you made the right choice?

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