Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa Review

Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa Review

Earlier this year I logged in to my Marriott account and found I had a free night certificate for a property up to 35,000 points.  I don’t know why this was in my account.  I’ve never had a Marriott credit card; I did have an SPG card but closed it in 2016.  I haven’t stayed in a Marriott property since a visit to Haiti in 2017.  Not that I am complaining!

I was spending a week in Jordan and decided to stay at the Marriott at the Dead Sea for a night on my way from Amman to Petra.


The Dead Sea Marriott is located about an hour from the airport in Amman and about 3 hours north of Petra.  There is a strip of a number of chain resorts right in a row on the banks of the Dead Sea including a Hilton, Mövenpick, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn.  There is not much else around besides the resorts; you should plan to just stay at the hotel and enjoy the Dead Sea.

Check In

Like at all hotels in Jordan, there is a security check to drive on to the property and again to get in to the hotel.  Once inside I was welcomed to the Bonvoy desk for check in.  I was told I had the choice of a standard room with a great view or a suite.  The desk agent recommended the suite as it was also in a quieter part of the hotel (it is a popular location for families).  I was also told as a Gold elite that I would have free breakfast in the buffet restaurant.


I was assigned room 536 in the main building.

You first enter the living room with a seating area, TV, and a desk.  There is also a coffee set up in the corner.

The bedroom is a separate room with a king bed and second TV.

There is a small balcony off of the living room with a view of the neighboring resort and the Dead Sea in the distance.

While the furniture in the room seemed relatively new, the room itself was dated and could use a remodel.  It seems that the property invests resources not on the rooms but instead on the pools and grounds.


There is one bathroom off of the bedroom.  A toilet and bidet are on one side of the single vanity and a separate tub and shower are on the other side.

When I went to take a shower in the morning the clog was drained and it flooded into the bathroom and all the way to the bedroom.  When I told the front desk they didn’t seem bothered by it or even offer an apology but said they would fix it.  When I asked about another room nearby that I could use for a shower in the meantime he said it wasn’t possible.  After breakfast I returned and it had been fixed so in the end it worked out.

The bath products are made in Jordan.

Pools & Beach

The majority of the guests seemed to be families from Jordan on vacation; looking to spend time at the pools.  The pool area is massive.  There is a main upper pool with a family pool below.

There is an adults only infinity pool just down from the family pool.

Down the hill from the resort is the private beach where you can take a float in the Dead Sea.  It isn’t a pretty beach but it allows you to check off a bucket list item.

The grounds of the property are well maintained and it is quite expansive.  There are a number of restaurants, both indoors and outdoors, available.

I’m glad I visited the Dead Sea.  I don’t know that I would go back to the Marriott just because I don’t think I am the target demographic.  For families in Jordan that want a vacation, I can see what this would be a great choice.

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