Marriott “Nickelodeon Your Stay” Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
August 2, 2010

I have had nothing but good experiences working with Marriott as a company and was thrilled to participate in a campaign through Mom Central – the Marriott “Nickelodeon Your Stay” Blog Tour.

All across the country, summer vacations are taking place and families are looking not only for a fun, family-friendly destination, but a place to stay that suits the needs of everyone in the family.  In addition to making planning less stressful, we also want the trip to go smoothly.  We want it to go well – from the time we arrive at the hotel through the downtime we spend with our family.  It’s important for our kids to enjoy the excitement of staying away from home.  To avoid hearing our kids say, “I’m bored,” while on vacation, many of us moms pack up every book or toy we can think of that will keep the kids entertained and happy.

Recently, Marriott and Nickelodeon came up with a great new promotion to keep kids happy and busy throughout their stay.  Starting July 1st, you are now able to arrange to “Nickelodeon Your Stay” at nearly 2,000 hotels with the Marriott brands.  All kids get free activities including a Nickelodeon bracelet with a code to access free online games at, and an activity book with challenging puzzles and mazes.  Kids who eat at the hotels’ restaurants also receive a placemat featuring favorite Nickelodeon characters, SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.

Plus, Marriott and Nickelodeon also offer an upgrade package at several of Marriott’s brands, including Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Spring Hill Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites locations for $10 that include all the free items plus a SpongeBob activity bag and splash ball, Nickelodeon sunglasses, and a 3-D build-your-own SpongeBob craft.  The package costs $20 at Marriott and JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and kids get all the above items and a special SpongeBob SquarePants or Dora the Explorer pillowcase and storybook.

Be sure to visit for more information on the promotion to start booking.  This site also has free, downloadable, Nickelodeon themed travel games under the free goodies section, including a travel journal, travel bingo, and coloring sheets.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Marriott and received a Nickelodeon gift pack to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

6 Responses to “Marriott “Nickelodeon Your Stay” Review”

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  2. Sounds like a lot of fun for the kids. Love the photo of the boys.

  3. Jenn says:

    Oh my gosh, this looks and sounds like fun!

  4. Heather says:

    This looks really cool!

  5. Tamara B. says:

    We did that one year in Orlando and the kids had a blast

  6. How neat!
    Sounds like a great way to help kids enjoy traveling! I hope we can do some traveling pretty soon! And i will have to check into this before we do!

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