Journey To California With Residence Inn by Marriott – $250 Gift Card Giveaway #RIMom #DodgeJourneyToCalifornia


I’m really excited about this new partnership with Residence Inn by Marriott. As a brand ambassador for the company our family has a unique chance to take a vacation! That said we’ve teamed up with Residence Inn and Dodge for a two week family vacation to southern California.

First on our trip we’ll be staying with my parents and then it’s onto the fun. A night in San Diego enjoying Sea World and Legoland. 5 nights in Manhattan Beach where we will be visiting Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and possibly Universal Studios and then a day exploring LA. Then we head for two nights exploring San Fransisco with the kids and then back home to Oregon. We’ll be staying at all Residence Inn by Marriott locations across the way.

What we really like about Residence Inn by Marriott are the one bedroom suites with full kitchens. I think having a kitchen and a comfortable place for us to be while on vacation makes it easier for our family of 5 to travel. Plus the prices are unbeatable and start at just 109.00 a night! I think we scored a night or two even cheaper than that! Plus the rooms are beautifully updated and have new features that our family is used to.

It’s quality for a great price that works with our family’s budget! It’s the perfect place for our family to get away to because they make it comfortable for us. Being able to have a kitchen while we travel is so important but we also get a FREE breakfast with every nights stay. That free breakfast will come in handy before our long days at amusement parks. For the blogger like me I also get free internet every night!

I can’t wait to continue to share my Residence Inn by Marriott journey with you and once we arrive I’ll be showing off all f the wonderful amenities.


To start our your holiday travel plans this year I have one $250  Marriott gift card to give away!

Main Entry: To enter, tell me what Marriott locations you wold like to stay at.

Extra Entry Methods

Giveaway ends 1-18-2012



I am a compensated brand ambassador for Residence Inn by Marriott. Dodge is supplying a vehicle and compensation for our family to have a journey.



  1. Lynda E says

    Well, it may sound dull but the Marriott in Newport News, VA is the one we use when we visit our son at college.

  2. Kim Henrichs says

    the best Marriot I have stayed at is the Marquis in Times Square. I stayed there on 9/11 when I was stuck in the city and they were amazing.

  3. ELIZABETH C. says

    I’ve actually stayed at several Marriotts. AUSTRALIA and PARIS are two but I’d love to stay at the Marriott in NY.

  4. Sherri G. - @WinneratLife says

    There are 3 in Washington, D.C., but my favorite is closest to the capitol – 333 E. Street SW.

  5. Wild Orchid says

    I would love to try the marriott in va beach!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  6. Wild Orchid says

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  8. Iliana Blair says

    I would love to stay at one of the properties in Key West! We are driving down for a couple of months and want to stay at one of them.

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  10. Stephanie Larison says

    I would use it here: Residence Inn Rockford 7542 Colosseum Drive Rockford, IL 61107. I’d up to IL to see all my family!

  11. Ashley Hatten says

    I “Like” the Residence Inn by Marriott page on Facebook (Ashley Hatten)

  12. Ravzie says

    I would stay at the Residence Inn near the parents house. Better for us all if we don’t stay there!

  13. Wild Orchid says


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  14. Whitney Lindeman says

    Are you kidding? We’re poor newlyweds – I’d stay ANYwhere if it meant actually getting to do something!

  15. Kisha K. says

    My family and I travel a lot lately it seems, over that last two years we’ve stayed in more cities than I can even remember and we’ve even stayed at a few different Residence Inn by Marriott, we love them! Our family has a few trips coming up in the next two months and the gift card would definitely come in handy. Since we’re possible making a trip up to northern California I’d love to stay at their San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. :)

  16. Kellie T says

    I would Love to stay at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, New Mexico while my husband and sons compete at Nationals for the United States Karate Alliance in March!

  17. Wild Orchid says


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  18. CherylS22 says

    I’d like to stay at the Residence Inn Greensboro Airport in Greensboro, NC & at the Residence Inn Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. CherylS22 says

    I “Like” the Residence Inn by Marriott page on Facebook – Cheryl Snyder (Cheryl EntryAccount)

  20. Jasmine Murray says

    Hi, I would like to stay in Residence Inn by Marriot in Northern CA, Alaska, Colorado. Thanks so much for this opportunity. Happy New Year

  21. Geoff K says

    My favorite Marriott locations to stay at would definitely include the New York Marriott Marquis and the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  22. Tara Liebing says

    I would like to stay at the Residence Inn Las Vegas. That’s where my son’s grandma, uncles and cousins live and he has not met them.