Sheraton Sopot has an ideal location for Poland’s premier Baltic Sea beach resort city of Sopot, Poland. This hotel was SPG category 4 at 10,000 Starpoints per night or 5,000 points + $81 (after city tax) as a Cash & Points night. The flexible rate was 787 PLN/$212usd for our dates or 614 PLN/$166usd for advance purchase rate.
Sheraton Sopot will be rising to 35,000 points as a Marriott Rewards category 5 hotel when the new program launches August 2018.
Sheraton Sopot is adjacent to the beach, yet also located adjacent to Monte Cassino, the main pedestrian street in the heart of town.
We ended up in Sopot, Poland on our early summer itinerary primarily due to an unused MegaBonus free night certificate expiring July 7 and the only eligible Marriott brand hotel at category 5 we could fit into our trip was Sopot Marriott. The option to walk 20 minutes down the pedestrian beach path the next day from Marriott to Sheraton was also a consideration for staying at these two hotels.
Loyalty Traveler – Sopot Marriott Resort & Spa on Poland’s Baltic Sea Beach
Sopot is one of the most upscale cities in Poland. The town has a population of about 36,000 and is situated in a relatively forested area between the large cities of Gdansk (465,000) and Gydnia (250,000).
The hotel is situated on the square leading to Sopot Pier, Europe’s longest wooden pier. A ticket for 8 PLN is required to access the pier, however, a Norwegian tourist told me the pier is free access in off-season.
Sheraton Sopot Lobby
The hotel lobby reception is off the front entrance, but it seemed to us that most people staying at the hotel used the side entrance to exit the hotel off the square to Monte Cassino (side of hotel seen in photo above). The front of the hotel was lined with taxi cabs.
Sheraton Bar 512
We ate lunch at Sheraton Sopot Bar 512. Prices were comparatively high at 42PLN for a deluxe burger ($11.50usd), although I have to say that it was unquestionably the best burger of many burgers I have eaten in Poland. Burgers in most restaurants are priced 10 to 24PLN. Beer was 15PLN for Tyskie pint. Normal price of Tyskie beer is 8 to 12PLN.
That burger was part of our LOT in life when our 10:00pm LOT Polish flight to Krakow was canceled after more than two hours of delays. The irony is LOT contracts with Sheraton Sopot for passenger compensation hotel accommodations and we ended up back at Sheraton Sopot at 2:00am after having checked out of the hotel at noon the day before. Best part was our airline compensation package included breakfast in Wave Restaurant and 70PLN food credit we redeemed at Bar512 before heading back to Gdansk Airport for our rescheduled flight.
Wave Restaurant is where the breakfast buffet was located. Good spread of food with made to order omelettes and all the usual food stuffs. The room was very crowded and I had only had about five hours sleep when I went to the breakfast room.
Polskie Smaki Restaurant Café is another Sheraton Sopot restaurant I never noticed during my two days at the hotel. Not sure where the entrance is located. Seems to be located near the Club Lounge, but obviously accessed from a completely different route.
Sheraton Sopot Room 447
My only complaint about the Sheraton room design is the colored glass on the wall created too much light in the room at night with the bathroom light turned on.
Sheraton Sopot SPG Lounge
One of the best aspects of my stay at Sheraton Sopot is my key card holder stated SPG Platinum elite, yet I gave up SPG Platinum after 2011 and I don’t think I have even been SPG Gold since 2013.
On my hotel exploration I found my way to the Sheraton Lounge to learn my key card opened the door.
Instead of a beach pub, our World Cup Qualifying Rounds party night happened in the Sheraton Lounge with 5pm and 8pm games.
The young woman restocking the bar kept adding six-packs of warm Zywiec and we kept refilling our glasses with added ice cubes from the large bucket in the hard alcohol space. The bucket of ice ran out just as the final game ended.
Fitness Center and Sheraton Sopot Spa and Pools
The fitness center and spa with pool are located downstairs from the Club lounge.
Sheraton Sopot Spa and pools
The attendant at the Spa refused to allow me entry when I said I only wanted to see the pool and not swim. I was not in the mood for arguing. Pool and spa photos are on the Sheraton website.
Sheraton Sopot Overview:
Room comfort: 5/5
Facilities: 4/5 (Can’t rate pool, but Marriott Sopot appears to have larger pools adn a friendlier staff that did not mind letting photograph the pool area during our stay).
Sheraton Sopot is currently SPG category 4 at 10,000 Starpoints for a standard reward or 5,000 points + $75 for Cash&Points ($81 after city tax).
The hotel rises to Marriott Rewards category 5 at 35,000 points August 2018. Marriott Sopot, currently at MR category 5 for 25,000 points per night will remain at 25,000 points in August 2018 as a new Marriott Rewards category 4 hotel.