Netflix getaway? Area hotel offers binge-watching option

Marriott Solana

Want to spend a weekend binge-watching Orange is the New Black, The Bachelorette or House of Cards? You can at the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana in Westlake.

The hotel offers complimentary access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, YouTube and Crackle on their in-room LCD TVs.

The Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana is one of six hotels nationwide offering complimentary streaming services in coordination with Richardson-based Enseo Inc. Marriott Hotels is the only hospitality brand authorized to provide Netflix on guest room TVs, according to the Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel chain.

In-room entertainment at the Westlake hotel also includes access to YouTube and Crackle, a TV show and movie distributor similar to Netflix and Hulu Plus. Guests can stream Crackle and YouTube videos without needing a username or password. Neither hotel personnel nor Enseo employees will be privy to what guests watch or listen to through the system, according to Marriott.

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The Westlake hotel features 7 floors with 288 guest rooms, 6 suites, a restaurant, Starbucks coffeehouse, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and 15 event rooms totaling 14,200 square feet.