Until last year, I can't remember when I've stayed in a Courtyard. Since then, we've stayed inseveral and the experiences have been almost all very positive. The one unpleasant experience I remember was a Courtyard in FL where the bottom sheet dd not fit well - it kept coming off the mattress - and when trying to put it into place, I cut myself on a sharp edge on the bed. Apparently, the hotel was using the wrong sheets for this bed. However, the manager gave us a points bonus for our difficulty. Some of our very positive exeriences have been:
Courtyard St George, UT (twice)
Courtyard Las Vegas South (twice)
Courtyard Times Square South, NYC (also twice)
The COurtyard Times Square often has lower rates than the other Marriott Manhattan locations and the staff has been very friendly and helpful. The hotel must be fairly new - the rooms are clen and pleasant. lAst time we were given a suite . Their breakffast area has been under renovation (may be completed by now), but the breakfast was very good.
My wife and I just stayed at the Courtyard in New Haven, CT. The hotel was recently renovated and in great shape. The rooms and facilities are very good and the staff is friendly. What really sets it apart is the location, which is near Yale and within walking distance of many restaurants, trendy bars, and theaters. We went to a play in the afternoon and a terrific free concert on the New Haven Green in the evening. New Haven is a great small city with many things to do. The Courtyard is the only Marriott hotel downtown. We will definitely go back.