Yes, very disappointing indeed.
I gather there was a long painful contract negotiation with Star Bucks - however you can always get extra coffee packets for your room and make your own.
One item that really bothered me was After 10A, Starbucks didn't serve regular 'brewed' Coffee - just their flavored/specialty ones.
Now CY's w/out a starbucks will still offer free Coffee/Tea - we have a couple here in Mass that do this.
Just stumbled upon this post on 3-1-13 in regards to Removing the Coffee from CY's.
Hi CY Insiders on this blog post,
I wanted to jump back in and say thank you for your comments and for your passion. It pains us to hear we may lose customers for any reason. It is certainly our hope that through this exchange you will see that we do care. We don’t make these kind of business decisions without solid trends, data and giving it great thought. I have shared your comments with our senior leaders. They are working on some options as follows: bringing in a Starbucks blonde roast for those people who feel that the current Starbucks blend our hotels serve it too strong, programs to further acknowledge our best Marriott Rewards customers such as increased arrival points and other programs to recognize our best guests that are more customized. We truly hope you won’t give up on Courtyard. We appreciate your business and your loyalty.
VP and Global Brand Manager
Courtyard by Marriott