I would like Marriott to standardize a breakfast program like they do with their JW and Marriott properties where a FREE breakfast is included in the Room Rate for business travelers. There is no major reason to stay at a Courtyard unless there are not a JW or Marriott in the area. There has been too many times where the Courtyards north will offer breakfast but the southern Courtyards will not offer.
By "including breakfast in the rate" at CY do you mean including a strip-down continental breakfast buffet like at the Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites; or the extended full buffet at the Residence Inn; or the fresh prepared breakfast to order offered at Courtyard and full service brands? Including the continental breakfast buffet in the CY rate sounds reasonable whether business or leisure. A fresh prepared to order breakfast justifies raising the rate, IMO.