3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2015 10:04 AM by bigmrm RSS

Courtyard Coffee

gborken Platinum
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I was told that Courtyard hotels stopped offering free coffee in reception area so that more business would be driven to the Starbucks shop that is not prevalent in every Marriott.  Furthermore, why is there a Starbucks?  Why not make agreements with local or regional coffee shops if you want to go that route?  I and the majority of people that I travel or vacation with go out of their way to NOT purchase coffee from a Starbucks.  We will search out a local shop to get our coffee.

 

Do you really think that offering free coffee is going to drive down your sales?  People who want to drink that type of coffee will most certainly buy that coffee whether or not you offer free coffee.  When is the corporate greed to go after the last dollar going to stop?  What are you going to stop next?  Free use of the gym?  Free wifi?  Why not charge to use the pool?

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  • Re: Courtyard Coffee
    bigmrm Platinum
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    The coffee was removed years ago. I almost never stay in Courtyards. It's my least favorite of the brands partly because of the "charge for everything attitude" but also because in my experience Courtyards have the least comfortable rooms. They say they are designed for business but many are horrible for work!

     

    There are exceptions, of course, and I will gladly patronize the friendly, comfortable Courtyards. They sure are hard to find though.

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  • Re: Courtyard Coffee
    iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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    There are also some CY's that still offer free cafe'.  I for one could really care less about free coffee and certainly will not stay away from a property IF it fit my wants and desires for a hotel.

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    • Re: Courtyard Coffee
      bigmrm Platinum
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      I agree, I don't even drink coffee, but I do care about the attitude it portrays. I hope you continue to find CYs which are a good fit for you.

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