This is a Marriott Courtyard like all the other Marriott Courtyards. No surprise that the rooms and the facilities are consistent with the brand. What sets this hotel apart is the staff. I wish that I could remember all their names, but I would like to single out Luis, from the front desk, who went out of his way to accommodate all our requests. He and the rest of the staff were always pleasant, always professional. Well done!
As for its location, yes, you can walk to the Mall...but it's convoluted. If you are in the area for that purpose, you would be better off staying at the Marriott Residence Inn. That said, THIS Marriott is very convenient to a number of very good restaurants in the plaza across the street.