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“Great place to stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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Courtyard Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   830 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001   |  
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Adelaide, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went to play in the Cal Ripken World Series in August and we stayed for the first 6 days and we stayed here. The rooms were large and suited our needs 2 adults to a room. There was plenty of space and the beds were good and comfy. The breakfast was the usual thing, eggs, fruit cereal etc., just what you would expect. Even being close to Ripken Stadium is a good thing because you can check out the Ironbirds games by just walking across the street. It doesn't matter which side of the hotel you stay on, one side has great views of Ripken Stadium the other views of the Ripken complex and Cal Snr's yard.
I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Charlestown, Maryland
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I can summerize my experience with "ehhh".I had to check-in on a Friday evening for about a week. I knew I was probably not going to be happy when they didn't offer the government per diem rate for the week-end, even though they are located right outside a military base. The building is huge and sits right next to the Ripken Stadium - it is divided with one half a Residence Inn and the other the Courtyard Marriott. Right away I knew this wasn't your typical Courtyard when the elevator buttons were a mess - they looked like something from inside a heavily used subway station. The door that faces the parking lot was often broken and unable to be opened from outside. I found out why in the morning, there are little league tournaments going on all summer long. The place was just overwhelmed with kids and parents from these tournaments. So if you’re participating in these, you can’t beat the location, but if you’re in the Aberdeen area for business, forgetaboutit. The staff is just overwhelmed; these kids are running around essentially in a carnival type atmosphere. There just isn’t enough staff to keep up with the work load created by the tournament guests. The pool is in continuous use - with no life guard. Then they let people who are not a guest use the one business computer connected to a printer – one woman comes every day to work on a book she is writing – and when she isn’t on there the kids are on surfing the web. The poor bar tender essentially works alone as a waitress and a bar tender – sometimes leaving the bar unattended for up to 20 minutes. Then there was the furniture in the rooms – the desk chair was so dilapidated and uncomfortable I was shocked this place calls itself a Marriott. If you’re not associated with a youth baseball team stay away.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed here for a week long tournament at Cal Ripken and while the hotel is very clean I found the staff very rude and non accommodating. Not only did we pre pay for our room and stayed for 5 nights, they would not allow me an extra hour to check out. The weather was terrible outside and the woman at the front desk said that they were expecting more teams to check in that night for another tournament. My son also lost his iPod and we checked several times at the front desk to see if anyone had turned it in. I also found that they were not very helpful when it came to providing assistance as we asked almost every day. Later it was returned to us by the cook over at the adjoining hotel who had notified the staff that he had found it. If we ever return to Aberdeen we will not stay at this hotel again. I recommend they hire some new staff who have more experience in providing paying customers with service that matches the quality of this facility.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed here for one night when my son played in a Ripken tournmanet. Paid a little extra for the field view and it was worth it. Hotel is what I expected being a Marriott. The staff was professional and accommodating, rooms were spacious and clean. I will definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Courtyard has its advantages over the Residence in some ways. You can pay for field view, rather than waiting a ridiculous amount of time for it, the staircase is much nicer, and parking is more accessible. However, for the price you are paying/points you are losing, the Residence is much more worth it. Residence has free breakfast, while Courtyard does not. Rooms are very small. 5,000 more points per night (if staying 2 nights).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Room was great as I expect from Marriott. Location in Ripkin field complex literally right next to the stadium is beyond convenient! My only issues were they have a 7 day cancellation policy. Other nearby hotels have same day cancellation policies (but they are about a mile from the field). Also would like to see a better evening dining option since there is no other dining in the complex.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hotel staff excellent, room and bathroom are spacious, bed comfortable. Always like AC that I can control. I was there only one night but could have stayed longer. Hotel was a bit difficult to find because a street is closed; but this is not the hotel's fault. I called hotel and was given excellant and patient assistance. Very pleasant stay. Will stay there again if ever in that area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 830 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001
Location: United States > Maryland > Aberdeen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Aberdeen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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