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“Good choice for convention center and 6th St.” 3 of 5 stars
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Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701   |  
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Ranked #53 of 187 Hotels in Austin
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San Juan, PR
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good choice for convention center and 6th St.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This hotel is located cattycorner to the convention center and the downtown light rail stop; within two blocks you are at the 6th Street district with its various music and food venues for most tastes and budgets, a little bit past that but still an easy walk are the downtown business and government areas; all of that making it a very good site for activity around downtown (though the site is such that the public entrances and exits face in the direction of the convention center so you get to walk around the block to get headed for most other things).

It is set up and equipped as one would expect of the Courtyard brand; not posh but well furnished and maintained. The staff has a good service orientation, arrival and departure processes and arrangements for transportation were handled efficiently.

I have observed this more frequently when staying in newer convention-district Marriott properties: two brands in the same building structure, entered through separate lobbies, so as to serve two markets. In this case this Courtyard shares its building with a Residence Inn; the Courtyard side includes meeting/activity facilities and the Champions Grill and Starbucks locations -- though with the many superior choices one has within a two to four block walk those will be likely just breakfast spots (for which Champions substitutes for the "bistro" in other newer Courtyards).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarriottAustinDT, Guest Relations Manager at Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
JRDelirious,
Thank you for taking time out of you day to review our hotel. As a senior contributer we always enjoy your expert feedback. Our newly remodeled Courtyard provides the business and leisure traveler with all the features to maintain your balance while away from home. Along with the best location in Downtown Austin we are ready to be of assistance with any requests or reccomendations yo umay have. Thank you again and best travels.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salem, Oregon
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

You would think to expect high quality and class with a brand name of Marriott, but this hotel went above and beyond with the way they treated us. Upon check in we were helped by "Ben" this gentlemen was a pleasure to talk with and give us advice on sights to see in town and told us to call him if we had any other questions or concerns. The rooms were your basic upgraded courtyard branded rooms, with comfy beds and plenty of space to store your luggage and other travel items. The one thing I would recommend to any courtyard brand is MORE PLUG INS, with all of the electronics that are out there you would think there would be more plug ins around the bed area, but each courtyard I have stayed at they have lacked a vast amount of plug ins. The staff was terrific greeting us even when we were leaving the hotel for the day to explore the city. I was pleasantly surprised the even the valet staff as we were walking out of the hotel greeted us with a pleasant hello or have a great day. Hard to find a hotel staff that even the valet staff will greet you with a pleasant hotel. The hotel interior had a modern sleek look to it and seemed to sparkle at every point. I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking for a location close to 6th street to stay here as well as a central location for all things downtown Austin.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MarriottAustinDT, General Manager at Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
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Reviews from Senior contributers are always read with great attention! Thank you for taking time to celebrate our associates that made your stay amazing! Each and every associate on our team makes our hotel special and they sure know how to make our guests feel special! We look forward to you and your familly enjoying years of spectacular stays with Marriott and of course our hotel here in Austin! Thank you!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Recently stayed here for 3 nights and cannot fault anything about this hotel. Room was spacious, comfortable and impeccably clean on arrival and throughout my stay. Hotel facilities are superb as is the location. For a tourist without transportation, everything is easily accessible on foot or by bus.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarriottAustinDT, Manager at Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for choosing our hotel! We do hope to remain your hotel of choice when visiting Austin. Best wishes!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed here a couple of nights, two adults and two teens. We had a spacious corner room. Hotel is impeccably clean. Staff is terrific. Location is right near the convention center and surrounded by many restaurants and stores that tourists typically need. It is within walking distance also of the 2nd Ave district and the bars and music joints. Our room was on the 11th floor with a great view of downtown. I did not use the hotel pool or fitness room but did take a look at them -- they are pretty nice. The hotel pool and fitness center are in the Residence Inn adjoining this Courtyard but there are interior doors on all levels connecting the two properties (they are really just like one big hotel). Unfortunately, only the Residence Inn guests get the free breakfast included at Champtions (a dark paneled restaurant on the ground floor. Looked nice). The Courtyard guests have to pay about $10 a person for the same meal. Our room did have a fridge and a microwave so we made use of this to store some light snacks and drinks. They also put out free coffee/tea service in the mornings in the lobby. Good wifi, free. Overall, beautiful property. Just wish we could have gotten the breakfast like they did next door.

Room Tip: Get a high room and you get a beautiful city view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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MarriottAustinDT, Manager at Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for your reveiw of the hotel. We are all pleased you had a good time in Ausitn with your family. For you next stay please look at the room options as our Courtyard hotel also has packages available that do include breakfast. Thank you for your business.
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Baytown, TX
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The hotel is on 4th Street, two blocks from the fame 6th Street. Our room faced 7th street and we heard the festivites until 2am. The room is nice and clean. But that noise was a big issue. Also the parking garage is tight and not truck/SUV friendly. If you are coming to Austin to party then this is a good hotel to stay in, but if you are coming to relax, you will not be able to till after 2am.

Room Tip: If you do stay here ask for a room facing fourth street.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarriottAustinDT, Manager at Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for taking time to reveiw our hotel. As a hotel a clean room and a good nights sleep are top priorities. I am sorry we did not deliver on the second. While Austins is a business town on the weekdays the nightlife and entertainment is the largest draw on the weekend. We do our very best to keep the party outside by using our "no party" policies and signs thru the entire hotel along with several security patrols on the floors and front door to assist in keeping the noise off of the guest floors. If you are ever disturbed by a neighbor please let us know and we will immedialty send hotel associates to remedy the situation. Thank you for staying with us and we do hope to have the oppertunity to enteratin in the future.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful staff, great location. Fun lobby, very thoughtful flight check-in terminal, great exercise room. Rooms are very comfortable with modern bed. Great great views, a little pricey though.

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Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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MarriottAustinDT, Manager at Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
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Thank you for taking time to review our newly remodeled hotel. Your business is truly appreciated by each and every associate in our hotel!
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minneapolis,
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The room was well-appointed and looks new- the carpet, the sheets, curtains and the rest of the furniture and fixture. I was actually surprised as the pictures on their site feature old style sheets, carpet and furniture pieces. I guess they updated their rooms recently to make it a little hip. Also the room was clean and the bathroom toilet, curtains, sink, vanity - were all clean. I loved the room and look forward to our stay. We checked in from Nov. 16- 20,2012. The only thing disappointing was we were given the third floor room which is but on the same level as that of their a/c units, not to mention that if you want to let light through the room by parting the curtains, you see your next door neighbors from the other units. So we just let the curtains cover the "view." We asked for a higher floor, but since it was the week of the F1 race, all the rooms were fully booked. Around 3:00 am of the 18th, there was a little noise I heard from outside, which made me woke up. I saw that there was some light going through the window so I managed to adjust the curtain and by chance, as I am pulling the curtains, I saw one of the guests' window was cracked fully opened. I was thinking, were they smoking in their room or were they hanging outside by the a/c units? This was not good. The as I was trying to fix the curtain and so as not to compromise our privacy, a woman popped out of the open window and probably saw me and I can see her forming an obscene f- word at me! That was unacceptable at all! I am going to report this to the front desk when we check-out. Also, the when people are passing by the hallway, you could clearly hear what they are talking about. It would had been perfect if not for this, the incident and the view...

Room Tip: Upon check in, ask for a higher floor and not close to the ice maker and the vending machine.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MarriottAustinDT, Manager at Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
truthintraveling,
Thank you for taking staying with us and for writing your review on TripAdvisor.
Wow, I am truley sorry about the person in the other window. I will look with my director of engineering for ways to improve that corner room privacy. I am happy the balance of your stay was excellent and we all look forward to the oppertunity to be of service in the near future!
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Address: 300 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701
Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Austin
#47 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#50 Family Hotel in Austin
#52 Business Hotel in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Austin Downtown / Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 270
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly-renovated Courtyard Austin Downtown/Convention center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the Austin Convention Center. Guests will love this ideal location within walking distance of many of Austin’s favorites, such as the 6th St. music scene, the State Capitol, the University of Texas, The Austin Interactive and Music Festivals, and the trendy Warehouse District. The brand new lobby is highlighted by free WiFi, private media pod work stations, and the touch-screen GoBoard that highlights all the local events, weather, and traffic conditions. The renovated Guest Rooms offer the perfect balance of productivity with large work station with ergonomic chairs and relaxation with luxury bedding and flat-screen TVs with premium cable and free HBO. Try out our indoor pool and 24-hr fitness center to get your workout on the road. Onsite dining options include Champions Sports Bar featuring 24 HD TVs and 25 Draft Beers, and also the Starbucks Coffee Shop offering delicious pastries and their signature coffees. ... more   less 
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