I've stayed at a number of hotels near the airport in Austin, Texas before... but first time at this Courtyard and wow! What a surprise! The front desk service and room was of the quality I would expect from Marriott, but what totally invigorated my hotel experience was the lounge in the lobby... and here it is:
1) A fantastic selection of local (Texas-brewed) beers
2) A full service food menu with great selection and price value
3) A hostess/bartender named Jen, that not only knows EVERYTHING there is to know about
the Texas-brewed beers and the food offerings, but was SO personable and pleasant and
created such a positive atmosphere that I ended up working out of the 'the Lounge' for about 5
4) A cook (didn't get to meet her) named 'Mareesa' that prepared the best dang wrap I've ever
had, tailored to my requests with NO cilantro and NO blue cheese... was delicious...
Put it all together, and you have a property that as a business traveller I will attest to, and return to, joyously.
Thanks, Courtyard Marriott Austin!