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Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1510 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507   |  
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Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Riverside
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“1 week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Hotel great, room great, loved the view was on the 4th floor facing mountains.

Breakfast buffet outstanding and person in charge most attentive.

However thiis hotel needs to fence (iron gate) the property from the public.

Was agressively panhandled 2x and attempted to be sold stolen goods while having a smoke.

They need to gate it like in Puerto Rico, the neighborhood is sleazy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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CourtyardRiverside, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Riverside is a very beautiful city and we are very glad you were able to enjoy the views of Box Spring Mountain from your room. We will pass on the great comments as well to our breakfast team, they work very hard and they do a wonderful job. I apologize for the encounters you had outside, we do want all of our guests to feel safe and we do our best to keep the area secure, we will however review our procedures in lieu of your comments. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This isn't the best Courtyard I've stayed in. The building, while in decent condition, just has a kind of tired feeling in the hallways and lobby. Nothing wrong with it, but it just has that feeling. It is located near downtown Riverside, which is a pretty cool place (never been there before), with several nice restaurants, as well as the usual college bar stuff. The staff overall was very friendly and helpful, with breakfast suggestions when we wanted to go out, restaurants downtown, and there was just a feeling that they would go the extra mile if needed to provide good service. That's what gave this review a 4 star instead of 3.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardRiverside, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here with us at the Courtyard Riverside Downtown/UCR Area. Our team here is amazing and I too believe they are worth a STAR! I will definitely share your comments with them. We will have a renovation/refresh coming up soon and we will keep everyone posted when this is to begin. We look forward to seeing you again.
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temecula
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is centrally located, close to the freeway, walking distance from many good restaurants. The staff is friendly, and considerate. They have a nice little bar, a bistro and a morning breakfast!! I would stay there again. Great managers too!! It is just far enough away from the university that you wont be bothered but close enough if your visiting your child. Large guest rooms with micro wave and mini fridge.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardRiverside, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Our team here at the Courtyard Riverside is amazing and I am so glad that our guests can see it too. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon, and thank you for the great review!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

While this courtyard has been updated, it is still lacking the usual/new courtyard appearance and feel. The rooms were ok but the beds are too soft. The lobby is decent with a nice bar and breakfast room. The employees were all friendly and helpful. The location was good for restaurants and proximity to the university. Overall, this was an okay place to stay for what we needed to accomplish while in the area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardRiverside, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
We have some geat news for you! While we are very proud of the way our team has cared for this hotel we are actually putting our plans together now to update this property with the brand new Courtyard room and lobby designs. We of course will let everyone know when we do actually start. Thank you for taking time to review our property, and I am very pleased that you mentioned our associates and how helpful and friendly they are, we will share your comments with them.
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Palm Springs, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Property does not have the typical "courtyard layout" but is more of a highrise typical of some older Wyndham properties. Parking is FREE...previous reviewer must have stayed downtown at regular Marriott. This hotel still offers free coffee in the lobby because it has not received the dreaded "bistro update." Area around hotel is OK but try not to venture too far to the east and south at night...pretty sketchy near the RiteAid plaza. Bus service excellent...stops right in front and it is a quick trip downtown to the "fabulous" Mission Inn. BTW, on the hotel property there is an interesting older home called the Weber House where one of the designers of the Mission Inn once lived. It is now home to the Old Riverside Foundation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardRiverside, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and we are we glad you enjoyed your stay here in Riverside. Riverside is always progressing forward and this area has seen many positive changes and there is much more to come. We do enjoy our location by the college and the ease of getting to all areas quickly from our hotel. Side note on the Weber House when it was built it sat in the middle of the orange groves, Pete Weber and his family would actually sleep on the roof during the summer. The Foundation has done a wonderful job with the upkeep. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Nice hotel with an attractive lobby. I was only there for a total of 10 hours but I was happy with my room and breakfast spread. It does cost $8 to park. My room was next to the elevator and ice machine which got a little noisy. I was able to receive the Wall Street Journal in the morning.

Room Tip: Stay away from the elevator and ice machines because you can hear the noises throughout the evening.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CourtyardRiverside, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you very much for the kind review, not sure where you parked at while you stayed with us, but we do not charge for parking here at this hotel, always free. Come back and see us anytime, especially if you need a break from that Chicago winter.
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Had a great stay, friendly atmosphere. great location, plenty things to do around there. Rooms are well kept and roomy. Walking distant from Denys, IHOP, fat burger, Starbucks, cinema, hooka, banks, grocery stores, swapmeet, donut shop.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1510 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507
Location: United States > California > Riverside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Riverside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Riverside Downtown/ UCR Area 3*
Number of rooms: 163
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