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“What you expect from Courtyard” 4 of 5 stars
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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8910 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 hotels in Columbia
Englewood, New Jersey
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“What you expect from Courtyard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We needed a hotel close to the Howard County Fair Grounds and, although 19 miles away, our needs were well met. Although apparently almost 20 years old, the hotel doesn't show it's age. The room was quiet and comfy with a king and sofa bed. The bathroom served it's purpose. We did not have breakfast but they do have a very nice patio for evening drinks. We love Marriott products and this one fits the bill.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColumbiaCourtyardMD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thanks for taking time to share feed back on your recent stay Rbandron! We are very proud of our brand and hotel, happy to hear this was the right fit for you as well. The annual Sheep and Wool festival in this area is one of the best, hope to see you again next year! Thanks again for staying with us and sharing your feedback.
Warm Regards,
Len Goodman
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Twinsburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was good and the service is above average. Location is great for going to the city and site seeing. Also, safe location for jogging and walking. The only downside is that the hot tub was out of commission due to facility improvements. I wish the website had mentioned this since I was traveling with my family. Otherwise good stay.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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ColumbiaCourtyardMD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thanks for taking time to share your feedback Bighalloween! I was happy to hear that it was a great experience with the exception of our pool deck expansion. This is a work in progress which we are really excited about. I hope you will be back again soon to see the final product!
Warm Regards,
Len
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

OK, can't give a Courtyard 5 stars because...well...they aren't shooting for 5 star accommodations. That said, they are shooting for 5 star service and while I would normally give a good Courtyard a 3 star review...this facility deserves 4 stars because the service is excellent.

Clean hotel with decent rates. Will absolutely stay here again when on business.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColumbiaCourtyardMD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Hello 44CUSE,
Thank you for choosing us during your travels through the Columbia area! We were happy to hear we exceeded your service expectations during your stay. The team here takes a lot of pride in their service and we are glad it gave you an excellent experience. We look forward to serving you again in the future!
All the Best,
Len Goodman
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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

This Courtyard is not up to Marriott's normally high standards. The lobby was nice but the room looked dated and there were major stains on the floor. Had we not been so tired, I would have requested a different room. It just didnt feel clean. I also agree that it's hard to find. I would hate to try to get there on a dark, rainy night. Marriott needs to improve their food quality to go along with the new lobbies.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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ColumbiaCourtyardMD, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear BARINR,
Thank you for choosing our location while traveling to Columbia. Though I was happy to hear you liked the new Lobby and Bistro, it sounds like we also had some opportunities to improve on. Though the entire hotel has been renovated including rooms, lobby and fitness center, we are always looking for ways to improve and we appreciate your feedback. I apologize for the experience you described and please feel free to reach out to me directly so we may discuss.
Warm regards,
Len Goodman
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Vancouver, Canada
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a very comfy and friendly hotel with everything at hand which is good because it is not easy to find the hotel and there is very little in the vicinity. You need a car for this location but once you arrive the friendly staff make it worth the search. Bathroom fans are unreasonably noisy. Leave the light off to avoid the noise and have a romantic bath

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belleville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had no problems finding the place even tho the roundabout threw us off a bit. The front desk was ok and room was typical for 3 star place. The carpet in elevator needs replacing, and needs a bit refreshing in places. We stayed for 3 nights while in Columbia.

The breakfast type nooks had personal tv's in them which were nice. The breakfast is freshly cooked and was great, not a continental breakfast but proper meal.

Had windows that could be properly opened and go out on small balconies, which was pleasent.

It was fit for purpose and no real complaints

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The staff was incredibly rude. It was almost like they were trying to be mean on purpose. We left the tv on in our room and came back to a call saying someone was complaining about the noise (We were gone for about 30 minutes). We apologized and turned off the tv, and went to sleep around midnight. All we were told was to please turn down the tv. The next day at around 5pm, we got a call telling us to leave the hotel within the hour. We were given no notice, and not told untill the last minute.. all because of one complaint because out tv was on too loud for a short period of time. If you stay at this hotel make sure that you don't make any noise, or else they will kick you out without refunding you ANYTHING. My spouse is a recent Operation Enduring Freedom vet, and we were looking for a quiet romantic weekend together. I advise you to go to the Extended Stay America next door. We went there after we were told to leave and had a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Columbia Hotel Columbia
Courtyard By Marriott Columbia Hotel
Courtyard Columbia
Columbia Courtyard
Columbia Marriott
Address: 8910 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045
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Location: United States > Maryland > Columbia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Columbia
#9 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Columbia 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Courtyard Columbia hotel is located near the Columbia Business Park and in close proximity to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). This suburban Baltimore hotel is convenient to downtown Baltimore; the Baltimore Convention Center, Ravens football stadium, Baltimore Inner Harbor, and Camden Yards. In addition, the Courtyard Columbia hotel is situated between Columbia Pike/Route 29 and Interstate 95, providing easy access to both the University of Maryland and Washington DC. Designed for the business traveler, yet inviting for all, Courtyard Columbia knows what is important to its guests. ... more   less 
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