This is a standard Courtyard by Marriott. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean. We return time after time because of its location. Parking in the adjoining garage allows easy access to the lobby and it's free on weekends. Just as important is its convenience to downtown Silver Spring. Restaurants, shopping, and a grocery store are all an easy walking distance. A portion of the street one block from the hotel is blocked some evenings for live entertainment and some Saturdays for a farmers' market. Two theaters are close by. When visiting relatives in Washington DC, this is our go-to hotel.