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“The most enjoyable stay ever so far at CY Marriott” 5 of 5 stars
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Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8506 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20878   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Silver Spring
Silver Spring, Maryland
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“The most enjoyable stay ever so far at CY Marriott”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I have really have had a extraordinary time staying at the CY DTWN SS. I have to credit one staff member in particular. I only know her by her welcoming smile and eagerness to help with all my questions, but she goes by the name of Chelsea. At check-in Chelsea greeted me with a beautiful smile and a welcoming hello, from that she was knowledgeable on everything i needed to know about the Marriott and the surrounding area, if she didn't know the answer she found it out for me.
Chelsea is obviously one of CY Marriott Silver Springs greatest assets, and because of this i will revisit Silver spring Marriott and recommend it to all i know. I wish others i encountered on my visit to SS.... would follow her suit. Thanks SS Marriott and thank you Chelsea............. Tb RM 529

Room Tip: higher floors have Internet issues
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheryl B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write up a review of our hotel. Chelsea will be so pleased to see your comments. We strive to provide outstanding service everyday and it's nice to hear feedback when we are doing things well. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
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West Hempstead, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I recently stayed here for a business trip to downtown Silver Spring.
The hotel is clean and everything is updated. Nothing looks dated here. Lobby is very open with lots of places to sit. Room was spacious and quite. Every room has a refrigerator!
Included in my room was breakfast at the bistro in the lobby. The bistro is very popular. They also serve drinks and made for a relaxing drink with co-workers after hours without having to go out.
Free WiFi throughout the hotel was a really nice surprise.
Their shuttle van service is a really nice feature and I used it quite a bit.
All of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely stay here again if given the opportunity.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cheryl B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your comments and hope that you will come and see us again soon.
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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

In heart of vibrant Silver Spring -- shops, restaurants, farmer's market - all within a block of the hotel. Parking is funky, but easy. Wayne Ave ramp garage is immediately adjacent - when you arrive, park on the dedicated level 5 of the garage, and walk with your luggage across a ramp into the 3rd floor of the Hotel, where the lobby, check in, and bistro are located. If accessing by cab or walk up from Metro, use the Fenton Street entrance, and take elevator to 3rd floor. Spacious and well-appointed lobby/lounge, and an adjacent outdoor seating area as well. Health club and pool on first floor. Metro train to DC and all the Washington sites is available via a 7 minutes walk to the Silver Spring station, on the Red Line. (It is also only a 35 minute drive, even in heavy traffic, from Reagan airport to the Hotel, right through the city.) Hotel located two miles inside the beltway. Desk staff was extremely friendly and professional. Easy check in and out, and courteous storage and refreezing of our ice packs for the cooler. If a golfer, we recommend the Hampshire Greens public course 25 minutes due north of the Hotel. Have never seen a municipal-owned course in that kind of excellent condition -- Country Club quality, and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: High floor on North Side looking across Fenton Street (we had 9th floor, room 911) has great view o...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheryl B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank for taking the time to write a review about our staff and hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the proximity to DC. Your comments are much appreciated and I will pass them on to our team. Thank you for the tip on Golfing. I might have to try that out myself. Thanks again, we look forward to serving you again the next time you are in the Silver Spring area.
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Seattle, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This mid-range business hotel has pitched every aspect of their hotel just right. It gets the fundamentals right: clean, well-organized, all the essentials, decent quality shampoo and other toiletries, mini-fridge that works, responsive air-conditioning unit, etc.

Then there are some nice extras: genuinely welcoming and engaged staff, super comfortable bed, thoughtfully organized workspace with free wi-fi, functional lobby space organized so that guests feel genuinely welcome to hang out, coffee maker that doesn't require the water to run through the filter so my tea doesn't taste like coffee!! I thought the restaurant was slightly overpriced, but quite decent, and is a clever hybrid of snack bar, bar, and restaurant. I had a delicious Asian chicken salad that was delicious.

The location is great: restaurants, theater, drug store, and Whole Foods within a few steps. Metro is an easy 5-minute walk (even in 90 degree heat!)

All in all, an excellent value and a very pleasant place to stay for solo travelers or couples. The rooms are big, so families would be comfortable here, but do note their prominently displayed notice that the swimming pool is NOT a pool for kids, but is in the health club for lap swimming only.

Room Tip: I agree with other comments that you probably want to get a room away from the ice machines. As you...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheryl B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments about our hotel. We pride ourselves on providing the best service and accommodations in Silver Spring and it's nice to get this feedback. I will certainly pass on your comments to the rest of the team and we look forward to serving you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I was back again the first full week of June. As always the staff was super helpful and it was fun to watch Chelsea and Abbie train the new person Leah. The food was great and the weather was awful but that's not the hotel's fault. The room was great - clean, comfortable, and easy to sleep in. Life is good at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Silver Spring!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheryl B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank for taking the time to write a review about our staff and hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and I will be sure to mention this review to Chelsea and Abbie. Your comments are much appreciated and we look forward to serving you again the next time you are in the Silver Spring area.
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Clinton, New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I've stayed here many times when attending meetings in the area. The hotel is clean, nicely maintained, and for being on a busy street, surprisingly quiet. The rooms are generously sized and very comfortable. The staff has always been friendly and professional. A bonus is easy parking in the attached lot which I believe is city owned, free on the weekends and quite inexpensive on weekdays. The hotel was recently renovated so everything is nice and fresh. I've never had any sort of problems here at all - highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheryl B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank for taking the time to write a review about our staff and hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of all that Silver Spring has to offer. Your comments are much appreciated and I will pass them on to our team. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in the Silver Spring area.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

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.

Room Tip: We always ask for an upper level because on busy nights street noise can be heard.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cheryl B, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank for taking the time to write a review about our staff and hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the proximity to DC. Your comments are much appreciated and I will pass them on to our team. We look forward to serving you again the next time you are in the Silver Spring area.
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Address: 8506 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20878
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Location: United States > Maryland > Silver Spring
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Silver Spring
#3 Family Hotel in Silver Spring
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard hotel in Silver Spring, MD, is located in the middle of an exciting new mixed-use redevelopment project encompassing four city blocks in the heart of Downtown. This inside-the-beltway hotel offers everything you need to work and play, including free high-speed internet access, iPod docking stations, luxury bedding and an array of business services. Located just across the street from Discovery Communications' worldwide headquarters, this Silver Spring, Maryland, hotel is readily accessible by car and mass transit, and is recognized as a vibrant addition to the community. Guests will enjoy a bounty of retail, dining and entertainment opportunities- all within easy walking distance from our downtown Silver Spring hotel. Some of the major corporations and businesses nearby include the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, Round House Theatre, Discovery Communications, FDA, NOAA, Bethesda Naval Medical Center, and Walter Reed Hospital. We look forward to you welcoming you to our hotel suites in Silver Spring, Maryland ... more   less 
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