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Courtyard by Marriott Mankato
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   901 Raintree Road, Mankato, MN 56001   |  
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St Peter, MN
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We held a youth gathering at the hotel in early March. The space was great and the staff was awesome and helped us in any way possible! Extra thanks to Carmen & Rachel for all of their help before and during the event!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Courtyard_Mankato901, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Bdbcj,

Thank you so much for the Trip Advisor review! It was such a pleasure working with this group. I am so glad to hear that everyone enjoyed the space as well as the staff! This group was a group that we will never forget. We look forward to hosting this group again next year! I will forward your comments to all the staff. Thank you again for holding your event with us. It was truly a memorable experience for the staff.

Thank you!

Rachel Mattison
Events Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Ulm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hello, It was my first event experience with Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato, but it was an EXCELLENT one at that. I thought everyone was very friendly and accomodating to our group. The food was excellent. We had trouble with the audio in the room, but the event coordinator was there in the room adjusting and fixing the problem. I would definately schedule again. Thanks for everything.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Mankato901, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Kris S,

Thank you for submitting a Trip Advisor review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Courtyard. Thank you for being understanding about the Audio problem you encountered here. I am glad that everything was fixed right away! I will be sure to forward all of your positive comments on to the staff here at the hotel. We look forward to having the opportunity to host another event with you! Thank you again!

Rachel Mattison
Event Manager
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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We held our daughter's wedding reception here on January 18, 2013. All of the pre-planning went exceptionally well. We worked with Carmen Sook for the event planning and she was amazing - communication was very good; followed through with everything. She listened to us and made sure all of the details for the evening were taken care of - didn't miss a thing. The food was very good and service excellent. It was a beautiful and comfortable venue. We also stayed in the hotel and were equally pleased with the accommodations and service. The Bistro in the lobby served a great breakfast and was very reasonably priced. Our rooms were very comfortable and the spacious. Can't wait until this summer for our son's wedding reception so we can enjoy their courtyard area, too. It is a first class venue! Becky M

  • Stayed January 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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Courtyard_Mankato901, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Becky,

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We were honored to be a part of your daughter's wedding. It is always our goal to deliver exceptional service to all guests, I will be sure to forward your comments about the food to the Chef. We are looking forward to another great wedding with your family here in the summer! Thank you again!

Rachel Mattison
Events Manager
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is an incredible hotel , new, fresh, very clean and great amenities! The manager and staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly! The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The lobby has a great little bistro. Food was great and reasonably priced. I can't wait to return to enjoy their outdoor area! It is so inviting with a fireplace and lots of comfy seating! I would highly recommend this hotel for families, individuals and business people. The hotel has great location, right across from the mall and lots of restaurants.

  • Stayed January 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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Courtyard_Mankato901, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Kathee H from Winnipeg, Canada,

I just read the review you posted on Trip Advisor about our hotel and it reassures me that we are giving the great service a traveler can come to expect at a Marriott hotel. Next time you stay with us even if it is cold outside the fire pit in our Courtyard is available 365 days a year, whether enjoying your morning coffee of sipping a glass of wine in the evening.

I can't wait to have you as our guest again!

Sincerely,

Preston Lougheed
General Manager
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel twice in the past months time. I chose the Marriott because it is the newest hotel in town and fits my needs for trips to Mankato, MN. This is a brand new facility with all the amenities that anyone would need for a stay in Mankato.
The lobby of the hotel has a modern, urban feel to it which includes a bistro, information touch screen tv, business center and living room with tv area. Everything is new and gives guests the feel of an upscale hotel in a major metropolitan area.
The rooms were spacious and clean. The beds were comfortable and each room has a temperature control thermostat on the wall for each guests comfort level.
The hotel is in a great location next to the River Hills Mall (within walking distance) and there are many nice restaurants in the general area.
The staff at the hotel were friendly and had no problem attending to my needs.
I noticed the hotel had a nice fenced in outdoor patio area which looks like a nice place to relax during the summer months.
The Courtyard also has a nice event center which can accommodate small to large events, meetings, and celebrations.
Overall I give the hotel a 10 out of 10 rating, and I wouldn't stay anywhere but the Courtyard when visiting the Mankato area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Mankato901, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Mr V.

I can't thank you enough for all of the nice things you wrote about our hotel on Trip Advisor - Thank you! I enjoyed reading you review but we really enjoyed having you as our guest. Please share you experience with your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you the next time you travel to the Greater Mankato area.

Preston Lougheed
General Manager
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Rochester, minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We highly recommend this brand-new hotel in Mankato. This isn't your ordinary Courtyard by Marriott. We were impressed the instant we came in the front door. The well-appointed common area near the lobby is immense with loads of seating. Most hotel rooms seem the same, this is not true at the Marriott. The room decor is exceptional with rich woodwork, flat screen tv, a nice seating area next to the two queen beds, even the bathroom had a different flair to it with granite countertop and Koehler fixtures. Location can't be beat, walking distance to the Mall and there are several restaurants nearby. Gives you the feeling of a five-star hotel but at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Courtyard_Mankato901, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Gary P,

Thank you for taking the time to let tripadvisors customers know how you enjoyed your stay at out hotel. I would recommend you join the Marriott Rewards to start earning free nights toward future stays. We hope to see you in the near future!

Safe travels,

Preston Lougheed
General Manager
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We have been anticipating the opening of this property for several months as construction wrapped up. We stayed at this nearly new property just before Christmas as we gathered with family members for an early holiday event. The property was not crowded or busy and we enjoyed the very new furnishings and the very 'green' technologies that were on display throughout the hotel. The room was somewhat small but well-laid out and nicely presented. The bathroom was spacious and we loved the large shower (no tub). Our only discomfort was the heating system which seemed to struggle against the 5 degree temps and cold Minnesota winds outside. The Courtyard-style food and beverage area was roomy and very attractive but basically uninhabited due to the impending holiday. We will be back to stay here when we travel to town again and we look forward to using this property several times each year!

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Courtyard_Mankato901, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Mankato, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your positive review and for choosing our hotel for fulfilling your lodging needs. As you mentioned we are a Green Hotel actually Minnesota's first LEED hotel. In regards to the heat in your room the heater is an energy efficient unit which does take an extra minute to heat up and is much quieter than most hotels. I glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you return in the future.

Stay warm!

Preston Lougheed
General Manager
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Address: 901 Raintree Road, Mankato, MN 56001
Location: United States > Minnesota > Mankato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Mankato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Mankato 3*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mankato's newest and Minnesota's first LEED certified hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Event Center welcomes you. We are conveniently located off of hwy 14, next to Scheels All Sports at River Hills Mall. We are within minutes of the Verizon Wireless Center, Minnesota State University Mankato, Mt. Kato, and many other great places. Our 93 deluxe hotel rooms have pillow-top Serta mattresses, refrigerator, microwave and 32" flat screen TV's, with 100 HD channels featuring Direct TV. We offer free wired and wireless internet in every room and throughout the hotel. Located in our comfortable and spacious lobby we have our Bistro Restaurant & Bar, where you can EAT, DRINK, and CONNECT. It is open for breakfast and 5-10pm for dinner. We proudly serve STARBUCK'S COFFEE 24hrs a day for your convenience. After a long day you can relax in our indoor pool and whirlpool. Grab a drink and hang out by the fire pit located in our enhanced courtyard. In our 24hr workout facility we feature Life Fitness equipment, with flat screen TV's on each machine also with Direct TV. Our Event Center is prefect for weddings, small events and meetings. Our Event Center can accommodate up to 400 people, and can be divided into 4 smaller sections to accommodate your group. Whether you're in town for business, leisure, an event, or just want to get away for a night. Call and make a reservation today, our professional and friendly staff would love to help you enjoy your stay in Mankato, Minnesota. ... more   less 
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