I had heard about the newly updated Marriott Courtyards, but hadn't stayed in one. They did a great job in this case. The lobby was spacious and open, with seating options from bar stools to snug booths, all with either TVs or outlets for those people - the majority - working on their laptops. There was also a bank of computers with Internet at no charge for people who wanted to check email quickly. Instead of working in our rooms in the evening, travelers were able to sit out, have dinner or a glass of wine and relax more comfortably. It isn't luxurious, but they have managed to create a very nice vibe in contrast to other moderately priced business hotels that are often pretty grim.