Literally, a nice courtyard. Even during the extreme heat and humidity, the courtyard area was very pleasant and like an oasis. A very nice walkway and colorful plantings. The hotel itself is also a nice Courtyard. Location is central to the city, airport, and suburbs and right off 270, so it's easy to get around. We had breakfast at the St. Louis (aka Panera) Bread restaurant a couple of blocks away at Wesport Plaza. Got a great weekend rate, free parking, free wifi, a great stay all the way around.