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“Could of had a better rating...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Boone

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Courtyard by Marriott Boone
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1050 Highway 105, Boone, NC   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Boone
Charlotte
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you are not getting one of the fabulous home rentals in Boone, the Marriott Courtyard is probably one of the newer hotels to choose from in Boone. Great location, not far from the slopes or the campus if you are visiting ASU. The lobby is fantastic, lots of comfortable sitting areas and tables centered around a small cafe where you can purchase food, beverages, and Starbucks. Staff is friendly, and the work out and pool area is typical of a Courtyard- pool may even have a larger area than most. Our room was very spacious, offered a small frig, and a closet area to keep those winter coats out of the way. The bed was comfortable enough, however one of the two had sheets that were questionably fresh. Bathroom, also spacious, was clean enough - the cleaning staff missed a used wash cloth hanging from the shower head though. When we were watching TV in the evening it was obvious a small child hand been there previously and had greasy hands. We will likely give it another go if we need to do a quick over night stay, as the selection in Boone is limited.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Was in Boone on business and stayed one night. In the middle of everything in Boone. Staff was professional and helpful. Room was modern,clean and quiet. Had to check out before they started serving breakfast in cafe.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fletcher, North Carolina
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25 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I booked a room here for my son's audition to the School of Music at App State after seeing the reviews here on TripAdvisor. Although I wanted to book 2 separate rooms, the rates were a little pricey for Boone, so I settled on a King room suite with a separate living room and sofabed for my son. This turned out to be the best value for us. When I called on Monday to confirm my reservation for Friday that week with Thomas at the front desk, I asked if this room would fit my requests of a high floor in a quiet part of the hotel (which to me means away from the elevator and vending machines). Thomas informed me that all of the King room suites are on either side of the elevator, but there are linen closets next to the elevator on both sides between the elevator and the suites. He did put us in a suite on the top floor, so I held my breath and hoped it would work out. Upon check-in, we were very pleased with the condition of the hotel overall, and especially with the room, which was very comfortable. I was a little annoyed, however, that we were placed in the suite that had the ice machine just outside the door, and not in the one on the opposite side of the elevator which would have completely fit my request of high floor and away from the vending machines. This didn't turn out to be a big problem, though, since our neighbors didn't seem to need much ice, and we weren't disturbed by the noise of the machine running. I should also note that both of these King suites on each floor are at the front of the hotel, so you will hear the road noise from the highway in front of the hotel. This wasn't too bad when we were there, but it snowed both nights so traffic probably wasn't as heavy as it might be.

The reason I only gave it 4 stars is because the redesign of these Courtyards has removed the full-service restaurant they all used to have. Previously, you would have a choice of a buffet for a flat $10/pp or you could order off the menu, and the selections for both were very good. I made the mistake of taking the "breakfast for two" rate, which adds $20/night and provides breakfast for 2 adults. When we checked in I noticed the new coffee-bar (called "the bistro") and asked about our included breakfast. It turns out your selections are very limited now, with either a breakfast sandwich, omelette, or scrambled eggs. You can also have cereal, fruit, or oatmeal, as well as a couple other light choices, but the included breakfast is either one hot item or two cold items (not any other combination) along with coffee/tea/juice, but NOT the Starbucks coffee. I found this very limited, and when we had breakfast the next morning we found it was not very good either. Two things make this even worse:

1) I noticed that the same choices we were given for the included breakfast would have cost us $10/pp if we did not have breakfast included in the rate, which means there is no advantage to paying for it up front. There should be a discounted rate offered for buying the breakfast with the room.

2) Because my son didn't qualify for the free breakfast (under 12 only), he decided to go to the diner down the street where he found great food, great selections, and diner pricing ($5-$7 depending on what you choose). Had we not already paid for the breakfast at the Courtyard, my wife and I would have done the same thing. We ordered take-out from this diner for our 2nd night and it was fantastic (cost $30 for 3, including desserts!).

As we drove home, we talked about trying the Hampton Inn across the street if we need to come back again (assuming the rates are better - if the rates are the same we would probably just book the room at the Courtyard but not have breakfast).

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night while skiing at Sugar Mountain. The staff was super friendly and helpful. Our roll away bed was already in our room when we checked in. Breakfast was good but service was a little slow. Convenient location right off main road. 20 minutes to Sugar, easy and pretty drive. Will definitely use this hotel as a regular stay in Boone.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

First trip to the Boone area and the staff (Mark) was very friendly and welcoming! This is a new property and very clean. Would certainly stay here again and recommend to friends and colleagues. Upon check-in received a lovely flower....in celebration of V-tines day.

  • Stayed February 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I travel to Boone for work several times a month. Usually stay here or the Fairfield just down the road. This Courtyard is just over 1yr old and features their new style lobby and rooms. Great hotel and very nice staff! The rooms are great, with the king bed rooms having a nice size walk in shower!

Will be staying again this coming week as well as the following week.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Savannah, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed here during a weekend getaway. The hotel had a nice location central to the sites in Boone. I have stayed at a couple of Courtyards before and it was great as usual. It seems that they had redone the lobby and the front desk clerk pointed that out to us. We used the pool as well, which was a bit on the smaller size but that was ok as nobody else was in it when we were there. They had a dining area called the “Bistro” which had meal options and snacks, so we had breakfast there. The beds were super comfortable and the rooms were very clean. Overall, this was a very nice hotel and the service was excellent.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Courtyard by Marriott Boone

Address: 1050 Highway 105, Boone, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Boone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 #2 of 19 Hotels in Boone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Boone 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. At the center of it all is The Bistro, your destination for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces where you can work or relax, free Wi-Fi throughout and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Plus, our well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool will help you stay refreshed and energized. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at Courtyard is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before! ... more   less 
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