I stayed at this hotel for two nights while visiting my son, who lives nearby. As a business traveler, I stay at many Courtyards and this one met my expectations. The lobby has been renovated to reflect the new Courtyard motif, and they have added a cafe to now serve dinner, in addition to breakfast. But as one reviewer already noted, there are plentyof places to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner all within walking distance.
This is a convenient location, because of the closeness to restaurants, but also because it is close to TCU and the Fort Worth Zoo. Being adjacent to the river also means there is a beautiful walking/hiking/biking trail that is easily accessible to those who stay here.
Check in was quick and easy. The room was a typical Courtyard room, with a king size bed that I had requested. I thought the room was clean and I had no problems with spiders or any other insects in the room.
I did see where there is no elevator in this hotel. This is only the second Courtyard where I've stayed without an elevator; the other being in Atlanta. So if you are traveling with a lot of luggage, or you or someone else in your party needs access to an elevator, you should ask for a room on the first floor, or choose somewhere else to stay.
There have been some reviewers complaining about the train noise. Yes, this property is located very close to a major train yard with trains coming and going 24/7. And as required by law, they must blow their whistles when they are coming up on a traffic crossing. But my room faced the interior courtyard and with my air conditioner going, I never heard any train noise or whistles. Plus, when I checked in, the front desk agent told me they were upgrading all the windows to make them noise proof. I may have been in one of those recently renovated rooms. I don't know and I didn't ask.
Internet is free here. There was a big screen HDTV with plenty of HD channels to choose from. The lobby had free newspapers every day, including surprisingly, the rather big Sunday Fort Worth paper,
I will be back visiting my son and I will definitely stay at this place again. Just have to make sure it is not when TCU football is playing at home!
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October 16, 2012
Dear Tony PCT
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Thank you so much for your feedback on our hotel. We are greatful to you for your business and I just wanted to hi light some recent changes we have made. We have replaced all of our exterior windows this past summer and it has made a big difference in the train noise. Also we have renovated all of our guestrooms to include all new carpet, paint, artwork etc. One of the items we are really proud of is all the new 15 inch posturpedic mattresses which promote an awesome nights sleep. The next time you are in town to visit your son at TCU you will be able to experience all of these changes.
Thank you again for staying with us we really appreciate your business.
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