The Courtyard near DFW offers a great alternative to dated hotels in the area. Today with courtyards, you need to pay attention to the date of the last refresh. Don't get me wrong, I generally prefer the courtyard over other chains to make sure I have a comfortable stay. Some have been well updated with furnishings, electronics and dining to improve the visit.
The DFW Airport location is new this year and both the rooms and common areas are up to date. Comfortable and roomy. The lobby offers multiple areas to meet, watch TV or dine. Although the "cafe" is not a full service restaurant, for a traveller, it is good to know that you can grab a cooked meal without making another stop.
Outside with the fire pit and fountain, it makes for a comfortable escape provided you can avoid the heat and planes landing in Dallas.
i have stayed several nights since it was opened and had several minor items which I associate with staff development. One plus is that airport shuttle can avoid a lot of trouble navigating the DFW terminals or rental car complex.