We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good, central location...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Tacoma Downtown

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Courtyard Tacoma Downtown to your Saves list
Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel packages
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Earn Rewards Points
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Burlingame, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good, central location...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The hotel is located right across the street from the Convention Center. There are plenty of dining options within walking distance so another plus. It's about a block off of Pacific Ave. so the traffic noise is not too bad. Very professional and courteous staff. Parking is not too expensive and they do have valet parking as well. Breakfast buffet is $11.95 which is not too bad considering the omelet bar that is included. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Being located next to the Convention Center makes it easy for conference goers to get to their meetings quickly. Another benefit of our location is that we are on the free light rail line that runs through downtown to theaters, museums, shop and more. Thank you for the nice comments about our staff - they appreciate it!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

201 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    85
    86
    17
    6
    7
See reviews for
50
31
13
91
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (46)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
port orford, oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This hotel is clean and comfortable, but close to major roads. It was just too noisy to sleep! In addition, the room next door had a party going on all night. People were running up and down the hall, laughing and slamming doors. The location is good, and the staff is wonderful. Breakfast is available but expensive. The wifi is free, but it is very slow. All in all, adequate, but I am sure that there are better hotels in this city. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
I am glad you found the rooms clean and comfortable. However, I am sorry your stay was disrupted by noisy guests. I will contact you directly to discuss further. Your satisfaction is important to me!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is my opinion from a business perspective, I can see how it would be skewed if you were spending 2 days in downtown tacoma and everything is within walking distance, if that is the case, then this place is ok. If you aren't, then I would stay somewhere else.

The rooms are very nice, clean, and have extra outlets by the bed for charging phones (big plus). I did have a small refridgerator and microwave as well. I had a really noisy heater, so did another guy, but maybe we were just really unlucky.

$12 for a Courtyard breakfast is just not realistic. Much better to walk somewhere or stay in Puyallup's Fairfield and get a free breakfast. Also the gym was just way too small for this size of a hotel. 2 treadmills, a recline bike, and a elliptical machine with some weights in the back that you can't even get to when there is a single person trying to use them.

If you need to be downtown in Tacoma, this makes sense. If not, I'd go elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
I'm glad you enjoyed your clean room and the thoughtful amenities like additional outlets for cell phones and computers. I'm sorry to hear the heater was noisy. Once maintenance issues are reported to our Front Desk staff, we send a request to our maintenance team for service or repairs. We appreciate your business!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed here for two nights at the beginning of January on a trip to visit family in Tacoma. Its location is fantastic - it is literally close to everything you would want to do in Tacoma - my two very young children were with me, and we were easily able to walk to the University of Washington Tacoma campus, the Museum of Glass, The Spaghetti Factory and the Tacoma Children's Museum, all of which they enjoyed. As we were there during the holidays, there was even a community ice rink set up right next door! We stayed in room 505 and it was quite a bit larger than your standard hotel room, and it even had a good-sized sitting area with a couch and a couple of chairs. It also had a fantastic city and mountain view. This hotel also has some great perks - they put out free apples and oranges during the day (great for kids who need a snack), they have wonderful complimentary coffee all day, they serve cookies in the afternoon, and they have a large library of DVDs that can be borrowed free of charge - my kids had a great time choosing two movies to borrow. They also have a nice swimming pool that is no deeper that 3 feet, 6 inches, which was nice because my son could play around in the whole pool and know that there wasn't any place where his feet didn't touch. We will definitely be staying here again!

Room Tip: We had room 505 - I think the rooms on that side of the building would have the best view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! Other fun, family-oriented things to do include the living animal park (Northwest Trek) and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. It would be a pleasure to have you stay again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed here for an extended stay for work and although the rooms were comfortable enough, some details made it a real problem. The biggest was the internet access, which was ridiculously slow regardless of whether you were plugged in or going over wifi. Slow to the point that my Citrix-based access to my work network was impossible to use. I can't remember having such a problem in over ten years.

The other real issue was the restaurant, which was neither here nor there. Only breakfast, and that was done badly. It was basically an expensive ($12/day) buffet where you paid (and tipped) a waitress to walk over to the same place you were going to get your eggs or bagel and pour you a glass of juice from a machine (you could get eggs to order, too).

The elevators were ridiculously slow during any kind of rush times. The elevator problem is exacerbated by the fact that it's a two-story lobby with the main part on the second floor --- lots of folks hit "1" and then realized they really wanted "2," taking the elevators on an unneeded journey to the bottom each time. Some better signage might help that, though the real issue is the speed of the elevators themselves. It's only a 7-floor hotel.

Otherwise the hotel is a pretty standard Courtyard. Comfortable room, very clean. The staff were friendly, particularly the housekeeping folks. Oh, and actual tv, not LodgeNet, which is always nice.

Bottom line: it's got a convenient location, but until the internet issue is fixed, I'd never use it for work again.

Room Tip: Stay on the third floor at one of the ends, and you can use the stairs instead of the elevators, whi...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank for your comments. Use of the internet keeps growing by leaps and bounds with the use of cell phone apps, downloadable games and movies, iPads and other technology. I am happy to announce we are currently in the process of adding 5 times the amount of our current band width. Hopefully this will put us ahead of the demand for it.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellevue, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The location is too close to the major highway and train. We simply can't sleep for the night. We only spent one night there, but wish we hadn't. We left early in the morning. Maybe there are some rooms not so noisy, I wish I did more research beforehand.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
I'm sorry you didn't get a good night's sleep! Rooms on the water or mountain side of the hotel, especially on floor 4 and above, are the best for light sleepers at our hotel. But asking for a high floor in general doesn't always get you a quiet room, depending on the city and whether you are near an airport. When I travel, I try to stay away from rooms next to vending or ice machines because they can be noisy, too, I suggest mentioning you need a quiet room at check-in so the Front Desk staff can get you the best room available for your needs. Thank you!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is a very pleasant hotel with a friedly staff at a very good price.

The rooms are nice and clean, and we got a nice room with a maginificant view of mount rainier. The hotel is located within a walking distance of the muesums.

It also has a nice small heated pool so the kids really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
UrbanLady, Director of Sales at Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
I'm so glad your children had a chance to enjoy the pool. One of our favorite museum is the Children's Museum just across the street. It is entertaining for kids and adults alike. Plus, they have an espresso bar and healthy snacks.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Courtyard Tacoma Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Courtyard Tacoma Downtown

Address: 1515 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Location: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Tacoma
#4 Business Hotel in Tacoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Tacoma Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Upscale design and down-home comforts meld perfectly at this urban hotel. Situated in the heart of downtown, Courtyard is just steps from museums, restaurants and the Tacoma Convention Center. With European-style spa and salon as well as award-winning restaurant, pool and fitness center under one roof, your choices for relaxation abound. In-room executive desk, complimentary wi-fi, DVD player, large HD TV screen, microwave, mini-refrigerator and Marriott Plush Bedding make traveling a pleasure for both business and leisure. Walking/biking trails and waterfront activities are just minutes away. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Orbitz, Marriott, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Courtyard Tacoma Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Courtyard Tacoma Downtown Hotel Tacoma
Tacoma Courtyard
Tacoma Marriott

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.