Stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott for a destination wedding at a nearby Farm. Who knew that there would be so many weddings in July and that Frederick was the place to be! There were 3 other wedding groups in the hotel the same weekend. We could tell because all 3 weddings had 'welcome bags' left at the desk. They had to sort through them to find ours! I have to give it to the management of the Courtyard because they did not confuse us. The hotel was big enough to support all of three groups! Anyway, our rooms were very nice, but identical to other Courtyards across the country. The Bistro was typical. Service was very nice throughout the hotel. The backyard area had a nice waterfall with couches around it, we visited with each other over the course of the two days we were there. Located not more than 5 minutes from the Francis Scott Key Mall (wonder what Francis Scott Key would think about having a shopping mall named after him) -- this was good because we forgot things we needed for the weekend. And there were lots of interesting restaurants in the area and another strip mall within walking distance.