Marriott did an excellent job of rehabbing this property. Its gorgeous. Then they installed a food court-style deli counter instead of an actual restaurant. And its woefully understaffed. They had one person working the "restaurant". This one person had to work the front counter, be the bartender, clean tables, and then go back into the kitchen and cook the food. Seriously. Most folks were forced across the street to local restaurants to eat and drink. That is the last thing I'm interested in doing after driving 10 hours. This is a downtown, urban joint. It needs real food, the atmosphere is more than here already. Its heart-wrenching how awesome this place could be if only Marriott would have a real menu, full bar & room service available. The seating area has booths that have their own flatscreen TVs & remotes so you can watch what you like, a bar table with living greens as a runner, and several freestanding tables.
The city view was very cool at night, and we found the hotel to be very quiet. The beds were comfortable, but I have to question the wisdom of putting the HVAC closet 2' from the head of the bed. The employees were all very nice despite being forced to do the work of 3 people each, and the rooms were very nicely appointed.
If you don't mind going across the street to eat or being extremely limited to what is available on site food & drink-wise, you will likely love this new grand old dame.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Amarillo Downtown is where History Meets Modern Courtyard! The historic Fisk Building, built in 1927, was fully renovated and opened as the Courtyard Amarillo Downtown on December 31, 2010. Located in the heart of Downtown Amarillo and featuring 107 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, the Courtyard Amarillo Downtown showcases the new Courtyard Refreshing Business Design with the Bistro Restaurant proudly serving Starbucks Coffee. Visit us and allow us the opportunity to show you Amarillo Hospitality at its finest. ... more less
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- Courtyard Amarillo Downtown Hotel Amarillo