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“Great stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard Novato Marin/Sonoma

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Courtyard Novato Marin/Sonoma
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Novato
Certificate of Excellence
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249 reviews
137 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Great stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2012

we selected this hotel as a stop for our long trip from LA to Seattle. It was a great choice. It was very comfortable, modern ad had all the right amemeties.

Room Tip: right off hiway 101
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

I checked into this hotel on a dark and stormy night (ok, it wasn't stormy but it was rainy). The lobby was curiously empty except for the cheerful clerk at the front desk. I then realized the Giants-49ers playoff game was in the 3rd period. Not a time to mention I'm from NYC. Ouch.

The room was comfy with all the amenities, nice and clean, great TV, free wi-fi, plenty of workspace.

If I had one slight disappointment it would be that I was hoping for a full-service restaurant, and although the bistro did offer a nice selection, I would have liked to have had room service with all the trimmings. That said, the young man who prepared my burger did a very nice job, and it was very good.

I did ask the front desk clerk if there were any local restaurants that delivered, and she promptly gave me some menus, but they were all for pizza places. Being from NY, I cannot in all good conscious eat a California-style pizza :) Hence my meal in the hotel's bistro.

I would stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Barnet, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

After a three night stay a few weeks ago, I can easily say that this hotel is fine. It offers comfortable accommodation and is within 30/40 mins from San Francisco. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: A good place to shop for groceries is Safeway - located in the complex behind the hotel. The complex...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Craig S
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Northern California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

I'm a commercial driver, and I was looking to lay over at this Courtyard. I wasn't even given the chance to park the 26-foot bobtail truck I was in so that I could check in and find out about suitable parking -- never mind that it was about 1 in the afternoon in a nearly empty parking lot.

An employee appeared in my side mirror and waved at me to keep on moving. He didn't approach to ask why I was parking or to direct me to a spot more appropriate to the large vehicle I drove; he just assumed I had no need to be there. And he just stood near the rear of the truck, waving me away.

So my money and I left. I then called the Novato front desk and received an indifferent response ... Being hostile to commercial drivers. Hmmm. Not a great idea.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

The Marriott Courtyard chain is not meant to be the Ritz. It's not even meant to be the Marriott! What it is meant to be is a nice, comfortable "working" hotel designed for transient travelers and business folks. In that this property (managed by Marriott itself) succeeds on every level. Pleasant, clean and convenient it met all my needs at the time. What made this property notch higher was the staff. Everyone I met greeted me with a smile and a positive attitude.

Nice job, Marriott!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey, California
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95 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

The location of this Courtyard has great access for car racing, wine tasting, or antique hunting. The hotel itself is clean, quiet and comfortable. The room we had was as expected. No frills but very clean and quiet. The staff was great...friendly and informative. Breakfast the next morning was yummy. Loved my cappucino and healthy start breakie.

We did not use it but there is a very handy airport shuttle station right across the street. This would be very useful for any travelers that are flying.

All in all...a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Texas
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

Well kept; nice Bistro on-site and very close to great dining.

Rooms were in excellent condition and despite close proximity to freeway, no noise problem whatsoever.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Courtyard Novato Marin/Sonoma

Property: Courtyard Novato Marin/Sonoma
Address: 1400 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949-6278
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Location: United States > California > Marin County > Novato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Novato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Novato Marin/Sonoma 3*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gateway to the Wine Country, Sonoma Raceway, and business communities of Novato and San Rafael, our hotel is designed to serve both leisure and business guests. To remain productive during your stay, take advantage of our innovative lounge, which includes private media booths, community tables, an interactive GoBoard, and 24-hour Starbucks coffee. Our plush mattresses with downy bedding, ergonomic desk chairs, indoor spa, fitness center, and heated pool provide the essential level of comfort and convenience you deserve during your stay. And if that's not enough, you can multiply your options with the convenience of the MarinAirporter and local shopping and dining alternatives within walking distance! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma Hotel Novato
Courtyard Novato Marin/Sonoma CA - Marin County
Novato Marriott
Novato Courtyard

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