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“Serviceable Courtyard that is right off the freeway and convenient to Oakland, Berkeley and Napa Valley” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Courtyard Richmond Berkeley
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Serviceable Courtyard that is right off the freeway and convenient to Oakland, Berkeley and Napa Valley”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

This Courtyard is located in Richmond, which does not have the best reputation. The good thing is that the it is right off the freeway in an area with a lot of greenery and trees so it feels like it is in a nice suburb. Still, some of the crowd was interesting and different from what you would experience at a lot of Courtyards.

Pros: Location is surprisingly convenient (Berkeley and Oakland are both very close and it is not that far from Napa Valley), room rates are reasonable for a Bay Area Marriott brand hotel (still, getting to SF requires getting though the heavily congested Bay Bridge), comfortable hotel

Cons: Location felt safe, but Richmond has a bad reputation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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  • 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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Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Very much in the Courtyard mold. Nothing particularly surprising. Slightly odd layout for the room. Opening the bathroom door all the way blocked the main entrance to the room. Working space was usual Courtyard standard pull-out desk, which I like.

Uncharacteristically, the TV turned out to be problematic. You'd think that you could always get the morning news on a major network. No such luck. The digital picture kept losing the signal. Reported it to the front desk, and got a "we're sorry."

I also reported that there was a heavy smell of cigarette smoke on my floor. The response I got to that was, "Yeah, we're trying to find out who's doing it. When we do, we'll take care of it." How hard can it be? Evidently too hard, because it remained for my entire stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have been a long term guest at the courtyard on business. From day one, the in room DSL has been nothing but high speed. I have a brand new mac book pro and my internet runs slower than dial up. Forget about watching local tv; ABC CBS NBC FOX... because they won't pick up. All the front desk says is they are working on it. This has been going on for 4 weeks now. If you want to eat at their Bistro, you better bring your wallet and no continental breakfast!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jason B
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Denver, Colorado
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936 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

I have stayed at this property numerous times and it is a very nice update of an older property. The lobby is based upon the new Courtyard model which is comfortable, clean, and well laid out. Customer service is always efficient, while not necessarily as "nice" as I would like to see them be. The location is easy to access being right off the interstate and near some decent restaurants. The rooms are very typical Courtyard rooms and if you get one high enough and on the right side of the building you even get a water view!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank cubfaninco
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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

I am a Marriott Platinum member, so I stay at a lot of Courtyard's. This one is one of the better. Mainly because of the staff and service. I had dinner twice in the bar/restaurant and received good food and great service. It is a basic Courtyard menu, but they don't treat it that way here. Rooms and lobby are the new, redesigned look of Courtyard and the workout room - although small - had new equipment, and TV's on the treadmills and stair stepper. They also offered earbuds, unexpected at a Courtyard. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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700 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Don't expect elegance, but it is a good business traveler hotel for the area. The breakfast bar served some good food. The food manager in the morning really had things organized well and kept going along very well. The exercise room was OK, but only 1 of the treadmills was working.

Room Tip: Request a room on the back side away from the parking lots. There isn't much trafiic noise at ni...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've stayed at this hotel numerous times this year on business (10+ different stays). As a frequent business traveler (+125 nights annually), I've found that this hotel provides excellent service (employee's even remember my name), a very good value for the money, and it enables me to get access area businesses quickly. I was at first skeptical because of the area, but in all my visits I have not had one issue...not in the parking lot, inside the hotel, etc...I would recommend this hotel for business travelers.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms closer to the elevator. Shorter walk, but you do not hear elevator activity. Also, for...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Property: Courtyard Richmond Berkeley
Address: 3150 Garrity Way, Richmond, CA 94806-1983 (Formerly Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Richmond/Berkeley)
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Location: United States > California > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Richmond Berkeley 3*
Number of rooms: 149
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Richmond Courtyard
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